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Family Tree Adventures part 2

Hello there,

Its been quite an exciting (& very hot) 4-5 days

Not really sure when it was now, (think maybe Friday 29th) I happened to come across some info in a couple of other Ancestry family trees. I made conact with the tree owners, asking where they got the info from. To which one of the tree owners replied saying from FIBIS

So doing a few searches on FIBIS, some just a surname, others with first name or initial & surname (“de Souza”, “Vida”, “Parrott”, “Phililp de Souza”, “John de Souza”, “N Vida” etc)

I had a few totally AWESOME & “MAJOR” finds (aaahhhh squweeeeeee lol). I had other awesome finds too, but mainly just confirming what I had in the tree anyway.

One of my major finds was finding the link between Rose (aka Rosalie Matilda) & her father Philip. I only had an obituary of Philip’s wife from a cousin, who got it from another cousin. (The obituary come with some family tree sheets, much of which I had already, but some I didn’t.)

John & Rose Terry had a son born at her father’s home, her father being (wait for it) ………………………… Philip de Souza. This in turn tied in perfectly with the obituary. (MAJOR HAPPY DANCE)

Found John & Rose’s Marriage just today. AGH soo hard to stop when you’re on a roll, but I must. Need to get stuff sorted (before it gets too hot again) for some offline family adventures I’m doing this week.

Another was finding the surname of William Fitzallan Parrott’s mother Mary Ann Elizabeth. The marriage of William’s parents, Robert Parrott & Mary Ann Elizabeth Mason, so with this new information I at last was able to fill in a few blanks in the family tree.

A little tidbit here, discovering Mary’s surname, made me groan a bit “aghhhhh, doh!” as William’s brother was called Robert James Mason Parrott

Dorothe Verna Terry's tree

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


FIBIS – Families in British India Society


Marriage Certificates

Hello there,

I wasn’t initially going to blog about Marriage Certificates, but in having more of a look at one of the Marriage Certificates I recently ordered (via the GRO).  Then having look at the other Marriage Certificates I have (for my maternal grandfathers side), I’ve decided I WILL do a blog.

So far I have 8 Marriage Certificates

– 1 Marriage was in Delhi India (John Burdett Clark & Dorothe Verna Terry)
My Grandparents married in the Sacred Heart Cathedral according to the the Roman Catholic Faith.

– 3 in Yeovil, Somerset
One of the marriages took place at the Primitive Methodist Chapel and according to the Primitive Methodist faith

Two marriages took place at the South Street Chapel, one being of the Bapists faith the 2nd was Protestant? something.  (James Hitchcock & Louisa Bishop)

One of the South Street Chapel Marriages is most interesting indeed!
This is due to the Marriage Certificate having FOUR witnesses.

Witnesses being – Sister to the groom, the fathers of the couple marrying
and the 4th looks like Robert Neal/Noel Woodley?

James Hitchcock & Louisa Bishop - Marriage 1865

Here is the interesting marriage certificate (William John Clark & Eliza Brown)

William John Clark & Eliza Brown Marriage 1920

– 1 Kent, some details for this Marriage is hard to read, such as the Chapel name and what the faith is. (George Clark & Sarah Ann Whitnall)

George Clark & Sarah Ann Whitnall Marriage 1861

– 3 marriages took place in the Church of England, 2 in Southampton & 1 in Northampton

** Getting massively distracted looking at other stuff when I should really be doing this blog …. hahaha **

Anyway here are some links of interest about Yeovil, Somerset.

This is a great site I found while writing this blog post The A-to-Z of Yeovil’s History by Bob Osborn

A few links from the above site Baptist Chapel // Back Street / South Street

This has a collection of photos of Yeovil – then & now

This is a other website that looks quite interesting Yeovil Baptist Church

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

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