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Any info on Caleys in North Lancashire or West Yorkshire in the early 1700s up to the present day. [ Gordon Caley]

Any information on the surname Cammell in the Poole and surrounding areas,thanks. [ Amanda Cammell ]

Any details on history of name in Poole. Know originally was from Gillingham/Southampton area. [ Sarah Candy ]

Looking for any information on the name in Poole. [ Kim Cannings ]

Back on the 11th October 1883 Susan LANE married Charles CARTER (born 1864) his father went by the names of either John or Harry. The CARTER's Came form Sturminster Newton. If you have any information PLEASE e-mail me Thank you. [ Antony Lane ]

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Any info on CARTER, from Hamworthy Poole Dorset. Thank you. [ sandra ]

I am searching for clues as where my paternal family came from prior to settling in Newfoundland,Canada (19th century I believe 1841?)... Does anybody have Carter relations who might have emigrated to Newfoundland... In particular Port Union or Trinity? Thank you [ Michael Carter ]

I'm searching my Paternal line. Me (26), my dad Robert(53) and my grandad Leonard(80) are all born and bred Birmingham, England. Can anybody give me any clues to follow up please?? [ Steven Robert Carter ]

Searching for any details of Joseph Henry Carter and his wife Mary Ann. Married in St. Helena, they moved to Poole between 1886 and 1889. Joseph was a gunner in the Army, and possibly a glass blower in Poole after leving the army [ Ray Heathfield ]

The ropemaking family from Hamworthy. Interested in all references. Seeking origins of this family and possible connection to later pottery family of Carters. [ Judy Day ]

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Carter, Charles Arthur
Trying to trace my mother's father, her name-Elizabeth Phylis Maud(Bessie). Lived in Lagland Sreet,Poole until his death in 1946. Was a crossing keeper/signalman adjacent Poole Railway station after serving with the Devon & Dorset Regiment from 1920's. [ Anthony Legg ]

Carwardine, Fredrick
He originally came from the Dorset region then moved to Liverpool region. If anyone remembers him, or his family I would appreciate the information. I am his grand daughter in Australia. [ Victoria Carwardine ]

Are there any 'Cason's' living in the area of Dorset? [ C.Cason ]

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Looking the information on the Chaffeys of Holwell, Puddletown, Winterbourne Zelston and Blandford and Battersea in London . [ Richard Chaffey ]

I am researching my family from St James Parish, Poole, Dorset, England.  They are the following:  JOHN CHAMBERS, b. 1800 & SARAH.  Their children were John Whetham Chambers, b. 1820, Joseph Whetham Chambers, b. 1821, Mary Ann Collings Chambers, b. 1824, Sarah Downton Chambers, b. 1827 and Elizabeth, b. 1829.  They immigrated to America sometime around 1831 I think.  My grandmother, Mary Ann was a small child when they immigrated.  I cannot find them on a passenger list, however.  Can any one help with this family?  Is there still family in England?  I will appreciate any and all help.  Thank you.  [ Barbara Easterday]

I am looking for any info regarding William Chammen and Mary nee Gosling and their children. They are my GGG grandparents. Also looking for a birth record for the above. William was born 1810-1811 and Mary 1816-1817.Any help most appreciated. [ Michele Cook ]

Any info on CHRISTOPHER , Thank you. [ F.Christopher ]

Christopher, Henry
I am looking for information on Henry Christopher, born Poole about 1814, married Elizabeth, was a recent widower in West Ham, Essex, in 1861. [ John Boon ]

have an extensive database of birth, marriage, death and poor law entries for the surname of CHRISTOPHER which have occurred in the County of DORSET - Will search and respond via e-mail [ Michael Russell ]

Looking the information on the Clasbys of Kingston .[ Richard Chaffey ]


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I think my grandfather George CLAYDON, came from the Home Counties, he resided in London, he married Emily Vizard, they had George, Charles, Violet, Sidney, and Ernest. Charles, was my Father. I am now 71, so going back to the first decade of the last century do not have any more information, except, my Uncle Sidney, emigrated to Australia, in the 1930s, or may have been late 20s.My gran, who was Emily Vizard, died in 1966, she was 86. I am hoping the family names will be of help. ( Christine Claydon )

I am researching the COATE (and variants) from Piddlehinton, Sturminster, Kinson and Hampreston. ( Tracy Dunne )

Searching for any connection to the Coates family (name variously spelt) especially  Elizabeth Coates  born c.1796  died 1876) whose parents were Thomas Coates and Frances Cartridge.( William White)

Searching for any connection to the Coates family (name variously spelt) especially  Elizabeth Coates  born c.1796  died 1876) whose parents were Thomas Coates and Frances Cartridge.

Any information on the COBB family who originated in 1777 in Chalbury, then appeared in Wimborne, then Witchampton, Moore Critchell and Holtwood would be appreciated. [ Graham Shipp ]

An old Poole family with links to Sweetapple and Willcox . Old addresses being 24 Garland road, and an old link to Oak Tree Farm off Cobbs Lane (I believe named after my family at Oak Tree Farm) I am particularly interested in any info. on this subject. [ Adrian Cobb ]

Info. required for Maisie Irene Cobb, living West Street, Poole circa 1940's. My Grandmother, no further information available as just started family history research. [ Clare Vane ]

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Information concerning WILLIAM HENRY GEORGE COBB. Married MAISIE IRENE HECKFORD in 1933 at Lytchett Minster (her Father EDWIN HECKFORD Mother ANNIE MARIA HECKFORD(nee BURDEN). WILLIAM was the son of GEORGE DARIUS COBB (AGRI. LAB.) WILLIAM COBB served with the 2nd Battallion Dorset Regiment in the 1930's to 40's. [ Clare Vane ]

Looking for any info on James Cobb (born in Poole St James 1815) who married Jane Sharland from Kinson in 1838 [ Lynne Ballard ]

I would like any information on the families, STURMEY, FRAMPTON AND COBB from Dorset, Walter Sturmey jnr emmigrated to NZ abt 1860-64 and was the son of James Sturmey b. 1806-1808 and Susanna Frampton, from Poole, James was a coal merchant and a professor of music and the son of Walter senior who was believed to be a coal merchant and a shipwright b. Bere Regis abt 1776. James was widowed and remarried to Suzannah Cobb abt 1854. Any information on any of these family members, appreciated. [ Linda Partridge ]

Looking for the family of Frank COBB b1885 Bere Regis. His father was Samuel Charles COBB b c1849 Bere Regis & mother Emma (unknown surname) b 1858. Frank married Rose LANGDOWN b1891 BR. I believe Frank & Rose had the following children:- James b1915 twins Gilbert & Robert William b1921 Kathleen May b1923 Marjorie b1926 all in Bere Regis. Would love to hear from anyone who recognizes any of these names!!!! [ E Langdown ]

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My father is Royston James Cobb, born 1941, son of Iris Cobb, born approx 1920. she was sister to Ronald, Eva, Doris, James, George and John (born 1940?) their father was Joseph Cobb who lived in Butt Lane and 40 West Street, Bere Regis. He died approx 1967. I know he had several brothers, James at Philliols Farm, Bere Heath. Possibly Frank, who I think farmed at Skippets Farm, Bere Regis. [ Adrian Richard Cobb ]

Any information on the Cockram family, with connections in Devon ( South Molton) and Dorset ( Gillingham). [ Beryl Redwood ]

George Augustus Cockram, Master Mariner, born in Wareham 1800, married Sarah Williams c1800 of Poole on 16th Jan 1827 at St James Church, Thames Street, Poole. [ David Cockram ]

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Coffin, Charles
Charles was the publican at the half way house inn at Corfe Castle, his daughter was born on Oct 27 1905. His wife was Beatrice, again no other details. Dates of birth, parents etc.[ Jenny Marks ]

Coffin, Robert
Born in Stourpaine,Dorset Feb.14 1802.Any info pertaining to my ancestor would be greatly appreciated.Thank-you. [ Jennie Leyte ]

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Coffin, Samuel & Mary
Parents of Robert Coffin. More info would be greatly appreciated.All I have now are their names. Thank-you. [ Jennie Leyte ]

Coffin family, living around the Blandford area, late 1700s, specifically Benjamin and John Coffin [ Gwyneth Daniel ]

Colbourne, John
My ggg grandfather died in Twillingate, Newfoundland in 1858. We believe his father John came to Canada around 1785 as a planter and died there in 1805.He married Elizabeth unknown, probably in Sturminster Newton, his likely hometown, and had sons Joseph, Thomas and John. [ Merle Colbourne Amodeo ]

Looking for any information on the Cole family of old Poole,especially Robert and Fanny Cole, married approx 1817. [ Beryl Redwood ]

Cole, William
This is all I have - the beginning - of my Cole family coming to Nova Scotia, Canada, and nothing before this,also this is the first time I have found Poole.- "In June 1816, came William Cole, who was a native of Poole, England. Like many other of the young men of that day he had been pressed into service and for some years had served on board a man-of-war. Having lost the sight of an eye by being struck by a knotted rope, he received his discharge and came to Nova Scotia." I would love to find his parents, grandparents and any other family. If anyone knows anything please e mail me direct, many thanks in advance. [ Lilla Cole ]

Coles, Antonia Caroline
I have her birth as 3 December 1817 of Poole, Dorset, England with father's name listed as Alexander Robert Coles. I am trying to locate the parish where the birth records are located to obtain the mother's name. [ Ginger Warren ]

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Looking for any information on the Cooles family, especially Samuel Cooles married to Ellen Wellstead 1897 in Poole. [ Trevor Cooles ]

Links to my family are from the Mere area in Wiltshire. Any Info would be great . [ Martyn Coombes ]

Jessie Maria Marsh married Charles Cooper in 1896. Cooper had 8-9 children. I am interested in their descendants. [ Jan Marsh ]

Cope, John Henry
Request date of birth. Born in devon in 1879 or 1880 probably in kingsbridge area. [ Barbarba Wilson

Any thing on the CORBIN's who originated in the Kinson area would be much appreciated. [ Graham Shipp ]

Looking for a connection to Thomas Corbin, of Poole.  He arrived in Carbonear, Newfoundland (1820s-1840s ??) and was born circa 1810.  Married a Sarah H. Unknown who was born about 1815.  They had at least 6 kids, one of whom was George John Corbin who married Elizabeth Rebecca Martin, my great grandfather's sister in Harbour Grace.  This couple were still having children in Harbour Grace in early 1890s and by 1916 were living in New York.

Harbor Grace Standard & Conception Bay Advertiser
25 Apr 1888

This (Saturday) morning, after a lingering illness, Sarah H., relict of the late Thomas CORBIN, of Poole, Dorset, England, and for many years a resident of Carbonear. Funeral on Monday next at half-past 2 p.m. from her son-in-law's residence, on LeMarchant St--American and Canadian papers please copy. 

Harbor Grace Standard & Conception Bay Advertiser
2 May 1888

On Saturday last, after a lingering illness, Sarah H., relict of the late Thomas CORBIN, aged 73 years.

Thanks for any information. [Geoff Martin]

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Emma Louisa - wife of George Goddard. Widowed with 3 small children. Info about her family - parents, siblings. We know she went back into service to support her family, placing them in orphanage(s). [ Margaret Goddard ]

Cornish, Annie Elizabeth
Born and died Parkstone, Poole 1850/1928 Married Job Bennett 1865 ?@ St Andrew's Kinson ? Looking for any info. [ Veronica Sloan ]

Looking for details on the family name COURTNEY. [ P Downton ]

William James Courtney living Courthill Rd Parkstone circa 1900[ M.Perrett ]

Anything about the above family that lived in Spetisbury 1880s. I was searching various web sites for information on my ancestors. My maternal grandmothers name was Cousins. she was borne in Spetisbury in 1881 to Jerimiah and Elial cousins who lIived at West End Spetisbury. I would be grateful if you could advise me where I can find more information. I know that she attended school in Spetisbury, and one of her brothers went on to run the Post Office in Poole. [ P.C.Poulton ]

Does anyone have any information on the Cox family of Milton Abbas circa. 1915 onwards. Ethel Kate Cox, daughter Edith Grace.

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Any information on families especially related to Hamworthy area in area of Rockley Park and "cat" public house [ John Gibbs ]

My family were builders in Longfleet Road between 1880 and 1983 - W G Crane & Son. My great-grandfather, W. G. Crane was a Weslyan Methodist, as well as a town Councillor. He was born in Lytchett Matravers in 1851, the youngest son of William Hooper Crane ( a journeyman carpenter and a founder of the Weslyan Chapel at Lytchett) and Fanny Ricketts. William Hooper Crane was the youngest son of John Crane (1777-1829) and Mary Hooper (1778-1827). John Crane was from a long line of tenant farmers in central and west Dorset. If there is anyone who wishes to exchange info, I am currently transcribing the Longfleet census returns 1851-91, and would willingly do look ups on what I've done. Best wishes Pam (now in Yeovil, Somerset) [ Pam Golding ]

Cratchley [ Laura Ing ]

Thomas Crew married Jane Miller - daughter Jane Crew (b 2/3/1789) who married Henry Kemp of "Crickmore (Creekmore)". More information of Thomas Crew and Jane Miller and their parents would be appreciated. [ Ivan Schindler ]

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Any info regarding death of Frances Tom CRIBB and has anyone any knowledge of a second Marriage of Elizabeth Mary to John CRIBB ? [ Ron CRIBB ]


Henry John Croad
Looking for info of Henry John CROAD, b c1890, d1954(Poole), was Steam Engine Driver at RN Cordite Factory Holton Heath. Any anecdotal stuff welcome. [ Laurie Croad ]

My great grandfather founded a dairy in Tatnam in 1898. It was called Tatnam Park Dairy and had a sign on the wall stating its name, the year the business was established and G.Cross and Sons written beneath it. I'm interested in my great grandfathers own history; where did he come from? what was his standing in the community? I'm told he was offered Sandbanks to purchase but he declined. Also, my grandfather Harold (who went on to run the business) had two brothers who died and I would like to know a bit more about them and the circumstances regarding their deaths. My father, Eric, sadly passed away in 1994, he had a sister (my aunty who still resides in poole)and her married name is Hawkins. Anyone who can help with the above or offer any additional information I would be most grateful. [ Laurence Cross ]

Cross, Emanuel
I am looking for information regarding Emanuel Cross born Islewood, Corfe Castle UK born 1824. [ Jan Grimstad ]

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Crowther, Constance H
I have a letter written to Constance Hamilton Crowther, signed "Hamilton" the address on the letter is "Cotswold Parkstone", The letter refers to a copy of Rupert Brooks collected poems which this man has sent to Constance H Crowther in 1925. I bought the book second hand and found the letter. Who was Constance ? [ Julia Dabbs ]

Any Crumpler from Wareham and Poole. [ Karen Bailey ]

Researching Crutchley's in the Midlands, specifically Bloxwich, Walsall, Stafford, Rugeley and Cannock. Visit my web site at: .. Please contact me. [ Gary Crutchley ]

I am looking for information on the family history of John Cure b 1807 in Grange d 1875 in Poole . Family in Poole from 1842 . [ Ann Carnell ]

Looking for information on the Currums of Winterbourne Zelston[ Richard Chaffey ]

I am looking for her former relations that lived in Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset.[ Dianne Leech ]

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