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I am Andrew A Matthews seeking info regarding my paternal Matthews lineage with possible link to a Richard and Anne Matthews of Down Ampney, Gloucestershire Thanks in anticipation Andrew
red mail John Embling
John married Doborah Crump at Highworth on 4-11-1744.Hve found most of the deaths and marriages of the children ecept William born 1747, Deborah 1748 and Ann 1757, can anybody help with this please.
red mail Henry Embling
Was Henry who was married to Jemima Sims in 1849 sentenced to Devizes prison about 1857?.Trying to solve a mystery.
red mail Giles Avenell families
I am descended from John Giles and Ester Avenell, both from Highworth and born 1801 and 1798 respectively. They had 3 sons, the 3rd was James Thomas, my ancestor, born 1829. I can follow the Avenell line back to 1711, when Ester's grandfather Henry was born, but don't know any more about the Giles line. Names of females marrying in include Bailey and Fertecine. I know more about these people and the intervening generations.
red mail May/Reeves Families
I am looking for information about Charles J May born about 1834 in Corsham,Wiltshire, He married Jane Reeves in 1866 Chippenham.They may have moved to London and had a butchers shop in the Elephant and Castle area.
red mail Hale
I am looking for Giles Hale who was a subsitute for a Thomas Game possibly from Highworth in the Wiltshire Militia Around 1800 he was stationed in Norwich where he Married a Hannah Gooch in 1810
red mail May family, Highworth
My great grandfather, William Thomas May, born 1875, Highworth. Married Charlotte Annie Warren. My Grandmother was Violet Annie May, married Frank Webb in Canada in 1924.
red mail cleaver family
I am trying to find reference to parents of William Cleaver born 1786 in Highworth Wiltshire. He married Harriet Wells in 1815 in Merton Surrey and had 8 children. the reference for his birth comes from the 1851 and 1861 Census.
red mail Sturmey Family
I am researching the Sturmey family. My greatgrandmother, Susannah Sturmey, had a brother Jasper who appears to have 'disappeared' from records after 1881. Anyone know anything about the family? Susannah married Harold Collins Grey and they lived in Highworth.
red mail William Turner
Can anyone remember a William Turner of Highworth who supposedly went to Canada possibly during the 1920's. Also, a Betty Fields who lived with the Butlers in Cherry Orchard during the same period.
red mail GILES, CLACK , LEGG. Highworth
My Gt Uncle Herbert GILES bn 1888 in Stanton Fitzwarren married Bertha Jane CLACK on 27th Dec 1909 at South Marston. He worked on the GWR Railway, Highworth Branch Line(engineering)and lived in Highworth. Sadly he, Herbert, Service No 675060 21st Bn of the 1st Surrey Rifles was killed on Sept 4th 1918 in Flanders and I had no idea if I have any Aunts from this marriage but now find there were 3, KATHLEEN E. bn 1912, ALICE M. bn 1915 and Bertha V. bn 1918 regd 1st Q 1919 so, he never glimpsed his youngest daughter. One of my relatives drove Colonel Bouveries car at Sevenhampton House until the Col, passed away, my father told me,it may have been a son of one of these girls possibly with the surname PAGE ? The mother of Herbert was still in Stanton in the 30,s,I have her on a photo in 1925, she was Martha Giles nee LEGG bn Hampton near Highworth in 1855 and married John Robert Giles a widower in Dec 1881 at Stanton,any other persons interested in these ?. Today 20-3-2010 the son of Bertha V and I have made contact,thanks to Curious Fox. Allen.
red mail Anns family
I am researching John Anns clockmaker and hardware merchant in Highworth in the late 18th century. He appears in records as a plot holder at the time of the Enclosure Act. Also John Anns in 1638 mentioned in the Church records regarding the Church bells. I should be pleased to have any further information.
red mail WAYNE
Seeking info on ancestors and descendants of William WAYNE (b 1841 Llantarnam, Mon) and Ann MILLIER (Parents John Millier and Eleanor Barnes; b 1842 Yatton, Somerset). William and Ann m at Swindon on 24 June 1864. They had seven children, all except one b at Highworth: Kate 1865, Amy Helena Ada 1866, Sydney Granville 1868, William Frederick 1869, Annie 1871, Ernest Alexander 1874, Frank (b Swansea) 1876.
red mail Barnes - Highworth
The original parish registers showed that my great-grandfather, William Barnes, was born on 20 June 1795 at Highworth to Francis and Elizabeth Barnes. Francis's occupation was shown as licensed victualler but her maiden name is unknown. Documentary information (now lost) indicated that he was landlord of the Rose and Crown, Highworth. My great-grandfather does not appear to have any siblings locally nor does his father Francis appear to link-up with any other Francises locally on the IGI. Can anyone help with information on Francis and Elizabeth or records for the Rose and Crown?
red mail Panton family, Highworth
I am trying to trace my 3 x Gt Grandfather, James Panton born 1778 in the Swindon area. There is a possibility he came from the Highworth area as there are several Panton's (various spellings)from there, some of them in the Highworth Union Workhouse on 1841 census. Any help greatly appreciated.
red mail Titcheners of Sevenhampton
I am interested in the Titchener or Tichener family resident in Sevenhampton, Highworth, Wilts around the 1780s.
red mail Cirencester Wilts
Can someone tell me the names of towns and villages in the Parish of Cirencester in the period 1800-1850. Or where to go, nicely thank you, to look up myself. My interest is George Haines/Hayes, first wife Lucy ??, second wife Louisa Clark, John Henry White and their families. John Henry White married Caroline Hayes, Highworth, 1882 and emmigrated to Australia.
red mail Willoughby family of Highworth, Wilkins
Looking for information on Charles Willoughby, b. 1811 in Highworth Parish to Harriet Willoughby (no father's name on parish record); also his wife, Mary Wilkins (m. in Highworth, 1836--no other information). Both moved to Canada in the 1830's. Need info about Willoughby family in Wiltshire (paternity of Charles?) or Wilkins family.
red mail Willoughby family of Highworth
Have been able to trace and document history as far as Wm.Willoughby 1774 and Eliz.Goff 1776 and there I have hit the proverbial stone wall. Grateful for any help.
red mail Highworth White Hayes
My g-grandmother, Caroline Hayes,(mother's name Carol) married John Henry White at Highworth in 1882. The couple emmigrated to Australia between 1882 and 1884, when their first Australian born child was born. A daughter, Mabel, may have been born in the UK. Would appreciate any information on this family. More importantly, can someone give me some information on Highworth, Wiltshire as it would have been in the late 1800's - industry, neigbouring towns/villages, churches, etc.
red mail Manning/Mccallum Highworth
Searching for marriage of Catherine Manning born 1862 Highworth,daughter of Charles and Elizabeth, to Duncan Mccallum born around 1850 in Scotland. Records show 11 children born between 1876 and 1901 but in view of Catherines age there must be some doubt of whether the early ones are hers. Cannot find a records of their marriage on any of the major websites in either England or Scotland. Has anybody come across the family please?
red mail Gabriel Woolford
Looking for any info about Gabriel Woolford, who was married to Elizabeth. Had 2 children that I know about, Peter(1765) and Sarah(1767). Thanks.
red mail Rose
Looking for relatives of John Rose. 1816 Highworth Wilts. Married Sarah Williams 1842 In Worcestershire 1845 for birth of son William who married Hannah Weaver 1866 in Hereford In Herefordshire thereafter
red mail Painter
I am looking for the parents and siblings of Joseph Painter, born c.1818, Highworth, Wiltshire. Any information would be appreciated.
red mail The Green Highworth
I am looking for deatails of the street called now The Green, but has also been knonw as Towns End and Westrop Street.
red mail Hoare Family
I am trying to trace the ancestors of John HOARE, born in Highworth, Wiltshire in 1811. He moved to Lambeth London, I assume with his family and in 1834 was married to Julietta Sarah Merchant (born Buckland, Somerset in 1814). John had a brother - William also born in Highworth in 1828. Any help tracing their ancestry greatly appreciated.
red mail JUDD and ADAMS family of Highworth
I am researching Joseph Judd who married Susanna Adams in Highworth on 29th Oct 1803. They had three children: Elizabeth b 1804, James b 1805 and Thomas b 1808. I am particularly interested in what became of Thomas.
red mail Avenall
Looking for anything associated with Thomas Avenall - Blacksmith in Highworth around 1850. Married to Ellen Cox of Faringdon in 1850. Oldest daughter Ann Adelaide born 1851.
red mail Whiteway
Researching Whiteway family, in particular one William Whiteway believed to have been born circa 1750/60 - unsure of what county. Died in Highworth 1841 in the Workhouse. Allegedly married Elizabeth (no surname) - unsure whether there were any children or if he is the father to Robert Whiteway (& others) who was transported to Australia. Help would be appreciated in trying to solve this part of the puzzle.
red mail Manning
Mary Ann Manning b.1847 Islington died 1892, Highworth. Married John Manning (or not) 1871-1872. Possible maiden name of Collins or Willis. Lived in London but came to Highworth to have her son Richard John Manning and died there. Trying to solve the mystery of what her connection to Highworth was.
Day family
I am looking for the family of james day born Highworth wiltshire. Christened 25/10/1813. Parents William Day & Mary. Various other siblings. I think William Day married Mary Cope 27/10/1806 ( not proved) Williams Parents were Robert Day & Mary. Anyone know this family or related to them???
I am researching the family of Elizabeth Mayress (sometimes spelt Mayriss), an ancestor of mine, born in Highworth, in 1812. I would love to hear from anyone who has an interest in this unusual family name.
red mail Willoughby
Researching the name Willoughby in Highworth 1770's - 1880's.
red mail Hedges Ephraim
I am looking for any information about Ephraim Hedges and family, particularly Francis born 1833.
Chadwick - Swindon & Highworth
Researching the Chadwick family in Wiltshire. James Chadwick was born at Houghton le Spring, Co Durham in 1856. Moved to Wiltshire and married Sarah Gibson at Highworth in 1889. He was employed as a cartwright and resided in Read St,Swindon in 1891.Believed they had a number of children, including Maurice (b1892). Any info gratefully received.
Does anyone have any information on Jesmond House,before it became a hotel.At one time it was owned by Phil and Betty Higgs and he had a tailoring business there.I would love to know anything about the history of this place,also the owners before theHiggs family.Thank you,S.S.
John Edmonds, farmer, father of another John born in Broad Blunsdon in 1859. Any help or information gratefully received!
red mail Whiteway Family
Am researching the WHITEWAY family of Highworth, Wilts. late 1700s - 1800s. Robert Whiteway b 1802 son of William and Elizabeth Whiteway was transported to Tasmania in 1821, where he married Ann Larkins and later Ellen Wigmore. Robert's nephew James (son of Thomas Whiteway and Elizabeth Moulder/n) was also transported to Tasmania.

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