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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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  1. William Willis 1816 Trowbridge

    Hi I am looking for information regarding William Willis more importantly his background and family. What I do know for any certainity is that he was born on November 21 1816 give or take a year or two on that. His father's name was George and his mothers was Mary. He was transported to...

    Started by bananaschool‎, 03-05-2008 7:25 AM
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  2. Sims of Wiltshire

    Does anyone have any information on Charlotte Sims born about 1807 Westbury and married John Elkins (also born c1807 Chalford) in 1828 in Westbury? They are my 2xgt Grandparents. Have found several Sims and Elkins families but cannot find their births Any help appreciated Norma

    Started by Norma‎, 02-07-2016 11:27 AM
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  3. Question Vallis/Sibley/Thelwell in Wiltshire

    Hi just came across this my grandad was a Vallis and lived in shrewton he had a daughter Murial , who married and became a Thelwell they use too live in maddington I am sure his name was George Vallis .thanks

    Started by Kim thelwell‎, 18-05-2016 8:05 PM
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  4. Question 1841 Lookup - Orchestron/VALLIS

    I have a John Vallis b1799 in the 1851 Census (Source RG9/1310/26/17) - could I ask if SKS could lookup his household in 1841 please? With him should be his wife Elizabeth b~1794 and some of the following children Jane b1818 Anne b1820 Henry b1822 Mary b1825 Eliza b1827 Arundele b1830...

    Started by HiFly‎, 14-02-2007 3:32 AM
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  5. SPENCERs,Chippenham,WIL-all DOCTORS-1700s-on!

    Re: The SPENCER family of Chippenham, WIL...found an intriguing post, at: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~akrb61/people/spencer/index.htm HOWEVER, the "Contact" given: angekrb@gmail.com is No longer VIABLE!! Really wish to Connect w/ Either the above person, who put...

    Started by ViennaSpencer‎, 09-05-2016 5:58 AM
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  6. Descendants of James Blake and AlicebBrunsdon

    Hi, looking for any information of above who married Stratford sub Castle, 1776 and all their children were born there inc my direct ancestor John in 1792. James became innkeeper of Rising Sun Inn,Salisburyuntil his death in 1803,then Alice took over. there was a George Blake, Innkeeper, New Inn ,I...

    Started by elaineg59‎, 22-04-2016 6:36 PM
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  7. Question Young family from Castle Combe

    Hi I have been researching the family of Elver YOUNG b ca1800 at CC. But now have come across a puzzling fact! Elver married first Catherine Wallis at Grittleton, then after Catherine died, he married at Hullavington, Joyce LATCHAM (who I have found nothing about). They settled in Castle...

    Started by Hollytree‎, 25-08-2009 1:06 PM
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  8. Surnames Tadd and Humphries, Lacock in 1800s

    Looking for family members related to Samuel Tadd and his wife Sarah Humphries married in 1843. Samuel Tadd and their children came to the United States in 1872. I have had little luck in finding family history in England. There were two Samuel Tadd individuals, one born in 1819, andmy 4th great...

    Started by strattonlouise‎, 04-04-2016 2:30 AM
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  9. George Bailey born 1805 Swallowfield Wilts.

    George Married Elizabeth Smith, 1830 at Reading. My Gr. Gr. Father Alfred Charles Bailey b. 1833 Burghfield Berkshire. I am unable to establish parents of George. Thanks Norm. Bailey

    Started by Norman Mervyn‎, 01-04-2016 12:34 AM
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  10. Usher family of Wiltshire

    Having run into a brickwall with William Usher (1789-1826), I decided to reverse research. Looked up all Ushers in Wiltshire from 1500. Interesting results: many Ushers located in Westbury from 1500. Seem to have spread out during 1600's (or may have been earlier, with records not reflecting...

    Started by KeeFran‎, 17-02-2016 4:02 AM
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  11. Smile Mathew Batten b 1617?

    Hi, I have Mathew baptising Mary (1641), Eliazer (1643), Dorothie (1645) and Mathew (1649) all in Tidcombe, Wilts. I am trying to find Mathew's (dad) birth / baptism, according to family trees on the internet he was born in 1617 in Wilts but the sources all seem to be other internet family trees....

    Started by susanlimbrick‎, 10-02-2016 9:17 PM
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  12. Colerne Wiltshire list of names in Fire 1774

    For those of you who has rellies in Colerne Wiltshire I have a list of families who were or had been affected by the Fire in Colerne 1774. It gives names of person who rents/owns the property his or her age, his or hers occupation, wife and childrens ages only, the value of what they lost. If...

    Started by idredge‎, 26-01-2008 12:57 PM
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  13. 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 4:20 PM
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  14. 1861 & 1871 LOOKUPS - JUDE SMITH

    Can anyone assist with 1861 and 1871 lookups for JUDE SMITH b c.1852 Winterbourne Dauntsey, Wilts I have found him on the 1881 but he was a lodger and not living with family. Would be grateful for any family information/addresses the 1861 and 1871 might show. Thanks. JEAN

    Started by JEAN.ROB‎, 29-03-2005 1:57 PM
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  15. South Wiltshire Inquests, 1868-1920

    Newspaper reports of inquests from 1868 to 1920 can be read here: https://salisburyinquests.wordpress.com/. The reports are taken from The Salisbury Times. The site is easy to navigate - by year and by name. There is also an interesting overview of each year, some old maps of Salisbury, and a few...

    Started by thewideeyedowl‎, 02-10-2015 3:52 PM
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  16. George Maurice Marshall Wilson mystery

    hi I have hunted high and low trying to find George Maurice Marshall Wilson i have him married in South Shields to a Mary E Dixon in 1875 It states on the census 1881 and onwards he was born in Coventry 1849 There is a George Wilson in coventry at the time but it appears he married someone else...

    Started by jenlouise‎, 06-07-2014 10:34 PM
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  17. Who is the Father of Edward Salter?

    Hello and Good Evening, I am a newbie. I hope I have chosen the right forum. This is my first post trying to find the Father of Edward SALTER. Through my research I received Edward Salters birth certificate. His birthdate is, 12 JANUARY 1860, in Melksham, Wilts. His mother is Mary Ann SALTER...

    Started by geniewithin‎, 31-03-2015 10:15 PM
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  18. Thomas Ponton married Jane Dyer

    I have this marriage in June 1780 in Longbridge Deverill but may have the wrong Jane Dyer!!! Can anyone tell me who the father was of Jane Dyer at that marriage THanks

    Started by Eric Ponton‎, 14-08-2014 5:10 PM
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  19. HOBBS/PEPLER/FRANCIS in Westbury

    Looking for any information on John HOBBS who married Mary PEPLER on 14 August 1780 in Westbury. Their children Anne, Thomas, William, Daniel and Philip were all baptised on the same day in Westbury on 25 September 1793, at that time ranging in age from 12 down to 14 months. I know a great deal...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 14-12-2004 11:42 PM
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  20. Longbridge Deverill

    Folks, Looking for SKS to visit the cemetery and jot down some names and dates,please. Eric

    Started by warncoort‎, 11-05-2013 6:45 AM
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