Thursday, July 27, 2006

Website Update 25 July 2006

The website was updated on 25 July. This update focuses on:

A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section. The narratives database now includes 2,564 people.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

The Will of William Uridge

Yesterday, I received in the post a remarkable document from Kathleen Uridge, the daughter of Frank & Daisy Uridge née James.

The document was relating to the will of William Uridge, who named his three brothers John, Richard, and George. The document is a family tree drawn up, to show the descendants of these brothers.

Although William's estate was probated on 1 October 1890, by Frances his widow, the document detailing the family tree is thought to be dated about 1905. It refers to a letter dated July 12th 1905. About this time a (unknown) relation died in New Zealand, as this is referred to in the family narrative of his great-nephew Ernest Albert Uridge.

Kathleen has several other papers in her possession, and has kindly agreed to loan them so that I can scan, or photograph the papers. I am indebted to Kathleen for her willingness to share these documents and the information.

I am currently working through the document, and the information will be included in the next website update (hopefully this weekend).

Friday, July 14, 2006

William & Flora Jane Hunt née Euridge

Tessa Hunt has kindly provided the details from the marriage certificate of Flora Jane Euridge and William Hunt. The marriage was incorrectly indexed under the name of ENRIDGE.

The marriage was registered at Christchurch, Belper in Derbyshire on 3rd September 1906. William Hunt was 24, a gas labourer and Flora Jane 21 – no profession mentioned. They both lived at Field Lane, Belper and their fathers were John Hunt – Labourer, and John William Euridge (badly written) – deceased. The witnesses were Lily May Hunt and William Henry Euridge.

William Henry Euridge was my grandfather.

Tessa further writes "I thought that Lily May might be William’s mother, but when I found the family on the 1901 census she turned out to be his sister. His mother was called
Mary. According to the census the family lived at 7, Crown Terrace in Belper and the whole family were born in Belper. On this census there were 6 children."

Sincere thanks to Tessa for providing this information.