I am so sorry to year of Margaret's death this week. We didn't have any ancestors in common (that we knew of!), but met through our shared interest in Wiltshire and it's wonderful tangle of old county families who have endlessly intermarried over hundreds of years. Margaret was an active member of several groups and was always keen to help and offer advice when fellow members had problems with their research. I know I am just one of very many folk who will miss her very much.
I went to Berkshire Record office last week & picked up the Bershire Historian Magazine March issue. Your article was very interesting. Also i believe you know Val Storie who I see at the Slough Library meetings for Ancestry.
Now I am completely confused with my Elizabeth Whichello. She married my G G Grandfather. Now the census for 1881 states that she was born in Wootton Berks. But I can not find her at all. But a collegue of yours at the BFHS in Reading found me a birth of an Elizabeth born in Windsor. Could this be her ? Jill
My great great grandfather was Thomas Giddings b 1851, the only thing I know about his life in England was what it said on his marriage record dated 1975, that his father was the deceased Charles Giddings. Looking at the free BMD I find there are three Thomas Giddings born in 1851, two were from Davizes. When I sent for them, they told me that the information dod not match, but I had no other leads as to how to find my Thomas' birth record.
thanks for the welcome i am a sporadic family tree person so i may only do a bit and then leave it for a year!!!but i am interested in tilehurst i was born at 86 armour road it was called "felton croft" nd was my mums parents house i spent a lot of time in this house from 1965 tll my nan sold it about 1978. my dad still lives in tilehurst along with alot of his kirton side of the family who i have found have been born ,lived and died in tilehurst for the last 500 yearsincluding my grandad who was born in "the gutter" my dad was born in rodway road and then as i said me and my brother were born in armour rd.any information on the family or the house in armour rd would be greatly appreciated .my interest in wargrave is on my dads mums side "the fry's"who lived in cazes hill my nans mumsmaiden name was timmis anything on them would be good to find out all this is just out of personnal interest for me to pass on to the next generation so they can remember before it gets forgotton as i recall a lot of it being the eldest but i know most of my cousins havent got a clue about any of our families history in tilehurst so any help from the tilehurst group would be very helpfull thanks ,chrissie kirton
Thank you for your welcome! I am delighted to join this group and will explain my interest. My father's family name was HUTCHINS, and I have traced their definite origins from Great Bedwin and Id.... near Porton. They then moved into Hampshire - Weyhill and Penton Mewsey.
Any clues about them will be gratefully received!
Good timing Margaret, I have been searching all morning on Find my past and found Jane was indeed Alexander. Thanks for the info, I'll look into that. No I don't belong to the european link. Didn't know there was one. Thanks again Lyn
My grt grndfather on my mother's paternal side Richard Harmour married Mary Bush, her mother was Louisa Goddard her father was James Goddard, mother Jane surname unknown as yet. Louisa had two sisters Charlotte and Elizabeth. They come from Wooton Rivers, Wilts. I have been to the Church there and seen James and Jane's graves. Are these any relations of yours?
My Doe family are from Brimpton, then Kingsclere in Hampshire then my great grandfather William moved to Reading in Berkshire when my mn met my grandfather Walter Holland Bristol
My Blunden's are primarily from Surrey ... Their name was Blundel until the late 1830's. Is that of any help ... So far no Hampshire ... The grandfather did go to Dorset in the 1950's. Thanks for contacting me