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5 years 6 months ago #631 by jwhelan
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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 Normandie) but passed away 13 Jul 1756 in Bisley. He married the former Mary Wittacre.

In turn, their son, William (my 5th Great Grandfather), was born 24 Mar 1742 in Bisley and passed away 23 Apr 1829 in Bisley. He married the former Ann Ockel.

My 4th Great Grandfather Nathaniel Restall was born 02 Apr 1804, also in Bisley. His son, my 3rd Great Grandfather Edward, was born 1829 in Bisley.

Seems from 1829-1862 the family moved to London. on 10 Aug 1862, my Great-great grandfather William was born in London. He emigrated to Canada between 1881-1885, served the Crown in the Dominion Of Canada military forces. He served with the 90th Winnipeg Rifles during the North West Rebellion of 1885 in Saskatchewan. He later moved (stationed) at Fort York, (Toronto), Ontario, Canada.

He had a son, Roy Neil Sr., whom was born in Detroit, Michigan 17 Sep 1883. After his father's death in 1898 in Toronto, the family moved to Buffalo,New York. Roy Neil Sr. served in the 74th Regiment of the New York National Guard from 1909 through the Great War years. He passed away in 1959. My grandmother, the former Muriel Restall Schmitt, was born 12 Mar 1914 and passed away 07 May 2000. She was an identical twin with my great Aunt Marjorie "Dickie" Restall. Aunt Dickie always had an affinity for the family history, however I don't even think she would have been able to research as far back.

So here I am, finally learning this incredible lineage from the beautiful village of Bisley. My wonder is, are any Restall's still in the area? Are there many cemeteries in the Village to search for possible gravesites?

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