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The thing about genealogy is that you soon realise that your own family is interlinked to loads more by historical marriages. And instead of just trying to find your own direct ancestors you end up trying to determine which of the many many Joe Smith's or Jane Brown's is the right Joe Smith or Jane Brown that married your ancestor. And its important to get the right person or you can waste weeks chasing down the wrong link.

Also doesn't help when your own direct ancestors use the same first/christian names - ie when a son has same name as his father.

So far I have identified many interlinked families as shown by this growing list.

If your family is interconnected with any of the following, welcome to the (big, wide) family !!!

  • Davies, Joseph Albert: Father of Alice Maud who was my paternal grandfathers first wife and mother of my father.
  • Hull, Alice Maria: Wife of Joseph Albert Davies
  • Bassord, Isaac Henry: Father of Florence May who was my paternal granfathers second wife.
  • Brown, Alice Jane: Wife of Isaac Henry Bassford.
  • Harris, Samuel Job: First husband of Florence May Bassford.
  • Chandler, Oliver Child: Second husband of Florence May Bassford.
  • Massey, Jane: First wife of my (paternal) great grandfather Josiah Hyde.
  • Allen, Caroline: Mother of Jane Massey.
  • Holland, Mary Ann: Mother of Caroline Allen.
  • Miles, Elizabeth: Wife of my great, great grandfather Ephraim William Hyde.
  • ???, Mary: Mother of Elizabeth Miles (actual family name pre Miles unknown).
  • Shears, Lily: Second wife of my (paternal) great grandfather Josiah Hyde
  • Smith, Harriet: Wife of my (paternal) great, great, great, grandfather Joseph Hyde.
  • Flavel, Ann: Wife of my (paternal) great, great, great, great grandfather Thomas Hyde.
  • Grainger, Rebecca: Wife of my (paternal) great, great, great, great, great grandfather Thomas Hyde.
  • Harper, Hannah: Wife of my (paternal) great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather Thomas Hyde.
  • ???, Elizabeth: Wife of William Harper, father of great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather Thomas Hyde's wife Hannah.
  • Clerk or Clark or Clarke, Susannah: Mother of William Harper.
  • Warter, Rebecca: Wife of my (paternal) great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather John Hyde.
  • Hinton, Sarah: Wife of my (paternal) great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather Humphrey Hyde.
  • Blackcomb, Elizabeth: Wife of my (paternal) great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather John Hyde.
  • Heath, Eleanor: Wife of Thomas Blackham (father of Elizabeth Blackcomb).
  • Mace, Margery: Mother of Thomas Blackham (father of Thoma Blackham married to Elizabeth Blackcomb).
  • Ainge, Ann: Mother of Margery Mace.
  • Cresswell, Frances: Wife of my (paternal) great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather John Hyde.
  • Briscoe, Winifred: Wife of my (paternal) great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather John Hyde.
  • Sheward, Mary Louisa: My mother's mother. Although my maternal grandmother was a Sheward some of her siblings & other relatives used the surname Shuard.
  • Speake, Susannah: Wife of Herbert Sheward, father of my maternal grandmother.
  • Hughes, Louisa: Mother to Susannah Speake
  • Stokes, Matilda: Wife of William Sheward, grandson to Herbert Sheward.
  • Syred, Ellen Elizabeth: Wife of Albert Sheward, son of Herbert Sheward.
  • Deeley, Esther Ann: Wife of George Sheward, son of Herbert Sheward.
  • ???, Constance Lillian: Wife of Allan George Sheward, grandson of Herbert Sheward.
  • Andrews, Edith Hannah: Wife of James Alfred Sheward, son of Herbert Sheward.
  • Davis, Florence May: Wife of Frederick Sheward, son of Herbert Sheward.
  • Lewis, James Frederick Hank: Husband of my aunt Peggy (Margaret Louisa) Priday.
  • Champan, Amy: Wife of my uncle Mick (Joseph Thomas George) Priday.
  • Boffin, Elizabeth Ethel: Wife of my uncle Bill (William Charles) Priday.
  • Wilding, Margaret T: Wife of my (maternal) great grandfather Joseph Priday.
  • Sainsbury, Sarah: Wife of my (maternal) great, great grandfather Nathaniell Priday.
  • Hill, Hester Esther: Wife of my (maternal) great, great, great grandfather Nathaniell Priday.
  • Ford, Sarah: Wife of my (maternal) great, great, great, great grandfather John Priday.
  • Parker, Mary: Wife of my (maternal) great, great, great, great, great grandfather William Priday.

And, of course, there are the marriage partners of the siblings of all of the above but thats a bit like a who's who of Great Britain (and the Commowealth) and may form another list.

So far I have gone back to 1713 on my mothers side of the family and to pre-1580 on my fathers side (the birth date for my oldest paternal relative is currently unknown).

Another list, to come, will be of known occupations of the ancestors - watch this space.