Find Ancestors

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

Electoral Rolls

Looking for living relatives?

Search our UK Electoral Rolls (2002-2013) and find your living relatives today.

Search Electoral Rolls

New electoral roll records


  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

Oxfordshire lookups offered

Page 3 + 1 of 66

  1. «
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. 6
  8. 7
  9. 8
  10. 9
  11. 10
  12. »
ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date


costa Report 6 Mar 2012 12:40

Hi Margaret

Yes that is him I have also sent a pm I will be on later I have a hospital appointment.

Kind regards Costa


Margaret Report 6 Mar 2012 09:01

Are you following Henry Porter on the 1881 census married to Sarah with son Henry aged 9 yrs born Paddington? Henry was a factoryman.


costa Report 2 Mar 2012 21:10

Hi Margaret,

I do not know if you can help but I am keeping everything crossed.

I am having a nightmare finding my Porter family I have a Henry Porter born c1846 it says Oxon ChippingNorton on census I do not know who is parent's are but would you beable to tell me if there are many Henry Porters born in that area.
I am not sure if he married in Oxfordshire but his wife was either Sarah or Elizabeth it keeps changing I have not found them on 1871 census or before that.
He had moved to London by 1881

Any help would be much appreciated Kind regards Costa


Michael Report 2 Mar 2012 19:20

Hi Margaret,
Again you have done a marvellous job of clarifying and adding so much information to the little that I had on the Gardner family. Many, many thanks for the excellent work!
Kind regards,


Hamster65 Report 28 Feb 2012 19:15

Hi Margaret

That is alot of work you put in for me and I really appreciate it. I will take some time to absorb what you say and also send away for the marriage cert. If you don't mind I may have more questions on other lines of family as a lot originate in the Oxford area. I'll research some more and perhaps come back to you for more help if I get stuck!

Many, Many Thanks



Margaret Report 28 Feb 2012 13:25

I looked at the marriage entry for Thomas Talboys and there is only one Ann to choose from. 1839 3rd quarter vol 16 page 141, but on various sites, it seems that people have chosen an Ann Slater, there is not an Ann Slater to choose from on 3 q vol 16, page 141 1839 only a Sarah Slater.
The only way this could tie up is if Ann Lyne is a widow, and previously Ann Slater.
My advice is buy the certificate, there is a PAF file on line which says it has bought the certificate, and shows Ann Slater as the wife of Thomas Talboys.
Still I would fork out for the certificate to make sure myself. Sadly the parish registers for 1839 seem to be in a mess so I cannot help you for the South Hinksey marriage entry for 1839.
Here is what I have found out

Thomas Talboys was born c 1799 in Unknown place, but says it was in Oxfordshire himself on census.
he married 5/1/1820 in St Aldate Oxford City to Sarah Melville.

The Melvilles seem to be a Boatman family, which ties up with Thomas Talboys being a boatman at the time.

Thomas Talboys wife Sarah nee Melville was buried 18/4/1839 aged 53 yrs and buried in St Aldate Oxford City.
They had baptised in St Aldate
Thomas Melville Talboys 25/7/1822
David Talboys 10/4/1825

David Talboys 1825 married a Caroline and they had Isabella Ann baptised 24/6/1848 St Aldates,Caroline Elizabeth baptised 2/6/1850. probably more, but I stopped here.

Thomas Talboys married for a second time in 1839 to either Ann Lynne, or Ann Slater, Buy the certificate....

Thomas Talboys and Ann had the following children baptised in St Aldate
Thomas Alphonso 2/8/1840

Richard 10/1/1844 no mention of Adolphus until he marries Sarah Louise Taylor 3/8/1863 South Hinksey, and when his relict Sarah Louise Talboys proves his will 19/12/1918 she is living 127 Bullingdon Road Oxford he left £2308.18s.6d. Richard Adolphus Talboys died 26/9/1918 127 Bullingdon Road Oxford.

Ann Ophelia 10/1/1844 St Aldate. same day as Richard. above.
Ann Ophelia had an illegitimate daughter.. Rose Talboys baptised 17/10/1869 in Soyuth Hinksey. her father was Richard Price a Post Office Clerk.

From the census
Lydia c 1846, Alice c 1848, Henry c 1851, Rachel c 1853, William c 1855, Benjamin c 1858

Sarah Louis Talboys, died 17/4/1931 her will was proved 6/7/1931 by Richard Adolphus Talboys, her son?? she was living at 127 Bullingdon Road, Oxford in the sum of £175.1s.6d.

Richard Adolphus Talboys son as above,lived at 2 Folly Bridge oxford and died 27/10/1932, probate granted to Florence Talboys and Reginald Adolphus Talboys a waterman, £2005.18.1d. resworn at £2052.11s.5d.

Thomas Talboys 1799 his will was proved in the sum of £260. 11s.6d. by his relict Ann Talboys.

Some mention is made of the parentage of Thomas Talboys being from Dursley in Glos.
There is a baptism in Dursley which could be him on the Family Search site.
Also there is a Rachel Talboys having an illegitimate son thomas in Dursley, and your Thomas does have a daughter Rachel, also there is a Benjamin Talboys regularly imprisoned in Gloucester for larceny, and your Thomas has a Benjamin, but right at the end, so probably not too proud of the other Benjamin. You can search the Dursley parish registers at FAmily Search new site.
Sorry not been much help, but you really do need the marriage certificate.


Margaret Report 24 Feb 2012 11:54

Thomas Gardiner (parish register) married Ann Prester 22/8/1784 in Headington witnesses Richard King, John Samson by Banns
I wonder as there are only two Presters on the marriage disc for Oxfordshire if perhaps Ann Prester is really Ann Plester or sometimes known as Plaister.
One of the two Presters on the marriage disc Samuel, when I looked up the marriage on the parish register turned out to be Plester. But sadly he did not have children in the parish where he had married.
Thomas Gardiner and Ann had the following children baptised in Headington I will give the surnames they were baptised with

Elizabeth Gardiner 8/10/1786 mother Preston.
Sarah Gardiner 14/10/1787,,,, no burial for her but there is the following
Sarah Gardiner 14/10/1789 mother Prester as is the one above
George Gardener 3/9/1790 Prester and Gardener
John Gardner 10/11/1793 Prester and Gardner
Mary Anne 4/12/1796 born 30/11/1796 Gardiner
Thomas 26/1/1800 Gardner born 23/1/1800

There was an infant Ann buried 31/10/1786 Headington
also an infant John Buried 4/8/1785 Headington..

Mary Anne 4/12/1796 married George Cox Headington he was a widower 9/8/1841

Thomas Gardner 23/1/1800 Headington married Jane Rockell 12/5/1823 she was buried in Headington aged 84 yrs from the Oxford Union.17/12/1885
Thomas 1800 was buried 2/3/1859 aged 62 yrs in Headington
they had the following children baptised in Headington
Helen Elizabeth 10/7/1823
William 8/5/1825 married Elizabeth Ballinger Witney 1850

Charles 26/12/1826 married Headington Eliza Jones 2/3/1851 daughter of Robert Jones, witnesses John Jones, Rebecca Jones. they had a daughter Anne baptised 25/12/1852 Headington of Barton

Jonathan 9/11/1828
Sarah 22/5/1831
Alice 13/7/1833
Alice 21/8/1836
Robert 8/4/1838
Lucy 19/7/1840
FAnny 4/6/1843
Mary Jane 10/5/1846
missed off Thomas baptised 1/3/1834

GEORGE GARDNER 3/9/1790 Headington was buried 16/12/1869 aged 81 yrs Headington he married Fanny Owens 31/10/1814 Oxford St Clements
Fanny was buried 24/8/1870 aged 77 yrs from Oxford, probably meaning the Oxford Union Workhouse.
George and Fanny baptised the following children in Headington
Charlotte 1/11/1816
Ann 19/9/1819 who married Thomas Price 20/6/1842 Headington son of Thomas price

Mary 28/3/1821 who had a daughter Elizabeth baptised 8/4/1849 a single woman from Sandhill. I think this is correct.

William 8/1/1827 who married Hannah Cooper full age daughter of George Cooper witnesses John Phillips, Susanna Jacob 4/9/1848 Headington

Fanny 13/5/1833

there is a John Gardner baptised 25/1/1848 son of George and Ann, but he may be misleading.

Thats as far as I have gotten with Thomas Gardner married to Ann Prester.

I can find nothing on William Gardner born c 1789 Headington, not on the parish register baptisms in Headington.


Hamster65 Report 24 Feb 2012 09:28

Hi Margaret

I am currently looking for any information on a Thomas Talboys born 1799 in oxford(?), Oxfordshire. By 1851 census he was in Thames Street, North Hinksey, Abingdon District. His wife Ann was born 1819 and I was wondering if she was his second wife as having looked on a certain other website I think I found them on the 1841 census at Grandpont Berks, St Aldate, Berkshire, England. Thomas aged 42, Anne aged 22 and there is a David aged 16.

Perhaps David was from a previous marriage??

Also are you able to find who the Ann was?? It has been suggested she might be Ann Slater, but if this is the marriage details for Thomas (Sep 1839):

Talboys Thomas Oxford 16 141

BMD does list a:

LYNE Ann Oxford 16 141

If I look up Ann Slater in the same qtr I do find:

Slater Anne Oxford 16 1_1

so that could fit. One more supporting point is that in the 1851 census they have a son Thomas (b1841). BMD lists a birth in Oxford Jun1840 for Thomas Alphonso Talboys. in the 1841 census there is a Thomas Talboys listed with a John and Susannah Slater both born 1791 Oxford.

So any information on Thomas Talboys b1799, parents or siblings would be very useful. Any help on his marriage/marriages would also be appreciated and if Ann Slater is correct and John and Susannah are her parents any information going further back on them would be of great help.

Sorry if I am asking a lot in one go and no hurry.

Thanks for your offer to help!



Michael Report 23 Feb 2012 19:16

Hi Margaret,
You helped me enormously in the past with information about Oxfordshire people. I would be most interested in you would help fill in or flesh out anything on these people:

Thomas GARDNER married Ann PRESTER 22aug1784 at Headington, Oxon.

William GARDNER was born 1789 at Headington; possibly in 1841 he was at Barton, Headington, with sister or wife Mary (census).
Thomas GARDNER was born 23jan1800 and chr 26jan1800 at Headington (IGI). Thomas married Jane ROCKELL 12may1823 at Headington. Jane Gardner (1808) d. 3rd qtr 1883 or Jane Gardener (1801) d. 4th qtr 1884 at Headington (bmd).

Thomas GARDNER was chr 1may1834 at Headington. Thomas (ag. lab.) married (1) Emma CRAWFORD 10feb1861 at Headington; Emma was chr 15apr1838 at Headington, dau of James Crawford and Hannah (IGI). James Crawford marr Hannah Jacobs 25dec1832 at Headington (IGI). Emma Gardner d. probably 1887 at Elsfield. Thomas GARDNER marr (2) Eliza BIRCH (1856 Grafton, Shropshire) 2nd qtr 1895 at Thame.

Robert GARDNER was chr 8apr1838 at Barton. Robert Gardner was b. 2nd qtr 1838, Headington (bmd). Robert (ag. lab. and carter) married Harriet PURDY (b. 1837 Stanton St. John, Forest Hill, Oxon). They probably marr 1862 at Headington, though not found on bmd.
Kind regards,
Michael Avery


Margaret Report 22 Feb 2012 12:10



Margaret Report 17 Feb 2012 07:15



Margaret Report 14 Feb 2012 08:32

JOANNA private email


Joanna Report 10 Feb 2012 14:38

Good morning Margaret,

Thank you very much indeed!! This is wonderful information and helps me to untangle my Maylard web.

If I could ask for one more look-up, I'd be grateful for the baptismal information for George Love born about 1754 in Oxford.

Many thanks for your kindness.


Margaret Report 10 Feb 2012 14:17

There is a Martin Mallard who buried a daughter Hannah 21/4/1712 in Bladon.
So he is Martin Mallard senior.
he is buried 30/9/1732 Bladon as Martin Mallard Senior.

He may have been married to a
Sarah Maylard buried 10/1/1748 New style year or a
Mary buried 9/3/1748 New style year.
these two are only mentioned as burials no widow or wife

There is no Martin Maylord or similar baptised in 1690 Bladon, nor is there a marriage between a Martin Maylard and a Jane or Joanna Bartlett in Bladon nor in Oxfordshire.

So when Martin Mallard senior moved to Bladon with his daughter Hannah who was buried 21/4/1712 Bladon, he may well have brought other children with him who had been baptised in another parish. One of which could have been
Martin Maylard married to Jane or Joanna Bartlett who probably was buried as Widow Maylord 15/3/1746 Bladon, as her husband Martin Maylard had been buried 7/8/1737 Bladon.

Martin and Joan/Joanna Maylard had
William baptised 12/4/1722 Bladon
Martin Baptised 21/6/1728 Bladon. as we have buried his father in 1737 Bladon we cannot also bury him in the same year, so it leaves him alive to marry
Elizabeth Norris 8/5/1747 Oxford St Michael by License he of Hensington she of New Woodstock

Martin Maylard and Elizabeth nee Norris baptised
Martin Maylard 14/4/1754 Bladon. he was born 5/3/1754 Bladon.

I hope this helps.


Joanna Report 9 Feb 2012 22:13

Hello Margaret,

I am trying to figure out if there is a connection between two branches of my Maylard/Maylord families who lived in Bladon. I have Martin Maylard (1690-1732) marrying Jane/Joana Bartlett in 1720. They have a son William (1722-1750) and a son Martin (1728-1737). William (1722-1750) marries Hester Halford in 1745 and they have Sarah (1747-1747) and William Bartlett Maylard (1750-1829). William Bartlett Maylard marries Elizabeth Day and has a number of children including Martin (1793-1878). All the above men born in Bladon.

On the other hand, I have Martin Maylard (may be born in Hensington or Bladon) unknown birthdate who marries Elizabeth Norris in Oxford in 1747. They have a son Martin born 1754.

Here is my question: I know that Martin and Jane had one son Martin 1728-1737. Did they have another son named Martin around the same time and this is the Martin Maylard who married Elizabeth Norris?

Many thanks for any light you are able to shed on this!


Margaret Report 8 Feb 2012 07:37



Jennifer Report 6 Feb 2012 15:35

Hello Margaret
Many thanks for all the information that you have looked up for me I now am trying to work through it all and will be back on touch when I get it all down in tree form.
Once again many thanks for your help

Jennifer W


Margaret Report 6 Feb 2012 13:56


Susannah Chapman born 21/8/1799 Fringford baptised 24/8/1799 Fringford daughter of William and Hannah Chapman

Susannah Chapman married John New(s) of Caversfield 7/10/1823 in Fringford witnesses Sarah Tomkins, John Wyatt. by Banns

John and Susannah New baptised in Caversfield
Ann 2/1/1826, who was buried 1/2/1827 aged 1 yrs.
John New was a shepherd.

Susannah New nee Chapman 1799 baptised in Caversfield the following children
Joseph 11/1/1829 baseborn son of Joseph Phillips and Susannah New
William 15/12/1833 baseborn son of James Leech and Susannah New.

According to the census
James Walduck and Susannah had
Rebecca c 1843 Bicester.

Which completes the problem of Susan Walduck.

Joseph New baseborn son of Joseph Phillips and Susannah New born 1829 Caversfield
Married Maria March aged 26 yrs of Market End Bicester daughter of John March a labourer, witnesses Charles Timms, Mary Timms.
I cannot find a baptism for Mariah March, but there is a baptism for a
Charlotte March 17/4/1818 in Bicester daughter of John and Ann March
Charlotte was born 4/4/1818
So a probable set of parents and a sibling for your Maria March born c 1820
John March was buried in Bicester 12/11/1843 aged 64 yrs
Ann March a Chelsea Pensioner aged 80 yrs and a widow was buried in Bicester 21/3/1864

Joseph New 1829 and Catherine Penn married
Joseph New 32 yrs widower labourer of Market End Bicester son of Joseph a labourer
Catherine Penn 26 yrs widow of Market End daughter of George Hall a labourer witnesses John Reynolds, Susan Reynolds 17/3/1867 Bicester.

Catherine Penn was baptised as
Catherine Hall 11/7/1841 Bicester of Crockwell, born 1/6/1841 daughter of George Hall and Mary.

Catherine Hall married Edward Penn baptised 12/9/1834 Ambrosden son of John Penn and Ann
13/10/1862 Ambrosden he was 28 yrs a labourer of Ambroseden son of John Penn , she was 21 yrs spinster daughter or George Hall.

Edward Penn was buried 16/5/1864 aged 29 yrs in Ambrosden

Catherine and Edward Penn had the following children baptised in Ambrosden
George 6/11/1864
Edward 6/11/1864
and John baptised 7/8/1864 Bicester..

Hope this helps.


William Report 3 Feb 2012 17:45

Just found one more link, this time concerning Maria March

1841 @ Crockwell, Bicester Market End
Ann March 67 widow, head - 67 Lacemaker b Cornwall
Ann March 23 Lacemaker b Bicester
Maria March 21 Lacemaker b Bicester


William Report 3 Feb 2012 17:32

Hi Margaret,

You helped me in the past and gave me very valuable information regarding my ancestors. Since then I've moved on to 'fringe' members in an effort to see where everyone 'stretched out' to. However, I've come accross one set of people that are getting me really confused.
I'd better list down what I've traced so far on GR with the limited means and would be very grateful if you'd let me know your view on it.

1841 Beinton, Caversfield Bucks (which I think came under Bicester)
Susanna New 40
Joseph New 10
William New 5

1851 @ Crockwell, Bicester
John Walduck 68 Tailor b Marsh Bibbon Bucks
SusanWalduck 52 b Fringdon (?) Oxon
Rebecca Walduck 8 b Bicester
Joseph New son-in-law 22 Ag lab b Caversfield
William New son-in-law 17 ag lab b Caversfield

1861 @ Crockwell
Joseph New 31 Ag lab b Caversfield
Maria New 26 b Bicester

Marriage Joseph New = Maria March Jul qtr 1860 Bicester 3A - 784

Death Maria New Ap qtr 1864 Bicester 3A - 391

Marriage Joseph New = Catherine Penn Jan qtr 1867 Bicester

1871 @ Crockwell Bicester
Joseph New 42 Ag lab b Beinton
Catherine New 30 Lace maker b Bicester
George Penn son-in-law 8 b ?
Edward Penn son-in-law 6 b ?
Rebecca Ann New 4 b Bicester
Susan Walduck mother - widow- 70 b Fringford

1841 @ Bicester
John Walduck 55 Tailor
Charles Walduck 15

Births - George Penn Jan qtr 1863 Bicester
Edward Penn Jul qtr 1864 Bicester

That's about as far as I've managed to trace, I can't get any line on Catherine Penn/New or Susan Walduck try as I might. I hope this is not expecting too much of you but I would love to solve the puzzle of who's who in that lot.

Many thanks and regards (in case you want to tackle this!!!)