Tuesday, December 26, 2006

GRO Index Images

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all fellow (E)Uridge researchers.

During the holiday period I have been downloading the GRO birth, marriage, and death index images from www.findmypast.com (previously www.1837online.com).

I originally compiled the BMDs from the registers at St. Catherine's House, aided by my sister Kay, and my husband Stuart back in the 1980s.

The purpose is to provide a permanent reference of all BMDs for the Euridge and Uridges listed in the GRO Indexes. Several minor corrections have been noted, and will be updated in the indexes maintained at the Guild of One-Name Studies archive.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Kathleen Uridge's Collection

As mentioned in the previous blog The Will of William Uridge, Kathleen Uridge has kindly loaned me a significant number of photographs and documents. I am currently in the process of scanning these, and including the information into the database.

I particularly liked two photographs. One of Kathleen's father Frank Uridge, taken during World War 1.

Also his brother, Richard John Uridge together with his wife Lillian Ellen Uridge née Bennell.

I am indebted to Kathleen for providing me with this opportunity. I have been researching this family since the early 1980s and it is wonderful to now see their photographs and put the faces to the names.

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.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Emily Uridge (1890-1977)

James Chapman e-mailed me, and provided some excellent photographs of Emily Toler née Uridge, Jack Toler [John William], Betty [Elizabeth] Toler, Emma Marie Uridge née Whittaker, and Harry Robert Toler.

Thanks to James for sharing these lovely photographs. They are gems. These will be included on the website in the next update.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Charles Samuel & Ellen A Uridge née Hackett

Peter Lawrence has contacted me regarding Charles Samuel Uridge b1877. Charles married Ellen A Roberts who was a widow with the maiden name Ellen Amy Hackett born 17 Dec 1888 Portsmouth, died 26 Jan 1945 Warblington. Her parents were James William Hackett and Agnes Edith Upperton.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Charles Reuben Euridge (1887-1917)

Noticed on Genes Reunited, a tree match with William Ingram who is researching Charlie Euridge born in 1890 in Burton upon Trent Staffordshire. This is my great uncle Charles Reuben EURIDGE.

Charles married Bertha YEOMANS in 1909 in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire. They had three children, Wilfred Charles EURIDGE, Maureen Anne, and Nellie.

William has listed all these names on Genes Reunited, so I am optimistic that he is directly connected. I wait in eager anticipation.

Boaz Veasey c1845 Frome, Somerset

Noticed on Genes Reunited, a tree match with Geoff Chamberlain, for Boaz Veasey c1845 from Frome.

My mother's maiden name was Veasey, and her family came from the Yeovil area in Somerset. The furtherest I have traced back to is my 2 x great-grandfather Isaac Veasey who was born between 1813 and 1816 in Frome.

I have seen the name Boaz mentioned before. The family were living in Nunney, Somerset in the 1861 census.

Veasey has so many variants, it is very difficult to locate.

1841 Census

The 1841 census is now available on http://www.ancestry.co.uk/. There are:


  • 0 Euridge
  • 4 Ewridge
  • 52 Uridge
  • 13 Wridge

There were none located in Wales

Thursday, April 20, 2006

GOONS Web Award 2006 - Comments

My friend has just given me some food for thought on this:

"I know the award was important to you but personally I think the website itself is much more important and more deserving of your focus. Frankly, 50 years from now no one will care whether you won an award in 2006. But, the legacy and totality of what you created will be priceless for future Euridge and Pask generations. That is the true goal of genealogy, not winning awards. Focus on the website itself and let that be its own reward."

Thanks Mark, You are so right.

GOONS Web Award 2006

Yesterday the GOONS Web Award 2006 was officially announced.

The winners were
1: http://www.gander-exeter.freeserve.co.uk/
2: http://www.speidelfamilygenealogy.com/
3: http://www.treverton.net/

Also commended

Although our websites http://www.pask.org.uk/ and http://www.uridge.org/ were commended, I was somewhat disappointed with the results. Last year, http://www.uridge.org/ was 2nd, and the previous time 3rd. However last year http://www.pask.org.uk/ was not even mentioned.

Striving to improve, I followed the recommendations from the judges, I revamped both websites, stripping out all the previous javascript and focusing on improving the technical side with well structured HTML.

The comment this year was that:
"though your sites are well designed, we felt that design standards had moved

Oh well, some you win, some you loose!

The main thing is that that the websites continue to grow substantially, together with the certificates, photographs, dates and anecdotes that would never have come our way had we not had the websites. Sincere thanks to all fellow researchers who have contributed to the websites.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

George James Uridge ( d 1907)

Heard again from Margaret Luby, who is researching George James URIDGE who fell off his bicycle and died on 4 September 1907 in Germiston, South Africa. Margaret has kindly provided certificates for the marriage of his son Richard George URIDGE to Ivy Watson. Also the marriage certificate for George's widow Ellen Emily URIDGE née COX to her second husband Thomas NEALE.

Margaret's great-grandparents George James and Ellen Emily are believed to have lived in South Africa. Their children are not listed in the GRO birth indexes, and the family have not been found in the 1901 census. Ellen Emily lived with her four children in the Acton area in the early 1900s.

I need to locate the inquest of George James URIDGE, which was sent to me from South Africa sometime ago. After my move back from Germany I am still struggling with boxes!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Uridge, Euridge One-Name Study

This Blog is primarily to record day-to-day activities on the Uridge, Euridge One-Name Study.
Welcome to my Blog...
Teresa Pask née Euridge