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Mary Ann Lewis (nee Briercliffe)
I am trying to find out what became of Mary Ann Lewis (nee Briercliffe), born Paythorne/Gisburn in Yorkshire, abt 1823. In 1871, she was living in Melksham, wife of William Lewis, who is described as an Indepedent Minister of Melksham Chapel. Some transcriptions have listed this as a Methodist chapel, but this does not come from the Census return. William Lucas is reportedly born in Llanddarog (Carmarthenshire) in 1804 (although some transcriptions put his age as 47, not 67, making his do about 1824. However, I can find no definite record of William Lucas either before or after 1871.
Hi my fellow Curious Foxers, I'm trying to find the parents of my 4x great grandparents,William CASWELL & Elizabeth COLE.The only info that I have is that they were married in Melksham on 4th august 1785.Any help/info would be greatly appreciated. Mike in Adelaide
Truman or Trueman family/Smart search
My 4 x great grandfather was William Truman (b c1769) who married Phoebe Smart (c1771-1852) in Melksham on 24 June, 1793 This is all I know about the Truman line of my family. I am unsure if he came from Melksham If anyone is researching the Truman or Smart families of this area I would love to hear from you Thank you
red mail american forces 1960s
Can anyone tell me how I could establish what American forces were stationed in and around the Melksham area,in the early 1960s. I, trying to find out what happened to a female relative who supposedly married an American serviceman 1963/64 and then went to USA with him
red mail daughter of Samuel Hughes
my grandfather Samuel Hughes was posted to Melksham RAF during ww2 up to 1943 as a barber. It is believed that he had an affair with a local woman who was either a postmistress or her sister was. The affair produced a daughter and the mother was believed to have died during childbirth. the daughter was brought up by the woman,s sister. My grandfather was the girl,s legal guardian and gave permission for the girl to marry an American serviceman. My grandfather told his wife that the girl and her husband had died in an air accident in USA but don,t know whether he had said this to keep the peace, can anybody supply me with more info please
red mail Buckland
I am looking for william Buckland b abt 1810 in Melksham married Ann in Leatherhead and possibly a Mary as second wife. William was an innkeeper at the white hart inn.
red mail Pearce/Cannings
I am looking for connections to Thomas Pearce b1777 father of Sarah b1804 in Melksham who married Mark Cannings 2/3/1825. Mark b abt 1802 is son of Isaac and Haneh Lea. Thomas's wife was Alice
red mail Brown Family
I am looking for any information about my great grandmother, Selina Brown, born in Melksham in 1857, She married Maurice Saundeers in Melksham church in 1877, and later moved to Woodford in Northants with other members of the Brown family, where they were employed as ironworkers. Maurice was born in Wilcot . If anyone has any information on the family I would be very interested. Regards, Jacky
red mail Flower Family
I am looking for any information about the Flowers from Melksham and that area. Nicholas Flower was born c 1607 and married Elizabeth Stratton in 1631. HIs parents were Robert Flower 1571 and his wife Edyth Rutte. Robert was the son of Nicholas Flower and possibly Perwell Cooke from Melksham. I am trying to get back further than that any help would be appreciated
red mail Maltravers of Melksham
John Maltravers is said to be of Maiden Bradley and Melksham. His daughter Hester married Lord William Seymour, son of 8th Duke of Somerset on 5th May, 1767. Although the peerage descent is meticulous in giving the full origins of married partners, for some strange reason, Hester's mother is the exception. Her name is never mentioned and only John Maltravers is given in his family tree. Was there some scandal attached to Hester's mother? Who was she?
red mail HARDING, Leonard Ernest
Our relative Leonard Ernest Harding was living at 7 Savernake Avenue in Melksham when he died in 1983. `We are trying to get in touch with his family. Please, can anyone help us?
red mail Escott - Melksham
We have a family tale that an Escott ancestor was transported to Australia for stealing a mill wheel. Our branch are centered around Melksham at that time. Does anyone have any suggestions?
red mail John Seymour 1871 census
John Seymour, Sawyer and Innkeeper age 39 b. Hilmarton Wilts. Wife Mary b. Melksham age 39. Children include my great-grandfather David age 11 b. Shaw Hill. Other children are Matilda, Sarah, Anne Maria, Fanny, Charles Adam, and Elizabeth. Anyone know any more?
red mail Seymour @ Melksham
David Seymour born 1827, Father Joseph Born 1801, Mother Eliza Born 1816. Can anyone help me with the family tree further back or even to broaden out the family / relations in that area.
red mail Gingell at Redstocks
Redstocks is a tiny settlement to the south-west of Melksham on the way towards Seend and the Kennet and Avon canal. It was in at least one cottage (since demolished) that the Gingell family of my ancestry descended. My 2xgreat-grandmother was Eliza Ellen Gingell whose parents were John Gingell (b. c. 1805) and Hannah Long. John's parents were George Gingell and Jane Flower, and Hannah's mother was called Sarah, but I know nothing more. What I would now like to discover is the parentage of Hannah Long and of Jane Flower. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
red mail Newth Family of Melksham
Looking for any information on this family. Especially Florence Sara Newth who married George Frederick Taylor in March 1889 in Melksham
red mail Escotts from Melksham
My 2 x great grandfather was transported to Australia from Melksham in 1830 leaving behind his mother Martha Escott in gaol and two half brothers Henry and David Escott. I have traced their descendants down two and three generations and would like to make contact with living relatives before visiting the UK later this year.
red mail Brouncker descendant
Hello from Canada- I realize this is a longshot, but it is worth this entry. I am an 8th great grandson of a lady named Frances Brouncker, who was born in Melksham, sometime between 1580 and 1600. She married a man named Joel Thring, an 8th great grandfather to me around 1618 in Steeple Langford, Wiltshire. Frances was buried July 7, 1681, in Steeple Langford, Wiltshire. The Brouncker family were very prominent in the middle ages in England. This family produced lawyers, mathematicians, artists, and several served in the courts of Queen Elizabeth I and Charles I of England. I know there are branches of the family in both Erlestoke and Lyons, France. MY CONCENTRATION is the Melksham branch. My 8th great grandmother Frances Brouncker is directly descended from the Melksham branch of the Brouncker family. However, the following needs to be clarified: 1- who were her parents? 2- when was she born? 3- when exactly did she marry Joel Thring? 4- who were her siblings ( if any)? The first two items are the most important, because the Brouncker family links directly to the Mildmay and Walsingham families of England, and even the Spencer family in the 1600's. Is there anyone out there who can assist me? This would be greatly appreciated. THANK YOU Richard
red mail Deverell/Usher
Has anyone any information in the families of Thomas Deverell and Jane Usher married in Melksham 1827 Thanks
Looking for Ada Parfitt who married Sidney Wahtley 1908 Melksham
red mail Gray/Walman Swindon
looking for Alan Gray born 1943 in Trowbridge area adopted as a baby. Mother name Alfreda Emily Walman born abt 1912 in Swindon area Wiltshire. Alfreda married John Gray in 1936.
red mail Stephen wakely/weekly/weakly
Looking for any information on stephen wakely born approx 1779-1781 . It is possible he was married 3 times , Elizabeth Knotten 1804 - 1st, Elizabeth Cooper 1811 -2nd , Mary abbot between 1841 & 1851 - 3rd . He had a son called James who married Jane Slade in 1837 .
red mail Holly
I am looking for information about the Holly family of Melksham.My gg grandmother was a Ruth Holly b 1836 with father John and mother Maria Bolwer with siblings, Sophia, Matilda and Charles. Ruth married Thomas Hallam in Tasmania Australia
red mail hudd melksham
a branch of my family are hudd from melksham...samuel hudd born 1799
red mail Vincent Family History
Information on the Vincent family from Warminster and Melksham in the county of Wiltshire
red mail Devon Kilmington/Axminster
Has anyone any information on the Hussey/Gillet/Fox families in this area from 17th to 20th century,and Lambeth Surrey and Shoreditch/ Hackney Middlesex from 19th century onwards.
red mail Melsham Wiltshire
Has anyone any information on the Deverall/Paine/Payne families in this area in the 18th and 19th century,also in London Brixton area late 19th early 20th century
red mail Anna Gainey
Looking for info on Anna Gainey Melksham bron 1825 died 1863, or any other Gaineys that lived in Melksham, and if there ancester came from Kington St Michel
I am trying to trace family members of Ethel Blanche Jones (Hartrop). She is the birth mother of my father 'John' born in Berryfield House, Bradford On Avon 23rd June 1945. She was a canteen assistant at an Aircraft Factory at that time. He was given up for adoption and I would love to know whom my real family are.
red mail Collett family
Looking for any Colletts born in Melksham
red mail GALE, Henry & son Norman
If you are linked with the family of Henry Gale, age 43 in the 1901 census in Melksham, please get in touch. We're connected through Henry's son Norman. Thank you! Joan
Information sought on George Orchard (a drover)and Sylvia Gibbons. Have not traced their whereabouts in 1841 census. Two children Sarah Ann baptised 1837 and Priscilla born 1844. Sylvia died in the workhouse in 1847. In 1851 Priscilla is in the Semington Workhouse shown as born Melksham and Sarah shown as born Lacock Wilts. Were a John and Ann Orchard also in the workhouse in 1851 related? What happened to George?
red mail Rutty; Suzannah Hannah
Born abt 1805 daughter of Edward Rutty and Sarah Munday. Married May 9,1831 John Brinsdon at somerset.They had 7 children most of whom were born in Devizes ,one in owde and one birthplace unknown. Sarah,Thomas,Elizabeth,Mary Ann,Lucy ,Edward Rutty,James Albert and Esther or Hester.Suzannah died January 13 1874 and was buried January 17,1874 in Devizes. She worked at the Assylum as a nurse. Would like to know more about her parents and if she had any siblings
red mail WILKINS Thomas
Looking for a BAP of Thomas Wilkins C1771 1773 I know he married Elizabeth Maggs 2 Feb 1794 at St Nicholas Radstock SOM. entered in the register were not of this parish but of the parish of Melksham in the county of Wiltshire. In a count of the village of Radstock 1803 he his shown as 30yrs of age, any help to make the connection Regards Arthur
Melksham Hending
I am looking for the origins of Mary Ann Hending, who married John Matthews in Chippenham 11 July 1814. Two censuses say she was born in Melksham, one Bristol.
red mail Crawford
Looking for information on the Crawford family who lived in Melksham for many generations. Name I have are Lilian who was born around 1900 and her brother Albert who was slightly older and died in the 1914-18 war. Lilian married George(?) Jones whose family were bakers from Newbury. Property was owned in Melksham going back to 1777, when there is evidence that the name Crawford was taken to replace a French name (Cravell or something similar) I also have evidence of a link to a Bishop family
red mail Louise Ling
Known as Lou,born Melksham circa 1900 died circa 1926,moved to Finchley, London married name Richards and had two children, one of which was a girl named "Sylvia", who died ten years ago. Is there a Ling family still in the vicinity?
red mail Newman
Am searching for information on Jacob Newman, married Rhoda Adams in 1838, children:- Maria, Charles, Mary Jane, Marian, Elizabeth, Louisa, Rowland & Eva.
Can anyone assist with any information on the family name of LEWINGTON from the Melksham Wiltshire area please, Thanks
red mail George Keen/e
looking for family/info on George Keen/e b.1839 Atworth/Shaw/Melksham Wiltshire.
red mail henry Alfred Taylor/,Mary Ann Scott
Henry was born between the years of 1847-50 in Melksham. He was widowed. then remarried to Mary Ann Scott in 1892. She was born in southamptom in 1870.She was one of at least 14 children,whos parents were Alfred (scott) and Josephine (Rosedale) They had four children, Annie rose, Daisy Josephine(my G grandmother)William A, and Phil. We have quite alot of information but have become stuck as to who henry's parents are, we beleive his father was Samuel. We are also having trouble finding much information about Josephine Rosedale, and any of her children.
red mail COLLIER
I am researching the COLLIERS of Melksham, Wiltshire. Can anyone please tell me where I can purchase the 1851, 1861 and 1871 fiche for Melksham. Alternatively if anyone has any information re this surname please contact me. Thank you, JulesCOLLIER
MARY ANN MARKS born MELKSHAM 1858, mother KEZIAH MARKS nee MILLS, FATHER WILLIAM MARKS. MARY ANN married HENRY DUCKETT born 1858 OXFORD. In the 1901 census they are living in TROWBRIDGE, WILTSHIRE and are umbrella makers also Hawkers. would love to hear from anyone with any info on these families.
red mail Jones
Looking for details on Jessie Agnes Jones born 1860.Her Mother Isabella born 1833. Jessie married James H Lane and with her daughter Mabel moved to Awre
red mail Angel family
Seeking information of the family of Caleb ANGEL of Melksham. With subsequent wives and children: William 1797, Sarah 1800, Caleb 1802, and presumed twins Hester and Eleanor 1807. I come down from Hester.
red mail Hunt's Of Melksham
Hi I'm interested in the hunt family. I have a list of name's from Robert Hunt 1766 to verious descendants of 1901.
red mail Hulbert
Looking for information on the family of John & Sarah Hulbert, their children were Mary, Susannah & Solomon, all christened 1804 in Melksham. Solomon was convicted of highway robbery & transported to Tasmania in 1822. His convict record listed his mother (Sarah) as of Melksham.
red mail Melksham-milsom One-name Study
My earliest ancestors were Edward Melksham who married Edith Hulbert in Winsley, Wiltshire. We arrived at the name Milsom over the years and having been lots of other variants such as Milsham, Melsome and Milsum etc in the time between. There are a lot of us and I would be interested to hear from any others who I have not contacted yet.

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