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Charles Anderson Allan b28 Jan 1902 Hamilton Scotland. F: James Allan M:Agnes Anderson. Last known details, Arrival 18 Aug 1928 Quebec Canada, on board "Regina" Winnipeg Manitoba Occ: Ploughman Harvester.

I have been searching for quite a few years trying to find Charles. Does anyone have any pointers on where I could possibly look, he may have returned to Scotland but he is not with any of the other family members.

2 comment(s), latest 4 years, 9 months ago

Looking for Duncan Wright Davidson Scotland/USA

I'm hoping that some one can find Duncan or his family in USA or back in Scotland,

Duncan Wright Davidson
Born 10 Nov 1860
Carmunnock Lanarkshire Scotland

Father: John Sinclair Davidson b 26 Apr 1829 Archattan Argyll
Mother: Agnes Glassford b 1830 Glasgow Lanarkshire

I have Birth death & Marriage for John & Agnes and also Birth Cert for Duncan and for his siblings Jane & John.

on 21 Jan 1869 family arrived in New York USA, departed Glasgow Scotland.

from "Caledonia" Passenger List
John 37, Gardener
Mrs, 35, Wife, (Agnes)
Jane, 11,
John, 9
Duncan, 7,

the family is on the 1861 Census in Castlemilk Carmunnock

and I have them in the 1870 Census at
Dwelling 91, Township 3, Hinds, Mississippi
John 37, farm lab
Agnes 33, Wash woman
Jane 12,
John 10,
Duncan 7,

Details for Jane & John

Jane McAdam Davidson b12 Aug 1857 Carmunnock Lanarkshire Scotland

John Sinclair Davidson 8 Dec 1858 Carmunnock Lanarkshire Scotland

I did find a John S Davidson with wife Laura and children in 1900 Census mother Agnes which would be possible but can't seem to find Jane or Duncan anywhere.

Any help would be most appreciated.

8 comment(s), latest 5 years, 5 months ago

NORGROVE of England

I've hit a brick wall with this person

What I know about him

Name: John Corban NORGROVE (Reverend)

Born: abt 1794 Birmingham Warwickshire

Married: 19 Aug 1823, Temple Bristol Gloucestershire (need further info)

Death: between 1851 & 1856 where unknown

Occupation: Baptist Minister

1833 - Yate Wiltshire England - "In receipt of rents of freehold land belonging to the Baptist Church of Chipping Sodbury of which I am a Minister"

17 Apr 1838 - Chideock Bridport - From a Copy of a flyer "Bridport Baptists". On Easter Tuesday next. A sermon on Baptism, will be preached at the Chideock Chapel; when several people will be baptised. In the afternoon at Bridport Town Hall, an address on the "Nature of a Gospel Church" at which time A Baptist Church will be formed. The Rev, A Wayland, of Lyme; Rev. T Clark, of Chard; J. C. Norgrove, of Bridport and Chideock; and other ministers are expected to take part in the Services.
Details on the the bottom of the flyer read "J C Norgrove's Friendly address to the inhabitants of Bridport and Chideock, Price 2d may be had of Mr. Brown, Bookseller Bridport.

12 May 1849 - Newark, Nottinghamshire, England - Independent Chapel - Performed 2 marriages
7 Oct 1849 - Newark, Nottinghamshire, England - Indepedent Chapel - Sermon in place of Rev Adams who was ill.

1851 Census
Lower Mills, Stonehouse Gloucester with Smith family

Household Members:
Name Age
Adam Smith 56 Cloth Cutter
Mary Smith 60
George S Smith 14
Henry V Smith 11
**John C Norgrove 57, Visitor, Occ; Baptist Minister, Married

3 May 1856 - Duddeston Warwickshire listed as deceased on son Theophilus' nmarriage.

Details I would like to find

1. Details of his Birth & Parents names if possible

2. Marriage - I have the England & Wales Marriages 1538-1940 listing, but nothing further.

3. 1841 Census entry, searched but can't find him anywhere, maybe someone else will have better luck.

I have wife Sarah and children in 1841 living in St Philip and St Jacob, Gloucestershire, England
Household Members:
Name Age
Sarah Norgrove 45
Hulhen Norgrove 14
Theophilas Norgrove 12
Abielohim Norgrove 10

2. Where & When he died

I have further detail on the later Census and the whereabouts of John & Sarah's children and Sarah's death, I have one exception of son John.

John b1832 baptised 29 July 1832 - by Mr Shakespeare - Non Conformist Register Gloucester Parish records but I can find nothing further, no death.

I also have the details of the children from the Gloucestershire Archives listing the dates of birth, baptisms and the early deaths.

The puzzling thing is that I have their first three children born before the 1823 marriage which seems odd for a Minister so is the John Norgrove Sarah Eddels 1823 my marriage or is there another John & Sarah Norgrove

any help would be greatly appreciated

5 comment(s), latest 7 years, 1 month ago

Looking for Cyril Thomas WHITEHOUSE

I'm looking to find information on Cyril Thomas Whitehouse b1885 Baldock Hertfordshire England, he was also known as Thomas Cyril Whitehouse.

Father - Thomas Whitehouse b1856 Coren Breewood Staffordshire

Mother - Elizabeth Ann Norgrove b1860 Birmingham Warwiskshire England

Cyril Thomas Whitehouse married Eleanor Martha Colohan in 1919 in Victoria Australia

in Aug 1929 they are on board the "Santa Marta" out of Kingston Jamaica bound for New York and then on to Malaysia his Occupation is listed as Planter, they are traveling as Cyril & Martha Whitehouse.

How and when did Cyril arrive in Victoria in order to marry Eleanor?

What happened to them after their arrival in Malaysia?? did they stay or leave.

2 comment(s), latest 7 years, 8 months ago

Looking for Mary McLAUGHLIN nee SELFRIDGE daughter of Henry SELFRIDGE & Mary Moodie DAVIDSON

I'm trying to track down Mary SELFRIDGE daughter of Henry SELFRIDGE & **Mary Moodie DAVIDSON

Mary SELFRIDGE's family

Grand father
Duncan Wright DAVIDSON b1868 Norway, d 1945 Scotland (Scottish parents father Robert was a Sawyer)

married 1st 21 Mar 1890 Milton Glasgow Scotland
*Janet Munn Thompson MOODIE 1867-1923 Scotland (Mary's Grandmother)

married 2nd 4 Apr 1924 Hamilton Scotland
Agnes Anderson ALLAN 1899-1997 Scotland

Children of Duncan & Janet

1) Janet Thomson DAVIDSON 1890-1965 Scotland (known as Nettie)
married 31 Dec 1917 Scotland
Thomas Larney BAIRD

2)Elizabeth Cook DAVIDSON b1895 Scotland d 1965 USA (known as Bettie or Bessie)
married 3 Mar 1926 Cook Chicago Illinois
John Robertson McVITTIE

3)** Mary Moodie DAVIDSON born 9 Oct 1899 Glasgow died 11 Feb 1947 East Kilbride (known as Polly)
married 24 Sep 1920 Hamilton
Henry SELFRIDGE 1896-??

daughter (possibly more children)
Mary SELFRIDGE Born 1920-1930?
?? McLAUGHLIN (nothing known)

last known whereabouts of Mary McLAUGHLIN was a Retirement Village in Toongabbie NSW about 2000-2005, also aware of one son, but have no details.

Details of Mary's whereabouts were given to me by the daughter of Janet & Thomas BAIRD, Elizabeth (Betty) NEIL of Phoenix Arizona, I have since lost contact with her, she was in her late 70's back in 2004.

I did contact the retirement home but they were unable to verify if it was the Mary I was looking for, they did say they would pass on my information to her and her son but I never heard anything back. I have tried BMD & Arrivals for Australia but haven't found anything so far.

Update Annie BIRD Capetown South Africa

I'm trying to find information on

Annie BIRD who married

Leo WARE in Capetown South Africa on 21 Jan 1886

and their daughter Sylvia Laura WARE born 23 Feb 1886 Capetown South Africa.

Information I know so far

Annie BIRD was born 2 July 1866 Capetown South Africa

William BIRD and Aletta SMALL

Birth certificates of her 3 children born in Australia state

Annie BIRD married Leo WARE 21 January 1886 in Capetown South Africa

Leo WARE, with Annie & Sylvia
left from Cardiff NW Capetown in 1889 on board SS Ashleigh Brooke (as Mr & Mrs Weir & 1 child)
arrived Sydney 19 June 1889

When and where Leo WARE arrived in South Africa is unknown but it would be after the 1880 US Census as he is on that in New York, and before 1886 when he married Annie and when Sylvia was born.

There is a possibility that Leo went with his brother George WARE, It appears that the brothers Leo & George worked for their mothers brother (Uncle) Ludwig Wiener who was a prominent man in South Africa he is listed as Consulate to a few countries and highly successful businessman.

Unfortunately Leo had a bad habit of changing his name Leo/Leon/Leonard/Lennard also adding Washington at times.

His brother George also added Washington as a middle name.

Annie BIRD & Leonard WARE were re married? probably to satisfy naturalisation requirements
11 Oct 1898 in Carlton Victoria, I have the certificate

Annie's details listed as
Annie Bird born 1866 Capetown SA
Father William BIRD Traveler
Mother Aletta maiden name SMALL

Leonard WARE born 1861 New York USA
Father Marcus WARE Commissions Merchant
Mother Renata maiden name WIENER

I have the Australian and most of the New York information on the WARE family.

Can anyone help me find out more about Annie BIRD and the birth of Sylvia Laura WARE in South Africa or point me to somewhere I can do some research online.

1 comment(s), latest 6 years, 5 months ago

"UPDATE" Boroondara General Cemetery, Kew

I'm hoping that someone can visit the Cemetery and see if our family plot has a headstone.

I've contacted the Cemetery but they couldn't assist me.


Grave Location IND B 0077
Section Name Independent

Date Service Name Age
30-Nov-1901 Burial NORGROVE, FLORRENCE 29
28-May-1915 Burial SIMPSON, JAMES 41

I have my fingers crossed that there is a headstone with more details on James SIMPSON as we don't know who he is and no death certificate can be found anywhere. He is a real mystery.

11 comment(s), latest 6 years, 9 months ago

Looking for information on John SHEPPARD b1833

I have been searching for a while for this man, here is what I have

John SHEPPARD Surname spelling on Baptism SHEPHERD
Baptised St Marys Nottingham 16 July 1833

Mother Elizabeth born abt. 1797 in Frean Gatus Derby Derbyshire England
Father John - occupation Lace Maker

I have been unable to find any further information for father John or later listed as Alfred.

On 1841 Census with Mother Elizabeth and sister Mary
1841 England Census about John Shephard
Name: John Shephard
Age: 8
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1833
Gender: Male
Where born: Nottinghamshire, England

Civil parish: St Mary
Hundred: Nottingham
County/Island: Nottinghamshire
Country: England

Street Address: Rose's Row

Registration district: Nottingham
Sub-registration district: Byron
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 869
Book: 2
Folio: 54
Page Number: 19
Household Members:
Name Age
John Dalley 43 ??? (not sure who this person is doesn't appear with family again)
Elizabeth Shephard 41 occupation Tambourer
Mary Shephard 11
John Shephard 8

1851 Census
6 Burdett Court
Household Members:
Name Age
Elizabeth Sheperd 52 Tambourer
John Sheperd 17 Lace Maker
George Widdowson 15 parents live next door
Maria Widdowson 14 parents live next door

On 23 January 1853 John SHEPHARD married Elizabeth Musson in St. Marys parish church he was living at Burdett Court his father is listed as Alfred Shepherd - deceased labourer.
John signs his name as SHEPHARD Elizabeth makes her mark 'x'
They are both listed as "under age"

John & Elizabeth have two children

born 11 Aug 1854 Burdett Court St Marys, Nottingham
Father John SHEPPHERD lace Maker,
Mother Elizabeth Sheppherd formerly Musson

Jane died 1927 - surname SHEPHERD her sons surname SHEPPARD (that's a whole other story)

2. George SHEPPARD
born 16 July 1857 Burdett Court St Marys, Nottingham
Father John SHEPPARD lace maker
Mother Elizabeth Sheppard formerly Musson

George died 1876

John's sister Mary was baptised 17 Feb 1830 no father listed mother Elizabeth SHEPHERD.

The spelling of the surname changes back and forward.

I can't find any trace of John b1833 on the 1861 Census, Elizabeth is with her parents and her mother in law (Johns mother) at her parents address Mall Mill Lane

Census 1861
Civil parish: St Mary
Ecclesiastical parish: St John
Town: Nottingham
County/Island: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Household Members:
Name Age
George Musson 51
Hannah Musson 51
>>>Elizabeth Shephard 29
>>>Jane Shephard 6
>>>George Shephard 3
Harriet Musson 11
Elizabeth Sheppard 64 Johns Mother

I have details of the Musson family and for Elizabeth Sheppard nee Musson and most of the information on Jane Sheppard b1854.

Can any one find my John, he is my husbands Great Great Grandfather and we would love to know what happened to him.

Looking for Arrival information for Hannah HEDGE or HILL

I'm looking for information on the arrival of Hannah HEDGE or HILL to NSW Australia between 1851-1853, with infant son.

I have information on her prior to 1851 and after 1853 as follows,

In 1851 Census she is with her parents in Bedford Befordshire England she was born March 1834 Bedford Bedfordshire England.

Her son George Woodward HEDGE was born 8 June 1851 Bedford Bedfordshire, reputedly the son of George Woodward of Bedford. However there is no proof of this.

Hannah then appears in NSW where a second son Thomas HILL is born 28 August 1853 Petersham NSW his father is named Samuel HILL, but I can't find proof of any marriage either in England or in Australia, her youngest son George Woodward HEDGE is with her in NSW.

Hannah then married Henry BEZER in 1854 Willoughby NSW Australia and Thomas was baptised as Thomas Bezer-Hill but he continued to use the name HILL for his marriage and for his children, strangely George Woodward HEDGE Hannah's first son was not baptised Bezer but remained HEDGE.

On Hannah's will it states that she leaves her property to her two natural born sons George Woodward HEDGE and Thomas HILL as well as her other BEZER sons.

I can't find any reference for Hannah arriving in Australia between the Birth of George and the birth of Thomas as HEDGE/S or HILL/S. I have even tried HUMPHRIE/S and HUMPHREY/S which was her mothers maiden name, I have also tried various combinations of her name Ann/Anne/Anna/Hanna etc. but nothing.

Hannah's older brother Samuel Hedge arrived with his wife Sarah nee Ives and two small children in 1856 on the Blackfriar he listed Hannah as sister living in Sydney.

If someone could find her entry to Australia it would be much appreciated.

Looking for James SIMPSON Australia

This is a real mystery.

I'm looking for information on James SIMPSON, below are the only details I have for him.

James SIMPSON buried 28 May 1915 aged 41 died Austin Hospital Kew Victoria Australia.

James is buried in the same grave as two of my husbands relatives

Grave Ref. IND B0077 Boroondara General Cemetery also known as Kew Cemetery, Kew Victoria Australia.

1. Florence NORGROVE buried 30 Nov 1901 husbands Great Great Aunt

2. Theophilus Corban NORGROVE buried 10 Aug 1901, Florence's father and husbands Great Great Grandfather.

other family members don't know who James SIMPSON is or how he is connected to the family if at all.

The Boroondara General Cemetery have no information other than what they have provided above, only to say that it would be highly unusual that a non relative would be buried in the same grave. They were unable to give me direction on how to find any further information on James SIMSPON.

I have checked the Victoria BMD and found one James Simpson but he was 88 years old.

I have tried ancestry but nothing jumps out, nothing in family search either. I have tried National archives, and Newspapers online can't see him there either, then again I could just be missing him.

Does anyone have any ideas on where to go from here, any help would be greatly appreciated.

many thanks.

3 comment(s), latest 9 years, 6 months ago