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Mislaid your rellies??Can I help you find them?Cen

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Whitenancy Report 29 Oct 2007 08:25



Jayne Report 29 Oct 2007 04:02

Dear Mary
I am finding it impossible to find information on my grandmother's family especially my grandmothers father.
My grandmother and her sister were illigetimate and I believe while living in Scotland went by the surname Murchie (their mother's) but once they immigrate to Australia they changed their surname to McFadzean (their fathers).
I am interested in information on their father.
James McFadzean or McFadzen worked as a Railway (next word is unreadable on daughters birth certificate) in 1892, living at Kingcass, Prestwick. He died sometime prior to 1918 possibly even as early as 1901 as he isn't on the 1901 census with the family.
Any information on James would be enormously appreciated.
Deepest thanks,


Jennifer Report 28 Oct 2007 22:03

hi mary for the last two years i have been searching for my fathers brother. his name is richard seaman born around 1902/4 in aylsham workhouse.his parents were william and elizabeth seaman from foulsham.William died 1904/5 and elizabeth went to the workhouse.i just dont know where else to look apart from the record office and not a driver am unable to get there.thank you very much.jenny


Michael Report 4 Jan 2006 10:51

Hi Mary, Thanks for your kind offer. Could you look up the 1841 Oxon Census for Mary Boulter. She was born abt 1820 in Cowley; I think her parents were called Samuel and Sarah but have no further details. Many thanks Mike


Robyn Report 3 Jan 2006 22:08

Thanks so much for your help Mary, I didnt have these census so it is much appreciated. I was really hoping to find who his parents were so will have to find another way, maybe his birth. Robyn NZ


Jane Report 2 Jan 2006 14:19

Hi Mary Thankyou for the Oliver family info BRILLIANT. Jane


Mary Report 2 Jan 2006 14:07

Hi Robyn I have not been able to find Martin James on the 1841 Oxfordshire census in Woodstock. Just in case you do not have details from the 1851 census,here is the family: Newland,Coggs,Oxon Martin James Head 33 Leather grounder b Woostock Dinah James wife 39 Glover b Charlbury John James Son 7 Scholar b Charlbury William James Son 4 Scholar b Coggs Thomas James Son 1mth b Coggs and 1861 Private House,Witney.Oxon Martin James 45 Head Glove man b Woodstrock Dinah James Wife b Charlbury John James Son 17 Glove man b Charlbury Thomas James Son 10 b Coggs Sarah James Daur 7 Scholar b Coggs George James son 4 b Hailey Good wishes for 2006 Mary


Mary Report 2 Jan 2006 13:25

Hi Jane Found the Olivers back to 1851,took a while as they are mistranscribed as Olliver on 1861 and birthplaces are wrong,I will give them as shown on census. 1851 Lumber Road,Horton Kirby,Kent John Oliver Head 32 Ag Lab b Sutton at Hone Jane Oliver Wife 26 b Sutton at Hone John Oliver Son 4 b Horton Kirby Emma Oliver Daur 2 b Horton Kirby George Counber Lodger 21 Ag Lab b Horton Kirby John Smith Lodger 19 Ag Lab b Kent 1861 Horton Village 'Upper Portion',Horton Kirby,Kent John Olliver Head 42 Ag Lab Jane Olliver Wife 37 John Olliver Son 15 Ag Lab Emma Olliver Daur 12 Working in paper factory Sophia Olliver Daur 10 Scholar Bella Olliver Daur 6 Thomas Olliver Son 4 Anne Olliver Daur 2 All are shown as born Swanley!!! 1871 2 New Farm Cottages Northfleet,Kent John Oliver Head 51 Ag Lab b Sutton Jane Oliver Wife 46 Ag Lab b Sutton Thomas Oliver Son 13 Ag Lab b Horton Kirby Ann Oliver Daur 11 Scholar b Horton Kirby Frances Oliver Daur 9 Scholar b Horton Kirby Arthur Oliver Son 2 b Northfleet Henry Fry Lodger 21 Ag Lab b Kingsdown John Still Lodger 19 Ag Lab b Southfleet Joseph Carter Lodger Ag Lab b Tunbridge If you want later look ups let me know and I will see what I can find,but I guess this will keep you going for a while!!! Best New Year wishes Mary


Jane Report 2 Jan 2006 11:33

Hi Mary Wishing you a Happy New year.Thanks for your help with my Morris family from Wales.When you get get time, could you help with census for the other side of the family, Olivers from Kent. John Oliver born Sutton at Hone Kent 1819 Jane Oliver born Sutton at Hone Kent 1825 wife John Oliver born Horton Kirby Kent 1846 Emma Oliver born Horton Kirby Kent 1849 Thankyou Jane


Robyn Report 2 Jan 2006 05:09

Hi Mary Wondered if you could find for me a Martin James born approx 1816 in maybe Woodstock. His father was George but dont know his mothers name. He was married in Charlbury in 1842 to Dinah Holtom. Many thanks Robyn


DIZZI Report 29 Dec 2005 17:05

I have been ordering various searches from OFHS i'll do it again thanks Mary Happy New Year Gwen


Mary Report 29 Dec 2005 14:25

Hi Gwen I think the only way you will find your John (died 1835,Hailey )is through Parish records.Have you tried contacting Oxfordshire Family History Society.They have Parish records and for a small fee will do lookups.Sorry I cannot help as I do not have access to any Oxfordshire Parish records. Good luck,lets hope you can find him soon Kind regards Mary


DIZZI Report 28 Dec 2005 11:02

Mary Help please the John Weaver i thought was mine isn't ,i'm so disapointed,my John died in 1835 Hailey,age 51 born Witney,but i cant find him please any advice,getting desparate. love Gwen


Jean Report 22 Dec 2005 18:07

Hi Mary, Once again, many thanks for your help, much appreciated. Happy Christmas to you and yours, and health and happiness for the New Year. Take care, Jean


Mary Report 22 Dec 2005 14:27

hi Jean Many thanks for your good wishes for Christmas,here is my Present to you: 1891 8 Joblin's buildings Framwellgate Durham Henry F Hird 29 Boarding in the Ritchie Household employed as a bricklayer b Bridlington 13 St John's Walk Bridlington Brown Hird Head 64 Bricklayer b Bridlington Frances Hird Wife 65 b Scarborough Brown Hird Son 25 Gardener b Bridlington Eliza Garbutt Daur Married 30 b Bridlington Tom Garbutt G'son 1 b Bridlington 1901 16 West Street Hilderthorpe,Yorks Henry F Hird Head 39 Bricklayer b Bridlington Fanny Hird Wife 33 b Bridlington Kate Hird Daur 2 b Bridlington Mabel Hird Daur 4mths b Bridlington 13 St John's Walk,Bridlington,Yorks Frances Hird Head Widow 77 Living on own means b Scarborough Brown Hird Son 37 Gardener b Bridlington Eliza Garbutt Daur 40 b Bridlington Alexander Garbutt Son in law 38 Joiner/Carpenter b Bridlington Tom Garbutt G'son 11 b Bridlington All good wishes for Christmas and the New Year Mary


Jean Report 21 Dec 2005 15:20

Hi Mary, If you have time, could you please look 1891and 1901 for Henry F Hird b. 1862 and his brother Brown Hird b. 1865 , both in Bridlington, Yorkshire. Hope you are keeping well and looking forward to Christmas. Have a great time. Jean


DIZZI Report 19 Dec 2005 16:20

Mary Forgot to tell you.. i did get my trip to Witney walked down Corn Street,went to St Mary's Church ,found six name on the war memorial,,,,,,found Bartletts the builders,,,it was magical to be where they all came from,,,to stand where they may have at the Butter Cross,,, i can't wait to go again it 's a lovely market town Love Gwen


DIZZI Report 19 Dec 2005 16:14

Thanks Mary you did it again your smashing thanks a lot Gwen


Mary Report 19 Dec 2005 15:37

Hi Jane I have found James B on 1891 +daughter & family on 1901. I have saved both images,so PM your email addy and I will forward images to you. All best wishes for Christmas and 2006 Mary


Mary Report 19 Dec 2005 15:23

Hi Steve I could not find Susan Kelly on 1861 census.Have you considered that she may have remarried? I have found a Susan Woodmason on 1861 living in Stoke Damerel (where Susan Kelly was resident in 1851) married to a John Woodmason. In 1851 John was married to Mary,not Susan. I have saved the image for John in 51 and for John/Susan in 61 if you would like to see them PM your email addy. I think the possibility of a second marriage is worth looking at. Regards Mary