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238 entries.
Anne Luke from Dalmeny wrote on 20 Oct 2023 at 01:18
For the past 55 years I have been researching my family tree, have read all your guestbook entries, but still no connection. Why do my searches of Mary Pumfrey and William Thorpe come up on the Williams tree. I can find no connection to Williams
Admin Reply by: Winks
Hi Anne,

Quite simply, The Williams Family Tree has many branches and has grown outwards as well as up and down.

Less simply, William Thorpe and Mary Pumfrey were my ex-wife's great uncle's wife's 2nd cousin once removed's wife's 2nd cousin's wife's 3rd great-grandparents!

I can send you a complete breakdown if you care to email me.

Kind regards,
Phil Williams.
Tony Poston from Harwich wrote on 10 Jul 2023 at 15:01
Hi I have recently acquired a portfolio folder of architectural drawings once belonging to Thomas Llewellyn Daniel including collage work, plans for house in Aberdovey, Ilford, and other buildings as well as a lot of drawings including plans for his gravestone !!!! if you want copies before i sell them please let me know cheers Tony
Alistair Young from Wakefield West Yorkshire wrote on 24 May 2023 at 16:46
Elizabeth Harris nee Moule b. Fremington 1770 was my 4x great grandmother.

Several descendants relocated to the Swansea and Neath areas in Glamorgan. Moule was in several instances used as a middle name.

Elizabeth's grand daughter was Agnes Moule Stote nee Lance b. 1841 Barnstaple d. 1926 Swansea. She married into the Stote family, an old mariner family from Port Eynon in the Gower.
Admin Reply by: Winks
Hi Alistair,

Many thanks for your message.

Elizabeth was 3rd cousin's wife's 3rd cousin once removed's husband's 1st cousin once removed's husband's 3rd great-great aunt!!

As you can imagine, we have not put a lot of effort into researching this particular branch as yet.

Kind regards,
Phil Williams.
Kate Stokes from Hamilton, New Zealand wrote on 5 May 2023 at 10:39
I did a search online for my Dad's brother Thomas Vincent Galligan and I ended up on your page. I think the link is through his wife, my Auntie Angela by the looks of it!
Admin Reply by: Winks
Hi Kate,

Indeed, your Auntie Angela was my uncle's wife's 3rd cousin. Angela and Ann, my uncle's wife, share the same 2x great grandfather Thomas Fenn (1820-1901).

Susan Raishley wrote on 25 Apr 2023 at 05:26
Any connection to Raishley would be gladly
Appreciated my family come from Sutton poyntz in England but my grandfather is unknown I know he was a sailor any thing about the raishley heratidge would be appreciated my grandmother was Martha
Admin Reply by: Winks
Hi Susan.

Have you seen the surname Raishley in The Williams Family Tree? If so, please let me know where.

Doreen Mary Sharp from Selby wrote on 5 Apr 2023 at 18:42
Why are my parents, Sydney Sharp and Mary Thackray, mentioned in the Williams family tree?
As far as I know our families are not connected.
Admin Reply by: Winks
Hi Doreen,

They are related via the Plunkett, Harris, and Daniels families, albeit by marriage.

I hope this helps.

Maryann Yeo from CALGARY wrote on 7 Feb 2023 at 21:16
I10367 Charles Yeo, was my husband's grandfather. I have additional information about him that may be of interest to you. I am interested in finding out how the Yeo's are connected to the Williams Family Tree.
Admin Reply by: Winks
Hi Maryann,

This branch of the Yeo family is no longer part of The Williams Family Tree. We thought there was a connection to our Yeos but this has not been proven - yet!

So, we have removed this branch (and many others) from the main tree in an effort to reduce the overall size.

Your Yeo family tree is, however, still maintained and you can find it here:

So, by all means send me any information you care to share and I will add it to the John Yeo tree.

Kind regards,
Phil Williams.
Shaun Ransome from Lowestoft wrote on 23 Jan 2023 at 12:46
Hi there,
My Grandad is Hubert Charles William Ransome (1895-1979) so my father is his son. If its any help to you I can send you all the details to yourself via email regarding all his marriage, children, grandchildren if you wanted to expand further.
Looking forward to hearing from you
Shaun Ransome
Admin Reply by: Winks
Hi Shaun,

Many thanks for your kind offer. I'm always looking to expand so yes please. I would be most grateful for anything you can offer.

My email address is

Bryan Boots from Abertillery wrote on 17 Jan 2023 at 10:12
Ronald Lloyd Boots was my father
Admin Reply by: Winks
... and he was my aunt's husband's 3rd cousin once removed.

Please tell me more ...
Roger Thomas from Somerton, England wrote on 12 Jan 2023 at 20:44
Great family tree. Israel Jacques is my first cousin, three times removed. I've recently started my ancestry research and have found many of the Jacques family from Broadwell ( I was born there and my mother is Phyllis Jacques). Happy to share any information. Kind regards, Roger
Admin Reply by: Winks
Hi Roger,

Thank you for your kind comments.

I am always looking to update the information so anything you are happy to share would be most welcome.

Glenda Brunings from Brisbane, Australia wrote on 31 Oct 2022 at 11:30
Aubrey Richard Oram with Kathleen nee Doneley can be found resting in i. Olive Grove Memorial Gardens, Row A Grave 2 Peace, Rockhampton
I cannot seem to be able to upload photo. Please email privately and i can send it to you
Admin Reply by: Winks
Hi Glenda,

Thanks for the information.

You are welcome to email me anytime:

Julian Morgan from Windsor wrote on 11 Oct 2022 at 22:35
Very interesting family tree. I believe Gwylim Pate was my Gret Uncle on my mothers side. I am struggling to verify his dates accurately but there can’t be many Pates from Pentre in the early 1900’s. Happy to fill in the gaps as we were close to the rest of his brothers and sisters
Admin Reply by: Winks
Hi Julian,
You are correct, there were not many Pates around in the early 1900s. According to Ancestry there were about 1,080 roaming around the country but only 26 in Glamorganshire. One of them was Gwilym Pate living at 58 Brunswick Road. He was a Colliery Clerk and his date of birth was given as 19th November 1912.
His birth was registered as William Isaac Pate and/or Gwilym I. Pate, Pontypridd, in the last quarter of 1912. His mother's maiden name was recorded as Morgans.
His death was registered in December of 2005 in Cardiff.
Again on Ancestry, his date of death was recorded as 23 December 2005, and his birth as 19 November 1912.
If you would like me to send you "proof" of the above please let me know. My email address is
And yes please to any information you can provide to fill in the gaps. That would be most welcome. You will find that you are related to my niece's husband.
Kere Griffin from New Zealand wrote on 5 Sep 2022 at 22:05
Good morning, whilst doing research on my husband's great grandmothers family I see her mum and dad appear in your tree. Annie Kate Clarke born 1882 to James and Emma Hailstone (born brown) James died 3 years after her birth.
There is a whole new family here in New Zealand born From Annie who immigrated in 1911 on the ship "Ruahine" with her husband James Frederick Clarke, a joiner, and 3 children, and one more born in NZ in 1916. If there is any information I can help with on this branch, please get in touch. I have submitted my email address.
Admin Reply by: Winks
Hi Kere,

Thanks for your message. We are communicating via email.

John Lennon from Birmingham (originally) wrote on 5 Aug 2022 at 14:35
I came across this searching for some information regarding my Mother Marguerite Thomson & Father John Lennon who die fairly young. I was completely intrigued for hours. You’ve produced an exemplary record so far.
Admin Reply by: Winks
Thanks John.
We try our best ....
Judy Jerkins from Australia wrote on 21 Jun 2022 at 09:22
I wonder if anyone will be interested... I hope so, but I am doubtful that anyone ever thought there might be anything more to the story of Sophia Vincent, the woman who was married off to William Jervis Ricketts, a certified Mad Man.

Sophia was the daughter of Mary Clarges and George Norborne Vincent.

Mary Clarges was the daughter of Sir Thomas Clarges, and it's worth a read up on him in the history books, especially if youre wondering where the surname Monck came from.

George Norborne Vincent, Sophia's father, was the First Gentleman Usher to Queen Charlotte, the wife of the Mad King, George III. (the man who tasted her food).

Both of Sophia's grandfathers were also well connected - although Philip Vincent died 4 years previously, he was named as the father of George Norborne Vincent b 1751. Oddly, Norborne Berkeley, a reputed womanizer paid his fees to Eton. Philip had been a Captain in the Royal Navy and is also mentioned in the history books.

I am happy to share what I have on Sophia and George Vincent to anyone who asks. I am yet to discover any interested descendant, which I think is a real shame.

kind regards to whoever reads this.
Admin Reply by: Winks
Hi Judy,

This is very interesting information indeed. Thank you for sharing it.

I have his name as William Ricketts Jervis. Is this an error?

Please feel free to email me - - as I would love to hear more about your discoveries.

Kind regards,
Gill from Sydney wrote on 8 Jun 2022 at 06:12
MIGUEL ANGEL SOL is my 12 x great-grandfather. Born in Puerto Rico c1500 have you have any idea how he ended up in England? It's been one of our biggest family riddles since we added him to our tree.
Admin Reply by: Winks
Hi Gill,

At the moment I am unable to answer your query. He was born around the time of Christopher Columbus's exploration of the "New World" so all sorts of things were going on at the time. Perhaps this article on Wikipedia would be useful?

julie Archer from Exeter wrote on 27 May 2022 at 00:31
Good evening
My name is Julie Archer, born 30th October 1957. My grandfather was Albert Archer, born 1900, son of Lewis Archer and Annie. Looks Like we are related! We were all coal miners in Worsborough Dale near Barnsley. It was grim! My father, Trevor managed to get us out of the pits and we went on to thrive.
Cheers Julie
Admin Reply by: Winks
Hi Julie,

I have a number of Yorkshire Archers but I don't see the names you mention.

Perhaps you can enlighten me?

I apologise for the delay in responding but your message ended up in the 'spam' folder.

Melissa Atwood from Meadow Vista wrote on 22 May 2022 at 19:38
Roberta Ralph Eedes was my Grandfather. Lovely photos! Melissa Atwood daughter of Suzi Eedes daughter of Annie Pickering & Robert Ralph Eedes
Admin Reply by: Winks
Hi Melissa,

Many thanks for your message.

To say I'm confused is an understatement! According to the 1939 Register, Annie Eede married a Motnik. Did she then go on to marry a Pickering?

Again, according to the 1939 Register, Suzi Eedes was born 11 Jan 1939. Her birth registration gives her mother's maiden name as McKillop.

On 9 Feb 1963 Suzi A. Eedes married John L. Attwood in San Francisco, California. I guess this is where you're from?

If you could help fill in the missing pieces of this puzzle I would be most grateful.

By the way, I have now taken the family back to John Eedes (1775-1847) who married Mary Ann Westmacott (1779-1817). These would be your 3x great grandparents!

Jennifer Coles from WIMBORNE wrote on 19 May 2022 at 13:26
Hi, I have just started investigating my family tree and I have discovered my 3Great-grandfather paternally was Thomas Goldney (1759-1856) who died at Clifton House, Clifton, Bristol. I note that you have his parents correct, but I may have found some additional info. If you would like me to share what I have found through Census records, etc for further back on that side, just email me.
Kind Regards, Jennifer Coles
Admin Reply by: Winks
Thanks Jennifer,
Email on it's way ...
Carly Seedall from Munich, Germany (from Portland, OR, USA) wrote on 4 May 2022 at 09:06
Dear Phil,
Thank you for this amazingly detailed family tree. It is such a wonderful gift to future generations hoping to discover more about their ancestry.

I am wondering if I can speak to Rose Reilly about her work on the Ferrari family in Albareto, Parma, Italy. My great great grandfather, Giovanni Ferrari, was likely born to Elisabetta Figoni and Giovanni Ferrari (he and his brother, Antonio, later immigrated to California).

I am wondering where Rose found her information so I can do some digging myself, hopefully to find Giovanni's date of birth. If my suspicion is correct, I am very happy to add the US lineage to this tree 🙂

Admin Reply by: Winks
Hi Carly,

Thank you for your kind comments.

I had a computer drive crash some time ago and lost a lot of emails and data. Consequently I don't have Rose's contact details at the moment.

From the information about Giovanni on Ancestry:

Birth 1 Jul 1862 Albareto, Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Marriage 5 May 1888 Albareto, Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Death 18 Jul 1947 Albareto, Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Father Giovanni Federico Ferrari (1832-1897)
Mother Elisabetta Figoni (1835-1917)
Spouse Lucidina Bonici (1864-1948)

Do you think this is correct?

As for the US lineage, I am always happy to add information to the tree and welcome any information you a prepared to share. Feel free to email me:

Kind regards,