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Topic started 9 years 3 months ago by Kevan Fawkes
My great x3 grandfather Richard Fawkes born 1818 lived at Sheephouse Farm and is buried in the Bisley Churchyard, along with his wife Mary (maiden name Griffin), and two of their offspring. It would be great to hear from anyone else who shares this lineage, or who might be able to tell me exactly...
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Last Post by shaaront 3 years 3 months ago
I am also a descendant of the the Fawkes/Sollars/Etheridge and Bishops from Bisley and surrounding area . I am very stuck on the Bishop family in the 17 and 18 hundreds if anyone could help I would appreciate it . Shaaron
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Topic started 5 years 5 months ago by James Lane
My great x 2 grandfather Edward Lane along with his wife Mary Maria ran the White Hart Inn in Bisley in the 1850`s and after his death in 1857 his widow continued to run it with the assistance of her daughhter Jane. Mary Maria after she retired from inn keeping went to live with her eldest son...
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Last Post by Milavia 3 years 9 months ago
This is a wind up. Edward Lane was my Great x3 Grandfather I am 69 so how old are you? Edward junior died in 1901. Everything you say regarding his whereabouts, occupation etc. is true but you could not possibly have visited his home etc. Why not just come clean and say who you really and what your...
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Topic started 3 years 11 months ago by jwhelan
Looking for information pertaining to my 7th Great Grandfather, John Restall. We know he was born in Bisley in 1666 to the former Mary Binum, whom was born in 1670 also in Bisley. John married Mary on 12 Apr 1691 in Gloucestershire. Their son, also named John,was born in France 14 Apr 1695 (In...
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Topic started 9 years 1 month ago by Maureen Stone
I am a decendant of Daniel Mills and Sarah Webb/William Mills and Sophia Close/Samuel Walter Mills and Sarah Gardner (Gardiner?). My family lineage has been traced back to Bisley and I am interested to know is anyone has more information and if any of these names still live in the vacinity. It is...
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Last Post by Christine Dawn Ashby 5 years 5 months ago
I'm also related to Daniel Mills, of Bisley, born 1747, my Great x's 4 or 5 Grandfather was Samuel Walter , my email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak3a0a23c3b0d527b82d28ec63e49e67f3').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy3a0a23c3b0d527b82d28ec63e49e67f3 = 'thechooklady' + '@'; addy3a0a23c3b0d527b82d28ec63e49e67f3 = addy3a0a23c3b0d527b82d28ec63e49e67f3 + 'hotmail' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text3a0a23c3b0d527b82d28ec63e49e67f3 = 'thechooklady' + '@' + 'hotmail' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak3a0a23c3b0d527b82d28ec63e49e67f3').innerHTML += ''+addy_text3a0a23c3b0d527b82d28ec63e49e67f3+''; , my Great Aunt Coralie gave me copies of her records but I don't have any more information but if i can help email me please. God Bless & Thanks....
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Topic started 9 years 7 months ago by webmaster
Hello I have been looking at your site and I have a FRY family from Bisley and wonder if anyone has any information on them for whether you would like to add them to your site. I believe my 5x grandfather could be a William FRY c1860, 4x is Richard FRY Christened 15 May 1780 in BisleyParish Married...
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Last Post by T Johnstone 5 years 5 months ago
Hi Deb, Richard Jnr and Agnes are my 4x great grandparents. Joseph James Fry (Richard Jnrs son) is my great great grandfather. I would be keen to keep in touch - Im based in Auckland NZ :-)
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Topic started 5 years 6 months ago by Katherine Cote
I am searching for my grandmothers relatives. Emily was born in 1885 and was an apprentice teacher at Chalford School in Stroud Gloucestershire from 1901-1904, and becoming an Assistant til 1905. I have photos of Joseph and Emily here in Canada but unknown when they came over. She married my...
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Topic started 5 years 8 months ago by Stephanie Richards
I am interested in any information on the above families in Chalford (as I understand Chalford was included in Bisley parish until 1894). This is a brief summary of the information I have: Francis Hewer (born about 1829 in Castle Eaton) worked on the Thames & Severn canal and at one time owned...
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Topic started 7 years 10 months ago by Steve
Hello, I am a descendent of a John Franklin, who married an Ann Flight (born 09/08/1732) at Rodborough Parish Church, 04/01/1751. Their children, all born in Bisley were: William, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Susanna,a nd Charles. The info I have is likely slightly inaccurate, but I am wondering if...
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Last Post by julie 5 years 8 months ago
Hi Thank you Brian for taking the time to help me. I will try to get a copy of the book for myself as it seems to be a useful source. Many thanks. Julie
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Topic started 5 years 8 months ago by Anne Beadle
Hello. My name is Anne Beadle. I am trying to find some information on Dan Caswell from Bilsly Gloucester.who married a Sarah Bolton fo Beauchamp Roding Essex, in the early 1700's. He would be my Grandfather 4 times removed. We are trying to find Daniels fathers name also, as he is the link we...
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Topic started 6 years 1 week ago by John Davies
Hi, I'm tracing the Davis family from the Bisley/Miserdine/Slad area, interested in Richard Davis b C1806 married to Harriett Blackwell b C 1829 and lived at Down Court, I wondered if anyone has our Richard in their tree or come across him? I'm stuck on his parents, I'm guessing at Daniel Davies and...
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Last Post by Louise 5 years 10 months ago
Hi John, I am a descendant of Richard Davis' brother William. William married Harriet Blackwell's sisters. You are right Daniel and Sarah were Richards parents. I can send you the family tree that I have. My email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak7190d0acda36699c0a3118d2b97035ae').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy7190d0acda36699c0a3118d2b97035ae = 'sadav2' + '@'; addy7190d0acda36699c0a3118d2b97035ae = addy7190d0acda36699c0a3118d2b97035ae + 'hotmail' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text7190d0acda36699c0a3118d2b97035ae = 'sadav2' + '@' + 'hotmail' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak7190d0acda36699c0a3118d2b97035ae').innerHTML += ''+addy_text7190d0acda36699c0a3118d2b97035ae+''; Regards Stephen Davis.
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Topic started 5 years 10 months ago by julie
Hi I am researching my family tree for Rogers in Bisley and surround. I have Jeffery Rogers who marries Hannah Davis in 1730 Bisley and his son James marries Sarah Franklyn in 1770 Bisley. I really am stuck and would love to hear any connections with these families both before and after these dates...
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Last Post by Louise 5 years 10 months ago
Hi, I have a William Davis in the family who married Mary Hooper on 25/9/1748 at All Saints Bisley. William may have been a brother of Hannah Davis. I have the Davis family tree from William to the present day if you would like a copy my email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakd14d0c6d8a825254fcc2e33eaade85a0').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyd14d0c6d8a825254fcc2e33eaade85a0 = 'sadav2' + '@'; addyd14d0c6d8a825254fcc2e33eaade85a0 = addyd14d0c6d8a825254fcc2e33eaade85a0 + 'hotmail' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textd14d0c6d8a825254fcc2e33eaade85a0 = 'sadav2' + '@' + 'hotmail' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakd14d0c6d8a825254fcc2e33eaade85a0').innerHTML += ''+addy_textd14d0c6d8a825254fcc2e33eaade85a0+''; Regards, Stephen Davis.
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Topic started 8 years 1 month ago by Barbara Young
My husband is the great, great grandfather was Jeptha Young, woolen cloth weaver and poet. We have been researching the family for some time now and wondered if anyone can help at all with any information on the family. Do any copies of his poetry books still exist and are any other descendents...
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Last Post by Roger Clarke 5 years 11 months ago
Mary: Sure i replied already on your post in the Bisley site but thought I would make sure. J Young was my gggrandfather and his daughter Emma Young m. to Richard Clarke was my ggrandmother . Her son one of many moved to Canada about 1917 after he was injured in the WW I. Would love to hear...
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Topic started 8 years 5 months ago by michael twissell
my name is michael twissell i live in county durham . my great grandfather came from bisley could anybody please give me some information on the history of the twissell family in bisley thank you
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Last Post by tony rickard 6 years 3 weeks ago
Thanks very much Rebecca For the marriage details, Jan 1813, of my Bisley ancester Samuel Hunt Twissell b1781 & Eleanor Foreshaw b1786. I believe he must be descended from Thomas Twissell b circa1726 and Mary Hunt b circa 1730 - thus keeping the Hunt name in the family. Presumably Samuel is...
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Topic started 6 years 3 weeks ago by Florascotia
I am searching the family of John and his father Edward Hunt who were both from Bisley. My GG grandfather John Hunt (Bn c 1811) was originally married to Charlotte Freeman at Edgeworth and had one child Martha whom I think died in 1846 aged 6 years. Charlotte died about 1847. Their marriage...
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Topic started 6 years 6 months ago by carol challoner
Hello Bisley folks, I am a Canadian connection -- my mother a daughter of Sydney Davis and Maud Williams. I have visited Bisley and surrounding area a couple of times in the past 10 years and it is such a beautiful place -- I do know my family ancestry, however if any of the extended family wants to...
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Last Post by qingmengx 6 years 1 month ago
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Topic started 8 years 9 months ago by judy brittain
I am looking for any informatiom on the family name of Brittain,maybe Nathanial 1600's
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Last Post by Eric Restall 6 years 3 months ago
Interesting thre are no Brittains in Mary Rudd's Bisley but look at page 150 where a Richard Britton became vicar in 1641. Died 1679. Will 1678 - details page 152. Eric Restall
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Topic started 9 years 7 months ago by webmaster
My family seem to have been the Bakers in Bisley, Richard Gibbins and Ann Gibbins as shown in the 1841-61 census. Does anyone have any information on the Gibbins family or where the old bakery was located? I understand that the bakery at the turn of the century was not the bakery my family came...
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Last Post by Colin Hague 6 years 3 months ago
Hello Alistair Don't know if you ever got any response to your enquiry re the name? I have dozens of them in my tree because my grandmother was Fanny Alice Augusta GIBBINS. There's a load of stuff about the family on the web. Best, and arguably most reliable, source is at...
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Topic started 8 years 2 months ago by juliaros
Looking for information concerning family of Isaac hitchings and Elizabeth Lewis who lived in Bisley mid to late 1800's. Their son John Thomas Hitchings emigrated to Canada and farmed near Asquith Saskatchwewan Here is what I have. Can anyone add to this? H Isaac Hitchings b. ca 1838, Stroud,...
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Last Post by juliaros 6 years 3 months ago
Michelle, I would love to exchange information with you! I must admit that I have not been active on the Hitchings side for a little while, but I am always ready to get back at it. We can exchange on line, or go off line, via e mail. Which do you prefer?
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Topic started 6 years 3 months ago by Lawrence E Stevens
Hello, There are four of us, all male decendents of Henry Stephens/Stevens of Stonington, CT. We have been searching for over 30 years for documented proof of who was Henry Stephens father. The best family tradition states that Henry came to America in 1660, that he may have been born in Little...
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Topic started 6 years 4 months ago by Colin Hague
My g-g-g-g-g-grandmother Sarah DAMSELL was b approx 1702 in Bisley, GLS. Father was Nathaniel. She m Daniel GIBBINS of Miserden GLS on 20/11/1737 at Bisley, and had hree issue. She d 15/10/1773, predeceasing Daniel, and is bur at Miserden GLS. I have no other info about her, and would welcome any...

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