Family Quest

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Fagan
I would like to meet anyone with connections from John Fagan and Elizabeth nee Bland of Leeds, married 1823.

Submitted by: Mrs Joan Meynell
Address: P.O.Box 888, Atherton, Queensland, Australia
e-mail: jmeynell@cyberwizards.com.au


Fairbanks
Fairbanks has had at least 6 various spellings of the name, with and without the ‘s’ on the end.
Reputedly, the name of Edmund Fairbanks was created as the birthright of a son born and christened in 1415, fathered by William Beaumont of Sowerby, Parish of Halifax, Yorkshire. Reputedly the name change came about as a protective device, due to some sort of friction with the English Crown. Any clarification/confirmation of this would be greatly appreciated.

Submitted by: Fred A Fairbanks
Address: 43361 Putter Lane, Hemet, California, 92544 USA
email: fafco1@verizon.net


Fairbank/Fairbanks
I am looking for information on Thomas Fairbank or Fairbanks (gentleman) father to Sarah who married Richard Abbey in 1849. He is mentioned on marriage certificate but can find no trace either before or after the wedding.

Submitted by: Avril
email: peel379@aol.com


Fairbank/Fairbanks
Looking for information about Thomas Fairbank or Fairbanks listed in Pigots Directory 1829 in Knaresborough as Gentleman.   This man is the  father of my ggrandmother Sarah. Apart from this listing and his name on her marriage certificate I can find no other record. Any Ideas anyone?

Submitted by: gil
Address: 1 Delaware Court Bradford BD4 6 EY
email: peel379@aol.com


Faircliffe
I would like to hear from any ‘Faircliffe’ in Yorkshire. My grandmother Edith was a Faircliffe from the Wakefield area, and had two sisters – Laura (schoolmistress at Arkendale from 1928 to immediately post WWII) and Mabel (who married Joseph Woodhead in Wakefield).
There were some family at Clifford, near Boston Spa in the 1940s and 1950s.
My grandmother’s father was a coach proprietor in Wakefield or Leeds in the 19th century.

Submitted by: Dr J D Baines
Address: Poltor, Penpillick, Par, Cornwall, PL24 2RU
email: jd.baines@which.net


Fairclough
Richard Myles Fairclough – Did he live with his family – wife Lilian Banks at 37 Mundella Road, Nottingham, England, with 2 boys Richard John Fairclough and Roy Fairclough and grandad William Banks.

Submitted by: Jaqueline Banks
Address: Auckland, New Zealand
e-mail: tonex@xtra.co.nz


Fairly/Burn
I am trying to trace any family relatives on my maternal grandmothers side,her name was Meta Fairley .Her parents were living in newcastle upon tyne in cardigan lane.They were called Thomas fairley he was a music shop manager,her mum was also called meta maiden name Burn.They married in 1915.

Submitted by: gail stuart
Address: 82 bramley garth york y031opg
e-mail: gail.stuart10@yahoo.co.uk


Fall
Seeking the parents of Henry Fall. Born 1813 Aldbrough, Yorkshire England death date unknown.His spouse was Mary A 1815. Children Joseph, Eliza, Perry , Catherine Lottie,Elinor, Florence Harry and Charles.

He is my great great grandfather,

Looking for clues on Fall members previous to 1813.
Thank you.

Submitted by: Patricia Graham
Address: Cochrane, Alberta Canada
e-mail: grafall37@telus.net


Fallas
I am trying to find the parents of Joseph Fallas born 1818 in Hunslet, Leeds – my great great grandad and also of his wife Rachel Emmerson. Can anyone help?

Submitted by: Jane Johnson
Address: 9 Rustic Rise, Croydon North, Victoria 3136, Australia
e-mail: janeyj@primusonline.com.au


Falkingham
Looking for sargeant George Falkingham who was in Fulford Barracks 1898/1902. Can’t find him on the 1901 census. He was married to Alithea nee Taylor. Any help appreciated.

Submitted by: Judith Benson
e-mail: judith.benson@ntlworld.com


Fallowfield
This is a long shot. My Great Grandfather Joseph Fallowfield was from Holmes Upon Spalding Moor in the 1871 & 1881 census; he was a farmer. Married Hanna A Taylor and had 2 children, John & Ethel. Came to Canada in 1885, had another child, George, my Grandfather. Any information no matter how small will be greatly appreciated.

Submitted by: Marilyn Fallowfield
Address: 19310 Rose Lane, Bloomington,Ca. 92316
e-mail: FS1946@Yahoo.com


Farndale
I am looking for any relative from: William Farndale and Bessie Langdale, married 24 Sept 1847.

Submitted by: Kathleen Farndale
Address- 22,Beovich Rd,Ingle Farm,South Australia
e-mail: kathfarndale@bigpond.com


Farrand
I interested in the ancestry of my father his name was JOSEPH THORPE FARRAND.  He was born in Lower Wortley in Leeds, West Yorkshire.  Not sure where his  name THORPE  comes from I believe it was a name going back to his Grandfather.

Joseph’s childhood address was Roseneath Terrace, and I believe my Grandfather owned 1 or 2 properties in that street.

Thank you for any help
Sue Coates (only child of Joseph Thorpe Farrand)

Submitted by: Susan Coates
Address: 33 Minster Drive Cherry Willingham
e-mail: suecoates33@gmail.com


Farrant / Fife
I am looking for direct relatives of Reginald Percy Farrant who married Sybil Fife. They (or their families) moved to Akaroa, South Island of New Zealand. If anyone could help, that would be great.

Submitted by: Tania Farrant
e-mail: Tania_farrant@hotmail.com


Farrar
Born 1922 Yorkshire England, any info would be appreciated.

Submitted by: Leslie Farrar
Address: Edmonton Alberta Canada
e-mail: l-farrar@shaw.ca


Farrar
am trying to trace Harry Farrar’s relatives he was born in Queensland Australia in 1887.Moved back to Farsley,Yorkshire (Father James mother Martha)Married June 1911 Maud Hilda Swithenbank.Also,info. on Herbert his older brother B1879 Married Mar 1908 Mary Elizabeth Rogers. I am the Great Grandaughter of Fred Farrar who is Herbert and Harry’s brother.

Submitted by: Rachel Green
Address: 7 Coverley Rise, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7WB
e-mail: rachel@hbs-ltd.co.uk


Farrar
Relations in leeds.. West Yorkshire.. To William Farrar of Leeds..who died in 1960’s.. Was married to elsi Harrison..

Submitted by: Jean
Address: Po box 880 cessnock.2325.nsw.australia
e-mail: marijenya@hotmail.com


Farrar
Looking for a reference to a William Farrar (born, 1797)—my Great Great Grandfather who married a Mary Wilkerson (or Wilkinson) (born 1801) and emigrated to the United States in 1841. They may have been from the Barnsley area.

Submitted by: John Farrar
Address: P.O. Box 114 Ovando, Montana USA
e-mail: johnfarrar@hughes.net


Farrar
Looking for family members of James and Joseph who came to Canada before WW1

Submitted by: Pat stanley
Address: Rr2 Prince Albert sk canada
e-mail: larrystanley@xplornet.ca


Farrell
Looking for any info on a John Farrell about 1902 in Middlesbrough. He had Siblings names being Lawrence, David, Annie, Kitty, Mary, Lizzie. Mother was a Annie Callaghan. Father was a Patrick Farrell. Many thanks to anyone who can help.

Submitted by: June Jones (Farrell)
Address: 288 Grange Road, Gillingham, Kent ME7 2TB
e-mail: lenjones1938@gmail.com


Farrell
I am trying to locate Yorkshire or County Durham Farrells from Stockton-on-Tees and Middlesbrough.
I’m searching for information about and descendants of Bill (William) or Norman who were brothers to a Thomas Farrell, who is my grandfather.  Thomas married Louisa Riley and had three sons: Kenneth (my father who moved to the USA), Michael (who moved to South Africa and had three daughters) and Thomas who now lives in Leeds.

William Farrell (my great-uncle Bill), b. 6 Oct 1917, m. Olga xxxx.
We have newer information that Bill had remarried and moved with his new wife, Olive, to Middlesbrough. He died there. He had two daughters who would have been in their 40’s in 1989. Olive’s last known address was Park End, Middlesbrough. Bill was in the army during WWII.

Norman Farrell, b. 24 May 1920, m. Joan xxxx.  Norman was in the navy. There was no word about Norman and his family.

Submitted by: Patrick Farrell
Address: Dallas, TX, U.S.A.
e-mail: farrell510@att.net


Faulding
I am trying to find information on Alice Faulding born 1750, had a son Joseph Faulding born 1774 who married Ann Nicolson.

Submitted by: Jane Fenn
email: peony15934@aol.com


Faulknor
I am tracking my ancestory surname Faulknor; last known Whitby, Yorkshire prior to coming to New Zealand.
Thankyou

Submitted by: Ehetera Ramanui
Address: 366 Pukehangi Road Sunnybrook Rotorua New Zealand
email: ramanuiehetera@gmail.com


Fawcett
I am looking for relatives of Irene Fawcett born in 1927, she was born in Rawtenstall and has relatives in Pontefract, Yorkshire. She was married to Patrick Desmond English in Barnoldswick who worked for Rolls Royce in Barnoldswick. Could anyone email me if they know any information about my mother.

Submitted by: Kevin English
Address: 2 Oswald Street, Burnley, Lancashire
email: thebeast692@live.co.uk


Fawcett
Many years of trying to find my grandmothers father. I’m looking for any information on him. If anyone could help me with my grandmother. She was Vera Henrietta Bowe born 1909 in Leyburn but the family were from Patrick Brompton/ Hutton area in 1900’s. I have her birth cert with no mention of her father but recently came across baptism record which listed a Rowland Fawcett as her father any help on this family Fawcett from around that area and cira 1909 would be very helpful, as I’m not sure where to go from here.

Submitted by: Jacqueine Seconi
Address: 2 St James Road, Varroville, NSW, Australia
e-mail: jacqui1364@bigpond.com.au


Fawcett
I am tracing my Fawcett roots and trying to find the early relatives of John fawcett born 1843 in Darley/Hampthswaite area, Fathers name given as William Fawcett b1804/05- mother Hannah b 1813. Johns siblings include Walter, Mary Ann, Elizabeth, Joseph. Any help at all very much appreciated
ALSO Trying to find information regarding Henry Edwin W Fawcett, b 1895, who married Ms Wilson in 1920 (registered in Scarborough). Thought to have lived in Hunmanby area
Henry’s Death recorded 1956 (Scarborough).

Submitted by: Shirley Brook
Address: 1 Jenkin Lane, Horbury, Wakefield WF4 6HA
e-mail: brook_shirley@yahoo.co.uk


Fawcett

I’m tracing my Cundill/Fawcett families in Yorkshire.
Holy Trinity Micklegate York birth/baptism record of my ancestor John Cundill reads:
“John Cundill, son of John Cundill, Comb maker of this parish, son of William Cundill, Joyner in the parish of All Saints North Street, Susanna (mother) daughter of Peter Fawcett, Farmer at Trimden in Bishop Briggs.
born Friday Janry. 29th, 1795, baptised Febry. 1st 1795”.

I would be grateful for help in tracing Peter Fawcett and his family.

Thanks, John Johnston

Submitted by: John Johnston
Address: 3 Wheatstone Road
e-mail: jeanjohn@xtra.co.nz


Fawcett
William Fawcett born 1769 Sriven, native of Scotton near Knaresborough. He and family emigrated to Canada in the early 1800s. Frequent Christian names include Joseph, Walter, Simon, Elizabeth, Ann. Any references to Fawcetts from Scotton much appreciated!
Also searching for references to musical family of Fawcetts, some of whom lived in Horsforth/Leeds. Some were bass players, and the family used composers’ names as middle names, eg Harold Rossini Fawcett, George Elgar Fawcett etc. Again any links appreciated!

Submitted by: Wilmer Fawcett
Address: 2127 W. King Edward Ave.
e-mail: fawcettw@shaw.ca


Fawkes
I am helping a German friend with her family research. She is a direct descendant of Guy Fawkes and would be interested in any new information about the family, especially the female branches. Her research goes back to Wm Falcius b. 1220 of Lindley.

Submitted by: Hilary Huschner
Address: Dorfstr. 13, A-3508 Meidling i. Tale, Austria
Email: huschner@utanet.at


Fearnley/Clements
I am looking for details of my Aunt. Shirley Fearnley or Clements. She was born in October 1941 in Leeds. Mother Florence Fearnley (nee Bussey) and father George Clements. ANY information would be greatly appreciated.

Submitted by: Stephanie Dunlop
Address: 53 Millbank Avenue
Email: stephsteph39@hotmail.com


Fearns
I am looking for information regarding my paternal grandparents. They died within 6 months of each other in 1933. His name was Ben Fearns and his wife was Marion née Cook. He had a butchers shop in Holmfirth. They had a son called Douglas and a daughter called Barbara who went to live in Wakefield after they lost their parents.

Submitted by: Martin
email: fearns.martin@yahoo.co.uk


Fearon
I would like to find my name sake Patricia Anne Fearon, (maiden name). I understand she lives in Yorkshire. Her father worked for Rowntrees in York. We have met more then fifty years ago in Ireland.

Submitted by: Patricia Anne Rees
Address: Stockport, Cheshire
Email: pattze@yahoo.co.uk


Feasby
I have been working on my husband’s, Timothy Feasby’s, paternal line and have hit a dead end.
The first of his direct line known to come to the United States is Joseph and Elizabeth (Robinson) Feasby with their two children: Jane born 1846 in Yorkshire and William born 1848 in Yorkshire.
I have been unable to locate any immigration records but do know Joseph purchased 40 acres in either June 1851 or 1852 in Van Wert County, Ohio – So it is believed one of those two years is when the family migrated to America.
Any assistance would be much appreciated.

Submitted by: Rhonda Feasby
email: rhonda.dae@gmail.com


Featherstone
I would love to find out more about the Featherstone family living in Malton/Norton. Particularly William Milburn Featherstone born 1833 and married to Jane Hodgson and their son Milbourne Featherstone born 1859. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Submitted by: Jackie Godfrey
Email: ajsfeatherstone@yahoo.co.uk


Featham
Mr great grandparents lived in Aldbrough, Richmond. Their names were George Lax Featham and Lucy, nee Geldard. I know they were there on 17/3/1877 when my grandmother Margaret Elizabeth was born and when George died on 25/7/1880. There was an older son Frank who later lived in Bowden, near Crooke. Lucy moved to Grimsby after George died. I would be pleased to hear from any Featham/Feetham or Geldards, who may have some connections.

Submitted by: Mrs I Chafe
Address: 24 Ellison Avenue, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN16 3TD


Fenby
I am looking to find any Fenby ancestors.

Submitted by: Adam Fenby
Address: 25 Cross Street, Norton, Stockton-on-tees TS20 2SS
e-mail: mark.fenby@nttlworld.com


Fenton
My cousin and I are trying to find information of our grandad, Samuel Fenton, killed in a railway accident at Penistone, January 1925. Does anyone have details of this accident, as we have grown up with differing details of it?

Submitted by: Barbara Spicer (née Fenton)
Address: 5, Church Street, Kirton in Lindsey, N. Lincs, DN21 4BT
email: barbaramspicer@btinternet.com


Fenton
I am searching for any information on William (born 1736) and Dorothy Fenton: David (born 1770) and Ellen Fenton (née Wiles): William (born 1796) and Mary (née Brown), all born in Lockington, and John (born 1823) Sturton Le Steeple and Maria, (born Misterton).
We also found a war grave at Lockington Church for a A. Fenton, T4061671 Royal Army Service Corps, died 25.8.1915 but as yet cannot find out more about him, and if he was one of ours.

Submitted by: Barbara Spicer (née Fenton)
Address: 5, Church Street, Kirton in Lindsey, N. Lincs, DN21 4BT
email: barbaramspicer@btinternet.com


Fenton
I am trying to find a John and Juliana Fenton who had a daughter named Bessy Holmes Fenton born January 1840 in Birken near Temple Hirst, Selby, North Yorkshire. She married a Thomas Warwick in 1870 Southwark.

Submitted by: Fay Warwick
email: fpwarwick@yahoo.co.nz


Fenwick
I am looking for origins of William Fenwick, born about 1784, died 12 Sep 1844 and buried in Hartwith Chapel. He married Hannah Dickinson on 7 Feb 1815 in St John’s Parish Church, Knaresborough and they had children: Elizabeth, Mary Ann, William and Robert. Elizabeth married John Pullan and is my great-great-great-grandmother.
On his marriage to Hannah Dickinson (daughter of Robert Dickinson and Frances Pennington), William Fewnwick’s parish was given as Marton cum Grafton. Anyone have him in their tree?

Submitted by: Christine Marshall
email: nallup2@hotmail.co.uk


Fenwick
I am looking for information on George Fenwick born around 1740 in Pickering. He married Ann Top also from Pickering. I cannot find any information on these people. I would like to know who their parents were and if they had any children etc.

Submitted by: Lorraine Smith
Address: 69 Norwood Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO12 7EG
email: loz-smith@live.co.uk


Fenwick/Phillips
Alice Victoria Adelaide Phillips (born Fenwick) born 1898 to 1933. This lady was my maternal grandmother but I do not seem able to discover any information about her

Can you help?

Submitted by: Glen
email: glenmbell77@gmail.com


Ferguson
My dad Patrick/Paddy Ferguson worked in Yorkshire in the 1940’s he came from Ballinamore, Ireland. I would like to now if he had any family in Yorkshire. He came to Kent in 1943/44. My mum thinks he had a child called Pat, boy or girl we dont now. He had letters from Yorkshire for quite a few years. I would think he worked in the building trade. If you can help please let me now.

Submitted by: Maureen Linehan
Email: vodka17@hotmail.co.uk


Fickling
Please can anyone assist with the following. I am trying to find any details about my great uncle who was William Edward Fickling. He died on the 12/09/1942 at South Kirkby Colliery, South Kirkby, Hemsworth, according to his death certificate. He was 56 years old at the time and lived at 1 South View, South Kirkby. His step-son, G.E. Clark(e) was the informant and his address was 7 Mill Street, South Kirkby. I have been unable to find any details of William’s marriage, and whether or not he and his spouse had children.

Submitted by: Christine Coffey
Address: Flat 6 Fulmar House, Salisbury Road, Dover, Kent CT16 1FW
email: christine226336@hotmail.com


Fidler/Smith
My Grandfather was a Thomas Fidler Smith Punch,
but as he was adopted was also known as Thomas Fidler Smith. I have traced in the civil registration birth indexes a Thomas Fidler Volume 9 page 568 in the registration district of Middlesbrough. I think this may be my grandfather. He was born 23 June 1894 and his mother was Sarah Watson nee Green. I am trying to trace his fathers name. Can you help

Submitted by: Diane Wilkinson
Address: 19 Droghadfayle Road Port Erin IOM IM9 6EE
email: gordon.diane@manx.net


Field
Edith Field Love/ Sam Field. Has anyone any information on these people please from Bradford, W.Yorks. Sam’s mother was Hannah Field.

Submitted by: JILL LOVE
Address: 29 SOUTHLANDS AVE, THORNTON, BRADFORD, W. YORKS, BD13 3BQ
email: lovejil05@gmail.com


Filder or Fidler
My 2G grandmother was Ann Eliza Filder, the daughter of Robert Filder, who at the time of her marriage to William Tomlinson of Dudley in 1838, was a miller living at Eves Hill, Worcestershire. She was born in Driffield, Yorkshire in 1814. After searching the records for Robert Filder in Driffield at that time, the only name which resembles this is that of Robert Fidler, also a miller employed at the Bell Mills in Driffield in 1822. During 1828, Robert purchased the mill and converted it to mill pulp in order to produce paper. The venture seems to have been unsuccessful. Is this the same person who moved to Worcestershire? Are Robert Fidler and Robert Filder the same person? I am looking for information on either person and would appreciate any help.

Submitted by: Lewis Tomlinson
Email: Lewis@lewistomlinson.wanadoo.co.uk


Fillings
I am looking for information on Carrie Fillings, born in Leeds. In the 1901 census she was living in Stonefall Avenue, Harrogate, with a Newbould family.

Submitted by: Joan
Address: 18 Cherry Tree Court, Barlby, Selby
email: joanh@sky.com


Finch or Fitch
My great-grandfather George Henry Finch (Fitch on birth certificate) was born 4 Feb 1874 at East Cowton, Northallerton. Mother was Elizabeth Finch, daughter of Susan(ah)Finch (aka Fitch) born 1826/7 in Wood Ditton, Cambridgeshire; daughter of Charles Finch, born about 1793 in Wood Ditton.
George Henry Finch’s father is shown on birth certificate as George Robert Hall, Farmer.
Any info on these names would be appreciated.

Submitted by: Trevor Harrison
Address: Avon Cottage, DG9 7BX
email: oldbill@onetel.net


Findlay
I am searching for information on William Findlay. born about 1840 in Scotland. His father was named John Findlay and his mother is unknown.
His first wife is unknown.
His second wife was Rachel Goodrum whom he married in 1873 in Woolwich.
His third wife was Elizabeth Angus whom he married in 1892 in Stockton, Yorkshire. They had a daughter, Elizabeth Gertrude Findlay born in 1893 who went on to marry Thomas Bullock in 1912 in Stockton.
William’s date of death is unknown, possibly about 1900.
Any information on the above mentioned names very much appreciated.

Submitted by: Shirley Meissner
email: hsmeissner@bigpond.com


Findlay
Anyone any information on Donald Ross Findlay born 1930s in Glasgow. Family came to Hull area approx 1940s.

Submitted by: Ann Baker
e-mail: Ann.Baker@gp-b81057.nhs.uk


Finn
I am trying to locate information on my husband’s mother, Annie Finn. It is believed that her mother was a servant on an estate in High Bentham in 1908. She was unwed when Annie was born in March 1909. We believe she had a connection to the Gallagher family. Her name is unknown.

Submitted by: Muriel Tait
Email: bumpsmom@hotmail.com


Firby
I am trying to trace the family history for Firby. My maternal g.mother was born Mabel Annie Firby on 9 April 1891 at Finghall, near Leyburn and spent the later part of her life at 6 Wycliffe Drive, Moortown, Leeds when she was Mrs Law. She died in 1978. I believe she was one of 15 children. I am aware that some of the family moved to Canada as well as Australia/New Zealand around 1910/1920. George & Frank Firby went to Canada and appear to have settled in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and were in contact until 1978. Meanwhile via a separate website a a family of Firby appear to have been born at Hunton north of Finghall/Leyburn during the 1700’s and 1800’s. I would appreciate any information.

Submitted by: Graham Towns
Address: 45 Heath Drive, Boston Spa, Wetherby LS23 6PB
e-mail: graham.towns@ntlworld.com


Firby
Further to my previous message the 1911 Census shows 15 family siblings including my Grandmother Mabel Annie Firby (married name Law). There were 11 living and, strangely 5 died. Those traced are Mary Jane, Sarah Ann, George, William, Ada, Gertrude known as Lizzie, Arthur James, Mabel, Minnie, Henry, John Thomas and Harold. Thus 3 or 4 are still missing. Rumour has it that there was a family Bible in Maythorne, Leyburn. Any help would be greatly appreciated. PS Arthur and George went to Canada and John Thomas to Perth, Western Australia.
Many Thanks Graham Towns

Submitted by: Graham Towns
Address: 45 Heath Drive, Boston Spa, Wetherby LS23 6PB
e-mail: graham.towns@ntlworld.com


Firby/Thorpe-Firby
I am trying to track down any information regarding my late grandparents, Robert William Thorpe-Firby 1896-1968 and his wife Margaret Ann Firby née Horan. All I know is that they lived in Middlesborough.

Submitted by: Denise Mercer
email: mercerclan@optusnet.com.au


Firth
I am looking for information about a John Firth Born October 9, 1814 at York, England.

Submitted by: Kevin
Email: kevinchitown@hotmail.com


Firth
I am looking for any information regarding a Henry Firth from the Ossett area, born about 1862. He married a lady called Charlotte Stanley. Through that bloodline I can trace myself back to the 1700s but am stumped at Henry Firth. He and Charlotte had a daughter called Lucy and she had a daughter called Kathleen May in 1908 – my great-grandma. Any help would be much appreciated.

Submitted by: Rebecca Coleman
email: bexc18@hotmail.co.uk


Firth
I’m trying to find information on Sarah Ann Firth born 1837 and married Thomas Petty in 1856 in Bradford. I think Sarah’s father’s name was William and mother was Harriet. Any help would be appreciated.

Submitted by: Julie
email: alanbu@optusnet.com.au


Firth
Mr Joe Firth was born in 1879 in Halifax and had 2 brothers, George and Alfred. George became a Coppersmith in Southport. I have no knowledge of an address where they were born.

Submitted by: Mrs Merle Meyer
email: jacmeyer@talktalk.com


Firth
I am looking for anyone with information of William Eric Firth born about 1900, maybe Halifax/Leeds. Father’s name was James William Firth, School Master. William Eric married May Cottingham at St Mary’s Church, Elland on 27 February 1926. It was witnessed by Edmund L. Firth and Geroge Cottingham (her father).

Submitted by: Margaret Butterworth
email: bay.view@talktalk.net


Firth
I am trying to locate my mother’s family from Barnsley – her maiden name was Amy Firth born 8th August 1922, her father was Albert Firth – he was a bank guard. I think she had 3 sisters and 1 brother. Her address was 67 Walton Street.

Submitted by: Steven Murray
Address: 46 Palgrave House, Fleet Road, Hampstead, London NW3 2QJ
email: stevenmurray@blueyonder.co.uk


Firth/Hick
Sam Hick, methodist minister Aberford, died 1829.
Mark Firth, born 1861 in Kippax, son of Edward Firth 1824-1899 Kippax, son of William Firth 1795-1883 Kippax, son of George Firth 1767-1831 Kippax, son of William Firth 1740, Leeds. Also Leah Lavinia Firth 1862, Kippax, father Joseph Firth,1837-1895 married Hannah Hick 1830-1902 Kippax.

Submitted by: Carol Firth Baxter
Address: 589 Morris Way, Sacramento, CA 95864
email: cfirthb@surewest.net


Firth
I am trying to trace back my family history through the female line of my mother and I am trying to find out some information on Lydia Firth please.
Lydia was born in 1753 and died 9th April 1818 in Woodlesford, Leeds, Yorkshire.
She was married to John Abby on 12/09/1784 and they had a daughter Christiana Abby born 28/01/1787.
I do not have Lydia’s parents/grandparent names, and therefore I cannot go back any further. Any help appreciated.

Submitted by: Cathy Turner
Address: 18, Lynnfield Gardens, Scholes, Leeds LS15 4BW
email: cathylturner@hotmail.co.uk


Firth
I am searching my mother’s family history. Her name was Amy Firth and we think she had maybe four siblings, one of which went to Canada. Her father was a bank manager and they lived at 67 Walton Street in the Wilthorpe area of Barnsley.

Submitted by: Steven Murray
Address: 46 Palgrave House, Fleet Road, Hamstead, London NW3 2QJ
email: stevenmurray@blueyonder.co.uk


Firth
I would like any information on my ancester Charles  William Firth who served in the first world war. He was the world champion arrow thrower. A picture of him was hung for years in a pub in Bradford, West Yorkshire, depicting him arrow throwing. I don’t know where the framed picure is now.

Submitted by: Rita Hopkins
Address: 22 Mulberry Court, East Bierley, Bradford West Yorkshire BD4 6PQ
email: ritamay8@hotmail.co.uk


Firth
I am looking to trace the parentage of my great-great-great-grandfather, Henry Firth, born about 1814 in Hunsworth (Bierley). He married Martha Greenough on 26 July 1840 at the Church Of Tong in York. On his marriage certificate his father is named as Joseph Firth, a wheelwright. I cannot use census records due to the fact he was already married by the 1841 census. I have no information of his mother or siblings either.
Henry and Martha had six children:
Joseph, born 1841,
Charles, born 1843 (my great-great-grandfather, who married Mary Birtwistle)
Henry, born 1845
Samuel, born 1847 and James, born 1847 (possibly twins?)
John, born 1855. All their boys were born around the North Bierley area. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I really am stuck with this and as I live in Australia my research is limited.

Submitted by: Karen Strother
Address:
email: kzza1@bigpond.com


Firth
I am looking for descendants of Arthur Kent Firth (died 1918) and Margaret Jane Morgan (died 1953) originally from Mountain Ash in the Rhondda Valley, Wales, who moved to Wombwell, Barnsley, Yorkshire.

Submitted by: C Wilde
email: christwl@ntlworld.com


Firth
Looking for information on parents of Thomas Firth, born 3/19/1829 in Brough, Westmorland, Eng and died 6/17/1879 in Durham, Eng.

Submitted by: Fred R. Miller
Address: 27 Floyd Road, Verona, New Jersey 07044 USA
Email: FredRMiller@comcast.net


Firth
I am trying to find my cousin Terence Firth born approx 1942 in England to Cyril and Doreen. Doreen left Cyril and he brought Terence up.

Submitted by: Donna Gilbert
Email: wilba1963@hotmail.com


Firth
Looking for information on James Firth born Yorkshire, possibly Dewsbury in 1790 approx. He was a carpet weaver and father of George Firth born 1816 who married Ellen Waterhouse born 1818.

Submitted by: Sheila Ings
Address: P.O.Box 814, Toodyay, Western Australia
Email: ings45@bigpond.net.au


Firth
I am trying to find information regarding George Firth and Ann Bell who had a son Thomas Firth born 19 March 1829 in Brough, Westmoreland.

Submitted by: Paul Taylor
Address: 7 Ilkley Grove, Guisborough, Cleveland
Email: paul.taylor613@ntlworld.com


Firth
I am enquiring to find any relatives of George Firth,who was born in Halifax,Yorkshire,in February 1783,and was reared in Leeds. He was initally a weaver by trade, in Sowerly/Somerby, in the County of York. He enlisted in HM 53rd Regiment, on 10th August 1797, and was later promoted to Colour Sergeant in 1809. It is thought that he went to India,with the military. I would appreciate any information. He had a son,John George,and his grandson was Alexander Colin Firth.

Submitted by: Ian Firth
Address: 31 Norway Ave, Hillbank, South Australia
Email: firthy@tadaust.org.au


Firth
I am looking to find information regarding the first wife, three children and sister of George Arthur Firth (my grandfather) who was born in 1872 and lived at St Mary’s Row, York.  His mother’s name was Annie Firth (a dressmaker) but I can find no trace of a father.  He had one sister, Ciceley Firth, born in 1879 who also lived at St Mary’s Row.

George originally worked on the railway and then joined the Police Force. He moved to 15 Church View Gardens, Gisburn which was then part of North Yorkshire, and continued in the Police Force.  He had married a lady called Elizabeth and had one son, George Arthur b.1995 in York, and two daughters, Elsie b.1898 and Hilda b.1900 both being born in Gisburn.  In 1903 George resigned from the Police and I assume came to Leeds where he married a Grace North (née Robson) at Leeds Registry Office.  He rejoined the Police Force in 1914.  I can find no trace of Elizabeth (the first wife) nor the two daughters, Elsie and Hilda. The son, George, came to Leeds with the father I believe, but no family member ever mentioned the first wife, two daughters, nor his sister, Ciceley.

Submitted by: Patricia Waite
email: lawrence.waite1@ntlworld.com


Firth
I am seeking information about my great-grandmother, Annie/Anne Elizabeth Firth. She was born about April/May, 1853. Most probably she was born in Yorkshire. She claimed Selby as her place of birth, but this seems improbable, as there are no records of her birth in this town and there are very few Firth families. Her most likely place of birth is in and around Halifax or Bradford.  She had a child in April 1871 with my great-grandfather, Maximilian Edward Werner, a merchant in the textile trade, who sometimes added von/van Wernshuysen to his name.  He was living in Halifax, Yorkshire and she was living in Chorlton-on-Medlock, Lancashire at the time of their daughter Annie’s birth. I have never found a marriage record for this couple. The birth record of infant Annie indicates that the couple was not married. They, however, immigrated to Colorado, USA in 1873, where they had numerous other children, prospered and died in the early 20th century.

Submitted by: Terry Dickinson
Address: 11483 Calle Simpson, El Cajon, California 92019, USA
email: dickinsontl@hotmail.com


Firth
I would like to trace any relatives of my father, Jim Firth, who left Southowram, Halifax, in 1950/51 to move to Canada; Vancouver, I believe.

Submitted by: Angela Gay Curtis
Address: 63 Blue Anchor Way, Dale, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales SA62 3RJ
email: blooanchor@btinternet.com


Firth
I am looking for information on the Firth family from Holmfirth and the surrounding areas.

Submitted by: Janet Thomson
Address: PO Box 348, Stanthorpe, QLD 4380
email: spoodle287@hotmail.com


Fisher
We have info on the Fishers of Stillingfleet/Cawood, from around 1700 onwards, if anyone shares these ancestors with us, would be interested to hear from you. www.stillingfleettragedy.org

Submitted by: P Lister
Email: admin@stillingfleettragedy.org


Fisher
I am searching for dependents of James Fisher who was once the Blacksmith in Dinnington, Sheffield, as I believe the old Blacksmiths site on Laughton Road may still be owned by the family, and I would like to enquire about the possibility of purchasing the land.

Submitted by: Kennedy
Email: cakennedy1975@hotmail.com


Fisher
To find out if anybody knows the wife of Joseph Fisher
 who was born in 1761. Denby Yorkshire

Submitted by: Maureen Lawrence
Address: 15 Ash Tree Walk Leeds LS14 5NG
Email: mostew60@yahoo.com


Fisher
I’m looking for Ethel Fisher from North Allerton area. May have a different surname now but was known by that name some years ago. Helping my friend find her Mother

Submitted by: Emma Taylor
Address: Sutton in Ashfield
Email: emma.taylor@ntlworld.com


Flather
I am buying a house in Brighouse West Yorkshire and know it was built buy George Edward Flather.  The house is a semi det cottage and a sign on it reads. ‘Tinsley Cottages 1903’ I would like to trace the history of the house does anyone have any information that would get me started.

Submitted by: Jackie Stephenson
Address: 6 Naden Close, Clayton Heights, Bradford BD6 3WT
Email: jacqueline.stephenson@btinternet.com


Fletcher
I am looking to hear from anyone who can tell me anything about a John Fletcher, a clockmaker from Holbeck from the 1700s. I am trying to connect him to my 6th grandfather who was born in 1711 in Holbeck and who died in 1811 in Barnsley. He was named Tobias Fletcher and was also a clockmaker. His two sons, Tobias (1782-1841) and Thomas (1780-1870), were also clockmakers from Barnsley.

Sent by: Richard Fletcher
Address- 47, Doe Royd Crescent Sheffield S58GA
email: richnshell2737@yahoo.co.uk


Fletcher 

I am looking for descendants of William Hartley Fletcher and Maria Cook who have any information regarding a son born to them who died at about age 10 or 12. William and Maria had a total of 13 children, 12 of which were named as follows: Ernest William, George Arthur, Edwin (Ted) Cook, Martha Ann (Cissie), Hartley, Herbert, Maud, Leonard, Alice Mary, Lillie, Kate, and Hilda Maria. Hilda Maria was the 13th born. The 1911 census confirms that there were 13 children and that two had died (Leonard died in October 1905). The younger son who died apparently said goodbye to his mother one night at bedtime and was dead by morning. All of the above listed children were baptised in Bramley, Leeds, Yorkshire. Any information would be most appreciated.

Submitted by: Sue Ennis
Address: 6 Rutgers Bay, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 3C8
email: sue_ennis@mts.net


Fletcher
Charles Henry Fletcher, born June 1897/9.
I am researching my family tree. Could anyone help with any information regarding the above. Last heard of living as lock-keeper on Thorne canal at Two Bridges Road in late 1970s early 80s. He and Ivy had a large family.
Any help appreciated.

Submitted by: Jean
email: jeanatk@gmail.com


Fletcher
I am trying to find information about a Fletcher family living in Monk Bretton, Barnsley, around 1800. They were Ben and Mary, and had four children – John, Frederick, Harriet, Sarah. I need information about Ben’s parents.

Submitted by: Robert M Fletcher
email: ROBERT.FLETCHER@SKY.COM


Fletcher
Just seeking info. on any relatives that follow the line (Bradford, Pudsey, Cleckheaton): William Hartley Fletcher/Maria Cook, then Edwin Cook (Fletcher?) & Maud Gibson, then children Winnie/Leonard (rugby), Edwin Hartley (born 1911) and Hilda and then from Edwin, us, Robert Fletcher (my brother) and Tom Fletcher…I am writing this message. I have a handwritten family-tree chart in which, under William Hartley Fletcher are: Ernest, Arthur, Edwin, Hartley, Herbert, Maud, Leonard, Alice, Lillie, Kate and Hilda (one more but can’t figure out the name); to make a long story short, Edwin Hartley (my father) left England in the 30’s to Bolivia (accountant) and settled in Argentina (Tom and Robert Fletcher, sons). Thought it would be nice to share this with anyone that is seeking historical family info. Please write if you are connected.

Submitted by: Tom Fletcher
Address: 1 NE 1st Street, B15, Miami Florida 33132, USA
Email: t7f7@hotmail.com


Fletcher
I am looking for George Fletcher who was my great grandfather, born in Wakefield about 1857. He was a coal miner. His Father was a railway inspector named John Fletcher. George married a Mary Maddison in 1888 in Normanton parish church.
It was said that George died in a pit accident around 1890, and my grandfather William Henry was later born in Wakefield workhouse in June 1890. I can find no trace of George’s  death or reports of it. Can anyone help?

Submitted by: Elizabeth Maxwell
email: bettymaxwell11@aol.com


Fletcher
I am planning to start researching the family tree of my late father. He was Stanley Fletcher, born in Settle in 1910 to Tom and Isabel (Bella) Fletcher of High Hill Grove, Settle and he had a brother Kenneth. Any information would be great to get me started please.

Submitted by: Ann Wright
Address: Cambridge
email: ann.wright@ntlworld.com


Fletcher
Any connections to George Fletcher married to Ellen Armitage, had a son George Harold Fletcher born 1885 in Hull, East Yorkshire.

Submitted by: Weny Saunders
Address: Sydney, Australia
email: wsaunders.is.ws@gmail.com


Flint/Exelby/Braithwaite/Wat(t)erson
I am interesed in any information about, and making contact with, any members of the following family names: Wat(t)erson, Exelby, Flint, Braithwaite families.
I am also interested in any information about the following towns where the above families came from: Haxby, Skirpenbeck, Thorganby, Warter, Barkston Ash, and Collingham and their churches. I am a novice to this internet lark and have not been able to find anything about them other then that they are in Yorkshire. I would be most grateful for some help in locating information, photos, etc of these towns.

Submitted by: Barbara Morrell
Address: 5 Barnard Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
email: yorkshirebm@gmail.com


Flintoft or Flintoff
My father was Albert E. Flintoff – born in Sheffield 1901. I’ve managed to trace back most of the family to Malton and Appleton Le Street but then their name was Flintoft! My gr.gr.grandparents were William & Susannah (nee Kneeshaw) Flintoft who were in their 40’s on the 1841 census for Appleton Le Street – they had 3 children by then, the youngest, Thomas being my great grandfather. Can anybody help me find out about the family history before then – ie 1841?

Submitted by: Penelope Hudson
Address: Thornfield, Bolton Low Houses, Wigton, Cumbria CA7 8PW
Email: penny@arlosh.co.uk


Flower
I am looking for the birth place of my great-great-grandfather, Thomas Flower (1782-1849) a farmer in C/Burton. He married his first wife Hannah Cross at West Heslington (or East) in 1808 then
his second wife in 1821 in Weaverthorpe – she was called Ann Bointon (or Boynton or Boyington). He is buried at Cherry Burton near Beverley, East Yorkshire.

Submitted by: David Flower
Address: Salerno 8 Wayside Road, Bridlington YOI6 4BA
email: davidflower232@yahoo.co.uk


Flower
This is an addition to my previous message, my  ancestor
 THOMAS  FLOWER, whom I am looking for his BIRTH PLACE farmed at Dunken Hill farm Highgate Cherry Burton, near Beverley, the first to farm there when the
enclosers started at Cherry Burton about 1830, he paid 
rent to a Land owner about Fifty Pounds a year.  After he
died in 1849 his wife Ann carried on farming with staff
of course until she died in 1882. Thank you for reading
about my Ancestors  David Flower.

Submitted by: DAVID FLOWER
Address: 2 St James Meadow, Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire
YO51 9NW
Email: tony.elgie@dhl.com


Flower
I am trying to find some history about my Father in law Cyril Flower who died in 2001. We think Cyril may have been brought up by an Aunt in Leeming Bar (Father unknown). This was a subject which was always shrouded in mystery. Anyone with any details, then please can you contact me.

Submitted by: Tony Elgie
Address: 2 St James Meadow, Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire
YO51 9NW
Email: tony.elgie@dhl.com


Flowers
Looking for parents of Percy Fred “Bill” Flowers, born June 18, 1873 (or 1883) In Hull England. Married Emily Tether in Sculcoates in 1905 and emigrated to Canada with son Maurice and daughter Kathleen 27 April 1913. Enlisted in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force Jan 181915 and buried in Edmonton Alberta Canada Sept 17, 1965. Any information would be really helpful.

Submitted by: Harald Petersen
Address: Canada
Email: haraldandcher@telus.net


Foley
Searching for information on Foley brothers Phillip, Patrick, John, Martin or Larry they played hurling in Huddersfield 1960’s. Originally from Caim, Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland. I am Larry’s grandson and would be extremly grateful for any info.

Submitted by: Ray Sludds
Address: 19 Carrigeen Street, Wexford Town, Co. Wexford, Eire
Email: sorgswan@gmail.com


De Fontenay
Philippe André de Fontenay and his wife, Patricia, had two children: Adam and Eve. The family resided, in 1945, in Scarborough, Yorkshire, and the year after moved to Pickering, Westgate.
I am busy compiling our family genealogy and history and would be interested to hear from anyone who knows / knew the family.

Submitted by: Alain Cadet de Fontenay
Address: South Africa
email: defontenay@tatu.co.za


Fonquernie
Interested in hearing from any Fonquernies or anyone with information as I am compiling our family tree.

The family arrived in England in 1939 just prior to WW2.

Submitted by: Guy
email: gf1964@hotmail.com


Forbes
I am looking for information and contact information on any descendants of Rhoda Gertrude (Harrison) Forbes (born 1889) and Albert Edward Forbes (born 1886?) of Bridlington, Yorkshire. Their children included Jean Constance Forbes – Camous (born 1920); Phyllis Forbes – Taylor (born 1921) lived in Hornsea… son Adrian Taylor; Arthur Forbes (married Audrey); Mac Forbes; Alec Forbes.

Submitted by: Pamela Forbes Ferrandino
Address: 38 Deer Lane
email: pamferrandino@yahoo.com


Ford
I am interested in any information on the Ford family living in Harome from 1800 onwards.

Submitted by: Ann Styan
Address: 3 Bagley Lane, Farsley, Leeds LS28  5LL
email: roger.styan@sky.com


Ford
I am seeking information on Arthur Ford of Harom Helmsley, born 1869, and married Clara Hawkins of Rievaulx in 1897. Arthur’s parents were George Ford, born 1843, and Eliza Ford née Plews. Arthur had two sisters, Elizabeth and Mary.

Submitted by: Ann Styan
email: Roger.Styan@sky.com


Ford/Burrows
hi , my father is searching for info on his father. he found out today after 60yrs that the man he called dad wasn’t dad. all I know is his mam was called Mary, lived in Leeds where she had my father to a man called Albert. Mary then went on to marry another man called William/Bill. and have another 3 children to him, Jane,Melanie and Christopher.

Submitted by: Andrina
email: andrinaburrows@yahoo.co.uk


Foreman
Would like to trace descendants of my great aunts, Florence Davis married a Robinson, Alice Davis married a Wells, a Frank Cooper and a Daniel Foreman all in Middlesbrough.

Submitted by: Pauline Poustie
Address: 42 Eversley Walk, Park End, Middlesbrough, Cleveland TS3 7ER
Email: pmpoustie@aol.com


Forrest
I am trying trace Christine Forrest (born 1940) married, emigrated to Canada. I was at school with her but did not realise at the time our great-grandads were brothers, Richard and Robert Forrest. She would have known me as Pat Luty at Priestman School, Bradford, 1950-1955. Christine had brothers, Arthur, Kevin, Robert and a sister Jean. Arthur was a speedway rider at Odsal Stadium.

Submitted by: Pat Whitford
Address: 28 Churchfields, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD2 3JN
email: patwhitford@blueyonder.co.uk


Forrester
I was born on 4/9/1932 at a maternity hospital in Edinburgh and immediately given up for private adoption. On my birth certificate my mother’s name, like mine, was given as Dorothy Forrester. I have no DOB for my mother and am not sure if this was even her real name. Her address at my birth was given as Winterfield, Bedale, Yorkshire. At the time, I believe Winterfield House in Bedale was owned by the Marshall family. I believe Harry Marshall was Master of the Bedale Hunt.

Can you help? Do you have any information on Dorothy Forrester or Harry Marshall?

Submitted by: Dorothy Forrester
Address: 23 Commercial Street, Markinch, Fife, KY7 6DE
Email: alison@honeyman.eu


Forsey
I left Hull in 1965 with my husband and young family. Many years ago when a child I saw in a family Bible the entry about (I think) an uncle of my Grandad which said “hung for murder’! My grandad’s name was Alfred Forsey, and I would dearly love to know the details of this before “Ah pop me clogs”. Any info would be much appreciated.

Submitted by: Maureen Omer
Address: 17 Warne St., Redwood Park, Adelaide, South Australia
Email: maureenom@internode.on.net


Forster
My father spent most of his life in Thirsk, North Yorkshire although born in South Shields. He married Rose White and they had three children, myself and my elder sister Betty and younger brother Bryan. If anybody knows of this family I would appreciate any help. Thank you.

Submitted by: Mrs June Forster
Address: 132 Enfield Road, Derby  DE22 4DJ
email:ghkirkland@tiscali.co.uk


Forster
My great grandfather was Stephen Forster married to Jane Richardson. My grandfather was George Forster married to Sarah Ann Kilvington both born 1849. He in Guisborough she in Middlesborough. They had three boys My grandfather Reginald John, also Herbert (Bertie) and Thomas. The 1881 census has them living at 5 Barritt St., Middlesbrough. If there is anyone who was connected to this family or who can shed some light on this family I would love to hear from them.

Submitted by: Kay Barron
e-mail: kay2bear@yahoo.ca


Forstor
I found an old photo of a young girl name Margaret Forstor of Florence St, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire. I think she is some relation to my late mum. I would like to find more about this photo. Sorry I dont have much to go on.

Submitted by: Kathleen Smith
Address: 36 Kiethlands Ave
Email: aaronsmith458@msn.com


Forth
I’m interested in a Thomas Forth, born about 1786 at Wheldrake who married Ann (surname unknown) around 1818. Their children included Hannah, Francis, Bella and a William Forth born around 1826 who married Mary Dolby at Acaster Malbis parish church in 1847. William and Mary’s children included Elizabeth, Thomas, Jane and a second William, born 1852 at Heslington, York who married a Sarah Ellis from Bishopthorpe at Copmanthorpe parish church in 1873.
This William and Sarah’s children included Lucy, Alfred Ernest, Elizabeth, Mary, John and George Forth. George was born in 1878, married a widow, Sarah Elizabeth Bastow (formerly Brook) at Castleford parish church in 1906 and died in 1962 at Headlands Hospital, Pontefract. My wife’s late mother, Mabel Forth was a child of this marriage.
I would be pleased to hear from anyone with further information on this family, their ancestors and descendants.

Submitted by: John Whitehead
Address: 155 Elan Way, Caldicot, Monmouthshire, NP26 4QB
email: j.whitehead155@gmail.com


Forth
I am looking for information on my paternal grandmother May Forth who was born at Great Smeaton, Appleton on Wiske, Northallerton on 28 May 1898. She had a sister called Lily and six brothers, Wilfred, George, Bertie, Jack, Alec and William Ward. Their parents were George Forth and Mary Ellen Ward. Any help would be appreciated.

Submitted by: Diane Watson
email: a.watson76@btinternet.com


Forth
I am trying to trace anyone connected to William Forth married to Annie Crosby. When William married in 1860 his father John was shown as deceased on the marriage certificate.

Submitted by: Kate Forth
Address: 21 Townsend Orchard, Street, BA16 0JT
Email: forthkt@yahoo.co.uk


Forthergill
Isabel Fothrgill, born 1711 of Mossdale, Aisgarth, Yorkshire, married James Thistlethwaite born 26 July 1708, in Harborgill, Dent Dale, died 24 feb 1786 in Stalling Busk, Yorkshire. She, according to Bernard Thistlethwaite’s book, is probably daughter of Richard Fothergill and Rachel, and NOT related to the family of Alexander Fothergill. She had a brother named Edmond.
They do not appear in the Fothergill book, nor could they be identified at the Friends’ Library in London. Any other ideas? I wonder if they relate to the earalier Edmond, born 7 Mar, 1768, of Broughill as Wetheralds of Brough hill also connect to this family.

Submitted by: Carolyn Fix Blount
Address: 116 Fairview Avenue North 503, Seattle, WA, USA 98109-5353
email: cblount@vendor.net


Foster
Wish to receive information of Thomas Turner Foster (Baptized Bentham 1852- Died in Madagascar 1907)- Married to Clara Middleton Stevenson. Sons: James Henry Robert (1897-1961)- Christina Doris (1900-1959). For further information please contact following Blog: http://argentinefosterfamily.blogspot-com.ar

Submitted by: Thomas Turner Foster
Email: foster-derek@yahoo.com.ar
Address: Buenos Aires, Argentina


Foster
Looking for info on William Henry Foster (my great-great grandfather) born in Hull who had 3 wives. The first was Fanny (don’t know maiden name), they had 3 children: Fredric T, Amelia and Sarah. With second wife Ann Cromwell they had: John William C., Benjamin and either Martha or Mary. With his third wife, Louisa Lansley they had Joseph E. Appreciate any help!

Submitted by:
Name: Rose Foster
Email: stormyred68@hotmail.com


Foster
I am searching for relatives in Leeds, or North Yokshire, Garten of the Wolds, Huggate, Beswick, Southburn
Driffield.
I have a Jeremiah Foster married to a Dorothy Burton, 1772 Beswick, and this Foster is connected with the Lamplughs, Petch, and Fosters in Leeds, Holbeck.
Matthew L Foster came to USA in around 1854 and went to Michigan. Please contact me if you can help or if we connect.

Submitted by: Marlene Foster Laing
Address: 1682 W Kimmel Rd, Jackson Mi 49201 USA
email: marlenelaing@comcast.net


Foster
Has anybody got the surnames Beard, Callow, Foster and Holme in their family tree. Originated from Wigan, Salford, some of the family had moved to Yorkshire. Please contact me to share thoughts.

Submitted by: Wendy Coleman
Address: 5 Bourne Road, Folkingham, Sleaford, Lincs NG34 0SQ
e-mail: wendy-coleman@hotmail.co.uk


Foster
I am looking for the first names of my great grandparents Foster. My grandparents were James & Eva Foster who emmigrated to Vancouver BC. I know that James had a brother Tommy and sister Annie. They were from the Barnsley / Cudworth area.

Submitted by: Joy Zwicker
Address: 2465 Foul Bay Rd, Victoria BC, Canada V8R 5B1
Email: joyzwicker@gmail.com


Foster
Looking for descendents of Robert Foster and Mary Hodgson, married in Owthorne Parish on September 9th, 1815.

Submitted by: Terry Foster
Address: 36-6400 Spencer Rd, Kelowna BC V1X 7T6, Canada
Email: fostertl@telus.net


Foster
Looking for parents of Leonard Foster, b. Bossall, circa 1786, m. 08 Jan. 1807 Margaret Cordukes. Occupation Wheelwright. 1841 lived in Barton le Willows – Margaret died circa 1846. Family was
Martha, Hannah, Ann and Matthew L. The son arrived in Canada circa 1850 with wife Ellen nee Spavin, Any guidance you could offer us would be sincerely appreciated.

Submitted by: Leone Hinds
Address: RR1, Belle Valle, Ontario, Canada
Email: leone_hinds@ntl.sympatico.ca


Foster
I am looking for Samuel Foster, born Morley, about 1775. He had a son named Nathaniel, and Nathaniel had a son named Joseph.

Submitted by: Diane
Address: Canada
Email: john3-16@shaw.ca


Foster
I was named after my grandmother, who was named after hers ad infinitum. I was given “Helen” as my christian name, but as the original was Irish, I believe that the original may have been “Nellie Foster” I’d love to know who the original “Nellie Foster” or Helen Foster was, all I know is that she hailed from Ireland. so girls, if you share the name, or know anyone who does, please contact me? Thankyou

Submitted by: Helen Trousdale
Address: Flat 3/2, 17 pattison street, Dalmuir G81 4BL
Email: htrousdale@yahoo.co.uk


Foster
I am trying to trace anyone who is related to Alfred Fredrick Foster, born 1852. He married Mary Ellen Banks in 1871 in Leeds. They had four children: Alfred, Arthur, Albert and Lily Foster. I believe Alfred Fredrick was in Marylebone All Souls in 1854. Alfred jnr was my great-grandfather.

Submitted by: Trudi Barker
Email: htrousdale@yahoo.co.uk


Foster
My grandfather, Richard Fell Foster, was born at Gruskham, just out of High Bentham, on 12 Dec 1873. He was the eldest child of 12 of John Foster (1851-1901) and Elizabeth (nee Fell, 1851-1922).
I have traced this family line back to 1682, to a marriage of Johannis Foster and Alicia Rimington.
Richard’s brother, John Francis, was also born at Gruskham, in 1875. From there the family moved eastward into Lancashire. In 1913 Richard, his wife and their 3 sons and 2 daughters came to New Zealand.
I am interested in making contact with anyone who is researching the Fosters in the Bentham area, pre 1850.

Submitted by: Des Foster
Address: 12 Thompson Road, No 3 R.D. Ohaupo, Waikato, New Zealand  3883
email: deswyn@xtra.co.nz


Foster
My grandfather, Richard Fell Foster, was born at Gruskham, about three miles out of High Bentham on 12 December 1873. His parents were John Foster (1851-1901) also born at Bentham and Elizabeth Fell (1851-1923) born at Cunsey Mill, Westmorland.
I have managed to trace a direct line of the Fosters in Bentham, back to the marriage on the 6 December 1682 of Johannis Foster and Alicia Rimington – my 7x great-grandparents. My interest now lies in trying to find any person, or persons who may know of, or are interested in following further information related to the Bentham Fosters.

Submitted by: Des Foster
Address: 12 Thompson Road, No 3.R.D.Ohaupo, Waikato 3883 New Zealand
email: deswyn@xtra.co.nz


Foster
Coming back for holiday 12/9/17 for 6 weeks, would love to have contact with Dads family.
Family members are Daniel & Alice, their children Mabel, Violet, Esther, Alice, George, Bill, Tom, Alfred, Albert. Both my Parents have passed away so I don’t have a lot of info, Tickhill Farm family home. Hope somebody can help me with some info.

Submitted by: Christine Brumfield(Foster)
Address: 18 Marsaon st, Meningie South Australia 5264
email: pecrbrum@hotmail.com


Fothergill
I am looking for the family tree of the Fothergill’s of Carr End House, Wensleydale from the 1600’s (or earlier) through to the 1800’s. I am trying to determine the family tree of Eleanor Fothergill, who would have been born between 1755 and 1768 somewhere in the Dales area. She was married in 1784 in Liverpool to William Robinson, a bookseller also of the Dales. I have very little else on her but I believe through various searches that both the families of the Robinson’s and the Fothergills were linked several generations back by their practice of Quakerism. (I have also subitted a search for Quaker Robinson’s on this site.) And so it is not implausible that descendents of these families would end up marrying. Eleanor Fothergill had several children with William Robinson in Liverpool and from those there is a large Robinson family, with origins in Liverpool and then they spread further out through marriage and occupation. They were bankers, barristers, (one, William Fothergill Robinson the 2nd was a Q.C) and acedemics and then some. I would love to find a link to the Fothergill Quakers and prove my theory that they had a long link with the Robinson Quakers as well.

Submitted by: Jessica Stella Fox
e-mail: pusher_42@hotmail.com


Fountain
I am looking for a Fountain family that used to live in Middlesborough, around 1920-1935. There was a chap named “Daddy Fountain”, that my aunt left home with and moved to southern England. I just wanted to know more about him.

Submitted by: Evelyn Jepson
Address: 7 Morning Star Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario. L4L6K3 Canada
Email: ejepson@inbox.com


Fowler
I’m looking for any kind of information about Clementine Fowler who married John Semin around the 1860s. She was born around 1846.

Submitted by: Maria Soledad
email: pennymsl@hotmail.com


Fowler
I am trying to trace any family members of Edith May Fowler, born 1902. Her father was Frank Fowler. She married Frederick  Bowes and had two children: John Anthony and Wendy. I hope to hear from anyone who can help.

Submitted by: Anne Topp
email: mtopp@tiscali.co.uk


Fowler
Looking for decendants of Joseph Fowler and Annie Birch. Last heard of in Leeming 1925.

Submitted by: Patricia Fowler
Email: patta.cake@yahoo.co.uk


Fowler
I am looking for the descendants of Arial Fowler married Edith Gardiner 1886, Scarborough. Particularly Laura Fowler who married John Lyne 1910. Also descendants of Arthur Fowler, Laura’s brother b 1868. These are the siblings of my grandmother Ada Fowler.

Submitted by: Carol Price
Address: Sydney Australia
Email: cazinoz2@bigpond.com


Fowler
I am looking for ancestors who lived in Snainton c1700-c1770, Thornton c1760-c1820 and Kirkbymoorside 1789-1860

Submitted by: Steve Fowler
Email: stevenfowler@btopenworld.com


Fowler
I am researching a James Fowler born in Whitby in 1819 he was a shipwright and then became heavily involved in the jet industry for most of his life. He married Elizabeth Peacock in Whitby in 1839 and one of their daughters Jane Fletcher Fowler born 1841 Whitby (Milliner) married James Midwood he was also a jet manufacturer. I believe James Fowler born in 1819 in Whitby his father was also James Fowler and he was a mariner who lived in Henrietta Street and he was married to Mary Aukland in Whitby in 1808.

Email: pau234@hotmail.com


Fowston
Looking for the Fowston family and the spelling variations. All from Paull, Tunstall, Mappleton, Roos and Swine areas of the East Riding coast. 1700 to 1850

Submitted by: Gordon Worrell
Address: Filey
Email: safety_matters@ymail.com


Fox
Ann Fox was born about 1838, Wetherby and married Joseph Lund about 1859, Knaresborough. Does any one know of the Fox family, because I can’t find her parents, exact birth or marriage dates? Any information will be gratefully received.

Submitted by: Laurie Mc Laren
Address: 24 Tregarrian Road, Tolvaddon, Camborne, Cornwall. TR14 0HD
Email: laurie.mclaren@gmail.com


Fox
I am searching for details of my wife’s great grandfather George Fox (born c1835, Yorkshire). At some stage he moved to South Africa and settled in the York area of the then Colony of Natal. He subsequently married a Mary Dunn from the nearby Empolweni Mission Station in 1876.
George Fox was a farmer.
Family historical information also informs us that he may have been related some how to a Willie and Nellie Head who farmed in Yorkshire.

Submitted by: Alexander Dillon
Address: 2 Sangster Road, Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Email: ardillon@mweb.co.za


Fox, Ineson, Armitage, Priestley, Marsland, Hirst, Clayton, Street, Hanson, Cowling, Longbottom and Lee
My great grandfather John Fox was born in Birstall in 1841 and my grandmother’s parents Timothy Ineson (1914) and Hannah Marsland (1813) were also born in the area. Their ancestor charts are attached. The family surnames are: Fox, Ineson, Armitage, Priestley (Joseph Priestley 1733 – 1804 was a great uncle), Marsland, Hirst, Clayton, Street, Hanson, Cowling, Longbottom, and Lee. I am going to be visiting Yorkshire this July. I am looking for guidance or help finding relatives who live in the area. It would be really nice to meet them and share family information.

Submitted by: Warren Petersen
Address: Dallas, Texas USA
Email: wpetersen@airmail.net


Foy
I’m trying to locate any foys who are related to a Mavis foy her mum was Gertrude gillings and her dad was James or John foy thx

Submitted by: lisa
Email: sugarbabe98@live.com


Fozzard/Fossard

I am researching my family name – Fozzard, and have made connections with Nigel Fossard who came over to England in 1066 with William, and who fought at the Battle of Hastings. Most Fozzards are in the Wakefield/Yorkshire area today, and I would be pleased to hear from anyone who wishes to share information or learn more about this unusual name,

Ian Fozzard

Submitted by: Ian Fozzard
Address: Burtersett, North Yorkshire
Email: owenfozzard@aol.com


Frain
I am searching for my mother’s father, Gerry (Gerald, Jerry?) Frain, from Barnard Castle. He would have been born around 1915, joined the Army and spent some time in Dorset. My mother, Valerie Hawkins, was born in 1935 in Weymouth and I believe she may have had a younger sister, born back in Yorkshire. Can anyone help?

Submitted by: Shelley Hall
email: sshelley42@yahoo.co.uk


France
I am trying to trace a Mr T France who was the station master at Ossett Railway Station between 1921 and 1926.
He was presented with a walking stick in 1926 from the Ossett Chamber of Trade, but I do not know why. Can anybody help me please?

Submitted by: Terry France
email: catfpajm@gmail.com


France
I am searching for the parents of Isaac France, born Dewsbury 1791. He married Charlotte Adamson at St Giles, Burnby near Pocklington, in 1812. I presume that Isaac must have been a farm labourer and Charlotte, who was born in Norton by Malton in 1797, must have lived or worked on a farm in the area. After being married they lived in Dewsbury.

Submitted by: Alan France
email: francealan@sky.com


France
G. Ggrandfather was Richard France b: about 1806. He married Harriet Sisson around 1828. In 1841 they were living in Leeds but I’m not sure where either was born. Would like information on either Richard’s or Harriet’s ancestors.

Submitted by: Jan
Email: jmadey@hotmail.com


Francis
I think my grandparents came from the Dales.

Submitted by: Walter Francis
Email: walterfrancis@sky.com


France
I am trying to find my rootes so far I have gone back to James Pearson who was the son of a John Pearson (c1673 – 1740 a Wheelwright), who was born c1723 in Loughton en le Morthen, Yorkshire. James Pearson moved to Fishlake, Yorkshire where he became a Keelman working on the large keel boats on the canals between Sheffield and Thorne. He met and married a Mary France on 28/5/1751. His son was Richard Pearson Started a shipbuilding business at Thorne Quay (now waterside) just outside Thorne. His house was Field House, on the main road into Thorne. James died of apoplexy in 1778. I have come across qute a few Pearsons from Loughton en le Morthen. Nicholas Pearson’s 1672 he lived in Laughton en le Morthen and is mentioned in the history of the village as being heavily taxed for having 14 hearths. He had a son John but cannot prove its the John above. William Hunt Pearson took over the shipbuilding Business and moved to Hull. Robert Pearson his elder brother, and who I am related to, moved to London to look after Stanton’s Wharfe the london end of the business. I would love to hear from anybody who may be connected with this family.

Submitted by: Ian C Pearson
Address: 28 Skelmersdale Road, Clacton on Sea, Essex
CO15 6DE
Email: johnbirtwhistle@btinternet.com


France/Higgins/Bowen
i’m trying to find my mother I was given up in 1965 and never got to meet her I was the only boy out of ten of us she was married to a Ronnie france in the sixties and then james Edwin tate also in the sixties and then in early 70’s se lived with a man called Jim bowen (no not the comedian) they moved to wales was the last I heard if any one can help please contact me thanks

Submitted by: colin james agar
Address: 18 second avenue wetherby ls22 6jn west yorkshire
Email: cjagar@hotmail.com


Frankland
I am looking for anyone related to the Frankland’s, who I believe to live in near or around Thirkleby or Thirsk. I am related to William Frankland, who once lived in Thirkleby Hall/Manor. Any information would be aprreciated as I am tracing my Father’s Ancestry.

Submitted by: J. Frankland
Address: 93 Keith Lucas Road, Farnborough, Hampshire,
GU14 0DJ
e-mail: june_howell1@hotmail.com


Frankland
I am looking for anyone related to the Frankland’s, who I believe to live in near or around Thirkleby or Thirsk. I am related to William Frankland, who once lived in Thirkleby Hall/Manor. Any information would be aprreciated as I am tracing my Father’s Ancestry.

Submitted by: J. Frankland
Address: 93 Keith Lucas Road, Farnborough, Hampshire,
GU14 0DJ
e-mail: june_howell1@hotmail.com


Frankland
Mary Frankland born 1858 in Hurst, Yorkshire, but spent from 1891 to 1911 census in Reeth Workhouse. Cannot find marriage or death after 1911. Mary had son born in workhouse in 1895, John William Frankland. Can’t find any information on the workhouse inmates after 1911.

Submitted by: PAMELA FRANKLAND
Address: Darlington, Co Durham
e-mail: pamfrankland@hotmail.com


Franklin
Hi, I am looking for any information for a distant relative of mine, Charlotte Mary Franklin born 18/8/1928, to Richard and Grace Franklin(nee Holroyd) , Mary is one of three daughters , the others being Doreen died 23/4/1938 aged 8 following an accident, and Sheila Franklin(nee Miles) St Albans, addresses given are 75 Bond Gate St Ripon, 20 Newbay Terrace, Ripon, There Dad Richard is my Grand Uncle who left Ireland in 1916 , he died while attending his Allotment garden on Dallamires Lane Ripon 24/3/1961, any information about Mary would be gratefully appreciated ie, if she married , etc.

Submitted by: james franklin
Address: ferns co wexford ireland
e-mail: croppyboy98@hotmail.com


Fransworth
My greatgrandparents were Abram Downs and Honor Sophia Fransworth. Her dad was Richard Fransworth from the North Riding or Yorkshire. Abram was born 1864.

Submitted by: Marilyn Vincent
Address: 330 Covewood Circle NE Calgary Alberta Canada
email: dinkyd@telusplanet.net


Freeman
My friend Jane is looking for her granddad. William Lawrence Freeman b1887. Beverley
His father was William Freeman. We have come to a brick wall on where he died and when. As she is doing her family tree

Submitted by: Linda Calvert
Address: 8 Maple Court, Seacroft, Leeds. LS14 6FS
email: lindacalvert@talktalk.net


Freeman
Looking for the Freeman Family from Sheffield and Lound.

Submitted by: Dave Freeman
Address: 16 Carmel Road
email: dave._freeman@icloud.com


Freer
I am researching any Freer that originated in Fimber, East Riding of Yorkshire.

Submitted by: Lillian Hyett
Address: Hamilton, New Zealand
email: hy.derek@xtra.co.nz


Freer
Find births to Thomas Freer and Elizabeth between 1760 and 1818.
P7F9

Submitted by: maurice freer
Address: 9,Freemans Way, East Goscote, Leicester LE7 3XT
email: maurice.joyce_freer@tiscali.co.uk


French
my grandfather henry french born 1880 lived at patterick brompton and and worked as a rabbit catcher from 1911 i would like to know more about him and if there are any records . Later on in his life he became a gamekeeper at whittwell hall and also at kirkham hall he diead in 1958 when i was 14  yours  david french

Submitted by: David French
Address: idunsvej 1  4560 vig denmark
email: dfrench44@gmail.com

 


Frost
I’m trying to trace my late father’s family. I haven’t much information only that his name was Brian Frost and he was from the Dodworth area of Barnsley.

Submitted by: Debbie Frost
Address: 2 Bardwell Court, Stanley, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
email: djfrost1971@live.co.uk


Fryatt
J W Fryatt was my great-grandfather. He raised his family in York. Any information welcome.

Submitted by: John Harrison
Address: 9 Wolsey Avenue, Cawood, Selby, North Yorks. YO8 3SU
email: cawoodtallboy@yahoo.co.uk


Furniss
Could any kind person help me, Adelaide Spence bp Marton cum Grafton, worked as a domestic servant 1901 census in Ilkley,1908. She married Edgar Theadore Furniss occ telephone engineer from Halifax, after marriage went to live Halifax. Any help badly needed on this family and decendents.

Submitted by: Colleen Boulton
Address: 1a Poplar Road, Dukinfield, Cheshire
e-mail: boultonfamilytree@hotmail.co.uk


Furness
Looking in to my Grandfather’s details. He was James Russell Furness – the same name as my great-grandfather, and my grandfather was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Submitted by: R Borrett
Address: Flat 5, Melbourne Rd, Wallington, Surrey SM6 8SF
Email: rosie.borrett@btinternet.com


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