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Bruce John Patrick Williams from Johannesburg, South Africa wrote on 21 Jul 2019 at 16:37:
Hi, I am looking for ancestral info for a John Williams who was married to a Beulah Hudson. Although I have details on her line, I don't have anything on the Williams' Line.
Beulah's Mother was Aletta Verdoorn, and Father was John William Hudson. Hohn William's Father was Edmond Hudson, born 1819 in Sedgeford, Norfolk, England, died 1898. His wife was Phoebe Woods (1825-1895), also from Norfolk. Any help with more details on John Williams' line would be greatly appreciated. Although it seems John Williams was Born in SA, I'm hoping there is some historical record in the UK to bridge the gap.
George Maciver from Exeter wrote on 20 Jun 2019 at 18:21:
Quite by chance I typed in Maciver family tree into Google, and your page came. I noticed that my grandfather Duncan’s sister, Isabella Maciver was listed. Whilst searching my family tree, I wondered what happened to some of the family, as I couldn’t locate them. I found on these pages, that Isabell married in Lowestoft, and then moved on to Canada. My grandad met my grandma in Hull, and died of cancer in 1948 when I was just 1 year old.
Thank you for enlightening me on part of my family history.
George Maciver
Vera mitchell from London wrote on 8 Jun 2019 at 15:11:
My gt grandmother Harriet knockolds, married my grandfather George Tuck in1887 they had 12 children, in later life they lived in the White House Filby,where they are both buried in Filby churchyard
They had fishing boats and warehouses
And exported fish all over Europe.i have a lot of family research,the Great Yarmouth mercury published a marvellous article and photos about them in August 2nd1991. I am sure it’s possible to get a copy vera michell
Chris Law from Murray Bridge wrote on 7 Jun 2019 at 02:30:
Grace Helen Banfield was my grandmother if that is any help. I have a large amount of my family information (not for the web, private only) from her marriage with Alexander Law.
LORRAINE PINDER from LANCASHIRE wrote on 28 May 2019 at 15:46:
I have Philip Bolt in my family tree.
My great uncle - George Kavanagh- married Audrey Wallace. Her Mother was Charlotte Mattingley and her mother was Mary J bolt. Mary's father was Philip BoltI would be interested in any photographs if you have any.

Harvey Richardson from Dover wrote on 4 May 2019 at 09:49:
I am very interested to learn about the Revd Theohilius Pugh, from your family. Especially if you have any detail or information about his time in Dover when he was Superintendent minister there. Also, any detail about his views on the Wesleyan'Fly Sheet Controversy'. With a local Dover church member, I am compiling a brief history of Methodism in the town of Dover. Many thanks, Revd Harvey Richardson
Admin Reply by: Phil

The only information I have on Rev. Theophilus Pugh is already on the website. If I come across anything else I will try to let you know.


Gary Edwards from Swindon wrote on 11 Apr 2019 at 16:08:
First of all, what a fabulous job you have done on the Williams Family history. Really impressive. I came to it while searching for Elizabeth Mary Williams (1864-1910). I believe she married a distant ancestor of mine, one Edward Edwards (1863-1919). Among their children was Lewis Johnn Edwards (1889-1937) and one of his sons was Anthony Herbert Edwards (1926-1973). His daughter is Tracy Edwards MBE, the skipper of the first all-female crew to sail around the world in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race. It seems the maritime tradition runs deep! Best regards, Gary Edwards OBE.
Admin Reply by: Phil
Hi Gary,

Many thanks for your message. Up until now I had no information on Elizabeth Mary Williams - my 1st cousin twice removed. I will have to take a look and see if I can fill in some gaps.

There is a marriage registration between Edward Edwards and Elizabeth Mary Williams in Newport, Monmouthshire in the last quarter of 1888. I take it this is them?

If you have any further information on the family I would appreciate you getting in touch. My email address is

Kind regards,

Deb from Leeston wrote on 10 Mar 2019 at 07:35:

I see there is already a question about the gebbies valley part of the family which you answered via email. If you need more information let me know. I have the paper version of the family tree here from when they arrived in Nz
Admin Reply by: Phil
Thanks Deb, I will be getting in touch very soon.
Gina GARNER Walker from Nashville, NC,USA 27856 wrote on 25 Feb 2019 at 16:18:
MY MOM is a Williams.
Carolyn Hyde from Kerikeri, New Zealand wrote on 23 Feb 2019 at 02:58:
Awesome website, Thank you. I am related to Joseph Price Simmons from Seaford, Sussex, UK. The hyde family on ancestry is my Ancestry tree. I was wonder where the Williams tree links up to the Simmons tree.
Also if anyone reads this i would be most grateful for any information on the Simmons family from Seaford/Ramsgate, England.. my tree is
Kind Regards
Carolyn Hyde, New Zealand
Ann Korta from Wimborne, Dorset wrote on 1 Feb 2019 at 11:57:
My great-grandmother was Pamily(Pamela) Stammers. She was born on 20 Oct 1845 and married Hugh Bleddyn on ( Nov 1873 at St. Margaret's, Westminster, London. She died at the Union Infirmary in West Battersea in 1889.
Eira Fenn Gaunt from Cardiff wrote on 18 Jan 2019 at 16:27:
I arrived on your site purely by accident! My grandfather was Thomas Henry Fenn ; I've got a marriage certificate for Arthur Humphrey Fenn [married Margaret Williams on 17th February 1897] William Lawrence died September 1887. I hope this is of interest to you. I think you have more information on my Taid's side than I have!
Stuart Williams from Pontypool, |Ontario, Canada wrote on 15 Dec 2018 at 20:37:
Phil: just came across your website when researching Owen Williams, my great grandfather, (we have named our yacht here on Lake Ontario - Olive Branch- a schooner mastered by Owen Williams). I am not sure how to offer updated info but my mother, Winifred Williams (wife of William Lewis Williams) passed away on February 9, 2018 ion her 100th year. Thought that you might be able to use this. Also I can offer the updates as far as our offspring and their children are concerned.
Stuart Williams
Admin Reply by: Phil
Hi Stuart,

It was great to hear from you and I think the name "Olive Branch" is a great name for your new yacht.

Merry Christmas to you all and I hop you have a great New Year.

Jan from Timaru wrote on 25 Nov 2018 at 09:57:
I am researching Lucy Jane Gardner (Aiano b1846). Her mother Catherine Aiano married (1858) my g.g.gfather's brother William Pierce and Lucy accompanied them to NZ. Catherine Pierce (Aiano) was admitted to Christchurch hospital in December 1876 but I can find no record of her death. In his will signed January 1877 William is "widower". Do you have any information about Catherine - where/when she died and where she was buried? (William is in Lyttelton cemetery).
Heather from Honiton wrote on 26 Oct 2018 at 14:19:
I am the gg grandaughter of Robert Kingsbury son of John and Repentance Smart. I have in my possession a family bible originally kept by his wife Charlottr nee Thorne, Our family have been researching for over 40 years into our family history
Admin Reply by: Phil
Hi Heather,

Thank you for your comment.

If you would like the website updated with any information you have on the Kingsbury/Smart families I would be happy to do so. Just let me know and we can discuss the logistics.

Kind regards,

Julie Davies from Harrogate wrote on 13 Oct 2018 at 19:23:
Sir, I am searching for the family of "Willie Edward Williams" who died in Flanders on the 10th October 1917. He was born in Towyn (now Tywyn) but I have no further information regarding him, age, DOB etc., other than his WW1 information that he was a soldier with the King's Royal Rifle Corps, he was a rifleman and his regimental number was R/29414. I have something that belongs to him/his family and would like to pass it back to them.
Admin Reply by: Phil
Hi Julie,

Thank you for your mesage.

I am a member of a Tywyn group on Facebook and have asked other members of the group if they know of Willie or his family.

As yet I have not found any reference to him in the 1901 and 1911 census returns but will keep looking. If anything turns up I will, of course, let you know.

Kind regards,

Diana from Romford wrote on 5 Oct 2018 at 18:06:
Hello, what a lovely site! Very well presented and so interesting. I have been working on a branch of my tree which matches some of your entries. The Dorrington Family of Hornchurch. How are you connected to them? I see you have Ellis as a close relative - I have Ellis connected to the Dorringtons. Any connection there?
Don Knibbs from Petersfield wrote on 27 Sep 2018 at 10:00:
Great site and well presented. I've just found one of my lot in your data; Iris Vera Knibbs, married to Frank Flay. For more information, their page on my web site is at
Admin Reply by: Phil
Thanks Don, I'll give it a look.
Judith Middlewick from Southampton wrote on 21 Sep 2018 at 11:33:
Hi Phil
Found your link completely by accident!!! As you can see by my name there is a link. Can you contact me by e mail as I can update you on The Middlewick side also I have a few questions regarding the Middlewick Line

Grandson of Rosella Male (Applegate) wrote on 3 Sep 2018 at 18:02:
I am one of the grandsons of Rosella Male (Applegate) from the family tree. I would like to add to that side of the family. Could I have permission to enhance the tree?
Thank you in advance!
Admin Reply by: Phil

Rosella Male was my niece's husband's cousin once removed so yes, you are welcome to add as much information as you like.

You can register on the site by following this link:

This will give you greater access and facilities and will allow you to send updates for individuals. However, if you have a lot of information, the best method would be to email me the data you have and I will update my database and thus the website, as well as verifying what information I can.

My email address is

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,