Ancestry Adventures

The pots I made

Hello there,

Me & mum went to another pottery workshop session at the D.@rt Centre in Hedge End, 19th May 2018. Not sure when we’ll be going back to the workshop.

These are the pots & tile sort of thing, I made, after being “firing”

In this session we glazed the pots, I really couldn’t decide what I wanted to do with my pots, so opted to do a clear glaze.

That’s all for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Ancestry Adventures!

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Surname Archive – Merriman

Hello there,

Here’s what I have relating to the “Merriman/Merryman” name

Silverware

About 1830s, American Coin Silver Shell Salt Spoon, marked B&M (Bradley & Merriman?)

Sterling Silver Salt/Mustard Spoon, marked PJM (Philippa Jane Merriman)

Various Coin Silver Cups, J.E. Merriman, Memphis, TN, 1841-1860.
The ridged/grooved cup also has markers mark “Tifft & Whitting” on the base.

Photos

1 – Nan Merriman (3 other pictures & an Advert, dates between 1955 and 1963)

2 – Theron W Meriman (dated 9th Jan 1948)

3 – Robert Merriman (dated 18th Apr 1950)

1 – Rev Willis Merriman (dated 10th Apr 1872)

2 – Beach House at Pirate’s Beach, Galveston Island, Texas
(designed by Bill Merriman of Bill Baily firm, dated 31st Oct 1979)

3 – James Merriman, Australian Ship Owner. A chromolithographic plate taken from Australian Men of Mark. Published in 1888 by Charles F Maxwell, Victoria Chambers, Elizabeth St, Sydney

Pictures

Various Prints in and around Glasgow by Peter St Clair Merriman

Postcards

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1 – Silver Fox Lodge, Fairbanks, Alaska. Merriman

2 – Merriman Collage, East Northfield, MA.

3 – John X Merriman, South African Tug, built 1938

Documents

Horace Merriman and Lucius Sanderson, 1866 Indenture, Waushara, Wisconsin.

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Military

1st World War Medal of William Leslie Merryman (Regiment No. 1596, Cambridge)

Honourable Discharge Certificate, TA-212523 Sgt Frederick Merryman,
Royal Army Service Corps, dated 20th June 1919

To Lt. Merryman USN. in appreciation from his friends of the Brazilian Navy
C. Barroso Philadelphia 1951

Photos

– Aunt Bessie Merryman (7 other pictures, dates between 1935 and 1940)
(World’s famous chaperon, & Aunt of Wallis Simpson)

– Jack Merryman, Red Cats baseball player (dated 4 Jun 1968)

That’s all for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Surname Study Adventures!

Surname Archive – Whitnall

Hello there,

I don’t have many items relating to the “Whitnall” name yet, but this is what I do have.

Military

1st World War Medals of Alfred Whitnall (Regiment No. 30045, Lancashire Fusiliers)

Photos & Prints

1st pic, Charles B. Whitnall, an original press photo (dated 21 Jan 1939, on the back). Here’s a couple of links Find a Grave and Wikipedia giving a little more info on Charles.

2nd & 3rd pics Bishop Edward Wetenhall and a blurb. A Westminster Abbey. link giving more info on Edward.

Books

A Wikipedia link giving a little more info on Samuel.

That’s all for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Surname Study Adventures!

Arthur Duncan Merriman

Hello there,

I had been pretty quiet about this, but now the auction has past I can now “spill the beans” …. lol

About 4-5 weeks ago, I saw this Lot 18, Arthur Duncan Merriman which was up for sale 9th May 2018, on one of the auction sites I regularly check Dix Noonan Webb

It initially the Lot only had a picture of the Medals, the documentation picture was added a while later, after I asked what documents where included in the lot.

As the auction day drew closer & closer I pondered in bidding on it & giving it a go, till I couldn’t ponder any more & yesterday morning I gave it a go.

Then today 9th May 2018 was auction day, the auction started at 10am. (Was interesting watching the other lots, each lot was up for maybe only a minute or two.)

Then it was Lot 18, Arthur Duncan Merriman’s turn, it attracted a few bidders & went for £6000 (way out of my price range …. I rather knew I wouldn’t manage to get it, but I just had to try)

Am hoping the currant owner maybe sees this blog & perhaps gets in contact.

Here’s a link to the Merriman Profile Merriman Surname Study

Contact me at merriman@one-name.org

That’s all for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Surname Study Adventures!

4th Anniversary – new flat

Hello there,

Happy 4th anniversary to me!!!
 
4 years ago today, I move to a ground floor 1 bed flat.
 
My life has been so awesome since!
 
There have been a more than few crappy moments, but the AWESOME moments far outweigh the crappy ones!

That’s all for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Ancestry Adventures!

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Not exactly an Ancestry or Surname Study Adventure I know, but I have to mark the day in someway.

Surname Study Objectives

Hello there,

While the main objective is to research, record and share information on the family histories and historical contexts etc of people with the surname & its variants.

How do you go about doing that? It really needs breaking down into smaller more manageable chunks.

So these are my current Aims/Goals (covering both Surnames (Merriman & Whitnall)

Short term to Medium
– Collect & cross-reference GRO BMD Indexes & Census data (England only to start with).

– Identify and reconstruct family trees, so establishing family groups.

– Collect & cross-reference BMD & Census data in other areas of the UK

– Create a Facebook group for the study (one for each surname)

Medium to Long term
– Collect & preserve documents & any paper material I obtain or is donated to me
(This also includes material in digital/electronic format)

– Compile a catalogue of artifacts & items etc I obtain or are donated to me.

– Consider creating a website (Goon) to share and preserve the research, so providing a central resource to share & exchange info with others interested in the surname

Ongoing
– Publicise the study through my Blog, Social Media, Guild of One-Name Studies & other websites (then over time Family History magazines & journals)

– Respond to enquiries as & when received (keeping a record of enquirers)

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As always, the Surname Studies are constant work in progress, but feel free to get in touch & I’ll do my best to help you.

That’s all for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Surname Study Adventures!

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GRO – General Register Office
BMD – Birth, Marriage Death

Surname Study Profiles

Hello there,

Has been awhile I know, have been trying to decide what I what my Surname Studies to be. {Hat tip to Julie of Anglers Rest) One of Julie’s blog posts is called ‘What do you want your One-Name Study to be?’

One of her blog categories I’ve been looking thought is on the topic of One-Name Studies (There’s many other interesting categories on Julie’s blog)

I’ve also been checking out quite a few other Goon Surname Studies to generally see what other Members had for their Surname Profile, as well as any websites linked on the surname Profile. Which gave me some good ideas for Aims, Goals, Objectives (whatever you want to call them)

This was so I could put more content on my own Surname Studies (Merriman & Whitnall) as at the time of writing this blog post the ‘About the study’ section on the surname profiles are looking rather empty & bare. (All the currently visible sections are a bit empty & bare mind you! lol).

But I think I now know what I want to add into the ‘About the study’ section (on both Surname profiles).

That’s all for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Surname Study Adventures!

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Goon – Guild of One Name Studies

My 1st Bishopstoke Snow

Hello there,

Here re a few picture of the Snow in my ‘new’ flat, even though I have been living here for about 5 years now! …. hahaha

I took these yesterday late morning early afternoon

Then these are from today

“My poor Foxgloves & Poppies, as well as plants in the front garden”

That’s all for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Ancestry Adventures!

A Paternal “brickwall” (Tognoli)

Hello there,

Last week (23rd Feb 2018) I had a descendant of my Tognoli line contact me with little snippet further (but awesome) information so many thanks to him.

So that was really cool, will be following that up & in time hopefully we can help each other discover more regard our Ancestor.

So now I/we have an exact place of birth.

Place of Birth is in fact Villanterio, Pavia, Italy & not Milan like it says in the 1901 census

Birth – Giuseppe Pietro Tognoli (aka Joseph Peter Tognoli)
Birth Index (Pavia, Italy) Joseph P Tognoli

1901 Census – Giuseppe Pietro Tognoli (aka Joseph Peter Tognoli)
1901 England Census (Tognoli)

Pavia, Lombardy, Italy, Civil Registration Records, 1866-1937
https://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1514

This is where my book ‘Family Tree, Italian Guide’ comes in VERY handy

Family Tree, Italian Guide

That’s all for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Ancestry Adventures!

Local Museum Exhibition

Hello there,

This was an exhibition which was on at the Local Museum a few weeks ago (13th Jan 2018 t 24 Feb 2018)

The exhibition was called – The Borough of Eastleigh, Parish by Parish

That’s all for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Ancestry Adventures!

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