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ALDRIDGESarah Aldridge buried at St. Swithun's 20 May 1804I would like to find the grave of my x3 Great Grandfather James Aldrich first wife Sarah née Weller. The Bishop's transcripts are for Sarah Aldridge wife of James buried at St. Swithun's East Grinstead on the 20 May 1804.

WYMERFamily researchIam doing a one name study on Wymerand would like some help with the Rev Edward Wymer and His wife Elizabeth Whaites

HOLLINGER, BAYLESSImage not received from about two weks agoImage might be under his wife Mabel Taylor image 334 or 202.

MIDDLETONWalsall helpI'm looking for the grave of grandad Middleton, his full name is Arthur Middleton, died April 1926 and is buried in Ryecroft cemetary. Any help would be great. Thank you

SMITHHelp to find graveI'm trying to locate the grave of my grandad. He is buried in Ryecroft cemetary in walsall. Full name is George Thomas Smith and he died in 1942 ... thank you

FISHERThank you & help requestThank you for the image of the headstone for John Fisher in St Mary the Virgin's Church Cemetery, Richmond, Yorkshire. As well as the name of John Fisher who died in 1772, aged 80, there appears to be other names and information on the headstone. I am wondering if anyone can tell me what the names are and what the information is. It would be lovely if someone could help with this. Many Thanks.

WARDBurial Grounds in the Tadcaster areaPlease would you be able to advise me? I am trying to find the graves of my WARD ancestors who died in the 1800's, and lived in Tadcaster and from the 1880's in Stutton. Several children were baptised Methodist, and then 'Primitive Methodist'. Would they be buried in the Church of England churchyard, or is there a seperate Methodist burial ground in the area? I am particularly interested in William Ward who died in Stutton in 1890. Any advise you can give me would greatly be appreciated. Thank you.

FORTNUMDuring my research into my father's famiDuring my research into my father's family I have found this website particularly useful. I will certainly use it again - thank you.

SWITHENBANK Nab Wood Cemetery, Shipley, YorksNab Wood is quite a large cemetery. Is there any information available for the graves there please?

PARSONS / FIFOOT / BEDELLParsons Family including Bedell and Fifoot relationsTheir message: Dr James St John Parsons is my paternal to maternal great grandfather. The others are his family and therefore great Aunt's / cousins etc to me. I am undertaking research into the Florance and Parsons family. I would also therefore very much appreciate copies of the memorials for: 1] John Benjamin Bedell 1971 (not a cousin to Dr Parsons but a grandson. Both a cousin and husband to Alice Hazel Bedell. 2] Alice Hazel Gage Bedell 1984 (not a cousin to Dr Parsons but a grand daughter. Both a cousin and wife to Benjamin Bedell. 3] Gertrude Gage Parsons 1961 4] Alice McLearn Fifoot 1940 5] Edith Maude Bedell 1952 6] Elizabeth Parsons 1908 (?)(I think this person is meant to be James Parsons (jnr) wife who died in Celyon. Her name in a 'Will' is Margaret but may of course be known as Elizabeth. She didn't die in Celyon. 7] James Parsons 1908 8]Elizabeth Gage Parsons 1920 If I may gently point out I have corrected the relationships in brackets. Of course if your information is correct according to the memorials this raises important questions. Very many thanks indeed in anticipation for your assistance. Your work is a wonderful resource for researchers. thank you. James (Jim Florance)

photos3 Excellent photos received. Thank you very much

ALDRIDGEGrave not listed in complete church indexI am hoping to find the gravestone of Sarah Aldridge wife of James Aldridge who was buried East Grinstead and I beleive at St Swithun on the 20 May 1804. The Bishop's transcripts have show the surname as Aldridge but thie gravestone could possibly be for Aldrich. The name/s is not listed on St Swithum .... more

CAMPNaomi Louise Camp, BurialI'm trying to locate the grave of my cousin, Naomi Louise Camp. She was born prematurely 12 Sep 1960 in the Royal Air Force Sculthorpe base hospital, weighing only 1 lb 8 ozs. baby Naomi only lived for 2 hrs. Per my late Aunt, her mother, she was buried in the church cemetery on the Lord Townshend Estate, close to Raynham and not too far from Fakenham, England. Per index records, she was born and died in District: Fakenham, County: Norfolk. I cannot find an estate by this name but I am finding the Raynham Estate and Raynham Hall. I've also found that the Church of St Mary is on the estate so am wondering if the church cemetery may be where baby Naomi was buried. Can you help me locate her burial? If possible, I would love to have a picture of her grave and headstone. Many thanks for any help you can provide.

MORRIS AND SMITHKIRTLINGTON PGravestonesI am wondering whether any work has been done photographing Oxford cemeteries, Kirtlington in particular. My Gt.Grandmother, Emily Morris came to New Zealand in the early 1870s, and research has shown that there were a considerable number of Morris family members in the Kirtlington Parsh records, also a generation back to the John Smith family. Thank you for the great help you provide. Jan.

SMITHUnable to view photographYou kindly emailed me promptly about my request for a headstone image (Louisa and Thomas Smith). However, I have been unable to view that image despite following your instructions. Please re-send the image or directly to me via email would be preferred. Thank you. .... more

SPARKHALLI am descended from my great, great, greI am descended from my great, great, great, great grandfather, Edward Sparkhall (1787-1861) and his wife Mary Hainford (1878-1857). There are at least two Edward Sparkhalls around at the same time in the same area (Norfolk), so care needs to be observed. I know quite a lot about the family, so any others with information or request will be welcome. It is not a very common name. I would like to express appreciation to Charles Sale for his excellent website and his speedy response when photos are requested.

CARMENEI am looking for Eliane Carmene.My aunt, Eliane Angelique Mary Joseph Carmene was buried at Cimetière de Boulogne-Bilancourt in France. She was born in 1937 and died in 1959. If there is any way to get a picture of her grave I would appreciate it very much. My mother is concerned about it and is unable to travel to France.

FREEMANFreeman/Procter/Rutter family linksFirst many thanks for the photo what a great service. I have wills for Jane Freeman and son Amos Freeman, but Joseph Freeman does not have one, Amos married a Jane and they had a daughter Eliza jane Freeman, her uncle was William Rutter.The will of John Procter of Ripon mentions Jane Freeman (Amos's Mother) as being his cousin, so what was Janes Maiden name? was she a Procter, a Rutter or what? John Procter was a cousin of brothers George Procter and Thomas Procter (my 3x great grandfather). Anyone Know Janes Maiden name?.

DE CARLEHuguenots - De Carle family.Thank you for this site, most helpful. I'm still trying to find the actual person who came to England from France. I have the French side and the Norwich side but not the actual connection. kindest regards

LAYCOCKAndrew Alexander Laycock, Annie Laycock and Minnie LaycockI have just recently learned that my greatgrandparents and my grandmother were buried in North Cemetary. I could not find their names anywhere, but would love to have some information if anyone has something. We are planning a trip to Hartlepool in June, and I was hoping to find where my family is buried. We are coming from Texas. I have been reading about North Cemetary and it is such a shame, but glad to see people trying to save now. Thanks

HOAREI have searched through the list of gravI have searched through the list of graves for the Wootton Bassett cemetery, found my aunt and uncle Min & Norm Price but cannot find my grandmother Dora Muriel Hoare, died 31st Oct 1967, I know she is buried in the older part of the cemetery along with her 2nd husband, has this part of the cemetery not been listed or is there another reason why her grave is not listed? Also Norman Prices father and their son Nicholas Price are not listed, I know all graves are in the same vicinity so just wondered if any reason why they are not listed? .... more

DE BURGHSt Gregory Churchyard, Dawlish, Devon, England.I can't see this cemetery listed but wondering if anyone in the area can locate an existing headstone for MATILDA De BURGH. I understand the stone has sunk over the years but would appreciate a sharp photo of the grave/stone and if the full inscription can be read accurately, please. Thank you.

CHAPMANAdd a churchyard to the GPR Project: St Wenn, CornwallHello, I wish to request that the St. Wenn Churchyard is added to the GPR Project. St. Wenn is a small rural church serving those living around the parishes of St. Wenn, Rosenannon and Tregonetha. I originally emailed this across but am not sure if it was received. My apologies if this is a duplication.

TUCKERTUCKER Family of GEORGEHAM, DEVONI am researching my family tree and JOHN TUCKER (1829-1878), ELIZABETH TUCKER (1835-1907), FREDERICK TUCKER (1873-1900), late of MORTEHOE and GEORGEHAM are my ancestors. I am offering any information which I may have of interest to others researching their family trees and would like to liaise with others researching the same family and area. Please don't hesitate to contact me and I will try to be of service.

SULLYSully graves are missingHi your list does not include my great grandparents Jessie Lillian and Arthur Charles sully, they are very close to my grandfather Arthur nuttall and are very easy to see as you enter the church yard, just wondering why they are not included Kind regards Louise

MELLOWSI was happily surprised to find the photI was happily surprised to find the photo of the gravestone of my ancestor, Margaret Mellows, who is my gr, gr, great grandmother. This site looks to be very informative and I will be doing a lot more digging here in the future. I am also interested to find if there are any links to Liam Mellows (William Joseph), who was executed for his part in the Irish rebellion of 1916. Thanks

PRIESTLEYFABULOUS WEBSITEThank you, thank you, thank you. When you live in Oz it is just great to locate a picture of the headstone of some of my late mother's distant relatives whom she knew virtually zilch about. I am trying to find descendants of Ferdinand and Alice (nee Denton) Priestley. Alice was a daughter of Joseph Denton and Mary Walsh and my mother was a descendant of Joe's youngest brother Thomas Peter Denton who migrated to Australia in the 1880's. I know Ferdinand and Alice had four sons and a daughter and that the eldest son, James, wrote to my mother back in the 1960's. She kept one of his letters. Would very much like to make contact with descendants of Peter Denton and Mary Allen.

PALMERWonderful Site and ServiceAs I live in Australia it was wonderful to find my 4x grandfather and mother's grave site (James and Mary Palmer 1850's). I will be using it again. Thank you.

MERCER / CHAPMANThank you & Help RequestThank you so much for your quick response to my image request. I am not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I am in search of the cemetery/headstones for Frederick & Laura (Chapman) Mercer. Frederick would be a son and grandson to Joseph and Ambrose Mercer (grave ID 529962). He was born around 1858 in Cranbrook and possibly died in 1941 in Croyden, but cannot say for sure that this is the correct death date or place. Can anyone help me?

TUOHYDenis Caufield TuohyThankyou so much for providing me with a photo of Denis's grave. I am from Victoria and would never have had the opportunity to get to take a photo of this grave. I believe that Denis was my GGG Grandfather. If anyone knows anything of his wife(Anne d 1897?)or their children Margaret (my GG Grandmother) Michael Patrick Thomas Theresa? John? I would be most appreciative of any information Kind Regards SM

JEWELLSearching for information on the family members of Joseph Jewell (1701-1765) and Elizabeth Adams (AdI'm look for any information that you can direct my way regarding the family of Joseph Jewell 1701-1765 of Bideford, Devon. Thank you also for the link to the photograph of the headstone of Jane (Cole) Jewell, she was my gr-gr-gr grandmother. Catherine Wilkinson

FOULISFoulis HelpDoes anyone have any info on Olipher Foulis 1785 and Ann Foulis (Reid) 1774 ? I am researching (trying:) their line as I ma directly descended from them. I come through their daughter Stewart Foulis who married George Burghar in 1835. Any info on any foulis?

Thank you for this website, I have foundThank you for this website, I have found it very useful in my family research and appreciate the images that I have been able to view. I am wondering however, why the names that are listed as being on a monument, are not visible on the photograph, and am curious as to where this information came from. .... more

MADGEViewing larger imageI requested a larger image of a gravestone for Samuel Madge, but the link in your e-mail response only gives me a list of requests for the same image, not the image itself. Am I doing something wrong? Grateful for any help. LL

HARPERWilliam Harper May 1778 - 1822 M 1803 William Harper May 1778 - 1822 M 1803 Ann Lovick B 1782/6 - c1834 Trying to find out the parents of Ann Lovick

WHITECHESTERInformation on Whitechester surname linked to Scotland and LithuaniaI have found information about the Whitechester name in Scotland connected to the Scott clan and the name Buccleigh. In a Pennsylvania death record in 1935 for Anthony Whitechester, my grandfather, his father, Thomas Whitechester, is listed as an immigrant from Lithuania. Thomas and Agnes Whitechester's four children were born in Pennsylvania in the USA according to their marriage licenses. There is a reference in Wikipedia to some land in Lithuania owned by the Buccleighs that they lost when Russia took over Lithuania. Does anyone have any information about the Whitechester name in Scotland or Lithuania? I haven't been able to find information prior to 1920 on Ancestry and Google about that last name. Thank you.

BELLERBY COATESMemory of a friend with Alzheimer's A friend with Alzheimer's (Ray) suddenly remembered the name of the father of a friend from school. I was wishing to help his memory and giving him something to tie his memories with. The father was Harry Bellarby Coates and he was the director (?) of the Grimsby hospital immediately prior to, and during, WW2. They lived in a big house in Grimsby. According to the London Gazette he received a gong for services to the Civil Defence in (or around) 1945.

RUDDSudbury cemeteryI am hoping to get a photograph of Frederick Rudd's grave in Sudbury Cemetery who died in December 1959. If anybody can help I can send them the plot number and a map of the cemetery showing the grave location

MURPHYThank youA big thank you to Charles for sending the photograph of the Blantyre War Memorial inscription including the names of my three great uncles. James Murphy - Northumberland Fusiliers – Loos – 26/09/1915 Hughie Murphy – Cameron Highlanders – Afion Kara Hissar Turkey - 08/10/1916 Tobias Murphy – Scots Guards – The Somme - 16/09/1916 William, Michael and Richard Murphy enlisted with the three brothers named above on 05/01/1915 from Blantyre. Richard was born 1878 emigrated to USA 1918-21. Parents were William Murphy and Margaret (neé Walters) married Barrhead 02/06/1870. Any information on the above would be most welcome.

BURGESS I do appreciate the kind service that yoI do appreciate the kind service that you are giving and thank you so much. Elizabeth Burgess nee Page was born at Laxfield, Suffolk, and she is the daughter of John Page, Surgeon. I am so interested to learn whether any of her children have continued on to the present day.

ROONEY To contact any other cousins Are there any other family members in my age group in there 20's related to Peggy and Jimmy Rooney from Blantyre? I'm Peggy and Jimmys Great Granddaughter.

CHARTI just wanted to say thank you for helpiI just wanted to say thank you for helping with my photo request.

CALVERTTerracotta gravestonesThanks for the useful photo supplied of a Torin grave.He was a relative of Mary Seton Watts who started the Compton Pottery. My main research is into the location of terracotta gravestones made near Guildford by Compton Pottery 1900-1950. They are either brick colour or grey, usually Celtic designs or crosses and usually not very large. Sometimes just a moulded kerb with names inscribed. Lettering is cut into the terracotta before firing or is sometimes left standing with a cut-away background. Most are in a 20 mile radius of Guildford but they were supplied in sections by rail and individual examples turn up throughout UK. I could send sample pictures and would be so grateful for a photo from anyone who comes across one in their researches.

GATESMany thanks I was wondering if you had aMany thanks I was wondering if you had any idea what the engraving at the top of the headstone means. Any help would be much appreciated.

WYATTI have sent images of gravestones in theI have sent images of gravestones in the past for Christchurch, Virginia Water, Surrey and St Michael and St Mary Magdalene, Bracknell, Berkshire. If I visit any other cemeteries in the course of my research I will endeavour to photograph more than the ones I am interested in and send them to you.

JARMANVisit to CoatesThank You Looking for any information regarding the Jarman Family in Whittlesey and Coates

DORNANPumpherston Oil Tank DisasterAn extremely useful and user-friendly site. Iam researching a branch of the Thomson family in the Scorttisg Borders. My earliest confirmed dates are the 1790s with Gideon Thomson in Eddleston, marrying firdt Elizabeth Dickson, who presumably died in childbirth, and later Margaret Hope with whom he had four sons and a daughter, Margaret. She married into the Wilkie family and in the 1930s a Wilkie was the second husnaband of Mary Dornan, marrying by declaration in Edinburgh, hence my interest in the Dornans. The Wilkie, a chartered surveyor died 1959sh, in Dumfries. I can find no subsequent ecord of Mary's death in Scotland. I would appreciate any help in this matter. Michael Thomson.

HARTLocation help pleaseThank you for the recent requested image, however it turns out not to be the the relative I am searching for. I have been researching my family tree for over 22 years and I am looking for my G.Grandmother's grave. Her name was Elizabeth Hart nee Baker. Died at Kingsclere, Newbury, Berkshire on 22nd December 1954 aged 78. I have the birth and death certificate but desperatley want to find her final resting place. If anybody has any information or can suggest where to start looking I would really appreciate it. Many many thanks TH

HOLMANThumbnail image not displaying on Website, In finding a number of this Family on this site where other names have 'Thumbnails' of the image each of these 'Holman's' did not show one it merely listed that one exists like: - image of grave number 61121 with a square symbol in front of the text. Tried to open in new window, it stated the image was not found, almost as if it did, but has been deleted or lost in the system (broken link). .... more

HESTER & WORLEYDate correctionCould I ask you to make a correction to the estimated dates (given in red) that accompany the image of the gravestone of one of my ancestors? This concerns Elizabeth Hester: grave number 54312, image no. 226. Her estimated date of birth (in red) is given as 1812, but should in fact be 1842. I'm sure the reason for this is interpreting her age at death on the gravestone as 89, whereas it actually reads 59. I am quite sure about this, especially as a date of birth of 1812 would have meant that her youngest child would have been born when she was 66 years old (rather than 36)!!


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