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George H BRYANT Nailsea
published by Bryant Family on Mon, 07/01/2019 - 21:52

Hello, Please may I ask for some help as I am stuck. My great grandfather George H Bryant (1880) married Gladys Hooper (1904) in 1928 and they lived in Nailsea until his death in 1945. Before 1928 he was married with two children, a boy named George and a daughter who died after announcing her engagement. Based on his wedding certificate to Gladys he lived in Nailsea however I don't know who he was married to or the name of his daughter. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am stuck! I don't know where he was born-I have tried many searches! I only have limited information from my mother filling in the gaps. Thank you for any help you can offer!! Best wishes, Julie

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published by jupiter12 on Mon, 31/12/2018 - 16:24

My ancestor Elijah Puddy married Mary Sharm on 23 July 1808 at Burnham-on-Sea.  I can find no record of the birth or baptism of Mary Sharm anywhere.  Can anyone help.

Many thanks

Liz Russell


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Montpelier Terrace, Weston-super-Mare
published by Paul Tregelles on Sun, 23/12/2018 - 16:25

Can someone let me know which current house number or name in Montpelier was known as 2 Montpelier Terrace, in 1871?



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Arno Villa, Southside, Weston-super-Mare
published by Paul Tregelles on Fri, 21/12/2018 - 16:06

Can someone let me know which current house number or name in Southside was known as Arno Villa in 1881?



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Beachlands, Beaconsfield Road
published by Jasmine Bates on Thu, 20/12/2018 - 20:55

Please can someone tell me which house number, or current name, was called Beachlands in 1908?

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Mary Ann NICHOLLS born Wedmore 1831 or 1836
published by Pat Hase on Sun, 09/12/2018 - 17:14

I've been going back over some of my research and now I need help!  Mike's great grandmother was a Mary Ann NICHOLLS or NICHOLS when she married widower, Henry HASE (entered as HAST) on the 22nd Oct 1857 at St John the Baptist, Bedminster she said she was a spinster of 26 (birth date approx 1831) with father's name of John NICHOLS

On the 1861 census of Alma Street, Weston-super-Mare, Henry and Mary Ann are living with two of his children from his first marriage and two from their own. Mary Ann's age is given as 29, suggesting a birth date of approx 1832 and born in Wedmore.

In the Parish Baptisms for St Mary's Wedmore there is a christening of a Mary Ann NICHOLLS on the 4th Sept 1831 the d/o John & Hannah NICHOLLS which looks a possibility.

BUT although on the 1841 census of Wedmore a Mary NICHOLLS, aged 10 can be found with an apparent mother, Hannah NICHOLLS - in the same family is an other girl - M. A. NICHOLLS, aged 5.  I know that relationships are missing from this census but going back to the Baptismal Register for Wedmore I find that a Mary NICHOLLS was christened on the 6th March 1836, d/o John & Hannah NICHOLLS.

So, do we have a Mary and a Mary Ann in the same family who seem to exchange names?

In 1851, Mary NICHOLLS (born 1836) is with her mother and siblings while a Mary Ann NICHOLLS (born approx 1832) is a servant with Edmund MILLARD and family in Stoughton, Wedmore.

On the 31st March 1856 a William WEAR (full age) married a Mary NICHOLLS (under age) father John NICHOLLS in the Parish Church in Axbridge but I can't find them on the 1861 census.  What happened to them?

The youngest of John & Hannah NICHOLLS' children was born in 1839 so I was able to find her morther's maiden name by using the GRO Index and it was ROGERS.  I was able to find a marriage of a John NICHOLLS and a Hannah ROGERS on the 27th July 1825 in Wedmore Parish Church so it does look as if she could have been the mother of all of John's children.  

In writing this down I think I've convinced myself that there were two children with very similar names in this family and that I have sorted them out but do you have any other ideas?  Thank you.


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