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Bristol Record Office

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helina Report 8 Feb 2013 10:24

Anybody visiting the Bristol Record Office?

I know I am asking alot, but would love to the find this connection.

My Grandmother was Edith Georgina Annie Shepherd born 1886 Pilning, her great grandfather x 1 George Shepherd born 1801 Almondsbury, married to Sarah Adams.

Now though the ages alot of the sibling, cousins have Lovelace as a second name.

Just wondering if George's mother might be called Lovelace

George was born in 1801 (c) Almondsbury.

Any help would be appreciated



Reggie Report 8 Feb 2013 12:18

Unfortunately, the mother's surname will not be on any baptism record for George


Kucinta Report 8 Feb 2013 12:44

True Reggie, but if the baptism gave forenames for both parents, one could then look for the marriage of a male Shepherd with the father's forename to a female with the mother's forename, and if really lucky, find that the female in a possible such marriage had the surname Lovelace/Loveless or variant.

I'm not having any joy finding the baptism using online resources. :-(


helina Report 8 Feb 2013 14:31 searches all avenues on line with no luck. The middle name Lovelace is still being used in the present generation.



Kucinta Report 9 Feb 2013 10:04

Someone has kindly posted transcripts of Almondsbury baptisms to another forum.
The threads are a bit higgledy piggledy, but seem to cover the first decade of the 1800s.

I've got to go out, so no time to check for you, but here's the link :


helina Report 9 Feb 2013 14:09

Thanks Kucinta,

Will spend this afternoon searching though the baptisms in Almondsbury. I cannot see George Shepherd yet, but he could of been born before 1801. But seen some other ancestors who I have been searching.