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red mail Henley family in Somerset and possibly Devon
I am looking for any details on Robert Henley 1805 and Stephen Henley 1794 who lived at Pound Street in Chard. I know they both married sisters Suzanne and Hannah Hoskins but were the Henleys related in any way?
red mail george white born near chard 1819
Am researching a George white born near chard in 1819. He was a convict sent for transportation in 1844 to Tasmania. Trial was sheepstealing, was tried with a james grimstead. I don't know his parents names or any family members he left in England. His last abode was winsham, he worked has a farm labourer for Benjamin chafey wool ?? I am georges 2nd great granddaughter, I live in Australia where George was buried. He has many decendants in Australia. hoping to connect with family he left in England. I have funeral reports with no family names, hospital record with no names, convict records with no names, parrish records online gives me so many george whites I cannot pin point my George white. Any help would be great to track georges family down.
red mail fowler family of chard
Hello I am researching my family by the name of FOWLER. I have researched back to William Fowler who I believe was born mid 1600's. He married Ellenor and they had 6 children. My direct relation is their son named Ephriam Fowler born 1664 in Chard Somerset. He married Jane and I have to date found 3 children one of which is William again my direct relative born 1693. He married Ann Preston and had 8 children. I would love to hear from anyone researching my family. Thank you
red mail Bennett, Charles
I am looking for any information on my ggg grandfather Charles Bennett born in the Parish of Chard in 1791. He was a mason until he joined the army in 1813 and went off to Australia and then India where he finally settled. He may have had a brother called John but cannot find birth details anywhere.
red mail Joseph Hardy & Sarah Vickery
Joseph and Sarah were married in 1860 in the Chard area; I cannot find them in 1861 but by 1871 Joseph was a widower living back in his home town of Yeovil with his parents and siblings. Does anyone have any more information on this couple?
red mail Sarah beck
Searching for bap. of SARAH BECK. c1785 -1795.lived in Coombe St Nicholas Somerset by 1805 but no bap found for her in that parish or Chard.No idea where she originated but possibly another town/village in Somerset/Devon. Any help appreciated.
red mail Tuckers
Looking for any information of Tuckers living in Chard especially Frederick William Tucker
red mail HANCOCK Family of Chard 1830-1860s
I am trying to find any info on the Hancock family of Chard, Somerset. In 1841 census they were living in Bath Place Chard,on visiting recently, unable to find address, maybe where the new Sainsburys store is now, as near Bath Street.On 1851 Census they were in road named Crimchard, buildings now rebuilt also. Alfred Hancock was a saddle and harness maker at the time. His mother is listed on both censuses but no father, has anyone info of this family or the area at that time.
red mail Chard Independent Chapel
My husband's great great grandparents were married in the Independent Chapel, Chard in 1858. Does anyone know where it was located and/or if it is still standing?
red mail Seward
Any details on the above family in the Chard area would be welcome. Have got back to 1748 (John Long Seward) but believe further info. may be at Membury?.
red mail Live & Let Live Hotel 1930-40's FRANKLIN
Am looking for information (especially photograph) of the Live & Let Live Hotel/Pub/Inn, Chard, Somerset where my late grandparents were the licensees at the end of the 1930's into early 1940's. Their name was FRANKLIN (George & Gertrude).
red mail Hopewell - Godfrey
Seeking James Hopewell father of George Hopewell (b 1813) who married Caroline Godfrey (b 1842) about 3 Nov 1837 in Chard. Links with Loughborough Leics. Later links with Nottingham and Topsham Devon.
red mail Mitchell family of Chard
I am trying to find further information regarding the Mitchell family of Chard. Francis Mitchell (dob about 1816) was a Wine and Spirit Merchant and resided at Holyrood Street. His wife was named Susan and children were William, Ann, Francis, Sophia, John and George. This family were resident in the 1881 census. Can anyone supply any further information please?
red mail Norris and Morgan
I would like to know more about these two families- my earliest Morgan ancestor so far is William, who married a Betty and had sons George (bpt 1807, married Elizabeth Trump in 1828) and William (bpt 1800). My earliest Norris ancestor is James who married Betty Trot in 1789, and I descend through their son Aaron (1801). I have found out quite abit about them and their families, and am happy to share what I have so far, and find out more if possible.
red mail Maria Bidgood
Maria Bidgood circa 1813 married to George Hooper Help needed please
red mail Diana maud cox
Diana's family lived in chard, she attended Warwick university and worked for the world service before becoming an actress. I worked with her at Gwent Theatre in Abergavenny and we think she moved to Hong kong and then maybe spain, some 20 years ago to teach english as a foreign language. we think she had a brother - we think her father was called Freddie.
red mail james macey
born in chard circa 1874 moved to ferndale in glamorgan date not known to work in the colliery. married margaret and had 3 children at the time of the 1901 census. any information regarding the family in chard would be appreciated
red mail Kezia Hammett or Hemmett
We believe she was born in Chard 1836 and married William? Hammett. In 1881 Census she was living in Queens Road, Paddington. Had a son Sydney We are trying to trace back to James Hammett of Tolpuddle (one of the Tolpuddle Martyrs)
red mail First Names: Helen & Orpha - both from Chard - mystery!!!
Hi, I recently discovered that my Gt.Grandfather, Francis Hancock, born Fen Ditton Cambridge c.1865, appears as husband to both a HELEN, born Chard Somerset c.1861, and then to an ORPHA born Chard Somerset c. 1860 Chard. Somerset!! Now this maybe complete fluke, but to find 2 woman born in Chard Somerset at that time amazes me... Cannot find marriages to EITHER. There is more info that makes me think these 2 women may be related, but too much to put on here. ANYONE shed light on this, I'd be verrrrry grateful. Thanks Ange
red mail Re - James Ford
It seems that Phillis Beck was in fact James 2nd wife. George, her son, later became George Ford born Chard about 1835. Any nfo on Beck family? How do we access parish records for Chard?
red mail J H Cox 69 Cambridge St 7 Mar 1919
Looking for any ancestors of this person with whom a great uncle stayed before serving in France with Australian forces in WW1. Seeking any knowledge of contact with George Albert Alford
red mail James Ford
My ggg/father James was born (1803) and worked in Chard as a joiner/carpenter. He moved to Sneinton Notts later. Was married to Phillis (maybe second wife). His son George was born in Chard 1835, worked as a lace maker. Later married Elizabeth Howard and lived in Sneinton Notts working as lacemaker. Seeking any information on James and family. Baz
red mail James Edwards
James Edwards born Chard 1799 married Mary born Salisbury - would love to know more about his descendants. he seems to have moved to yeovil and can be found in some of the early censuses. Clare
red mail Guppy Family
Hi, I am researching Justinian & Elizabeth Guppy who lived in Chard. I am related through their youngest daughter Mary born 1829 in Chard, Somerset. I believe Mary may have had brothers and sisters - possibilities are Isaac, William & Jesse. I would like to hear from anyone researching the Guppy family.
red mail Fooks
I am interested in any information on the Fooks family who are registered in early census as from East street Chard. I am particularly interested in any information regarding Nellie Fooks, born 1884.
red mail Board Robert 1794. Chard.
I am looking for anyone researching the Board Family from this area ,as I am trying to find out if the IGI for Robert Board born to John and Betty Board was my G.G.Grandfather or not. The date given is 27/04/1794. John is given a born abt,1762. and Betty abt 1766 both of Chard. My Robert went eventually to Luppitt in Devon via Buckland St Mary but as I can find no trace of hin there I believe him to have been working there as a blacksmith prior to going to Luppitt and marrying Elizabeth Symons. If anyone can guide me I would be very grateful. Molly,
My fathers brother Albert appears to have married in chard in the early 60s, my dad Leonard and his brother Arthur were trainee butchers during the war and evacuated to chard. I would welcome any news of the family line in the area. Thanks
red mail DAVIS
Would like to know more about the parents of John Davis born in Chard in 1828 and married Emma Lear from Langport. They had two children Elizabeth Ann and Jane and moved to Bristol.
red mail Joseph and Betty Cornelius
I would be grateful for any information on Joseph Cornelius (born c1773 in Chard) and his wife (who MAY have been Betty Halfyard from Awliscombe, Devon).
red mail William Harris (born c1796)
I would be grateful to anyone who could give me information about William Harris who was born c1796 and was living in Forton nr. Chard in 1841 with his wife Sarah and their children John, Mary, Thomas and Robert.
red mail Urban Harvey
looking for any details on my great grandfather urban married florence. lived in the pound chard somerset. any information?
red mail Gosling Family of Chard, Axminster, Lyme Regis or Bridport
John Gosling, Elizabeth née Stembridge, and their children Mary, Elizabeth and William, left Chard in about 1848-50, emigrated to Jersey in the Channel Islands, and starting in a small way, gradually built a flourishing business in the carriage trade. Mary marr. George William Bailey, Elizabeth marr. Robert Cox then James Stembridge & William marr. Sarah Hodder. My grandfather, William Robert Gosling returned to London, England 1899-1900, marrying Mary Ann Maud Mitchell and lived here for the rest of his life, dying in 1946. I know all the main events of their lives since 1851 but cannot seem to get any reliable information pre-1822. Can anyone help me?
williams family
I am trying to trace Thomas Williams, born about l838/40, son of John Williams. In l86l Thomas was a Royal Marine, living in Devonport, married to Margaret nee Cloake, with two daughters, Mary and Emily. Would be grateful for any information, or if anyone could look the family up on the l84l?51 census please. Regards, Liz
red mail William and Sarah Harris 1841
I am trying to find a maiden name for Sarah Harris, who was living at Forton, Chard, at the time of the 1841 census. She was born in around 1801 and was married to William Harris (born c 1796). Their children were John (b1826), Mary (b1832), Thomas (b1834) and Robert (b1840). Dates are approximate.
red mail Henry Ashton
Henry Ashton b 1820 Chard/Ashill and married (maybe twice) Sarah Ellen Paine 1851 Brentford, Middx Was he also married to Sarah Newberry Gough 1943 Chard. Was he a bigamist? Maggie
red mail James Cornelius (b.Chard c1800)
I am seeking any information about my Great Great Great Grandfather, who I believe to be James Cornelius, born in Chard in about 1800. I believe his son to be James Cornelius (Born c1837) who moved to Sidbury, Devon.
red mail William Brown
Seeking information on William Brown, born in Chard @1828. Married a Melvina from Exeter, father of George 1852, Richard 1854, Sarah 1860, John Frederick 1864 and Elizabeth 1868. Moved to Torquay by 1861
red mail Whitmarsh
I'm looking for a jeweller named Edwin Whitmarsh. He had a girlfriend named Bessie Hussey who moved to South Wales in about 1909.
red mail Cooke in Chard
Looking for any info on Robert Cooke b. c1811 in Chard, he married a Dorothy Williams and they had a son Robert b. 1848 Hants.
Does anyone please have information about Hannah Batten who gives her place of birth as Chard on the 1881 census. She was born about 1800 and married William Buckland in Bath in 1825. Her father may have been George Batten. Many thanks.
red mail Horn Farm, Forton, Chard
Does anyone have a photograph or illustration of Horn Farm, please? It has now been demolished, I do not know when.
red mail Spurril's in Chard
Looking for info on my GG Grandfather John Spurrill was born Aug 31 1809 in Chard, Somerset. The spelling of the name is suspect as John was illiterate and his name could have been many variations of the spelling of Spurrill
red mail William H. Aplin
Looking for descendants of William Aplin, born 1855 in Chard, Somerset, married to Lily nee Love. He worked as a mechanical engineer and lived in London.
Thomas Gould
I am looking for information on Thomas Gould, who I believe was a butcher in/around Chard. I believe he was born circa 1780, and had a son Abraham born 1807. I believe he married Joan Aplin in 1805. Any help would be most appreciated.
red mail Lee family of Chard
A prolific family in the 19th century, many working in lace industry, many descended from two brothers from Membury, Devon. Would like to hear from anybody connected.
red mail Type blacksmith
My gt gt grandmother was Mary Type, daughter of Christopher Type, blacksmith in Chard.
red mail Jeffery
Looking for connections to an Emily Jeffery born around 1866,later married in London possibly to a Sidney Elliott,around 1890.
red mail Baulch in Chard connection
William HUISH, a cousin of mine, wed Mary Ann Baulch in Chard in 1831. I also have Baulch connections on another branch, these mainly in Langport.
red mail Baulch in Chard
Researching Baulch in Chard and neighbouring villages. 1700s-now.
red mail Type Family In Chard
Looking for any information on the Type Family in Chard Somerset, Christopher was the local Blacksmith there from 1830 to around 1860's in the High Street
red mail Diment in Chard 1881
Any information relating to Robert and Sarah Diment (48 & 40 respectively in 1881) and Robert's brother Phares (45 in 1881) would be much aprreciated. They farmed at Chilson Farm. Nicholas Diment
red mail down
Looking for my great grandmother Eliza Harriet Down, born Chard in approx 1845. Married Richard Staniland and ended up living in Sawley in Derbyshire.down
red mail Benjafield
I'm researching the family of my great great grandfather : James William Benjafield (born 1837). He married Mary Anne Derriman on 24 April 1862. I have records from various sources as living in Clarke's Row and of having a shop on the High Street. Does anyone else have them in their family tree or know anything about the shop and Clarkes Row?
red mail Henry John Sweetland 1892
Hi, I am trying to trace my family tree, I wanted to know if my greatgrandfather Henry John Sweetland born in Chard Someset I believe in 1892 has any syblings other than Gladys, what his fathers parents were called and what year he married Rose Lilian Boulton from St Giles in Reading (I think he had a brother in reading). He and his wife died in 1973 in Headington Oxford. If anyone can help that would be fantastic!
red mail Emily May Case
Was Emily May Case (married 31 January 1899) the same person as the Emlie Ann Case born in Chard about 1876?
red mail Stoodley
James Stoodley m. Ann Manning in the 1840s. They had several children, one of which was Lily Stoodley b. 1882. She married John Cummings of Bridgwater in 1904. She had a sister Rose who went to live in Wales. Lily went to stay with her sister Rose in 1919 and whilst there gave birth of her only child Lilian. She later went to Birmingham to live. I am interested to hear from anyone researching the Stoodley family from Chard.
red mail Hoskins
Several generations of HOSKINS family, from 1750's forwards. Living/born mainly in the Old Town area of Chard, also links with Crewkerne and Chardstock. Too many names to list here, please feel free to contact. Here are my earliest entries; Samuel Hoskins (born 1730's) married to Hannah ?Dyer, c1766; children include a John Hoskins born c1767 married Susanna FORSEY c1789, Chard; children John, Hannah, Susanna 1, James, Joseph, Ann, Susanna 2, Martha. John married Hannah VICKERY; Hannah Hoskins married Stephen HENLEY; James married Mary MARSH; Susanna 2 married Robert HENLEY.

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