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Derek Report 4 Sep 2016 23:38

WOW....thank you Brian............such comments as yours make all the hard work very much worthwhile..actually its not hard's rewarding in itself to solve problems..but it's doubly good to be apppreciated....thanks again.....


LaGooner Report 1 Sep 2016 23:00

Derek just seen that you have had operation. I do hope you are well on the way to a full recovery, take care <3


Brian Report 31 Aug 2016 03:46

Just read your message:
Quote; Was just looking at the number of entries and replies on this Thread........seems a pity to lose that sort of sod it, i'm staying xxx

Need I say and I think I say for everyone you have helped and will help in the future, we are all gratefully relieved.
Sometimes it goes quiet as like I have been, you have sent us on a path and we need to dig further for ourselves or the path has lead us out of Derbyshire for a while. I still have a lot of information from Derbyshire I need but I am having trouble confirming which Bostock family is mine. Rest assured I will return to you for more information as soon as I am sure about my roots.
Your kind and generous help is much needed and sought after. I feel sure there are many of us would even pay for your subscription just to keep you here with us. You have become our friend and in many cases our saviour.
Stay for ever please!

God Bless You.


Derek Report 30 Aug 2016 21:47

Hi Aaron..sorry its taken so long to get back to you, but have been digging very deeply into this..and I am convinced that it is MARGARET MAY WATSON you're looking for.for whom there is a full history.


Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 8 Aug 2016 13:53

(is Derek aware of your 'Thread' Ellen, just adding link below!)

Chris :)


Ellen Report 8 Aug 2016 13:01

Hi Derek Just to let you know I have found out that Mary Smith was buried in Nottingham Road Cemetery so no need to search for her. Still looking for her children Harry 1868 Derby, Mary Ann 1870 Derby, Samuel 1874/5 Derby
Thank You Ellen


Chrissie2394 Report 2 Aug 2016 15:06

Hi Derek hope your surgery has been successful and that you are ready for some more challenges.

I've had a break from researching but ready to start againso I'll see if I can find something else for you to solve.


Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 31 Jul 2016 13:26

(just to give Derek the reference for your 'Thread' Aaron, although things not clear on Derby front!)

Chris :)

edits (and glad to see yourself and Sylvia doing ok, folks are missed here, lol)


Aaron Report 31 Jul 2016 09:26

Hi Derek
I am looking for a Margaret Watson born 1892 in Derby Uk father John William Watson mother Margaret Swain does not seem to be anywhere
Thanks Aaron from OZ


Christine Report 31 Jul 2016 08:09

Thank you kind Sir :-D

Henry STREET b. circa 1750 ?? married Sarah BENNETT on 6-5-1777 at Wirksworth both of Wignall.

England Marriages 1538-1973 Transcription
First name(s)Henry
Last name Street
Marriage year 1777
Marriage date 06 May 1777
Marriage place Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England
Spouse's first name(s) Sarah
Spouse's last name Bennett
Residence Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England
Place Wirksworth
County Derbyshire
Country England
Record set England Marriages 1538-1973
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory Marriages & divorces
Collections from Great Britain

Name:Samuel Street
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Hill Top
Baptism Date: 7 Jul 1778
Baptism Place: Horsley, Derbyshire, England
Father:Henry Street
Mother: Sarah Street
FHL Film Number: 1752152
Reference ID: item 4

Thomas s. of Henry & Sarah of ye hil top. Bapd August ye 6th.

Thomas son of Henry & Sarah Street of Cromford
England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers
Name Thomas Street
Event Type Burial
Event Date 14 Jul 1795
Event Place Wirksworth, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England
Gender Male
Father's Name Henry Street
Mother's Name Sarah Street


Mother Sarah (Bennett) STREET buried 31-1-1796
Sarah wife of Henry Street of Cromford

I know what happened to my Samuel STREET he joined the 38th foot regiment
Napoleonic War - Regimental indexes 1806 Transcription
First Name Samuel
Last Name Street
Year 1800
Enlistment month Oct
Enlistment Day 25
Regiment 1/38th Foot
Rank Serjeant
WO25 / 971
Category Military, armed forces & conflict

What I don't know is the parentage of Henry STREET and Sarah BENNETT if the records you have go back that far. I would also like to know if there where any more children of Henry and Sarah's floating about.

Your expertise is much appreciated.

Cheers for now
Chrissy J
Sydney, NSW


SylviaInCanada Report 31 Jul 2016 04:08

good to hear you were not sick sick :-D

Glad the operations were a success, and you are back to "work" on here xx

I've just had to have a colonoscopy and an endoscopy (same time :-0 ) ....... and results were all good :-D :-D


Derek Report 30 Jul 2016 20:12

Since I have the Parish Records for Cromford.....................oh go on then!!


Christine Report 30 Jul 2016 01:05

Hi Derek

Glad to hear that your operation was successful :-)

Are you up for looking into my elusive STREET family of Cromford

Cheers for now
Chrissy J


Derek Report 29 Jul 2016 21:09

Hello Sylv...thanks for your good always..not sick..just operations on each hand to straighten two fingers...Dupitrons contractions..annoying and sometimes painful, but not life-threatening!!..not good for typing though!!
Take care
Derek x


SylviaInCanada Report 29 Jul 2016 20:21


sorry to hear that you've been sick.

Hope all is now well



Derek Report 29 Jul 2016 18:52

Right....back in the land of the living, fighting fit and raring to pushing and shoving please!!


AnneIsabella Report 5 Jul 2016 19:55

It has, at last, allowed me to post a reply to you Derek! For some unknown reason I just could not get on to your pages 161 or 162 to leave a reply. It was very frustrating.
Anyway, I think the info you have found is fascinating and it does looks like John Kidger could well have been FWR's father, but why would Ann name both of her sons William? And isn't it sad that FWR was abandoned but Willam wasn't? FWR's children had sad lives too with wife Harriet having a chronic, crippling illness; 2 of her children died of diptheria aged 4 and 7, one son went off to war aged 15 and promptly got his leg blown off. And Isabel and Jack I have already mentioned.
All so sad :-(


Derek Report 4 Jul 2016 22:22

Hello Anne..sorry that you are having trouble. I don't understand your problem with page 162.except that is where i found aal my previous work had been deleted.and having caused a rumpus with was found and why bother with 162?? just answer this message as normal............



Derek Report 11 Jun 2016 11:02

Hello again or two things are becoming a bit clearer:-

ANN RIDGARD..daughter of John Rifgard and Amey.Ann/Anna nee Beddow/Bedders..etc........

appears to have been a really naughty birth to FWR in 1859 illegitimately..who appears to have been taken away from her quite quickly to a RIDGARD...with his Gran............
.Ann Ridgard then gave birth to 1861..again illegitimately..but in this 1863 she married the father JOHN KIDGER..and kept the child as a KIDGER
and as we know..there were other Kidger children born in wedlock later...

The thing is that the Birth date given to JOHN KIDGER on the1871 Census is WRONG!!..he was born in Loughborough in 1841...making him old enough to be father of both WILLIAM KIDGER..and FWR..........
WE know that FWR and William Kidger were brother through Ann Ridgard/ there appears a very good reason that John Kidger was the father of both FWR and William................more so because the two were both born in Kirk Langley (Belper RD)..and neither were ever baptised!!!!..FWR was taken from Ann..William Kidger was not......

This is complicated a little by the fact that there appear to be two John Kidgers of leicestershire married to ANN.........but only one of them is Ann of Kirk Langley..i.e ANN RIDGARD............
FWR was abandoned to his he did the same to TOM!!
What do you think


AnneIsabella Report 9 Jun 2016 18:12

Hi Derek,


So we still don't know who FWR's Dad was and if its not on the birth certificate then we may never know :-(

I had a feeling it wasn't William as FWR's birth was registered by an Ann Ridgard - named on the form as his mother. And there was no other Ann Ridgard about at that time apart from his sister (and I feel sure - even though my family are weird - he wouldn't have married his sister :-S )

It seems highly likely that Ann married John Kidger as FWR's whole family were called Kidger on the 1901 Census.

I think I worked out from Census info that Elizabeth was born circa 1835 and Ann circa 1839.

Tell you what though Derek - I am a bit disappointed in FWR.
When he married Harriet Bailey she already had an illegitimate son named Tom, but he was left behind with his Granny and Grandad Bailey in Overseal rather than going to live with his Mum and FWR in Derby. You would think he would have had some sympathy for the lad and welcomed him into the family.

Oh well, its all very interesting as usual! Many thanks for helping me to find out about them all.

Anne x :-)