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m j durrant wrote on 9 Jan 2013 at 13:35:
My grandfather Walter Whall Durrant was the brother of George Ernest Durrant who was born in Islington. He emigrated to Canada probably in 1920's. He married Ada and had a son George. Great uncle Ernest used to send me new issues of Canadian stamps until his death in the 1960's. I have lost all contact with the relatives in Canada.
Bernadette Barnes from Chillingham NSW Australia wrote on 6 Nov 2012 at 13:18:
Wonderful page my grandmother was Gladys O'Connell (Dawson section of your tree) so much work thank you , it is astounding to read the stories from my family background.
Kind regards
Jill Murphy wrote on 2 Aug 2012 at 20:34:
My husband Brian Murphy is descended from James Sutherland and his first wife, Margaret Fraser.Margaret died in NS about 1834
Their daughter Margaret Sutherland born 1828 in Boularderie NS in 1828 married Murdoch "Tanner" McKenzie in NS in 1848 and all the Sutherlands(or most of them) Murdoch McKenzie his wife and children and Margaret Frasers brother and sister and all their tribe came to NZ in 1858 on the Breadalbane.
Murdoch McKenzie and Margart Sutherland were the parents of James Alexander Sutherland McKenzie and his son James Hector McKenzie was my husbands mothers father.

Beverly Leach wrote on 27 May 2012 at 08:55:
What a great website!
I’m wondering if you can help me. I’m looking for information on my grandfather George Durrant, a music hall artist, who was born sometime between 1872 and 1877 in Clerkenwell, London. His father was George Durrant, a builder.
I am looking at George Ernest Durrant b.1877 (I29398) in your tree as a possibility and would like to make contact with other family members to see if there is some information that might confirm this.
Kind regards
mary lane newton wrote on 29 Apr 2012 at 17:15:
my mother is iola frances hudson lane and you have iola frances hudson in your tree and i was wondering how. she was born 1908 in papillion,nebraska usa and marriage a tom lane born in 1902 in cove union,oregon whose father came from england and his father john lane and sarah gregg with gregg family with williams. mary lane newton thankyou
Neil Taylor from Salt Lake City, Utah USA wrote on 29 Apr 2012 at 07:58:
Love your site. A tremendous help in my efforts to share research efforts.
Laurence Trackman from Bristol England wrote on 22 Apr 2012 at 19:48:
Dear Williams family,
Your website and the extensive work it contains is an inspiration.
I have just been given a month's use of by my daughters, so I at the earliest stage of this journey. My late mother was Lily Loftus, daughter of Ely and Gertie Loftus who employed Annie Brown as one of four servants in their home in Albert Road in Southampton. This has come as a great surprise to me as I had assumed Ely was poor immigrant, and was obviously doing very well by 1911. My grandfather's family did well in England, for example his brother Michel's family founding Accurist watches.

I have a photo of my grandparents shop which, from appearances seems to be taken roughly around the time Annie Brown was living there, and it shows my grandfather, his brother, and three young women, one of whom could possibly be Annie (plus a passing policeman who thought he'd also pose for the photo). I assume the photo was taken in Albert Road, where I am assuming they lived over the shop. I understand that the building is now a Threshers Wine shop. I would be more than happy to send you a copy.

Best regards,

Laurence Trackman
Bevan John Piper from Tumut, NSW, Australia wrote on 11 Apr 2012 at 04:10:
Dear Williams Family
A most comprehensive and informative tree.
I am searching for the immediate dececendents of Samuel Piper (County Comber) and Mary Orr.
Can you help?
Kind regards

Jordan williams wrote on 30 Mar 2012 at 14:51:
im looking for some information on my family history
Kaz Palmer wrote on 19 Mar 2012 at 20:53:
Dear Joanna Huckle care of "The Williams family Tree"
Hi Joanna i am interested in what and how you are related to the Palmer family at Wootton Oxfordshire this being details of my grand father that you have entered on your site, so of course iam curious.
Kaz Palmer
Christine Young wrote on 23 Feb 2012 at 09:16:
I am looking for more informatio on the Geisler family. My Grandmother was Jessie Evelyn Geisler DNB 1906, married Andrew Birrell. I have a lot of information on her but very little on her siblings and only know of Ellen Geisler, married William Preston. Can anyone help fill in the gaps, thanks
Philip Whitehead from Essex, England wrote on 18 Dec 2011 at 22:22:

Googled an ancestor's name, Elijah Tanner, and came across this site. Saw that he was on your tree and that my ancestors down to my Dad are too!

Just thought I'd let you know that the DOB for my Dad, David John William Whitehead, is incorrect - he was born in 1946 rather than 1956.

I have more information on the Whitehead/Bayher/Hodde/Tanner family if it's of interest?

Phil wrote on 12 Dec 2011 at 20:11:
Joseph Wadsworth / Wordsworth

Name: Joseph Wadsworth
Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date: 01 Mar 1795
Baptism/Christening Place: Wath-upon-Dearne, York, England
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Name Note:
Father's Name: Thos. Wadsworth
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Mary
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I02909-8
System Origin: England-EASy
Source Film Number: 1545833
Reference Number: item 1
Collection: England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
Anthony Paul R Wordsworth from England wrote on 12 Dec 2011 at 18:25:
about Thomas Wordsworth born 1834 I have found him in 1841 census as a Wadsworth in West Melton with his father Joseph [47], grandparents Thomas [70] & Mary [75] and sister Elizabeth [12] .

In 1851 Joseph is living with his wife Mary at Coley Lane, Brampton Bierlow
not in 1861 census in either spellings
margaret searle from England, London wrote on 19 Oct 2011 at 17:24:
I am looking for information leading to the father of fanny williams son John /w
Williams in 1857. My father is JOHN Francis williams, grandson of Fanny Williams. They were living in rotherhithe london although it was called surrey then.
Jeff Williams from Richfield, North Carolina wrote on 20 Jul 2011 at 19:00:
I am looking for information on John Williams b. Cornwall England about 1820. Father Thomas Williams, Wife Jane, Children: John G. Henry, William, Thomas, Patience. Sailed to America in 1854 aboard the Wateree. Had a child born on board and named her after the ship.
Leslie Mead from Newton Abbot Devon wrote on 6 Jul 2011 at 18:21:
my great grandfather was George Ezekiel Mead born 19th Oct.1858, his father was George Mead Spash, he dropped the Spash. His father was Ezekiel Mead Spash son of John Spash & Margaret Mead, Have researched the family from 1858 and am working back, Anyone intrested?
Dorothee Carr wrote on 5 Jun 2011 at 11:13:
Still searching for any family that knows John Williams who was killed in a road accident in Sept 1955 at the age of 29 years. Was an engineer engaged to Mary Slevin in Manchester. Born in Chester I think and had 2/3 sisters. Could possibly have gone to Leeds Uni.
Phil from Admin wrote on 26 May 2011 at 15:53:

I have found the following but you don't really give us a lot to go on! 🙂

Jun Apr-May-Jun 1955, Manchester, Lancashire, Volume 10e, Page 8, John E. WILLIAMS, Age at death 75 (1880), Birth date abt 1880

Mar Jan-Feb-Mar 1955, Manchester, Lancashire, Volume 10e, Page 280, John T. WILLIAMS, Age at death 73 (1882), Birth date abt 1882

Mar Jan-Feb-Mar 1955, Manchester, Lancashire, Volume 10e, Page 481, John R. WILLIAMS, Age at death 64 (1891), Birth date abt 1891

Jun Apr-May-Jun 1955, Manchester, Lancashire, Volume 10e, Page 54, John A. WILLIAMS, Age at death 52 (1903), Birth date abt 1903

Jun Apr-May-Jun 1955, Manchester, Lancashire, Volume 10e, Page 88, John WILLIAMS, Age at death 48 (1907), Birth date abt 1907

Hope it helps,

Dorothee Carr from Perth W Australia wrote on 26 May 2011 at 13:43:
Looking for someone who knows about the death of John Williams in a road accident in 1955 possibly around the Manchester area. He was born in Cheshire