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DUNFORD FAMILY TREE
Been told two things:
One being william 1 conqueror after the battle of hasting making william king of england gave his highest men land to farm and to two brothers generals name of dunford gave them land to farm in lancashire and yorkshire and most of them were there until 1636 when charles 1 was on the throne of england king charles the first ask thomas dunford money for parliament to pay for the ships money thomas said as soon as you pay your debts to me. Charles was very annoyed and took away thomas dunford farm in yorkshire but he did not have time to do anything more because on the 30 january 1649 he was executed, after the execution cromwell took over and went to ireland to take away the better land from the murphy family and then came back to england in 1650 in parliament gave all the irish land to the dunford families in lancashire and yorkshire who he said he respected
next was that the first name was durnford changed in the 12 century to dunford
Now my great grandfather was john dunford born 1778 baptised all his children in st mary church liverpool lancashire trying to find out more about him can you help
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Life of Mr. George Stileman / Stillman
I wish I could trace my father’s line past Steeple Ashton:
Anybody out there that feels like helping me out?
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Blake family of Wilthire
I have traced my ancestors back from Glencoe in Scotland via Devon and Chichester to Stratford Sub Castle near Salisbury aka Old Sarum. James Blake who married Alice Brunsdon in 1776 and had James, Joseph, Isaac, John (my ancestor) Mary Ann and Alice.
Has anybody researched this family? Would love to contact someone I share these ancestors with.
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Draper family – Easterton
I was born in Buffalo, New York, USA, in 1946. My great grandfather, Charles Richard Draper was born in/near Easterton or Devizes in 1864. His parents were Benjamin Draper, and Susannah Hopkins Draper. Sometime between the 1871 census and 1874, Benjamin died. In 1871, Benjamin was 14 and Benjamin was 46. In 1874 Susannah and some of the children emigrated and landed in Buffalo, NY, where she ran a boarding house.
Benjamin was recorded in the 1871 census as a “Cardwinder”. Can anyone tell me what that employment description is?
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Comment: My Great,Great Grandfather,Stephen Payne Smith was born in Warminster,Crockerton in 1806,and he married Jane Rebekah (known as Rebecca) Hedgeland on 17 October 1829,at St Georges Church,Hanover Square,Westminster,London.Stephen Payne Smith”s father was Thomas Smith.Stephen Payne Smith had eight children,six daughters and two sons,and the whole Family immigrated to New Zealand on June 1851 on the ship Steadfast and landed at Lyttleton,Christchurch,New Zealand.I am wondering if there are anymore ancestors living in that area today as I have found another son,Samuel Richard Smith who did not come out with the rest of the family,so I presumed he stayed back to look after his Grandparents.I am Alister Smith and I live in Wellington,New Zealand,and looking here at the photos on the website here,it looks like a very beautiful place to be in.I hope to come over soon and trace my ancestors footsteps.Thanks very much for spending time in reading this.Alister Smith.
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Comment: Is there any information available about Clarendon estate. I am particularly interested in the period 1832 to 1850 as I have Birth details for Holin HURST 3rd son of Henry HURST indicating he was born there. It is possible that Henry HURST was employed on the estate at that time. Any information, images etc of the estate during the period would be appreciated. Pam Hurst – South Australia
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Comment: I am searching for a friend of my family with whom we have lost contact. Both my brothers have died and my mother would love to hear from one of their dear friends John Smethem who was in the RAF now retired last known address Wooton Basset. Any help finding John would be most welcome. thank you. Irene nee Smith.
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could tell me some information about Robbie Williams and his commitment
in Wiltshire since he has experienced phenomenon “out of this world”…
And I have also read he is very interested about the UFO issue… And there is alot of UFO-activity around Wiltshire as I also have read about…. ;0)I have heard he has joined some club in Wiltshire….Is that correct?I would appreciate so much if someone can inform me more about all this!THANK YOU!Warmest regards: Anna Sundström in Sweden!
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Comment: How can I contact the church of All Saints &Bartholomews as my brother and I want to research our family history since our ancestors were in Hilmartin from at least the 17th centuary.
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Has anyone found a Fancis Seymour born c1804-05 not sure where or to whom. He died 19 August 1876 at Mere, Wiltshire & he married Jane Thompson Cooper in 1826 at East Knoyle, Wiltshire & was Superintendant registrar of births & deaths at Mere, As far as I know he had issue: Eliza Margaret baptised1828, Louisa Jane born 1828, John Cooper baptised 1828, Henry baptised 1831, Mary Amelia, Susan & Sydney. The first four were born at East Knoyle, Wiltshire but have not found other births. Jane Thompson Cooper was born 1804 in Shaftsbury, Dorset. Jane”s parent”s were John Cooper & Lucy Rebecca Aires. My line is through Louisa Jane Seymour who came to Tasmania in 1843. Any chance that you have come across this family in your research. Hoping to hear of any connections.Kaye Wilson
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It was televised late 70”s ( I am 34)….I have seen the video a few years ago showing my child who has since a desire to have a copy but I cannot remember the name of it..Would love to hear from anyone who knows where I can source a copy or the name at least of the movie/series.Many thanksDeb
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Yours Sincerely Keith H Maisey, Canada.
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I”m organising a sponsored Mountain Bike ride on the Ridgeway for WaterAid. The event will take place on the 12th September. If you would like additional details or an entry form – please visit www.ridetheridgeway.co.uk
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I live in Sydney Australia so I am very reliant on the web to help me solve these misteries.Secondly can anyone tell me where to find details of the land on which Stonehenge stands – who did it originally belong to?Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.Marilyn Evans
Sydney Australia 24/05/04
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Town Hall Studios, Regent Circus Swindon
01793 463210Offers professional performances in its 98-seat theatre at at Swindon”s Wyvern Theatre, as well as a wide range of classes, courses and special workshops. Call to go on the free mailing list, or check out its wesbite: www.swindondance.org.uk
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There is the STEAM Museum, at the Churchward Park, Rodbourne instead…which house a large collection of railway memorabelia, engines, mock-up platform, with guides who work in the Great Western Railway works in Swindon – on which the museum is sighted. The Designer Outlet Centre is housed in the remainder of the original rail workshops. A fascinating place to visit – for all the family.
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Please can you help me? My father did his National Service on Salisbury Plain in 1948/49. Whilst based at New Zealand Farm he remembers a stone monument which read something like ”In (date) (name) dropped dead on this spot having been pursued across Salisbury Plain”.Over the weekend we visited the area around West Lavington, Devizes and New Zealand Farm trying to find this monument without success.Thank you in anticipation for any information you might find on this stone monument.Many thanksCath Roberts
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HISTORY OF WOOTTON BASSETTThe first reference to “Wodeton” was in the year 681, when it was a Saxon settlement in a clearing in a wood. This turned to “Wootton” which it remained until Alan Bassett, a Norman who became Lord of the Manor in about 1200.The town is mentioned in the Domesday Book, and has held a weekly market since the year 1219.As far as we know, it took a couple of hundred more years before Wootton Bassett elected it”s first Mayor, John Wollmonger, who also ran the market and acted as chief magistrate and coroner. It was around this time that the town also sent two MPs to parliament, and later aquired the infamy of being known as a ”Rotten Borough” for its dubious electoral practices.Henry VIII”s last wife, Katherine Parr, owned Vastern Manor in Wootton Bassett, where he allegedly kept a mistress. It was Henry who instructed the town to record its births, deaths and marriages (you have to wonder why!) and the parish church, St Bartholomews and All Saints, has records dating back to 1594.
And now a mention for our curious Town Hall! It was built at the end of the 17th century, a gift from the Hyde family (Earls of Clarendon). The Earl of Clarendon was a close adviser to both Charles I and II, and was instrumental in the restoration of the monarchy.
Wootton Bassett has a beautiful High Street with many buildings every bit as old as the Town Hall, and interesting, independent shops with free parking. Find us a mile or so off junction 16 from the M4 motorway.
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Warminster.I hope you don”t mind, but I would like to add some comments on the origins of the name Warminster.It does, as you say mean something like “Minster on/or by the river Were”. Both the Minster church and the river Were still exist today. The Minster church of St Denys is situated on the Bath road on the western outskirts of the town. Parts of this church may date back to the Norman period or even the late Saxon. I remember reading a report in the Warminster Journal some years ago of a “Saxon” mural being found during renovation work in the church. I believe Devizes museum may have the detials.According to the Wessex Archaeology Trust report on the excavations in Emwell Street Warminster: the site of the original West Saxon minster(circa 700AD)was to be found on the opposite side of the Bath road from its present location,in the grounds of the modern day Warminster School.The river Were (apparently it derives its name from the saxon for “the wanderer”) is more of a stream today and meanders around the Minster churchyard. It is supposedly also known as the Swan river, but I have never heard any fellow local refer to it as anything but the Were. It is also shown on the Ordnance Survey map, Wanderer 143, as the Were and is a tributrary of the Wylye.
I do hope my comments have not offended.
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I am also tracing my Curtis ancestors in Warminster.
My 4x Gt Grandfather was Benjamin m. to Sarah.
His son John Curtis m Sarah Lainsbury 1846 Warminster.
His daughter Comfort , my G G Grandmother married Thomas Cooper Warminster1884.If you recognize anyone, Dale, give me a call.
Regards Elaine Smith.
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born in Towbridg Wiltshire in 1835 his name was Henry Greenland i woud be
interested hearing from eny one serching the same name he died in 1916 in
Darlington Durham I live in Melbourne Austraila
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Further to my post dated 16/11/2001…… I committed the sin of assumption….. :o(
Mary Ann Wade Mayell was not the mother of Ishmael (she was his cousin.. daughter of Levi and Emma.)
So, my Great Grandmother was Mary Mayell (born Corsham abt. 1859) daughter of Francis and Mary (married 1834, Bradford on Avon)
Can you make any connection to my tree ?Regards……. Polly (Mayell) Hubery
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My 3xgrtgrandfather Robert Gingell married Sarah Fryars, 6 Nov. 1824 in Highworth, Wiltshire. I have not been able to find Parents or siblings. Can someone there in Wiltshire shed some light on this family. Robert and Sarah had 3 sons born in Highworth, Richard C. b1824, John, b1826, William, b1826(my 2xgrdfather) and Robert, b.abt.1829/30, born at sea. He died in 1835. Any infro on Sarah”s family would be greatly appreciated. I would also like to find Roberts family. So far I”ve hit a brickwall on these two families. Many, Many thanks for any infro. This site is very interesting as it gives some insight to where my ancestors are from. Please keep up the great work. Best Regards to All.
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Also, in the list of Wiltshire towns/villages, where is Highworth. I know it is almost off the Wiltshire map, but we are still in the county. It has a lovely church, has been settled since way before many Wiltshire towns and John Betjeman wrote about Sunday afternoon in Highworth (as well as a poem about Swindon).
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I am trying to research my family history. I am having trouble finding any of my family ancestoral from 1845 back. My ancestoral are:
James Hillier (b.1845 around Enford)who married Jane Hale (b.1844 around Enford. They had 5 children.
1. George Hale (b.1864)
2. Henry Hillier (b.1867)
3. William Hillier (b.1869)
4. Harriett Hillier (b.1873)
5. Ann Hillier (b.1844)
If anyone have any information on this side of the Hillier family I and my family would appreciate it.Thank You
Rev. Bill Meadows
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Could you pleased tell me whether I misunderstood Dr Richard”s statement, or has a new theory been established? Possibly Dr R was propounding his support for the glacial theory.
Yours most sincerely,John W Thexton
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on the Calne to Chippenham Rd backing on to Bowood estate.They are a few hundred yards from the Soho Pub.I live in the one called Lydda but it uses to be called Braize cottage. I would be very grateful for any imformation,thanks
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I would very much appreciate if you send me information about this fact and/or stories about enchanted castles.
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I’m interested in info on Bonham Parish/Gasper. Writing a memior and I spent time in this area during the war. Went to school next to the Bonham Catholic church. Is there any history or pictures available.
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I’m Claire and i’m a highschool student. For school I need to search
on internet and I came on this site. Greetings to everybody I know!
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But I never found the village, or the camp I had been stationed at! Did I only dream it?
We provided the communications for umpires during an exercise to re-form an army Division then were posted to units scattered from Gib to Korea in the autumn.
Visiting the Royal Sigs. museum at Blandford Forum brought home to me the many changes in army communications since those far off days.
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My grandfather Stuart Lever was originally from Tidsbury (settled in Liverpool) looking for my relatives ‘online’ to keep in touch. I visited Wiltshire Tidsbury a few years ago such a beautiful place if any relatives of mine are reading this would love to hear from you
Lynne Dempsey daughter of Dorothy Dempsey (nee Lever)
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Francis SMITH, gentleman of Devizes, Wilts, purchased 500 acres of land from William PENN in Sep 1681. He sent his son, Francis, and Robert EYRE to Pennsylvania to settle his land there.
Robert EYRE md: Francis EYRE’s daughter,Ann.It has been fascinating studying the history of the EYRE family in Wiltshire prior to 1682, especially the period of the Civil War and the EYRE family’s part. Of particular interest has been:Capt. Thomas EYRE, grandson of Thomas EYRE and Elizabeth ROGERS through their 4th son, Thomas EYRE, was appointed by Cromwell as Governor of Devizes. He was taken prisoner to Oxford but in 1646 was released at the intervention in part of Sir John DANVERS amongst others. Nov 1648 King Charles I was being held by Col EWER in Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight. Col EWER was instructed to convey the King to Hurst Castle, Capt Thomas EYRE, now a Colonel, was also Governor of Hurst Castle and thus was required to take the King into his charge at Hurst Castle until receipt of further orders. Five weeks later the King was transferred from Hurst Castle to Windsor and in less than two months, 30 Jan 1649, was executed.andCol William EYRE of Neston, grandson of Sir William EYRE of Great Chalfield and Anne BAYNTON of Bromham through their son, Sir William EYRE of Neston and his wife, Hester COOKE, was a member of Parliament and active in the strife in Wiltshire during the Civil War. He was a rather colorful character and perhaps even a bit of a rogue and highwayman.Both of these two EYREs seemed likely candidates as a possible sire for our Robert EYRE but no record can be found of a son, Robert, for either Thomas or William, who could be our Robert.
And, of course, we can not help but be fascinated with the beauty and history of the manor of Great Chalfield.
We are planning a trip from mid-Michigan in the USA to the Wiltshire area within the next year or two and really look forward to Burghley or Badminton as well to combine our interests in genealogy, history and eventing.
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Pierce,Porter,Salter/Salster,Tanner,and Teagle families (among others) of the Seagry/Great Somerford area of Wiltshire.Would like more information on these families and/or the area.Thanks,Ronald H. BUBB,Toledo,Ohio (USA).
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AT: Salisbury and South Wilts Museum, the Cathedral Close
Sex, death and goldDo you know how to separate the sheep from the goats? How many foot bones does a pig have? Can we tell what illnesses someone had in their lifetime from their skeleton? How do we know what sex someone was? The answer to these and many more questions can be found at Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum on July 20th when Wessex Archaeology and the Wiltshire County Council Conservation Centre join the Museum for National Archaeology Day. The theme for the day is ‘Bones, from excavation to interpretation and conservation’. Julian Richards will be visiting the event in the morning to talk about his work with BBC’s ’Meet the Ancestors’. The finds from Wessex Archaeology’s recent discovery of the ‘Amesbury Archer’ will be on display for the first time ever. You can hear about the excavation of his grave during a family talk in the afternoon.There are quizzes throughout the Museum and Conservation Centre, skeleton jigsaws, a behind the scenes look at the work of the conservation centre and a whole host of displays and activities aimed at both adult and child visitors.The three groups joining forces hope that their combined efforts will produce an entertaining and informative day that can be enjoyed by everyone. The event is free of charge and starts at 10am finishing at 5pm.
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Pippa Smith 01722 326867
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Would like any information on the Oasis leasure centre.This web site is wonderful.Many Thanks,Lisa Murphy
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This is the village I first dated my wife…we now live in NZ but wish to return this summer to enjoy!
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April BLADH of California City, California USA
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Hi I am researching my family history. My ancestoral line is:James Cook 1757 – 1837. He married Lydia Hayes 1778, LudgershallTheir daughter Maria Cook 1782 – 1856 married Thomas Baker 1759 – 1848. He died at Chute.Their son Edward Baker 1819 born in Collingbourne married Sarah Lewis of Tangley, Hampshire. They migrated to Australia onboard the Tantivy in 1854. Edward died at Walcha, NSW in 1861 and Sarah died in 1889.If you have a connection, I would love to hear from you.
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Owen Gwyn was MP?
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I believe it was inhabited until the 1950’s and then the M.O.D. built A FIBUA in the area but as an ex service person I know that they were still holding church services at the old church.
I am after some more information because a friend of mine has moved into the area and had never heard of it before.
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Could anyone tell me if St. Denys has a web site, E-mail address or the regular mailing address. I would like to know the hours and days the archives/office of the Church is open. Also, if there are any other sources of genealogy information that I may trace my family in Warminster.
I would appreciate any information that is available.Thank You
James E. Topp
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
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What a great web site. Unlike most of your other “e-mailers” I don’t have any roots in Wiltshire (Lancashire is the best I can do !) but I did have some wonderful times staying with friends in Church Lane Westbury and School Lane Westbury Leigh, in 1971 and 1976. This web site is a magical way of revisiting an area I’d love to return to but probably never will. I did try to e-mail a friend in Church Lane weeks ago but he doesn’t seem to check his in box !.Still hoping for a reply. But with this site I can see and read about one of my favourite parts of the”Mother Country”. Cheers. Neville.
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I would like some information about Hilmartin Parish
and some details about the cheese mrket in Salisbury,
Can someone tell me what occupation a CORDWAINER is as this was the occuption listed in the 1851 census.
Thank to some wonderful people who have already been in touch
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I am writing from Australia northern new south wales, & it’s raining at last.
Monica Murray [Pearce]
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Avebury to Stonehenge, can you help me. ? Tony, from Borehamwood, Herts.
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Charles george Taylor Swindon
both worked for Great Western Railway
children of Aaron….George and Elsie Taylor
Mary..Stella..Nancy and Edward
Elsie married ….Clarke and had one daughter
Ella…all lived in Swindon
Can anyone help this me.
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Carl A. wade
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My Father Stephen Charles Taylor was born 17-02-1907 at George Street SWINDON to Charles George Taylor and Charlotte Caroline Taylor formally Sexton nee Curtis. He was an only child. Stephen’s mother died 1913 and his Father Charles died 1918 at Oxford Street Swindon leaving my Dad an orphen. Stephen came to Australia by the first Big Brother Movement in 1925 . He sailed on MV JAVIS BAY. Charles George Taylor and his brother Aaron were both employed by the Great Wester Railway. Charlotte Carolyn Curtis was the daughter of Stephen Curtis who had his own plumbing busness in Salisbury and lived near the cheese market near St Thomas. Can any one give me any information about any of these people. Im sure there is some relative out there who I could exchange a life time of stories. best wishes Jan Buttriss
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I have recently received a birth certificate 1845
for a gggrandfather born in Devizes at an address that
looks like Stanton Saint Bernard, can you tell me any
thing about this place, also have you any information on
the Wells bell foundry that supposidly sold out to the
whitechapel bell foundry in east london
Thanks Pete WELLS
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Launa Hardie, Canterbury, New Zealand
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W. Marvin, born 9 May 1849 in Trowbridge Wilts,England.
I was told James and his brother were in the English
Navy, and jumped ship on the east coast of the United
States. The brother went North maybe Canada, and James
went West. James was in the US before 1880.
Any information would be appreciated,and most helpful.
Thank you, Janet
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my stepfather was landlord there for twenty odd years ern jones,can anyone tell me
why the deverills were so named as there are five of them Kingston,Monkton,Brixton,Hill, and Longbridge
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Lawrence(1807-1844.) He is believed to be the son of John Lawrence
(1772-1851) and Rachael Shepherd(1784-1842) both of Aldbourne.Any information or insights would be most helpful.Thank you,
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i think this website is very interesting. i am a travel and tourism
student researching Wiltshire. it would be good if you could tell me
what Motorways and A roads go through Wiltshire
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this has led me to Winterbourne(s)
Gunner and Earls for a short period
between about 1770 to 1800. The name
(KELSEY) is prominant in Broughton
(Hants) before this time and there
were also Kelseys living at West
Lavington House in 1800s. I wonder if
anyone knows of any connection between
these towns/villages.Any help would be appreciated.Liz Buckley
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specifically formed to represent the
interests of the very best small,
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resorts around the world.We are continuously improving our
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to your website. We would not use
information listed on your website but
rather direct our clientele to it.I would therefore be grateful if you
would let me know if this would be
acceptable. Also, I would like to know
if you would be interested in a link
from your website to ours.Many thanks for your assistance and I
look forward to hearing from you.Kind regards
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some family research. I’ve come across
some information that suggests that
William Coppedge (or Coppidge or
Coppage) was born about 1641 at
“Chelworth, Chicklaide St. Sa,
Wiltshire, England.” Now that I’ve
had a look at your webpage, I take
“Chicklaide” to be Cricklade and St.
Sa to be a reference to St.
Sampson’s. Any ideas about what
“Chelworth” is/was? Any thoughts
about ways to further research
Coppedges in Wiltshire? William
apparently emigrated to Virginia in
about 1662. The information I have
suggests his father was William as
well.Thanks for any thoughts you may have.CarynRaleigh, North Carolina
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Do I have any relation to the county?
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have seen. What beautiful country. I
was looking for family in Wiltshire
when I ran across it. I am planning
on visiting the Old Country soon and
will surely visit Wiltshire. My father
and his family come from England and I
am trying to connect with my
grandmother’s family. She was Bertha
Ellen COPE-MANUEL and owned the
Kingsbury Hotel in Marlborought in the
1930’s, where she boarded students. I
was born in Kiddlington, Oxfordshire
but spent many happy days with my
grandmother before going to Canada
with my parents. Is the Hotel still
there, and would any of her former
boarders – students remember that
grand Lady!Reg Manuel in Canada, eh!
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in Wiltshire with public conveniences
in them. For a project I am carrying
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thoroughly enjoy browsing this land of
my family’s roots.My frustration is that it’s so
difficult to contact anyone there who
might help me get the genealogical
information I seek — short of hiring
a paid genealogist. I felt I was
getting close with an e-mail to a Mrs.
Lee Young of the Chamber of Commerce
in Chippenham, but my note was
returned as “undeliverable.” More
contact people with accurate e-mail
addresses would be tremendously
helpful. For example, is there a list
anywhere of the churches in Wiltshire
and how to contact them? Oh, and I’d
love to know where/how to buy a really
good, detailed map of Wiltshire and a
book on Wiltshire history.Thanks for the wonderful job you’re
doing in letting the rest of the
world ‘see’ Wiltshire!Carol Stokes
Salt Lake City, Utah
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name came from. My great-grandfather
came over here (U.S.) from England and
obviously my last name is Wiltshire. I
was just wondering if I could get any
background information on my last
name. Anything would do, thanks.
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As a buildings archaeologist can you tell me why Wooton Basset Town Hall is under funded, surely it is a listed building, or should be, so it should benefit from a grant from English Heritage. If any one is interested in setting up a petition to keep this building intact, please contact me.
Old Coach Road
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ancestors for many years now and most
of them come from the Wylye Valley
area.I’ve just set up a new website and set
out their details on it – if you have
ancestry from Wylye Valley you’re most
welcome to post your details there
too. You can find it at:
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to find out if you may know the
address for the Sting mansion in
Wiltshire. I would like to forward him
some of my music for him to listen to.
Thanks for your assistance.Sincerely,David Hefelfinger
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site. However, please note
that “Doomsday” Book is spelt Domesday;
(from the Latin “Domus” place/home
area etc)RegardsJames Nicholls
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I am researching our family history
and wish to know if ‘Wolfhall’ Great
Bedwyn is still standing! My
husband’s grandfather was born there
in 1872 – his name was George Ford!
In 1905/6 he settled in New Zealand
with his wife and two children.
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property called ‘Holkham House’.It is
situated outside malmesbury. My
grandmother was in service at the
house during the second war and a
Captain Redfern was the occupier.Any
information would be appreciated as
she is now 80 and would like to return
and have a look at it. thank you Julie
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sports on your website.but nothing
about angling around the area,it would
be great to have a site deadicated to
angling,where anglers can tell each
other about where is fishing good,and
about the work that is being done to
the country side by the money that we
pay for licenses is used in our area,
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I would like to find a road map of
Wilshire…Is there any chance…If yes, please give me informations…Just a short note: We have 22ºC
today!!!Best Regards from Madeira.José Romão
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VISIT. THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH
FLOWERS AND IT REALLY DOES MAKE A
DIFFERENCE. THANKU VERY MUCH FOR
GIVING ME SUCH A FABULAS TIME.
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grandfather. His name is JOHN GRAY and
he was born in SALISBURY in 1847. He
died on 2-18-1929. He had a son named,
FREDERICK ERNEST GRAY, born 1881 or 1882.
He had one daughter, named IRIS FRANCES
GRAY, born 1889. I would like to
retreive records on all of these
P.O. Box 29
Elk Mills Maryland 21920 USA
Phone 410 398 2556
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Sydney, Australia. In researching
family history have been told that
ancestors farmed the land on which
Stonehenge stands. The Story goes that
the Ministry of works took over the
land officially sometime in the 1950’s
one condition being that the Druids
would be allowed to worship there ad
infinitum. Can anyone help me to find
out who owned the land and if the
facts above are true. My uncle was
given a set of Druid regalia for his
part in this. He was 90 when he died
last year. His Name was William White.
Any information would be most
appreciated. The site is now logged
onto my “favourites”RegardsMarilyn Evans
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In researching my paternal roots, I
have found my 3xGreat Grandparents,
Married in Bradford On Avon, on May 3rd
1834. Their names were FRANCIS MAYELL
and MARY BRYANT. So far, I have only
found 1 son from the marriage, LEVI,
born in Calne, 1838.
Levi and his wife EMMA WADE, were
living in Reigate, Surrey, in 1867.
Their daughter MARY ANN was born in
that year. Three more children were
born to Levi and Emma, but by this
time, they were living in St. Pancras
1881 finds MARY ANN working as a
domestic servant, back in Reigate,
where she gave birth to a son, my
Grandfather ISHMAEL MAYELL. (No Father
noted on Birth Certificate)
Do any of these names ring a bell ?Thanks, in anticipation !Polly (Mayell) Hubery.
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Warminster in Wiltshire, and are
looking for a family planning clinic
in or around that area. Can you help?Thanks!
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paintings by Ruth A Harris BA(Hons).
Our Wiltshire cards so far are :
Malmesbury Abbey (sold in Abbey News)
Wylye (Wylye Post Office & Stores)
and Mere (John Walton News).Do you have any details of the history
of Mere ? I was unable to find
anything on your excellent and
informative site.In the meantime, would you like us to
send you the cards of Malmesbury and
Wylye for your web site ?Perhaps you could supply the
appropriate address.Best wishes,James Nicholls & Ruth Harris
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please could you answer me a question?
there is a military(aviation?) link
between a man and with bradford on
avon in wiltshire,
do you have any idea wh this person is?
thanks in advance,
rotherham, south yorkshire
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between a man and with bradford on avon in wiltshire, do you have any idea who this person is?thanks in advance.mick booyrotherham, south yorkshire
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late 1400’s to mid 1500’s. Family name is John Seymour born 1476 and Elizabeth Seymour born 1511.Could anyone point me in the right direction?Lisa Novich
Sammamish WA USA (near Seattle0
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Greetings from Australia.I am seeking information about a location called Norton Bassett – which I believe is in Wiltshire.However, I can find no reference to it your list of historic towns and villages.Do you know of such a place ?Is it now known by another name ?
I am doing work on a family tree and hope you can help.
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appreciate it. Anything goes really, the site will cover UFOs, ghosts, ley lines, crop circles, big cats, monuments and places of interest (e.g. White Horse) and many more topics.If you wish to send me anything please email me and I will inform you of my
address.Thanks.Chris, Westbury Wilts.
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term. The class consists of year 1 and 2 pupils. I was wondering if you had
any information on how the plauge affected Salisbury and hopefully our
village where the school is based – Stratford-sub-Castle. I hope you can
help – or give me the name of someone who can help. Thank you
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of them. Was an acolyte at St. Pauls Church in town and was sorry to hear
that it had been torn down. Every military member that I know served in
the area, tell me it was there best assignment.
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Please, I´m looking for the address, or phone number or e-mail of a friend of
mine that lived there, he is:
Poplar Cottage, Hollow Lane, Wilton,
Nr.Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 3SR
Tel and Fax: 0672 – 870851
These are old references I have from him, they are from 1993. I would like to get the nowadays information from him (his address, phone number and e-mail, if it is possible), if you can get it to me I will thank very, very much for I need to contact
him. I´m from Brazil and my references are:
Bertholdo Nunes de Camargo
Address and telephone number Supplied
Thanks and Congratulations,
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paper, ink and printing technologies; desktop and electronic publishing; international standards development; show-and-tell examples; etc. I am due to leave the UK and would like to find a prospective instructor in the Graphic Arts area that I can
donate this collection.
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Surfing the for Wiltshire information I found your wonderful site. I’m not sure if you can help me, but I’m looking for brochures on things to do and where to stay (B&B) in Wiltshire. As we’re on a “round trip” in July we’re considering a few days in Wiltshire. I hope you can help.Mark Veenis
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Richard 1638-1715, Married 1660 to Sarah Colstone, sons Richard 1708,
charles, James.Richard Sr. was ships captain and moved to Middlesex Va. USA around 1692.Any suggestion on tracing more specific info?ThanksKyle Waites
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Information.Hi;My Great grandmother was born in 1852 at ” The Union Workhouse ” in Brokenborough. Would you know if theres any information or pictures of the workhouse or of Brokenborough.Thanks for your help;Sincerely;
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Enquiry about AveburyDear SirsI really enjoy looking your pages about Wiltshire. I would like to ask you about the name of Avebury. Is there any difference between Avebury and Abury? Could we use both? Or which one is more common ?I am looking forward for hearing from you soon.NAKAICHI,masako
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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