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My mothers maiden name. Her grandfather who was a German Jew operated the Bournemouth cliff cable car during the war, I understand he had to leave because of local ill-feeling due to his German birth and people felt that he could signal German shipping from this vantage point. Following this, he became a Bournemouth tram driver. [ Adrian Cobb ]

Elizebeth Lavinia, born 1874 Wareham. Known as Lizzie.Mother Annie married William Henry Toms 1881, Poole. What became of Lizzie? any info please.[ George Toms ]

Rattew, Florence
Father Henry had a coal yard in Poole what was her mothers and grandparents names and where were they from. [ Karen Saeidi ]

Any information on Rattew before 1900 please [ Christine Rattew ]

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Looking for relatives/descendants of Albert Rattew, 1874-1954, lived in 25 Courthill Road Parkstone. My grandfather. [ Margaret Jaggs ]

Rattew, Charles Henry W
Information on ancestors of my father born Wimborne? Dorset UK 25 Aug 1916, died Reading Berks UK 18 May 1966. His father died about 1952/53 married to May (née Fish)lived in Stanfield Road, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset in 1950s. [ Christopher Rattew ]

Looking for information on Rawles connected with Poole pre 1780. [ Joy Williams ]

Looking for information on the Rawlings (Rawlins, Rollings, Rollins) family from Poole.  Pre 1600, if possible. [ Wade Rollings ]

Read, Thomas
links to any Read please (Thomas Read/Reed married Ann Hain abt 1820/30 Stourpaine) they certainly got about a bit, Lytchett Matravers/Lytchett Minster/Oakdale/Isle Wight/Winterbourne Stickland and Whitechurch/Tarrant Keystone.(Kingston) [ Lynne Ballard ]

Real, Anthony
Researching the family of Anthony Real 1818 and Ann Pill. Anthony was a coastguard on Brownsea Island and later lived in Poole. [ Debbie Howse ]

Real, Samuel
Served in Poole policeforce late 1880s - 1910 approx. Had 3 wives , father buried Brownsea island . Had daughter Alice who married my greatgrandfather Stephen Burrows of Poole. [ Stephen Timmins ]

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Looking for information on Redwood, with connections back to Clayhidon in Devon. [ Ewart Redwood]

Looking for connections to Redwood in Nynehead, Pitminster, and Wellington in Somerset circa 1750 - 1800 . [ Pete Redwood ]

Researching Redwood's in Chipping Sodbury area 1750-1900, earlist reference,Harriut Redwood, bn. 1803 Chipping Sodbury. [ Stewart Redwood ]

I am looking for family. My Fathers name was George Redwood His Mothers name was Lucy (nee) Thorne . [ Patricia Redwood ]

Redwood (Of Newcastle area)
Looking for info on Redwood in the Newcastle area circa 1870-1920. Visit Brians' website for further information :[ Brian Redwood ]

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Immigrated to Fortune Bay,Newfoundland from Poole 1855. DOB 1842. Would you find his parents name. Thank you. [ Ivy Evans ]

I would like to find out where the Reyes name originated. [ Manuel Reyes ]

Any info on the Ricketts of Winterborne Kingston and Lytchett Matravers . [ Brian Edwards ]

The family of SAMUEL RICKETTS bn c1780 and his wife HANNAH bn c1784 in or to Bishops Caundle/Stalbridge/Sherborne.  The couple married at TRENT near to Yeovil in 1815. The lived in Thames Street, Market Street Poole and also at Hamworthy. Bpts. were at St. James Samuel is buried there. Any assistance much appreciated. [ Jane Tegg]

Connected to the Lodder family. Ann Riddle married Oliver Lodder in 1899. [ Paul Allen ]

Ridout Elizabeth Jane
Bapt. Sturminster Newton Dorset 1822 parents James and Jane. Any siblings please. [ Manuel Reyes ]

Any contact with RIGLER research . [ JOHN RIGLER ]

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Researching descendants or ancestors of Richard Rigler and Mary Bongy who had son James 1768. Descendants in Poole and worlwide. [ Debbie Howse ]

Robbins / Robins

Joseph Robbins b . 1784 m. Elizabeth (no surname) b. 1782 . Tthey had 15 children all of Poole, Dorset.  I have the names and one of them is my line - John b. 22 Dec 1822. Any information appreciated.  [ Joanne ]

Susan and Edwin Robbins
Susan and Edwin Robbins married in Dorchester and moved to Poole. Had at least four children. Susan's maiden name was Diment and she was born in Buckland Newton Dorset. Susan was the sister to my Grandfather.  [ Veronica Perry ]


Information about Roff family. [ D.Cook ]

Any information on the Rogers families that originate from Charles and & Fidelia who lived at Poole @1850-1905. [ Steve Rogers]

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I would like any info on the ancestry of John Rogers of Poole, born abt 1523. It would seem he was of the Rogers family of Bryanston. His daughter Elizabeth married Thomas Eyre of Salisbury. [ Richard Hodgson ]

I would like any family history, mainly Parkstone area. My great grand parents lived on Mannings Heath next to the old brick works, but was demolished years ago. [ Peter Shand ]

Any information on the Rogers family of Newtown, Branksome, Parkstone, Poole in Canford parish . [ Ray Wills]

Rogers, John
I am looking for information on John Rogers, b. 1523, Poole, Dorset, England.  According to unsourced information on, I am descended from his daughter Elizabeth, of Dorset, England, who married a George Mowery from Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England. John Rogers' father supposedly was a Richard Rogers of Lanke, Cornwall, England. [ Pamela Gross]

Information on family history of Vera Rose, Legion Road.

All I know is in 1822 a family of Rose's left Poole England to (Belloeram)Newfoundland, My Great Great Granda farther was Named William Rose(b)1847, I'm try to find his parents who left Poole, England. ( Jamie Rose )

Does anyone have any connections to the Rose(Henry and Mary) family who lived in Green Road Poole 1911 they had a son Edward who is my husbands grandfather and a daughter Lily.

They were hauliers by trade and finished during 2nd world war Ii think. Think the main family comes from Sturminster Newton.

Any info would be great  many thanks ( Angie Rose )


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Looking for descendants of James & Mary Rowe b/ Wootton Fitzpaine mrr 1797. ( Pam Vinnell )

Any info on this name. [ Gillian Roberts ]

Russ, Thomas
have traced back my fathers line to the above born 21st November 1794, parents Thomas Russ and Jane Andrew, Married 1793 Poole Dorset, he moved to East London, where the rest of my later ancestors were born.  I am now wanting to trace Thomas and further back if I can.[ Julia ]

On my census John Russell (his father also John Russell) born 1845 states he was born Hunnycombe or Hummycombe dorset I can not find any reference to a place called the above name can anyone help as to where this place was in dorset to help me get going with this part of the family tree. Thank you for any help recieved . [ Jackie O'Gorman ]

Possibly orginated in Ryme Intrinsica, Dorset. Any info please. ( Carol Rymes )

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