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red mail Gisborne
I am interested in the history of my family, who were mainly farm labourers and market gardeners (although some moved to Birmingham in the late nineteenth century). They moved around the villages West of Evesham Pebworth, Badsey, Church Honeybourne, Bretforton, Childswickham, the Littletons, Broad Marston, Hinton on the Green etc - often with successive children born in different villages. Some of the early census records show them as "Gezborne" or "Gazborne" - probably a reflection of how they spoke, as the church records show their names correctly. The spelling Gisbourne seems to have stuck with some branches of the family, and as late as the 1950s some of my relatives used both spellings. Today most that I know of live around Stratford. I have traced the Gisborne branch back to John Gisborne, who is variously recorded as being born in 1789, 1791 and 1794 in Bengeworth. The Bengeworth parish records show him recorded as a "bastard" in June 1797. His mother is Mary Gisborne. I cannot trace her birth or whether she ever married. A Mary Gisborne married a William Dowler at Saintbury in 1803,but I do not know if this was her. I would like to trace Mary's parents, and what happened to her. John married another Mary,(born 1787) but I do not know her maiden name. They had four children, one of whom, Ann, also had an illegitimate child. Another, Alfred, was my great great grandfather, who married Eliza Mayo at Pebworth in 1850. I would like to find the maiden name of both Marys.
red mail Harrison family
I am researching the Harrison family in Bretforton and also Badsey.Any information would be welcome.
red mail Jones, 1869 to 1940
Walter Jones, market gardener in Bretforton,(b 1869) m Frances Edkins in Sparkhill in 1895 and continued in same business. He is believed to have married RHODA MORGAN in 1916 after the 1910 death of Frances. They had 2 daughters - Dora and Isabella. RHODA was the daughter of Edwin Morgan, Farmer, on the marriage cert. Does anyone else have an interest in these families?
red mail Walford
My Family Histoty research shows that William Walford resided in Bretforton at the beginning of the 19th century. I am intrested in making contact with other researchers of the Walford family or descendants.
red mail Faulkner
Does anyone know if James Faulkner b.1762 in Bretforton parents were Charles Faulkner and Sarah Jelfs was the father of James Faulkner b.1798 or 1801 in Dudley Worcestershire.Iwould be grateful of any help. Thanks.
red mail Ford
Fords of Bretforton, William 1765, Moses 1799 inc James,Winifred,Henry,Ann & George. In 1800's part of the family moved to Inkberrow & Bishampton. Would like to contanct any descendants.
red mail Family History
I am reseasrching my family history and believe I am a descendent of Thomas Farley born here about 1791.
red mail Hancock Family
I am researching the Hancock Family of Bretforton. In the 1738 John Hancock married Isabella Penny. As a result Penny was used as a boy's name for some generations-to the confusion of the IGI!. Would be interested to hear from anyone with similar interest
red mail Rebecca Smith
Can anyone give me any information on the parents of Rebecca Smith born in Bretforton in 1835, her mother could be called Ann. Rebecca married Joseph Barnard in November 1859
red mail Phipps
Although John Phipps was born in Whatcote in 1804 and married at Childswickham in 1824, he spent much of his life in Bretforton and is buried in the churchyard. His children were Owen, William, James, Felicia and Mary Anne. Am looking for any descendants.
red mail Sheppard
I have traced 4 generations of the Sheppard family in Bretforton, from Barnett Sheppard in the early 18th century through to William Roper Sheppard, born 1828. Before Barnett, the family came from Badsey. Keen to swap information.
I am researching the Geden family from Worcs and Warks. Does anybody else have a similar interest.
red mail Haines family
I believe my greatgrandfather Alfred Haines was born in Bretforton in 1863 and christened at St. Leonard's Church. He married Ellen Knight in 1889 at Alcester and had 2 children, George born in 1890 in Worcestershire and Alice a couple of years later when they had moved to Liverpool. Any information on the family would be most welcome.
red mail Crump, Bretforton
Family originated around Bretforton in early 1600s - successive generations stayed closeby in Gloucester and Worcester.

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