Saturday, July 19, 2014
Apologies for those fellow researchers who have submitted information that has not been included since the last update, two years ago. Due to other commitments, including moving house, I became significantly behind with updating the database and website.
A full list of the changes to the narratives, since 1 January 2012, is available in the New or Changed Narratives section.
Hopefully, in the near future I will be able to restructure the website and remove out-of-date information.
Whilst the website may have not been maintained during the last two years, I can reassure you that I have still been doing ongoing research.
Saturday, July 05, 2014
I will be 65 in a few weeks, and my husband suggested having a party. However, I said I couldn't as it would remind me too much about my 60th birthday when my lovely mother attended.
Only a few days later, whilst researching on the internet, I inadvertently came across this poem, which I feel sure she has sent me to tell me to stop grieving and enjoy myself.
Thanks Mum. We all miss you, but will let you go.
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little, but not for long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that once we shared
Miss me, but let me go.
For this is a journey we all must take
And each must go alone.
It’s all part of the master plan
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick at heart
Go to the friends we know.
Laugh at all the things we used to do
Miss me, but let me go.
When I am dead my dearest
Sing no sad songs for me
Plant thou no roses at my head
Nor shady cypress tree
Be the green grass above me
With showers and dewdrops wet
And if thou wilt remember
And if thou wilt, forget.
I shall not see the shadows,
I shall not fear the rain;
I shall not hear the nightingale
Sing on as if in pain;
And dreaming through the twilight
That doth not rise nor set,
Haply I may remember,
And haply may forget.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
William George Uridge the son of Charlotte Uridge, daughter of George Uridge of Hoo, Kent, died near Wilcannia in New South Wales in 1882. This area is very remote.
Kevin has just found out that he was even in a more remote territory of Australia about 5 years prior to his death.
New South Wales Police Gazette - 15 Aug 1877 Page 268
On the 16th July last, the remains of a man were found in the bush about 14 miles from Pooncarie by Mr. William Uridge, who reported the occurrence to the Pooncarie Police. No Magisterial enquiry was held. deceased is supposed to have been lost in the bush about sixteen months ago, and to have perished for want of water. description: About 50 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches high, brown hair; dressed in moleskin trousers, flannel shirt, and drawers, cotton shirt, lace-up boots, gray woollen socks, and white soft felt hat, a pocket-knife, match-box, and purse, were found on deceased. Two cans, one padlock, and one pannikin, were found near the deceased.
Many thanks to Kevin. This information will be included in the next website update.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Just select the Search option in the narratives section.
I really like this option. Many thanks to John Cardinal, who develops the brilliant Second Site tool that enables me to create an award-winning website with very little effort. Well done John!
Chart 1: William & Marie Ewridge née Wickenden who lived in Cowden, Kent in the late 1500s #352
This includes information kindly provided by Shirley Barr Dubuque, Cal Uridge Whiffen, and Cynthia Shepard relating to the Uridge-Whiffen family.
Chart 5: Thomas & Mary Uridge née Hider who lived in Buxted, Sussex in the 1760s #762 .
This includes information kindly provided by Murray Jordan on the New Zeland branch of this family.
At the same time I included some new functionality available from Second Site - One Person Script. In future, when selecting a specific person it will only show that one person. Previously it showed up to 25 people on one page. Many thanks to John Cardinal, for this smart feature.
Apologies to those fellow researchers who have submitted information that has not yet been included. Due to other commitments, I am behind on updating the database and website.
A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section.
Friday, March 30, 2012
The purpose of the update was in preparation for a talk I am giving tomorrow on The Master Genealogist (TMG) family history program, at the Guild of One-Name Studies Glocuestershire Regional meeting at the National Star College, Ullenwood, Cheltenham.
New indented charts are now available for:
- Indented Chart 1: Descendancy Chart for William & Marie Ewridge née Wickenden who lived in Cowden in Kent #352
- Indented Chart 4: Descendancy Chart for George & Frances URIDGE née LANE from Hoo Common, Kent #354
- Indented Chart 5: Descendancy Chart for Thomas & Mary Uridge née ?, who lived in Buxted, Sussex #762
Apologies for those fellow researchers who have submitted information that has not yet been included. Due to other commitments, I am behind on updating the database and website.
A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section.
Thursday, July 07, 2011
5 July 2011)
Monday, October 25, 2010
The focus of this update was some New Zealand information provided by Philip Boyle. He advised that Eileen Marguerite, and Bryan John Uridge's parents were John Joseph & Kathleen Uridge née Connor.
At the same time, I included birth, marriages, and deaths information from the New Zealand Government records for births, deaths and marriages.
A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I have now verified the information, wherever possible, from California Births, and Deaths available on http://www.ancestry.com/, together with US Census information. Chart 6 has been extensively updated.
A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section. The narratives section now includes 2710 narratives.
|From Euridge-Uridge Get Together|
After lunch at The Plant Cafe, Pier 3, we went to the Fine Arts Meseums of San Francisco including the de Young Musuem in Golden Gate Park, and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park. Patty had arranged for us to see the Birth of Impressionism, a special exhibition from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris - a superb experience.
Patty & Mary's great-grandfather was Walter George Uridge, who was born in 1865 in Chailey, Sussex. Walter emigrated in 1881 to California, USA, and was naturalized in 1904. He settled in Fresno, California, and was joined in 1896 by his cousin Albert Willsher Uridge.
Sadly Patty, Mary, and I are not related - as the DNA tests prove. However our ancestors shared the same unique surname. Similarily, we share the common interest in researching, and documenting our family history.
More photographs of our memorable day are available in the Euridge-Uridge Get Together photograph album. Many thanks to Patty for organizing such a wonderful day.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Kevin has found some information on the children of their daughter Pheobe and her partner Richard Bathurst. He wrote:
... just lately I found a William Bathurst, who matches in age to Phoebe's son, on the census, in 1861 staying with Frances Edwards, who is daughter of George and Frances, and then with a Thomas Heath in 1871, who is the son of Hannah Uridge née Heath. ... in the 1871 census he is described as Cousin to Thomas Heath.Kevin also provided information on the children of John William & Hannah Heath née Uridge:
- Sarah Ann Heath bapt 19 Nov 1815 at Cliffe, Kent
- Mary Ann Heath bapt Jul 1817 at Cliffe, Kent
- Caroline Elziabeth Heath bapt 27 Jan 1822 at Cliffe, Kent
- Thomas Heath bapt 15 Jul 1824 at Cliffe, Kent
- Frances Heath bapt 27 May 1827 at Cliffe, Kent
- George William Heath, bapt 17 Jun 1832 at Stone, Kent
- William Heath, bapt 7 Jul 1833 at Stone, Kent
- Matilda Edwards, bapt 5 Dec 1819 at Chatham, Kent
- Caroline Edwards, bapt 23 Sep 1821 at Chatham, Kent
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I will be on the computer help desk (Table 6) from 12:00 to 13:40, and from 15:20 to 17:00. If you are attending do let me know and we can perhaps arrange to have coffee.
The event looks to be very promising, with 15 lectures throughout the day, and over 90 exhibitors.
Beatrice Minnie was the daughter of George & Louisa Sarah Dengate née Uridge.
Initially it was thought that Minnie Beatrice Dengate, and Beatrice Minnie Dengate were two sisters. However Angela confirms that Minnie was also known as Beatrice.
Angela has provided several photographs, including the one above taken c1944. Henry Dent is in in air raid wardens uniform. Their youngest son, Reg, is also in the picture.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Today I received a very interesting e-mail from Robert Smith of Sydney. He writes:
Robert also provided a detailed 4-generation narrative on the descendants of Henry & Elizabeth Uridge née Smyth, and George & Sophia Smyth née Uridge.
My research leads me to believe I'm related to Sophia Uridge who married George Smyth. I also think Sophia's brother Henry Uridge married George's sister Elizabeth Smyth. It's interesting to note that in the 1841 Census, Eliza Uridge age 20 Dressmaker was living with Sophia and children nr. the Clappers, Barcombe Cross, Sussex. Presumably this was Eliza was Sophia's niece.
Robert's well documented information will be included in the database, and subsequently on the website in the future.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Today, Peter Griffiths provided a superb photograph of the 1918 wedding party of Robert & Lizzie Rudd née Uridge. Amongst the party is 15 Uridges.
There are a few gaps, but I suppose some of these could be from the Rudd side of the family.
Can you identify anybody?
Blog Update 10 April 2009: Peter has contacted us again. He has been in contact with Matt Stevens, and the following has been determined:
Blog Update 4 June 2009: Peter has contacted us again. The key to the photograph has been updated with 3 updates/additions on the Rudd side provided by Robert Rudd, and a couple corrections.
No. 26 ("Mr Rudd, father of groom") is identified as Philip Rudd. Also that probably Nos 24 and 25 are reversed - 24 is Ada and 25 is Eliza.
Eliza confirms that the old lady in the foreground is certainly Eliza the Sydenham girl. The second from right is, according to Matt, Eleanor Footner née Bodle, the mother-in-law of Robert Rudd Jr.
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Shortly afterwards I included the PowerPoint presentation on a website that hosts presentations, called www.slideshow.net. It's a free website that enables you to upload and share your PowerPoint presentations and Word documents.
Today they wrote to me and advised:
Not sure whether this is an April Fool's joke, but the statistics say that 30,000+ people have viewed the presentation in the last 24 hours. For those interested, you can find the presentation on http://www.slideshare.net/TeresaPask/publishing-your-family-history-to-the-web.
We've noticed that your slideshow on SlideShare has been getting a LOT of views in the last 24 hours. Great job ... you must be doing something right. ;-)
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Recently we became aware of a new website that lists the New Zealand Government records for births, deaths and marriages (BDM). The information available includes:
- Births that occurred at least 100 years ago
- Stillbirths that occurred at least 50 years ago
- Marriages and eventually Civil Unions that occurred 80 years ago
- Deaths that occurred at least 50 years ago or the deceased's date of birth was at least 80 years ago.
These will be included in the database in the near future, and will be available in due course on the website.
Births - 7 Uridge
Deaths - 11 Uridge
Marriages - Females: 3 Uridge
Marriages - Males: 4 Uridge
There were no BMDs for the name Euridge
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Earlier this week after including the information on John George & Minnie Louisa Northfield née Uridge, I searched the photographs and documents provided by Kathleen Uridge, previously mentioned in a blog two years ago, titled Kathleen Uridge's Collection. I came across a photograph that I guessed might be the Northfield family.
Kathleen confirmed today that it was this family. She wrote:
The back row from left to right - George (who was the youngest), Elizabeth (Betty), Winnie and my father (Minnies brother). At the bottom -me with Joan (daughter of Betty husband Thomas Moore) and my mother Daisy Uridge.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
This chart was originally "stuck" at John & Mary Uridge née Harcourt who lived in Sydenham [Lewisham registration district] Kent, in the 1810-1850s. However research has now established that his grandfather was buried in Buxted in 1803. Undoubtedly there will be a link to Chart 6 (also from Buxted), but the connection has not yet been established.
Charts 5, 9, & 10 are believed to be related, but further verification is required.
This information has been included in the latest website update.
In addition, I have assigned icons depicting the tree, or chart a person belongs to.
indicates the main families
indicates a subsection of a main family, matching the colour of the main family. Hopefully this will help you identify who belongs to which charts. A full list of charts is available in the Chart section.
A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section. The narratives section now includes 2678 people, an additional 70 narratives since the last update in May 2008.
Hopefully the website will be updated more frequently now that I have sorted out the computer problems I have been plagued with over the past months.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
This week I received several e-mails from Peter John Griffiths, who is the grandson of Minnie Louisa Northfield née Uridge, who was the daughter of Walter & Louisa Jane Uridge née Woods.
My mother Constance Emily Griffiths (née Northfield) was one of the children of Minnie Louise Uridge and John George Northfield.
Peter also provided the names, and details of Minnie's eight children, including photographs and the 1911 census information.
This will be included in the database, and in the next website update.
Many thanks to Peter for contacting me, and provided this information.
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Ancestry has just released their index of England & Wales births for the period 1911-2005. This database is a searchable, digitized version of the indices of civil registrations in England and Wales, reported quarterly to the General Register Office (GRO) in London.
This index spans the years between 1916 and 2005. You can search for a christian name, surname, year, or even mother's maiden name. This will revolutionize family history! When I think of the hours spent transcribing the births, marriages, and deaths. Now it is all done for you.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Calvin Uridge Whiffen, III from San Diego, California wrote today and provided me with a 5-generation tree of the descendants of Thomas & Ann Whiffen née Uridge. Each generation has included the name Uridge as the first, or second name. This has provided the link between a missing generation. In addition Calvin (Cal) has found that Ann was the daughter of John & Sarah Urige née Baul (my own ancestors).
Currently the only information I had was from the Biography from Our County and its People (Oneida, NY) by Daniel Wager 1896.
I will include this information in the Uridge database, and merge the two Anns. Also I will determine our exact relationship. This indeed is a very rare occasion to find a cousin, albeit very distant.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
This time the e-mail came from a new researcher, James Dalziel, who lives in Sydney Australia.
I am Myrtle Sarah Webb’s great-grandson, via her only daughter Rosa Jean Harper, and Rosa’s daughter Delphine Little, my mum. I’m happy to share any information I have with you that may be of use. In particular, I’ve just scanned all the old family photographs from Rosa (who died a few years back), and these include Myrtle, as well as David William Webb and Ada Pye, plus various other people who look like relatives, so you or some people you know may be interested in this, and able to decipher some of the unknown photos.
This family was extensively researched by Keri Webb, and more information is detailed on the webpage Uridge-Webb-Pye-Baxter Families.
I look forward to including more information and photographs, as offered by James. In the meantime I will put James in contact with Keri.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
So if you don't find your Uridge, Euridge ancestors in the censuses, do try these alternatives.
Many thanks to Judith for compiling these. A list will be compiled in the Variants section.
She has started looking at Uridge records again. I welcome this as researching such a unique name has it's downsides as new information does not come up often.
Judith has looked further afield from New Zealand, and is looking at USA census records, and tracing the families of Philip Uridge, also known as James Philip Uridge who went to Michigan.
Judith's information will be included in the next website update.
The most interesting family is William Uridge (1830-1898). I believe that he married twice. With his first wife (Marg or Mary born in Canada abt 1836) he had four children
Philip Alex 1866-aft 1880
George 1867-aft 1920
Daniel C 1869-aft 1930
His first wife died 1870-1876 and he then married Mary Lappard or
Sappard (on 21 September 1876 in Detroit) and had six children with her
Elizabeth (Schwergert) 1878-aft 1910
Sarah Ann 1879-bet 1880-1900
Willis William 1882-aft 1920
Ethel Barton (Schumacher) 1886-1946
Two other children were born and had died before 1900.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I use a desktop when working at home, and a laptop when travelling. Unfortunately in October my desktop went wrong, after several previous malfunctions I decided it was time to have a new desktop. I purchased a new latest technology high specification desktop. This meant I would be using Windows Vista with a 64-bit processor. I tried to install all the software I use for family history, however experienced several problems due to the 64-bit processor. This includes the software used to update the website. I perservered with this time-consuming task. When I was almost finished, the desktop developed a major fault and had to be returned to the manufacturer.
Whilst waiting for the repair to the desktop I used my laptop. Unfortunately one morning I switched on my laptop only to find the harddisk has gone wrong.
Fortunately most of the information is backed up and retrievable. However, it has been a slow process, I trust you understand. Normal service will now be resumed.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
My niece, Samantha (Sam) heard her results for her intensive year of studies. She has been awarded a MSc Oceanography with distinction. She is now studying for her doctorate at Edinburgh university.
Samantha graduated from Exeter University with a degree in Physics. She then started work as a Laboratory Manager at Cermato Ltd. She then became a Test Engineer at Omicron NanoTechnology Ltd. Then in September 2007 she decided to do a MSc Oceanography course at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton. She has worked so hard, and was so committed to the long hours of study.
Well done Sam. Needless to say we are so proud of her.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
The domain remains the same, so you should be able to access the website using the normal link www.uridge.org.
Do let me know if you are experiencing difficulties.
Saturday, May 03, 2008
- John Houghton
- Ellen Kennedy, as detailed in the previous blog Descendants of Philip & Sarah Uridge née Barton.
- Steve Ross, my neice's husband, who is extensively working on breaking down brickwalls on the Euridges / Uridges of Eynsford Kent.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Robert is the son of Walter James
Owen is the son of Owen Fawcett Uridge II, who is a descendant of George & Frances Uridge née Lane from Hoo Common, Kent (Chart 4).
Robert and Owen had 34 out 37 matches. This indicates that they have a common ancestor 20-24 generations ago. On the basis of 25 years per generation, this was around 1400 to 1600.
Unfortunately the Euridge DNA did not match, even though the families originated from Kent.
My most sincere thanks to all who participated, and assisted with these tests.
If you are interested in joining this project do contact me, and I will explain the technicalities, costs, and outcome.
Ellen advised that Philip & Sarah emigrated to Michigan, and lived in Sanilac County, Michigan. Philip died on 30 March 1880 at Delaware Township of pneumonia. Their daughter Sarah (not previously listed in the database) was baptized 12 April 1835 in St. James, Isle of Grain and married James Taylor on 25 Dec 1852 in Wayne County MI. Ellen is a descendant of James & Sarah Taylor née Uridge.
Ellen provided valuable information on this family, in particular from the 1860 & 1870 US Censuses, including the families of William & Mary Uridge who also lived in Delaware Township, Sanilac County, and Philip & Ann Uridge, who lived in Detroit, Wayne County.
This information has been included in the database, and will subsequently updated in the next website update. Most sincere thanks to Ellen for this extensive information.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Several participants requested information from my previous tutorial on The Master Genealogist. Information and links can be found in the previous blog Hampshire FH Presentation.
Friday, March 28, 2008
This is relating to the software The Master Genealogist (TMG) by Wholly Genes - the software I use to record all the information on the Pask One-Name Study, and the Uridge One-Name Study.
Surprisingly enough there is anticipated over 15 participants, an almost unheard of number for an advanced tutorial. The numbers were undoubtedly boosted by the recent announcement in the TMG monthly newsletter.
The PowerPoint presentation can be downloaded from the link on the website.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
This Thomas is my g.g.g.grandfather. His daughter Rebecca is my g.g.grandmother. I have the entire family history as this is my family, but only from this Thomas on. ... I believe the name is Haysman, as most of the later generations are using this name. Thomas is listed at age 79 living with my g.g.grandmother, Rebecca, and the name is a bit hard to make out, but when blown up you can see it. I have found all the members of the family using IGI but have found around 12 different spellings of the name.
Nancy shares a common ancestor with Chris Burns, and that coincidently Chris lives only about an hour away from her, on the same street that Nancy's cousin, also a Haysman decendent, lived on during his childhood up until he left home after finishing university. Just goes to show what a small world it is.
Saturday, February 02, 2008
- Photograph Album - gallery of pictures. You can select the photograph to display individual narrative for that person.
- Charts - I have included an introduction detailing each chart.
- My Family - Charts specifically relating to my own family, including my own pedigree.
The majority of the changes are in the look-and-feel and the background processing of the narratives section. If you see any errors, or any glitches, please do let me know, and I will gladly correct them.This update also includes information as detailed in the previous blogs:
- Walter James & Caroline Sarah Dear née Uridge
- John & Sarah Uridge née Drover
- Descendants of Charles Reuben Euridge
- John Uridge of Eynsford
- John Uridge of Eynsford continued