Monday, October 25, 2010

Website Update 25 October 2010

The Uridge, Euridge website was updated today Monday 25 October.

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

Website Update 13 July 2010

The Uridge, Euridge website was updated yesterday Tuesday 13 July. The focus of this update was the Californian information provided by Patty Haun Markarian and Mary Del Carlo at our recent get-together.

I have now verified the information, wherever possible, from California Births, and Deaths available on, 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.

Euridge-Uridge Get Together in San Francisco

On 3 July 2010, there was a mini Euridge-Uridge family get together in San Francisco. I met up with Patty Haun, and Mary Del Carlo, whose mother was Bessie Ethel Uridge. We have been e-mailing, and exchanging information since May 2000, when the Uridge-Euridge website was first implemented.

From Euridge-Uridge Get Together
Left to Right: Teresa Pask née Euridge, Patty Haun Markarian, Linda Larson (friend of Patty's), Frank Del Carlo, Stuart Pask, Gary Markarian, and Mary Del Carlo.

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

Descendants of George & Frances Uridge née Lane

Today I received an e-mail from Kevin R. Brady, from Australia, who I have been corresponding with since 1985 about the descendants of George & Frances Uridge née Lane who lived in Hoo, Kent.

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
and the children of Frederick George & Frances Edwards née Uridge:
  • Matilda Edwards, bapt 5 Dec 1819 at Chatham, Kent
  • Caroline Edwards, bapt 23 Sep 1821 at Chatham, Kent
Many thanks to Kevin. This information will be included in the next website update.