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  1. Smile Sticky Thread Sticky: Hello from Swindon, Wiltshire UK

    Hello all! I am posting this message on behalf of myself and my colleagues who work in the Local and Family History section of Swindon Central Library. We think the forum is very impressive and have noticed the many enquiries posted in the Wiltshire section that we could have helped with. We...

    Started by SwindonLibrary‎, 03-03-2009 12:01 PM
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  1. Will of William Fidler died 15 Jun 1877

    Does anyone have access to the above will? Probate date was 4 Aug 1877 and the executors were his widow Jane and son Harry . He died in Wiltshire Any info from the Will would be gratefully received

    Started by Eric Ponton‎, 20-12-2011 2:33 PM
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  2. Aaron and Betty Chivers, Holcombe

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew anything about an Aaron Chivers who married an Elizabeth . I cannot find their marriage or a christening record for either. They were christening children in Holcombe from 1756 onwards. Someone has said that Aaron was from Winterbourne Bassett but I can find no...

    Started by RosNorris‎, 16-04-2011 11:54 AM
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  3. The Giles name in Cricklade St Sampson

    I have traced the Giles branch of my family tree to Cricklade St Sampson and have managed to work out the identities of a few of them who belong to my family tree. What I am wondering is whether all of the people with the surname Giles in Cricklade St Sampson are likely to be related?

    Started by RobinC‎, 02-11-2011 5:02 PM
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  4. HUNT family of Purton

    Charles GILL married Eliza HUNT at Swindon 1849 and 1851 census says; H.O. 107/1833 Folio 623 Page 5 Eastcott hill Charles GILL 24 Boiler Smith Deptford Eliza GILL 23 Purton, Wilts. Louisa GILL 6m Swindon, Wilts The family left for Australia in 1853 on the Talavera and raised more...

    Started by joboy‎, 09-10-2011 6:57 AM
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  5. Could this be a Transcription Error?

    I have a christening for an Elizabeth Sainsbury daughter of John and Elizabeth on 24 November 1779 - taken from England and Wales Christening Records 1530-1906 on Ancestry. It shows the christening place as West Kington, Wiltshire. I cannot locate such a place and wonder if should read West...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 24-10-2011 2:37 PM
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    24-10-2011, 11:41 PM Go to last post
  6. Looking for any info on a Jane Sainsbury

    I've been trying to locate any information pertaining to a Jane Sainsbury born in the Wiltshire district. i can only assume her fathers name to be John or Johnathon. Jane was born abt the year 1854. She migrated to Wales and married my great grandfather Henry Edwards. I believe that marriage...

    Started by Aussielover‎, 21-10-2011 7:23 PM
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  7. Talking Info needed on Minty, Fishlock & Chivers

    would love to hear from anyone researching any of the following surnames.... RICKS MINTY KING FISHLOCK CHIVER/S - CHEEVERS HILLIER = Hannah born abt 1800 in Purton married William Ricks STIVENS = Emily born abt 1586 Southbroom St James married Henry Mintie

    Started by maz1‎, 14-03-2006 10:12 PM
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  8. Hiscocks of Allcanning

    My Hiscock family tree in All cannings runs 1643-onwards, Jeffrey B 1721, wife Mary Swanborough ,Jeffrey B 1760, wife Elizabeth Massey , Daniel B 1801, wife Sarah Maslen. Are some of the people in the tree. Do you have a connection to them . I have Cousins in Toronto, Nevarda, Springfield...

    Started by allvic‎, 16-09-2011 11:51 PM
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  9. Wallen & Matthews marriage search circa 1840

    Any guidance or assistance to finding a marriage in Wiltshire circa 1840 would be very welcome. James Wallen, b. Durrington abt 1808 and Ann Matthews, b. Fittleton abt 1812 are my quarry. Their names are from birth cert. of son Isaac Wallen in 1848 at Figheldean. His elder sisters were born...

    Started by Heather17‎, 07-08-2011 5:11 AM
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  10. MANASSEH SALMON

    Manasseh Salmon marries Jane Jerrome/Jearam in Chisledon in 1845,have 3 children and leave for Australia in 1854.I have Jane's baptism in 1821,parent's marriage and Jane on 1841 census. Class HO 107 Piece 1179 Book 10 Swindon District 9. I can see nothing for Manasseh on 1841 and 1851...

    Started by warncoort‎, 28-07-2011 12:07 PM
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    29-07-2011, 10:14 AM Go to last post
  11. Cool Kimber from Burbage, Wilshire.

    :smile5: Hello, I'm trying to track down my Kimber family from East Grafton / Burbage area. I have good info up to ... (1st Generation) James Kimber - Born: c. 1786, Burbage, Wiltshire - Married: (1st) Elizabeth Haywood 7 Nov. 1808, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire ...

    Started by Ali from NZ‎, 15-07-2011 12:12 AM
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  12. Looking for Fanny Ponton

    Fanny was born 1840 in Warminster to Aaron Ponton and Caroline Wigmore. I last traced her in 1861 to Bradford Abbas where she was single and a school teacher. Can anyone find traces of her after that date

    Started by Eric Ponton‎, 16-06-2011 9:07 AM
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  13. Edward Parnell Pritchard

    Hi I hope someone can help. I am looking for Edward Parnell Pritchard b about 1802 maybe in Kingswood. He married Sophia (Salter?) who was b about 1801. Sorry about the vagueness, don't know too much else......Sophia might have been born in Gloucestershire so I might even be in the wrong place...

    Started by Fiona67‎, 02-07-2006 10:12 AM
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  14. Cosford family of Staverton.

    I am trying to trace back my Cosford family ancesters from Weedon Bec, Northamptonshire and found an American family website which states that William Cosford who had a number of children in Wedon Bec and Broomhall, Northants actually married in Wolfhamcote, Warwickshire and was born in Staverton,...

    Started by Blues Mark‎, 29-04-2011 11:54 AM
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  15. Haynes, Gourd in villages of.........

    Where to begin...........I feel like I have so much garbage to wade through its almost insurmountable. I am trying to research our family history forward. From Walter Haynes born 1583 Wiltshire England. He left England in 1638 in the ship Confidence. He left one daughter behind Elizabeth (Not...

    Started by bwskog‎, 07-02-2008 4:50 PM
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  16. Looking for information on John Sainsbury

    I'm looking for information on my 2nd great grandfather. He married a Mary Dark 4 Nov 1832. The name I only know of is John Sainsbury born about 1816 in Littleton Pannell, West Lavington, Wilshire. What I mostly need is the name of his parents. Any information that can be provided would be...

    Started by Aussielover‎, 13-04-2011 3:40 AM
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  17. BESZANT - Chippenham

    Posting my interests! I am researching my BESZANT family line in and around Chippenham, earliest verified 1753, later in Axbridge, Som. I have a fairly sizeable tree after 5 years and many contacts but I am always glad to hear from any others who may be interested in this line. Alternative...

    Started by Patrisia‎, 19-10-2004 1:49 PM
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  18. Townsends from Swindon/Cirencester

    Hi, I am looking for my G/Grandfather Henry Townsend. He was born in cirencester 1843 and lived there until 1881 when we have him on the census as living with his wife and family in Purton. He married Eliza Winters in 1871 in cirencester. In 1881 he is working as an agricultural labourer and living...

    Started by gothicgal‎, 26-03-2011 8:50 AM
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  19. Talking Whites in Swindon

    My Grandfather and his parents were tailors in Ross, Stroud, on the 1891 census, we know the whereabouts of my grandfather until 1908, when he disappears from the records until his marriage to my grandmother in southampton in 1956. (he was 20 years older than her). is there any way we can trace his...

    Started by gothicgal‎, 21-02-2011 3:20 PM
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  20. John STILES in Devizes prison

    If anyone could help me with a Past relative who spent some time in Devizes prison by the name of John Stiles in 1851 I would be very greatfull. he was 65 and I cannot find any info on him and what he did. Any information would be of a great value to my family tree

    Started by kevthompson13‎, 13-03-2011 8:32 PM
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