Zealand, Summerson and Bradley
My branch of the Zealands originated in Lincolnshire, but my paternal grandfather, George Alfred Zealand (1899 – 1966), moved to East Keswick in Yorkshire in (I think) the 1920s.
George married Ada Summerson (1897 – 1982) in the 1920s. Ada was from Leeds, but I have no other information on her family.
My mother’s maternal grandfather was Bedford Bradley (born 1859) who married Alice Whittham (born around 1857). The lived in Fairburn, Yorkshire. My maternal grandfather was adopted by the Hodkinson family from near Settle, Yorkshire and there are no records of his birth family.
I am looking for corroborative evidence for the information I have and would like to have contact with anyone researching the above names.
Submitted by: Paul Zealand
Address: 76 Greenfields Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 7BJ
I am looking for any information on Zilpah (Christian name) born 1866, Skircoat, Yorkshire. She married (?) Henry Bedford 1886. They had seven children. Henry died 19?? and Zilpah married Tom Stubley and they had two children. Zilpah lived in Skircoat and Siddal.
Submitted by: Lesley Matthewson
ZWYKER – Bandmaster 2nd (Queen’s Own) Regiment – lost aboard HMS Birkenhead off South Africa 1852. Christian names of himself, wife and children.
Submitted by: Peter Smith