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Silly named ancestors

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Terence Report 23 Sep 2003 19:46

I've had a great chuckle reading the messages, who said Genealogy can't be fun. And for my contribution, we have a few old "Hoares" here in Gib. Keep 'em coming !!! Terry


Sue Report 23 Sep 2003 19:50

Just remembered another! My brother taught a lad called Scott Harder! Sue at


Mystified Report 23 Sep 2003 20:45

Great laughs gggggggg , best I can do is a T. Potts (Terence) John


Debbie Report 23 Sep 2003 21:04

I have a Broom Pinnegar married a susannah broom and somewhere there is a Alice Brome who married a broom, Boom Boom


Tracey Report 23 Sep 2003 21:51

I'm literally crying reading these messages, best laugh i've had in ages!! I rang Sheffield reg office a few months ago for a marriage cert for my g-grandad Charles Shepherd and his wife to be Violetta Hukin and the guy on the other end said, "That's a name 'n' half innit". It wasn't until after that i realised he'd thought i'd said her name began with an F......! Tracey, Bolton

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Oz Mozz Report 23 Sep 2003 21:57

I don't know about silly ....... Whitpedge Willison!!! I have had a great old chuckle reading some of these! My Yorkies lived in Rawmarsh in Goosebutt Lane!! Hmmmmmm Sonja


Tricia Report 23 Sep 2003 22:07

check out my initial and surname and feel sympathy. Tricia


April Report 23 Sep 2003 22:12

The best I've found in mine is a Mary Farey (lol) (my maiden name is Howes), I dont need to say what I got called LoL April


Tracey Report 23 Sep 2003 22:21

Imagine the jokes i get when i say that my maiden name was (nee)Cartlidge!! Tracey, Bolton


Caroline Report 23 Sep 2003 22:27

My GG Grandmother was Willing & had an illegitimate son with a Were. Judging by the illegitimacy in my family many WERE WILLING


April Report 23 Sep 2003 22:27

What about this poor boy when he started school RFLOL Willie BIGG - 1880 United States Census / New York


Christine Report 23 Sep 2003 22:27

I knew a man called Richard Hard commonly known as Dick!


Katinahat Report 23 Sep 2003 22:58

I've had a great laugh reading all of your names! Best I can do is a Squirrell. Although I did come across a Bastard Brock. Really. No relation - as far as I know!! Kathy Epsom, SRY


Rosi Report 23 Sep 2003 23:12

The Christian name 'Everard' must produce some amusing collocations. I have seen an 'Everard Baker' - but there must be others.


Bob Report 23 Sep 2003 23:47

Further to Jim's cricketing memory how about... At an Ashes match... Willey, bowled Lilly, Caught Dilly


Paul Report 23 Sep 2003 23:51

Thank you all. I was feeling a little bit down until I read the postings. My wife has just come down the stairs threatening to have me certified. It reminded me that a long time ago I knew a young lady named Wealls. No prizes for guessing the first name she was given!!!!!! (We family researchers are definitely touched) Paul


Tracy Report 24 Sep 2003 00:09

had aright laugh tonight reading these names, somes people marry into a name and it can't be helped, but then you get daft parents who don't think, my friend named their son Drew a lovely name except their surnames Peacock!


Peter Report 24 Sep 2003 04:45

Brian Johnston once welcomed listeners back to the cricket as follows. "Welcome back to Headingly where Ray Illingworth has just relieved himself at the Pavilion end"


Peter Report 24 Sep 2003 04:47

And I've just remembered another gem from Brian Johnston (he was full of them) "That's the end of play here for the day but now we'll cross back to Hove for some more balls from Rex Alston" He said afterwards that Mrs Alston didn't speak to him again for over a year! Peter


Peter Report 24 Sep 2003 04:50

Debra's comment about a Broom marrying a Broom prompts the obvious question, did they have a little Brush? Or, as one broom said to the other, "If we hadn't swept together we would never......." Oh, never mind! Peter