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11-02-2012, 12:13 PM
hi all, all of my family were canal boatmen and women, i have been researching for over 15 years now and have quite a few families in my tree, some names are harrison holt/hoult,skinner,tonks,ward,wood,humphrey's humphries, and diggory, quite a few more if anyone needs help i will happily try and help you with your travelling family


20-02-2014, 11:36 AM
Hi My family were Canal boatmen from Wolverhampton the Barratt family sometimes Barrett, traced my family back to Richard and Catherine 1794-1842 the Barratt's stayed on the canal till about 1890s then john Barratt left after losing 2 sons to the canal .the family stayed in around ettingshall and cosely till about 1900 then moved to chesterfield Derbyshire .