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DE VAN MEULBROUCK FAMILY



I'm a Cheltonian living in the Middle East at present, so my research is all online at the moment. I am researching my Grandfather's family. Alphonse de Van Meulbrouck (born about 1847) was from Roubaix, France. I'm not sure when he arrived in UK but his wife Elenor was from Worcester. They ran a common lodging house on Grove Street (nos 2 & 4). Their son Alphonse Meulbrouck (the de van started to disappear in some records) born in about 1876 married… Continue

Added by Cheltenham4u on September 15, 2009 at 7:52am — No Comments

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THE CROSS FAMILY



Louisa Little (known as Mary) married my great-grandfather Charles Cook. Her mother Frances Cross (c.1820-1848) is known to be married to James Little b. in Cheltenham 1812, a plasterer. However, I cannot trace Frances' birth or her marriage to James (thought to be 1842-3). The family believe that the Crosses had a musical background. Also there is a family tale that Frances was the offspring of a French noble family (De Croy or Du Cros) who escaped France from… Continue

Added by Cheltenham4u on September 15, 2009 at 7:51am — No Comments

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CHELTENHAM PRINTERS



My family include the Hailing(s) or Hayling(s), lots of whom were from Cheltenham. My gg uncle was Thomas HAILING who lived with his large family at Bromland (or Broomland) House, Oxford Passage, Cheltenham. He was apprenticed to Thomas WILLEY a well known local figure and chartist who lived there before him. Thomas WILLEY was born in Bristol c.1795 and died in 1861. The HAILING name was also spelt HAYLING and several of the male Haylings were… Continue

Added by Cheltenham4u on September 12, 2009 at 1:23pm — No Comments

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MORRIS FAMILY



I am trying to trace my family tree with limited information. My grandfather's name was Alfred or Alfie Morris and his wife was Ethel. I know this was Ethel's second marriage and that she had at least two children before she met my grandfather. They lived and died in Pates Ave. They had four children together Derek, David, Janet, and Esme. Any information about Alfie or Ethel would be appreciated.…

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Added by Cheltenham4u on September 12, 2009 at 11:42am — No Comments

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REGANS

Hi, I am trying to find more info on my grandfather's wood yard that he had before the First World War, it was situated in Milsom St. He used to take wood around by horse and cart. My mum used to work there chopping wood into small bundles for kindling. The family name was Regan's.
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Added by Cheltenham4u on September 12, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

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GEORGE ELLIS B. 1814/16



I am just starting the search for my ancestors, who seem to have derived from Cheltenham. I have got as far as George Ellis, who married an Ann - poss Humphriss in 1841. He was a painter and glazier, which I discovered on this site. I am now looking for his father and above, which is proving difficult as earlier than records online - can anyone help?…

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Added by Cheltenham4u on September 12, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

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