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  1. Karen Petty says:

    Hi. My name is Karen Petty, and I am a descendant of John and Loveday Petty. I had the geneology booklet from my Aunt Joyce and Uncle Elven, but it has been lost. I just today decided to start researching my family history on my own, and the first thing that popped up when I put John and Loveday’s names into the internet was your wonderful site! What a thrill it was to begin reading it! Thank you, and I will be checking back hopefully for more info.

    • Jean says:

      Hi Karen: I am pleased that you found my blog about the Smiths is useful to you in your family history searching. I will be adding more information to my blog when I can.

  2. Hi Jean,
    Thanks for such an interesting blog. I am the direct ancestor of Hannah Smith’s husband, Thomas Brindley of Marple, Poynton, Gawsworth and Cashel. See my family history on the Marple website:
    I have a copy of Thomas’s Will and the Smiths are mentioned in it. Thomas lived at Gawsworth Hall alongside the Earl of Harrington. In his Will he left a cellar of wine, no wonder he died of an enlarged liver in 1875. My great grandfather Thomas, grandson of Thomas and Hannah, was born in Cashel.
    Thomas of Gawsworth’s son Francis Brindley (named after his grandfather of Hollinsclough, Staffs and Marple, Cheshire) lived and farmed Rough Hey farm, Gawsworth. This farm once belonged to Henry Brindley, a younger brother of the great canal engineer, James Brindley. This information implies a link to our Brindleys and the canal engineer. Both of these Brindley families came from Alstonefield in the Staffordshire Moorlands.
    Plenty more for you to have a look at Jean if the above is of interest.
    Francis Brindley of Grantham, Robert Brindley of Marple and Bosley etc..

  3. Hi Jean,
    I of course meant by ‘direct ancestor’, the patriline, as I of course am a direct ancestor of Hannah Smith too. My Great, Great Grandfather was John Brindley, the eldest son of Thomas Brindley and Hannah Brindley, nee Smith.

  4. Angela Newens says:

    I found your web site when researching Cyrus Slater (Cheshire). I notice you have put a photo of a Cyrus and Eliza Slater. Do you have their dates of birth and how are they related?
    I look forward to your reply.
    Thank you

    • Jean says:

      Hello, Angela: The Cyrus Slater in the photograph was born in 1837 in Gawsworth, Cheshire. Eliza Slater was his wife and she was born in 1840 in Poynton, Cheshire. Her maiden name was Brindley.

      I hope this helps you with your research.


  5. Cassie says:

    Re Joseph Cowen d 1908. I was interested to see he named sister Ann Hetherington in his will. Sadly, she’d died in 1902. The address he and brother James were living at in 1871 is probably the one (hard to read) their father James left to their mother Esther in his will. Esther died in 1869 and Joseph was the sole executor.
    I didn’t have a marriage for Joseph (knew from 1881 he had a wife Sarah), so it’s nice to fill in that gap from your website.

    • Jean says:

      Hello, Cassie. Thanks for your comments about Joseph Cowen. That gives me a bit of context for his life. I am happy that my blog has given you some more information about his wife Sarah.

  6. Chris. says:

    This is a great website. I was/am looking for a William Smith of London, a hairdresser. Came here on the off chance. Thank you.

  7. Roger Depper says:

    I am a descendant of Richard Lockwood. Did you manage to identify which property your ancestors had from him? Richard Lockwood very much involved in the early development of Cashel.

    • Jean says:

      Hello, Roger. My interpretation of William Bayly Upton’s will is that the property purchased from Richard Lockwood was in Fryar Street (named Friar’s Street in Griffith’s Valuation records). I cannot tell which precise piece or pieces of property were occupied by Thomas Carew. I do know that Mr. Carew was occupying property owned by William B. Upton on Friar’s Street in the late 1840s when the information for Griffith’s Valuation was being collected. I assume it was still the same property as listed in the will. Hope this helps you in your research on Richard Lockwood.

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