158 entries.
Harvey Richardson Harvey Richardson from Dover wrote on 4 May 2019 at 9:49 am
I am very interested to learn about the Revd Theohilius Pugh, from your family. Especially if you have any detail or information about his time in Dover when he was Superintendent minister there. Also, any detail about his views on the Wesleyan'Fly Sheet Controversy'. With a local Dover church member, I am compiling a brief history of Methodism in the town of Dover. Many thanks, Revd Harvey Richardson
Admin Reply:
Hi. The only information I have on Rev. Theophilus Pugh is already on the website. If I come across anything else I will try to let you know. Regards, Phil.
Gary Edwards Gary Edwards from Swindon wrote on 11 April 2019 at 4:08 pm
Hello, First of all, what a fabulous job you have done on the Williams Family history. Really impressive. I came to it while searching for Elizabeth Mary Williams (1864-1910). I believe she married a distant ancestor of mine, one Edward Edwards (1863-1919). Among their children was Lewis Johnn Edwards (1889-1937) and one of his sons was Anthony Herbert Edwards (1926-1973). His daughter is Tracy Edwards MBE, the skipper of the first all-female crew to sail around the world in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race. It seems the maritime tradition runs deep! Best regards, Gary Edwards OBE.
Admin Reply:
Hi Gary, Many thanks for your message. Up until now I had no information on Elizabeth Mary Williams - my 1st cousin twice removed. I will have to take a look and see if I can fill in some gaps. There is a marriage registration between Edward Edwards and Elizabeth Mary Williams in Newport, Monmouthshire in the last quarter of 1888. I take it this is them? If you have any further information on the family I would appreciate you getting in touch. My email address is Kind regards, Phil.
Deb Deb from Leeston wrote on 10 March 2019 at 7:35 am
Hi. I see there is already a question about the gebbies valley part of the family which you answered via email. If you need more information let me know. I have the paper version of the family tree here from when they arrived in Nz
Admin Reply:
Thanks Deb, I will be getting in touch very soon. Phil.
Gina GARNER Walker Gina GARNER Walker from Nashville, NC,USA 27856 wrote on 25 February 2019 at 4:18 pm
MY MOM is a Williams.
Carolyn Hyde Carolyn Hyde from Kerikeri, New Zealand wrote on 23 February 2019 at 2:58 am
Awesome website, Thank you. I am related to Joseph Price Simmons from Seaford, Sussex, UK. The hyde family on ancestry is my Ancestry tree. I was wonder where the Williams tree links up to the Simmons tree. Also if anyone reads this i would be most grateful for any information on the Simmons family from Seaford/Ramsgate, England.. my tree is Kind Regards Carolyn Hyde, New Zealand
Ann Korta Ann Korta from Wimborne, Dorset wrote on 1 February 2019 at 11:57 am
My great-grandmother was Pamily(Pamela) Stammers. She was born on 20 Oct 1845 and married Hugh Bleddyn on ( Nov 1873 at St. Margaret's, Westminster, London. She died at the Union Infirmary in West Battersea in 1889.
Eira Fenn Gaunt Eira Fenn Gaunt from Cardiff wrote on 18 January 2019 at 4:27 pm
I arrived on your site purely by accident! My grandfather was Thomas Henry Fenn ; I've got a marriage certificate for Arthur Humphrey Fenn [married Margaret Williams on 17th February 1897] William Lawrence died September 1887. I hope this is of interest to you. I think you have more information on my Taid's side than I have!
Stuart Williams Stuart Williams from Pontypool, |Ontario, Canada wrote on 15 December 2018 at 8:37 pm
Phil: just came across your website when researching Owen Williams, my great grandfather, (we have named our yacht here on Lake Ontario - Olive Branch- a schooner mastered by Owen Williams). I am not sure how to offer updated info but my mother, Winifred Williams (wife of William Lewis Williams) passed away on February 9, 2018 ion her 100th year. Thought that you might be able to use this. Also I can offer the updates as far as our offspring and their children are concerned. Stuart Williams
Admin Reply:
Hi Stuart, It was great to hear from you and I think the name "Olive Branch" is a great name for your new yacht. Merry Christmas to you all and I hop you have a great New Year. Phil.
Jan Jan from Timaru wrote on 25 November 2018 at 9:57 am
I am researching Lucy Jane Gardner (Aiano b1846). Her mother Catherine Aiano married (1858) my g.g.gfather's brother William Pierce and Lucy accompanied them to NZ. Catherine Pierce (Aiano) was admitted to Christchurch hospital in December 1876 but I can find no record of her death. In his will signed January 1877 William is "widower". Do you have any information about Catherine - where/when she died and where she was buried? (William is in Lyttelton cemetery).
Heather Heather from Honiton wrote on 26 October 2018 at 2:19 pm
I am the gg grandaughter of Robert Kingsbury son of John and Repentance Smart. I have in my possession a family bible originally kept by his wife Charlottr nee Thorne, Our family have been researching for over 40 years into our family history
Admin Reply:
Hi Heather, Thank you for your comment. If you would like the website updated with any information you have on the Kingsbury/Smart families I would be happy to do so. Just let me know and we can discuss the logistics. Kind regards, Phil.
Julie Davies Julie Davies from Harrogate wrote on 13 October 2018 at 7:23 pm
Sir, I am searching for the family of "Willie Edward Williams" who died in Flanders on the 10th October 1917. He was born in Towyn (now Tywyn) but I have no further information regarding him, age, DOB etc., other than his WW1 information that he was a soldier with the King's Royal Rifle Corps, he was a rifleman and his regimental number was R/29414. I have something that belongs to him/his family and would like to pass it back to them.
Admin Reply:
Hi Julie, Thank you for your mesage. I am a member of a Tywyn group on Facebook and have asked other members of the group if they know of Willie or his family. As yet I have not found any reference to him in the 1901 and 1911 census returns but will keep looking. If anything turns up I will, of course, let you know. Kind regards, Phil.
Diana Diana from Romford wrote on 5 October 2018 at 6:06 pm
Hello, what a lovely site! Very well presented and so interesting. I have been working on a branch of my tree which matches some of your entries. The Dorrington Family of Hornchurch. How are you connected to them? I see you have Ellis as a close relative - I have Ellis connected to the Dorringtons. Any connection there?
Don Knibbs Don Knibbs from Petersfield wrote on 27 September 2018 at 10:00 am
Great site and well presented. I've just found one of my lot in your data; Iris Vera Knibbs, married to Frank Flay. For more information, their page on my web site is at
Admin Reply:
Thanks Don, I'll give it a look.
Judith Middlewick Judith Middlewick from Southampton wrote on 21 September 2018 at 11:33 am
Hi Phil Found your link completely by accident!!! As you can see by my name there is a link. Can you contact me by e mail as I can update you on The Middlewick side also I have a few questions regarding the Middlewick Line Regards Judi
Grandson of Rosella Male (Applegate) Grandson of Rosella Male (Applegate) wrote on 3 September 2018 at 6:02 pm
Hi, I am one of the grandsons of Rosella Male (Applegate) from the family tree. I would like to add to that side of the family. Could I have permission to enhance the tree? Thank you in advance!
Admin Reply:
Hi, Rosella Male was my niece's husband's cousin once removed so yes, you are welcome to add as much information as you like. You can register on the site by following this link: This will give you greater access and facilities and will allow you to send updates for individuals. However, if you have a lot of information, the best method would be to email me the data you have and I will update my database and thus the website, as well as verifying what information I can. My email address is I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Phil.
Nathan Nathan from Sheffield wrote on 31 August 2018 at 12:25 am
Hi Phil, Nathan again from the Staniforth Society, I've still not come across any evidence to show your Staniforth branches from early 1400s Eckington are correct. I've just checked again and noticed you have a William Staniforth, son of Thomas Staniforth and Agnes (A marriage that I can find no proof of, no mention of an Agnes and Thomas on the Manor court rolls), but William is born almost 100 years after the father Thomas, and 50 years after the last child, surely you can see how this cannot be possible? Nathan Staniforth
Admin Reply:
Hi Nathan, Ufortunately, most of my information came from "The Redshaw Family Tree" when I was a lot younger. All attempts to contact the creator of said tree to point out many mistakes failed miserably. Apparently, Thomas Staniforth married Agnes in 1534 in Eckington and they had 8 children - none of whom was William! If you change his birth date to 1539 he fits in very nicely between John (1537) and Henry (1541). Following the record of a William Staniforth who was buried in 1622 reveals he was the one who married Joan Mycocke and that he was born in 1550, the son of Thomas Staniforth and Jane Vavasour. This Thomas was, allegedly, the son of Thomas and Agnes and was born about 1532. However, the same record infers that William and Joan had 11 children, two of whom were named William! One was born in 1573 and married a Mary. The other was born in 1579 and married Elizabeth Thorpe. My conclusion? It's not just me and the creator of The Redshaw Family Tree that makes errors! 😉 Kind regards, Phil.
Le Mouton Le Mouton from Isle of Wight wrote on 25 August 2018 at 11:24 pm
Have just discovered my Fathers name on your site, Joseph Elijah Courtney Maidment. D 1982. MyMother Adelaide nee Hillier then Maidment finally Rodgers. Might be of interest to you. Thanks
Admin Reply:
Hi, All new information is of interest. 😉 If you have any further info to add please email me: Kind regards, Phil.
Jennifer simpson Jennifer simpson from Sydney nsw wrote on 22 July 2018 at 11:01 am
My grandmother was Emily Caroline Baker. She apparently married and became EmilyCaroline Leake. She had 3 daughters, Emily, Molly and Ellen. After being widowed she married William Alouisis Martin. Emily Caroline Martin later adopted the children of her daughter Ellen after Ellen’s death. My mother was born to Ellen in 1924.
Admin Reply:
Hi Jennifer, Many thanks for the info and apologies for the delay in responding. Emily Caroline Baker married John Leake 21 Jun 1899 in Bishopstone, Wiltshire. By 1911 they had four children: Mary Ada (Molly), John Edward H., Emily Jane, and Ellen Johanna. Ellen allegedly married Edward Causton Takuma and gave birth to Evelyn Leake and William John. I have her as dying in 1939 when William John was 10 years old. However, there is a marriage of an Ellen Johanna Leake to John Patrick Divine in 1939 at Woollahra - so I am a bit confused! I would be grateful if you could pass on any further information. My email address is Kind regards, Phil.
Paul Ramsay Paul Ramsay from Dubbo wrote on 4 July 2018 at 9:21 am
Hi, My Grandmother Agnes Ramsay (nee Scott) is the daughter of Ebenezer Scott Have more pics if required. Regards Paul
Admin Reply:
Hi Paul, Thank you for your input. Please feel free to email me any further information directly. Kind regards, Phil.
Rachel Montgomery Rachel Montgomery from Trowbridge wrote on 2 June 2018 at 10:39 am
Hi, I have been looking through the Boscombe family (my father is a Boscombe) I am curious about one of the entries and note a missing entry for my grandfathers sister. I also have a bit of information for the death of my grandfathers uncle and wondered how best to submit that information?
Admin Reply:
Hi Rachel, Many thanks for your message and apologies for the delay in responding. You are welcome to email me directly with any updates/corrections etc. at Kind regards, Phil.

4 thoughts on “Guestbook”

  1. I am researching the Trigg family, and a Thomas Trigg born around the turn of 1800 in Westbury on Severn. I find however that there are three people named Thomas Trigg registered on the parish record then viz–
    Thomas Trigg christened 1799 born to William and Elizabeth Trigg
    Thomas Trigg christened 8th February 1801 born to Jonathan and Frances Trigg
    Thomas Trigg christened on 15th November 1801 born to William and Eleanor Trigg.
    I can understand that we can probably discount the earlier one but may I ask you please how you determined which of the remaining two Thomas’s is your man i e the son of Jonathan and Frances. There were no burials of a child called Thomas Trigg. Thank you.

  2. Heather Dawkins - Dudley

    I am the Granddaughter of Edwin Lampard’s daughter Alice Kate who married Charles Dawkins.
    My tree is Dawkins Tree on Ancestry – Ericaecous
    I live in Dinton five miles east of Tisbury.
    My aim is to locate the address in West Tisbury my Grandmother was born and married. I already know about Woodhouse Semley
    I am sadly short of old family photos due to a fire years ago
    Can you help? Thank you

    1. Phil

      Hi Heather,

      All the information I have about the Lampard family is already on the website. Hopefully, someone reading this might be able to help though.

      Good luck with your research.


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