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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 1:01 PM
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    I'm not sure if I should put this here or it is not the thing to do but want to help a Family that at one time lived in Bristol. After my Mothers death and the clearing of her house I found a large cardboard box owned by a tenant that had been in the house some 15 years earlier. This box is...

    Started by amg2512‎, 16-09-2009 5:37 PM
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  2. Searching for the LONG and STRETCH families

    I'm trying to find out if an Ellen LONG that I've found in 3 censuses is actually my great-great-grandmother. In 1861, an Ellen LONG was living with her parents and siblings in Hackney, London. The family consisted of: Stephen LONG (34), Dinah LONG (32), Martha Ann LONG (10), George LONG (8),...

    Started by cdnsctgirl‎, 13-10-2004 1:38 AM
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  3. Thumbs up Researching the following in Wiltshire,,,

    Hi I am currently researching both paternal and maternal sides of the family who came from Wiltshire. BRIDGEMAN BROWN HEATH Christian Malford and Chippenham POOLE BUTLER WHITE STREET Fisherton Anger, Salisbury If any one can assist... I would be grateful...

    Started by kamile‎, 28-03-2013 11:58 PM
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  4. Bundy Family

    Nicholas Bundy abt 1707 Downton, Wiltshire, England (6th great grandfather), married Johanna (Jane) Longyears. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.

    Started by purnellkid‎, 12-06-2012 7:05 PM
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  5. William Maurice Adams - Grafton Chimes

    My great grandmother was Eliza Jane Adams of East Grafton, Wiltshire born 1850. Her brother was William Maurice Adams (born 1847) who was a teacher and author of local history books. I have a copy of his book 'Savenake, Wolfhall, Tottenham & the Battle of Great Bedwyn' but I am finding it hard to...

    Started by petehoward‎, 13-08-2006 11:58 PM
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  6. Could someone get rid of Elizabeth?

    I have found the following info both in the IGI and from looking at a wonderful copperplate transcript in the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre. All are in the parish of Shrewton: Marriage: DATE: 30 SEP 1652 GROOM: DYER als HUGHES William otp ...

    Started by sueannbowen‎, 04-01-2013 3:24 PM
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  7. FRY Elizabeth b 1834 Norton, Wiltshire

    I have been researching the FRY family from Wiltshire. Have come across Elizabeth Fry b 1834 Norton and think I have found 3 baptisms relating to her being: 16 Nov 1834 - Westport 14 Dec 1845 - Hullavington 6 Mar 1913 - Edington (Age 79 married )

    Started by bernadette1964‎, 14-05-2011 9:31 AM
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  8. Stephen Maxfield c 1748

    Folks, Stephen marries Elizabeth Moger 10 Jan 1769 in Longbridge Deverill,witnesses James and Charles Maxfield, and have 11 children,his birth or baptism currently eludes me.I have James Maxfield and wife Ann having 10 children from 1743 to 1762 but no sign of Stephen. I had purchased the...

    Started by warncoort‎, 20-10-2012 3:48 AM
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  9. May Family

    Hi...i am looking for info on the MAY family of Wiltshire...George May was born about 1790 in Mortimer, W. Berkshire and his wife Mary (unknown) was born about 1790 in Ufton, W. Berkshire. I don't know when they married...but they had, from what i've been able to find, 3 daughters...Mary (1829),...

    Started by Woody52‎, 04-12-2012 2:19 AM
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  10. Mills Bishopstrow -Norton Bavant West Knoyle

    Hi members, Researching Richard Mills and Mills family in general from Bishopstrow Wiltshire in 1700s. Richard Mills and wife Elizabeth ( nee Hains born Norton Bavant) appear in 1841 census for West Knoyle. They are age 53 and 50 respectively which means Richard was born circa 1787/8. In...

    Started by SloopJB‎, 11-07-2012 4:26 PM
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  11. Devizes Prison and Alfred Alexander

    Alfred was Governor of the prison on the 1861 census, born in Bremhill and m. Fanny Saunders 1832 in St Peters, Marlbourough, WILTS Any information about them would be great (death etc) but also some advice as to how I might search for information about his time as governor. Thanks Meegan ...

    Started by Meegan‎, 22-08-2006 7:05 AM
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  12. PERRY families from wiltshire?

    hi has anyone managed to untangle the dozens of perry's around charlton and rushall in wiltshire around the 1861 and 1841 census? i've got my great great grfather thomas perry back to 1811, when i looked through the full parish of charlton census all five pages it was peppered with perry's as was...

    Started by thirstybear‎, 04-09-2012 3:09 PM
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  13. Where did Charles Bolwell go?

    Charles Bolwell seems to have just disappeared. He was born in Salisbury in 1839, parents James and Mary. He appears with them in the 1851 census, age 12, then vanishes. I can't find a death or a marriage for him, and can't find him living elsewhere in any later censuses. Any suggestions? ...

    Started by birdlip‎, 16-03-2007 12:33 PM
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  14. NEATE in Devizes area 18-17C

    My GGG Grandmother was Dennas Alice NEATE christened 31 Jan 1802 at Southbroom St James. Her Parents were Thomas NEATE and Eliz. She had at least five elder siblings; Sarah (chr. 1790), John (chr. 1792), Charles (chr. 1794), Hannah (chr. 1794) & Dinah (chr. 1795). Dennas Alice married Frederick...

    Started by NickWilkinson‎, 10-01-2005 3:37 PM
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  15. Help needed re CHANDLER FAMILY

    Looking for info re this family Charles Chandler b.abt 1811 died abt 1838 married to Jane Cannons b.15 Jun 1810 They had the following children Rose Chandler b 18 38 abt Ludgershall, Wiltshire, England twin also twin Emma Chandler b 1838 abt Ludgershall, Wiltshire, England Charles...

    Started by REVSSS‎, 10-02-2012 1:49 AM
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    Hi All, Hope someone can shed some light on this for me. My GGG grandad George Hillier b.1791 Wilcot lived in Woodborough. His parents were William and Mary HIllier of West Stowell Wilcot. I cannot find Marys maiden name, or a marriage for them anywhere and have been searching for about...

    Started by wendymac‎, 06-05-2012 11:49 PM
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  17. Danny Howell Warminster Historian

    Danny Howell has written a number of books regarding the history of Warminster. Some time ago (several years now) there was talk of a web site being developed by Danny which does not appear to have eventuated. Does anyone have any news regarding this?

    Started by Procat‎, 15-10-2004 4:10 PM
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  18. Charlecote, Wiltshire?

    I have a marriage beteen Elizabeth Manning and William Soper on 27 April 1738 in Charlecote, Wiltshire. I cannot find Charlecote on any map, can someone tell me if it still exists, if so where to look for it. Also, if Charlecote does exist can anyone tell me the name of the Parish Church.

    Started by suemalings‎, 19-03-2012 2:50 PM
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  19. Smile William Poulston birth Chippenham c1781

    Can anyone help with birth/baptism of William Poulston born Chippenham c1781? Variations on surname - Polson/Poulton/Polton Any help would be very much appreciated. Trudy

    Started by trudy4656‎, 07-02-2009 8:53 PM
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  20. John HALL Elizabeth HILL Trowbridge, Wiltshir

    I am researching the HALL family in Australia. John and Elizabeth came to South Australia in 1840 with 4 of their children, as per the shipping records in S.A.; one of the daughters, Elizabeth, was born a few days before they departed from UK and her birth is registered in South Australia. The only...

    Started by thallie‎, 02-03-2012 11:36 PM
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