Root and Branch December 2013
The contents of the December 2013 issue are:
- West Surrey Family History Society Information/Root and Branch:
Information about membership categories and guidelines for submitting articles to Root and Branch.
Sheila Brown announced the upcoming 40th anniversary of WSFHS and the 100th anniversary of the Great War will both be marked by articles in the 2014 issues of the Journal
- From the Secretary:
Ann Sargeant reported on the Annual General Meeting and requests that anyone willing to lead the Farnham area group to please step forward. She thanked volunteers and noted that raising awareness of the Society is an ongoing goal
- Members' Interests:
Should any of the following names appear on your family tree, you may wish to check the list in Root and Branch for complete
BAGWE/ILL, BAGWELL, BARNES, BENNETT, BOG(UE), CHILD(S), COLDHAM, EDWARDS, HARDING, HOPE, JAMES, JARLETT, KEEN, KNIGHT, LEAVITT, LEVET, MATTHEWS, MEPHAM, OSBORN, ROBERTS, SPONG, THOMPSN, TURNBULL, VERNON
- Computer Corner:
Jeanne Bunting reviewed her search for a new printer, as well as providing an overview of the Devon Wills Project and the Solder’s Wills index
- News from the Centres:
What's on at Camberley, Farnham, Guildford, Walton-On-Thames and Woking, as well as news from the Computer Group,
plus a recap of recent meetings.
- Future Meetings at the Society:
Upcoming meetings of West Surrey Family History Society from September through December.
- News from Surrey Heritage:
Julian Pooley pointed out a new range of sources and guides available on the Exploring Surrey’s Past website, and offers advice on approaching the basics of family history
- Diary of Events around the UK:
News regarding museums, family history fairs and associated events that will interest both new and experienced genealogists.
Readers seek help in filling gaps in the GUTTMANN family history and details about a certificate and medal presented to schoolchildren after the end of Second World War. Also included are details of the Surrey Association of Church Bell Ringers named on the First World War Roll of Honour, and the website for access to names
- New Publications through the WSFHS Bookstall include:
CD 38 A-K Surrey Electoral Registers – 1920s, CD 38 A Chertsey Division, CD 38B Croydon Division, CD 38 C Eastern (Surrey) Division, CD 38 D Epsom Division, CD 38E Farnham Division, CD 38 F Guildford Division, CD 38G Kingston Division, CD 38H Mitcham Division, 38 I Reigate Division, CD 38 J Richmond Division and CD 38K Wimbledon Division, as well as CD 39 A 3rd Collection of Surrey Baptisms
Open Day 2013 went very well, according to Chris Leech, as evidenced by the audience looking at the photos and displays
The Society of Genealogists awarded a Certificate of Recognition to Rosemary Cleaver for her contributions to the world of family history and the West Surrey family history Society
New additions to the reference library are: Royal Justice in Surrey 1258 to 1269, Surrey Archeological Collection publication Volume 97 and Woking Register of Electors 1981, plus Cobham from Old Photography by Peter F. Cornell
Wartime Memories by Bill MARTIN features an Empire Day 1940 certificate awarded to his wife, Ruth LONGHURST and another to her family in appreciation for service to their country
Tony KELLY explains that Monumental Inscriptions contain just over 80,000 names from 126 churchyards and cemeteries in the County of Surrey pre-1837
David WORSFIELD wrote about Louisa FAUX – from carpenter’s daughter to lady of independent means by way of three husbands: Richard EMBLETON, William John SMITH and James HALES
Following up on an earlier story on two ATFIELD family members, Christine BUTLER related the story about the death of a third, ARTHUR FREDERICK ATFIELD
Sheen, and a tale of three brothers by Dr. Geoffrey MANN describes John, William and Nicholas DACKOMBE, who were born in Dorset around 1570/1580
A Cautionary Tale (or a new 2xgreat-grandfather) by Pauline TAYLOR describes her disbelief upon discovering the name she has known all her life is not her name at all
BURPHAM WILL REMEMBER THEM – COMMUNITY PROJECT seeks information on the following men whose names appear on its First World War memorial: ADAMS, COLLIS, DURRANT, GREY, GUNNER, KNIGHT, PHILLIPS, RUSSELL, SEARLE, STILWELL, WILLIAMS, WISDOM or WORSFOLD
Dominic HARPER identified the following debtors listed in the London Gazette, an official Journal of the British Government from 18887 to 1900: ATTWELL, SAVAGE, COOPER, CORBETT, DUNGAY, FERGUSON, FRASER, GIBBENS, GILMORE, JONES, LUTMAN, MAILLARD, SHARLAND, SHEARER, SNUGS, SONNENSCHIEN, TAYLOR, TUBB and WILLIAMS. In addition, Dominic HARPER identified the appointment of postmen and other postal employees in Camberley and a list of those killed during the First World War
Born in Surrey, Died in New Zealand profiles Emily DRAKE nee DUFFELL, who was born in Reigate and is buried at Lyttelton, Canterbury.