Tag Archives: Puttenham

Happy Birthday Granny – Annie Prudence Butcher (1879 – 1972)

Today would have been my Great Grandmother’s, Annie Prudence Butcher (nee Harris) 116th birthday. I knew her as Granny, and later as I began my research I affectionately called her APH. My cousins knew her as Big Gran, because their … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day Photo Collage – Day Seven

This photograph was taken on a really grey and miserable autumn day about 20 years ago. It is the War Memorial at Elstead in Surrey, about 2 miles from Puttenham where the majority of my Great Grandmother’s family hailed from. … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day Photo Collage – Day Six

This post is about my 4th Great Grandfather George Ellis. He has lead me on quite a journey! George Ellis was baptised on 12 June 1774 at Holy Trinity Church in Guildford Surrey, the son of James Ellis and Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Where it all started….

This morning, whilst working on something else, I had cause to pull out this Census image. It was this very image that made me really pursue my interest in my maternal family history.  Image courtesy of Ancestry – RG11/780/6 Puttenham … Continue reading

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Those Places Thursday – Puttenham Surrey

Puttenham Church – Copyright Julie Goucher July 2004 As a result of extensive research in the rural Surrey parish of Puttenham, the One Place Study was born. Almost a decade ago; (where did the time go?) I placed some of … Continue reading

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52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy – Week 13 – Local Societies

Week 13. Local Societies: Local genealogical and historical societies are the lifeblood of genealogy. Members and volunteers give their time and money to preserve local history and promote family history. Tell us about a local society for which you are thankful. … Continue reading

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Fearless Females 2012 – Day 4

March 4 — Do you have marriage records for your grandparents or great-grandparents? Write a post about where they were married and when. Any family stories about the wedding day? Post a photo too if you have one.I do have … Continue reading

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Pages 12 & 13

Research details for 10th Light Dragoons – George Ellis Apprentice record for George Ellis to Richard Fludder James Bridger born 1797 to Mary born India! Richard Bridger born 1801 Puttenham married Alice Hedger 1821 – a daughter Alice – confirm … Continue reading

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Beyond the Internet Week 1: Church interiors

On the very first visit I made to Puttenham in Surrey I just knew I belonged. There was a feeling of completeness. I walked up the main isle of the church towards the alter and stopped and sat down at … Continue reading

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Carnival Of Genealogy 109 – Our Ancestors’ Place of Worship!

St Nicholas Church in Guildford Surrey was the venue of my Christening in the late 1960s, that of my Mum in the mid 1940s and my Grandmother in 1913. It was also the venue where my Grandfather’s sisters married during … Continue reading

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