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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,

Nathan from Sheffield wrote on 31 Aug 2018 at 00:25:
Hi Phil, Nathan again from the Staniforth Society, I've still not come across any evidence to show your Staniforth branches from early 1400s Eckington are correct. I've just checked again and noticed you have a William Staniforth, son of Thomas Staniforth and Agnes (A marriage that I can find no proof of, no mention of an Agnes and Thomas on the Manor court rolls), but William is born almost 100 years after the father Thomas, and 50 years after the last child, surely you can see how this cannot be possible?

Nathan Staniforth
Admin Reply by: Phil
Hi Nathan,

Ufortunately, most of my information came from "The Redshaw Family Tree" when I was a lot younger. All attempts to contact the creator of said tree to point out many mistakes failed miserably.

Apparently, Thomas Staniforth married Agnes in 1534 in Eckington and they had 8 children - none of whom was William! If you change his birth date to 1539 he fits in very nicely between John (1537) and Henry (1541).

Following the record of a William Staniforth who was buried in 1622 reveals he was the one who married Joan Mycocke and that he was born in 1550, the son of Thomas Staniforth and Jane Vavasour. This Thomas was, allegedly, the son of Thomas and Agnes and was born about 1532.

However, the same record infers that William and Joan had 11 children, two of whom were named William! One was born in 1573 and married a Mary. The other was born in 1579 and married Elizabeth Thorpe.

My conclusion? It's not just me and the creator of The Redshaw Family Tree that makes errors! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Kind regards,

Le Mouton from Isle of Wight wrote on 25 Aug 2018 at 23:24:
Have just discovered my Fathers name on your site, Joseph Elijah Courtney Maidment. D 1982. MyMother Adelaide nee Hillier then Maidment finally Rodgers.
Might be of interest to you. Thanks
Admin Reply by: Phil

All new information is of interest. ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you have any further info to add please email me:

Kind regards,

Jennifer simpson from Sydney nsw wrote on 22 Jul 2018 at 11:01:
My grandmother was Emily Caroline Baker.
She apparently married and became EmilyCaroline Leake. She had 3 daughters, Emily, Molly and Ellen. After being widowed she married William Alouisis Martin. Emily Caroline Martin later adopted the children of her daughter Ellen after Ellenโ€™s death. My mother was born to Ellen in 1924.
Admin Reply by: Phil
Hi Jennifer,

Many thanks for the info and apologies for the delay in responding.

Emily Caroline Baker married John Leake 21 Jun 1899 in Bishopstone, Wiltshire. By 1911 they had four children: Mary Ada (Molly), John Edward H., Emily Jane, and Ellen Johanna.

Ellen allegedly married Edward Causton Takuma and gave birth to Evelyn Leake and William John. I have her as dying in 1939 when William John was 10 years old. However, there is a marriage of an Ellen Johanna Leake to John Patrick Divine in 1939 at Woollahra - so I am a bit confused!

I would be grateful if you could pass on any further information. My email address is

Kind regards,

Paul Ramsay from Dubbo wrote on 4 Jul 2018 at 09:21:
Hi, My Grandmother Agnes Ramsay (nee Scott) is the daughter of Ebenezer Scott
Have more pics if required.
Admin Reply by: Phil
Hi Paul,

Thank you for your input. Please feel free to email me any further information directly.

Kind regards,

Rachel Montgomery from Trowbridge wrote on 2 Jun 2018 at 10:39:
Hi, I have been looking through the Boscombe family (my father is a Boscombe) I am curious about one of the entries and note a missing entry for my grandfathers sister.
I also have a bit of information for the death of my grandfathers uncle and wondered how best to submit that information?
Admin Reply by: Phil
Hi Rachel,

Many thanks for your message and apologies for the delay in responding.

You are welcome to email me directly with any updates/corrections etc. at

Kind regards,

Rosemary Sutherland from Nelson New Zealand wrote on 20 May 2018 at 00:40:
I am a descendant of Donald Sutherland son of William Sutherland and Janet Bruce.
Donald is my great grandfather. His son was William, his son was also William my father .
Donald immigrated to New Zealand on the Silistria in 1863. He married Elizabeth ( Betsy) Thomson who was on the same ship, after they arrived in New Zealand.
All of Donald's siblings came to New Zealand and settled in the South Island around Balclutha in South Otago. The last to come were Alexander and Christina along with their mother Janet nee Bruce, after the old man William Sutherland died and was buried in the Latheron Church cemetery in Caithness. They, Janet, Alexander and Christina are all buried in Balclutha cemetery. They brought with them Jessie Sutherland who was their granddaughter and niece respectively. y - the first born of the oldest sister Margaret Sutherland who had married a William Sutherland and had come earlier to New Zealand leaving the child with the family - see census data.
Catherine did not die at about 10 years. She too came to New Zealand and married a man called Peter Mark. They lived in Dunedin Otago New Zealand.
My great grandfather Donald and wife Elizabeth are buried in the Clinton cemetery in South Otago as are his son William, my grandfather, and his wives Mary nee Mackie their infant son, as well as Williams second wife Emma Tempero and third wife Mary Jane Tempero who were my grandmother and step-grand mother respectively. The ashes of his fourth wife Irene Rawnsley are also there.
John Sutherland, Donald Sutherland, Margaret Sutherland and Catherine Sutherland all have living descendants in New Zealand and Australia.
I hope this info adds helpfully to your absolutely awesome website. I am not very computer literate but I do have some verifying dates etc I could add if you wish.
Admin Reply by: Phil
Hi Rosemary,

Many thanks for the information, I will incorporate it to the database as soon as possible and I apologise for the delay in responding.

Please feel free to email me with any further information you would like to add.

Kind regards,

Inge newstead from Norwich wrote on 16 May 2018 at 20:04:
Would like to know your connection to the Brown family, I am great granddaughter of Alfred and Harriet (nee Quinton) Brown
The photo of Alfred (known as Sonny) was my Grandmother's brother. His shop and
Abbatoir was in Higham Street, Norwich.
Admin Reply by: Phil
Hi Inge,

Alfred was my 3rd cousin's wife's 2nd cousin 4 times removed's husband. He is more closely related to the Hoggett family.

Kind regards,

Thomas Macdnald Collins from Falkirk wrote on 8 Mar 2018 at 18:23:
Hi, I was recently doning a search for James McDonald and Elizabeth Scott and noted a series of entries on your web for Helen McDonald and James Raitt in NZ. I'm descended from a William McDonald a brother of Helen and would love to hear from any of Helen descendants and if they have any family stories of where James and Eizabeth originated from. Elizabeth spent many years in Arbroath, Scotland where she died in the poor house.