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At 12:56am on December 8, 2009, Dorothy Gurd said…
Hello everyone,
The Family History website 'FOOTNOTE' has FREE access in December for 'referred' searchers. Most of the data is from the USA, but even if you don't know any ancestors who emigrated, it's worth having a free look around and running a search. I knew there would be a handful of Gurds and managed to pick them all up, as far back as the US 1860 Census,You can only gain access to the site via a recommendation by me, as I subscribe to it. Let me know if you'd like me to send you the link. Dot
At 11:53am on October 12, 2009, Anne Elizabeth Stubbs said…
Hi Dot, I have sent an email to Brian at the last email address I have and have requested delivery confirmation so will know if the address has changed. Will let you know if/when I hear back from him.

In reply to the will of Thomas 1563's I dont seem to have it so if you could please forward it to me I would appreciate it. Thanks.

At 5:09pm on October 11, 2009, Shirl Cridland said…
Thanks Dot for the information will check it out tonight. Been working on the Smith's tree lately and that has been quite difficult.
At 2:46pm on October 8, 2009, Anne Elizabeth Stubbs said…
Hi Dot
I havent heard from Brian since the beginning of the year although I have emailed him several times he has not replied. I will try again this weekend.

I kept an eye on the group but did not see any new members. Anne
At 12:56pm on October 5, 2009, Dorothy Gurd said…
I suppose there's a chance that Bessie might have been missed. I have a couple of relatives who are doing a good job of being invisible too. I must check if our library has free 1911 census as it's expensive to make all but the essential records. Dot
At 12:46pm on October 5, 2009, Anne Elizabeth Stubbs said…
Hi Dot
Thanks for inviting me to join the group. I am interested in anything that can help increase my knowledge of our ancestors.

If anyone has any information on the descendents of George Frederick Gurd born 1867 at Lytchett Matravers, nr Poole, Dorset I would love to hear from you. He was the son of George Gurd born 1839 and Amelia Caines. George was my great grandfather and was one of 5 children. Anne
At 8:44am on October 5, 2009, Melanie Parker said…
I have looked extensively at the 1911 census and cannot find any trace of Bessie Kate Gurd (1890). Our local record office is one of those where you can access the 1911 census for free so I intend having a further look next time I am there. Melanie
At 6:12pm on October 4, 2009, Lesley Lloyd said…
Hi Dot - is the tree on this site? If it is I can't it ... I am a beginner, after all! My closest relative is Mary Alice Gurd, daughter of William Gurd and Lizzie Fall. Does that help?
At 7:02am on October 4, 2009, Dorothy Gurd said…
Hi Joy
That's good news. I didn't expect anyone to find a new cousin on the first day!! Now you both can compare notes. Dot
At 2:19am on October 4, 2009, Joy Lewis said…
Hi Dot and all, thanks for your welcome and already have been excited by reading Alison's message. Alison and I have a relationship which is great news! Joy
At 7:10am on September 26, 2009, Alison Phillips said…
Hello Dorothy.

I was looking at the Gurd ancestor page as my Gurd ancestor Mary married James Harris in Donhead St Mary on 25th Sept 1799 taken from the Donhead marriage register at Swindon and Wiltshire History Centre. James and Mary are the parents of my 4X greatgrandfather John Harris born in 1805 in Donhead St Mary. He married Hannah Blandford in Donhead St Mary on the 2nd August 1831, they then moved to Chicklade and then off to Codford.

I am a little confused because on the Gurd Ancestors page there is a Mary Gurd bn about 1756 who married James Harris on 25 Sept 1779. If this is the same two people then this would have made Mary about 50 when John Harris was born.

I have Mary Gurd daughter of Joseph Gurd and Hannah Bell born in 1779/80 as the Mary Gurd who married James Harris. As far as I can tell they had children Job 1799, James 1802, John 1805, Harry 1810 and Sarah 1815. I believe Mary died in Donhead St Mary in 1849 at the age of 80.

I wondered if you could have a look and shed any light on this.


Alison Phillips
At 10:29am on September 1, 2009, Qtym Best-Hall said…
You have a Jonah Burden, born 1787 and married a Eunice James. This is the brother of my Stephen Burden, born 1791 and married Frances James. Stephen is my 6ggrandfather. How do you relate to Jonah?
At 10:33pm on August 31, 2009, Qtym Best-Hall said…
I don't have any Gurds (yet) but I was just in Donhead and Semley looking for my ancestors in the area. They also came from both parishes, apparently living near the border, on Barker's Hill. Maybe our ancestors were neighbors?
At 7:59am on August 31, 2009, Andrew Young for Margaret Young said…
I have set up a Group for Wiltshire Ancestors - would you add a link to it on your GURD group and I will do likewise to the new group.




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