Researching GIRLING from Bawdsey, Suffolk, England
I have only just started researching my GIRLING family heritage, and am looking for others researching the GIRLING family. At the moment I am finding it easier to extend the family tree sideways into other surnames rather than back in time on the GIRLING line.
My father and grandfather lived in Bawdsey, Suffolk, England, and had connections in Alderton, Shottisham, Woodbridge and Ipswitch which are all in the same area. Also in this area are, or were, the RAF/USAF bases of Bentwaters, Woodbridge, and Bawdsey. One of my aunts married into the HALL family and her daughter, by two marriages, married into the PATTERSON and HERMANSON families in the United States.
My father was William Henry GIRLING 1920/03/03 - 1986/05/21 - siblings Violet, Rose, and Walter, step sibling Fred CRICK
My grandfather was William James GIRLING who I think was born sometime between 1890/10/3 and 1891/08/15 based on his age given in other documents - known siblings George, Emma, Eliza
My great-grandfather was William Girling - known sibling Henry
My grandfather first married on 1915/10/03 to Leonora PRIOR who was born around 1895, and after her death was married on 1925/08/15 to a widow Alice Maud CRICK nee CLAYDON born in 1884 or 1885, died 1960/06/18, who had previously been married (1909/02/27) to Charles William CRICK who was born in 1884 or 1885.
As you can see it is already a complicated web with loads of unconfirmed dates and sibling names.
The photo I am putting up we think is of the wedding of William James GIRLING to Alice Maud CRICK (nee CLAYDON)