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This is one several pages provided as a vehicle for posting questions related to Bagshot people and families that other readers might be able to answer. The index to these is here. Please scroll down to the message pad to ask a question or provide an answer. 

If you are seeking genealogical information about your ancestors then look at the page entitled "Tracing Your Family Tree" where I tell you where the old church records are archived, and offer some further suggestions and information sources to help your search. I am not able to provide any information from such old records or to conduct research on your behalf.

I have another page for general questions about Bagshot.


Jordan

Peggy Atatise : I am hoping to find any relatives living in England. My late father, Anthony John Jordan, was born in Bagshot on Nov 11 1932 to Veronica Jordan. He was adopted by a family of the name of Sandford or Sanford. He came to Canada in 1952 and met and married my mother.  [Jul 13] Though John was born in Bagshot his birth was registered in the Marylebone district of London. If you know of any relatives you can contact Peggy via the message pad below.


Floersheim

From Carolyn:  I would like to ask if anyone has any information about the Floersheim family who I believe owned Penny Hill Park after Louis Schott did (and may in fact have been relatives). Louis Floersheim was a naturalised German merchant banker and I believe he owned the estate for some time in the late 1800s.

One of his sons, Cecil Floersheim, wrote a book of poetry and in this is a poem entitled "The Dogs' Grave at Bagshot" implying that there might have been a pets graveyard on the estate at one time and that that the family spent some time there, although from the census and other records their main residence appears to be in London. I am interested in the family as an ancestor of mine married Cecil Floersheim. [Feb12]  Please use the message pad below to reply.


John (Jack) Hughes

Steve asks "Does anyone remember the Hughes Family who lived in Brookside, Bagshot between 1930 and 1960" Feb11

Lionel Parr has written "I remember the house where the Hughes family lived in the 1930s, near Windle Brook. There was Mr & Mrs Hughes and they had more than one child." [Jan 14]  

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Desmond Hastings

Sue writes: Desmond Hastings used to run a mobile vegetable coach and also a shop with Arthur Hastings, next to Duncan Hamiltons in The Square. These were both started from the 1950's I think.  Any information or photographs would be appreciated. 7038.407

From Terry Allen :  Yes, I remember helping Art and Des Hastings. Art Hastings' son Andrew and me used to drive round the streets of Bagshot - I can allways smell, even just sitting here, the fresh vegatables in the back of the old coach . I lived on  Bagshot Ggreen untill I came to Canada in 1970 - it's been a long time and a lot of memories. Oct08

If you can add anything, or used to know Terry and would like to be put in contact, then please reply using the message pad below


Ron Frost

Ron was one of the 1st Bagshot scouts during the post-war years and was Scout Master from 1952 until 1961 when he took a job working in London. Ron would like to contact anyone who remembers him or the scouts in those days. Jan06


Foster

Mrs Westron writes "My father Ronald Victor Foster was stationed at Bagshot  Park between 1955-1957 roughly. He was in the army catering corps.  If you know him please get in touch". xi8


Hungarian Refugee - Joseph (Jozef ?)

Richard asks Can anyone remind me of a surname? During the uprising in Hungary (1952-53-54?) we took in a Hungarian refugee who lived with us on Vicarage Road. He went to work at Waterers Nurseries. We moved away and I joined the Forces but I understand that he stayed in Bagshot, and at Waterers, and became quite a senior member of the staff there. Does anyone who worked there, perhaps, remember him or know of his whereabouts now? [333 Dec 04]

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Eric Gilbert

From Joe Peel: xii06 Does anyone remember Eric Gilbert? He was a bookmaker and was married to my mother's cousin Mary. I remember holidaying with them in the late 1960s and going to the bookies shops with Eric. He had two or three shops in the area. I was looking for his name on the web and found this link to Bagshot. I have his old tan crombie coat that he would have worn at Ascot and such like when he was on the courses.  This enquiry is now closed.  [Oct 12]

From Lynne Weller  Jan11 Eric Gilbert was indeed married to Mary; they lived opposite us in Pinewood Gardens. I only vaguely remember Eric as he died when I was very young but I spent many happy days of my childhood in the 70s out with 'Auntie' Mary. She often used to talk about Eric and the bookmakers. Sadly she died in late 80s or early 90s. I'm still in touch with John Henwood who worked at the bookmakers with Eric.

From Bev I remember Mary and Eric Gilbert. Mary, bless her, took me under her wing and treated me like a daughter. She used to love her garden and had lots of little surprises hidden away in it. They will both always be remembered by me with fondness. [Sep 12]


Gosden, Berry & Webb

The late Alan Gosden wrote:

I come from two old Bagshot families, Berry and Gosden. It was suggested the Gosden's originated in West End, Bisley or Windsor. My grandfather had four sisters, one, Kate Gosden (married name Parker) lived in Vicarage Road, Bagshot, possibly died in late 60s or early 70s, and may have had a daughter Joy.

I would like any news of members of the family, are there any members still around Bagshot?  I would also like to contact old friends.

Alan's sister, Jennifer Norman, while telling me of Alan's death in 2009, also tells me that his neice is continuing Alan's research and will be pleased to hear from others. Please use the message pad below.  v/vi9

Martin  has written:

Both of my grandparents came from old Bagshot families the Berry's and Gosdens (I am nephew of Alan Gosden, listed above). The Berry family lived on College Ride, whilst the Gosdens, Guildford Row. The Berry children were, Ernest (my Grandfather), Stan & Hilda (who married Bill Gosden). The Gosdens were, Edward (Ted), Lillian (my Grandmother - later Berry), May (later Moore), William (Bill - married Hilda Berry), Ernest & Joan (later Lake).  I would love to know any additional information about my families above as sadly they have all died now. 9023ii9

Jane Landeen has written from the USA about her Bagshot ancestors and would welcome contact with anyone else with any connection to these people: {1827.704  Jan11}

My 4th great Grandmother is Margaret Gosden (b abt 1777) in Mary LeBone, Bagshot. She died 7 April 1863 at Chobham. She married Thomas Wild / Wilds (b 1775 d 11 Sep 1857). They had eight children born in Bagshot, probably between the years of 1795 and 1828: Eliza, Diana , Lucy, Ann, Sarah, John, Margaret and Mary.  Of these Diana was born 16 March 1799, married Samuel Waller (born 7 June 1797) and died in America on 9 Sept 1864. But Samuel Waller died in Chelsea in 1867 - a mystery to solve!! Other names in Jane's family tree include Berry, Oliver, Newman, Legg and Wigley. Jane would appreciate contact with anyone with local information about these families. [Dec 08, Mar 15]

Alison seeks information about Laura Mary Gosden and her husband Jack Davis

From Shannon : My Berry ancestors came from Bagshot. They lived on Jenkin's Hill, but we didn't know what number or name until I recently found a newspaper clipping. The address listed for one of them is "Verona", Jenkin's Hill. Does anyone know if this house still exists?  [Nov 16]

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Thomas Huddle, born in 1873

From Peter Bosley:

I am researching my grand father Thomas Huddle, born in 1873.  He appears on the 1881 Census as a resident of The Royal Albert Orphan School aged 8 years.

Are there any records from the School during this time, that might confirm my grand father's background.

I understand that he joined the Gordon Highlanders as a boy soldier and I have a photograph of him in the Regiment's uniform aged probably around 15 years. The photograph was taken at a Guildford studio. He was in the band and after 11 years transferred to the Coldstream Guards band where he served for a further 21 years.

I believe he had a sister, a little older than him, who I only know as Aunt Kitt. ?

I have forwarded Peter's questions about school records to the Old Boy's Association, but can you help Peter? If you can add anything to this, or any other enquiry, please reply using the message pad below.


Gaskoin

Annette seeks information about John and Mary Gaskoin and their daughter Mary Ann or Marianne  who was born in Bagshot and Christened on 10 Jan 1792. Mary Ann married a gentleman of the Wine Cellar and lived in Windsor and London .  Jan10


Gatfield 

Davina writes from Spain .. 218.402

I have been tracing my ancestors for a couple of years now. They arrived in Windlesham in the early 1800s and stayed there until the 1970s. The main name that I have been tracing is Gatfield.  Family rumours have it that my great grandparents John Gatfield and Elizabeth Soan met while they were working at Bagshot Park. 

I have many lines still to follow, what happened to Theresa Gatfield who was a domestic servant in the 1881 census? Emily Gatfield and William Hawthorne who married shortly after the 1881 census? Walter Gatfield? Edith Gatfield?  I have quite a bit of information which I would be delighted to share with "distant" cousins. Other names include Rackley, Dare and Soan. 

Apparently my great Grandfather also worked for Fromows and I was wondering whether any photos existed of that time. I have the book "Nurserymen to the World" and saw that there were quite a few staff photos of Waterer's, do any still exist of the Fromows staff. 

Any help or connections would be greatly appreciated. I live in Spain so most of my research has been done over the Internet. Thanks and congratulations for a brilliant village web-site. 

From a lady in New Zealand:

My Grandad was a Gatfield and apparently he was spanish! I would like to know more!

I was able to introduce this lady, and Emily Gatfield and William Hawthorne's great great granddaughter, who has also written to me, to Davina. 8024.308

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Humfrey

Pat asks if anyone has Humfrey's in their family tree?  Her interests include Humfrey's farm and James Humfrey.  Feb 13


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