Login About us Contact us Terms & Conditions

Research Forum

Making things easier
published by zumrob on Sat, 02/09/2023 - 15:53

I have been doing this research thingy for a while now – and suddenly over the last couple of months things got rather easier for 2 reasons.

(I have added the reasons as the first two comments as I am unable to add more than one picture on the first post).

Cheers, Rob

 3 Comments      login or join us now to post comments
William Tripp Marshall
published by msgrant256@btinternet.com on Sun, 20/08/2023 - 12:49

 My great grandfather was William Tripp Marshall born in 1854 apin Barton St David Somerset. I wondered if there is anyone else looking at this family. I would love to know his occupation etc. 

 1 Comment      login or join us now to post comments
Henry HASE or HARSE or HEIS or HEASE or HEARSE or HAST etc.
published by Pat Hase on Wed, 16/08/2023 - 15:20

Henry HASE or HEASE married Selina HARES in Shipham June 21st 1846 and they had a son whose birth was given as at Cheddar on his  birth registration as Henry HARSE s/o Henry & Selina formerly HARES as 26th Oct 1846.  This Henry was with his parents Henry & Selina (also known as Hester!) HEASE in Yatton in 1851.  In May 1852 a 5 year old Henry HEIS was buried in Emanuel Churchyard in Weston.  I cannot find a death registration for this Henry. 

Selina died in 1856 and Henry HAST [sic] married again to Mary Ann NICHOLLS.

In 1861 Henry and Mary Ann can be found in Alma Street, Weston-super-Mare with an 8-year-od son called Henry born in Weston-super-Mare, presumably a son of Henry & Selina  I can find neither birth registration nor baptism for this Henry.   HELP!!!   

 4 Comments      login or join us now to post comments
THAYER Family Story
published by Brian & Pam Airey on Sat, 05/08/2023 - 12:33

In 1901 census Maud Emily THAYER was a ladies maid with the COLES family in Binegar. There were 2 sons of an age to father a child!(See below)

1907 shows her in a family photograph in Rodney Stoke.

In 1911 census she was in Brean in the house of Jesse Hawkings as a houseworker.

In 1912 she emigrated to America to join her brother Henry  in Auburn, NY state. 

The family story is that she had a child and aged 4yrs left him at home.

In the 1911 censuses for the family there does not appear any child born around the possible time frame. GRO shows no child with mother's maiden name THAYER, nor any child named COLES with no mother's maiden name  in the time frame or area.

Is this just a family story?

Pam & Brian


 1 Comment      login or join us now to post comments
published by Brian & Pam Airey on Wed, 05/07/2023 - 16:18

The society has received an email from Canada seeking information about a Louisa HORSINGTON from Weston super Mare who was buried in a pauper grave in a village outside Quebec in 1882.

There is a Louisa Horsington baptised in Winscombe 9 July 1837 daughter of William & Mary Horsington, father a labourer of Woodborough.

She is in 1851 census in Wsm with her 2 elder siblings. In 1861 she is a domestic servant in Paddington aged 22 years. She is back in Wsm in 1871 as a parlourmaid at a house called Glenwood.

Probate records show she died 2 October 1882 in Lorette, Quebec. I cannot find any passenger lists for that period or find any reason for her migrating. The enquirer in Canada has sent coroner's records etc, but they are in French. They are reasonably understandable to any schoolboy/girl, which I can forward should anyone be interested.

Father William died in 1866 and there is a probate record showing he was working on the railway. Her brother William was killed on the railway in 1880.

If anyone can supply other details which will be of interest to the enquirer please let me know.


 4 Comments      login or join us now to post comments
William Tripp Marshall
published by msgrant256@btinternet.com on Wed, 17/05/2023 - 10:04

My great grandfather was William Tripp Marshall married to Isabella Clara Gray.  His son my grandfather Victor Launcelot Marshall had several siblings.  His mother passed away, the male side of the family moved in with Victors sister and her husband, The Cousens.  The 2 younger daughters Violet and Mary appear to have been sent to a school in Enfield Middlesex. I am curious why this would have occurred.  
I wonder if anyone can enlighten me.  Would they have come back to Weston after finishing school. 

regards Sue 

 1 Comment      login or join us now to post comments
Page 4 of 105 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Is your research stuck?

Use our research forum and

(If you are already a member please login (if not already logged in). If not why not join us now - see the link to the membership page.

Forthcoming Events

Workshop by Zoom: Guild of One-Name Studies
Wednesday, 24th July, 2024 19:30 - 21:30
Library Help Session
Saturday, 7th September, 2024 14:00 - 15:30
Physical Members' Meeting: site visit
Wednesday, 11th September, 2024 14:30 - 16:30
Library Help Session
Saturday, 5th October, 2024 14:00 - 15:30
Physical Members' Meeting
Wednesday, 9th October, 2024 14:30 - 17:00
<- View calendar for more

Website written and designed by:
Weston IT Solutions
Copyright (c) 2018