158 entries.
Rosemary Sutherland Rosemary Sutherland from Nelson New Zealand wrote on 20 May 2018 at 12:40 am
I am a descendant of Donald Sutherland son of William Sutherland and Janet Bruce. Donald is my great grandfather. His son was William, his son was also William my father . Donald immigrated to New Zealand on the Silistria in 1863. He married Elizabeth ( Betsy) Thomson who was on the same ship, after they arrived in New Zealand. All of Donald's siblings came to New Zealand and settled in the South Island around Balclutha in South Otago. The last to come were Alexander and Christina along with their mother Janet nee Bruce, after the old man William Sutherland died and was buried in the Latheron Church cemetery in Caithness. They, Janet, Alexander and Christina are all buried in Balclutha cemetery. They brought with them Jessie Sutherland who was their granddaughter and niece respectively. y - the first born of the oldest sister Margaret Sutherland who had married a William Sutherland and had come earlier to New Zealand leaving the child with the family - see census data. Catherine did not die at about 10 years. She too came to New Zealand and married a man called Peter Mark. They lived in Dunedin Otago New Zealand. My great grandfather Donald and wife Elizabeth are buried in the Clinton cemetery in South Otago as are his son William, my grandfather, and his wives Mary nee Mackie their infant son, as well as Williams second wife Emma Tempero and third wife Mary Jane Tempero who were my grandmother and step-grand mother respectively. The ashes of his fourth wife Irene Rawnsley are also there. John Sutherland, Donald Sutherland, Margaret Sutherland and Catherine Sutherland all have living descendants in New Zealand and Australia. I hope this info adds helpfully to your absolutely awesome website. I am not very computer literate but I do have some verifying dates etc I could add if you wish.
Admin Reply:
Hi Rosemary, Many thanks for the information, I will incorporate it to the database as soon as possible and I apologise for the delay in responding. Please feel free to email me with any further information you would like to add. Kind regards, Phil.
Inge newstead Inge newstead from Norwich wrote on 16 May 2018 at 8:04 pm
Would like to know your connection to the Brown family, I am great granddaughter of Alfred and Harriet (nee Quinton) Brown The photo of Alfred (known as Sonny) was my Grandmother's brother. His shop and Abbatoir was in Higham Street, Norwich.
Admin Reply:
Hi Inge, Alfred was my 3rd cousin's wife's 2nd cousin 4 times removed's husband. He is more closely related to the Hoggett family. Kind regards, Phil.
Thomas Macdnald Collins Thomas Macdnald Collins from Falkirk wrote on 8 March 2018 at 6:23 pm
Hi, I was recently doning a search for James McDonald and Elizabeth Scott and noted a series of entries on your web for Helen McDonald and James Raitt in NZ. I'm descended from a William McDonald a brother of Helen and would love to hear from any of Helen descendants and if they have any family stories of where James and Eizabeth originated from. Elizabeth spent many years in Arbroath, Scotland where she died in the poor house.
Hugh Stark Hugh Stark from Tauranga wrote on 25 February 2018 at 7:49 pm
Hi Phil. I have tried to contact you by reply email through Ancestry and it seems not to be working. I am a George Albert Victor CHAMBERS direct descendant. Happy to share what i have. Hugh
Kaylene Bruce Kaylene Bruce from Christchurch, New Zealand wrote on 22 February 2018 at 6:48 pm
A question or two for you: Eliza Wheeler, daughter of Ellen and Matthew Wheeler, who married George Albert Victor Chambers, on his headstone, Chruch of the Epiphany, Gebbies Pass, his wife is recorded as Eliza Ann died 17/11/1957 aged 82, not Eliza Grace as on your pages and those of others. Do you think this is your Eliza Wheeler, or did he have another wife, or am I totally at the wrong headstone? Also at the foot of Thomas Charles Wheeler and Minnie Wheeler nee Radford there is a plaque for Barry Charles Wheeler, infant son of Kay and Alan Wheeler, is he their grandson? I understand if you don't want to answer this one. Am happy to send photo.
Admin Reply:
Replied via email .... Phil.
David Fox-Roberts David Fox-Roberts from Burton o n Trent wrote on 19 February 2018 at 5:24 pm
Hi Phil, just added some more info on my Roberts side of your tree in Face book, I ,just like you have been busy hunting, if you would like to add more up to date, information on my side of the tree in your tree then please have a look at my tree to which you are allowed in to. Great work mate, keep it up. Best regards, David.
Morag mcadam Morag mcadam from Brampton. Canada wrote on 5 February 2018 at 10:09 pm
There are inaccuracies in Sara Barnes noble’s information I am her grandsughter My grandfather died on December 25 not november
Admin Reply:
Hi Morag, I have sent you an email .... Phil.
sheena hamilton sheena hamilton from england wombourne wv50jn wrote on 18 December 2017 at 8:20 am
i stumped on ann mills born in 1793..she married william whale who goes directly back to philomon whale.. they lived in warwickshire first.then i tividale dudley..danial whale their son a Gentleman who was a chartermaster his son harry tom my father .he died 1949 i am 73 now..
Wendy Wendy from Exmouth wrote on 5 November 2017 at 12:33 am
Hi, interested to find your tree online while googling my great great grandfathers name. William Agar: just a wee bit more info for you. Death was 1902 and his marriage was 20/12/1857 in Ilkelstone to Emily Aldred Battersby 1839-1896. I am one of the descendants of their 6th (10 in total) Daughter Emily. In memory of her early death I have taken her surname to use after my divorce.
Mike Bossingham Mike Bossingham from Cromer wrote on 28 October 2017 at 11:20 pm
John H Bossingham is the only member of our part of the family to be killed in the 2 world wars. He was my granddad’s 2nd cousin and his sister, Phyllis, was known by the older members of our side of the family. He was killed in Palestine on the 17th of December 1917. This means that this year is the centenary of his death. His memorial is in March Methodist Church and I am a arranging with the minister the possibility of holding a short memorial service there on that morning. Although it is a Sunday there is no other service on that morning as their carol service is in the afternoon. We may get folk from March as Phyllis was well known in the church by the older members. We are prepared to host at Cromer something on the Saturday evening and put up as many people as we can. We can then make our way over in the morning and meet others there. Let me know if you think this is a good idea and whether you would like come. His brother was Cecil William Bossingham.
Ron Gardiner Ron Gardiner from Montreal, Qc wrote on 12 October 2017 at 3:31 pm
I am the grandson of John James Gardiner and can help you fill out the rest of his family tree if you like. Very interesting to see.
Admin Reply:
Email sent in response.
Jeanette Hamm Jeanette Hamm from Weyburn Sk. Canada wrote on 10 October 2017 at 5:54 pm
I am the granddaughter of Harriet Annie Cockayne (Hoult) I notice that not all of the children from her family are included in your family tree. I have names and birthdates that could be added.
Keith Flinders Keith Flinders from Wellington wrote on 25 September 2017 at 5:18 am
Possibly some additional information below to that already recorded on your web site. 1. Ethel Maud FLINDERS, b. Mar 1891 in Hallaton, Leicestershire (daughter of Samuel FLINDERS and Mary Ellen TYLER), d. 1937 in Billesdon, Leicestershire. Of 33 Marjorie Street, Leicester at the time of her marriage. She married Arthur Edward HARRIS, married Dec 1908 in Leicester, Leicestershire, b. ABT 1886, occupation shoe finisher, d. 10 May 1963 in Leicester, Leicestershire. Arthur: Of 92 Cranbourne Street, Leicester at time of marriage. Children: 2. i. Ethel May FLINDERS b. 17 Aug 1908. ii. George Henry HARRIS, b. 5 Sep 1910 in Leicester, Leicestershire. iii. Arthur Edward HARRIS, b. 19 Oct 1911 in Leicester, Leicestershire, d. 1997 in Leicester, Leicestershire. iv. Irene Elizabeth HARRIS, b. Sep 1913 in Leicester, Leicestershire, d. 1941 in Leicester, Leicestershire. She married Albert William DENTON, b. 1 Nov 1913 in Leicester, Leicestershire, d. 1983 in Leicester, Leicestershire. After Irene died Albert remarried to Kathleen SMITH. v. Russell Ernest HARRIS, b. 20 Apr 1915 in Leicester, Leicestershire, d. 1995 in Leicester, Leicestershire. vi. Joan Hilda HARRIS, b. 15 May 1922 in Leicester, Leicestershire vii. Veronica HARRIS b. Dec 1927. viii. Jean I. HARRIS, b. Sep 1930 in Leicester, Leicestershire ix. Betty HARRIS, b. Sep 1932 in Leicester, Leicestershire, d. 14 Feb 1990. Generation Two 2. Ethel May FLINDERS, b. 17 Aug 1908 in Billesdon, Leicestershire, d. 1971 in Leicester, Leicestershire. Ethel May's birth appears to have been re-registered under both FLINDERS and HARRIS, December quarter 1924 at Billesdon. Birth ref Sep 1908 : Flinders Ethel May Flinders Billesdon 7a 25. Birth ref Dec 1924 : Flinders Ethel M (Flinders) Billesdon 7a 27. Birth ref Dec 1924 : Harris Ethel M (Flinders) Billesdon 7a 27. Living 19 Eaton Street, Leicester 1939. She married James Henry GARNER, married Mar 1929 in Leicester, Leicestershire, b. 19 Jun 1909 in Leicester, Leicestershire, d. AFT 29 Sep 1939, occupation painter & decorator. James: Living 19 Eaton Street, Leicester 1939.
Admin Reply:
Many thanks for the information. I will look into it and amend my records as soon as possible. Kind regards, Phil.
Bernie Leinfelder Bernie Leinfelder from Los Angeles wrote on 14 July 2017 at 1:45 am
I wanted to let you know I am so impressed with all your research and labor! I plan to put all my research into this same TNG format as well, so that I am not tied into using (and paying for!) forever. We are related, however remotely, through Julia Sloan in your tree. She was the daughter of Clarissa Riker and James Sloan. You do not have Clarissa Riker in your tree, but she comes from an illustrious (German) family who settled in New Amsterdam (NY) in 1650. For us Americans, unless you are Native American, this is as far back as it gets, pretty much! The orig name was Rycken, then von Rycken, then Rycker, and in the late 1800s mutated once again to RIKER. If you have an membership, I can add you so that you can see my tree (it is private - I've long since learned that it's best to connect with people and exchange information, not just cut and paste but actually research and communicate!) 🙂 Best, Bernie Anna Leinfelder
Admin Reply:
Hi Bernie, Many thanks for your message and your kind comments about the site. It looks like you have done a lot of work yourself... I do have an Ancestry ( membership and my username is R0ttenS0d - those are number zeros, not letter Os. If you would like to communicate via email my address is Best wishes, Phil Williams
Leisa Strickland Leisa Strickland from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia wrote on 7 July 2017 at 5:25 am
Hi Phil, I found you on My Heritage a few years back, but I haven't used it in a long time. At the time I found a connection between our families. Now, I am not sure who. My 2 x grt grandfather was George Williams - born: 1849 England. 1863 at 14 was a seaman. In 1871 he was on the SS Gloucester. Landed in Maryborough, Qld and decided he wasn't going back. 'French Leave'. Married: Bridget Mary Ryan. Died 15 Oct, 1942 in Rockhampton, Qld, Aust. I hope you can help. Kind Regards, Leisa
Admin Reply:
Hi Leisa, I'm afraid we don't have the names you mention in our database so perhaps the connection was with another member of our respective families. Unfortunately, I suffered a hard disk failure recently and if I had a record of our earlier connection it is now gone. MyHeritage does not appear to have a record of our earlier conversation either. Have you looked in your 'Sent messages' folder? I have requested membership of your tree and, if you accept it, I will try to check out any possible connections. Best regards, Phil.
Rae Alexander (Hunt) Rae Alexander (Hunt) from Melbourne, Australia wrote on 26 June 2017 at 2:33 am
My great grandfather, Joseph Hunt, b. Sudbury, Suffolk, UK, was a visitor at George & Susan Bowditch's home, Weymouth, Dorset, on the night of the 1851 Census. I am trying to ascertain whether their is any family connection between the two, or why he may be there. Joseph was a brickmaker/carpenter, whereas George was a Tailor. Joseph came to Australia in 1854. Any help you may be able to provide would be of great assistance. Many thanks
Nathan Staniforth Nathan Staniforth from Midlothian, TX wrote on 23 June 2017 at 5:43 pm
Nathan Staniforth from Hackenthorpe again, did you know that marriage you have (And that people seem to be blindly copying on Ancestry) between George Staniforth and Ann Bacon never actually happened, I've been to Sheffield Archives, Derbyshire Archives and Dronfield parish church itself and not one person has a record of that marriage ever taking place, furthermore, the kids you have from the Eckington Parish Register that have the parents "George and Ann" belong to George Staniforth and Ann HOBSON, this marriage took place 20th Jan 1783.
Admin Reply:
Thanks Nathan, I will look into this and amend my records accordingly.
Peter Towey Peter Towey from Weston-super-Mare wrote on 21 April 2017 at 10:59 am
I just came across your entry while checking out Johann Friedrich Weyman, my 3 x great grandfather online. I have a blog on blogspot - just google his name. There is quite a lot there on his descendants which you are welcome to use. How is he related to your Williams family?
Admin Reply:
Thank you Peter. Johann Friedrich Weyman was my ex-wife's granduncle's wife's 2nd cousin once removed 's wife's 3rd great-grandfather!! Cheers, Phil.
James Wall James Wall from Sydney, Australia wrote on 12 April 2017 at 1:07 am
I am related to the Nichol/Schuberth family. Clara Stamper Nichol (Schuberth) was my Great Grandmother. She married John Frederick Schuberth. Her sister Emily Sweeten Nichol married Thomas Robinson Schuberth. Two sister married two brothers and emigrated to Australia. I am very happy to have found your website so I can add to my family tree.
Nathan Staniforth Nathan Staniforth from Texas wrote on 15 March 2017 at 5:10 pm
Hello, my name is Nathan Staniforth, I was born in Hackenthorpe, that was once Beighton Parish but is now part of Sheffield City, I now live in Texas, USA however for the past year I have been building a large tree for my Staniforth and I've come to find the majority of the Staniforths of Eckington, Beighton, Mosborough, Ridgeway and the surrounding areas are all tied in some form, I would love to get in contact with my findings if you wouldn't mind. I have had all of my findings verified I should add, I noticed some odd dates on your very early Staniforths that don't look correct, for example you have a son born after fathers death in one case.

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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