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Rae Alexander (Hunt) from Melbourne, Australia wrote on 26 Jun 2017 at 02:33:
My great grandfather, Joseph Hunt, b. Sudbury, Suffolk, UK, was a visitor at George & Susan Bowditch's home, Weymouth, Dorset, on the night of the 1851 Census. I am trying to ascertain whether their is any family connection between the two, or why he may be there. Joseph was a brickmaker/carpenter, whereas George was a Tailor. Joseph came to Australia in 1854. Any help you may be able to provide would be of great assistance. Many thanks
Nathan Staniforth from Midlothian, TX wrote on 23 Jun 2017 at 17:43:
Nathan Staniforth from Hackenthorpe again, did you know that marriage you have (And that people seem to be blindly copying on Ancestry) between George Staniforth and Ann Bacon never actually happened, I've been to Sheffield Archives, Derbyshire Archives and Dronfield parish church itself and not one person has a record of that marriage ever taking place, furthermore, the kids you have from the Eckington Parish Register that have the parents "George and Ann" belong to George Staniforth and Ann HOBSON, this marriage took place 20th Jan 1783.
Admin Reply by: Phil
Thanks Nathan, I will look into this and amend my records accordingly.
Peter Towey from Weston-super-Mare wrote on 21 Apr 2017 at 10:59:
I just came across your entry while checking out Johann Friedrich Weyman, my 3 x great grandfather online. I have a blog on blogspot - just google his name. There is quite a lot there on his descendants which you are welcome to use. How is he related to your Williams family?
Admin Reply by: Phil
Thank you Peter.

Johann Friedrich Weyman was my ex-wife's granduncle's wife's 2nd cousin once removed 's wife's 3rd great-grandfather!!


James Wall from Sydney, Australia wrote on 12 Apr 2017 at 01:07:
I am related to the Nichol/Schuberth family. Clara Stamper Nichol (Schuberth) was my Great Grandmother. She married John Frederick Schuberth. Her sister Emily Sweeten Nichol married Thomas Robinson Schuberth. Two sister married two brothers and emigrated to Australia. I am very happy to have found your website so I can add to my family tree.
Nathan Staniforth from Texas wrote on 15 Mar 2017 at 17:10:
Hello, my name is Nathan Staniforth, I was born in Hackenthorpe, that was once Beighton Parish but is now part of Sheffield City, I now live in Texas, USA however for the past year I have been building a large tree for my Staniforth and I've come to find the majority of the Staniforths of Eckington, Beighton, Mosborough, Ridgeway and the surrounding areas are all tied in some form, I would love to get in contact with my findings if you wouldn't mind. I have had all of my findings verified I should add, I noticed some odd dates on your very early Staniforths that don't look correct, for example you have a son born after fathers death in one case.
Geoff Collinge from Portsmouth UK wrote on 8 Mar 2017 at 16:07:
Hi there, I came across your site looking for my gt gt gt grandfather. My gt gt grandfather is Thomas Collinge born August 29 1807 but I can't get any further back !
I see you also have info about my more recent Collinge ancestors including my late father Vincent Crompton Collinge. I'm happy to fill in some more details but wonder if you know anything pre. 1807.
Many thanks
Admin Reply by: Phil
Hi Geoff,

All the information we currently have on the Collinge family is already on the website. However, things tend to change on a daily basis and as soon as I am fully up and running again the site will be updated more regularly. Keep popping back as you never know ...


P.S. We're always happy to receive more information 😉
jessica wrote on 17 Feb 2017 at 05:58:
Are the "wileman" a big part of this family tree? i came across this page that linked the wileman to this family tree?
Admin Reply by: Phil
Yes. There are at least 114 individuals with the surname Wileman in The Williams Family Tree.

Alice Elizabeth Wileman (b abt 1864) was the wife of my 2nd cousin 5 times removed!
George Raffray from Tickfaw wrote on 19 Jan 2017 at 22:53:
Just a shot in the dark here, but I am looking for the parents of a Thomas Williams he married a Pamela Doiron 6th of Oct 1851 in Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana USA. Died 3rd September 1853. If Anyone has information to share it would be much appreciated. I can be emailed at
Phil wrote on 29 Nov 2016 at 11:06:
Marcia Williams from South Africa is searching for her Welsh relatives.

Her father was Willie (William) Daniel Williams born in Wales on the 6th of October 1924. He was an only child and he fought in WW2 for the RAF. He went to South Africa after the war and met Marcia's mother and married her about 1957. Willie's foster parents were Gradwell. His father died when he was young and Marcia's Williams grandmother died in Grahamstown after they emigrated to South Africa.

This is all Marcia knows so if anyone can help please get in touch.

Kerrie from Gisborne New Zealand wrote on 9 Nov 2016 at 21:41:
Just wondering how you found the registry for pdiiople working as servants I have been wanting to find something like this for ages. If you could direct me to the white I would be so grateful.
I also have Hughes and Davis in my family tree. Yet to research as mainly looking g for families Webb,Bateman,Meredith,ProbertThomad, fro. Wales then Stroud.
Many thanks for your time in reading this.
Kind regards
geoff Anderson from Bay of Plenty NZ wrote on 7 Nov 2016 at 08:25:
Thank you for the Tranters side of the family. I am the youngest son of Suvla Elsie May Anderson Nee Barnett , Daughter of Annie Ada Tranter.
Dave Ollerton from Rochdale UK wrote on 25 Sep 2016 at 10:51:
Hi i too am descended from the Fisks i descend From Arthur Fisk born 1848 Lowestoft he Married Rhoda Caroline Calver Read his parents where James Fisk and Hannah Hacor
Thomas W Best from ACTON wrote on 22 Sep 2016 at 15:30:
Thanks Phil for the link and all the great information - Wonderful Site - "Best" Wishes, Tom
Lynn McBride from Dunfermlline wrote on 9 Sep 2016 at 23:35:
Great info, found additional relatives. I am a direct descendant of John Sutherland and Janet Levach and have James McKay in my tree.
Liz Brammall from Newport wrote on 29 Aug 2016 at 09:40:
Hello, I have just come upon your site as I was searching for 6 Haddington Street, Hove and see that my GGG-Grandmother was a lodger with William James Randall. I have found her 10 years later living with family in Brighton. I don't suppose you have found out why she was staying there have you? Son off to Brighton Uni so thought I'd do a bit of Brighton/Hove family history to do when visiting!
Ian Cox from cardiff wrote on 6 Jul 2016 at 00:59:
Very happy to lots of work done.
Rita from Reepham Norfolk wrote on 6 Jun 2016 at 16:44:
I am helping a friend who is researching her family tree. Her great Grandmother was Mahala Shreeve. Thanks for making this website, we found Thomas Shreeve's wife (Ann Bishop) this afternoon and I then found your website which confirmed what I had found on FindMyPast. I am now trying to find her parents.
Regards Rita
Richard Lacy Oldfield from Grosse Ile, Michigan, USA wrote on 8 May 2016 at 15:19:
Guess what? You just got the Yank cousin you always wanted 😄 The neat thing is my father had relatives that were "Boat People". Yes, they came to this side of the pond on the Mayflower.
Corinne Lynne Belskey Kuhlmann from Oakley, California wrote on 2 May 2016 at 17:03:
Hi, Im a direct descendant of Sarah Richbell who married Josiah Pinnegar. Her parents are Sarah Barns and Philip Richbell. Your tree has cleared some things up for me. I really like the software you used. Nice layout. I can tell a lot of love has gone into this.
Sarah Barns and Philip Richbell 1790
Sarah Richbell 1816 and Josiah Pinnegar
William Pinnegar and Eliza Barker 1850
Florence Louise Pinnegar 1881 and Roy Selby
Althea Selby 1906 and O'reath Crow
My father, Robert G. Belskey 1929 (Took step-dads last name) and mother, Lorna A. Calkins (living)
Corinne Lynne Belskey 1966 and Boyd Kuhlmann (no kids)
My brother, Rob Jr. 1970 Has two kids. m. Sarah Harvey
My sister, Susan Ann Belskey 1963 has no kids.
Just in case you wondered how I was related. Contact me anytime, I am a volunteer genealogist working on mine and my husband's family trees. There are currently only two Richbells on wikitree, but I will be adding the Richbells in my line soon.
Alex Coppock-Bunce from Swindon wrote on 10 Apr 2016 at 17:39:
Hi there, I'm on the trail of a cousin called marion grace hocken who was an artist in st Ives. She married Mervyn Paul and lived in Carbis Bay till she died in 1987 and your family tree has emerged as a connection. Still trying to figure out relationship as all aunties have passed on so was wondering if you might have any knowledge of her at all? Our famtree doesnt mention her but if we are related we have extensive info on which may be of interest, best wishes, Alex Coppock-Bunce