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red mail HENDER
Looking for any information about my 3rd Great Uncle John f Hender born 1843 in Plymouth. His Parents where Thomas and Mary . Thanks.
red mail Frederick Clark Gunner RGA Citidal, Plymouth 1908
Can anyone point me in the right direction. I am trying to research my grandfather,Frederick Clark. I have his marriage cert. which states he was a gunner in the RGA based at the Citidal Plymouth at the time of his marriage in 1908. I have looked through endless army records of the period on a visit to Kew but no joy. Understand that the RGA would have been made up of malitia in part and as such he may not be in any of the regular army record. I have not been able to find any milita records for this period so a bit stuck at the moment! Any tips pointers etc would be grateful, thanks
red mail DEAN of Plymouth, migrated to Canada
My Grand-uncle John Thomas DEAN who lived in Plymouth migated to Toronto, Ontario, Canada and there married Jemima Scott THOMSON in 1911. I would be most grateful for any migation details of the family, their descendants, and any information on movements within Canada and the USA.
Gunnery Family. Lancashire
I am searching for the Marriage of George Gunnery occ Mariner b 1804? and Mary Cronin B 1820? Ireland, children James b1842 Martin 1846 and George Gunnery b1850 last information I had they were living in upper Frederick St Liverpool. Hoping someone on the list can help Emily
I am trying to find Nicholas James (Fitzsimmons) Williams, who may live in the Plymouth area, he was born 14th May 1971 in Birmingham, Father Terence, Mother Janet, when his Mother remarried he took the name Williams, all I know is, that he is married with 2 daughters, one born in 2000. Would appreciate any help with this.
red mail Looking for an old flame
Hi im looking for a lady called joyce? Cannot remember surname, she lived in laurel road north prospect in the mid 1970's i am trying to find out how she is.
red mail BARON
I'm trying to find the parents of James Henry BARON born 1817-1825,Plymouth,he married Charlotte ROWE,march quarter 1843,Plymouth reg dist.
red mail Thorne, E
I'm researching the Thorne name (my family name) and 'E' was a printer based in Plymouth at the end of the 19th Century (address was Union Street), and he is linked to the Bible Christian Thorne family of Shebbear in North Devon. His Father was James Thorne, and my specific interest is in any potential link to the Thorne's of Bulford (either Somerset or Wiltshire). Any help gratefully accepted.
Lillias Mary Mann
Looking for any one with a connection to Lillias Mary Mann born Plymouth 1910, father William Mann born Plymouth c1872 and mother Mary Jane Hollings possibly born Tavistock c1872.
Roy Ewart Gladstone Gould
Looking for any connection to Roy Ewart Gladstone Gould born 1894 Plymouth, from little information I have was buried in Mount Hope Cemetary, Ontario, Canada although did fight and survived in WW1. Possible he and his family emigrated to Canada as no trace of him or his family can be found in the 1911 census of England, although shown as living in Plymouth in the 1901 census. Father Gould mother Wakeham. There is a Nicholsons Fruit Store High Street Plymouth connection, reason unknown.
Sarah Lavinia Wakeham
Trying to find anyone with a connection to Sarah Lavina Wakeham born East Stonehouse Plymouth 1870, married a George Gould in Plymouth 1890.
JOPE, Cecil, Sydney, George
Having been unable to find a birth or a death for this man makes it difficult to depict the precise time but we presume that his birth lies somewhere between 1915 and 1918+/-. His father was Sydney George Jope (b) 1892 and (d)1966, he was born in Stoke Demeral in Devon. He married a Rose Street in 1916 and they had at least one other child, *er* *ay Jope. Whether Rose Street was Cecil's mother is questionable. In 1939 Cecil married *d*t* *i*c* in Clacton, Essex. On the marriage certificate Cecil says he is 23 and in the "RAF - Soldier" and that his father is deceased (which he wasn't). In AMJ 1948 he marries his second wife *e*y* *i*g*l*n* in Plymouth. On the 17th March 1950 he married his third wife, **y *r*c* from Taunton, Somerset. At this point the law caught up with him and in June 1950 he appeared at Taunton court on a bigamy charge, was found guilty and sentenced to twelve months in prison. From the newspaper article we learn that he was 32 years old and a corporal in the RAF. In OND 1954 he marries his fourth wife, *n*i* *y*c* from Lambeth in London. There are a couple of possibilities of him being on the Electoral Roll in London during 1956 and 1964 but these have not been verified. We know he would have needed a birth certificate to get into the RAF and that he served at least eleven years. There may of course be other marriages that have yet to surface but any information anyone has or suggestions to help us solve this puzzle would be very welcome.
red mail Taylor Family - North Prospect
I am trying to locate/contact members of the Taylor family resided at 222 Wolseley Road, North Prospect during the 1960's & 70's. Siblings - Peter, David, Ronald & Caroline; (sister Rosalyn deceased) Parents Florence & Clifford.
Roger Carr
Looking for the whereabouts of Roger.married a Christine in early 70's.and had 3 children.unable to remember there names 2boys 1girl.Thank you for your help
Trewin - Tonkin - Callington
Researching Richard Eastwood Trewin (DOB 1852) The 1901 Census shows him as a delivery driver in Callington. Married Jane Tonkin in 1873 (Helston) and had several children including William, Elia, Ernest and Alfred. Any additional info. would be most welcome.It is believed that at least one of his children married and resided in Plymouth.
red mail stanley wallace
I was hoping to help a friend. but I can't find who I'm looking for. parents never married. the only info is that Stanley wallace was older than his partner at the time, she was born 1919. that he lived with his mother in Plymouth. and he was in the royal navy. stanley roy wallace as been found, but he turned out not the Stanley we've been looking for. it's a bit of a long shot. but can only one help. best wihes. lyn
red mail Young
I am looking for the parents of Ann Langford Young born Plymouth 1799.She married Willian Mcleod Bannatyne at St Michaels,Bristol in 1817 and died in 1871. Their marriage notice in the Edinburgh Monthly magazine states "William McLeod Bannatyne Esq of Bath, third son of the late General Bannatyne, to Miss Young, only child of Captain Young. I know that General Bannatyne is Major-General James Bannatyne (died 1806) of the East India Company but I have no information on Captain Young. Any info gratefully received!
red mail Samuel Wood family
Samuel Wood and Sarah Stephens had 7 children, 4 of which immigrated to Canada. I'm looking for information about their daughter RHODA WOOD who married David Horatio FINDLAY. They both died in California, USA I'd love to compare notes!
WIFFILL/ Plymouth and Bristol
has any body got a SARAH ANN WIFFILL B.1856 PLYMOUTH in their tree (my grandmother) i have who she married George Frederick Rea and have all their children etc but can not find any record of when she died and where, she and all the family lived in Bristol
red mail Upsher Percy
I would be interested to hear from anyone who is connected with the Percy family. Upsher married my step aunt Janet Murray in about 1949. I don't know where they wed but they lived in Plymouth. I know the Murray family moved around alot living in Devon, Scotland and Kent.
red mail John Nicholas Bennett also known as Jackie Bennett
I am looking for any information that could lead to finding John Nicholas Bennett (Jackie Bennett), or his children. I believe he is from the Plymouth area, that he was in the Merchant Navy at some point, and was a long distance lorry driver. He may have stayed in the Edinburgh area for a couple of years, possibly between 1966/70. I believe he will be about 77 years old. If anyone has any information do please contact me.
red mail Jane Jackson
Seeking any information about Jane JACKSON, baptised 1818 at St. Andrews, Plymouth, her daughters Elizabeth Jane born 1843 & Ellen CLOUTER born about 1845.
red mail Dunbars of Plymouth
I have lost contact with some of my Plymouth family and would welcome any information on the following (who are my cousins, one time removed), their family and descendants Lilian B. Dunbar, married Cole Frederick J. Dunbar, married M. Worthy Roy William Dunbar, married A. Steer, D. Gibbs Vera E. Dunbar, married A. Merino Olive Joan Dunbar, married J. Kent Iris Doreen Dunbar, married Dormer, Greenslade Betty W. Dunbar, married Veitch Jean Dunbar (b. 1932)
red mail frederick g croft
hi. could some one do a look up for me in the 1901 census. I've got Frederick g croft 1883. stoke damerel Devonport Plymouth devon. needed to know his parents. best wishes. lyn
red mail paymaster Beresford Cazenove Scott?
I keep being refered back to Royal Paymaster Beresford Cazsenove Scott, I am aware that he served on the Salamis at some point but I am not sure why he is linked to Beresford Cazenove Thorne, can anyone help?
red mail Percival George Fredk. Sutton, b. 1921
I am looking for Percival Sutton, born Plymouth. 1921. Mother: Elizabeth J. Sanders, nee Dennis. Father: Leonard Sutton. Percy went to London where, I believe, he worked for London Transport. I have information about the Suttons back to 1795. I knew his father. Any help appreciated.
red mail William George Williams
William George was married to Harriet Ball in 1906, Harriet was pregnant at the time their children were Samuel Charles, Edward Albert. Irene, Beryl, Robert, Ronald, Phyllis, Gladys any help would be useful. Terry.
red mail Edward Gilbert(s) Williams/Elizabeth Hancock
They were married in spring/summer of 1882 in Plympton, there last known address was Beaumont Road, Plymouth in 1911 they had 2 children Richard & Beatrice Elizabeth, my grandad was a cousin, be great fill in some gaps as Williams is quite a common name. Both Richard & Edward worked for Plymouth Corporation as did my grandad. Please help if you can my name is Terry.
PERRY Francis (Frank)
PERRY Francis (Frank). Born 1865 in Beacon Street Falmouth, Cornwall. 1881 Census living with unmarried mother Jane PERRY in Dunning Yard, Falmouth. He married Esther Jane HEAD in September 1886 in Falmouth and son William Henry PERRY born 9 December 1886. In 1895 Esther and Frank lived at 4 Strawberry Cottages, Plymouth and Esther died on 23 February that year. Frank is an Hotel Porter according to Esthers Death Certificate. The last known whereabouts of him is on the 1901 Census, where he wrongly states that he is aged 41. He is a widower. His occupation is Commercial Travellers Porter and he is living at 113R King Street, Plymouth. I wonder if these are lodgings for staff working at an Hotel there? He is my great grandfather, having fathered my grandmother some time during 1901, as she was born 6th December 1901 in Bridlington (a far cry from Devon!). Frank PERRY, Commercial Traveller is named as her father. We believe that the mothers name of Ethel PERRY (nee WRIGHT) is a fictitious name, as my grandmother was brought up by a Thirza TAYLOR. Cannot find Franks death or where he was after 1901 and would dearly love to know!
red mail Mann, (Devon?)
I find I could use some help in locating the birth date, place and parentage of my Gt Gt Grandfather Joseph Mann. According to the 1841 census he was born sometime around 1806, It was also noted in this census that he was not born in this county, although in subsequent census it indicates he was born in Plymouth, Devon. From the B.T.'s of East Stonehouse Joseph married Ann Darke in Jan 1835 where he was listed as a sojourner of this parish. I would greatly appreciate any further data relating to Joseph.
red mail Darke-Plymouth,Devon
Would anyone researching the Darke families of the Plymouth area know the parentage of my Gt Gt Grandmother Ann Darke? According to the 1841 & 51 census it indicated she was born in Plymouth c1814/15. From the Bishop's transcript of East Stonehouse Parish, Ann was married in 1835 to Joseph Mann. Also listed with the Mann family in 1851 was a lodger Edward Darke, aged 50 which I believe could be an older brother of hers. Any data relating to Ann would be gratefully appreciated
red mail Austin in Industrial School
I have recently located two of my ancestors on the 1911 Census. Ernest Austin (1897)and his brother Charles Austin (1899) both born in Plymouth and both Inmates of the Industrial School for boys in Exminster, Exeter. I am hoping someone would be able to shed some light on "what they had done to be there" and "what happened to them after they left the Industrial School"
red mail Raymond, William Henry
trying to locate the names of Williams parents and siblings. William was born on the 29th August 1863 in St Andrew Plymouth and served in the Royal Navy, he was serving on HMS Garnet on the 1881 census. Any help would be appreciated.
red mail Austin, Charles Albert or Alfred James
Looking for descendants of Charles Albert Austin born about 1878, sailor in the Royal Navy, and Alfred James Austin born about 1877 also a sailor in the Royal Navy, both sons of Samuel Austin and Harriett Scott, or descendants of any other children of Samuel and Harriett.
red mail Austin or Raymond
Does anyone have any ancestors from Plymouth or surrounds for Austin or Raymond. William Raymond born 1821 was a gunner in the Royal Navy from about 1832 until about 1870 he died in 1876. Information on any Austin would be much appreciated
red mail Dunbar in Plymouth
Any information on Dunbar in Plymouth welcome, especially descendants of James DUNBAR (1829 - 1874) and wife Jane JACKSON (1818 - 1884). Jane had two earlier marriages Richard CLOUTER & George James Robinson.
red mail Mann
As his parents died in the mid 1850 to 1860 I am greatly interested in what became of my gt grandfathers sisters. My gt grandfather William Henry Mann,b1849 in Plymouth was the youngest of six born to Joseph & Ann (Darke) Mann. His sister were Anne b.1836, Sarah b.1838 and Mary b.1844. Any information relating to these sisters, their spouses, or their families would be gratefully received.
red mail WOOD, RHODA
Looking for information about Rhoda Wood (b) about 1868 Plymouth, England. Daughter of Francis & Sarah Wood. Rhoda Wood married a Great Uncle of mine David Horatio Milne Findlay, (b) 1870 Padstow, Cornwall, England, son of Alexander & Mary Ann (Milne) Findlay of Montrose, Scotland, in Toronto, Canada, on 27 October, 1893 - witnesses were W. & Eleanor Wood. Rhoda (nee Wood) & David H. M. Findlay lived and died in California, USA. Their children were: Stuart Alexander, Florence & Beatrice Rhoda Findlay. Thank you.
Sorry, I got muddled in my last entry. Edwin's dad was William Ponsford, and it is Wiliam I am trying to trace in a muddle-headed way! Tricia
Hello, can anyone help please with the marriages of Evaline Ponsford born 1859 and her dad Edwin Ponsford b 1826 in Plymouth (both in 1871 census)? I am particularly looking at marriage certs for information about Edwin's father Joe P (my ancestor) as Joe was a mason in 1821, a Cordwainer in 1841 and a shoemaker in 1855. Thanks, Tricia
red mail Haslar hospital
I believe the Haslar hospital was a seamans hospital,how can I get info on ancestors who may have been treated there around 1800-1850.names Turner/FoxTurner
red mail Mary Ann Vanstone married William Bickford 1827
I am researching Mary Ann Vanstone married to William Bickford in 1827. They had 3 children, Elizabeth Ann Bickford, Thomas Southwood Bickford and John Vanstone Bickford. I am trying to locate the death of Mary Ann which was before 1844, By 1844 William Bickford was then married to a Mary Ann Smith (also a widow) her maiden name unknown. There were no more children however he did have a step daughter also called Mary Ann Smith just to add to the confusion. Elizabeth and Thomas Bickford and the step sister Mary Ann Smith ended up in Australia, John Vanstone Bickford died in Devon. The line I am connected to is Elizabeth Ann Bickford who married a Thomas Myers in Hobart in 1847.
red mail Elliott
I am seeking information on William Elliott b.1803 Revelstoke,d. 1870 Plymouth, m. 1838 Mary Noseworthy. His parents were John Elliott and Elizabeth Perring m. 1794 Revelstoke. I am particularly interested in gaining more information on any of these people. I believe that William Elliott may have been called :William Elliott of Yealm. His mother may have been related to the Perring Baronets and may have had a sister called Mary.
red mail Mills William
William Mills died on 21st February 1865 and was buried in Barking Essex. From his gravestone I have established that he was born on 28th January 1798 and I am led to believe he was born in Plymouth. I know his brother was called James Buchanan Mills and their father was James Mills. I have done the usual searches but have found nothing and would appreciate any help at all.
red mail Dorothy Francis Matthews or Mathews
I am trying to find a little girl born July 7 or 8, 1887 or 1888 and either adopted or just raised by a family with the name of Mathews in Plymouth Devon. There is also a tie to the name Tomlinson in this mystery but not sure how it is related. We believe she came to live with the family somewhere around 1902 or 1903 and ran away to London when she was 16. She told the story about being there as a servant but am not sure how true that is. Could have been a Muriel Matthews living in the house also as she has a picture of a young girl with the name Muriel Matthews on the back. Please contact me with information as to family would love to find the history of their grandmother. Laura
red mail sloman richard b 1845
i am trying to track down my g grandad b 1845 'ish in plymouth or so he says.i just cant find him. i do know he was living in ide and married in 1881.Can anyone help with the alleged plymouth connection.
red mail Edith Mary Cudlip
Edith was born in Plymouth, 1881 Census she was 10months old, father was Joseph mother Sarah Ann nee Andrews, siblings Frederic,Emma Jane,William G, James/Jas H, Ethel, Wallace (Great,great grandfather) Albert FJ and Roland. She is not with them in the 1891 Census.1901 she is back aged 20. 1911 gone again. Any information on any of the above would be greatly appreciated. Mum did not know that she had great aunts and uncles. Vanessa
red mail Andrew M McIntosh
Looking for Andrew M McIntosh.born Plymouth 1948. Son of Kenneth McIntosh and Sheilah Edleston.He is my 1st cousin once removed.
red mail john James Royal Marine
John James is recorded on 1871 census as living in barracks at east stonehouse plymouth and is a corporal He is missing off the 1881 census but his wife (no marriage cert found) Charlotte James nee Taylor,(born Plymouth) aged 30yrs is living with Daisy and Winnifred B at 13, Clarence Place East Stonehouse, Plymouth. On Daisy's birth cert 22.02.1875 father is recorded as Edwin James Gentleman, on Winifred B's birth cert 12.01.1881 father is recored as Edwin Ignatious James, Gentleman. On Cora May's birth cert 21.04.1883,father is recorded as John Ignatious James Paymaster's clerk 12th regiment. !891 census records John James With his family living at 23, Union Street, East Stonehouse. John James service number is thought to be X4121. John is my great great grandfather and is proving to be illusive any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
red mail Whelan
Looking for anyone who maybe related to Captain John Whelan (Cobh/Queenstown ) Ireland. Not sure of date of birth but somewhere around 1870-1800's. Married Ellen Mahoney and had 3 daughters. He died somewhere around 1929-1931. My mother one of his daughters came to the UK (Plymouth) when she was 16 and worked as a nurses aid in the Navel hospital (1937) and stayed with I believe an aunt (sister of John) A while ago I saw a picture of my grandfather on a site saying found on the wall of my grand-mother Plymouth the name of the site owner was White. Any information would be great as coming up against brick walls every time.
red mail william henry moyse
hiya thankyou ,elizabeth ann allen is back at home with her family in the 1891 census with teresa allen her daughter where the name marion was dropped. we had found henry buzzo moyse but we couldnt find anything else on him not even a marriage so we discounted him many thanks
red mail william henry moyse
please help. my great great grandmother elizabeth ann cole born 1861 married william james allen in 1890 east stonehouse , she then had a daughter marion therese allen born 1891 st anns chapel ,calstock, but on her marriage cert says father william henry moyse and marion is also know by the name moyse and we cant find any record of him, we know elizabeth married agin in 1909 to william francis thomlinson in devonport and on the marriage cert she is down as elizabeth moyse, we also know that william james allen went missing but we just cant find him anywhere or even what happened to him and more confussing we cant find any marriage or any thing on william henry moyse . can anyone please help we have hit a brick wall ,thankyou
red mail Devonport Shipwights
Looking for Barry G Rafferty who was a shipright in Devonport 1963-1979
red mail Beer family, Stoke Demeral
Desperate for any information about this 'Beer' family as seen on the 1871 census John Beer Age: 47 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1824 Relation: Head Spouse's Name: Maria Beer Gender: Male Where born: Plymouth, Devon, England Civil parish: Stoke Damerel Ecclesiastical parish: St James Town: Devonport County/Island: Devon Country: England Registration district: Stoke Damerel Sub-registration district: Stoke ED, institution, or vessel: 1 Household schedule number: 57 Piece: 2135 Folio: 9 Page Number: 11 Household Members: Name Age John Beer 47 Maria Beer 45 Emily Beer 14 Eva Beer 11 Allice Beer 6
red mail John Luxton born 1837/9 Devon
I have been unable to find trace of John Luxton, born between 1837 and 1839 in Devon, apart from 1901 and 1911 census. I know he is stated as being married to Ann Chamberlain, born 1845 and had at least four children:- Eliza, William, Annie and Ethel, my grandmother. In the earlier census it states his birthplace as Plymouth, but 1911 says North of Plymouth. I have contact with various descendants from three lines of his, but nothing seems to be known about him or his wife before 1901. Does anyone know anything about him, please? Many thanks.
red mail 1821 Ponsford marriage William and Sarah
Seeking details of Marriage in 1821 PLYMOUTH of William Ponsford b1802 a cordwainer, who married Sarah ?, born in Plymouth in 1801.
red mail Last Name Francis/es
Hi i am from newfoundland canada i am doing a family tree on the Francis Family but i can't seem to get any info on my great great grandfather ! Any body related would help in my search.His name was Samuel Francis from Plymouth England he was 20 or 21 when he came to nl/ labrador as a fisherman He married an Elizebeth unknown last name and they had 7 children .They were of the Church Of England . He died at age 57 in 1883 was born 1826 p lease if anyone can help me it would be great ... thank you
red mail Moore Family - Plymouth
Searching for information on Jane Moore born c1838. On her 1886 marriage certificate she is a widow (previously a Potesta) and she names her father as James Moore deceased (Shoemaker), she married William Parrey. Jane's son from her 1st marriage, Sydney Herbert Potesta, enlisted in the army and gave her name as Mary Anne Potesta. Any help would be most appreciated as I have no information on her mother, any siblings etc. or a record of her marriage to Benjamin or William Potesta - some confusion as to christian name. Thank you. Sarah
red mail Short Family - Plymouth UK
Looking to fond out more details about the Short family of Plymouth: William Henry Short (b 1792) Mary Ann Short (nee Dilling) (b 1799) Children: John Robert Short (b 1837) migrated to Australia Alfred Short (b 1842)
red mail Plymouth/Stoke dameral/St Andrews area.
I'm Looking for anyone related to Jessie Bidder, who married John harris(Mariner)Royal Marines bandsman,Their first son was called John Henry Bidder Harris,also a bandsman(Royal Marine Light Infantry.John henry bidder Harris was born in 1870 and died in 1916.Ethel mildred Harris nee nicholson his wife was born approx 1875 and died 1944.
Researching family history. Trying to find relatives of: PHYLLIS LUXTON from Plymouth who married Ernest Wood in 1941. Phyllis and Ernest had a child JOYCE in 1938 who was christened Luxton, but her name was changed to JOYCE WOOD in 1941 when Phyllis and Ernest married. Ernest died 1942 from an illness contracted during his Army Service. Phyllis brought little Joyce to see Ernest's family in Derby Lane, Liverpool when Joyce was about 3/4 years old.
red mail Spry Family
I seeking any information on the following spry family: James Spry born (abt 1835) married Ellen Amelia H Wood. James W Spry (b) (abt 1858) married Elizabeth Mitchell (b. 1859). James Spry (b. abt 1880) married Elizabeth Lousie Woodroof (b. 1879). George William Spry (b. 1908) married Beryl Eileen Coomber ( b.1911). Any information anyone may have on these people would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance :)
red mail castle family
researching alice castle 1913 maiden name osborne believe worked on westlake farm from 1927/30. married richard leslie 1939 lived keyham area children david hilary and christine.
red mail Horswell
searching for Horswell family members. Do you have a Samuel Horswell lost at sea in 1880. His mother lived at 13 Vauxhall street. Also George mentioned and Charlotte and her young man.
red mail Riley Family
Has anyone got information about Ellen Riley born 1857 and her brother Peter born 1863 and possibly Kate Riley born 1864 and Patrick born 1859.This were all shown on the 1871 census as inmates in the Plymouth Workhouse. Ellen married John Bartholomew O'Sullivan born 1852 in Kenmare Ireland.They moved to Swansea. Peter was in the Royal Marine Light Infantry stationed in North district, north barracks Woolmer in Kent in 1881.
red mail Rear admiral John pasco
I am looking for burial site for my ancestor Rear Admiral John Pasco signal Lieutenant HMS Victory at Trafalgar 1805, I believe he was buried in a church yard but his head stone was removed to the perimeter of the burial site which I think is now a park land area and so it must be near a church, also are there any streets named after him in Plymouth?
red mail Ancestry of Capt. William Napier Petch
Looking for information to contact Sonia, daughter, of Capt. William Napier Petch, R. N., and married to David Brown. Offspring are Andrew Brown and Kate Brown(nee). My father had a second marriage, to Selina Mace, of Keesville, NY, USA in 1950, who was in constant contact with Sonia, and who was last living in South Africa. I am Sonia's first cousin, John William Forbes Petch and am living in New York state, USA. I would appreciate any information leading to the whereabouts of my first cousin, Sonia. Thank you for your efforts on my behalf.
red mail Smith , Smart and Smart Smith
Richard Samuel Smith, b1843 in Plymouth. Occupation printer/bookseller/stationer. Married Martha Herring. Later lived in Stoke Damerel/Devonport. I am particularly researching his son Thomas Smart Smith, but would like to know his family background. On 1851 census Richard's parents Thomas and Ann Smith were at the same address as Susanna Smart and William A Smart, who I believe may be Ann's mother & brother. Any info please?
red mail arthur leslie/leslie arthur harris.
Does any one remember the harris brothers?Edward,john,william,albert,leslie,they were originally from 35 third avenue camelshead,when their father,john henry bidder harris died in 1916. they then moved to southside street,barbican until 1944 when their mother ethel mildred harris died.The brothers then moved to, the batter street area behind the dolphin pub,the youngest brother leslie left in 1944 aged 22,and was never heard of again.(Sarah bidder?)Leslies mother may have remarried to a Mr gates ? .
red mail John henry bidder harris.
Does anyone have any information about my grandfather,born 7.4.1870,he was in the Royal navy,ships first corporal,service number 350093,died in service 9 .3 .1916,aged 46.Hms vivid.His wife was ethel mildred harris,are you related to him? CAMELSHEAD AREA.
red mail Piller Sullivan
Susan (Susanna) nee Piller married Timothy Sullivan between 1830 - 1846. Both Susan & Timothy died 1849, in Stoke Damerel, near Plymouth, Devon, leaving at least one child. Tamazon Ellen Sullivan (Ellen Tamsin)was born 1846. Any information re marriage date, for Piller & Sullivan and siblings for Tamazon (Ellen))Smith, nee Sullivan, please.
red mail Where did Elizabeth Jane go?
Trying to locate gt aunt Elizabeth Jane Earley who was supposed to have married a Willoughby or Wetherby Williams around 1896 unknown location and not her home. She was from West Grimstead Wilts born 1876 and had 3 children, Margaret Arthur and Nancy. Her husband was supposed to be a Barrister and all I know is that the family lived in a country mansion in Devon. Can anyone help?
red mail Smith Toms Martin
Elizabeth Smith, nee Martin, was widowed about 1849. On 1861 Devon census she is Elizabeth Toms, wife of Richard Toms living in Plymouth Devon with her three sons, Thomas, William and Henry Smith. I can find no record of Smith - Toms marriage, between 1851 (census record show Eliz & sons living with her mother Elizabeth Martin, in Plymouth)and 1861. Anyone researching this family?
red mail Horwell
Searching for geneology for my grandmother, Amy Louise Horwell, daughter of Albert George Horwell and Clara Louise Priter. Amy married my grandfather in 1919 and emigrated to the USA. Are there any Horwells who have more information on Albert George Horwell? He was born in Plymouth and died in Holsworthy.
red mail francis james hassett
looking for a marriage cert for francis james hassett born 1872 married a johanna born 1869 and lived at high street stonehouse johanne died in 1902 in st aubyn hospital they were both of irish descent but where in ireland? francis james hassett commited suicide in 1909 in chudleigh devon his father was a patrick hassett (carpenter)also from ireland can anybody enlarge please on where they came from in ireland
red mail Kerswill/Cerswill
Really looking for my gt, gt grandfather's birth details. His name is John Kerswill, he was born in Plymouth in 1821 but moved to London by 1841. He was a wheelwright and had his own coach building business in London. He was married to Ann Hollingsworth in 1847 in London and had 7 children including my gt grandfather Henry Richard in 1857 who married Louisa Fanny Haddock. On John's marriage record it says his father is called Robert and is a butcher but is deceased. If this rings any bells with anyone I would love to hear from you. Thanks.
red mail Shipbuilder
Abednego Terlour was in the Royal Naval Dockyards and had a large family. He came from Cornwall and I am trying to find trace of him in Cornwall, supposedly the Falmouth area.
red mail Balson/Taylor Caroline & Charles
I am looking for more details on this couple, as we have been told it was a Mary Balson and she married a Robert Taylor, that is the details on their son's Albert's marriage certificate in 1861. So maybe we can assume that Charles changed his name to Robert while in Australia, or maybe Charles was his first name and Robert his middle name, Would love any clarification to this please.
red mail Johnson family
I am trying to trace any decendants of Charles and Miriam Johnson who lived in Plymouth Devon in the mid 20s they had a son Kenneth C H Johnson.Miriam or Marian as she was named on her birth certificate maiden name was Walker but she had been married twice before Charles.I think they later moved to the midlands
red mail Collier
My father Fred Collier (b.1907) married Ivy Constance French (b. 1908) in 1931. My Grandfather Arthur Edward Collier (b.1862 married Jessie Platt (b.1867. On my mothers side her parents were Caroline Lakeman and William French. I have very little family information apart from names of their siblings - can anybody help me to add to my family history please.
red mail Cuming Family
My Cuming ancestors were all from Totnes and then Plymouth being Mariners and ship's Captains. My interest is in my GG Grandfather Frederick William (Capt) Cuming born in 1824 Plymouth who was invited by the Sultan of Turkey to go and captain his yacht. He went to Turkey between 1854 and 1857 with his wife Hannah Maria Smith where they duly produced 6 children, one of whom was my Great Grandmother. Can anyone throw any light on this branch of the Cuming family?
red mail Doris Paddy
Can anybody give me any information on Doris Paddy who was born around the turn of the century in Cornwall; she married Henry (Harry) Robins and they had 4 sons Owen, Ronald, Colin and Terry. Nana did speak of a brother but am unsure of any other siblings.
red mail Robins
Has anyone any information on Henry Robins believed to be born in the Plymouth area around 1900. I am aware he had 2 sisters named Dolly and Maud, not sure if there are any other siblings. He married Doris Paddy and had 4 Son's Owen, Ronald, Colin (my dad) and Terry. I am aware he spent sometime in the RAF.
red mail Weeks
Has anyone information on my Grandfather William Weeks born around 1900 I believein the Plymouth area. He married Mary Sleep around 1920-1925. He died around 1943 at Lee Moor Devon after being knocked off his bike by a bus. They had 3 daughters Gladys, Shirley and Jennifer, he also adopted Freda who was Mary's eldest daughter.
red mail Mary Ellen Sleep
Can anyone give me any information on the family of my Grandmother Mary Ellen Sleep born October 5th 1900. Her parents were Ellen Bartlett born 1877 Cornwall and Isaac Sleep Born 1877 died 1927 in a farming accident.
red mail Gosling Family
Lived in Coxside Plymouth early 1900's, and St Judes Plymouth. William John born around 1882, married to a Maude Cuthbert, 3 children, 1 boy, 2 girls. worked for Chaplins haulage as driver.
red mail Old Chemist & Druggist shops ,Plymouth
My grandfather, William WR Bull, had a Chemist & Druggist shop at 12 Hyde Park Terrace, Mutley, Plymouth from 1907 to 1924. He then moved his business to 42 Southside Street, Plymouth from 1924 to 1934. Can anyone shed any light on these premises please. Any photos, postcards or other info out there? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
red mail Christopher Ayre - Margaret Bigsty - Eliza Mitchell
Christopher Ayre married Mary Bigsty in St John Newfoundland and their daughter Margaret Ayre went on to marry William MacKenzie Skues MD. Christopher Ayre was Secretary to the Governor of Newfoundland and had a nephew called William Gordon James Ayre. Christopher apparently came from Plymouth but I have not been able to find names of his parents or go any further back. Would love some help. Did get link back to second marriage to Eliza Mitchell daughte of a shipowner Nicholas Mitchell.
red mail Info re: Frederick Clark & John Clark (Plymouth & Middlesex)
I'm searching for more info about my grandfather, Frederick Clark and his father John Clark. Frederick was born in Middlesex, London and married Mary Ann Nixon from Brixton, Devon on 7th June 1908 at Plymouth Register Office. He was 30 years old and Mary Ann Nixon was 21. His residence at time of marriage is give as The Citadel, Plymouth, and he was a Gunner in the Royal Garrison Artillery. His father, John Clark was deceased at the time of Frederick's marriage, and his occupation had been Railway Stationmaster (maybe in Middlesex). Mary Ann's father was Richard Nixon and he was an Insurance Agent. In the 1911 Census Frederick and Mary Ann were living at 10 Phoenix St, East Stonehouse, Plymouth and Frederick is working as a Hotel Pantryman. I'd like to know more about Frederick's childhood, and his parents' history, which so far has proved extremely elusive!
red mail Walkers of Plymouth
Are there any decendants of William and Louisa Walker who lived around the Barbican area of Plymouth or anyone who could help me find anything at all about this family their children were Sophia,Jessie Blanche,Florence,Miriam,William,John,James Louisa and Stanley the chidren being born between 1884 and 1900.
red mail whatever happened to Eileen Cussens?
My father Lawrence Cussens was bought up in an orphanage in Plymouth, he was told he had a sister who he never met.I know she was named Eileen Cussens she was born in Plymouth January 1922.I think she must have been adopted.Can anyone help me.
red mail looking for descendants of Winifred May Plater and Vincent Harrison
I am looking to contact the descendants of Winifred May Harrison formerly Plater, she was my father's step sister and lived at 12 Haddington road in Plymouth.
red mail Cruice
I am looking for information on the Cruice family. My great grandfarther was William Henry. He was born round about 1827 and died in 1904 in Plymouth. He was married to Emma Symons. My grandfarther was also a William Henry, born in 1871 in Plympton, Devon. He immigrated to South Africa in the early 1900's. His siblings was Mary, Emily, Robert Henry, Alfred, Henry, Florence, Gertrude and Alberta. Gertrude married a Daly, Emily a Sibborn, Alberta a Gater and Florence a Fox.
red mail Mann, Darke, Gillard
My grandfather Joseph Mann, a cheese dealer of Plymouth married Anne Darke 18 January 1835 at East Stonehouse. They had six children - Anne,Sarah,Robert,Mary,Edward, and Wlliam. William,their youngest born in 1849 married Emma Gillard and they had four children - William,Mary,Joseph,and Elizabeth. I would be grateful for details of any of these family members or their descendants.
red mail BEER/JONES
Desperate to find evidence of WILLIAM JONES abt1861 Pembrokeshire, married to ALICE BEER abt 1864 Plymouth. Thier children were born in Plymouth before the family moved to Mountain Ash, Glamorgan. As can be seen in the 1901 census. I have spent many hours including the 1911 census to no avail! Please help, Many thanks, Steve
red mail Burd/Bird
Am trying to find other family members of the name Burd (which is often incorrectly spelled Bird) living in the Plymouth area from the 1700s onwards. Particular interest is the family of Mark Burd (c1763-1833, who married Grace Richards in 1796) and their son, also Mark (1807-c1850, who married Elizabeth Luckraft in 1829). Would also be interested in Burds in the same area during the 20th century.
red mail weymouth family
Looking for any info on my great-great grandmother Harriett Weymouth born in Plymouth in 1856/57. Her parents were John and Mary and her siblings were called Charlotte, James, Susan, John and Louisa. I know they lived in Plymouth until at least 1861 then moved to Stourbridge, Worcestershire. I know details from 1871 onwards but have nothing previous to this-can any one help??
red mail Mabel Isaac
I am looking for any information regarding Mabel Isaac who, aged 13 years and orphand, was an inmate at the Devon and Cornwall Female Orphans Asylum in Lockyer Street, Plymouth, according to the 1911 Census. Thereafter, I can find no record whatever either a Marriage, Death, or any other information. She just seems to have disappeared completely; The Asylum was destroyed during WW11 together, it seems, with all records. Any information will be very much appreciated.
red mail Parsons-Father and Grandfather
My wife's Grandfather Charles Henry Parsons born 1856 and died 1931 lived in Kingsands until sometime after 1901 then in Cecil Street, Plymouth. He was a shipwright by trade and according to 1911 census worked in a 'private yard'. My wife's father was born 1894 and died in 1960, like his father he lived in Kingsands then Plymouth. He served a shipwright apprenticeship (in a private yard) presumably with his father. He served throughout WW1 as a stretcher bearer, upon return from the war he could not get a job in Plymouth once again following his father to Portsmouth for work. He married and worked in various jobs before he was able to enter Portsmouth Dockyard as a shipwright and stayed there until his death. We would like to know where in Plymouth they worked as shipwrights and apprenticeships served. Can anyone help please.

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