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Bill Buchanan is a long-time genealogy enthusiast, living at Onoway, Alberta, Canada. This blog will describe my experiences as I research my family history and help others.

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I am a retired online school teacher. During July 2007 - January 2010, and September 2011 - March 2014, I provided part-time support for https://familysearch.org This is very rewarding. I have helped others with the Family Tree and related FamilySearch products.
Since April 2010, I was an assistant director of Edmonton Riverbend Family History Centre. In recent months I was director of this FHC. I have a FHC blog at Bill's Family History Center Blog For information the Latter-day Saints and family history click http://mormon.org/

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Response to a query from a distant relative

Dear Bill and Judy,


I recently have started doing my family tree. I think it is Samuel William Lanham Bradbury who is my grandmother's eldest brother. Their grandfather was William Lanham Thomas who was a surgeon in Horsham Sussex England. Hence where the name Lanham comes from. My grandmother was one of seven children and the youngest born in 1878 in Crawley. Her parents were Samuel William Bradbury and Elizabeth Fanny Bradbury nee Thomas.

My grandmother died in 1964 never meeting any of the elder siblings only two younger sisters who looked after. My grandmother was told her father Samuel William Bradbury went to Australia and had something to do with Sheep dip and disinfectant and was quite successful in what he did and his eldest son joined him.

I cannot find Samuel William Bradbury or his wife Elizabeth Fanny Bradbury place or year of death. I do not know if he came back to England with his wife or stayed in Australia.

My grandmother had a very old photograph of her mother Elizabeth Fanny Bradbury which i can forward to you .

Hope you have some more info,

regards,
....

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Dear ...


I see that the Samuel William Latham Bradbury in my database is shown married to an Ann Rolland. My connection is that his daughter Ruby married my cousin Adwick "Stephen" George Waller in 1918 in St Leonards, New South Wales, Australia.

I am wondering whether one of these might be yours.
http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/
Registration Number Last Name Given Name(s) Father's Given Name(s) Mother's Given Name(s) District
11234/1908 BRADBURY SAMUEL W SAMUEL BRIDGET RYDE
2944/1913 BRADBURY SAMUEL JOHN MOSMAN
11444/1968 BRADBURY SAMUEL SAMUEL ALICE EMILY ST LEONARDS
14290/1946 BRADBURY JOHN SAMUEL SAMUEL LUCY WOOLLAHRA
26050/1940 BRADBURY SAMUEL ENOCH FRANCES BULLI

A little of my info on this family comes from:
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED&db=jinxz&id=I38624

I wonder if this might be a brother, as he is married in the same district in about the same time:
Registration Number Groom's Surname Groom's Given Name(s) Bride's Last Name at Time of Marriage Bride's Given Name(s) District
17376/1915 BRADBURY VICTOR W EDENBOROUGH COEVINEY D ST LEONARDS

This seems like a match in FreeBMD.org.uk, Ruby was born in Croyden in 1897.
Births Jun 1893
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Bradbury Victor William Croydon 2a 245

These are from FreeBMD.org.uk. They look like the same family.

Surname First name(s) District Vol Page
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Marriages Sep 1869
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BRADBURY Samuel William Horsham 2b 437
THOMAS Elizabeth Fanny Horsham 2b 437

Births Sep 1870
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Bradbury Samuel William L Brighton 2b 201

Surname First name(s) District Vol Page
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Marriages Sep 1892
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Bradbury William Samuel L Croydon 2a 377
Rolland Annie Croydon 2a 377

This last couple are the parents of my cousin's wife Ruby Annie Bradbury.

Births Sep 1896
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BRADBURY Ruby Annie Croydon 2a 226
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I hope this helps. You should have success as you search these sources and the census for England and Wales (1841-1901 at ancestry.com or 1841-1911 at findmypast.co.uk) Both can be viewed online for free at your closest Family History Center. This link will let you look up the closest one.
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp

Good luck in your research.
--
Bill Buchanan

1 Comments:

Blogger Bill Buchanan said...

Dear Bill

I recently found correspondence between you and another person concerning the above and some family history My great grandfather was also this person, my grandfather, his son, also called William Lanham Thomas, was a vet and his son, my father, was also named after his grandfather. Indeed there are several more William Lanhams among the family which makes following the line somewhat difficult at times. I know the vet’s brother also called his firstborn William Lanham too.
Anyhow I wondered if you could put me in touch with the family researching this history as it would be very interesting to compare research.

Yours sincerely,
Valerie Warne (nee Thomas)

valerieandjimwarne@ntlworld.com

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