ucantsayno on Family Tree Circles
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My Reams line starts with John Reams.
He was born in 1817, in Boston Lincolnshire. His wife was Betsey Ann Burman (Borman). John has at least 10 children, George born in 1853 was thew eldest. Lavinia born in 1854, then John born in 1856, Elizabeth Ann born in 1859, Martha born in 1860, William born in 1861, Walter Allen born in 1864, Sarah Ann born in 1867, Fred born in 1870/71 and Harry (Henry) born in 1872.
My line in from Walter Allen Reams, who married Alice Parr-Chapple. They only had three children, on of whom died as a baby. Florence Mary Reams was born in 1885 and Alfred Reams was born in 1888.
Alfred went on to marry Annie Elizabeth Shaw, and they had 6 children.
If you are desecnded from any of these people, I would love to hear form you. We do know a little about some of Walter's brothers and sisters, but I would love to find out more.
HOULDEY - It is believed that the name HOULDEY comes from HOLDEHYE, which means ‘dry river bed’. There is an area around Gloucester Castle, (now disappeared) of bare land where a small river used to flow. It is around this area which most of the Houldey’s from Gloucester originated. Today this area is called Bearland, which is where some of my ancestors lived and died.
The Houldey line I am tracing begins with Ephraim Houldey. He was christened in 1798 and his parents were James and Elizabeth. Ephraim had one sister, called Elizabeth. Other than her christening, I know nothing about her, but would like to find out.
Ephraim had three wives and 11 children. I have been able to locate nearly all of the children, who they married and where they have lived. But some still eluded me. Samuel Houldey was the first child, christened 30 November 1814 and Henry Houldey was the third child, christened 23 July 1818; of these two sons I know nothing else, but again would like to figure it all out.
The Chrisp line I have been researching begins with Adam Chrisp who was Christened 8 December 1771 Alnwick, Northumberland. His father was James, but this is all I know I about him.
Adam Married Sarah Morrow (Murray) who was born in 1773, Longframlington, Northumberland. They had three sons: John (b: 1798), James (b:1800) and Adam (b:1808). The youngest son Adam is my direct line, but I am keen to sort out the other brothers lines too. I know a little about John and his desendants, but virtually nothing about James.