Thursday, November 08, 2007

Uridge DNA Project

I have started a DNA project, with Family Tree DNA, the pioneer and the world's largest DNA company in the new field of genetic genealogy.

The Uridge DNA Project is now set up. This will enable us to get the reduced project price of US$ 189 for the 37 marker Y DNA test.

I have invited one of my brothers to donate his DNA. As a female, the Y-chromosome test is not applicable to me! I encourage male Uridges, and Euridges to take the 37 marker Y DNA test. To achieve maximum benefits only two male Uridges from each family tree detailed on the Charts list is required.

The DNA test will help us identify whether these lines are connected, even though we do not have the documental evidence to prove it. The Paternal DNA, passed from father to son, tests the Y-chromosome, which is only found in males and is useful in verifying common ancestry. The DNA test will be the very extensive 37 marker paternal test. A perfect match of 37 markers means that the two individuals matching shared a common ancestor in recent times.

It will also provide us with more information, like deep ancestral origins, matches with other individuals that share the same results, our recent ethnic origins, and FTDNATiP - the Time Predictor to the Most Recent Common Ancestor between the test takers.

The genetic test kit consists of a cheek scraper and collection tube. The test is a painless cheek scraping. The effect of using the scraper is about the same as brushing your cheek with a soft bristle toothbrush. Two backup scrapers & tubes are included to insure that they have good samples for their lab.

If you are interested in joining this project do contact me, and we will explain the technicalities, costs, and outcome.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

William Oliver Lippiatt

This information relates to the descendants of John & Mary Uridge née Harcourt, (1790-1850) who lived in London.

Elizabeth Lippiatt wrote to me, explaining:
We have recently discovered a living cousin whose father Joseph George Lippiatt, b Jan 1902 Brentford, was a twin. The other twin died in infancy. He was never told the name of the

I had originally found the two birth entries on the same page in the and BMDs with the twin named William Oliver and believed he must be that twin brother.
Elizabeth is correct they were twins. This is conclusive evidence that proves they were twins. To have the same reference (3a 171) means they were on the same page in the register's book. If the birth certificates were purchased it would probably show the time of birth - to prove who the eldest was.

William Oliver was the son of William Joseph & Alice Maude Poynter Lippiatt née Uridge. Interestingly Christine, the person who provided the original information that William was born in May, and died in June could not be aware of Joseph George Lippiatt, as his name was not included in the family group. Additionally I found William Oliver's birth registered in 1902/Q1, and his death registered in 1902/Q3, so these dates do not quite concur.

This information will be updated in the database and available in the next website update.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

George & Agnes Julie Head née Euridge

Serena Turner contacted me today about George & Agnes Julie Head née Euridge. Her grandfather was their son Reginald Head, my second cousin twice removed.

I look forward to working together with Serena to update their descendants. This family has not be updated since 2003. I am sure with the wealth of internet information out there since 2003 a much larger picture will emerge.

John & Sarah Uridge née Drover

Stephen Pomeroy contacted me yesterday about Sarah Drover, the wife of John Uridge.

Currently in our records it shows that Sarah was born in 1811 in Hine Abbas, Huntingdonshire, as detailed in the IGI when she married John in 1836.

However Stephen provided a transcript of a will

This is the last Will of me Sophia Bailey of the City of Winchester Widow made this twelfth day of January 1854 ...
I give and bequeath to the said Stephen Watson Five pounds and to my three sisters Ruth Higgs Ann B_____ and
Sarah Uridge the sum of five pounds each ...

Stephen's research led him to understand that Sophia was the sister of Sarah. Additionally he found the baptisms of Sophia, and Sarah with several of their siblings in the Itchen Abbas parish register at Hampshire Records Office.

I searched the 1851 census for Sarah, and found her enumerated as Sarah aged 40 born in Itchen Abbess, Hants. In the 1861 census, she was born in "Heitchon" Hampshire. In the 1871 census in Hampshire; and the 1881 census as Hants Itchen Abbas.

Many thanks to Stephen for providing this information. It will be included in the next website update.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Descendants of Charles Reuben Euridge

Charles Reuben Euridge (1887-1917)Yesterday I heard via Genesreunited from Frances Whitehead. She is the 2 x great-grandaughter of Charles Reuben Euridge. This makes her my second cousin twice removed.

Frances is descended from Wilfred Charles Euridge, the son of Charles & Bertha Euridge née Yeomans.

I am delighted that she has contacted me. Hopefully she will be able to provide more information, and photographs of my father's family.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

GOONS Presentation - Bletchley Hall February 17

Today, at Bletchley Hall, I gave a presentation on Creating a One-Name Study Website (Publishing to the Web). The presentation included information on:

  • Tailor-made Website
  • GEDCOM-based Publishing
  • PHP-based Website
  • Alternatives - Blog, and GOONS Profile / Archive

The PowerPoint presentation can be downloaded from the link on the website.

As a post note, Rita Rainbird wrote to me, and told me that she had set up the Shopland One-Name Study blog. Also Pat Kearns, has created the Swadling One-Name Study. Well done Rita & Pat.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Walter James & Caroline Sarah Dear née Uridge

This information relates to the family that originated from Sydenham-Lewisham, the descendants of John & Mary Uridge née Harcourt, who emigrated to New Zealand.

Linda Dear has contacted me from New Zealand. She is researching the descendants of Walter James & Caroline Sarah Dear née Uridge. Their son Walter Ernest Dear was Linda's grandfather.

Linda has confirmed that Walter Ernest was born on 24 October 1893, and died 27 September 1966. Linda has a copy of his military service - he was in France and Gallipoli during the first World War.

Linda wrote:

In talking with my Aunt, my dad's oldest sister, she remembered her dad (Walter Ernest DEAR) as having only 2 brothers and 2 sisters - Thomas & Harold and Ida & Dorothy. She remembered a cousin, Les (perhaps that was the brother Lewis shown on your family tree!, maybe not?!) and she didn't know the names Doris or Millie which was interesting! but apparently Walter Ernest also had a younger sister which you haven't got on your list - Dorothy, married name Hughes, who died some time in the late 1980's I think, but I need to verify the dates of her birth and death. I met her at the funeral of my dad's sister, Gwytha, which was in 1980.

This information has been included in the database, and will be available on the website in the next update. Many thanks to Linda for providing this information.

Website Update 4 February 2007

The website was updated on Sunday 4 February. This update included information as detailed in the previous blogs:
A full list of these recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section. The narratives section now includes 2591 people.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Emma Marie Uridge née Whitaker

As a follow-on to the previous blog on Emily Toler née Uridge, James Chapman has provided some additional information on Emily's mother.

He writes:
I note that the Spring 1926 electoral roll shows that Emma Marie Uridge neé Whitaker was registered for the Spring 1926 roll prior to her death. This was the only time she was shown at 205 South Lambeth Rd so it seems that she may moved in with her daughter and son-in-law as well as my great-uncle Bert and his parents only a short time before her death in late 1925.

I note that previously I had the incorrect image against the narrative for her daughter Emily. This will be changed in the next website update.

Thanks to James for this information.

James & Harriet Richards née Evans

Carol Jones recently sent me the marriage certificate for James Richards (my maternal 3 x great-uncle), who married Harriet Moss née Evans on 25 August 1873 in the Parish Church of St. Davids, Carmarthen. Both James and Harriet stated they were widowed. One of the witnesses was Charles Moss.

Carol, and I have both researched Harriet but cannot find any reference to a Harriet Moss in the previous censuses, or in the marriage indexes. However her father was listed as John Evans, a Labourer. Also in the 1881 census, her daughter Hannah Evans is living with James & Harriet.

Many thanks to Carol for providing the marriage certificate. This information will be included in the next website update.

Changes to Blog Settings

I have reorganised the look-and-feel of the blog. I have started to use Labels for each post. I have moved the labels list to the top of the blog. This will enable you to locate postings about your specific area of interest. Additionally, I have included a hierarchy of postings.

Hope you like the changes. If not, e-mail me. I am open to suggestions.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Photographs & GRO References

During our vacation, I have taken the opportunity to restructure the photographs included in the narratives. Over the course of the last five years I have not been consistent with the file paths, and this has resulted in some photographs missing from the website. Hopefully this will now be resolved.

The new locations will be shown on the website in the next update.

Similiarily, I have started updating the GRO index references against the individuals. In the past I included only the year and registration district volume and page. In future the surname and name will be shown. However, it may be quite a long time before all references are included.
Both the new photograph file paths, and the GRO index references result in a minor change to the narratives, and therefore will be included in the New or Changed Narratives section.

Richard John and Mary Harcourt Masters née Uridge

Greetings from Phuket, Thailand. We are here on holiday celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. Access to e-mails is very limited and download speed slower than the telephone modem.

However, this has given me an opportunity to catch up on the backlog of e-mails and information relating to the Euridge, Uridge One-Name Study.

This included information from Neil Mackley on the family of
Richard John and Mary Harcourt Masters née Uridge.

This information has been included in the database, and will be available on the website in the next update.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Website Update 7 January 2007

The website was updated on 7 January. This update focuses on the photographs, certificates, and some of the documents kindly provided by Kathleen Uridge.

As mentioned in the previous blog Kathleen Uridge's Collection during the last two months, I have been scanning and including the information into the database.

The documents particularly relate to the descendants of Richard & Sarah Uridge née Hall. This includes their original marriage certificate. Interestingly, although the marriage took place on 10 December 1847, the GRO marriage index incorrectly shows the marriage taking place one year later in 1848 Quarter 4.

Kathleen provided approximately 20 certificates, 60 documents, and 40 photographs. These are now all scanned, and the originals are stored in an archive box in inert polypockets.

Some of the photographs have been cropped and included against the individual narratives. The next steps are to include the remaining documents, and compile the full version of the photographs in an electronic album.

In the meantime, I am indebted to Kathleen for the opportunity to share her family collection. It has been a joy to put faces to names and expand considerably on what was known about the individuals.

A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section. The narratives database now includes 2,572 people.