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Name: Cathy Hill <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2013-06-04 Surname Interests OWEN/MORRIS Comments:
My Robert OWEN married Mary MORRIS in 1793, Lydbury Nth. Poor Mary died just weeks after delivering dau Ann OWEN, leaving my g g grandmother motherless. Somehow Ann found herself aboard the first ever ship to Australia which was filled only with free settlers (1825).!!!
Are there records of Walcot Hall which may show Ann as a servant there? Or indeed Robert OWEN, her father?
Are there records of the workhouse which may show Robert OWEN as an 'overseer', his occupation named on Ann's eventual death certificate? His son, Robert, died 1830 at Down Farm, (part of the Walcot estate?)
Any advice much appreciated.
Name: Cathy <email@example.com> Date: 2013-04-21 Surname Interests OWEN/MORRIS Comments:
Thanks you for the great website. I found my gt gt grandmother, Ann Owen born 1799 and her parents Robert Owen and Mary Morris marriage in 1793.
What a great resource.
Name: gillian brocklehurst <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2012-07-08 Surname Interests Parr; Salmon; Bolas; Comments:
An excellent site - thank you for making it available online! Clear and easily navigated.
Name: Karen O'Keefe <email@example.com> Date: 2011-04-09 Surname Interests Wilcox Comments:
Could anyone please tell me how to go about finding baptism records after 1882?
Name: Gillian Morgan <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2010-09-04 Surname Interests WOOD BEAMOND Comments:
Is there any way of accessing the parish registers pre-1682 ? Nothing happens when I click on it.
As I emailed before, this website is fantastic - so clear ! I think it's actually the best website that I've ever used, for anything.
Name: GILLIAN MORGAN <email@example.com> Date: 2010-08-25 Surname Interests WOOD BEAMOND Comments:
This is a fantastically clear and informative website. I have been able to trace all the Woods for my tree. The Beamonds from Wentnor have been a bit more difficult. My Gt Gt grandmother was Charlotte Beamond, who married Thomas Wood (Blacksmith) and on his death married Jasper Wall, also a blacksmith. Each husband had previously been living happily or not at home with mum !
Name: Colette <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2010-06-08 Surname Interests Meyrick Comments:
Hi think your site is wonderful, as i am not familar wit Shropshire being a Merseyside lady..would you know if there is anything online similar for Bishops Castle..i am realy stuck with a Charles Meyrick born Bishops Castle c 1816, he married in Liverpool 1836 and dies there 1856 so all i have is the 1851 which gave his birth place.Thourght i would check out your parish as it was close to Bishops Castle but no joy..
Name: Janet Smith <email@example.com> Date: 2010-06-04 Surname Interests Lewis, Pearce Comments:
Thanks to your wonderful site I have discovered that my great grandparents were married at Lydbury North Church on 31 December 1857. They were Thomas Lewis and Lucy Rebecca Pearce. There are no father's details for the bride, but in the notes column the comment 'father's details deleted'. Do you know if it is possible to read the name that has been deleted?
Name: Anne Reeves <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2009-10-28 Surname Interests Morgan Comments:
Dear Mark George,
First let me thank you for the wonderfully helpful site that you have produced. I found my great-grandfather's brother Thomas Morgan here, on his marriage to Hannah Gittoes, and in the census pages (1881-1901). What does surprise me is that neither Thomas nor Hannah are present in the local graveyard. Would you know where else they might have been buried if not in the grounds of the parish church? I am sorry to trouble you, but my inquiries have so far yielded no responses and I remain baffled.
Thank you for your patience.
Name: Doug Charlton <email@example.com> Date: 2009-09-07 Surname Interests Small, Smallman Comments:
Lydbury North has such a wealth of history - I have been guilty of overlooking it! Obviously the SMALLMAN family also has a long history in this area - although I don't know why their family name was generally reported as SMALL in so many census returns. Various family members obviously reverted to SMALLMAN in the late decades of the 1800s.
Name: Frazer Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2009-08-26 Surname Interests Stoke/Stoakes Comments:
I thought you might be interested to know that the
John & Elizabeth Stokes who baptised children in 1755 & 58,
were probably married in Kerry on 23 Feb 1754; John Stoke was said to be from "Ledbury", he married Elzabeth Evans from Kerry.
Name: Martin Watts <email@example.com> Date: 2009-07-25 Surname Interests Watts Comments:
Thank you for a very informative and interesting site. Thanks to this site I managed to find the grave of John Watts, who I believe to be my x5 great grandfather! I hope to visit the churchyard soon.
Name: Virginia Porter <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2009-02-20 Surname Interests Barrett/Yapp Comments:
Firstly, thank you to everyone connected with this wonderful site.
I would like to look through the Baptisim and Burial records after the dates shown here. Do they exist on line anywhere else?
Name: Michael Beddoes Heys <email@example.com> Date: 2009-02-15 Surname Interests Beddoes 1500 to 1841 Comments:
Thank you for providing an exceptional source of genealogical information for family historians undertaking research looking for ancestors that once lived in Lydbury North. This has been very useful to me over the last four years or so to assist in tracing my ancestors and have established that my Beddoes line were resident in Lydbury for some 300 years or so.
The last Beddoes ancestor to live in Lydbury was Charles Beddoes and wife Elizabeth who died in Lydbuy in 1840 and 1839 repectively. I believe Charles and Elizabeth were keepers of the poors house in Lydbury during the late 1820's and early 1830's.
I was wondering whether you knew if the Lydbury parish records related to the poors house, accounts, residents etc. survived or not. I have not found any information as yet in the A2 Archives on line or at Shrewsbury Archives, as I would to like to establish how long my Beddoes ancestors were connected with the Poors house.
Thanking you in anticipation of your help.
Michael B Heys
Name: Geoff Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2009-02-14 Surname Interests Brown, Jones Smith Comments:
No mention in the church details of the bullet embedded in the door from the Civil war or that the village school was originally in the room over the walcot chapel
I have some old photographs which may be of interest but clicking on the envelope in the 'Memories' page does nothing
Name: Dorothy Hills <email@example.com> Date: 2009-02-04 Surname Interests Ambler Comments:
What a brilliant site. I visited the church several years ago in response to a request from a member for information about Lydbury. I found a memorial inside the church, (in Latin if I remember correctly) and sent the info to America along with a photo I took of the village. He was amazed to see the rural nature of the area! Hope I get some more queries on Lydbury North - your site should provide all the answers.
Name: Neil Roberts <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2009-01-28 Comments:
I just wanted to congratulate you on an excellent website. I clicked on the link to the church just hoping to find it location in order to visit to try to find if my relatives were buried there. I was amazed to find that someone has taken the time to locate graves and transcribe grave stones and to find my relative James and Mary Coles and Elizabeth Belch. Excellent!
Name: Janice <email@example.com> Date: 2008-03-04 Surname Interests George Comments:
I recommended you to someone on the Devon list recently, they were looking for George family records but I find we are not reaching you using firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there an email address that I can suggest for them to reach you?
Name: Janice Jones <email@example.com> Date: 2008-03-02 Surname Interests George Comments:
I came across someone researching the George surname and want to put them in touch with you but I keep getting bounced!
Can you give me an email address or site for these folk to contact you??
Thanks - Janice
Name: Anne <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2007-10-27 Surname Interests Lewis, Paxman, Ricketts Comments:
I tried to access the 1871 census this afternoon and have found various bits unavailable - viz. District 3, parts 3-6. The rest of the census for 1871 seems to be OK. Please can you help to restore this?
Name: Janice Jones <email@example.com> Date: 2007-07-16 Surname Interests CARD Comments:
I was able to visit Lydbury North for a short time in May, this year. We understand that our ancestor, Robert Michael Card, was working for an estate in Lydbury North in the late 1850's and early 1860's. We now know that there were, in fact, two estates there and we are wondering if there is anything, other than the census records, which might tell us a little more about the estate employees, so that we can discover where he worked and what his job was? We think he may have been an accountant or something similar. He and his wife, Fanny Eleanor (nee Morgan) had their fifth to ninth children in Lydbury North.
Janice Jones - Winnipeg, Canada
Name: RAY BROWNE <BROWNE923@btinternet.com> Date: 2007-03-30 Surname Interests small or smallman Comments:
im having difficulty in accessing the general parish register 1568-1713 and the 1881 censor are they open to the public ? ray.
Name: ray browne <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2007-03-21 Surname Interests smallman Comments:
I WISH I FOUND THIS SITE SIX MONTHS AGO WOULD HAVE SAVED ME ALOT OF TIME AND TRIPS TO THE SHREWSBURY ARCHIVES VERY WELL SET OUT.
Name: RAY BROWNE <BROWNE923@btinternet.com> Date: 2007-03-20 Surname Interests small or smallman Comments:
have you any information on thomas smallman &mary lewis married about 1850 at lydbury north. thank you 'ray
Name: V Spence <email@example.com> Date: 2006-07-30 Surname Interests Bennet/Williams Comments:
Many thanks - very useful for tracing relatives, evenif they only make a brief appearance!
Name: howard jones <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2006-04-27 Surname Interests Marston Comments:
We are related to two Richard Marston's father and son, both wheelwrights, and Sarah the daughter of the second one. Sarah married John Maiden, of Dawley, in 1882. Your transcription of the Lydbury North census and parish registers have been invaluable in throwing light on them. Thanks very much. Howard Jones, Albury, Australia.
Name: anne giblin <email@example.com> Date: 2006-04-07 Surname Interests chelmick, holl, farmer, bright, bullock Comments:
I have just discovered your website and the first time I have used it.!!! What an excellent site and so easy to work around.!!! I really appreciate all the hard work that has gone into setting up the website and in the transcriptions of the records. Thank you.
Name: ANDREA FITTER <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2006-02-25 Surname Interests BROOM(E) , BALL, WEAVER Comments:
Thank you so much for all your hard work. I have been able to find my great great grandmother and details of a great aunt and 4 half brothers and sisters to my great grandmother. Anyone researching Caroline Brome( Broome), Emma or Mary Broom, or the Ball family please get in touch.
Name: Jim Matthews <email@example.com> Date: 2006-02-18 Surname Interests Matthews,Henderson,??Broome Comments:
Mark <br>This site must have taken a mamoth amount of work, all those transcripions. Anyway you have through it been most helpful in tracking back my family past those I recall my father talk about. If I am right in making 2+2 = 4 not 5 then if the free BMD indication of my great grandfather Richard marrying Emma Broome then I have tracked my GGM back to her grandparents through your site. If anyone reads this and knows anything about Richard Matthews(1841-1898) born in Wentor?Norbury died at Eyton I would be delighted to hear from them. <br> <br>Thankyou Mark
Name: Anne Milne <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2006-01-01 Surname Interests Paxman, Lewis Comments:
Good to find your site again and to know it is still online! What a resource for research.
Name: Anne Milne <email@example.com> Date: 2006-01-01 Surname Interests Paxman, Lewis Comments:
It has taken me a while to find your site again. So glad it is still online! A real bonus for us all.
Name: Shirley <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2005-12-30 Comments:
I am still enjoying your extensive website ~ it is great. I was just wondering if there is a 'search' facility apart from the one that takes me to Ancestry.com?
Kind regards Shirley
Name: Marjorie Lloyd Thompson <email@example.com> Date: 2005-12-09 Surname Interests LLOYD/BARKLEY Comments:
Nice site you have here. I am desperate to find my x3 grandparents origins. Humphrey LLOYD b ?, married Elizabeth BARKLEY in Aug 1797, in Ellesmere. I cannot find any record for his birth, nor for Elizabeth.
I have a copy of their marriage license and bond, where he was in bond for 500 GBP.
I have been reading parish registers for 15 years now, and still he escapes.
I was just hoping perhaps you have some knowledge of the families? Regards,
Marjorie Lloyd Thompson in Nevada, USA
Name: Brian Ball <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2005-12-09 Surname Interests Rooke Comments:
Hi, Can you tell me where BOX MILL or COX MILL is please. I'm after ALICE ROOKE she was born there but I can't find her baptism. Her parents areJAMES & SARAH ROOKE. SARAH was a DAVIES before marriage. Thank you. Brian
Name: Shirley Frost <email@example.com> Date: 2005-12-06 Surname Interests Staley and Cornes Comments:
I am so pleased to know about your website and I must congratulate you on the work you have put in to make it so informative.
My 4 x Grandparents, James Staley and Margaret Corns were married in Lydbury North on 20 June 1790. I was hoping to find their baptisms and parents names to take me further back but, unfortunately, they don't appear to have been baptised in Lydbury North ~ I will continue searching for them. I have found James Staley on an 1851 Census as a visitor at Finney Hall, Clungunford, any further information that you would be able to give me on Finney Hall would be greatly appreciated.
Good luck for the continued success of your website.
Name: Anne McSheffrey <AnneMc@cyberlink.bc.ca> Date: 2005-12-04 Surname Interests HOTCHKISS Comments:
Just found this site on the internet. I was wondering if you would mind checking the parish records for me? I am lookinf for the marriage of a Charles Hotchkiss and a Charlotte ?? They were living in Lydbury North on the census records for 1861, 1871,1881 and 1891. Charles died 1895 and Charlotte died 1891(June) and they are buried in Church Stretton.
They had two daughters: Mary born 1863 in Lydbury North, and Eleanor/Ellen born 1860 in Lydbury North.
I am wondering if they were married in Lydbury North. Believe Mary died 1875 in Lydbury North and Eleanor/Ellen married a James Onions and continued to live in Lydbury North as I have just found them on the 1901 census living there.
Name: John Davies <JDavies@falmouthbandb.co.uk> Date: 2005-12-04 Comments:
Brilliant Site, thank you very much.
I can't get any detail/entry in the 1871 Census Enumeration District 1, Part 3, Folio 9 and 10.
Am I doing something wrong.
Name: Tracy Bennett <TBennett@aol.com> Date: 2005-12-04 Surname Interests BEDELL Comments:
I've been researching my ancestors and cross referencing your records. In the Enumeration District 3 Lydbury North (Part 1) 1861 census you have the bedell family in North Lybury as Beedle. William, isabella, william and elizabeth.
Name: Steve Priestley <SPriestley@parliament.uk> Date: 2005-12-04 Surname Interests MARSTON Comments:
Well done for transcribing all those census returns!
Folio 359 for 1851 (Lower Down) contains an error, which was the enumerator's and not yours, so maybe you just want to include a note rather than correct it. The 'Marson' family at schedule 72 was in fact the MARSTON family. Douglas was my 3 greats grandfather, a carpenter and joiner on the Walcot estate.
At folio 12 for 1861, on the other hand, I think you have mistranscribed Jessie Marston as 'Lesley'. I'm pretty certain that she was properly described on the original, probably as "Jessey". From (distant) memory, I think that the visitor described as Lesley Morgan is also a Jessie.
Name: Bill Lockley <BillLockley@ntlworld.com> Date: 2005-12-04 Surname Interests ROBINSON, LOCKLEY Comments:
Thanks for your excellent Lydbury North pages! They enabled me to locate my ggggrandafather and ggggrandmother (Joseph Robinson 1792-1876 and his wife Charlotte (nee Jones) & family) and the marriage of my gggrandfather Thomas Lockley (b.1827 in Churchstoke) to their daughter Sarah Robinson. Not to mention following their changing circumstances in the 1841-1881 censuses. All in about 30 minutes. Great!
Name: Anne Milne <AnneMilne@milne.info> Date: 2005-12-04 Surname Interests PAXMAN Comments:
Regarding the 1901 Census, I have discovered errors in a family name - whether on the Census or in copying I know not. It is in Enumeration District 1, Folio 9, page 10. The family of "Parman" are actually Paxman. Also, the baptism of the daughter May is recorded in the church records as living in Stanting Cottage. I suppose local accents caused many errors to slip in, and levels of ability to write varied!
Name: Anne Milne <AnneMilne@milne.info> Date: 2005-12-04 Surname Interests LEWIS, ASTON Comments:
If you have the time, I wonder if there are memorial records for Ellen Lewis who died 15 Aug 1917 and William Lewis 26 May 1879. Both were children of Edward and Emma Lewis who are buried in the churchyard next to another son Edward James Lewis. (He was killed 6 Apr 1899 by his waggon & horses. That was 4 days after his marriage!)
Also I am trying to find out more about the death of a John Aston who died aged 78 in Lydbury in the March quarter. I think he may well have been the father of Emma Lewis. Is he buried here?
Name: Dave Sheldon <DSheldon@btinternet..com> Date: 2005-12-04 Surname Interests WILLIAMS, EVANS, CHEESE, STOCKINGS, ROBINSON Comments:
Firstly can I congratulate you on the Lydbury North website and thank you for the hard work you must have put into it.
Lydbury North features many times in my wifes family history and we are still sorting it out with the assistance of your site.
Great grandad John WILLIAMS married in Worthen ( 1854 ) to a Lydbury girl Martha EVANS and the Evans family lived at Hillside cottage during the middle 1800s.
Grandad William Williams married Martha Scriven at Lydbury Church 3 June 1880. She was also born at Lydbury and her family lived at Choulton , Lydbury N. Her brothers and sisters married into Lydbury families, e.g. STOCKINGS,and ROBINSON .
Maternal Great Grandmothers family CHEESE also lived there for a while in 1860s 70s. ( They were from Clun then left Lydbury and moved to Churchstoke.)
We still have alot to do but you can see how helpful your efforts have been and how important Lydbury has become to us.
Name: Mark George <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2005-12-04 Comments:
Thanks for visiting.
Let me know if you have details of any Lydbury folk from other sources e.g. married in a different parish, entry on another census etc