Root and Branch March 2013
The contents of the March 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 offers members the opportunity to publish excerpts of their family history research in future editions of Root and Branch.
- From the Secretary:
Ann Sargeant recaps the Annual General Meeting and shares an example of how through the kindness of a stranger,
a fascinating photo of The Gatehouse School at Kingston Hill has been preserved.
- 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
contact information: ABBOTT, ADSETT, BAILEY, BARNARD, BERRYMAN, BOXALL, BROMHAM, BURNS, BUTLER, CAPLEN, CARTER, CAVY, CHITTY, CHUTER,
COPPINS, CROOK, DENYER, DONOVAN, DOUGHLAS, DYE, ETHERINGTON, FISHER, FREEMAN, GANNON, GARDNER, GOSLING, GRANT, GREANEY, HANDSCOMB(E),
HARDING, HURLEY, JELL(E)Y, JEZZARD, JOYCE, LEE, LEVETT, LOWES, MARSHALL, MERETT, MONEY, MOOREY, MULCAHY, NEAL(E), NEALE, NOVELL,
OCKLEY, PAGE, PENNYCOAT, PENYCOD, PILCHER, POTTERTON, PULLEN, RISBRIDGER, ROGERS, ROSE, RUSSELL, SHELLEY, STANTON, STEEL(E),
STEV/PHENS, STILWELL, SWINYARD, TASKER, TAYLOR, TRIGG, TUBBY, VARNDEN, VICKERY, WATKIS(S), WELLAND, WHITMORE, WILLINGALE, WINSLETT,
WYATT and YOUNG.
- Help for Members (formerly Aid & Assistance):
Those willing to lend a hand to others are asked to submit details to Mrs. Jane Thomas who is setting up a new database.
Examples of recent offers of help include a member who has numerous DVD parish records for Hampshire and Sussex and another who
holds records for three Sussex parishes: Horsted Keynes, Ardlingly and West Hoathly.
- Computer Corner:
Jeanne Bunting or Gadget Granny, as she is often called, rates the speech recognition software on the iPhone 5 and
gives a pat on the back to volunteers armed who are using the Flip-Pal scanner to rescue photos lost in a natural disaster.
She shares her chagrin with voice controlled answering systems and weighs in on "cloud computing".
- 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 April through June.
- News from Surrey Heritage:
Julian Pooley reports the following new accessions: parish magazines for St Lawrence’s, Seale, 1908-1917 and 1937-1993;
papers related to the fabric and property of St Peter and St Paul’s church in Nutfield, 1912-1956;
a baptism register of St Andrew’s Oxshott, 7 April 1912-14 October 1956;
a list of promised assistance for the election of John Leech as MP for West Surrey;
and two albums of watercolours from Guildford Museum containing illustrations of Surrey parish churches.
- Diary of Events around the UK:
News regarding museums, family history fairs and associated events that will interest both new and experienced genealogists.
Help is requested in learning more about descendents of Fred. John KERSHAW, who may have originated in
East Meon/Hambleton/Hascombe/Godalming /Guilford areas, and in identifying a nursing badge, possibly from a London hospital.
Another inquiry seeks a service record for Percival James TICKNER from Worplesdon, Surrey, of the 139th Field Ambulance of the R.A.M.C.
New family history research titles include:
The Wills of our Ancestors, A Guide for Family and Local Historians by Stuart Raymond;
St Peter and St Paul, Ewhurst, A Guide and History by Janet Balchin.
- Publications by Post:
the ordering details for a comprehensive list of 42 parishes, as well as ancient parishes in the Dorking District.
- Ann Sargeant takes us time tripping in Some Springtime Happenings in and Around Surrey, as she explores strange weather events
from 1751 to 1947.
- James TEAROE and three ladies at least! Pauline TAYLOR uncovers fascinating history about the family of her 2xgreat-grandmother’s
- A Grain of Truth by Sheila Brown explains how the Alberta Genealogical Society helped solve a mystery about
James Henry Frank RACKETT, who immigrated to Canada in 1920.
- In Recent Updates and Additions to Online Resources, Ann Sargeant provides helpful reminders on reliable sources of records,
most of which are online.
- PC1 The First Uniformed Policeman in Guildford by Susan MANDEVILLE provides an insightful portrait of her great-great grandfather,
- Born In Surrey, England – Died in Canada lists the surnames of the following strays:
BALCHIB, HINTON, HUNTER, LANE, PORTER, READ, RIVERS, SCMIDT, COOK, SMYTHE, SPENCE, WHARF, STEEVES, OUTTRIM, STRANGE, THOMPSON,
HARRINGTON, WILSON and THOMAS.
- Cliff WEBB provides More Byfleet Wills from 1660 to 1786:
Sarah Moore, John BERDOE, Ann ROBERTS, Daniel BREANE, Thomas MORGAN, Nicolas MEEARS, Ann COOK, Anthony Beauchamp, William WEBB,
Daniel HARRIS, Thomas CHAMPION, William TAHOURDIN and Mary ROBINSON. Merrow Wills in the PCC 1707-1829: John MIGNOLD, William WALGRAVE,
Ursula DUNCOMB, Thomas BROOKER, William MURDIN, John WOODS, Henry SHURRETT, Jane MARGESON, Sarah WOODS, Edward WOODS, Peter WHITINGTON,
Joseph HILL and Sarah WICKENDEN.