Please add a reply to this if you think you are related to anyone in my family tree.
Charles Henry Kelsey was my father-in-law and lived in Vauxhall, London during the last years of his life.
Thanks for getting in touch Nora, I hope you find the site useful.
I am distantly related to the Shuttleworth’s via my grandma Phyllis Ivy Eggington – her grandmother was Emily J Shuttleworth.
This is my grandma Phyllis with her husband Percy Whitfield:
Hi there, my great grandfather was Dick Brown. I stumbled across this site through google…thanks so much for it (and the time it has taken you to put together) as it has taken me back several more generations on his side.
Kathryn, great website. I stumbled across your site when researching the Mumfords. I believe we are 4th cousins once removed & share a fourth great grandfather, Thomas Bryan (1786-1866). If you want share any info I would be happy to direct you to my tree on Ancestry.
This is so interesting. You’ve established that Andrew and Louisa’s sons (also Andrew and William Thomas) lived together with their elder sister Annie after she married Joseph Kirk.
William died in the Battle of Arras in 1917. Two of Joseph’s brothers, who also lived with them, died in WW1. Andrew Kirk died in the famous 1917 sinking of the SS Transylvania, a troopship bound for Egypt that was torpedoed off the Italian coast. James Robert Kirk died in the first fortnight of the war, fighting the German invasion of Belgium during the Great Retreat after the Battle of Mons. Their brother, Frederick, had suffered burns in an accident as a child and although sufficiently able-bodied to have a full working life, was never called up to fight.
Frederick Kirk and his wife had three children; two daughters survive – one, unmarried and aged 95 and the other in her early 80s with a husband and daughter, all living in Lincoln. Frederick’s son Frank died several years ago, although his daughter lives in Lincoln and HER daughter now lives in London.
Sidney G Gibbons who you mention in your family tree, was my Great Uncle. He was from a little village in Buckinghamshire. He was sadly killed in action in 1918. Only recently we realised he had a young wife called Alice May Gibbons (nee Betteridge). Can anyone tell us what happened to Alice May? Did they have children? It would be lovely to find out. Kind regards and thanks. Gay
I wondered if you had any further information on Alice May Betteridge, who was my great aunt through marriage to my great uncle, Sidney G Gibbons. He was my grand fathers brother and from Buckinghamshire, where we still live. We only recently realised that Sidney was married and it would be lovely to find out if they had any children together? Sidney was killed in action on the 18th March 1918 in France, so we hope to make a visit to Pozieres next year. Any information on our Sketty family would be really appreciated.
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