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red mail Barrett family,
I am a direct descendant of the Barrett' s in Berkshire. Albert Barrett born 1879 is my great grand father. Joseph Barrett born 1898 was my 1st cousin 2x removed. Rhoda Ellen Barrett born 1868 was my 1st cousin 3x removed and lived on Nalder Hill. Mary Ann Barrett born 1851 was my great grand aunt born in Speen moved to Hoe Benham. The Barrett family also went on to live in Wantage, Hoe Benham, Bagshot, Lamborne, Welford, Wickham Heath, Burnham and Sherborne. I also know that the Barrett family were of Romany Gypsy descendant. We found out only recently that my father had another brother Sidney George Barrett, born in london, believed to have since died (1999 in Palmers, wantage area), he married a Mabel Jean Goodenough. we have no idea whether they went onto have any children or not, so would be our direct cousins. If anyone can help it would be great. we dont know where he's buried either?
red mail WITTS (RIDGEBY)
John Witts born Shalbourne 1816 married to Charlotte born Speen 1814, children John 1843, Charlotte 1846, Catherine 1856, George 1858 all born Speen. Family began to use name Ridgeby Witts around 1871. Any information gratefully received.
red mail Allen Frank - Family Of
Please can you help me? I am trying to trace my ancestors in order to draw up a family tree. My Father came from the Greenham/Newbury area. I have his birth certificate which states Born 29 May 1907 Hillsden, Oxford Street U.D. Name Frank Allen Father John Cope Occupation Coachman (domestic) Mother Rosa Bessie Cope formerly ALLEN Residence Shaw House Stables, Shaw, Newbury Registered Birth 2 August 1907 Newbury Berkshire I have been told that Frank was brought up by his Grandfather ? Allen on Knights Bridge View Farm, Crookham Common. I cannot find any trace of this farm in all my searches. I also know that Grandfather Allen ( who I never met) had several other children, Lydia, Sally, Bessie, Alice, Lucy and 2 boys, unfortunately I do not know of the birth order or what the boys were called. Lucy married a George Webber and had 2 children, Millicent and Fred. As a child I called Millicent Aunty Milly and visited her and her father quite often as they had moved to my then home town of Abingdon. Frank Allen married Annie Pearce of Abingdon, in 1936 and they had 1 daughter, me Margaret. He died in 1980. On the marriage certificate his father was listed as Fred Allen.
red mail Lawrence - Meakin
I am looking for any information about these two family names both known to have been in the Speen/Newbury area mid 1800's before they moved to Cumberland
red mail Johnson Family
Looking for Phillip Johnson, born about 1791, d. 1858 in Speen. He married Charlotte (d. 1884) from Thatcham and they had at least 9 children, including Thomas (b. 1827 in Newbury)
red mail Winterbournes of Speen
James WINTERBOURNE (born 1714, Wantage - died May 1789, Speen) m. September 30, 1736 to Mary Taylor (born 1716, Speen - died 1779, Speen). James, remarried on August 21, 1780, to Sarah Noon (born about 1759) and remained in Speen. James Winterbourne and Mary (Taylor)'s children (all christened in Speen): Richard, born 1737, christened April 10, 1737 James, born 1738, christened March 4, 1738 Elizabeth, born 1741, christened November 1, 1741 Robert, born 1744, christened September 16, 1744 (buried May 10, 1800) William, born 1747, christened November 15, 1747 Sarah, born 1750, christened September 9, 1750 Elizabeth Winterbourne married James Mackabee (born about 1737 - Speen), May 19, 1764, in Speen. Sarah married William Carter (born about 1746 - Speen) Robert married Winifred Ansell (born about 1755 - Stock Cross, Speen) July 12, 1779 Looking for any additional information. Thank you!
red mail death John Holder
Death certificate for John Holder, died March 1885 aged 65, father of William Holder of Speen, to be given away to first family historian to contact me; charity donation welcome.
red mail Thomas Palmer
Baptised Speen in 1777. Married Mary Carter in Speen on 28th December 1796.
red mail GOATLEY
THOMAS GOATLEY was married to Amelia Waters in June 1806 and died in May 1819. His children were Lucy, who called herself Louisa, Thomas, George, Elizabeth and James. Louisa married William Charles Stanley and lived in St Marylebone. Her father is descended from Daniel Goatley.
red mail Blanchard
Diana Blanchard b. 1781(pas. John Blanchard/Hannah Adams of Speen) married 1)Wm Bosher of Bramley, Hampshire 1800, 2)Moses Mason of Furzon Hill, StockCroft in Speen, CofE . 1841 Speen Census gr-son Charles Henry Boshier age 14, living with his grandparents Moses and Diana Mason. Any info appreciated.

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