Family Lines

These are the predecessors I am researching. Click on any of the coloured names to see more detail about these people and to confirm whether they are a common ancestor.

Bartlett
James Bartlet was baptised in Wedmore, Somerset, in 1747. He was the son of John Bartlet. The vicar did not record mothers' names so we do not know who was John's wife. Jamesmarried Ann (possibly Ann Latcham ) and had five children: Mary (bapt 1774), George (bapt 1777 d 1789), Hannah (1778-1780), John (1781-1841), another Hannah (bapt 1785), Charles (bapt 1787),  George (bapt 1789) and James (1792-1793).
Charles (1787) married Grace Latcham in 1807) and had four children: James (bapt 1809), George (bapt 1811), Ann (1813-1815) and Charles (bapt 1815 in Wedmore).
Charles Bartlett (bapt 1815) married Dianna  Ridley. They had 7 children, one of whom was John Bartlett (b 1840/1) who married Mary Ann Paines (b 1842/3). Their children include John, Louisa, William, Thomas, Rose, Henrietta and Charles. They came from the Litton / Shepton Mallet / Midsomer Norton area of Somerset though some, at least, of the family moved to the mining vallies of Wales and later to England. Other children of Charles & Diana were George, Elizabeth, Louisa, Mark, Anna and Albert . More about  these, and related, members of the Bartlett family.
Godley
In the mid-1700's James Godley married first Prudence Smith then Elizabeth Lancaster. They had several children including Thomas Godley who married Mary Dawson; their son Thomas (1808-1869) married Ann Limbird (1802-1852); and their son Thomas J D Godley (1832-1896) married Anne Foster (abt 1836 - 1901). Their children were Herbert, Ethel, Wilhenina (all three of whom emigrated to the USA), Dawson and Tom. Siblings of Thomas JD include Hanna, Mary Ann, Prudence, John Godfrey, Harriet, Betsey, and George. These Godley's hale from Hale, Lincolnshire (Lincs) but also lived in Lancashire (Lancs) and Scarborough. More about  these, and related, members of the Godley family.
Limbird
Anthony Limbird (1712 - 1797) married Elizabeth POUNDER, lived in Bicker, Lincolnshire, and had children James Limbird (1745 -1790), Anthony Limbird, William Limbird (1752 - 1755), William Limbird (1754 - 1757), Pounder Limbird (1756 -1833), Susanna Limbird (1758 -1763), Elizabeth Limbird (1760 - 1761) and Edward Limbird.  Pounder married Hannah GRANGER (1766-1835) and they had children James Limbird (1793 -1854) who married Elizabeth LANE (1796-1852) and had 8 children (many of whom emigrated to the USA), Maria Limbird who married  John HOMER, Hannah Limbird (1799-1799), Pounder Limbird (1799-1799), Ann Limbird who married Thomas Godley, Anthony Limbird (1803 - 1866) and Richard Limbird.  More about  these, their descendants, and related, members of the Limbird family
Lye
William Lye(c1780-1850) m Elizabeth (aka Bettey) (c1780-1875) and had children Richard, Harriet, Ann, Louiza, John, James, Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah and Caroline.
Richard Lye married Joanne Cox and had children Thomas, Edward, Charles and John. Thomas Lye (b 1842/3) married Francis (b 1841/2). Their children include William, Albert, Emily, Agnes, Rosena, Frances and Frederick. They came from the Shepton Mallet / Midsomer Norton area of Somerset.
Caroline Lye (1825) married Thomas Gait and had children George, James and Amelia.
More about  these, and members of quite a few other Lye families from this area.
Dawson
Our Dawson family lived in Great Hale, Lincolnshire in the late 1700s and early 1800s (and probably at other times too). John Dawon married Martha and had several children of whom Mary (1741), John (1742) and Rebecca (1748) seem to have survived childhood. John married Ann Thompson in 1872 and had children Edward (1773), Mary (1777-1825) who married Thomas Godley, and William (1775-1844) who married Penelope Watson.. More about  these, their descendants, and related, members of the Dawson family.
Todd
William Todd married Laura Watson (1877 - 1960) .  They lived in Yorkshire.  Their children were Gladys, Madge and Kathleen. More about  these, and related, members of the Todd family.
Brown
James Brown (1850-1927), a haulier, married Caroline  Bell (b1857) both were born in London, he in or near St John's Wood and she in Holloway .  They eventually moved to Kingston upon Thames, Surrey. Their children were Caroline (Carrie), James Henry (Harry), Arthur Selby , John and Elizabeth (Lizzie). More about  these, and related, members of the Brown family.
Parnaby
Thomas Parnaby (b abt 1806/7) married Hannah (b abt 1812/13). Their children were John, Jane, Thomas, Mary, Robert, Hannah, Frances, Elizabeth and William.  Thomas Snr had been born in Ainderby Steeple, Yorkshire, Hannah and all their children in Gilling West. More about  these, and related, members of the Parnaby family.
Prosser
My Prosser descendents came from the Taynton / Harescombe / Elmore (Elsmore) / Longney area of Gloucestershire in the 1800's.  More about Prosser here.
Warne
My Warne tree is extensive. Richard Warne (1793-1870), one of ten children of Richard Warnes (c1775 -c1845), had seven children including George Warne (1826-1890) who had 10 children: Mary Ann Barnard (Polly) (1855-1946) ;George Watts Warne (1857-1949) ; Richard Warne (Dick) (1859-1941) ;William Warne (1867-1938) ; Henry William Warne (1858-1947) ;Watts Daniel Warne (Dave) (1868-1943) ; Alfred Alexander Warne (1863-1942) ; Albert Charles Warne (1868-1935) ; John Herbert Warne (1870-1950) ; and Charlotte Anna Warne (Lottie) (1873-1965). Most of whom married and now have an extended family. More about  these, and related, members of the Warne family and Richard's descendents.
Bliss, Reygate
John Bliss married  Jane Boyd. They had several children including Susannah Bliss who married Richard Reygate.  Some handed-down papers relate to John Bliss visiting St Petersburg in 1859.    More about Bliss & Reygate.
Hayes or Hays, and Linham or Linnam, also Sealey or Sealy
Ralph Hayes (b abt 1874) was one of the many children of Wallace Hayes (b abt 1851), also known as Walter Hayes, and his wife Hannah Linham (b abt 1853); and grandchild of Benjamin Hayes and Elizabeth. Hannah's pedigree is less clear.  Hayes is also spelled Hays, and Linham also occurs as  Linnam.  More about Hayes and Linham, including what I know about Elizabeth.

Other connected family names about which I have some knowledge include:

Baggott
Barnard
Berry
Bonnell
Brooks
Martin
Morris
Russell
Skilbeck
Steeper
Warn.

If you have knowledge of any of these people, their descendants, or their predecessors, I would love to hear from you so that we may exchange family history information. Click on any of the coloured names to see more detail about these people and to confirm whether they are a common ancestor.


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