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January 17, 2009 by Angela Quinn in forum Genealogy / History

#26 Angela Quinn, 17 January 2009, 23:32

Looking for more info for my family tree. Grandad was Edward Cheshire 1888, from Northall, married Edith Maud Samuel,1885, from Stoke Hammond. Cheshires were from Northall/Edlesborough area but moved to E.B. and Samuel(s) from Leighton Buzzard.
Great Aunt Ada Cheshire married John/Jack Archer who had many siblings and from farming family.
Any info or stories about them would be good.

#173 Carol Johnson, 8 February 2010, 19:17

Probably not related to your quest as Samuel seems to be a very common name in Bedfordshire - my ancestors mostly came from Ampthill, Biggleswade and Old Warden and mostly seemed to be called John even back to the 1700s.  I am only just starting but have got completely hooked.

#174 Tom n Harry, 9 February 2010, 15:50

Carol..The posting is quite old now but if you need a look up we would be happy to do one.

#178 Carol Johnson, 10 February 2010, 16:31

Yes I did wonder whether the orginal 'poster' would go back on to look - only just started on my Samuel/Parsons tree, who all seemed to derive from mainly Old Warden, Ampthill, Biggleswade and also Northill and Southill get a mention.  Be very interested to know whether any Samuel families still live in the area.  What does a 'look up' involve. CJ

#179 Tom n Harry, 10 February 2010, 17:10

Look ups are just census and bmd records.If you give us a  place and date of birth before at least 1901 we may be able to find your family...The only advice I can give about living relations is to check the phone book or try

#180 Carol Johnson, 12 February 2010, 15:32

I have actually, found my direct ancestors G Father, GG Father, etc I think back to at least 1766, when I found a wedding which fitted.  I was just interested really to make contact with another Samuel searcher as this is the first time the name has come up in the appropriate area.

#569 Colin Bird, 24 September 2010, 11:20

Cheshire Family.
Hi Angela,
I have a Richard Cheshire in my family tree, he's from Edlesborough and married Martha Dyer 28.02.1805. Hope this will be of help. Colin.

#1129 Angie Quinn, 30 December 2011, 09:54

Thanks for replies, I do still look on any EB websites, even though my ties with EB are getting less since Mum died last year.
If anyone would like me to search for their ancestors, I have access to records with Genes Reunited.
Happy New Year.

#1191 Angie Quinn, 24 April 2012, 21:31

Thanks to everyone who has responded - I will follow these clues!

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