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County town: Cambridge
Other major towns: Wisbech
Origins of Name: Cambridgeshire,Bridge over River Granta , Anglo Saxon/ Brittonic. Isle of Ely, Eel District, Anglo Saxon.
Population 1801: Cam...
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red mail Finding obituaries for Cambridge
I an looking for a newspaper obituary for Francis Roughton Summers died 1978 in Cambridge newspapers. I am completely confused by directions i have been given as they do not seem to lead to what I want. They say obituaries can be viewed free. Does anyone know how to access them? Many thanks.
red mail HORNER
Looking for information on WILLIAM HORNER bn 1816 in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire. WILLIAM is the son of WILLIAM HORNER (1796) and MARY BELLAMY. William married Anna Allpress in 1839 and they had two children, William (1839) and Mary (1841). We are looking for the whereabouts of William (1816). In the 1841 census William (1839) was living with his grandparents. What happened to William and Anna is the question. Did they leave Cambridgeshire and relocate to another area? Why did they leave their children behind ? William (1839) subsequently emigrated to the United States with his family - living in Cuyahoga, Ohio. Any help would be appreciated.
red mail Cambridgeshire Scrapbooks
I have indexed Cambridgeshire newspapers between 1897 and 1990 seeking information not previously available. These have been published online via Internet Archive. There are also specific scrapbooks for a number of villages including Manea, Haddenham, Sutton, Chatteris, Littleport and Soham amongst others. I hope you find them of use. Do let me know if I can assist further Mike
red mail Cross family-Prickwillow
Looking for MARIA CROSS 1848 m/f James 1820/1 and Charlotte Cross, and NATHAN CROSS 1844.
red mail Arnold
Looking for any details on Frank Arnold born 1888 Swaffham Prior believed married Edith Hanton(?). Also Sidney Arnold born1891 Swaffham Prior believed married Ellen Harbour. Also Charles Albert Arnold born 1893 Swaffham Prior These were brothers of my grandfather, Arthur Daisley Arnold (1883-1970).Their parents were Robert and Elizabeth Arnold. Would appreciate any info on Frank, Sidney and Charles so that I can fill in some gaps on my family tree!
red mail CLARKE CLARK Richard b.c1831
IS THERE ANYONE UP TO SOLVING A PUZZLE.? I still have a solid roadblock after all these years. Still searching for a baptism or other early record of Richard CLARK(E), b. c1831, NPE it appears, son of Eliza CLARKE b1810 who was daughter of William CLARKE and Mary HANCOCK CLARKE of Fulbourn CAMBS. "My" Richard was born in the UK, probably Cambs, most likely around Fulbourn, but he migrated to Australia 1856/7, married and died there. His history from the time of first census in UK 1841 is fairly solid paper (his mother Eliza married a James HART so in 1841 as a child he was shown as Richard HART of the household). Eliza died 1845 a few days after a childbirth, and Richard was already out of the household, and a CLARKE - apparently by his choice. Richard's younger brother Alfred, also NPE and before Eliza married HART, IS recorded in the Fulbourn church records, as are many CLARKE and HANCOCK BMDs. But I can't find Richard anywhere. Why Alfred and not Richard? AND it is not even sure if they are full blood brothers at this stage. Maybe Eliza was "sent for a holiday" to another family away from the village to have Richard. They were all working class, but Eliza did work as a house servant, which also could explain the missing record. It's a mystery. Please read my Profile for the "long story". I have done every DNA test (FTDNA), in the hope that a close match eventually turns up to point to the father's family name. The closest names so far, but a few 100 years further back, so just distant cousins at best, are WILSON BARTON PARKER and DAVENPORT. I'd love to hear from anyone, before I'm family history too. I started this search in 1979. :-D
red mail MOLE
Looking for information on charles Mole bc 1841 Cambridge parents possibly William/Eliza.Charles married Ann Elizabeth Smith,1875, one daughter Annie Elizabeth born 1879. Ann died 1881 charles then married Annie Maria Harrod/Hawood 1886. 1881 Census showed Charles Mole a Carriage Fitter widow, living at 4 Beechy Place Cambridge with Minnie Eliza Stepdaughter, Hannah fairweather his Mother in law and Annie Elizabeth. Charles probably died 1902 aged 60 years. Information on any of these family members would be much appreciated. Hannah Fairweather was my Gt.grandmother.
red mail George Unwin
George Unwin, who may have lost his life during the First World War, played football for Cambridge St Mary's (1904-08) and Cambridge Town (1908-09). Can anybody please help with any information.
red mail S Hetherington
A Cambridge University, S Hetherington played football for Cambridge Town before the First World War. Can anybody help with any information on him. Think be died during the First World War.
red mail Serjeant Copeland
There was a Serjeant Copeland of the R.F.A. who played football for Cambridge Town from 1908 to 1910. Can anybody please help with more details.
red mail SPARROW
SPARROW family in Ely/ Isle of Ely. John SPARROW B. 1774 Isle of Ely. Wife unknown but son was matthew SPARROW B. 1804-1806 Ely, (Occupation: Brickmaker) married (m.) susan ALLEN 8 Nov 1832, St Mary, Ely Cambridge. susan B. 1811 D. 1846 (in childbirth) children: 1) john SPARROW B. 1833 m. susan surname?, 2) william B. 1836 D. 1877 m. matilda francis PARKER B. 1840 D. 1912 ,3) james B. 1839 4)matthew sparrow B. 1841 D. 1843 & 5) mary sparrow B. 1844 D. 1921(occ:servant). AFTER SUSAN'S DEATH 1846, Matthew remarried - rebekah SINDLE m. 1852 Ely. Their children: 1) Emma B. 1854, 2) Sarah B. 1856, 3)Charles B. 1857 m. Susan E. MELBOURNE, 4) Herbert B. 1863 m. Emily DRIVER, 5) Hellen B. 1867, & 6) Thomas B. 1870. Matthew died 1898 in Chesterton. Any information appreciated.Thankyou- David
red mail Fanny thimbleby setchell
She was born in 1844 in Wimblington. I have all the family details. I know she was a servant in 1861. By 1871 she is in London with her children as Fanny Skinner widow of Daniel. I cant find anywhere her marriage to him-has anyone any clues please?
I am trying to find some information on William Emson, born circa 1764 in Cambridgeshire, (I think). I know that he married Elizabeth French in 1796, and that he died in 1849. I was hoping to find his date and place of birth, and his parents. Thanks.
red mail Cambridgeshire/Suffolk
Searching for Mary Mason born abt 1757 died 1826 in Soham. She married John Banyard in 1789 in Soham
red mail Daphne Mary Clarke
hi I am desperately seeking my aunt Daphne Clarke who was born in Kings Lynn in 1939 and her mother was Doris Hilda Clarke I believe she is still in the area so if anyone knows how to contact her or where she is please please get in touch
K M Oliver -- Milliner/Drapers shop
I have a very old photo with a lady and young boy outside a Milliners shop called K M Oliver . As my fathers family came from Ely, Cambridgeshire and named Oliver i wondered if thiis shop rings a bell with anyone. I would be interested to hear from you. My father said it was family but who?
red mail Edwards henry
Looking for details of Henry Edwards c1801 born either in the Harston district, which could include Fowlmere or Coton. He married lydia Scott in 1822, they ran The Plough in Coton until their deaths in 1844. Grateful for any help.
red mail John Holmes born October 27, 1824
I am researching my great-great-great grandfather John Holmes born in Cambridgeshire England. I do not know his parents or the vilage/town he was born in. He married Eliza Haines from Lincolnshire. They were married in Boston England in 1851 and immigrated to the USA in 1851 to White Pigeon, Michigan. They came to Dakota County, Douglas township south of Hastings MN in 1855 and were pioneer farmers in that area. I would really like to find both sets of parents with names, dates, and occupation.
red mail BASS
Looking for my ancestors: Grandad - Sydney George Bass (Holme)b1921 GGrandad - Ernest Bass (Holme) A bit wooly after this please can anyone shed some light on Ernest's father (possibly Walter Bass - married Hannah Reeves)
John William Hunting & Clara Matilda Goodenough
Hi. I am trying to find out any information about my great great grandparents - John William Hunting 1866-1940 & his wife Clara Matilda Goodenough 1863-1913. John's birth was registered in Northamptonshire and Clara's in Cambridgeshire but both ended up living in Essex. Would love to hear from anyone who is related or researching the same family tree.
red mail Amelia Purkis
Hi. Tracing my family tree and hit a brick wall. Amelia Purkis (born 1848) was the daughter of John & Mary Purkis. (born c1820 and c1818 respectively). They also had at least 3 other children Joseph, Thomas and Rebecca born between 1843 & 1850 approx. They are listed on 1851 census records but the family then seems to disappear. If anyone has any information relating to this family I would be interested to hear from you. Amelia married John Bradford circa 1865 and continued to live in Cambridgeshire.
red mail Looking for info on John Willis
John Willis born ely 1810. His father was John Willis a chimney sweep. Married to a Mary? I am trying to locate some info on John and Mary. Her maiden name. When they married etc. I have been unable to get any other info except for john jnr birth in 1810. Did they come to this parish from elsewhere? Any help appreciated. Thank you.
red mail norman family
Any information on Richard Norman born in Cottenham,Cambridgeshire in 1590.
red mail thomas radford
looking for any family of thomas radford born Oakington ??cambridgeshire abt 1829, was a butchers labourer .Think father could be william and mother ann ?? . Father was dec at time of arrival. And Ann was 65yrs on the 1851 census. Came to australia i think 29 july 1854 on 'plantagenet. Any help appreciated , Could be on wrong track. My husbands family. thanks kath
red mail William and Susan Moore born c. 1810
William Moore,b.c.1809 in Cottenham, Cambridgeshire and his wife Susan (nee Tansley),b.c.1811 in Lambeth, Surrey, had 9 children - Hannah,b.c.1836 in Greenwich, Kent, Sarah D,b.c.1840 , Benjamin,b.c.1841,John,b.c.1844, Elizabeth,b.c.1845,Susan,b.c.1848,Richard,b.c.1850, William,b.c.1852 all in Lambeth, and Ann,b.c.1855 in Edmonton, Middlesex. Richard was my gt grandfather and married Clara Field, daughter of David Field and Clara Hastwell. Any connections?
red mail Frances Leete
I would like information on the family of Frances Leete who married Edwin Thomas Fuller of Leicestershire.
red mail Violet Pearce
has anyone any information on Violet Florence Marcella Pearce, born 28/10/1885, died 9/3/1974. married Walter Henry Canham in 1907. Walter was born in 1885 and died 1/11/1957. both lived in Fowelmere, (once spelt Fowelmire). any help much appreciated.
Looking for the parents of John Hardley born abt 1807 Cambridgeshire. He married Elizabeth Skelton born abt 1810. The lived at 45 Delph Street, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks......Kaye
red mail Mary Aleth 1760
I am looking for a Mary Aleth born around 1760 in Cambridgeshire. She married Henry Elborn in Dec 1781. I believe they lived in the Whittlesford area.
red mail Holliday, Dean, Deans,
George Holliday (my g.grandfather's brother) - in 1861 he was working in Cambridgeshire as a Carpenter and was single, by 1868 he had emigrated to the USA. His g.g.g.grandson says he first married an Elizabeth Dean/e/s prior to emigrating, but we can find no trace of this marriage. Any help gratefully received.
red mail Little Gransden Cambridgeshire
I am looking for Joseph Smith who married Elizabeth Watts (born 1770)9 Sep 1793 in Little Gransden. They had 5 children in this village Samuel 1794 George 1799 Sarah 1805 Henry 1801 William 1813 I do not have any info as to where Joseph was born. Any help to fill this gap will be gratefully received.
red mail Vinsen
I have a reasonable amount of information about the Vinsen family who mainly came from Cambridgeshire. Henry Vinsen b c1808 married Mary Anne Blinkhorn b c1809 of Ely.They married in Bury St Edmonds. Henry's parents were William Vinsen and Mary Howe. Henry and Mary Anne had 9 living children that we have know of. Our branch is through their son Walter and his son Percy who married Florence Keer. If anyone has any further information on anyone related to these people I would love to hear from you.
red mail proctor fred
my G Grandfather born 1852 march cambridgeshire,married alice e. howes. had 2sons & 1 daughter alice frederick & arthur.I know arthur went to fight in the Boar War,and stayed in africa afterwards.any info would be welcome.
red mail Robinson/Burton family
I'm looking for information on Susan Burton (3/3/1830-7/3/1905) born in Cambridgeshire and her husband David Robinson (17/6/1820-16/2/1880) from Bradford, Yorkshire, married in Bradford abt 1847.
red mail KIRTON, KEARNEY, BARCLAY, in Cambridge?
I found an old purse in a charity shop in the grafton centre in Cambridge, Cambs. It contains several old photos and notes and I can only imagine that the elderly lady who owned it has passed away and the purse has been discarded by mistake. amongst the photos are: 1. photo of 2 elderly ladies.... one dark, one grey/white with glasses, with younger dark woman, Compton Acres, 30th birthday, 1976 on back. clipping of Riverside estate ALEXANDRIA, Scotland re funfair causing old folks home misery 3. Letter to dairymen asking for cooperation over milk bottle fillers of 2 older ladies, same as in pic 1, marked Bournemouth, May 1976 5. card from the shore, Millisle, from Joan and Timmy 6. pic of 3 children, boy and 2 older girls, all dark-ish and under 8 years at a guess, June 1976 7. diary page, Oct 1965, speaking of TOM DAVIDSON, CAROLINE (Daughter?). 8. pic of youngsters in Douglas IOM, 1931 9. pic of dark haired young woman, aged approx 20+, marked G KEARNEY, 21st July 1935 10.professionally taken pic of MISS M KIRTON, Douglas IOM, Sept 1923, (pretty dark haired young woman about 20 years old) 11.Pic of 2 young women, both dark haired, BARCLAYS ROCK, 1935 12. hand painted picture of a rose, marked V M BARCLAY, May 1928 These are a few of the items discovered... the rest carry no details. If anyone feels that they recognise them or can help me locate the family of the owner of the purse, please contact me
red mail cambridge
looking for anyone who knew a sam hart of cambridge england he was an electrician . he lived on a street called york street for many years . also his family sisters brothers etc thanks
red mail truro cornwall
looking for a lady called florence lucetta cundy.who was married to my father victor douglas hart . they lived in a small town called truro in cornwall . they are known to have had children. they where not married long any info would be apreciated thanks ps time during the WW11 thanks
red mail Rowell relations
I am researching the Rowell family who lived in the Cambridgeshire area. William Rowell was born in Long Stanton in 1738. He and his wife Angess Green had a son John Rowell born in 1738 . John married Elizabeth Galltrop. Their son William Rowell was born 1767 in Stretham and married Elizabeth Day .Their son William Rowell was born in 1803at Stretham and married Ann Bull from Waterbeach. Their son Levitt Colin Rowell was born in 1839 and married Jane Murfitt. My husband is a descendant of Levitt's son William born 1862. William married Charlotte and had six boys, Albert, William, Edward, George, Stanley and Horace. Albert Colin Rowell was born in 1890 in Croydon and immigrated to Australia with his English wife (Alice Kezia Branch) in 1913.If you are related or can help me please contact me.
John Tegerdine was a coal merchant who owned a fruit farm estate close to Wisbich in the 1880s, the area was at one time called the "new lands." Seeking any and all information about this family and descendants. Some children of John and Elizabeth are William (b. 1861), Jane, Abraham, Jacob, John, Robert, and Henry. Wife Elizabeth died in 1871 in Wisbich.
red mail Simpkin, Ling, Curtis, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk
I am searching for info on John Simpkin and Sarah Ling who lived in Fordham, Cambs. They had William(1839), Maryann(1840) Robert(1842) Eliza(1844) and Susan(1846). Sarah was originally from Little Saxham,Suffolk.(Parents William Ling & Sarah Simpkin)and was first married to John Curtis. They had 2 daughters who died as babies, and Charles Curtis(1831) all born in Bottisham. I have been unable to find much info on John Simpkin. Any help would be appreciated.
red mail Morley Gt Abington & Balsham
Looking for the Morley family and decendents of Gt and Lt Abington 1600-1800. Please get in touch. Eileen.
red mail Mansfield family marriage
Looking for marriage between Joseph Mansfield and a Mary ??? which took place before 1803. Joseph was born in 1775 in Needingworth, lived and died there. His wife shows in the 1841 census of Needingworth as being born out of county, so think she may be from Cambridgeshire somewhere. Does anyone have details of Joseph's marriage in Needingworth to a Mary? - or of his marriage in Cambs?
red mail Cambridgeshire
Looking for info on Thomas Dexter Barnes born 1808 Norwich, married Mary Ann Shinkfield 1828 Clenchwarton. Thomas parents Thomas Barnes, Susanna Buck. Thomas and Mary children Thomas Shinkfield Barnes born 1832 Lynn-Norfolk married Mary Cole migrated to Australia Nov 1853 on ship Pekin, James Barnes born 1835 Upwell-Cambridgeshire migrated to Australia June 1859 on ship Yorkshire, married Eliza Marsh 1861 in Castlemaine, Australia.There were possibly four children born earlier 1819 to 1828 in Litlington but haven't definately verified these details.
red mail Dawson-cambridgeshire
I am looking for any desendents of the Robert(b.1822)(cambridgeshire) and Mary(b.1823)(Richmond yorkshire) Dawson family.Son James (b.1853)Sunderland durham, daughter Elizabeth(b.1863)shincliffe durham and a daughter listed as N in the 1871 census (b.1860)in stockton. Elizabeth married Thomas Davison(b.1858) in 1882. they were my great grandparents.
red mail Faulkner or forkner
forkners (faulkner)born from simon born 1800 in litlleport cambridge
red mail March
I am searching for any information with regards to Thomas March. He was father to Elizabeth. She married Charles Lawrence in 1860. Residence at time of marriage was New barns. Any information gratefully recieved.
red mail Chrisopher Hawkes
I am trying to find relations and descendants of CHRISTOPHER HAWKES. His profession was Agricultural Labourer, do not know what his parent's names were. William was born c1807 his wife's name was LYDIA, I do not have her maiden name. They had the following children: Mary Tabraham Hawkes, Sarah, Eliza, Susanna and Emma. The family left Liverpool 4.10.1852 for South Australia. Any help would be very much appreciated.
red mail woods
Looking for my step-uncle, whose father married my grandmother in 1952. Her maiden name was Ethel Sadler, she became Ethel Cates when she married my grandfather. They divorced and she remarried a man named Woods living in Cambridgeshire.
red mail Ringrose
Looking for John Ringrose born 1812 (parents were John and Elizabeth) he married Mary Ann Bonfield in Thorney, Cambridge in July 23 1833. Children were William, John, Harriet, Martha, George and Henry. Any help appreciated
red mail Cowell - Cambridgeshire
My Great Grandad Edward Cowell b1870 in Haydon Cambridge lived with his wife Sarah b1872 and two sons Donald b1899 (my grandad) and Stanley b1900 in Cherry Hinton with his mother Rosetta b1837. Does anybody have any info on Rosetta's husband?
red mail Greenwood Family history`
Hi. Does anyone have any info on the greenwood family from Whittlesey,Cambridge?? Pre 1901...
I am looking for information on GEORGE WAIGH married Mary Creamer Allen on 6th June 1855 St Clements,Cambridge. Regards Margret.
red mail John & Charlotte HALL married 1829
Reseaching HALL family: Christenings, Doddington, Cambridgeshire, England: 1829 Apl 26 HALL, Ann daughter of John & Charlotte HALL, farmer; 1801 Jly 5 HALL, John son of John & Mary HALL; Marriage, Doddington, Cambridgeshire, England: 1829 Feb 6 HALL,John wdr - Charlotte Lockwoods (x) sp BOTP licence wit: Edmund Burton, Phillis Parken; 1846 Oct 26 HALL, Ann (daugther of John & Charlotte HALL) married John Andrew BUTLER (son of Robert HALL). They emigrated from England in 1851 to Indiana, USAwith two children on Otillia out of Liverpool, England. Entry into USA was through New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
red mail Tillsons
looking fr any info on edward john tillson born 16th feb 1922 died 1992 cambridge
red mail |cambridgeshire Domesday
The Domesday Book is the earliest surviving list of manorial Lords. The most convenient way to consult it is to purchase the modern Phillimore translation, published in 38 volumes.Please inquire for details.
red mail Cambridge County Gaol
Parliamentary Papers 1836 2 - Reports of Inspectors of Prisons Northern District p 165-169 Cambridge County Gaol and House of Correction p 168 Debtors - The conduct of the debtors, according to the statements of the officers, is of a very indifferent character, and completely destructive of the necessary discipline of a prison. Drunkenness, by the introduction of spirits clandestinely, and quarrelling and fighting take placeamong them, and communication with the other prisoners is acrried on to a very considerable extent. The height of the wall which separates them from one of the criminals' yards is only 11 feet. The principal turnkey statesthat tobacco, provisions, and other articles, are thrown over by the debtors to the criminals; and it has been ascertained that persons have feigned acquaintance with the debtors, in order to have the opportunity of communicating with the criminals. They are allowed to receive visitors in any number, from ten until four in winter and from ten until seven in summer. Women of norotiously bad characters are in the habit of visiting the d...
red mail Cross Family In Ely
I am looking for the family of William John CROSS - usually known as just john CROSS - he was supposedly born in Ely about 1811 (or possibly earlier) and moved to BRIGHTON by 1855
Casbolt Family History
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