Service of Remembrance, Andover 9th November 2014

This morning was the Service of Remembrance in my hometown of Andover, although I have many times before watched the parade through town this was the first time I had actually gone to the service held at the Garden of Remembrance outside of St Mary’s Church, as expected it was packed with people there to … Read moreService of Remembrance, Andover 9th November 2014

Mary BEVIS PAGE SIMS (1842-1918)


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Preface During 2008-2009 I studied a course with the Open University call “A173 – Start Writing Family History” as part of this course one of my assignments was to write a biography of an ancestor.  The ancestor I chose was Mary Bevis my 3 * great grandmother.  In addition on Tuesday the 8th February 2011 … Read moreMary BEVIS PAGE SIMS (1842-1918)

WASHBEE breakthrough, I hope!!!

Another 5 * Great Grandmother of mine is called Mary Wright WASHBEE on her marriage record to John PONTIN in 1806. Mary was supposedly born c. 1781 in Little London just outside of Andover, Hampshire.  I have on numerous occasions looked for Mary on Familysearch, Ancestry and Hampshire Genealogical Society CDs, but until yesterday her … Read moreWASHBEE breakthrough, I hope!!!

BANTING Family of Andover

My 5 * Great Grandmother was Mary BANTING daughter of John & Sarah, she was baptised in Andover, Hampshire on the 22nd of January 1775.  She married John HOWARD on the 31st July 1794 again in Andover. Researching Mary’s ancestry is not an easy task, as apart from her parents and siblings little else in … Read moreBANTING Family of Andover

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