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Bill Ashford, Somerset on 14/01/2018
I know this is 17 years since it was first posted but I have just come across it. This is the information I have on John Molloy. Add photo John Molloy Wife's 2nd cousin once removed's ex-husband 1926 Birth 1926 1947 Age ‎~21‏ Marriage to: Joan Marjery Clevely (born Selman) Bristol Registry Office, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Nov 13 1947 1948 Age ‎~22‏ Birth of son: Daniel John Molloy Bristol, Gloucestershire, England 1948 1957 Age ‎~31‏ Divorce from: Joan Marjery Clevely (born Selman) Bristol, Gloucestershire, England June 6 1957 1981 Age ‎~55‏ Death of ex-wife: Joan Marjery Clevely (born Selman) Te puke, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand July 1 1981 1984 Age ‎~58‏ Marriage of son: Daniel John Molloy Spouse: Helen Joan Molloy (born Restall) Auckland, New Zealand Feb 18 1984
John Rogers, St. Louis MO USA on 17/11/2017
Reference your post on the SHIRE, sorry to read that your aunt was one of the many people killed in the Bristol Blitz a sad time in the history of Bristol. Like your name Bronwyn, sounds Welsh.?
John Rogers, St. Louis MO USA on 17/11/2017
The area that was known as West town was bomb to rubble in WW2 almost every building was destroyed ,its just not there anymore.
J M Hobbs, Horfield on 30/12/2012
Hi, Change of telephone number and E-Mail Address Thanks J M H .
John Astell, 10, Capgrave Close, Broomhill, Bristol on 02/12/2012
Hi, I am the nephew of Mary Elizabeth Astell. John Edgar Astell was my Grandfather. Mary Astell emigrated to Australia around 1946. She married Victor Wilson, they had no children. Sadly both are no longer with us having passed away some 15 years ago. I hope this information is of some use despite some two years after your request. My father is still alive(88), the last survivor of 5 children of John Edgar Astell. Yours Faithfully, John Astell (the 2nd)
KEITH CRANNEY, Bristol on 13/04/2011
Colin I noted your request on the shire web site posted 30/3/2010 requesting information on the Astell family that lived in Shirehampton. Please contact : Jim Astell who lives in St Annes - Brislington as he may be able to help you. Mr & Mrs Astell & Family 10 Capgrave Close St Annes Bristol I hope this may be of help to you. Regards Keith
Kevin, Bristol on 10/06/2012
I am Sandra's Partner and I am the person helping her with the family history research. In Sandra's request for information regarding members of the Rice family, Lilian Rice(ne Green)was known by many as Lily Rice. So far Sandra has been in touch with Rice family members who she did not know about or had never met.
John Rogers, St. Louis Mo USA on 31/12/2011
Reference your post on the "Shire" web page. Sorry I am late with an answer but I only just saw it while reading the posts. I grew up in Shire and I went to school with a Ron Healey that lived on Lower High Street. The time frame of them moving to Shire is kind of vague as it is such a long time ago and I moved from Shire in 1954. However I knew Ron's father was deceased and I think they moved from London to avoid the Blitz (Bombings). Ron would be the same age as me, and that is 80 years old. He lived halfway down lower High St on the right hand side just before getting to Kingweston Ave. Hope this will help you, better late than never.
Rod Faulkner, Newcastle,NSW,Australia on 11/12/2009
While my wife has 'Healeys' (Ellen Healey married a John Keim here in Australia) in her family line I was interested in your comment about finding info on a McGuire family. Could you elaborate on this family for me please? regards Rod
dee johnson, Benfleet essex on 11/07/2008
I had a friend called Mary Healy who if I remember had a brother called Micheal but they lived in Watling Way or West Town Ave. I dont know if this might help. Happy hunting.
Sharon Aylward, engadine, 2233 NSW Australia on 04/02/2011
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I too am a direct descendant of Job Pullin and Sarah Lucas. He is my great great great grandfather. My grandfather is Bertram Pullen, his father Henry Pullen married Charlotte Youngman, father William Pullen married Isabel O'Neil, father Job Pullin. I haven't been able to find any details on Job as my father, Kenneth knows no history due to a falling out in the family by his father, who left the Forbes/ Wellington area on NSW and moved the Shellharbour NSW. I would greatly appreciate any info you have on Job as I would love to pass it on to my dad and of course try to complete his side of my family tree. Thanking you in anticipation... Sharon
Marc, Bristol on 09/11/2010
Hi Judy, I thought it might be time to get in touch as it's been about 20 years since we last spoke and it's about time I said hello to Dick and you. A contact email address is attached if either of you want to talk. Marc
Anne Hawkins, Monmouthshire on 13/09/2008
I have found your message regarding the 'Avonmouth Genealogy Group' and their transcriptions. I have been looking for a family of Williams who lived at 10 and 44 Cook Street Avonmouth until at least the 1940's ,maybe later, and wonder if there is any records that will take me forwards. I have been looking for my cousin, the family was a mystery to her until recently as her father who died a few years ago would not talk about them. In 1939, or there abouts, at 44 Cook Street there lived Martha WILLIAMS Alfred William WILLIAMS Rosina WILLIAMS Martha was the mother of the other two, earlier than that was a Thomas WILLIAMS who was Martha's husband but I think he died 1934. Can you help? Thanks Anne
Margaret Alexander, Swindon, Wiltshire on 24/04/2010
My husband's Great Grandfather was Frederick Lewis who was station master at Sea Mills for many years. His last known address was with his son Samuel at Powder House Cottage, Shirehampton. Does this ring any bells? Frederick is my "Brick Wall" so I hope there is some common ground here. Thank you
Kim Smith, Bristol on 26/08/2009
Linda, I think - your father is related to my grandmother, Lydia May Williams. She lived at 44 Cook Street, Avonmouth up to 1931 when she married. Would be great to exchange information. Kim
David Thomas, Shirehampton on 20/05/2009
There is some information about the Willington family in the June 2000 and August 2000 editions of SHIRE, on this website.
Julie Blackman, Llansannor, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales UK on 19/02/2009
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Hello Keith! Have tried responding to your email address, but no reply! Perhaps you no longer use this one. Edward Hathway James's (born 1882) father was also Edward Hathway James (born 1852 Bristol). Edward senior was the brother of my husband's great grandmother. I would be very keen to correspond with you as perhaps you would be interested to learn about the Welsh side of your family. In fact Edward senior's other sister married and had a son also called Edward Hathway (surname Snell). I look forward to hearing from you! Best wishes, Julie
Jan, Devon on 16/11/2008
Hi, my aunt was married to Bob Brocklebank. from Shirehampton.
jenny robbins on 23/06/2008
Hi Paul I may have some news for you regarding your family the Crebers. My brother and I read your letter to the Shire news and believe that our Father John was adopted/fostered, by your Grandparents. please email me at the above. Kind regards Jenny Robbins
Ms M.J.Taylor on 18/06/2008
Stuart, There are numerous Harry/harold Boyes on the Ancestry Census and you could access these via the free trial period which is offered. the 1901 census is available to all on the internet maybe start there and work back. The Boyes family are throughout most of Yorkshire/NE. My father was a Boyes but to my knowledge not related to a Harry. Good look with the search.
John Leaver, Stonehouse, Glos on 12/05/2004
Just to let you know I have received information about the Remount Department in Shirehampton from the message placed in your news pages. First reply has been from Gerry Weatherhead. Many thanks. Most fruitful. Best wishes, John
Mark Taylor on 28/02/2003
I have received a number of replies. Thank you.
Alec Roberts, Wrexham - North Wales on 18/04/2002
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I would like to make an update to be placed on your Website and also hopefully in your Community News Paper. I placed an advert in the February edition of the community news paper and web site for information on my Aunt and Uncle Charles and Pat Palin, I have since received information from local people in Shirehampton and also overseas contacts in Australia.With the information received I have been able to find the resting place of my Aunt and Uncle in the Shirehampton cemetery, I have also found other relations belonging to the "Maguire" family, alas none of the first generation are alive today. I would like to say a very big thank you to Mrs Margaret May, and also Mrs Margaret Naish, who,s information has helped me find my relatives. Thank you one and all in helping me with my quest.