Received a message from Sue Cahill. It seems a person in her research, Joseph Dando married Elizabeth Lasbury in High Littleton, Somerset in 1804. After further research it appears there is a second link to the Dando family from my wife’s Bartley ancestors where Vivian Albert Dando married Edna May Godwin, daughter of Lily Louisa Bartley. Research ongoing to expand these links.
I have finally got around to compiling an album of the 31 photos previously sent by Barton Marcy. My thanks to Barton for taking the time to bring me up to date with his research. The album can be viewed here
My thanks to Ruth Kelly for sending lots of her family photos and information for inclusion in the site. An album containing 17 of Ruth’s photos can be found here.
Received a photo of Thomas Taylor from Ken Kuhnell. Thomas Taylor has turned out to be very elusive and little more is known about him other than he served aboard the HMS Iron Duke during the First World War.
Updates to the ancestors of Hannah Maria Chapman using the Legacy – New Family Search feature available within Legacy. Newly discovered surnames include Gill, Noy, Hellyar and quite a few place names in the vicinity of Padstow in Cornwall.
I thought it was time I looked into the individuals shown on the statistics page as being the “longest lived” in the records. It seemed that 116 years old was just a little too optimistic an age and proper research revealed mistakes in the research. This has now been corrected as well as several others who were reported to have lived well in excess of 100 years. The individuals that remain I believe are accurate.