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GenealogyBuff (#47362226)
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Amanda Lightbody
Ethel Livingstone Lightbody Boyd
Not sure if you are the person responsible for adding the information about her, but a mystery for me, that has existed for 30 some years, has been solved. While her husband, Edward Bent Lightbody, is not in my direct line (a descendant of a great great great Uncle), I maintain the family history and could not figure out who she was until I saw the right up and knew instantly. I knew she was connected to the Lightbody family but never could find out. Thank you

Added by Amanda Lightbody on Mar 18, 2017 12:59 PM

Trevor Baxter
Titanic grave photo.
Hi my name is Trevor Baxter, i am a Titanic researcher, i see on find a grave you have a photo of 2nd class passenger Leopold Weisz #53820937, i am asking for your permission to download the photo to help in my research, i hope you can help. by the way what was your familys name on Titanic i would like to research them,or i may have already done so, i hope you can help.

Regards Trevor

Added by Trevor Baxter on Feb 07, 2017 3:13 PM

RE: Phillips Family-St.Elidyr Churchyard, Crunwere
Joseph Phillips who died in 1934 was my grt grt grt grandmother's brother.

I have quite a bit on my family tree on Ancestry.

Added by Welshbabe on Dec 31, 2016 10:14 AM

Tamison Sherwood Clock
I see that you left me A message on A great grandmother of mine,I didn't put the information up there nor did I start her listing but I do manage it. THanks

Added by tommy on Oct 15, 2016 5:16 AM

Ross Morton
RE: Richard Pengelly
I'll see if I can put something together for you on Monday or Tuesday

Added by Ross Morton on Apr 24, 2016 9:46 AM

Ross Morton
RE: Richard Pengelly
According to my FamilyTreemaker software when I enter those baptism dates, both were born in a double year range on the switch of calendars. Kim has acknowledged that she sometimes did not adjust the dates consistently or noted calendar years shifted. It is always possible that they are not sisters but in my family tree I show them as baptised:

Grace 23 Feb 1591/92 (buried Grace Pengelly 24 3 1592 daughter of Richard)
Agnes 19 Mar 1592/93
My guess is that they were born a year apart.

Strange. you indicate that you are related to son Henry : Henry Pengelly 16 2 1603 Richard Jone)) who married Ursula Voaden (Vowdon) (Marriage listing 18 9 1620 Henry Pengelly Ursula Vowdon)

I have a Henry Pengelly b. 1593 d. 1656 who married Ursula Voaden b. 1595 (Ursula Vawden 15 5 1595 Richard) d. 1644/1645 daughter of Richard Voaden & Phillipa Harrye (see Bratton Clovelly baptism & marriage listings for this couple and her parents). They had 4 children:
Willia[m] Pengelly 6 6 1621 Henry
Hillary Pengelly 19 1 1624 Henry
Henry Pengelly 24 8 1628 Henry
Edmond Pengelly 1 5 1631 Henry

Only instead of Henry being the son of Richard & Joane (who in my tree I do not show as being married), I show this Henry to be the son of John Pengelly & Margery Webber (I don't show any direct relation of John to Richard but they could be cousins)
16 11 1590 John Pengelly Margery Webber
Willia[m] Pengelly 28 11 1591
Voulson? John
Henry Pengelly 14 11 1593 John

Possibly you have the wrong Henry who would have been 10 years younger than wife Ursula (assuming mine is the correct Ursula).

If you provide me with your email, I could send you what I have on both Henry's.

Added by Ross Morton on Apr 22, 2016 5:14 AM

Ross Morton
RE: Richard Pengelly
Your Richard Pengelly is a distant relation of my wife. He married Johne (Joan) Horrell in 1591:

18 1 1591 Richard Pengelly Johne Horrell?

Until 1618, he was the only married Richard Pengelly living in Batton Clovelly when a Richard Pengelly married a Joane Soper

29 8 1618 Richard Pengelly Joane Soper

(I have numerous Pengelly and Soper's in my wife's tree but have yet to connect these 2 to anyone in her tree-their only child I am aware of was an Ethel born 1619)

Using the Batton Clovelly One Place baptism records-sorting on Pengelly you get 12 births-listing the Father as Richard:

Grace Pengelly 23 2 1592 Richard
Agnes Pengelly 19 3 1593 Richard
Grace Pengelly 6 6 1593 Richard
Jane Pengelly 1 12 1595 Richard
Mary Pengelly 30 1 1598 Richard
Millicent Pengelly 3 2 1600 Richard
Henry Pengelly 16 2 1603 Richard Jone
John Pengelly 29 9 1605 Richard
Richard Pengelly 18 3 1607 Richard
John Pengelly 10 2 1608 Richard
Thomas Pengelly 25 11 1610 Richard
Richard Pengelly 6 4 1613 Richard

In March 1605 there is another Richard Pengelly born to a "Joan" but without a father listed. However, since John Pengelly was born Sept 1605 I am assuming that was another family (probably an unwed mother). I have also been working frequently with Kim Baldacchino who runs the Bratton Clovelly One Place site who provided me with all the burial records to enter into FindAGrave (I only enter biography data and relationships if they are in my Family Tree) but she also helped to research on questions. I didn't look for her specific email, but my memory is that she confirmed that this Richard and Joan were the parents of at least these 12 children and had previously indicated that the handwritten baptism records frequently only listed the father.

Hope this helps you.

Added by Ross Morton on Apr 20, 2016 2:02 PM

mark south
William H pringle
Seems like a far fetched story. Twenty six children, is that even medically possible? Good for a laugh anyway....

Added by mark south on Feb 14, 2016 5:15 PM

Anne Marie Bailey
Hi, I see you posted a marker photo for Anne and her brother Alec. Do you remember what cemetery this was in? Thank you in advance.


Added by K on Feb 07, 2016 8:56 PM

Alice Clark
Hi, I noticed you have a memorial for the mother Alice in one cemetery and baby in another. Do you know which is right? Are you related to them? My grandmother's (aunt? cousin?) died on the Eastland. Find A Grave Memorial# 16266908.

Added by Keri on Feb 07, 2016 12:29 AM

Kendall Mellem
Memorial for those lost on the SS Norge

This page from the Norwegian Digital Archives shows the name of Josefine Karoline Humborsted, age 15, as omkom (perished) aboard the SS Norge when it sank 28 June 1904. I didn't find her on your memorial list. Could you please add her, if she is indeed not there? Thank you.

Added by Kendall Mellem on Jan 28, 2016 9:37 AM

Eastland Shipping Disaster
Agnes Olsen and two of her nieces(Edna & Mildred McCrory), the children being distant cousins to good friend James "Jim" McCrory. I saw this short film footage on the on the wreck, a grad student found on Dutch news reals.. thought you'd be interested in seeing. Do a copy/paste of the link:

Sad... but good movie pictures of the wreck after the accident.

Added by Shawn on Jul 05, 2015 9:43 PM

mark south
Any ideas where they are buried? It sounds like she suffered from some form of mental illness to be frank, but hey, who knows. Hard to imagine a woman giving birth 26 times, not sure I believe it actually.

Added by mark south on Apr 02, 2015 4:17 PM

Aurorae Little♥UE
Message on Old Bay
I read your project of restoring a cemetery on someone's messages.. Hildur
Added by GenealogyBuff on Jun 11, 2014 10:06 AM

Wanted to say THANK YOU!

Added by Aurorae Little♥UE on Feb 20, 2015 8:46 AM

Shad Wilde
RE: Photo of Deceased Child
I removed the pictures of dead people but I will need a picture of little Edward Ferguson because it's the only picture of him I can find.

Added by Shad Wilde on Feb 03, 2015 11:00 AM

La Borgogne
Hi, Hildur. I finally put Amy's whole name in. I was so excited when I found that picture of her. I was all, "cool picture, I wonder who the kid is," then I looked at the back and it actually had her name (just Amy, though), and her exact age and everything. My great-grandmother saved the picture of her little cousin.

Did you know what Alice, Amelie, and Amy were doing on La Bourgogne? They were going to pick up my great-grandmother from Switzerland, where she was visiting her Swiss grandmother and aunts and uncles, and bring her back to NOLA. Her parents were afraid to bring her back after La Bourgogne and she spent much of her childhood in Switzerland.

Added by caitlin70433 on Jan 15, 2015 10:09 AM

RE: Vincent Pattison
Hi - sorry couldn't find a headstone as well.

Thank you for doing all that you are doing.

Added by Linda on Sep 16, 2014 7:48 AM

Shad Wilde
I found the images of Helen and Anna Liebenow, and the Gallagher family on the General Slocum Documentary "Ship Ablaze". It's now on YouTube so you can see it on there

Added by Shad Wilde on Aug 25, 2014 10:56 AM

mark south
RE: Pringle Family Relations
My Great/Great Grandparents (on my mother's side, through my grandmother) were James Riley Pringle/Eliz. Sedore, my Great Grandparents were Ada Beatrice Pringle/Reginald Asselstine, my grandmother was Marie Francis Asselstine/Mrs Wilbert South, my mother was Beatrice South/Mrs Arthur Donaldson. So yeah, I am a Pringle. I am doing a complete Pringle family work up, like I did for my Donaldson family. How are you related to the Pringles. Do you know any old Pringles who can help with family history?

Added by mark south on Jul 15, 2014 9:57 PM

James Richards
RE: Mary Polly Richards

I think you may be interested in an Find A Grave memorial I photographed a while back.

It is a memorial for a husband and wife lost when the SS Vestris sunk in the Atlantic in 1928. The memorial has the newspaper article on it also. Find A Grave # is 74600848.

Added by James Richards on Jul 13, 2014 8:58 PM

James Richards
RE: Mary Polly Richards
Ps. I am related just to the Richards

Added by James Richards on Jul 11, 2014 10:53 AM

James Richards
RE: Mary Polly Richards
Hi thanks! Mary was a spinster and I am directly descended from her father Owen.

Added by James Richards on Jul 11, 2014 10:49 AM

Steve Johnston
RE: Barbara Lasher
Corrected. I did not find her her parents, so they are not linked.

Added by Steve Johnston on May 20, 2014 6:53 PM

Dan Lanteigne
RE: Ella Wells and Archibald Mouck
Absolutely use the photos anyway you choose. I will see what I can do

Added by Dan Lanteigne on May 19, 2014 6:51 PM

L Beacon
M. Rector
Thank you so much for taking the time to locate and photograph the memorial for me it is greatly appreciated. I hope you do not mind if I possibly use your photo (with proper credit) for a WWII project I am working on, if not OK please let me know. Thanks again, it is volunteers such as yourself that make this such a great site, Cheers!!

Added by L Beacon on May 18, 2014 11:44 AM


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