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Sainsbury, George William
Trying to trace family tree, lived in York Road, Broadstone, Dorset most of his life. [ Diane Phillips ]

Searching for anything and everything please ! [ Julia Foster ]

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Len Salvidge lived in the Bath area in 1930s, family originally from Somerset. [ Jane Salvidge ]

John Samson born circa 1864 - from Hawkchurch Village which changed frequently its borders from Dorset to Devon. Died 1896 Colliery accident S.Wales . [ Deniese Samson ]

Trying to identify the H. Samways listed on the Roll of Honour for the 1914-18 war at St Mary's, Longfleet.[ Bob Clarke ]

Sanders, Thomas Richard
Thomas Richard Sanders (1796-1873) was born on Bristol. In 1854 he founded the Patent Architectural Pottery Co in Hamworthy, with four partners. I am looking for any info relating to him and his family. [ Richard Sanders ]

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Sanders, Elizabeth Mary
Elizabeth Sanders maiden name Knight born in Taunton about 1856, her fathers name was probably Robert Knight a butcher by trade. Elizabeth married James Sanders and lived in Kingston-on-Thames Surrey . Any information please. [ Bill Sanders ]

Wish to find any other people of same surname,to help build family tree . [ J Vardy ]

Looking for information on the Saunders family from Kinson. Henry married Frances Louisa Corbin, his father was, Henry married to Ann Dean. I seem to be hitting a brick wall so if anyone has information on this family I would love to hear from them. [ Wendy Avey ]

Looking for Saunders in Cheddington, Long Bredy areas, descendents of John and Robert Saunders. Their parents were Robert Saunders and Joan Haynes about 1820. [ Greg Saunders ]

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Savage, Jane Jennie
Birth certifacate or any family information. She Had a brother George,Burt,Harry, she moved to Canada homestead and Married Charles Henry Downton. I would like to get the name of the boat travelled on in about 1909 - 1911 Thank you. [ Randy Downton ]

Scammell, Harriot
My great grandmother was born in Sixpenny Handley I can find her age 1 on the 1841 census living in gulpage st michael (Gussage ST Michael ?) not with parents I belive it could be an elms house, can find no record of birth . [ Jenny Purcell ]

Any information on the name Scaplen. We know there is a museum in Poole that has the name, but do not know how it ties in. [ Frank ]

Our family comes from Poole, and is somehow connected to the Scaplen museum. We don't really know how we all tie together, but if you have any information please contact me. [ Michelle Scaplen ]

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Scott, William
Hello Poole ! I have information about a ancestor that came from Poole between 1793 and 1827. His name was William Scott. He was the son of Begermain Scott and Mary White. They were maried at Poole 1790. If you find any of these people in your own family tree or know of how I can find anything about them I would enjoy hearing from you. UPDATE : William was born 1793 chrisened Nov.3 1793 at Poole, Dorset, county, immigrated to Newfoundland, and married Providence Roberts Nov. 19 1827 his father name was Benjamin Scott born about 1764 died Apr. 26 1810 and his mothers name was Mary White christened 1763 died 1802 they were married 1790 at Poole [ Robert Scott ]

Any information on Scovell please. [ Linda Adams ]

I live in Western Australia but am trying to find any information on my great great grandparents George & Susan Searley (nee Ricketts).  When their son James, my great grandfather, was born in February 1884 they were living in Coombe Keynes.  I have checked and this is not far from Poole in Dorset so I am hoping someone may be able to help me. [ Joan Strahan ]

List of Sellens family started by Horris Sellens. [ Donita Seirer ]

William Henry SELLEY, born May 10, 1872 in Dorchester or Forston, Dorset. Mother and siblings also born in Dorset 1881 census Henry SELLEY Head M Male 37 Exeter, Devon, England Gardener Domestic Servant Sarah SELLEY Wife M Female 39 Blandford, Dorset, England Wife Of Gardener Sarah SELLEY Daur U Female 12 Porston, Dorset, England Scholar William SELLEY Son Male 10 Porston, Dorset, England Scholar Maria SELLEY Daur Female 8 Dorchester, Dorset, England Scholar Charles SELLEY Son Male 4 Exeter, Devon, England Arthur SELLEY Son Male 1 Weymouth, Dorset, England. [ Kaye ]

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My great grandfather, William SELLWOOD, was born in PENTRIDGE 1851.I can't trace his family. Anyone any info on Sellwood/Selwood ? [ Wendy Howell ]

I am interested in finding out about the Senneck family who lived in Poole in the first half of the 1800's. I know that Ellen Senneck married Robert Munday there in 1847. Her father is named as John and he was a shipwright. I think this may be a mistake however and his name was actually Jonah or Jonas Senneck. I believe his wife was Elizabeth. There is a christening record for a Henry Senneck in 1822 and a burial record for Eliza Senneck in 1825 (if this is the same Senneck family then this may have been Ellen's twin sister). Any information about the family would be very welcome. [ Alan Harrington ]

Information on PERCY, Albert and SERJENT, Millicent - lived at  Danesfield,  115 Ashley Road, Upper Parkestone, Dorset.

The electoral roll for spring, 1924 shows :
Williams, Thomas and Mary Elizabeth
Serjeant, Millicent
Percy, Albert Charles
for Autumn 1924 and Spring 1925 - electoral roll shows
Serjeant, Millicent and Percy, Albert Charles as occupants of 115 Ashley Road, Poole, Dorset .

Thank you.[ Maddy m ]

Any information on family history of Sessions would be much appreciated. [ Eileen Sessions. ]

Any information on Seymour please. [ Linda Adams ]

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Edward Seymour d.o.b.1798 m.Elizabeth Lamb 15/06/1823 St.James Poole - help please names of siblings and parents. [ Kate Butler ]

Sharland, Jane
Looking for info on descendants of Jane Sharland b 1821 Kinson,married James Cobb b 1815 St james Poole. [ Lynne Ballard ]

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Any info. on Shaves born Winterbourne Whitechurch/Blandford 1800/1900's. [ Lynne Ballard ]

Researching the name Shave. Great Great grandfather born in Dorset or Poole around 1867 moved to Southampton - any info please. [ Rachel Harker ]

Looking for any information on Shearing family history in Poole, Hampreston and West Parley. [ Jane Wilson ]

I am looking for any information at all on the Shearing family if anyone can help my grandmothers name was Alice Jane Shearing her maiden name was Staloday . [ Joanna Shearing ]

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My Shearing family originated in Christchurch then moved to the Hampreston area and my gt grandfather moved to Parkstone. [ Paul Shearing ]

Any information on Shears please. [ Linda Adams ]

Anyone from Parkstone, Poole Dorset England please. [ The Sheppard family ]

George Kellaway Sheppard born 1863 Piddletown dorset Father James sheppard born 1841 Mother Elizabeth Sheppard nee Toms. George Sheppard came to London married Elizabeth Hitchell 1883. George Sheppard was my Grandfather. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I have done all the research but have never been contacted by a member of the Sheppard family. [ John Dedman]

In particular info on Josiah Sherren but any around Winterborne Kingston, Dorset. I have quite a lot of info, mainly from the internet, on the Sherrens. [ Brian Edwards ]

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Sherren, William White
I am researching the many Sherren families in Dorset. I have much information and I would love to share with you. I hope to connect these families in Dorset. [ Derek Sherren ]

Any information on Sherwood before 1900 please [ Christine Rattew ]

I am looking for any information on my father Frederick William James Sherwood, he was born 4th February 1900 at Poole. I believe he had a sister called Daisy who lived at Browning Rd Upper Parkstone Poole. He served in the Dorset Regiment during the First World War and was awarded the DCM. In the 1940s he went to Northern Ireland where he met and married my mother Ii would love to know of anything of his earlier first forty odd years. Thanks[ Daisy Sherwood ]

Kathleen Shilcock died in Bournemouth in 1989 aged 80. She was born in Poole in 1909, daughter of Hugh and Thirza White. Would like to hear from anyone connected to this family. [ Geoff Budden ]

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Short, Brian
I am a former member of 42 Commando Royal Marines. My friend Brian Short was I think brought up in Poole. He was in the same section of about 10 men. The section was part of Y Troop composed of about 50 men. During the Suez operation we had waded ashore from landing craft, on the 6th. Nov. 1956. As we lay side by side on the beach, waiting for more men to come ashore, a machine gun opened fire on us.This resulted in Brian's death. I would like to contact any surviving relatives of my friend, who may still be resident in Poole. I am hoping that you may be able to help. Thanking you in anticipation. [ Angus Jones ]

Trying to trace my family tree/ history , any info. on the names and ancestory of the Sibley's before 1950, Springbourne Bournemouth. [ Vicky ]

Sillence, CW
CW SILLENCE was taking photographs around 1884/5, address only Bournemouth. Has anyone spotted him? He may belong to the SILLENCE family of Romsey, Hants. There was a CW SILLENCE working in Courtenay, BC, Canada, as a photographer 1950. Any SILLENCE information gratefully received. [ Vivian Pritchard ]

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John Shetler Simmonds, married into Poole Wadham family, lived Poole 1840. [ Heather Jaggers ]

Simpson, Thomas William
Any information on Thomas William Simpson & his family (original owner of Compton Acres) would be much appreciated. [ Paul William Miley ]

Any information on Skinner please. [ Linda Adams ]

Any information on the Skinner family, from the Organford area. [ Kim Neal ]

Info required on James Slade - born 1812, Poole - Merchant in 1841 together with brother Thomas - born 1807. Any links required. Direct relative. [ Tony Rozier ]

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Edward Slade born in Dorset, England around Oct. 1829, had a sister named Lucy no dates on her, any help would be appreciated.[ Joanne Slade ]

Slade, Edward
Requesting any information available re Edward Slade, Born approx 1860, Dorset, England. Emigrated to Durrell'S Arm, Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland, where he married Johanna Chalk June 02,1885. They had seven children, Ralph, Paul, Andrew, Jemima, Daisy, Merry and Stewart. Edward died June 25th, 1906, Age 46 years. [ Brian Kremer ]

Slade, Emma
Slade, Emma born c.1839 in Poole, Dorset. This was possibly not her maiden name. Emma married Thomas Robert Baker in 1858 in Brighton, Sussex and then lived in South London.  Any information regarding her or her Slade family connections will be welcome. [ Mike Simpson ]

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Any information on Thomas SMALL born 1834 somewhere in England, who came to the U.S.A. in 1850 would be much appreciated. [ Velma Jean Small Poole ]

Any information on my family tree as all my family came from Poole. [ Mavis Padaruth (Smith) ]

Smith, John (1614-1710)
What ship did he come to Barnstable Mass on and besides his father Thomas Smith did any more of his family come with them? [ Jeane Smith ]

Smith, Matilda
Matilda Smith born ? 1816 in Poole,Dorset. Any other Smith family ? Parents ? Any info would be appreciated. Thank you. [ Sally-Ann Goeldner ]

Caleb Tom Snook - Looking for any relatives of C T Snook (b.1856 in Winterborne Whitechurch, d.1950 Poole, son of Emmanuel Snook and Ellen Foster)who ran a post office / card shop in Poole. He also published postcards. Shop is often seen in old pictures of Poole and was situated roughly where M&S is in High Street Poole.

Siblings included William Richard Snook, Diana Snook (married Benjamin Joseph Elford), Dinah Bessie Snook (married James Robert Llewellyn), Samuel Aquila Snook, Mary Isabella Snook (married Benjamin Baker), John Snook, George Emmanuel Snook, Annie Lena Snook (married Herbert Seymour Fielder), Olive Ellen Snook (married Albert Owen Hargrave), Bernard Harold Snook, Edgar Harry Snook and Walter Luther Snook. [ David Foster ]

Sopers living in Dorchester or Maiden Newton around 1890's. Are there any family members in the area today? [ Dave Cooper ]

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Born Poole in Dorset. I am looking for any information of my Grandfather, George Frederick Southard,  born approx 1885. Last known address York Road Parkstone Dorset. I understand he was gassed during the 1914-1918 war but died later of his illness. Not sure when. He married A  Winifred Harris, and they had  4 children Elf, Arthur, Fred, and Fannny Ellen. If any one can help with information please contact me [ Mauvereen Weeks ]

Spicer, Frances Ann
Any info on Frances Ann Spicer b. Fordington Dorchester late 1800's. married Robert Ballard. [ Lynne Ballard ]

Am Reseaching "Squibb" my family come from around Poole-Wimborne-Holt-Chalbury-Shapwick have got back to 1734 when James Squib & Martha Parish married in Shapwick.

"Wheeler" is another family name in the same areas.

If you relate to any of these these families, please contact me, I will share my information with you [ Jean Squibb ]

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Stacy, Ann
Born west born west butts Poole Dorset 1804, married Richard Musselwhite 1830 sons John Solomon born west [ Arthur Budden ]

Born west born west butts Poole Dorset 1804, married Richard Musselwhite 1830 sons John Solomon born west [ M.Young ]


Steele, John
Seeking parents & siblings of John Steele born about 1827 in Fontmell Magna,Dorset, England. [ Janice Hopkins ]

Stephen, James
James STEPHEN was born in Poole Dorset in 1758. I would like to know something about his parents . [ Betty Masters ]

I am tracing my family history back from Poole, George Stickland married Susan Bastable in Church Knowle in 1874, they then moved to Poole. George was born in Worgret nr Wareham 03-05-1850 his father was William, mother Ann, both of Worgret. I am finding it hard to go back any more than this any help please ! [ V.jones ]

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I have been fortunate to recently visit Portesham and Maiden Newton, where my relatives originate from. Their name is Stickland, and they have family links with the Dorey, Duck and Ford families. My great uncles were blacksmiths and I believe, kept a pub. My paternal grandmother was Lucy Stickland, one of nine children including Kate and Bess, who lived in Front Street Portesham. I have traced the family back to 1715, when Henry Stickland married Anne Duck at Maiden Newton. I found the headstone of Jeremiah Brett Stickland in the church yard at Portesham. If you have any information or any contacts , do please contact me. Thank you.[ Valerie Chaney ]

3 generations appear to marry Dorey men [ Lynn Dorey-Adams ]

Frank Stickland
Frank Stickland brother of Willie Stickland who was Mayor of Poole and also owned W J Stickland confectioners. Frank died in World War 1.[ Tracy Pidgley]

Need the parents of Charles Stickey born 1844 in Blandford and who died Feb 1908. His wife was Martha Snook from Wool/Wareham area. I believe his mother's name could have been Lucy [ V.jones ]

Any info regards this name, last known people in Poole were from Hamworthy,they were Frank, Beatrice, Peter, Thomas & Phyllis Stickney. Any info greatly appreciated. [ Paul Stickney ]

Any info please on Stimpson.[ S.Hole ]

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Looking for b/d/m & ww1 details in the Corfe Castle/Parkstone area in the 1800-1950 era,any help greatfully appreciated. Thank you .[ MRS.N.STOCKLEY ]

Stokes, Elizabeth Keziah
I have a Bible printed in Britain inscribed to the above name as a gift from her mother Jane Stokes with the date Poole 13 June 1853. I bought the Bible here in the USA and was wondering where Elizabeth Stokes settled here in the States. [ Dale Coleman ]

Stokes, Wills
Richard Sutton Stokes was Poole's first coxswain of the lifeboat Manley Wood, he is my 3x great uncle. His sister Matilda married Samuel Saunders of Portsmouth. Richard can be found on the Longfleet Connections list. He was buried 1885 at Hamworthy. Can anyone add to the history of this man. [ Louise Rustad ]

Stone, George
Looking for birth of George STONE. He was married in St James Church 21 Jul 1783 to Elizabeth MOCKRIDGE. I don't know who his parents were or if he had any siblings[ Wendy Simpson ]

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Ivy Lane married Ernest Street in Sturminster Newton and lived at the top of the Old Wareham Road with children Vera, Roy, Dennis and Victor. [ Anthony Lane, Australia. ]

A small group of us, doing family history, are stuck on Thomas Strong, who with his wife, 1 son, and 2 daughters, left Poole in the early 1750's and settled in Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, Canada Where would we go for such info in Poole? Would they have an E-Mail Address? Thanks. [ Herb Adams ]

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My folks migrated here from New England and Newfoundland.In trying to trace my families I keep running in to the fact that they were sent by Poole merchants, to develop Newfoundland and sent back Cod Fish, Timber and Minerals. Thats it 1702 thru 1789 Harveys & Strong and Morgan ,and Parsons families. Any help would be appreciated.

Strong, Thomas
Looking for information on THOMAS STRONG who probably was involved in the merchant trade with NEWFOUNDLAND. He was listed in the 1753 census for Trinity Bay, NF and probably had a son JOHN STRONG who was living in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, NF in 1756 until after 1800. [ Jeff Martin ]

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Stroud, Henry Wallace
He was born in 1825 at Poole, Dorchester and died Feb 23, 1903 in Wiesbaden, Germany. He had a very successful military career throughout his life and was a Colonel in the 30th Regiment. His wife was Ann Huntley Besley and they had 10 children. [ Odile Pryor ]

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 ]

I’ve traced my family back to a marriage between Joseph Sturmey and Elizabeth Bush on 2 July 1736 at Corfe Castle. Can anyone help me go back further? They had five children; Betty b1741, James b1746, Sarah b1749, Jacob b1751 who married Mary Chaldecotte in 1771, and Joseph b1755 who married Ann Catcutt in July 1777 who are my descendants. I have the following possible parents of James Sturmey and Elizabeth Bush;- Walter Sturmey and Sarah Collens married April 1699 Milton Abbas Caleb Sturmey and Elizabeth Tizard married May 1700 Bere Regis Edward Sturmey and Dorcas Strickland married Feb 1703 Godmanstone Tobias Sturmey and Hester Mason married about 1712. Thanks in anticipation. [ Keith Sturmey ]

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