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Site updates - Surnames: Arnold, Orton, Jeffery, Martin, Bragg, Brock, Rice

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Family Tree section

Relevant place names: Nuneaton in Warwickshire, Thornbury, Shebbear & Bradford - all in North Devon, and Slimbridge & Coaley in Gloucestershire.

Resources > Biographies section

  • Having finally transcribed the will of James Rice, I added a biography page for him which includes the full transcript.
Resources > Family Tree Reports section

  • Updated all the family tree reports. This is a work in progress and further additions are made as and when time permits.
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Site updates - Surnames: Arnold, Raynor/Rayner, Wagstaff, Orton, Avins, Alcock, Bacon, Garlick

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Family Tree section

Relevant place names: Nuneaton, Ansley and Chilvers Coton, all in Warwickshire.

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Thanksgiving Thursday: Greetings from Plymouth, England. The Pilgrims belong to us too.

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The Mayflower MemorialHappy Thanksgiving from across the Pond!

Did you know the Pilgrim Fathers are not just remembered in the US but in Plymouth, England, too? Amongst the many references to the Mayflower and the Pilgrims here in Plymouth, the Mayflower Steps Memorial is located in the area known as the Barbican in one of the oldest parts of this city in the South West of England.

The actual steps from where the Pilgrims departed no longer exist. A granite block set in the pavement was the original memorial, although this was previously set in the roadway. A plaque commemorating the historic journey in 1620 was erected alongside in 1891 and the Doric portico was added in 1934. This in turn is flanked by the American and British flags.

Some of the Pilgrim Fathers spent their last night at the 16th century Island House where there is a plaque on the wall listing all the names of the passengers who sailed on the voyage.

Photographs of the Mayflower Memorial and Island House are available for immediate download in my online shop for 0.60, less than $1. Is your ancestor one of those named on the Island House Plaque? If so, I'd love to hear from you.

You can read more about Plymouth's Pilgrim heritage in my earlier post.

[Why Thanksgiving Thursday? This phrase has been included in the title in order to take part in Blogging Prompts at Geneabloggers]

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Site Updates - Gallery photos: WWII Medals plus Newland & Clearwell, Glos.

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Gallery > Potpourri > War Memorabilia section

  • As this is Remembrance Day, I've decided to add my grandfather's WWII medals to the gallery. William Hellyer Geake enlisted in the Royal Marines on 1st January 1941 and won the 1939-45 Star, the Burma Star, the Africa Star, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal and the War Medal. You can view his medals here.
Gallery > Places section
  • A couple of years ago, I briefly visited the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire as various branches of my family came from there. I've recently confirmed my Pitcher ancestors were connected to the villages of Newland and Clearwell and so I've added some photographs to the gallery, which I took when I was there.
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Site updates - Surnames: Arnold, Bacon, Pitchard, Lock, Powell, Wanklin, Worgan, Knowles

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Family Tree section

Relevant place names: Nuneaton in Warwickshire, Newland, Clearwell and Redbrook, all in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, Monmouth in Monmouthshire and Walford in Herefordshire.

Resources > Biographies section

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Site Updates - Surnames: Pitcher, Ansley, George, Marshall, Ball, Higgs

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Family Tree section

Relevant place names: Aylburton near Lydney, Hawkesbury, Hewelsfield, Newland, Scatterford, Clearwell, Stow, St Briavels, all in Gloucestershire, and Ross on Wye in Herefordshire.

Resources > Biographies section

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Site Updates - Pitcher and Gwinn/Gwyn

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Family Tree section

Relevant place names: Aylburton near Lydney, Gloucestershire, plus Hawkesbury and Woolaston, also in Gloucestershire.

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New Download in the Shop - 1910-11 Post Office Street Directory for Tavistock, Devon

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Post Office DirectoryThe latest offering in the Online Shop is the 1910-1911 Post Office Street Directory for Tavistock, Devon. This transcript contains more than 1000 entries. Residents are listed by street for the town of Tavistock in Devon and there's also a schedule for the Parish of Tavistock Hamlets listed in alphabetical order.

These directories contain indexes for ordinary working people. Discover who lived in your house, find out where your ancestors lived and who their neighbours were.

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New Download in the Shop - Hodgecombe Farm, Uley, Glos.

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Hodgecombe Farm was once the home of Benjamin Pitcher and his wife, Sarah (nee Rice), during the 19th century. Afterwards, the farm passed to their eldest son, James Rice Pitcher, and his wife, Ann (nee Powell).

Hodgecombe Farm Auctioneer's DetailsThe Online Shop now contains a 2 document bundle with information about Hodgecombe Farm...
  • 1971 Auctioneer's Details - a transcript of the auctioneer's brochure when Hodgecombe Farm was advertised for sale in 1971. (4 pages)
  • Hodgecombe Farm, A Brief History - a short account of the history of Hodgecombe Farm with 4 modern-day photographs. (1 page)

New - Hibbitt Family History Online Shop

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Digital DownloadsI've begun creating an Online Shop which contains a number of genealogy and family history documents which I've put together and made available as digital downloads. The fees are quite small and help towards the running costs of my web site. I'll be adding to the shop in the next few weeks but in the meantime, you can buy:
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