"That makes me feel better - there are lots of lichens of various other colours on gravestones throughout that part of UK, so it makes sense. But still, time takes its toll - these gravestones will be illegible before long, with the constant…"
"Hi Cathy - I put a reply to this posting in the "Traffords of Oxfordshire" group. I found this same gravestone in 2009, but unfortunately it is not our Thomas. This Thomas died in 1853, age 55 - our Thomas died in 1843, age 76."
"Hi Cathryn Jean (Trafford) Roberts,
Welcome to our forum. When I saw the photo that you posted in your home page, I knew you had been following in my tracks. Here is my photo of the same gravestone:
I must admit that when I saw…"
"I received the following image from fellow researcher and Trafford descendant, Jackie Hughes, from her copy of the book "Kirtlington; An Historical miscellany", by Henry Shellard:
Mr. Shellard recounted his recollections of Kirtlington…"
Your Jacob is probably a grandson of Jacob Trafford (1680-1737) and Elizabeth Pollison. This elder Jacob was born in Wendlebury and later moved to Headington / Horspath. It is postulated that he moved to take up…"
""Curiouser and curiouser"...
In 1851, William Trafford (Rebecca's brother) was living on Bath Street, Oxford, St. Clement's with his wife and family - occupation Baker. Though Lincoln's Inn is probably the one in London,…"
"Yes, Sarah was baptized 8 Jul 1821 in Kirtlington [TRAFFORD Sarah d Rebecca TRAFFORD | baker | Kirtlington] - no father mentioned in PRT.
Rebecca and John were married 18 Nov 1823 in Fritwell [HEATH John otp | TRAFFORD Rebecca of Kirtlington | Wit:…"
"Ross, Sorry I am currently in Salt Lake City and all my information is back in Brisbane, Queensland where I live. They do not have the passenger lists of the 'Calcutta' here in the Family History Library but I have asked a friend to check…"
"Hi Pamela, I have just invited another descendant of Rebecca (Trafford) Heath (Janet Bott) to this group. I would say that a number of us would be interested in seeing your "details" about their trip aboard "Calcutta", etc. Do…"
Thanks for your info and your glowing glowing assessment of my work. Yes, I saw the Quaker connection, but didn't explore to the depth you did - I found a redacted online copy of Nicholas Allen's book, but I will try to get a…"
Ross, Sorry I am currently in Salt Lake City and all my information is back in Brisbane, Queensland where I live. They do not have the passenger lists of the 'Calcutta' here in the Family History Library but I have asked a friend to check it out for me at the Brisbane State Library. My initial information came from Beryl White and Helen Macmannim regarding Rebecah Trafford and John Heath back in 2003 and I do not have any attachments to my PAF file about them.
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