Wednesday, January 23, 2008

John Uridge of Eynsford

Yesterday evening I received a telephone call from Steve Ross, the husband of Julie Ross née Euridge, my niece. Steve has been researching his own family since 1994.

He had located the marriage of John Uridg and Catherine Murrey on 29 June 1744 in Westminster. This ties in that John & Catherine's youngest son born 1767, was called William Murray Euridge.

Furthermore, he had also determined that John was baptised on 23 November 1718 in Cudham, Kent. He was the son of John & Sarah Uridge née Baul, who married on 2 December 1717 in Cudham. Sarah was born in Eynsford.

This is significant news, and has broken down the brickwall that I have had for over 25 years. Although I had some of this information in the database, there had never been a connection. Cudham is 7 miles west by south west of Eynsford.

My sincerest thanks to Steve for providing this breakthorough. I will include this in the database and focus my searches in this area. In the meantime, I have challenged Steve with finding if there is connection between the Uridges of Sydenham, and the Uridges of Eynsford (or should it be Cudham).