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Daniel Goodland and Anne Grimes

When Daniel Goodland was born in 1829 in Lovington, Somerset, England, his father, William Goodland (1789-1859), was 40 and his mother, Edith (née Kelly) (1792-?), was 37. Daniel married Ann Grimes on January 17, 1856, at the Church of All Saints in Alford, Somerset, England (which was Ann’s home church).Continue Reading

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Wallace Griffin and Mary Ann Price

When Wallace* Griffin was born on September 22, 1862, in Kingston Seymour, Somerset, England, his father, Samuel Bird Griffin (1834-1890), was 28 and his mother, Jane (née Wallis) (1835-1909), was 27. He had nine brothers and two sisters. *Wallace was baptized Wallis, his mother’s maiden name. He appears to have adoptedContinue Reading

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James Griffin and Mary Bird and Charles Gould

The Bristol and Avon Family History Society website describes Kingston Seymour and a 2013 article by Bob Ford suggests: “The families of Stuckey, Griffin and Wallis arrived [in Kingston Seymour] late in the 18th century and are still present.” James Griffin is my 4x great-grandfather and he and his family lived in Kingston Seymour.Continue Reading

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Edward Visheau and his Wives

When Edward Visheau was born on April 19, 1891, his father, Ezeph Visheau (1861-1931), a shoemaker, and his mother, Caroline (née Harvey) (1862-?), were 29. Edward married Olivia Louise Hubble on April 8, 1910 in Hamilton, Ontario. Edward’s occupation on the marriage registration is “Teamster.” The marriage was witnessed byContinue Reading

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