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red mail Vera Ellis - Devizes
I've posted on here before but have more information now if anyone can help? I'm looking for information on the Ellis family from Devizes. My great grandmother was Vera Ellis born 1923, her mothers surname was Ellis also. She was a domestic servant in 1940 at the Butts, Potterne. In 1945 she married Walter R Riegelhuth in Devizes, I believe he may have been an American solider. She then married a Harrold Barraclough in 1950. In 1941 she was sent to st Olave's in Exeter to have my grandfather Martin J Ellis. He was fostered to a family named Rose who resided in Devizes. If anyone has any information I would be most grateful.
red mail Gibbs Family
Looking for information on Gibbs family living in and around Devizes during 1800 and earlier ,member of the Gibbs family moved to Chelsea during the 1800's.
red mail Francis Bayly
several generations of Francis Bayly were lawyers and attorneys in Devizes. I have Francis born in 1735 married to Mary Turner. Can anyone go further back than that?
red mail Charles WHITE
My great grandfather was Charles WHITE. Family information tells me that he was born on 20 March, 1850. Subsequent census records show that he was born in Devizes. However, I cannot find his birth records. I know that his father was John WHITE, born about 1828 in Marlborough, Wiltshire. Charles WHITE's mother's name was Sarah but I cannot find records of their marriage. I'd much appreciate any help.
red mail Catherine winifred Murphy
Just wondering if anybody in the Devizes area knew this lady,in the early 1960s she would have been with a chap whose last name was Brown and may have had a connection with freda and reg hand cheers
red mail George Drew
Im looking for any information no matter how irrelevant on George Drew, son of John and Mary (nee Stephens) born approx 1811. I believe he may have spent time in Tasmania Australia(Van Diemens Land) as a soldier. He died in Portland Australia in 1899 but any information prior to his death or about his family would be fantastic.
red mail George Lee 1881
George Lee born Wiltshire 1881 Devizes soldier in 1890 Found there with parents etc Henry Lee is his father any info on this family
red mail Major Thomas Bayly
My ancestor Thomas Bayly was born 1st August 1779 in Devizes. He served King and country for 28 years in Egypt, India and Ceylon. He died in Buanwella in 1827. He married Lydia Hammond in Calcutta in 1800. Would like the names of both Thomas and Lydia's parents as well as any siblings.
red mail John ROBBINS c1780
I am looking for the baptism of John ROBBINS born c1780 in Devizes (according to 1851 census). Does anyone have access to PRs please? Would be grateful for a look-up!
red mail Eli Bolwell and family
My husband's ancestor Eli Bolwell, was born in Devizes circa 1851, to Thomas Bolwell aged 29, a market gardener, and his wife Jane, also 29.Eli was their fourth son, and in 1881 he married Arundell Butt, a dressmaker, also in Devizes.In 1891 the couple moved to South Wales with their three children: Bertie, Ernest and Oliver. Another son, Alfred Eli was born in 1891, and then six more children; Mary, George,Stanle, Annie and Edith. Eli worked as a coal miner and the family lived in the Abercarn/Newbridge area. (Sarah)Annie married James Arthur Morse. I would especially like to find out more about theBolwell family in Devizes pre 1850, and the whereabouts of Eli Bolwell in the 1870s.
red mail miles/benger
Does anyone have any information on Jesse MIles and his wife Mary Benger circa 1900. They had 10 children Violet, Wilfred, Henry Frank, Freda, Edna, Lily, Emily, Nancy,Jesse and Jack who was the youngest and adopted soon after he was born.
red mail Chapman, James
James Chapman b abt 1791 Wiltshire. Married to Martha ? b abt 1790. had 4 children James, Rebecca, Richard and Margaretta as per 1841 census. Margaretta married james Hobbs b abt 1823 Wiltshire, in 1849. They had Martha who married William Payne in 1872. How do i trace back James' and Martha's marriage and birth details as i dont seem to be able to go back further than census details? Are there any contacts out there following similar family history?
red mail Mystery starting to be solved
I have so many tips since my last post. Thank you everyone for all the help my aunt vera isovetwhelmed with joy. We are still in need of more info reguarding my grandmother beatrice marthamaslin married named ready. Married ellis e ready. I would like more info on him! Born 1902 I would love info on how to gain pics ans find current family
red mail Mystery of family
I am looking for any information of my grandmother and her family. It has been a long standing mystery of her history for over many decades now, and that mystery wethought went to her grave with her. Her name was beatrice martha maslin. What info we do know is her first husband was a ready. This was not my grandfather. Once she moved to the states all info was nevet talked about or made up. She was from devizes and born in 1919 or 1920...please help us have peace
red mail TURNER
Are you descended from Benjamin Turner born 1860 in Devizes to James and Caroline?Caroline and Benjamin later lived in Redwick Gloucestershire and then Swindon Wiltshire.Caroline and her first husband Thomas Newman were my gtgtgrandparents.Would love to hear from you.Gillian
red mail John Drew of Southbroom, Devizes
John Drew or Drewe was the first occupant of Southbroom House just outside Devizes around 1500. He is described as a clothier of Devon, and is, from the Wiltshire Visitations, supposed to be of the Devon Drewe family. His coat of arms shows a link, but I have no further information about his roots. Any ideas?
red mail Sullivan - Devizes
Still seeking information on my great grandfather John Frncis Sullivan who was according to later census returns born in Devizes in 1838/39. His parents were Cornelius Sullivan and Catherine Sullivan nee Lane both of whom were born in Ireland. I have not as yet traced a birth certificate or ny other record. As the family returned to Ireland after his birth and then came back to England in the later 19840's I wonder whether there were any army barracks in the area to which Cornelius might have been posted?
red mail Pullin, Lewis, Devizes,
Edward Thomas Pullin (b Castlecombe 1887) m Dorothy Lewis ( b 1887) abt 1910. His occupation at the time was a Coach Wheeler (?) . Later he became a motor engineer. Dorothy died 1934 at The Britox. Edw. d 1944. Any knowledge of the family, Motor business in Devizes gratefully received.
I had such a wonderful response for information on my Moms' mothers side of the family, I thought I would try my luck with her Dads'side. Here goes... JOHN ROWLAND BENNETT is listed on my Moms' birth certificate as her father. JOHN is shown as being a the ROYAL FLYING CORPS. a CONSTRUCTIONAL ENGINEER in 1918. My Moms' name was Marion and she was born JAN.20,1918 in BRISTOL,SOMERSET,ENGLAND. Her mothers' name was listed on the bc as LILLIAN VALERIE M BENNETT nee TASKER.She was from CHIPPENHAM,WILTSHIRE,ENGLAND born in 1895 to SIDNEY HERBERT TASKER and SARAH JANE PERRETT. You can view the birth certificate on my tree SMITH FAMILY TREE under MARION BENNETT. I can not find a marriage register for JOHN and LILLIAN so I am thinking they may not have been married at all. It is possible, according to rumors in my family, that LILLIAN had her baby out of wedlock and that maybe her and JOHN were having an affair and that he was married to someone else. She may have put his name down and said she was his wife just because it was not cool to be pregnant and not married during those times. Not long after MARION was born, LILLIAN left England and immigrated to CANADA, ending up in VICTORIA,BC,CANADA. I am hoping someone can give me some help with finding out more about JOHN ROWLAND BENNETT as I am at a blank wall. Also, I don't want any living relatives of JOHN'S to think I want anything other than just to fill in the missing blanks on my tree! Anyway...thanks for listening! Sincerely, Marla
I am searching for info on MICHAEL TASKER of DEVIZES,WILTSHIRE,ENGLAND. His wifes' name was JANE, I think and he had children by the names of WILLIAM,CHARLES,SIDNEY HERBERT and JANE. SIDNEY HERBERT married SARAH JANE PERRETT. SIDNEY was born in STANTON and lived in ROWDE. I am hitting a dead end where MICHAEL and his family are concerned. Any info I receive will be greatly appreciated. Thanks... Sincerely, Marla
red mail Hill and Hall
I have ancestors in the Hill family of Shrewton, Wilts who married into the Halls who may have been from Devizes, early 19th century. John Hill married Lucy Hall in Devizes in 1813. I don't yet have any Hulls, Hells or Holls in my family tree, but it's probably only a matter of time.
red mail Parish Records for St Marys of Devizes
I have a copy of the PRs for St Marys if anyone would like me to look up anything for them.
red mail Mannard/Maynard
Martha Mannard possibly Maynard born c 1689, married James Bailey of Holt at St Marys Devizes 8 Sept 1738. Any information about the family would be good.
red mail Flower
Looking for any information about Elizabeth Flower, born in Devizes c1830 daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth. She married John Bailey from Holt in Devizes 24 Jan 1655
red mail Alderwoods or Alderwitts, possibly Alderwill
Looking for any info on above family apparently from Devizes in late 1700's but when appearing in our "tree" are living in Marlborough approx 1795. Many thanks
red mail Ody
Searching for Eliza Ody & family, born in Devizes 1831
red mail Sarah Erwood born 1827 Devizes
Hi I'm trying to trace details of the above lady who was born in Devizes about 1827. This is from the census information and I have not been able to trace her actual birth record, either of her marriage records (she married twice) or found her with other family members in any census, so clues on the rest of her family are quite thin on the ground! Can anyone help at all. Her marriages were to Francis Pascoe approx. 1855 and John Murley approx. 1860. Would love to hear from anyone researching this family name in Devizes or Middlesex (as this is where she lived most of her married life). Thanks, Lesley
red mail Norwood or Woodruffe
looking for information on Percy Welsh Norwood who married Beatrice Grace Woodruffe and lived in the Devizes area circa 1890.They had four children, and at least one of them(Percival George) was born in Devizes.Percy Welsh went on th have a distinguished military career serving a total of 35 yrs man and boy.The family eventually moved to Market Drayton, Shrops.,where Percy Welsh died.His three sons Percival, Arthur, and Robert served in WW2,Robert died at Dunkirk aged around 24
red mail looking for long family
william long born 1815 married dinah hood in devizes 1837 they had 5 daughters and two sons one of them died in child birth, they moved to london 1860-1870 william died in 1894 in chelsea, london in the workhouse
red mail Withers family of Devizes
I'm looking for information on Mary Withers from Devizes, born probably about 1806.
red mail Ferris family
Help needed info regarding the whereabouts of any relations of the Ferris family from Devizes (Ferris and Culverwell) Thomas.H.S Ferris who was Devizes mayor 1921,and his son George Henry Guy Ferris born 1903(died 1948) auctioneer at the family business.all info greatful received.
Devizes Wiltshire, research advice please
Can anybody give me some tips on how best to proceed with my research? I have William Maundrill born C1780 in Timsbury Somerset marries Sarah (unknown but may be Cadbury) born C1783 in Devizes Wiltshire. Their first child was Mary Maundrill born 6 Oct 1807 in Timsbury Somerset. I already checked for the marriage in Timsbury Somerset – not found. I would like to check for the marriage in Devizes, hopefully this might give me Sarah’s surname. I intend visiting Devizes and Timsbury in the next couple of months, can anybody suggest where I can view the OPRs for each of these towns. Also any other information that would help me further my research of my ancestors. Thank You Tom
red mail Statues in Devizes
Can anyone tell me who the statue is of at the junctions of London Road & Salisbury Roads? It looks as if some bushes have just been removed and the statue discovered. Could be a Queen.
red mail Maslen Devizes Wiltshire
I am looking for information about Charles Maslen who married Susanna Matthews in 1851 they are believed to have lived in or around Devizes. He is my GGgrandfather on both sides as my grandparents married as first cousins in 1917.
red mail Bishop in New Street
We were delighted in a family visit to Devizes to find 23 New Street still intact, although no-one was there. Our BISHOP family lived there in the 1800s, when THOMAS BISHOP was a plumber and glazier at one time employing six men. His daughter JANE BISHOP was the wife of my husband's grandfather, JOHN ROLAND TROTT and later of THOMAS COUPER, both of the Royal Artillery. Any information on the family or the house would be gratefully received. Thomas Bishop's wife was a WOODMAN.
red mail "YOUNG" Family.
Any information on Edward Young. may have been christened William Edward Young born Devizes 1821/2 or thereabouts.. many thanks..
red mail Nursery,Devizes
Would love a picture of this place. Must have been near the hospital or Assylum. John and Susannah Brinsdon living here in 1841 Must have been like a housing area apparently on Bath Rd. any information appreciated
red mail Witts
Looking for information about the family of Moses Witts. He married Ann Neat in 1854. They had 4 children - George(1855), James M(1858), William(1860) and Henry(1862). Can you help?
Lye family
Looking for information on Lye family in and around Devizes/Seend area from 1700 - 1900
red mail Boyes Boyce Panswick Devizes
Kiwi researching Charles Boyes, Boyce, b circa 1837. His father was John Boyes,(died 1877 Devizes) mother Ann (S)Panswick. Fathers occ:chairmaker. He had three brothers that I know of, John, James and George. The brothers emigrated to NZ about 1867 and Charles was presented with a bible at Gravesend on his departure from a friend, Old Park Devizes, Wiltshire. Charles married Catherine Darrach (born PEI Canda)in 1875 in Waimate, NZ. Any information on the Boyes, (S)Panswick families would be very much appreciated.
I am searching for a RHODA GILBERT nee BOWERS 1805. She was from a gentry family but eloped with the groomsman, THOMAS GILBERT. There afar she was disherited from the BOWER family. I know Rhoda mothers name was Sarah but thats as far as I get. RHODA and THOMAS GILBERT children were called James 1825, Sarah 1829, Mary 1832, John 1833, George 1836, Maria Hannah 1839
red mail Miles Benger
Can You help me find my Grandad and Grand mother Lived in devizes i belived they married 1880 any information Thanks
red mail trying to find
I am trying to find any one who knows any thing about jesse miles who married mary ann benger in devizes about 1880 any think would be most helpfull they had 6/7 children Wilferd Frank Vi Betty Emiley Else
red mail James Pearce Dowding and Benjamin Dowding
I am seeking information on James Pearce Dowding, who died at Devizes in 1840, as well as information on Benjamin Dowding, mid 1800s, who in 1851 was living with his granddaughter, Emma (9-11 years old).
red mail Lambon family
Any information on the Lambon family would be appreciated. Samuel, b. 1813, was a Brass Tube maker in Birmingham and James Lambon b 1788, also a Brass Founder was born in Devizes in 1788 (1861 Census).
red mail Roger W Mckissick
Hi i am looking for Roger Mckissick, born approx 1956. I think he remarried in 1990 to a Linda M Bird. His brother is called Alan and mother Gwendolyn. He moved to Northern Ireland with my mother Carol but think moved back to devizes. I was born in Bath in 1982 and would love to get in touch. so anyone that has any information please make contact
red mail Frames of Devizes.
One line of my research is of a Frame family from Devizes Wilts, from info passed down through the generations is that of a William Frame who apparently lived in a manor house in Devises Wilts.this must be in the 18th century, the nearest I can get is of a Charles Frame b. 1828 Nettleton Wilts. can you help please. Alan NSW.
red mail Ashleys in Devizes
I'm trying to find anything about Joseph Ashley born about 1883 married Ada Bessie Hailstone in 1908. We know of there were other brothers one called Stanley, two others moved to Canada. Any info would be app.
Brinsdon and variants one name study
I am undertaking a one name study of Brinsdon and variants (Brinsden, Brunsdon, Bronsdon, Blunsden etc). I would be pleased to hear from anyone who has instances of this name in their family tree. My 2 x gt grandfather was Edward Rutty Brinsdon born 1843 in Devizes.
red mail William Charles Clifford
Looking for my Grt Grt Grandfathers family. He was born in Devizes approx. 1835. Left for Australia as a young man 1851 for the goldfields. Returned to the U.K. to see family several times before settling in N.Z. in 1861. He married my Grt. Grt. Grandmother Margaret McLaren in 1873 and they had three sons. William, Peter & Joseph.
red mail Brinsdon
John and Suzannah Brinsdon nee Rutty. Children Srah,Thomas, Elizabeth, Mary Ann, Lucy, Edward Rutty, James Albert, Hester. Know a lot about this family but always looking for more information.
red mail wondering about the paget family
just wondering if anyone has any information on my family. we are a big farming family from bromham but i would like to find out who i'm related to and how.
Arthur William Cottle
I am hoping to trace my uncle Arthur william Cottle. Born c1880, Baltonsborough, Somerset. Married June 1/4 1906, Chippenham. Death registered Dec 1/4 1946, Devizes. I would be pleased to hear from anyone willing to help. Thank you. Vera
Samuel Moore & Sons Ltd, fruit preserves manufacturers
I'm trying to find a connection which family hearsay says there is between Sarah Anne Moore b.1842/1843 in Market or West Lavington and the Samuel Moore & Sons factory in Easterton Devizes. Any help would be appreciated..
red mail Hitchings - Devizes
Searching for anyone with a connection to Rosamond Hitchings b Devizes around 1800. Married Richard Reed and lived Brighton..
red mail Researching Page, Cracklow, Postelthwait
I have various information on a ancestral family which shows that they were in all of the above places from 1780 to 1840. Any information as to why they would have been in those particular areas would be helpful.
red mail Culley family
Searching for info on Annie Culley, born about 1862 in Devizes. Father was Edward Culley born about 1821 in S. Cerney, Glouc. Annie married Robert Gent and they had 2 sons, E. Robert Gent and Bernard Sydney Gent.
red mail Infantacide
Has anyone any recolection of this during the early 1950s involving a person from Jamacia Terrace who was bought to trial at Salisbury any info please
red mail Robbins
Researching the Robbins Family from Devizes (family has links to Milton Lilbourne and Amesbury also).
red mail Sullivan
I am searching for details of the parents, who came from Cork , of John Francis Sullivan born in Devizes in 1838. He is my great grandfather and subsequently moved to Salford where he was a corn merchant.
red mail Anderson/Adams/Smith Devizes
Am searching for information in connection with my grandmother, Vera Chapman who married a Thomas Anderson around 1939. She had four children with him in the Bath area, before moving to Devizes with Frederick Adams and going on to have a further 7 children - Cheryl, Steven, Gail, Judith, Alison, Craig and Mark. Believe Frederick died and Vera married a Mr Smith who died in 1984. Believe family resided around Bromham area of Devizes. Any information much appreciate.
red mail mullins/mullings
I'm looking for information on my g.g. grandfather, Joseph Mullings, born Feb. 1811 at St. Mary's Devizes and moved to Newfoundland Canada
red mail Trayhorne family
I am researching the Trayhorne family from Allington, Witlshire, my ggrandfather lived at Roundway, Devizes and had three daughters and a son who was my grandfather. I should be grateful for any info on the above.
Wadworth Hester
I am trying to locate a Hester/Ester/Esther Wadworth, born about 1778. Married William Miell of All Cannings who died 1805. Hester died 1855. Her father was I believe David Wadworth. Any info on her, especially her date of birth would be appreciated.
red mail SLOPER NASH
Mary SLOPER -1678 Devizes,Wilts. 12 F9MF2 John NASH of Devizes,Wilts. 1502
red mail Gerrish - Devizes
My Gr Grandfather was Thomas Gerrish born in Devizes about 1849. Parents believed to be James Gerrish and Eliza Wyatt. Thomas was a butcher and by 1876 was living in Paddington, London. Would love to hear from anyone who recognises this family.
red mail Giddings
William Giddings or Geddings born in Devizes 1840, married Eliza Broadhurst in Derby 1875. Have not been able to trace William's family in Devizes or find out how he came to be a Derby. Can anyone help?
red mail A plumber and glazier
THOMAS BISHOP, aged 38, was a plumber and glazier and in the 1851 census he lived in Main Street Devizes with wife SARAH, 33, and children ELIZABETH, 7, GEORGE, 2, JANE, 1. Jane became my husband's grandmother. She married JOHN ROLAND TROTT, and later THOMAS COUPER. I don't know if Elizabeth married, but I think George did and had daughters. John and Jane's son, JOHN ROWLAND TROTT, came to South Africa for Boer War and stayed here.
red mail Maslen
I am looking for information about members of the Maslen family who moved from Wiltshire to Crawley Sussex via Tillington Sussex. Anything very welcome
I am researching William FIGGINS, son of Thomas and Sarah FIGGINS nee RIVERS, who married Sarah PHILLIPS nee MUNDAY in 1837 in St Mary Devizes, Wiltshire. Any information on this branch would be very much appreciated.
red mail Bush and Fox
looking for family of Lucy Augusta Bush married Alfred Shaw Fox 1866 St John Devizes. Lucys father William Robert Bush was deceased before 1851 he was a silversmith on Lucy marriage cert. Any further info greatly appreciated.
red mail Gingell
Searching for the parents of William Albert Gingell born about 1887 in Devizes, Wiltshire. William married Ethel Mary Smith (b. Oct 29, 1891), he died in Leicester 16 Feb, 1944. Any help to update the williams family tree would be greatly appreciated.
red mail Maslen
I am looking for details of my Great Grandfather George Maslen. I beleive he was born in Devizes around 1840 (but may be as early as 1835). He worked on the Kennet & Avon canal and, so legend has it, may have had to leave the canal in a hurry whenhe was in a fight with another canal person that had tragic consequences. He settled in Reading and was living there in the 1871 census.
red mail Hayward family of Roundway, Bishop's Cannings
A Sarah Hayward, 9th child of 'Mr Robert' of Roundway, born 1814, is believed to have married a yeoman, Thomas Corben, at Salisbury Cathedral in 1737. The register said that she was 'of Bradford', but by 1737 both parents were dead, and she may have been living/working away from the family home, where a brother, Robert, ran the farm, and a step-mother resided. In the early 18th cantury, would farming families about 50 miles apart and in different counties, have been in touch with one another?
red mail Dowding-Dredge
My ggrandfather, Jesse Dowding, was born in Great Cheverell in 1837/8. He was raised in Devizes by his parents, James Dowding and Anna Dredge. He and his sister, Emma, born about 1840, were orphaned very young. Emma was adopted out to possibly a Dredge relation. Anyone with information on this family tree, please reply. Thanks, Lisa
Devizes old Bridewell
Can anyone help with the inmates of the old prison (Bridewell) of Devizes? It served as a goal for convicts to be transported to Australia. The prison was demolished in 1924. I have a pic of it if anyone wants it.
red mail butchers of devizes
searching for families of john thomas butcher (b. about 1856 in greater cheverell) who married mary jane robbins 1884 in devizes, wiltshire. marys mother was mary bloomfield who died before 1881. any contact appreciated.
red mail Maslin, Thomas b. 1814 - Devizes & m. Ann Burden of Potterne.
I am looking for the parents &/or siblings of Thomas Maslin (Maslen)who was born abt 1814 in St John the Baptist,Devizes & married Ann Burden of Potterne 4 Aug 1834 in St John the Baptist,Devizes.
red mail Robert Coles B 1844 Devizes M Eliza Terry Of Pangbourne
Seeking details of Robert's birth, siblings and parents please. Anyone else researching?
red mail Clark, Phipps, Sellwoods In Wiltshire
William Clarke married Mary Shepherd at Chirton, Wiltshire 1738. Children were Betty,Jane, Thomas,William. Second marriage- William married Elizabeth Hale 1752. Also Chirton. Children were Jane, Richard William. Thomas married Betty/Elizabeth. Children wereWilliam b 1769 Henry 1771 Mary, James 1779. Henry Clark married Mary Phipps 1804 at Devizes. Children were Ann, James, John, Ann, Mary Ann,and Henry. Henry's brother James m Betty(also Phipps) 1803 children were William Thomas James Thomas Ann Henry and James(?) John Clark m Jane Eliza Sellwood Upavon. She was born Everleigh 1807. Would like to hear from anyone searching the same lines.
red mail Logdon Family
Any information on the Logdon family, particularly George Logdon born Devizes Southbroom 1807
red mail Hunt's Of Devizes
Hi I'm interested in the hunt family. I have a list of name's from Robert Hunt 1766 to verious descendants of 1901.
Clarks, Fishlocks, and Giddings
Would like to hear from anyone researching Clarks, Fishlocks,and Giddings families from around the Devizes area
red mail Rudman
Looking for info on Rudmans that moved to South Africa in 1820
looking for info on bagg famile mother was born around 1900 thought to have been farmers had seven brothers any info app

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