I enjoyed it, and agree the Shakespeare link was
contrived, but taking that it took 35 years for me
to find an ancestor that took me back to many...
It will be strange to have a Census that will include both
of my parents! Nevertheless it will be very interesting and
should provide some some...
Well I thought it was just that I had mucked up my version!
Had just come across another Will which will help @Blackmogs
and was trying to find...
That was the thinking that I was employing before, but
the problem is one of the children is a Filmer and that
therefore suggests that Robert...
Well that rather knocks that on the head doesn't it?
I suppose it is only as good as the informant's knowledge
or lack of it .
Thing is this one...
Correction! 16 in 1851!
The Eliza Hardy arriving 1855 aged 16 is most probably right,
but the age is out a bit! She is given as 16 in 1841.
The baptisms at Shaftesbury...
William and Maria Hardy of Bell Street, Shaftesbury.
They were all plasterers! A dose of them baptized
en bloc in 1836!
It seems to me that what needs to be concentrated on
is firstly to get a copy of Robert Hammond Elvy's Will
of 1923 and check that out thoroughly;...
What about this 1923 Will? Has any body got a full copy of it?
My Heritage has the image of the Certificate.
Although I cannot access it, the thumbnail
view does seem to say John for the father's
There is also a PCC Will of Betty Hammond of Minster 1838
giving further mention of William Nettleton of Sherborne,
Dorset, Filmer and Jane Elvy...
Separate names with a comma.