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APRIL 20TH 2011 BACK TO NOV 8TH 2008

Date  April 20th 2011
Name:  Christina
E-Mail:  mailto:"chrissy_jacobs@hotmail.co.uk
Homepage URL: 
Location:  London England
Comments:  Dear Lionel, I wonder if you or anybody else can help me? I have been searching my family tree for sometime now and have come to a stand still. I have been able to find that my GGGrandparents Michael Gatt married Maria Spiteri in Malta in 1854. One of their children was called Antonio Gatt, he went over to Gib and met my GGrandmother her name was Francisca Sarcovitch. (My GGrandmothers parents were called John and Manuela Sarcovitch) My GGrandparents had at least Three children one was my Grandmother Maria Gatt born 1904, Miguel Gatt born 1907 and Catalina Gatt born 1916. If anyone knows anything about my family or where the name Sarcovitch comes from I would love to hear from you. Thank you for your help. Christina.

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Date  April 15th 2011
Name:  Paul Dixon
E-Mail:  mailto:"paul@cadmonster.freeserve.co.uk
Homepage URL: 
Location:  Isle Of Sheppey & Swale, UK
Comments:  Dear Sir or Madam, Came across your site today, in trying to trace past members of my family, in particular:- Mary Poynty b. Gibraltar 1837 (m. William Walker approx. 1858-1864); Mary and William had two children born in Gibraltar: Sarah 1866 and Robert born 1867. Mary, William and the two children returned to England 1868-70. Any help in tracing Mary's family would be greatly appreciated Kind regards........................ Paul Dixon paul@cadmonster.freeserve.co.uk Tel: +44 (0)1795-522221; Mob: +44 (0)7867-994403 BRFM 95.6FM - Community Radio For The Isle Of Sheppey & Swale

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Date  April 14th 2011
Name:  John Wilson
E-Mail:  mailto:"johnontheisland@o2.co.uk
Homepage URL: 
Location:  Hayling Island, England
Comments:  Looking for information on relatives in Gibraltar My mother Antonia Monteverde who married then left after the war and went to Glasgow with my father John Wilson Her family address was Flat Bastion Road Her brother Alex (Alejandro) worked in The Rock Hotel

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Date  April 8th 2011
Name:  Dave Stoneman
E-Mail:  mailto:"Daicactus@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage URL: 
Location:  UK
Comments:  I was wondering whether someone could give me an indication of how difficult it would have been for for an individual based in Gibraltar to pass into Spain during the latter years of the Second World War. I ask because my father Raymond Stoneman courted my mother, Purita Gonzales-Ruiz during this period and my research indicates that the borders were closed. Any help would be appreciated. Dave Stoneman

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Date  April 3rd 2011
Name:  Judith Charles
E-Mail:  mailto:"j.jaycee@xtra.co.nz
Homepage URL: 
Location:  New Zealand
Comments:  Hello Lionel, I am looking for any information about Thomas William BROWN who is supposed to have been born Gibraltar c1832. He had a brother James and his parents may have been from Scotland. He emigrated to Aust. married in Sydney and came to Auckland, New Zealand. Am hoping someone may help. 

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Date  April 1st 2011
Name:  Martin Gray
E-Mail:  mailto:"martin.e.gray@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: 
Location:  Lancashire England.
Comments:  My 2 x grt. grandfather John Gray was born in Gibraltar c. 1854. He had 2 sisters also born Gib. Elizabeth c.1855 and Mary (Macari) c. 1857. Their father was a John Gray, Gunner in the Royal Artillery who had married a Maria Conception Macari in the garrison chapel, Gib. in 1853. I have not been able to find any records of their births or baptisms’. Would be very grateful for any assistance. Anyone in Gibraltar interested in searching the Church records for me.

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Date  Mar 30th 2011
Name:  Janet Bento
E-Mail:  mailto:"janetbento@apuainet.ag
Homepage URL: 
Location:  Argentina
Comments:  Dear Lionel I am researching my ancestors in Gibraltar. My grandmother, Sarah, was born in Gibraltar in 1897. Her parents were John MacCoubrey (b.1851 Scotland, d.1901 Gibraltar) and Maria Dolores Cesaria Martin MacCoubrey (b.1864 Spain or Gibraltar, d. La Plata, Argentina) her mother's maiden name was LEON from Spain. Their marriage took place at St Mary the Crowned 8th July 1900. I know that Sarah was their daughter and that there were other children, mostly boys who were older than Sarah, there were at least two, Hugo and Alex (Alec, Alexander). After John MacCoubrey died, Maria Dolores moved to Buenos Aires with her children. I have been unable to locate documentation of the births in Gibraltar. Anyone who has any connection with this family please contact me at janetbento@apuainet.ag. Look forward to hearing from you. Janet 

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Date  Mar 20th 2011
Name:  Judith Frenda
E-Mail:  mailto:"jafa2@optusnet.com.au
Homepage URL: 
Location:  Sydney, Australia
Comments:  Elizabeth Ann Bryan, daughter of Patrick and Martha Bryan. Patrick, Irishman but stationed in Gibralter for the Manchester Police Force on duty. Elizabeth born in 1849 either in Gibralter of off the coast of Gibralter . Would like information about Elizabeth, where born in particular. Judy (02) 95257671 Sydney , Australia . The family arrived in Sydney on ‘The Exodus” In 1855. Patrick died 1858. Two other younger daughters, Margaret and Anne Maria. Later a son William born Sydney 1856 and another daughter Emma or Emily born Jan. 1859.

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Date  Mar 16th 2011
Name:  Susan Gibbs
E-Mail:  mailto:"Kiwigirl60@live.com
Homepage URL: 
Location:  Singapore
Comments:  Hi my name is Susan Gibbs, I live in Singapore. Kiwigirl60@live.com I am trying to trace HENRY DARTNELL my GGgrandfather. He was a publican In Gibraltar in 1898 address GOVERNOR ST. His daughter Minnie married ROGER DAVIES of the Royal Artillery and Henry’s details were taken off Marriage cert. Minnie shown as British subject so presume Henry born in U.K. Would love to learn more about Dartnell family if anyone can help. 

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Date  Mar 6th 2011
Name:  Nelly Veldhoven
E-Mail:  mailto:"j.veldhoven@upcmail.nl
Homepage URL: LOLA CONNELLA and Tony WINKES 
Location:  The Netherlands
Comments:  WINKES,or CONNELLA I am searching for "Virginia "WINKES or Virginia CONNELLA born Febr.4,1944, Daughter of Lola CONNELLA and Tony WINKES They were married at San Francisco April 18,1943 Mother Lola died in London July 4 1944. I would like to know more about Lola. Lola conella was born in Cardiff 1921, Januari 13 What happened to Virginia, is she still in England or Wales and who adopted her ? Do you have perhaps any information More information see: http://members.chello.nl/j.veldhoven/HAL.html Thanks, Nelly Veldhoven

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Date  Feb 28th 2011
Name:  Bill Bilkey
E-Mail:  mailto:"bilkeyfamily@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Chicago, IL USA
Comments:  Hi Lionel, I'm reseaching my Great, Great, Great Grandmother who was an inhabitant of Gibralter in 1828. I'm attaching a copy of the marriage certificate of Staff Serjant John Bilkey 12 Nov 1798 Cornwall, England and Jessamine Mincham (c. 1809?) as they were married on 21 Jan 1828. I've seen that an Elizabeth Jane Bilkey and Nancy Bilkey were born on the Ionian Islands/Malta/Corfu in the 1818-1864 timeframe, but don't know if there is a relationship there. John Bilkey and Jessamine Mincham had a daughter Jane Charlotte Bilkey born on 3 Jan 1828 and baptised on 21 Jan 1828 likely by the same person that performed the wedding. I show 9 children by this couple and at least 8 were daughters. Regards, Bill Bilkey

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Date  Feb 15th 2011
Name:  Graham Jansen
E-Mail:  mailto:"gray912@sky.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  Dear Lionel I am trying to find information about a Mattress Company in London that employed a number of Gibraltarian's during the 1950's/early 60's. I have been told by a relative that the Company was called Sleepy Valley and they were located in the Whitechapel area but no record of the Company can be found? We believe the Company had an amateur football team and the Saltariche brothers played for them (see attached photo). Any help would be very much appreciated. Kind regards Graham Jansen.

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Date  Jan 26th 2011
Name:  Howard Davis
E-Mail:  mailto:"Davishoward4@aol.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  London,UK
Comments:  I have been tracing my family and am looking for any information on Yamin (Abraham) Betan. The only information I have is that he was from Gibralter, and his son Joshua Bittan was born in Fez Morocco in 1811 and he (Joshua) died in London 11 Dec 1869. Yamin was my 4X great grandfather. Any information on the Betan /Bittan families in Gibraltar would be much appreciated. Howard Davis, London UK

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Date  Jan 19th 2011
Name:  Philip Baker
E-Mail:  mailto:"philbaker5085@btinternet.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  I am looking for any information on my Grandmother name Noratta Silva known as Nora, born on the 10th June 1906 in Gibraltar. As far as i know she had several siblings going by the names of Josephine, Nellie, Miguel, and Wokine?.She married my Grandfather Arthur Moore in Gibraltar around 1940.

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Date  Jan 11th 2011
Name:  Will
E-Mail:  mailto:"tramore66@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Australia
Comments:  Hi Lionel My name is William Mulvihill and live in Australia. I was born in Highgate, London to a Gibraltar father named Albert Hastings and an Irish mother Monica Conneally. I was subsequently adopted to Ireland. I have just found out this information in the past few weeks and was wondering, how to progress my search for his family especially a half sister that maybe alive. At the time of my birth in November 1966 he was 50 years of age and had an aunt in Gibraltar at that time. I would really appreciate any assistance you can give me in my search. I am on holidays so my email is tramore66@hotmail.com. Regards Will 

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Date  Dec 28th 2010
Name:  Francis
E-Mail:  mailto:"francis_ch1@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  Hello My name if Francis Charlo from the UK and I am trying to track down my family history. I have heard from family members that our origins were two brothers named Charlo (Possibly Chiarlo). They were shipwrecked and survived and settled in Gibraltar in the late 1800's...We believe the 1891 SS Utopia shipwreck. If anyone has any news I would be really pleased to here from you. My email address is francis_ch1@hotmail.com Best Regards Francis

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Date  Dec 23rd 2010
Name:  John Cordwell
E-Mail:  mailto:"cordwell@clara.net
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  I have just come across a five-year-old reference on your site to John Henry Hearson, a prison warder in Gibraltar – information requested by Jean Sparks. I have been able to respond with quite a lot of information and hope the e-mail address still works! Another prison warder was George William Hearson. My grandfather married his daughter, Anne Jane Hearson. John Cordwell Dr J E Cordwell 13 Haw Street Wotton-under-Edge Gloucestershire GL12 7AG UK +44 (0) 1453 842439

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Date  Dec 16th 2010
Name:  Alice Mascarenhas and Clive Mendez
E-Mail:  
Homepage URL: Gibraltar Chronicle
Location:  Gibraltar
Comments:  GIBRALTAR MOURNS BISHOP DEVLIN, THE IRISH GIBRALTARIAN. GIBRALTAR CHRONICLE

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Date  Nov 28th 2010
Name:  Doroth Palmer
E-Mail:  mailto:"cp006h2308@blueyonder.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Snodland, Kent, UK
Comments:  My name is Dorothy Palmer and I live in Snodland, Kent. I have been researching for some time and have had the help of Fay Napoli a few years back on my ancestors in the name of Day. Stephen Day was my GGGrandfather and he was born in March/April 1818 baptised 5th April 1818 in Kings Chapel Gibraltar. He married Eliza Warne born 1819 in Hampshire and they married in St. Helier Jersey on 16th August 1840 she died in London 1878 and Stephen died in London 1887. Stephen's parents were Richard John Day born 29th March 1786 and baptised 13th April 1789 in Gibraltar and he married a girl named Elizabeth born in Ireland c1791. Richard and Elizabeth also had a son before Stephen called William who was born 1816 and died three months old 1816 in Gibraltar. Cecelia was born 9th March 1820 and died 14th November 1820 in Gibraltar. They went on to have Judith 1824, Richard 1825, Samuel 1830 and Martha 1832 all born St. Helier, Jersey as this is where Richard and Elizabeth retired to after his disicharge from army. Richard John Day served in 11th Foot Regiment Colchester Essex enlisting 24th October 1798 at the age of 12 years 7 months as a Drum Major for 7 years. Private for 4 years reaching rank of Sergeant for 12 years and serving in the Penninsular War and East/West Indies. He was invalided out 13th May 1823 with severe chest infection and being worn out. I do not have any information on the girl Elizabeth who he married and would love to hear from anyone who can give me any information. Richard died in Jersey and Eliizabeth left with after 1851 with Richard, Samuel and Martha but do not know where they went, maybe to Ireland? Any help here. Richard's parents were Samuel Day born 1765 and Elizabeth?mary born c1765. No information whether born in Gibraltar. Would appreciate if anyone has any further information on the Day Military family back further than Stephen and Elizabeth. Thanks a lot in anticipation. Doroth Palmer

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Date  Nov 26th 2010
Name:  Joe Gingell
E-Mail:  mailto:"leiandchar@gibtelecom.net
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Gibraltar
Comments:  I am trying to find in which regiment my grandfather served when he was posted to Gibraltar circa 1890. Any information or advice on how to find out will be very much appreciated. Joe Gingell

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Date  Nov 14th 2010
Name:  Gayle Shepherd
E-Mail:  mailto:"oldsheps@bigpond.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Perth Western Australia
Comments:  Hi Lionel, My GG grandfather GEORGE CAMPBELL was b abt 1808 in Latherton, Caithnewss. He enlisted with the 79th Regiment on 30 May 1825 at Wick County, Caithness and was discharged on 10 August 1846 at Chatham. He came to Perth, Western Australia on the Hashemy and arrived in 1850 as a Pensioner Guard to help with the establishment of the Swan Colony. George married SARAH JANE GRAHAM sometime between 1837 and 1845 and my G grandfather WILLIAM FRANCIS CAMPBELL was born in Gibraltar in about 1844. I have used the years 1837 to 1845 as there was a child born 1838 when Sarah would have been about 16. I can find no marriage of Sarah and George and no birth for William Francis. I have got his service records and discharge papers but unfortunately they do not obtain any mention of the information I am looking for. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Gayle Shepherd Perth Western Australia

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Date  Nov 8th 2010
Name:  Dale Bell
E-Mail:  mailto:"s.r.baynes@sky.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Australia
Comments:  I am looking for my great great Grandmother. The only information we have is on the Birth Certificate of her son which says her name is Annie Rich and she was born in Gibraltor, Spanish Territory 1829-1830. She had him in Ballarat Australia in 1855 and another son in 1858. Cant find a death certificate for her either. ? Name change. Would be most grateful for any help with this matter. Dale Bell

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Date  Nov 2nd 2010
Name:  Nicky
E-Mail:  mailto:"nicky.bloss@ntlworld.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  Hi Lionel Lovely to hear from you .... I managed to get hold of Alfred a couple of months ago now and he has been kind enough to search the records and has confirmed that Arthur is in the North Front Cemetery - which is wonderful news! Alfred advised that his date of burial 28 May 1881, burial number 3765 religion C of E ... but he is still searching for a headstone. I really hope there is one. I am now trying to arrange my wedding in Gib next May (w/c 31st) - at the Caleta - so if I haven't been there before then, then I shall definitely try and find Arthur during that week. This has all come about thanks to Arthur! I was looking at hotels to stay in for a visit and then saw wedding packages, and thought I could kill 2 birds with 1 stone here It is quite possible I will be the first member of the family to actually pay respects in person to his grave. I have always been really touched by his story. Can you imagine how his poor mother felt on receiving the letter telling her that her son had passed away, and had been buried thousands of miles away. It feels right that another "Triggs" should visit him. We have copies of letters sent from his shipmates and Captain to his mother back in England which is why we know so much of what happened. My Uncle also has his medals. If you like I will email them over to you to read... Thanks again for your interest! Kind Regards Nicky

Tuesday, November 02, 2010


Hi Nicky, Sorry for the delay in replying. Your story though sad, but one of the most interesting that I have come across. The North Front Cemetery Gibraltar would be the most likely cemetery to look for his grave. There are phone numbers to reach the cemetery, however, you might not get a search respond, unfortunately. (Gibraltar Cemetery, Mr. Alfred Ryan Records Superintendent. Tel Gib Int. Code 350+200 North Front Cemetery Superintendent of Cemeteries 78491, Cemetery Keeper North Front 77279, Fax Number 52691 ) But, if you decide to visit Gib, my best suggestion would be to call the cemetery’s office and arrange to go there, once you are there the supervisor is very helpful and he will find the plot for you. The North Front Cemetery is divided into several sections. In those days if the religion of the deceased was not known, it is more than likely that he could be burried anywhere. Military and Naval personnel where very much scattered all over the place. There is a very large section which is all protestant and well marked. I come from Gibraltar but now I live in the USA. I visit Gib every year around May. I will not promise to you that I’ll find what you are looking for. However, if during one of my visits to the cemetery I get a chance to help you out I’ll do that. Please let me know if you find his grave. Best Wishes, Lionel


Saturday, August 07, 2010


Hi Lionel Not sure if you can help me or not.... Long shot here - .... I'm researching my family Triggs tree. My Great great Uncle Arthur Triggs joined the Navy, and became a torpedo instructor...He was born in 30th September 1855. He was stationed on HMS Minotaur off Gibraltar in 1881 when he went ashore to buy presents with 2 other shipmates. They were attacked and robbed and a fight ensued. Arthur took to the water where he was stoned, in an attempt to swim back to the ship, without success..and was in the water for an hour and a half. On return to the shore he was arrested and put in a cell for the night with no bed, cold and wet. Next day he was released to his Officers. He was taken back to the ship and treated by the ships doctor, but his condition worsened and was then transferred to the hospital in Gibralter where he died. He had previously been awarded medals for bravery (Bronze medal from the Royal Humane Society in 1876 and Lloyds Bronze medal 1881). He was given a heroes send off through the streets of Gibralter, his coffin draped in the Union Jack ..drawn for 3 miles ..followed by 150 of the ships company as well as the officers and the captain. He was was buried in Gibraltar ....but I have no idea where - or how to find out where? I would love it if he was still in a cemetary that I could go and visit... Do you have any idea how I could find this out? He died 29th May 1881. Appreciate any help! x Kind Regards Nicky Bloss (nee Triggs)
 

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Date  Oct 26th 2010
Name:  Carmen
E-Mail:  mailto:"spagnola88@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Spain, La Linea
Comments:  Hi Lionel, I´m from La Linea and I would like to start my genealogy tree with my grandmother´s details. Her surnames were HEMMI, SIGUERE, CHAPORY (or Ciappory, Ciappori...). Could you please tell me where to go in Gibraltar to find my ancestors details? Thanks a lot Carmen

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Date  Oct 25th 2010
Name:  Sharon
E-Mail:  mailto:"s.marray@ntlworld.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  Hi, I am trying to find more information on my 2nd great grandparents. HENRY JONES and ELLEN SHERWILL. I searched the LDS film for Cathedral of St. Mary the Crowned Catholic Church and located their marriage. 17th January 1878 HENRICUS JONES Age 23 born Belgaum, East Indies to HELENA SHERWILL Age 25 born Gibraltar. HENRYS’ parents being GUILLERMUS (WILLIAM) JONES and MARIA O’CONNER and ELLENS’ parents being PETRUS SHERWILL and ANGELA GRACINI. Henry was serving in the 1st 4th Kings Own Royal Regiment at the time, they had their first child ALFRED 1878/1879 born possibly in Gibraltar, then MARY who was born 15 April 1880 in Jamaica, then Louisa born approx. 1882 in Gibraltar, then 3 more children all born in England. I have not been able to trace the births for both ALFRED OR LOUISA and I have been never been able to progress either of the JONES/O’CONNER, SHERWILL/GRACINI lines further back and would love to hear from anyone who could maybe suggest a route I could take or alternatively I would also love to hear from anyone who may have the same ancestors within their tree. Lastly could anyone please advise if GRACINI is a native Gibraltar name and if not where GRACINI may have originated from. Thanks Sharon

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Date  Oct 18th 2010
Name:  Sylvia Baynes
E-Mail:  mailto:"s.r.baynes@sky.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  Good morning, I am attempting to fill in gaps in the family history of an elderly lady. She wishes to know about Dora Uden whose birth was registered in Gibraltar and who was on the passenger list of the Macedonia travelling to Gibraltar with her mother Lena Uden. Dora's father was Charles Thomas Uden who was in the Royal Garrison Artillery - he was a Corporal and living at Sheerness Barracks in Kent, U.K. in 1920. He was on the passenger list of the Suku Maru travelling to Gibraltar in May l929. We would like to know as much as possible about the family. Were there any other children as well as Dora - did they stay in Gibraltar or maybe come back to England? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks, Sylvia Baynes

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Date  Oct 13th 2010
Name:  Lizzie Ryan
E-Mail:  mailto:"lizziemamama@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Argentina
Comments:  The Ryan Family Thank you very much for publishing my letter. Thanks to your communication service I was answered positively by one of our family RYAN'S CLAN member. I do wish if some other Ryan family members, or Bozano's, related to Ernest Aurelius Ryan family and to Alfred (Lucio Ryan) well known as a ship factory owner - best known in Argentina as President of Compañia Argentina de Pesca, (an English Company) whose business was engaged in whale hunting 50 years ago - was related to the family or if they know our origins - with origins I mean who was the first Ryan who arrived to Gibraltar, which year etc. I have heard there are other Ryan's which actually have something to do with shipping in Gibraltar - I do also know that there is another Henry Ryan in Gibraltar, or that their descendants are still living in Gibraltar - This Henry Ryan worked with my family in Argentina, he came in one of the ships owned by Lucio Ryan - afterwards lived in the Province of Mendoza and left Argentina - back to Gibraltar. Let me tell you another thing which is connected to Argentine history, which I would like to investigate, this is that I have read that Gral José de San Martin, well known in America as the hero of liberation, together with Simon Bolivar, both well known for liberating the River Plate Provinces from the Spaniards, was captured during Napoleonic Wars and imprisoned in Gibraltar under the English Government - if there is anyone who loves history, and can tell me were I can find these documents, I would be very grateful. Nearly all my relatives have traveled to Gibraltar, one of my sisters was there four years ago, and was very proud of our Rock of Gibraltar! And this is for Ripley's book: Brother Ryan (not our relative) was my father's teacher in Gibraltar around 1910-13 - he was a member of the Christian Brothers Congregation, there is a very famous school for boys in Argentina called Cardinal Newman where nearly all my cousins attended, and believe it or not he was their teacher too - after some years they sent him to Uruguay - and died there. It was a real pity - my father had no sons! I hope to visit Gibraltar as soon as I can, thanks again. Sincerely yours, Lizzie Ryan.

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Date  Oct 12th 2010
Name:  Gibraltar Chronicle
E-Mail:  
Homepage URL: Gibraltar Chronicle
Location:  Gibraltar
Comments:  100 YEARS ON, A RETURN TO THE CATHEDRAL . They are The Very Rev John Baptist Zino, 1st.Vicar Apostolic from 1816 until 1841 and the Rt. Rev Bishop Guido Remigio Barbieri Osb, the last Vicar Apostolic from 1903 until 1910, the Year the Diocese of Gibraltar was established. GIBRALTAR CHRONICLE.

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Date  Oct 2nd 2010
Name:  Alice Mascarenhas and Clive Mendez
E-Mail:  
Homepage URL: Gibraltar Chronicle
Location:  Gibraltar
Comments:  PRIEST, BISHOP AND A GREAT GIBRALTARIAN: ROCK MOURNS CHARLES CARUANA. GIBRALTAR CHRONICLE.

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Date  Oct 2nd 2010
Name:  R. Tzahor
E-Mail:  mailto:"tzmtomy@012.net.il
Homepage URL: www
Location:  ITALY
Comments:  Dear Sir, With your kindness can you provide me with an e-mail address of a representative of the Jewish community in Gibraltar regarding burial records of the 19 th century. Thank you in advance. Sincerely R. Tzahor

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Date  Sep 23rd 2010
Name:  Alison
E-Mail:  mailto:"Esther.fleet@sky.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  Hi Lionel I am trying to trace details of my GGG Grandmother who we believe was born in Haines Gibraltar. Her name was Margaret Bryan and she was born some where between 1852 and 1858 – her age on the census changed on a few times so it is difficult to be sure! Her father was Samuel Bryan and on her marriage certificate he is recorded as a soldier and so we are assuming that this is where he was based at the time of her birth. Any help or guidance you can give would be greatly appreciated. Regards, Alison

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Date  Sep 22nd 2010
Name:  Francis Mcglothlin 
E-Mail:  mailto:"mcglothlinf@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  USA
Comments:  looking for any samual mcglothlin father . born 1822 m o. maybe the usual kentucky- summner tn. route. went on to texas in1845 my 3rd grand paw, back. was a blacksmith . wagon traind with two john bro. or unchels. ???

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Date  Sep 13th 2010
Name:  Peter
E-Mail:  mailto:"pbowers561@aol.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  Hi Lionel my name is peter from UK i am researching my wife's family and have 2 census records, 1901 & 1911 which show a Mary Daly (nee mcnamara) as a gibraltar resident & Gibraltar Colonialist respectively i can find no way to trace births in Gibraltar , any help would be great

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Date  Sep 3rd 2010
Name:  Jana
E-Mail:  mailto:"
Homepage URL: www
Location:  AUSTRALIA
Comments:  Hi there, I have just found your web page and it is wonderful. My Edward Hemsworth was paymaster in Gibratar No 233 Reg 33 on Foot.He was in Gibratar for 4and half years Born in Leeds 1804 Enlisted Nth Bexley Married twice to Maria [Harbon/Harbourne]1834 and Eliza Page They had a child Victoria born in 1839 Gibratar and they were in Frederiction North America by 1846 as their con Edward was born there Hope I can make a connection with some body doing the Hemsworth Line Good luck with your research Kind regards Jana

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Date  Aug 30th 2010
Name:  Sue Bullas
E-Mail:  mailto:"suzeb46@hotmail.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  Dear Lionel, Researching the family tree, I have just discovered family who were born in Gibraltar, i think there are some others too. we seem to have quite a connection with Gib, as we have visited there many times before i knew we had relatives who had lived there. Also my daughter got married there in 2008. My name is Susan Bullas and i am in Birmingham West Midlands. I have found that my great Uncle Thomas Frederick BENNETT was based in Gibraltar, definitely between 1859 and 1861, as 2 of his children were born there:- Dora E born 1859, and Charles B born 1861. He was in Lancaster in 1863 when his third child was born. In the 1871 census, he is listed as being a Sergeant Instructor, so I assume that he was in the British forces. I would be very grateful for any information, anyone can give me. thank you, Sue Bullas

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Date  Aug 27th 2010
Name:  Motty
E-Mail:  mailto:"dottymott@hotmail.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  hi there, i am trying to trace an old gibraltarian friend who studied at hounslow borough college in 1978/1980 he would be early 50s now his name is michael john pizarro (miguel) and he had a girlfriend living in gib named yvette, would dearly love to contact him or anyone that knows him............ alan? douglas?. many thanks jill riddick xxxxx

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Date  Aug 25th 2010
Name:  BAGLIETTO
E-Mail:  mailto:"baglietto@free.fr
Homepage URL: www
Location:  France
Comments:  I find on varagine.it (the old name of varazze) . The first baglietto prensent in census of 1640 at VARRAZZE. The baglietto are less italie for varazze to GIBRALTAR, FRANCE, ALGERIA ENGLAND,USA) my ancester Barthelemy BAGLIETTO are less italy for algeria. you can found ma tree on geneanet.com I search BAGLIETTO Born at VARAZZE because VARRAZZE and LIGURIE are the first place of BAGLIETTO. friendly 

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Date  Aug 20th 2010
Name:  John Garton
E-Mail:  mailto:"jgarton@sky.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  Hello, I am searching for a family called Flower. I think a Lizette (or Elizabeth) Charlotte Flower was born to Percy & Julia Flower during 1938 to 1940 in Gibraltar. Lizette married Brian Barry Stagnell in the UK in about 1960. I do not know whether they were a service family or not, Has anyone heard of this family? Researching the family name Stagnell

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Date  Aug 16th 2010
Name:  John Relle
E-Mail:  mailto:" Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  Hi Lionel, I don’t know if anybody can help, but I am trying to find out more about my Great Great Grand Father Moritz Frederick Relle who lived in Gibraltar from I would think 1866 to his death in April 1879. He lived in Schomberg Cottage on the North front. He married Emily Woods whose father was Mr Woods of the Port Office. He is in the 1878 census with his wife and 6 children. He is described as a Professor (presumably Music)His death was recorded in the Chronicle as follows“DEAD MUSICIAN It is with great pain that we record the death of Mr Relle, teacher of music who died at North Front after an illness of two or three weeks. Mr Relle, who was formerly Band Master of the 23rd Regiment, has for many years lived at the North Front during which time he has been employed in giving lessons in music, and in the course of which he has won the respect and esteem of all with whom he came into contact besides the grief it will be to his family and friends the death of Mr Relle will be the cause of a serious public loss for it will be impossible to find in Gibraltar anyone gifted with the knowledge and love of music which he possessed. Mr Relle leaves a widow (the daughter of Mr Woods of the Port Office) and his children to mourn the loss of a loved husband and affectionate father.”I know Moritz was born in Prussia in 1834 but where I do not know or who his parents were Anything would help Kind regards, John

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Date  Aug 15th 2010
Name:  Lisa Tudor
E-Mail:  mailto:" Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  Please could you advise me where i can obtain birth/baptism records for my several times Great Granfather Francis Mcglinchy, born 1798 in Gibraltar. Thanks

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Date  Aug 15th 2010
Name:  Leith Birnie
E-Mail:  mailto:"lbirnie6@bigpond.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Australia
Comments:  My GGG Grandfather George Shewan was born on Gibraltar in 1816. His father James Shewan was a gunner with the Royal Artillery. Being either injured or ill James was discharged from the RA in 1817 via the Chelsea Hospital . James was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and returned to that area immediately after his discharge. Any information on James or the activities of the RA in Gibraltar around this period would be much appreciated. Regards, Leith Birnie

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Date  Aug 11th 2010
Name:  Mike Briggs
E-Mail:  mailto:"Mgbcateringequip@aol.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  hi out there i am trying to find info on my grandmother clemencia briggs maiden name clarke born November 1899 of gibraltan descent i believe her father was a lighthouse keeper ?????? hope someone can help regards mike briggs

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Date  Aug 10th 2010
Name:  John Relle
E-Mail:  mailto:"john@relle.org.uk"
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  Hi I don’t know if anybody can help, but I am trying to find out more about my Great Great Grand Father Moritz Frederick Relle who lived in Gibraltar from I would think 1866 to his death in April 1879. He lived in Schomberg Cottage on the North front. He married Emily Woods whose father was Mr Woods of the Port Office. He is in the 1878 census with his wife and 6 children. He is described as a Professor (presumably Music) His death was recorded in the Chronicle as follows“DEAD MUSICIAN It is with great pain that we record the death of Mr Relle, teacher of music who died at North Front after an illness of two or three weeks. Mr Relle, who was formerly Band Master of the 23rd Regiment, has for many years lived at the North Front during which time he has been employed in giving lessons in music, and in the course of which he has won the respect and esteem of all with whom he came into contact besides the grief it will be to his family and friends the death of Mr Relle will be the cause of a serious public loss for it will be impossible to find in Gibraltar anyone gifted with the knowledge and love of music which he possessed. Mr Relle leaves a widow (the daughter of Mr Woods of the Port Office) and his children to mourn the loss of a loved husband and affectionate father.”I know Moritz was born in Prussia in 1834 but where I do not know or who his parents were Anything would help Kind regards John Relle

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Date  Aug 7th 2010
Name:  Nicky Bloss (nee Triggs)
E-Mail:  mailto:"nicky.bloss@ntlworld.com"
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  Hi Lionel. Not sure if you can help me or not.... Long shot here - .... I'm researching my family Triggs tree. My Great great Uncle Arthur Triggs joined the Navy, and became a torpedo instructor...He was born in 30th September 1855. He was stationed on HMS Minotaur off Gibraltar in 1881 when he went ashore to buy presents with 2 other shipmates. They were attacked and robbed and a fight ensued. Arthur took to the water where he was stoned, in an attempt to swim back to the ship, without success..and was in the water for an hour and a half. On return to the shore he was arrested and put in a cell for the night with no bed, cold and wet. Next day he was released to his Officers. He was taken back to the ship and treated by the ships doctor, but his condition worsened and was then transferred to the hospital in Gibralter where he died. He had previously been awarded medals for bravery (Bronze medal from the Royal Humane Society in 1876 and Lloyds Bronze medal 1881). He was given a heroes send off through the streets of Gibralter, his coffin draped in the Union Jack ..drawn for 3 miles ..followed by 150 of the ships company as well as the officers and the captain. He was was buried in Gibraltar ....but I have no idea where - or how to find out where? I would love it if he was still in a cemetary that I could go and visit... Do you have any idea how I could find this out? He died 29th May 1881. Appreciate any help! x Kind Regards Nicky Bloss (nee Triggs)

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Date  Aug 4th 2010
Name:  Jeff Parkes
E-Mail:  mailto:"jeff.parkes@lineone.net"
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  Hi, I'm trying to find Olivia Rooke nee Hobson; who I believe moved to Gibraltar from Norfolk a few years back and is involved in a bed and breakfast business. This is not a sinister request just for a farming reunion event in Norfolk. Regards Jeff Parkes

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Date  July 18th 2010
Name:  Jan Hearn
E-Mail:  mailto:"neil.hearn3@bigpond.com"
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  I'm looking for parents/siblings of Elizabeth MANDER who said she was born in Gibralter when completing UK census records. She was born around 1825 and married William HASKEW in Worcester in 1846. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thank you Jan Hearn

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Date  July 18th 2010
Name:  BILL GATFIELD
E-Mail:  mailto:"billesme@btinternet.com"
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  HI I'M TRYING TO TRACE MY GRANDFATHERS BIRTH DATE, WHO WAS BORN IN GIBRALTAR IN 1863. WHICH HOPEFULLY WILL THEN REVEAL, THE AREAS THAT MY GREAT GRAND PARENTS WERE BORN IN ENGLAND. MY GRANDFATHER'S NAME IS WILLIAM JAMES GATFIELD AND MY GREAT GRANDFATHERS NAME IS JAMES GATFIELD AND MY GREAT GRANDMOTHERS NAME IS SARAH SMITH HOPE YOU CAN HELP, AS WE ARE DOING THE GATFIELD FAMILY TREE I AM WILLIAM JAMES'S GRANDSON. I KNOW THERE WILL BE A FEE FOR THIS INFORMATION, AS I'VE JUST HAD INFORMATION BACK FROM AUSTRALIA, ON A SIMILAR WEB SITE PLEASE E-MAIL ME IF YOU CAN HELP MANY THANKS

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Date  July 6th 2010
Name:  Fernando Hernandez Romero
E-Mail:  mailto:"fernando.hernandez@fermaxchile.com"
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Chile
Comments:  hello, my name is Fernando, I'm putting together my family tree my family comes from Gibraltar came to the first world war, the grandfather's name was Alberto Romero Borrastero birth 1892 youer sister Ernestina Romero Borrastero both arrive to live in Chile. Maybe you can help me, do not know if these names still exist in gilbraltar. I look forward to your message. Regards. Fernando Hernandez Romero. Fermax Chile Ltda. Fono/ fax: +56 41 2959125 Cel 09-78549365

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Date  June 24th 2010
Name:  Sara Carroll
E-Mail:  mailto:"sbcwicklow@verizon.net"
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  Hello, I am seeking information regarding a Charles Bagnall whose occupation (on his daughter's marriage certificate in June 1885) was listed as "Warden..Convict Estate...Gibralter". Anyone out there with any information/suggestions?? Thank you, 

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Date  June 19th 2010
Name:  Sarah
E-Mail:  mailto:"chaplin.sarah@gmail.com"
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  Hi, I am really hoping you will be able to help me. I am trying to trace a Military Marriage that took place in Gibraltar. The groom was Joseph Wilson born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1833. He joined the Army and was part of the 55TH regiment. His bride was Caroline who is listed in the later English Census as being a Gibraltian British subject. I don’t have her maiden name, this is partly what I hope to discover by finding the marriage cert. I have managed to located Joseph's discharge papers so know that he arrive c 1856 and their 1st child Margaret Wilson was born in Gibraltar in 1857. So I assume that the marriage took place either late 1856 or 1857. Where can I find the information I need? Many thanks.

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Date  June 18th 2010
Name:  Christopher Allday 
E-Mail:  mailto:"christopher_allday@hotmail.com"
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  ALLDAY or MCCARTHY in Gibraltar. Hi I am trying to trace my granparents. All I know is this George Allday aged 22, Company 54 in the Royal Garrison Artillery, married Eliza Jane Mccarthy aged 19 a native if Gibraltar in 1906. They had a son Thomas born 1907. Now comes the hard part two more children were born Henry, my father and James but i can find no record of their births or the family coming to the uk. Christopher Allday

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Date  June 13th 2010
Name:  Margaret
E-Mail:  mailto:"MITBAV@aol.com"
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  Good evening, My late father William J McMillan married a June Gilbert in 1952-3 in Gibraltar. He may have still been in the army. Would there be any information available as to dates/marriage venue etc.? Thank you for any help. Margaret

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Date  June 13th 2010
Name:  Gwen Asprey
E-Mail:  mailto:"gwen.asprey@gmail.com"
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Spain
Comments:  Hi Lionel My great grandmother was born around 1848/1849 in Gib. Her name was Maria Walton and she was a British subject. I have not been able to find anything else about her. I would like to be able to search any census records but do not know where to start. I have already tried the records office but they had no information on Maria. I have found a Captain Robert Walton wounded in 1813 , 1st Batt Dorset Reg in Portugal but do not know if he is related. Please can anyone help me or show me where to look Best Regards Gwen Asprey (living in Spain)

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Date  June 7th 2010
Name:  Philip Bowes
E-Mail:  mailto:"philipbowes@hotmail.com"
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Ireland
Comments:  Hi Lionel I am at the early stages of tracing my family back to Gibralter and hope you might be able to help . My great grandfather John? Bowes died circa 1905/06 while on military service family story is he fell from a roof. I was wondering if this was during the construction of the gun batteries extensions at the time. Two of his children were born there Francis Bowes c1904 Kathleen Bowes c1906. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Philip Bowes Trim Co Meath Ireland

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Date  June 2nd 2010
Name:  Rosemary Jones
E-Mail:  mailto:"kenrosie58@btinternet.com"
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Cardiff, South Wales
Comments:  Hi Lionel, My name is Rosemary Jones from Cardiff, South Wales. I am seeking information on the family of my great aunt Rosa Tavares born on Gibralter ? 1874. She married my great uncle Harry Payne on the 10th April 1896. She was 22 at this time. Her father was registered on her marriage certificate as Adoloph Tavares and one of the witnessess was Victoria Tavares. Her first born son, my uncle, Henry George Payne was born on Gibralter on the 12 August 1896 and baptised on August 22nd. My great uncle at that time was a private, stationed at Town Range Barracks, and Rosa was living at Castle Street, before her marriage. I should be most grateful for any further information that you could provide on my Gibraltarian ancestry. Thank you for a most interesting site. Rosemary Jones. 

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Date  May 25th 2010
Name:  Julie Bird
E-Mail:  mailto:"julie.bird@xtra.co.nz"
Homepage URL: www
Location:  NZ
Comments:  Hello Lionel I am looking for a birth. My Great Grandfather was born in Gibraltar in 1824. I don't know the exact date. His name was Walter James, or James Walter Smith. His parents were Thomas Smith, a Bombadier in the British Royal Artillery who was serving in Gibraltar at that time. His mother's name was Elizabeth Cummins (Cummings, etc?). If you can help me in any way I would be most grateful. Many thanks Julie 

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Date  May 22th 2010
Name:  Jaime O. Hernanadez
E-Mail:  mailto:"wake_thrasher@yahoo.com"
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Iloilo City, Philippines
Comments:  Hi Leonel, I'm Jaime O. Hernanadez. I'm now 30 years old and presently residing in Iloilo City, Philippines. I'm a Filipino, but I was born in Spain on January 8, 1980. I would like to ask for your help to locate my biological father who I haven't met since I was born. His name is Jaime Galang Hernandez. What I know of him is that he is a Filipino who used to live in Spain in the late 70's until months before my birth. He then went to London according to my mother. (Myrna Ojera-maiden name, and now Myrna Ojera Garcia.) As stated in their marriage certificate, his birthplace is Quiapo, Manila. I tried looking for him in Manila, Philippines, but to no avail. I hope you can help me with his whereabouts in the present. Your help will really help me to know where I came from and will make myself whole. Thank you very much. Any information related to this matter will be greatly appreciated.

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Date  May 20th 2010
Name:  Jennifer Greer
E-Mail:  mailto:"jennygreer@fsmail.net"
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Scotland
Comments:  Hi Lionel I'm really hoping that you can help me! I'm researching my family history and have discovered that my 4 times Great Grandfather was born in Gibraltar in 1811. This is very interesting to our whole family as, coincidentally, we lived in Gib for three years from 1983 to 1986 and I attended St Christophers School whilst there. My GGGG Grandfather's name was Francis De Sousa. I've discovered from his death certificate that his parents names are Joseph and Maria Louisa. Joseph's occupation is listed as a stonemason. Francis ended up in Scotland, which is where my family now lives, arriving here sometime between 1811 and 1839 (his marriage date in East Lothian). Any information that you are able to provide would be greatly appreciated (does Francis have any siblings; how did the family arrive in Gibraltar; when / why did Francis leave Gibraltar for Scotland). I've tried finding out the names of ships departing Gib for Scotland but have had no luck so far!

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Date  May 16th 2010
Name:  Rosalie Button
E-Mail:  mailto:"rosalie3713@msn.com"
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Perth, Western Australia
Comments:  Hello Lional, My G G Grandfather, James Lyall served in the British Regiment, he married Eliza Roberts (born 1823). They had two daughters, Isabella and Robina. I believe Isabella Lyall, (born 1856) was the first female child born at Gibraltar of British parents. If you have any information that I could add to my family tree, I would be very grateful.

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Date  May 8th 2010
Name:  Donna Primavera
E-Mail:  dprimav828@aol.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  Hello My name is Donna and I trying to find information on my great great grandparents Antonio and Isabel Lavana they had two daughters Carmen and Delores Carmen married Arthur Brewer had two daughters' trying to find more information on the Lavana family and where Carmen is buried. I can be reached at Thanks for the help.

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Date  May 3rd 2010
Name:  Yvette Figueroa
E-Mail:  lakota_b@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Green Bay, Wisconsin USA
Comments:  My great grandmother was born in Gibraltor 19 March 1889. Her name was Herminia Herrera.....she came to the United States around 1904. I am looking for any information! Thank you so much! 

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Date  May 3rd 2010
Name:  Alan Merryweather
E-Mail:  mailto:"iopas.1@virgin.net"
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Cirencester UK
Comments:  Hi, Chasing a wrong line, I have detailed notes on Romaine Amiel, sometime 19C surgeon i/c the Army hospital in Gibraltar. If anyone collects such information please ask for the files. Alan Merryweather

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Date  May 3rd 2010
Name:  Chris Rooney
E-Mail:  mailto:"chris.rooney46@gmail.com"
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  G'day i am looking for two Children born Gibralta Susanna Smith born 9th july 1796 and her sister Sarah Smith born 13 sep 1798 there was also an elder brother Malcolm Laing Smith born stennes 1789 the parents are Alan Allan or Allen Smith and Hannah Hercus (sometimes she shows as Sarah) my guess is Alan was in the Army and Stationed Gibralta the next Child is born 1801 in Jersey probably on his way home the reason i think he was in the army is his Grandfather had been a Colonel Charles Whitefoord and his great uncle was Gen Sir John Whitefoord. regards Chris Rooney

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Date  May 1st 2010
Name:  Alice
E-Mail:  alicemshulman@gmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  ?
Comments:  Dear Lionel: I am hoping you can help me with some information about a British Military family, who were in Gibraltar around 1850, before moving to Bermuda. The last name was Lomer. The father's first name may have been George and he may have been an officer. When he arrived in Bermuda, he was with two daughters, one named Alice Marion. She married Major Henry Alfred Gray, of the Royal Engineers, and Alice is my Great Grandmother. All I know is that they came from Gibraltar. I'd love to know more about where the family originated, if the daughters were born in Gibraltar, even the name of the second daughter and what happened to the Mother, etc. Any information you can give me will be more than I have now. Thank you so much for the help you offer. Regards, Alice

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Date  April 25th 2010
Name:  Regards Bill Carkett
E-Mail:  mailto:"plycar24@hotmail.com"
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Australia
Comments:  Hi Lionel. I am researching my family tree and my wife’s mother’s family originated in Gibraltar . I have researched other genealogy sites with no luck re Gibraltar . The names I’m trying to find are Juan [John] Cortes born 15th March 1888 occupation down as the following descriptions on documents etc Dispenser, Chemist, Apothecary address Engineer’s lane and Castle Hill or Ramp, Also his wife Catalina Gonzalez also known as Pilar Gonzalez born 28 February 1899. Father of John was Leopoldo Apothecary and Pilar’s father was Ramon occupation Coal Labourer, mother was named Ana. John and Catalina [Pilar] where married 21st July 1917 at Church of Saint Marry the Crowned Gibraltar. Any help in this would be greatly appreciated. We live in Australia which sometimes makes research a bit difficult. Would you use the following email address for any reply plycar24@hotmail.com Regards Bill Carkett

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Date  April 20th 2010
Name:  Alan Molyneux
E-Mail:  mailto:"ajm@alanmolyneux.com"
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Wigan, Lancs UK.
Comments:  Good day to you sir......John Molyneux Says in the uk censuses he was born in Gibraltar 1851. He is the reason I am alive today. Would like to toast his name if I can find out how he came to be in Gibraltar. Cheers mate.

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Date  April 14th 2010
Name:  Allison
E-Mail:  mailto:"Allison@dorsett.org.uk"
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Middlesex, UK
Comments:  Hi Lionel, I seemed to have hit a brick wall with research into my IRWIN ancestors. I have trying to track down my Great Grandfather born abt 1842. I cannot find anything about him, THOMAS IRWIN until 1881 household census where he is an unmarried army pensioner loging in Surrey, born Gibralter (British Subject). On his marriage certificate he states he is a Labourer(1881). 1891 Census states he is a Labourer born Gibralter. 1901 Census states he is a Labourer born Gibralter, but then the 1911 Census states he is again and army pensioner born County of Cork Ireland. He died in 1916 aged 74 in Surrey, therefore confirms he was born in 1842. I am at a loss as to what to do next. If he was born in Gibralter, could that mean that his Dad was in the Navy? Any pointers as to what I can do next would be much appreciated. One of his chilldren's married certificates states his name as THOMAS CHARLES IRWIN, and on his marraige certificate it shows his Father as THOMAS IRWIN. Any advice would really be appreciated, it's driving me mad, I don't know whether to look for his birth in Gibralter/Ireland or even the UK. Many thanks, Allison Middlesex, UK

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Date  April 7th 2010
Name:  Michael Field
E-Mail:  mailto:"mickandtheresa@btinternet.com"
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  Hi Lionel, My uncle, Arther Miller died on 9 dec 1947 and is buried in the North Cemetary. He married a girl called Julia Rocca and they had twin girls. He was a Royal Engineer and after his death she moved to Sheffield. We have now lost all trace of her and her twin girls and have almost given up hope of tracing them. Can you help, please? Michael

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Date  April 1st 2010
Name:  Maurice E. Benyon
E-Mail:  mailto:"maurice@mebenyon.orangehome.co.uk"
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  My Grandfather Robert Elias Benyon was said to be born in Gibraltar on 01/07/1891; there are, I believe, no records of his birth. However there may be a record of him in the census for 1891. His father; David Elias Benyon is said to have been stationed there at the time while he was in the army and there may also be a record for him in the census for that year. Has the census been computerised so that it can be searched or is there some other way of searching it for these individuals. Regards Maurice E Benyon 

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Date  March 27th 2010
Name:  Cyril Williams
E-Mail:  williamcyril@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  ?
Comments:  Want to trace an ancestor born in Gibraltar about 1824, Mary Ann Webber. Any help would be welcome. W C Williams

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Date  March 14th 2010
Name:  CC
E-Mail:  Replies
Homepage URL: www
Location:  USA
Comments:  My great grandmom was born in Gibraltar in 1911. Her name was Maria Antonia Aaron. I would appreciate any information regarding the surname Aaron. thank you regards from USA.

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Date  March 17th 2010
Name:  Sandra Allen
E-Mail:  sandra.allen2@bigpond.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Australia
Comments:  Hi Lionel, I am looking for information on Joseph Perera. He was born in Gibraltar around 1848. This information came from the birth certificate of his daughter who was born in New Zealand . I can’t find any other info about him.

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Date  March 11th 2010
Name:  Gwen
E-Mail:  GwnStein@aol.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  Dear Lionel, Thank you for replying to my inquiry. It is mainly if you have any photo or information about the Gas works or where it was in Gibraltar. I believe there is a Supermarket shop were it was. (information given to family when on a visit several years ago). Alexander Bell was Manager from 1863 to 1880. If you have a census info on where he lived this would help. I can send copy of postcard of Gas Works. Hope you can help with this. Regards Gwen.

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Date  March 4th 2010
Name:  Sandra
E-Mail:  sbcras@btinternet.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  I was wondering if anyone knows of a Pamela Joan Hayes could now be wilcox, who possibly moved to Gilbraltar with a Johnathan Wilcox in the 70s. Pamela will be 61. She used to live in Manchester please contact sandra my email is sbcras@btinternet.com

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Date  March 3rd 2010
Name:  Mackenzie Sorensen
E-Mail:  mackenziesorensen@earthlink.net
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  Mackenzie Sorensen Looking for a relative who had a father GERALD CONOLLY, he may not know that this was his father, I believe he might be called Gerald too. He may be dead by now but he may have some children. If so I would like to contact you. 

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Date  Feb 26th 2010
Name:  Gerry
E-Mail:  mailto:"gerrymary64@btinternet.com"
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  I am trying to trace my Great Grand Mother who came from Casares in Spain, She worked on the Rock and Married my Great Grand Father before coming to England, Her Name before Marriage was Anna Ramos If any one can help me please email me at Thanks Gerry

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Date  Feb 21st 2010
Name:  Ed Parody
E-Mail:  eigpm5@comcast.net
Homepage URL: www
Location:  USA
Comments:  Hi Lionel, my name is Ed Parody I am interested in knowing if they are any family of Juan Conciencio born in Naples Italy when he came to Gib. Had a son Tomas Conciencio and had a large family. One of them was my Grand Mother married to Guillermo Marshall. Would appreciated any info of who is left of the family. Thanks.

Lionel, I also was born in Gibraltar, but I have lived here in US for 52 years I am 80 yrs old. I have only cousins in Gibraltar on the Parody side on my mother’s side it is Cartwright Richard and Charles and on the Marshall side only female cousins. I am also pleased to have met you. If you can help me it will deeply appreciated. I remiss to tell you that Tomas Conciencio DOB May 7, 1822 was married Mar 22, 1847. Thank you, Sincerely Ed. Parody

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Date  Feb 9th 2010
Name:  Vince
E-Mail:  vjpower@gibtelecom.net
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Gibraltar
Comments:  Hello Lionel, I've just come across your web site. I can advise you in respect of British Regiments that have been based here in Gibraltar since 1704 can be found in the Gibraltar Heritage Journals. Part 1 is 1704-1793 and Part II is 1794-1870, Part III will hopefully come out next year. They hold detailed lists of when Infantry regiments arrived, departed, and lots of other information. I have never found a detailed lists from any local sources. I can inform you that you have a link that goes direct to Regiments.org This web site has been down for a number of years. However, the records that were held in that web site can be viewed at
http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.regiments.org Hoping that helps Vince

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Date  Feb 24th 2010
Name:  Gus Linares
E-Mail:  mailto:gus@linares.gi"
Homepage URL: Linares Web Page
Location:  Gibraltar
Comments:  Hi I have a web based family tree project on the Linares in Gibraltar, with over 280 individuals so far. Perhaps you might consider adding this to your links in your Gibraltar Genealogy website. Regards Gus 

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Date  Feb 22nd 2010
Name:  Norma Garvin
E-Mail:  normajoyibb@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Groton MA /FONT>
Comments:  Hi Lionel, I have just learned that my GGgrandfather, Benjamin Ibbotson, is listed on the 1861 Sheffield census as having a son Charles b. 1849 in Gibraltar. I think that this must have been the son of his 2nd wife Emma Atkins as I have no record of him leaving England. How would I go about finding paper work on his birth, thanks for any help. Norma Garvin.

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Date  Feb 21st 2010
Name:  Kathleen
E-Mail:  snake41@dodo.com.au
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Perth West Australia
Comments:  Hello Lionel.I am trying to find information on what regiments were in Gibraltar in 1840-1850. I am researching a William Henry Armour who was a sapper in the British Army in Gibraltar. He married a spanish girl named Maria and had a son born there 1845-46,named George Donald Grieve Armour. I can find no documentation for any of this, anywhere,so hope this site will be able to help. Best Wishes Kathleen isnake41@dodo.com.au

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Date  Feb 21st 2010
Name:  Doris Vella
E-Mail:  mph57@maltanet.net
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Malta
Comments:  I would like to know if you can help me in finding where in Gibraltar my grand father was born. From my father who has passed away in 1978 all I know is that his grand parents went to find work in Gibraltar and that they did not live there for a long time and while there they had a baby boy who was my grand father. My grand father's name was JOSEPH VELLA probably he must have been born between1876 to1879 I know he died in Malta in 1917 at around 39 years of age. I only have a computer for a few months, I will be so happy if you can help. Regards Doris Vella

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Date  Feb 14th 2010
Name:  Christina Young
E-Mail:  christina@poplarsnewton.freeserve.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  Hello, I am researching the family of Edward Archbold, of the Gibraltar firm Archbold, Johnston and Power, of Horse Barrack Lane. I have a portrait of him in 1781 as a Bengal Lancer, but know nothing further until his three children were born in Gibraltar: Edward Cook 20 Nov 1800, Sarah Jane 1802, Elizabeth Ann 1803. I am trying to find out who he married. In 1811 he married again in England, so presumably his first wife died, maybe in Gibraltar. He then lived in Surrey in England and died there in 1837. His son Edward Cook Archbold was also in the Indian army but, I think, was still connected with the Gibraltar firm. I would be very grateful for any information about him,his wife and maybe other children. Thanks.

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Date  Feb 12th 2010
Name:  Richard Fowke
E-Mail:  richard.fowke@googlemail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Wiltshire England
Comments:  wonder whether you can help... An ancestor of mine, Thomas Fowke, had connections with Gibraltar in the 1700s and then in 1754, his son Thomas was recorded as having been christened at St Botolph's Church in Bishopsgate in the City of London, England. However I cannot find a record of his marriage to Mary (surname unknown), in any English records, nor can I find any record of any other children being christened. Might there be any records in Gibraltar please? I assume that the marriage would have taken place between 1700 and 1753, but probably closer to the date of his son's christening in 1754. I look forward to hearing from you Many thanks Richard Fowke

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Date  Feb 12th 2010
Name:  Colin Middleton
E-Mail:  irmidd@gmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  I am trying to trace my great grandfather Francisco Sherer who was born in Gibraltar around 1848-1850. His father was a sailor from Dundee, Scotland and his mother from Liverpool. I should very much like to find out about his family but have drawn a complete blank. Any advice or help would be great. 

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Date  Feb 11th 2010
Name:  Mike Perkins
E-Mail:  mike@kinverer.wanadoo.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  Hi, I would like to know if marriage records for Gibraltar in 1815 exist and if so how do I go about locating them. I have a marriage for a Richard Stapleton,Ensign,60th Foot Regiment at Gibraltar, 27th July 1815. Unfortunately British service records show the marriage date and dates and names of their children but not their spouses names which isn't very helpful. Richards wife was Mary ???. She may or may not have been Spanish. best regards Mike Perkins

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Date  Feb 8th 2010
Name:  Phillip Fryer
E-Mail:  mailto:Plumcake@bigpond.com"
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Australia
Comments:  Hi to Every one, I’m looking into the life of Edward Fletcher Tried in GIBRALTAR by a Court marshal 19 May 1800 and transported to Australia, with about 5 others.It is almost impossible to find material here in Australia about the period of 1895-1800 in Gibraltar Most material is about the Seeage or the war with Napoleon, Could you Give me Some Guidance, to background material of this period, or any other material of a useful nature. (I’m also looking for court records if they are availed ) Yours Sincerely, Phillip Fryer 

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Date  Jan 25th 2010
Name:  Alan Delderfield
E-Mail:  a.delderfield@ntlworld.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  Hello I am trying to find out more about my grandmother Elizabeth Tobin b1868 whose place of birth is given as Gibraltar. Is it possible to obtain a copy of her birth Certificate, if so where form? Her father Michael Tobin b1828 d1886 was in the 1881 census listed as an army pensioner, his wife being Annie. Elizabeth was their third child, their first two daughters were born in Sheerness Kent and their son John was born in the East Indies. It has been suggested but not confirmed that Michael was in the Royal Artillery. Can you help please.

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Date  Jan 23rd 2010
Name:  Alice Mascarenhas and Clive Mendez
E-Mail:  
Homepage URL: Gibraltar Chronicle
Location:  Gibraltar
Comments:  MONSIGNOR ORFILA IS BURIED IN THE SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF EUROPE. GIBRALTAR CHRONICLE.

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Date  Jan 19th 2010
Name:  Kim Gravett
E-Mail:  kimbel@gibtelecom.net
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Gibraltar
Comments:  Hi Lionel Enjoyed your site my friend and I are both very engulfed in family history and searching our past We have often joked that our families may have know each other in the past, just before Christmas I made contact with a Dorothy May nee Oxborough who I see has contacted your site, it turns out that both myself and my friend are cousins and related to this lady, we have been doing some searching and have found out that Dorothy's Grandfather William Oxborough was in fact buried in Sandpits Cemetery not Withams what is even more incredible is that I live near Sandpits on upper Withams Rd Gibraltar. I am now trying to research these old cementers Sandpits has only 5 graves left have you any idea how to find out more about both cementers ie size when they ceased to be used? Many Thanks 

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Date  Jan 17th 2010
Name:  Dave Bayne
E-Mail:  smisouth@iafrica.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Johannesburg, South Africa
Comments:  One of my forebears John Bayne (1755-1837) was born in Andalusia, Gibraltar and joined the Royal Artillery at the age of 11. He finally retired from the Royal Artillery in November 1787 with the rank of Fife-Major. We have assumed that, his being born in Gibraltar, his father was also in the Royal Artillery. Apart from that we know nothing of John's forebears. Does this ring a bell with anyone? We'd love to hear from anyone with any knowledge about this.

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Date Jan 14th 2010
Name: NEIL ALLINSON
E-Mail: mailto:allinson1@gmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hi Lionel, I am researching my Gt Gt Grandfather WILLIAM ALLINSON b 1815 in Ireland. & STATIONED in GIBRALTAR He served with the Northants 48th Foot Regiment and was stationed in Gibraltar around 1840 where he had a son (also called William) I would be interested in any information on his stay in Gibraltar, did he marry or partner a local woman who became the mother of his son? Can anyone help or suggest where any records relating to William and a possible wife and his son. Help greatly appreciated.

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Date Jan 13th 2010
Name: Simon Martin
E-Mail: Simon.Martin@highbury.ac.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: I am looking for information about my grandfather George peter martin, he lived at rosia bay in the 50’s and is buried near the runway, he knew Charlie Conroy and many others his wife was jean he had two daughters, Anglia and Elizabeth(pip) and two boys Christopher and James (Steve). Simon Martin Chef Assessor Highbury College Portsmouth Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth Hampshire PO1 2ED 02392882809

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Date Jan 13th 2010
Name: Nigel Ligonier
E-Mail: nigel.ligonier@gmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: NZ
Comments: Hello Lionel, I am wanting to find my great, great, grandmother Leonora Ellen Taylor who was born in Gibraltar around 1832. There is a problem about getting her maiden name, it is neither on her marriage or death certificates. Her father was George Taylor Paymaster based in Gibraltar and my grandmother remembered meeting her grandmother who she said was of Spanish extraction in Christchurch, New Zealand around 1900. Hence my problem which I would love to solve. Kind regards, Nigel

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Date Jan 11th 2010
Name: Phillip Everson
E-Mail: phillip.everson@actrix.co.nz
Homepage URL: www
Location: Dunedin, NZ
Comments: My mother gave me an old painting of Gibraltar from the sea signed J. Norton. Her grand-father gave it to her. The style and scene dates the painting to around the early 1800s. Oil on board. Amateur perhaps? but quite accomplished. Does anyone know of J. Norton in connection with Gibraltar or painting?

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Date Jan 11th 2010
Name: Bruce J Wright
E-Mail: <="" A=""><="" A="">
Homepage URL: www
Location: NZ
Comments: Hello Lionel, I have discovered a lot of handed down stories regarding my ancestors in Gibraltar. My Gt. Grandfather Willam Smeeth married Louisa Kavanagh in 1879. Louisa was born in Gibraltar but her mother (according to family legend) was from a shipwrecked family (Gibraltar 1850 or earlier) that had been travelling from Genoa to make a new life in the USA. Sadly I do not know the Italian surname but apparently some of her brothers joined the British Army whilst others continued to the USA and joined the army there. I know it is an extreemely long shot that anyone will be able to put 2 and 2 together but worth a try. Thanks, Bruce

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Date Jan 9th 2010
Name: Val
E-Mail: val.gill@talktalk.net
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: My Great Grandfather Joseph Keefe was born in Gibraltar 1838/9ish his father was William. The family has a history of RN or RM. Can anyone help me to find any more information. We do not know if there are any brothers or sisters to Joseph or who his mother is. I cannot find a birth certificate. Thank you

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Date Jan 9th 2010
Name: Mel Wenham
E-Mail: jackiewen@optusnet.com.au
Homepage URL: www
Location: Queensland Australia
Comments: G’day Lionel, thanks for a great site! Am desperately searching for information about James Cambden and his son Harry James Cambden. James was born in Churchill Oxfordshire in 1862, and whilst on service in Gibraltar fathered a son Harry, who was born during the September quarter 1885. Am trying to find information on who was Harry’s mother. Can anyone help? With thanks. Mel.

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Date Jan 7th 2010
Name: Robert Joseph Lynch
E-Mail: boblynch@xtra.co.nz
Homepage URL: www
Location: NZ
Comments: Hello, Looking for the details of the birth of Winifred Mary Machell reputedly born in Gibraltar in 1851. Parents were Arthur and Esther Mary Machell who I think were resident in Spain . Robert Joseph Lynch P O Box 120 Frasertown New Zealand boblynch@xtra.co.nz

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Date Jan 5th 2010
Name: Lynn Lawton (nee Warne)
E-Mail: lynnlawton@mac.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Dear Lionel, Re: Great great grandmother, Margaret Warne ( I do not have her maiden name) b. about 1826, Gibraltar, but appears on UK 1851 census as having moved to Gloucestershire as a British subject and married Robert Warne, who was born in Montreal, Canada. Their son Thomas Walter Warne is reported in the London census of 1851 as being born in Gibraltar in 1850. There is very little to go on here. Family stories say that one ancestor was a schoolteacher in Gibraltar at some time, and I have a small? north African silver charm in the shape of 'Fatima's hand' which was thought to have a connection. If you can help I would be most grateful! Lynn Lawton (nee Warne... 2 Rose Cottage Guildford Road Shamley Green Guildford Surrey GU 5 0RS 01483 892940

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Date Jan 1st 2010
Name: Derek Arnold
E-Mail: mailto:derek.arnold2@ntlworld.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hello I seek to know which Regiments of the British Army were posted as the Gibraltar Garrison between 1860 and 1870, with particular emphasis on 1860 to 1865. Please can you or your readers provide me this information? Regards

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Date Dec 29th 2009
Name: Derek Arnold
E-Mail: mailto:derek.arnold2@ntlworld.com"
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: How do I find which British Regiments formed the Gibraltar Garrison 1860 to 1870? Would the birth of a child born to English parents be registered in Gibraltar’s civil records? An ancestor Robert John Gayther claimed in Census to be born Gibraltar in 1865. His father was a soldier born Shropshire 1837. I do not find the birth in “Overseas” records available in UK. When I know the regiments I plan to the Muster Rolls in NA Kew. I hope you can help Regards

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Date Dec 29th 2009
Name: Margaret Stocker
E-Mail: mailto:margaret.stocker1@btopenworld.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: I wonder if you could help me in the search for information about my ancestor FRANCIS JOHN LETHBRIDGE ELLIOTT. He was my gr gr grandfather and was the Chief Inventor and Engineer at the Royal Naval Dockyard in Gibraltar. I have never been able to find anything about him through naval records and thought there might be something in civil records. He was born in Sandal Magna nr Wakefield in Yorkshire in the 1820's. His father was a millwright. He married MARY ANN SMITH BOLTON 13 October 1845 at St Dunstan In The East London,profession engineer. Their daughter ELIZA MARY married JOSEPH STOCKER, my great grandparents. Their two sons, FRANK and ARTHUR, were both born in Gibraltar circa 1858 and 1860. I look forward to hearing from you and hope this is of interest.

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Date Dec 27th 2009
Name: Belinda
E-Mail: mailto:Belindadance@aol.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: I would be grateful for any advice! I am trying to find out more about my mother's grandfather, Joseph Grossman b 1850. He was Austrian but ran away from home and enlisted in the Royal Artillery in 1870 and spent a lot of time stationed in Gibraltar. In 1875 he deserted but was recaptured and I wondered if there would be any details in a newspaper? In 1879 he was bought out of the army (still in Gibraltar) and family legend says a visiting Austrian dignitary recognised him and told him to go back and see his family. Does anyone know if there's any way of finding out who inspected the troops? There don't seem to be any records kept back in GB. Thanks very much, Belinda, Nottingham

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Date Dec 13th 2009
Name: Diana Adamson
E-Mail: mailto:rossdi@apartment8.com.au
Homepage URL: www
Location: Australia/FONT>
Comments: Hello I am looking for information regarding Thomas Edward Miller, born 20 November 1814 on Gibraltar. His family worked on construction of naval ships, and moved between Gibraltar, Malta and UK during his early years. He is shown on UK Census for 1851 and 1871, but I can't find him on the 1861 Census, although his children are living with a relative at that time, with his wife having died. I am wondering if he returned to work on Gibraltar sometime between 1851 and 1862, when he married again in UK. Thank you for your help and interest,

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Date Dec 13th 2009
Name: Gayle Shepherd
E-Mail: mailto:oldsheps@bigpond.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Australia
Comments: Hi Lionel, My name is Gayle Shepherd, I live in Perth Western Australia email address ; oldsheps@bigpond.com and I am researching my mother's family. Her grandfather was William Francis Campbell born in Gibraltar. His marriage certificate says he was born in 1835 but his death certificate puts his birth at 1844. His father's name was George Campbell and George was a Police Constable. His mother was Sarah Jane Graham. On his death certificate it gives his birth place as Gibraltar and that he came to Western Australia when he was about 6 years old. Can please advise me where I go from here - I have no idea how to locate any of them. I have tried Ancestry.com.au, FreeBDM and Family Search. Any help would be much appreciated. Regards

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Date Dec 9th 2009
Name: GRaham Lacey
E-Mail: mailto:graham@grahamlacey.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: York, United Kingdom
Comments: Dear Lionel, I am trying to trace my great grandfather who I believe was serving in the British Army or possibly the Royal Marines, and stationed in Gibraltar in the 1890s. I know from the 1901 UK census that my grandfather and two of his siblings were born in Gibraltar between 1893 and 1896. Their names were: Charles Edgar Lacey who was 8 years old at the time of the 1901 census so born 1893/94. Edwin Lacey who was 6 years old at the time of the 1901 census so born 1895/96 Henrietta M Lacey who was 5 years old at the time of the 1901 census so born 1896/97. Their mother's married name was Ellen E Lacey and she was born in Portsmouth in 1871. All I know about my great grandfather is that is surname was Lacey. I look forward to hearing from you Kind Regards

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Date Dec 3rd 2009
Name: Peter Viggars
E-Mail: mailto:peterviggars@ntlworld.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hello Lionel, I hope you can help me. I am trying to track down the marriage of my relatives,James Bryce and Rosetta Xuareb Attard, who I believe married in June 1891 at the King's Chapel in Gibraltar. James Bryce had been in the Army serving in Malta where he met Rosetta, a Maltese national. They appear to have got married in Gibraltar before they returned to live in James's native Scotland. If you can you confirm the marriage details and/or provide a copy of the marriage certificate, I would be most grateful. Can I thank you in advance for your reply.

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Date Nov 25 2009
Name: Marilyn Norris Bowman
E-Mail: mailto:Niobex@qx.net
Homepage URL: www
Location: USA
Comments: Hi! I am looking for my great grandparents. I do not positively know the name of my great grandfather. It may have been Robert William Norris. Other family members have told me that he was in the British military but the branch is unknown. He married Anna Orr - must have been around 1890's. They were probably married in England and had a son around 1895. He was named William Benjamin Norris. How they came to Gibraltar is unknown but my grandfather was raised by a family named Gonzales. Their son, Andrew Gonzales, remained a good friend of my grandfather's. They immigrated to New York and William married my grandmother, Hilda Zeilfeldt of Furulund, Sweden. It is thought that my great grandfather and Anna Orr were killed or deserted my grandfather in Gibraltar. I wish I had more information! Marilyn Norris Bowman Winchester, Kentucky

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Date Nov 24th 2009
Name: Don Mayers
E-Mail: mailto:mayersdg@telus.net"
Homepage URL: www
Location: Canada
Comments: Hello Lionel, I am wondering if you could provide me with information as to where I might go to find birth information on Eric Guy Pottinger who was born in Gibraltar. From burial records in Natal, South Africa I was able to determine his full name, that he was born in Gibraltar in 1899, was unmarried and age 55 when he died on 07-09-1954. I do not know his parents names or his grandparents first names but I believe his mother’s maiden was Mayers as that was the surname of his grandparents. His grandfather ??? Mayers was I believe, descended from a family of Mayers from Barbados. Any help you or anyone else might provide would be appreciated. I am located in British Columbia, Canada home of the upcoming 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Regards Don Mayers

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Date Nov 21st 2009
Name: Mary E O’Reilly
E-Mail: meporeilly@comcast.net
Homepage URL: www
Location: NJ, USA
Comments: Hi Lionel, I learned from the 1851 UK census, that my great great grandfather who was born in Gibraltar. His name is Thomas Shortall. He would have been born there in 1811. He was probably stationed there in the English military. Any information about him would be most appreciated. Thank you! Mary E O’Reilly New Jersey, USA

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Date Nov 17th 2009
Name: Steve Langsford
E-Mail: mailto:Isabel.l@btinternet,com"
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hello again Lionel, Reference earlier email about assistance researching George Langsford and Hannah Morecroft circa 1818. Regards, Steve Langsford Winsley Wiltshire England

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Date Oct 31st 2009
Name: Robyn St Clare
E-Mail: mailto:tinkatailor@ozemail.com.au
Homepage URL: www
Location: Australia
Comments: Hello Lionel :o) I am hoping to find some family connections from Gibraltar. My Grandmother, Rosalyn, married a Gibraltarian named Andres (Andrew) Jules Russo in 1936. His family owned the 3 Roses Bar in Governors pde (I think). Andres had a brother Anthony and a sister Mary. Anthony married Lucy (?) and had a daughter Carmen - who married and Irish soldier (?) and went to live in Ireland. Mary married her cousin Willy and had Pepe Russo, whose son is called George Russo and apparently may live in Gibraltar still. My grandfather Andres J Russo remarried after divorcing my grandmother. His next wife was called Conchetta and they had a daughter called Sonia Russo. My grandfather's parents were Andres Peter Russo and Maria Gonzalez. I would like to find out more on my ancestors and also find Sonia and Carmen. Cheers, Robyn St Clare Australia

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Date Oct 29th 2009
Name: Ivor Armstrong
E-Mail: mailto:ivortopfly@aol.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Violet Pearl Mary Tripp/nee Armstrong born 1898 left London aboard the passenger ship called the "Ranchi" on the 1st March 1929, Destined for Gibraltar. Her occupation was as a Milliner. What became of her? Ivor Armstrong Cambridgeshire UK

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Date Oct 20th 2009
Name: Richard Daglish
E-Mail: mailto:rdaglish@blueyonder.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: I'm new to this site but hope someone may be able to help. I am looking for information about the death of Captain Francis Lind of the 14th Regiment of Foot who died in Gibraltar in 1759. He had previously served in that regiment as its surgeon. He was born in 1705 into an Edinburgh family, he married in Carlisle in 1750, Elizabeth Farrer who bore him three sons. Although English newspapers reported Lind's death, no detail was given, and it is not clear if he was buried in Gibraltar. Any information about him or the regiment's time in Gibraltar would be most welcome. Richard Daglish Liverpool

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Date Oct 15th 2009
Name: Mariola
E-Mail: mailto:anchovaloba@hotmail.com"
Homepage URL: www
Location: ?
Comments: Hola Lionel. Te escribo por si puedes ayudarme a encontrar algún dato sobre mi abuelo, que nació y vivió en Gibraltar y puede que también muriese allí. Sólo sé que se apellidaba Hammond y que cuando comenzó la Segunda Guerra Mundial fue evacuado junto a su familia a Londres. Cuando acabó la guerra volvieron a Gibraltar y creo que se quedaron allí. Creo que tenía una tienda de electrodomésticos cerca de St. Mary the Crowned y que sus descendientes la siguen teniendo actualmente. También me gustaría obtener una lista de los evacuados, pero no sé cómo obtenerla. Muchas gracias. Se despide atentamente Mariola.

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Date Oct 10th 2009
Name: Dorothy May [nee] Oxborough
E-Mail: mailto:johnthebutch@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Australia
Comments: Hi Lionel Could you help me? Elizabeth Oxborough [M] Joseph Smith. She was the daughter of William Oxborough [provost marshall at the garrison after he retired from the army] he was married to Sussannah Spain.William is buried in the Witham Cemetery,His wife Sussanna was buried in the North Front cemetery. Dorothy May [nee] Oxborough Melbourne Victoria Australia.

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Date Oct 9th 2009
Name: MONICA MABEY
E-Mail: mailto:ramim@clear.net.nz
Homepage URL: www
Location: NZ
Comments: Hello Lionel, My name is Monica Mabey and I live in Hamilton, New Zealand I am trying to find out more about my GGG Grandfather, George Frederick Smith who was born in Gibraltar 1835 ??or thereabouts. Any help would be very much appreciated, as I very new to this. Thank you,MONICA MABEY. Hamilton NEW ZEALAND.

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Date Oct 8th 2009
Name: Jen
E-Mail: mailto:jenlane57@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: The Earl of Rothes' Regiment was stationed at Gibraltar in 1737. From this regiment, 240 soldiers and six drummers had been turned over Mr. Oglethorpe's regiment by 23 February 1738 and sailed to the American colony of Georgia, arriving in Savannah 7 May 1738. Several sources show that the Earl of Rothes' Regiment was also known as the 25th Regiment of Foot; Oglethorpe's Regiment was authorized 25 Aug 1737 as the 42nd Regiment of Foot and disbanded in 1748. Note: Oglethorpe's Regiment had no lineal connection with the 42nd Royal Regiment, the Black Watch, which took that number in 1751. Can anyone verify the dates that the Earl of Rothes' (25th Foot) was stationed at Gibraltar? Are there extant muster rolls that will provide the names of these soldiers? Also - I can find no information on that regiment in sources available locally. Can anyone provide details on where and when the regiment was created? The following items found at british-history.ac.uk provide evidence of the transfer of men from Earl of Rothes' Regiment to General Oglethorpe. Dec 1. 1737: Whitehall, Treasury Chambers. Mr. Secretary at War and other officers being present my Lords order a letter to the Secretary at War, desiring him, together with the Paymaster of the Forces, to advise and return their opinion as to the following particulars:--What orders are proper to be given for turning over the private men from the Earl of Rothes to Mr. Oglethorp’s regiment. What subsistence ought to be paid for Mr. Oglethorp’s men raised here, and how the subsistence, which will be paid to the earl of Rothes men at Gibralter till turned over to Mr. Oglethorpe, will be made good. What levy money is to be allowed Mr. Oglethorpe per man and for how many men, and the method proposed for the same. From what time the Earl of Rothes’ regiment is to be discharged of the men turned over to Mr. Oglethorp, and how the Earl of Rothes is to recruit again, at what allowance per man, and how the charge thereof is to be paid. [Treasury Minute Book XXVIII, pp60-1; Letter Book XIX, p 456] 1738 May 9: 60. Representation to the King from General Oglethorpe, concerning the recruiting fund for his regiment for Georgia. Said regiment was to be formed out of the Independent Company at Georgia, the Earl of Rothes’s regiment at Gibraltar and such others as could be raised to make it up to 600 men. The regiment was complete within a month after recruiting orders were issued, “by which expedition a considerable loss falls on the captains… The fund for raising the said men was the not effective money of 500 men for four months from 25 August to 24 December, which it was thought might produce 6/. A man, but the men being so soon raised and entertained at least five weeks before the 24th December their subsistence has reduced the fund considerably for recruiting.” Petitioner’s agent has received orders to pay over to the Paymaster General so much of the subsistence money as shall have been paid to the drummers and private men taken out of Lord Rothes’ regiment, which from 1737, December 25, to 1737-8, February 23, for six drummers and 240 men amounts to near 400/., “and is a charge too heavy for the captains at present to bear, who have so many necessaries to provide for themselves.” Therefore prays that the said 400/. May be issued out of Army Contingencies by way of levy money. Referred to the Paymaster General of the Forces. [Reference Book X, p.108]

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Date Sept 30th 2009
Name: Janet Osmond
E-Mail: mailto:janet@prima-awnings.com"
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hi, I am trying to find out about my great grandfather Albert Sargent. He was posted to Gibraltar with the Lincolnshire Regiment in 1912 and we think married a local and had a baby girl in 1912 who was born in Gibraltar. Any information, no matter how small would be appreciated. Many thanks, Janet Osmond

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Date Sept 22nd 2009
Name: Joan C
E-Mail: mailto:joan.conlan@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: ?
Comments: Researching the family history of my husbands mother. Recorded in the 1911 Census of Ireland her father is recorded as being born in Gibraltar. His name was James Walsh, his profession was Royal Irish Constabulary and he was 46 years of age in April 1911. Any information would be appreciated. Regards Joan C

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Date Sept 16th 2009
Name: Sylvia
E-Mail: mailto:gdbaker@tiscali.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hi, My name is Sylvia Baker [ RAND] I live in England, I am looking for any information on my Grandfather SGT. GEORGE THORNTON GUESFORD RAND. R,A.S.C . He was a Sergeant in the R A S C and was commended by the Governor for his bravery on the occasion of the wreck of the S.S. “UTOPIA” on St Patricks day 1891. I believe the 17th march. The ship was in a collision with HMS Anson in the Bay of Gibraltar and sank. I would appreciate any info. on the sinking of the S.S. UTOPIA and my Grandfather SGT. GEORGE THORNTON GUESFORD RAND . A.S.C. Thank you very much. Best Wishes Sylvia .

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Date Sept 9th 2009
Name: RAFFAELE CICCARELLI
E-Mail: mailto:rafelin@libero.it"
Homepage URL: www
Location: Italy
Comments: Dear Sir sorry if to write en spanish pero lo conozco mejoe que el ingles. estoy haciendo con una profesora cubana una investigacion sobre una familia que saliò de Italia y parandose en espana y gibraltar se transferiò en la habana. Precisamente estoy buscando noticias de Isabel Mazzino Repetto nacida en Gibraltar, quales eran sus padres. de un documento se que quedò viuda en 1828 a los 40 anos de adad y por lo tanto imagino sea nacida en 1788 mas o meno. Espero una su comunicacion y AGRADEZCO. atentamente RAFFAELE CICCARELLI CHIAVARI (GENOVA) ITALIA

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Date Sept 6th 2009
Name: Susan Hinton
E-Mail: mailto:sue_fran12@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Is there a 1901 Census for Gibraltar. If so is it possible for someone to look and see if a Edward Robert Udall and a Alice Linsey Udall are on the census. Edward was working as a Foreman Diver on the New Dock Works, Gibraltar or are there any more sources that can be checked for them. Many thanks

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Date September 1st 2009
Name: Donna Hollands
E-Mail: don-2007@hotmail.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hi am tryin to find out some information about the Hollands Family and my great uncle his name is Edward Hollands,he was in the police in gibraltar, he was married to a spanish lady,its my grandads brother,my grandad was called Charles Hollands, he died in 1972,my father is called Robert Hollands and my Grandmother is called Josie Hollands any one with any information thanks.

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Date August 29th 2009
Name: Adrienne Cooper
E-Mail: a.m.dalmon-cooper@xtra.co.nz
Homepage URL: www
Location: NZ
Comments: Hello Lionel My name is Adrienne Cooper (nee Dalmon) and I live in New Zealand . For over 20 years I have been trying to trace my father’s mother Emmeline Ethel Gibbs (known as Ethel). On a recent search of the UK 1911 Census I found that it said that she was born in Gibraltar . I have her birth date as 21 January 1881. I believe her parents were Lucy & William Gibbs (a builder) and that she also had a sister, Pollie. I tried emailing the BD& Marriages of Gibraltar but this was returned. I would appreciate any help you could give me. I have no known relations that could help me on this search. Sincerely, Adrienne Cooper

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Date August 25th 2009
Name: Jane Matthews
E-Mail: mailto:janespencermatthews@btconnect.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hello Lionel, I am trying to find out more about my g/g/grandfather Robert Lauder who was born in Gibraltar in 1813. Any help would be very welcome. Thank you. Jane Matthews tel: +44 (0) 1530 222657

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Date August 25th 2009
Name: Herminia Day
E-Mail: mailto:herminiamday@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: ?
Comments: Good day Lionel. Would you please post this request for any information on Gibraltar residents evacuated to Gibraltar Camp, Kingston, Jamaica during WWII? I am trying to get a passenger list but I am having no luck. There were a number of Jewish refugees sent there at the same time but it is the Gibraltarian evacuees that I am most interested in. Many thanks to you for a superb site. Best regards. Herminia Day

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Date August 20th 2009
Name: Judith Charles
E-Mail: mailto:j.jaycee@xtra.co.nz"
Homepage URL: www
Location: NZ
Comments: Hi, I am trying to find the birth of Thomas William BROWN born c1832 in Gibraltar. I do not have any other information to follow. Judith Charles, New Zealand.

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Date August 5th 2009
Name: Mandy Harding
E-Mail: mailto:amanda.harding@chelmagraphics.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hello Lionel I’m trying to find ancestors with the name REYES. Joseph Mancelino REYES married Mabel Isabella Stott in Manchester in 1943, Joseph’s father was Augustus Joseph Reyes. We think Augustus and Joseph came from Gibraltar, Mabel (Peggy) (born in Birkenhead , UK 1918) and Joseph sailed from Gibraltar to Southampton in 1953 for a visit but stated that their permanent residence was in Gibraltar . They also had a son called Joseph in 1944 (born in Manchester ). I can’t find any further information and would love to know if they or their family are in Gibraltar or if anyone knows of them or their whereabouts. Thanks Mandy Harding

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Date August 5th 2009
Name: Kay
E-Mail: mailto:kay_csps@yahoo.com.au
Homepage URL: www
Location: Australia
Comments: Hi Lionel I live in Melbourne Australia. Looking for information on William Hamilton who was born in Gibraltar 1839/1845. Parents Private William Hamilton and Margaret nee Elliot. Any information greatly appreciated. Regards Kay PS Great site!!!

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Date August 1st 2009
Name: Keith WILSON
E-Mail: lifeboat.supporter2@btinternet.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Dear Sir or Madam Maria PASSO D of B Aug 1907 Joseph SOANS D of B 1907 Can you please advise where I contact for civil records such as 1911 Census, births, marriages and death certificates for member of my family born and living in Gibraltar between 1900 and 1940? I have two siblings born in Gibraltar . My grandfather was born there in 1907 and married a lady from LaLinea. My mother was born 1929 and her two sisters were born there in 1931 and 1933. Also where am I able to search appropriate garrison employment records together with possibly port / merchant seaman records? Where am I likely to find a copy of my Grandmother birth certificate born 1907 in LaLinea? As I am a resident in Northamptonshire , England it would be helpful if the above information was available in the UK or on line. Thanking you in anticipation. Keith WILSON, 100 Gotch Road , Barton Seagrave, KETTERING , England , NN15 6UG

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Date July 31st 2009
Name: Manny
E-Mail: mailto:felils@gibtelecom.net"
Homepage URL: www
Location: Gibraltar
Comments: Hi Lionel, I am trying to trace Denise posted a note in March 2003. I married her cousin's daughter and wanted to compare the family members of the SARDENA name. Can you help? Her posted email is no longer in use. Thanks Manny

Here's an email I was hoping to send to Denise.


March 12th 2003 Name: Denise Adams E-Mail: Deniseadams57@aol.com


I recently moved to Gibraltar and married Felicity Sardeña, the daughter of your cousin, Alfred Sardeña, the son of Humberto Sardeña, the brother of your mother Laura. Their parents were Alfredus Sardeña (b. 1876) and Rogelia Aldorino (b. 1879) who married on 2/1/1897. Hopefully we can share the information we have to get a larger picture of it all. You’ve mentioned a couple of your mother’s sisters that I didn’t have, so thanks for those. The earliest Sardeña in Gibraltar was a Manuel Joaquin Sardeña originally born in Madeira in about 1785. Since coming to Gibraltar on May 5th, and whilst looking for work I’ve been filling in time by creating the family tree. My surname is Sardina which is a corruption of the name Sardeña I’m six generations from the original Manuel and my wife is seven. We are related by brothers to the original Manuel, about 180 years ago. It’s your cousin’s, Alfred my wife’s dad, 65th birthday in October so I’m getting it ready for that. Thanks Manny

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Date July 7th 2009
Name: Jessie Moniz Hardy
E-Mail: mailto:bdapooh@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Bermuda
Comments: Briefly, at the beginning of World War II, a British mail censorship station operated out of Gibraltar. I would like to hear from anyone who has information about the station. What were the conditions there. Was it bombed? How many censors were stationed there? Are there any articles or books written on this topic. I am particularly interested in anyone who was posted in Gibraltar and then later reposted to Bermuda. Thanks, Jessie Moniz Hardy

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Date July 20th 2009
Name: Kay
E-Mail: kay_csps@yahoo.com.au
Homepage URL: www
Location: Australia
Comments: Hello from Australia Lionel, I am tracing William Hamilton and Margaret Hamilton nee Elliot. They had a son William born in Gibraltar about 1835-1839. Unfortnately, the only other information I have is that William senior was a Private Soldier in the 44th Regiment of Foot. Are you able to give me some help in order to continue my search. Much appreciated Kay

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Date July 8th 2009
Name: Margaret Hayes
E-Mail: marg.pienest100@talktalk.net
Homepage URL: www
Location: Liverpool UK
Comments: Hi, can you please help with some information on Henry Newill. Henry was born in Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, Wales, he worked for the Madras Civil Service and was on his way home from India on leave, but died in Gibralter on April 25th, 1869. Would Henry have been buried in Gibralter or his body brought home to England? There is a tombstone for Henry in Shropshire, but taking into account it was 1869, would they have had the facilities on board ship to transport the body home? Hope you can help. Many thanks.

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Date July 7th 2009
Name: Mathew Hall
E-Mail: hallma@mail.nih.gov
Homepage URL: www
Location: ?
Comments: Hi, I've recently found my ancestor Mary Ann GUTRIDGE was born on Gibraltar between 1816 and 1820, when her father was stationed there as part of the 11th Regiment of Foot. I'm trying to find out about Gibraltar parish records for the period to see if I can discover when she was born and the identity of her parents. Cheers, matt

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Date July 6th 2009
Name: Joyce
E-Mail: Joycebrtn04@aol.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: ?
Comments: can any one help me i am searching my family tree i am looking for the birth of Mary Ann Pegg born in Gibraltar around 1850 her father was William Pegg who we think was a soldier sorry i dont know any more information thanks joyce

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Date June 11th 2009
Name: Doug Norton
E-Mail: douglasofsc@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: USA
Comments: Hi: I am looking for birth information on James Alexander Eliot, who was born in Gibralter on Jan 31st,1845, while his parents were on a layover on a ship to India, can you help ? Doug Norton,SC USA

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Date May 31st 2009
Name: Bill Cowell
E-Mail: bcowell@shaw.ca
Homepage URL: www
Location: Canada
Comments: Hello I am looking for any information regarding the Cowell family in Gibraltar. John Langlands (Longlands) Cowell born about 1798 John Hadwen Cowell born about 1823 Ernest Edmund Cowell born about 1828 Emelia Sarah Cowell Harriet Margaret Cowell born about 1875 Any help would be greatly appreciated. Bill Cowell Vancouver BC Canada

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Date May 4th 2009
Name: Carolyn Moore
E-Mail: cmmoore2@bigpond.net.au
Homepage URL: www
Location: Australia
Comments: Hi Lionel, What a great site. I am trying to find details of my GGGGrandfather Robert Grigg. Some of his children were born in Gibraltar – David Allen (1832), Eleanor(1827), Elizabeth(1830). It is unclear as to who his wife is and where they were married. Could be an Ellen Henderson. I am trying to find out what regiment he served with as the family finished up in Australia and New Zealand (with a new wife) and he was a Barrack Sergeant in both countries. Any help much appreciated. Carolyn Moore

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Date May 3rd 2009
Name: Giselle Nolan
E-Mail: gis_27rocks@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Philippines
Comments: Reply to message: Hi! My name is Giselle Ann Nolan from the Philippines, I am curious about your search of your great grandfather Richard Fay Nolan. My great grandfather’s Name is also Richard Fay Nolan from Gibraltar . He came to the Philippines about 1898 and was married to Gertrude Debouchet. His first wife died and he remarried Dolores Lizares. They had 3 children, Ramon, Jesus and Mary. Ramon is my grandfather, being the father of my father Gerard. My great grandfather’s remains was buried here at the Lizares mausoleum in Talisay City , about 12 km from Bacolod City . Any other information you might want to know please e-mail to this address.

Date May 22th 2007 Name: Richard Nolan E-Mail: foraern@gmail.com Location: Dublin, Ireland Comments: I'm trying to find records on my great grandfather, Richard Fay Nolan, the details are very sketchy, but I believe he was born in Gibraltar in December 1872. Where can I find the records pertaining to his birth, or from when he left Gibraltar around 1898-1899 to go to America.


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Date May 3rd 2009
Name: Don Carlgren
E-Mail: famcarl@telus.net
Homepage URL: www
Location: Canada
Comments: I have a ggguncle who died in Gibraltar on April 6, 1888. His name was Richard Holmes, and he was drowned while on a hunt. I have an article from the Chronicle, and an obituary. What I'm wondering is if there are cemetery records for the North Front Cemetery, whether there would still be a stone, and whether there is any reasonable way to find out if probate records exist. My purpose in all this: he was born in 1812, an Irish Catholic. Very hard to determine place of origin of his parents, and I hoped there might be a clue; I know he was from Queenstown, and have already contacted the Mallow Heritage Centre. Don Carlgren Canada

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Date May 2nd 2009
Name: Graham Beasant
E-Mail: graham.pam@sympatico.ca
Homepage URL: www
Location: Toronto Canada
Comments: Lionel, I am looking for any information about an ancestor of mine, John Hanson Beasant, for whom I believe there is an inscription in the Kings Chapel Gibraltar stating that he died on 29th June 1812. I got this information from an internet search some time ago,couldn't get any further and now cannot find the earlier reference. The last recorded family history for John Hanson Beasant is from his father's will in 1807. According to the will he was serving at that time with the West Indies Fleet as an Assistant Surgeon. I am trying to gather any information about him, including who he was serving with at the time of his death and if he had any immediate family at the time. I am not sure if the inscription information is complete. Where else can I look? Any assistance would be greatfully appreciated. Regards, Graham Beasant Toronto, Canada

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Date May 2nd 2009
Name: Norma Garvin
E-Mail: normajoyibb@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Groton MA USA
Comments: Hi Lionel, I have just learned that my GGgrandfather, Benjamin Ibbotson, is listed on the 1861 Sheffield census as having a son Charles b. 1849 in Gibraltar. I think that this must have been the son of his 2nd wife Emma Atkins as I have no record of him leaving England. How would I go about finding paper work on his birth, thanks for any help. Norma Garvin, Groton MA normajoyibb@yahoo.com

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Date May 2nd 2009
Name: Charlotte
E-Mail: cec.mills@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Dear Lionel I am looking to trace family. An Uncle and Nephew William Smith(1791-1876) and Haskett Smith (1821-1907) both British Subjects married sisters Victoria(1826) and Antonia(1827) Del Cabellero in Gibraltar Catherdral around 1445. I think that there were other sisters, Matilda and Adela as they appear as such in later UK census. I am trying to trace the Cabellero family. Haskett Smith was my GGGrandfather. Although he and his uncle came back to the UK with their wives atleast one of Hasketts sons, William Haskett-Smith(1850-1927) went and lived and married (Emilie ? b.1863 Gibraltar))in Gibraltar and there first two sons, William J Haskett-Smith (1882)and Carlos Edgar Haskett-Smith (1886) were born in Gibraltar.At some stage they were all soldiers but also had dealings with Sacony and Stead - no idea if spelling correct. It was a Wine/Sherry export business - I think. I would be very grateful for any suggestions or help. Thank you. Charlotte

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Date May 2nd 2009
Name: Jane Grafton
E-Mail: mailto:jane.grafton@btinternet.com"
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: looking for charlie and diana mc carthy, he was a policeman and came to the uk and met my parents fred and mary pollard (dad was also a policeman)who lived in nailsea near bristol. Would love to hear from them, i know they had ? two boys. jane grafton nee pollard

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Date April 26th 2009
Name: Pablo Ricardo Parral
E-Mail: pablo.parral@fibertel.com.ar
Homepage URL: www
Location: Argentina
Comments: Sir: I am looking for an ancestor who was born in Gibraltar on may 21, 1873, ERNESTO PARRAL LÓPEZ. How can I get his birth certificate or any other information about him? Any help would be gratefully received. Yours, Pablo Ricardo Parral

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Date April 20th 2009
Name: Trevor Magnus
E-Mail: trevor.magnus@tiscali.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: Norfolf UK
Comments: From Trevor Magnus Norfolk Hi I, like several others am trying to find more detail about my Gt GT GT Grandfather, William Dinsdale, born in Gibraltar 1818, he became a Mariner & finally settled in GT Yarmouth, I have found him on the 1861 census on board a small ship the John Wray with his son, also William as an apprentice on the same vessel, if any one could help with advice as to how I could trace his parents in Gibraltar, it would be most appreciated. Thanks Trevor

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Date April 19th 2009
Name: Dianne Haaga
E-Mail:
Homepage
Location: USA
Comments: Hello, My name is Dianne Haaga, maiden name Farrugia. I am an American, and I live in South Carolina, United States. My grandparents were Emily and Joseph Farrugia, and they came from Gibraltar to the US in 1920 (Joseph) and 1921 (Emily, daughter Clothilde Ferro, son Salvador Farrugia). I am the oldest daughter of their son, Robert Farrugia, who was born in the US. I am looking for Sylvia Ferro and her daughter Sylvie, wife and daughter of my uncle, Albert Ferro, who was Emily's son from her first marriage to Manuel Ferro. The last known address I have for them is 66 Governeur St., Gibraltar. They may contact me by email at disc52aol.com I would also be interested in hearing from anyone else in the Ferro or Farrugia families. Thank you for any help you can provide.

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Date April 15th 2009
Name: LES CHAPMAN
E-Mail: G4ZID@HOTMAIL.COM
Homepage
Location: England, UK
Comments: WHILE RESEARCHING MY FAMILY TREE I CAME UPON A GEORGE ARCHARD BORN 1834 SWANBORNE BUCKS A TAILOR BY TRADE HE WAS IN GIBRALTAR AT SOME TIME AS HE HAD 2 DAUGHTERS BORN THERE ELIZABETH 1861 AND MARIA 1863 GEORGE MARRIED A SARAH SOPHIA PLANT I THINK HE MUST HAVE BEEN IN THE MILITARY BUT I CANT SEEM TO FIND ANY THING ABOUT HIS SERVICE ANY HELP WOULD BE GOOD LES CHAPMAN

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Date April 14th 2009
Name: Enrique Ruiz langtry
E-Mail: efruiz14@yahoo.com.ar
Homepage URL: www
Location: Argentina
Comments: My name is Enrique Ruiz langtry. I´m living in Buenos Aiores, Argentina and I´m 67 years old. My grandparents, Henry Langtry and Julia María Gache comes to Buenos Aires from Gibraltar in 1910. Helped by your page, I found several relations in Gibraltar. I thanks you very much Sorry the mistakes,; I know that my English is not perfect. My E mai is efruiz14@yahoo.com.ar

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Date April 8th 2009
Name: Daniel Toia Díaz
E-Mail: danielescorpio@gmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Comments: Estimados Sres. Mi nombre es Daniel Toia Díaz, vivo en la Argentina y estoy escribiendo la historia de mi familia, y tengo en mi poder un documento de mis abuelos maternos, españoles oriundos de Lorca, que se embarcaron en Gibraltar en la empresa naviera J. Lucas Imossi con destino a San Pablo (Brasil)y me gustaria saber el nombre del barco en que viajaron, y si figuran en algún registro de la Empresa. Sus nombres: José Gabriel Díaz y Dolores Meca Mendez Empresa J. Lucas Imossi Fecha: 27 de Agosto de 1913 Mis datos: Daniel Toia Díaz Buenos Aires 872 2521-Montes de Oca (Santa Fé) Rep. Argentina Desde ya les quedo muy agradecido. Saludos cordiales.

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Date April 2nd 2009
Name: Dave Radley
E-Mail: radleyds@gmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: ?
Comments: Please can you help me pinpoint which regiments of the British Army were stationed on Gibraltar in 1866 and 1868? Thanks, Dave Radley

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Date March 14th 2009
Name: Dennis Sciacaluga
E-Mail: sciacaluga@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: ?
Comments: Hello Lionel, First I must say thank you for starting the Gibraltar genealogy site, its a big project and I appreciate the work that gone into it so far. I realise that this takes a lot time a site maintenance to keep it up to date. I'm contacting you to see if you can help me or point me in the right direction. Some years ago I can across on the web a mini program or database called Mosaic it included the family tree mainly Santos (my mothers maiden name) but also included was Sciacaluga. I have lost this info. Do you know who was compiling it or where I can get a copy again. I took some screen grabs showing the tree of my daughter Lisa's direct ancestors on the Santos side and on the Sciacaluga side which I have attached. I would be very grateful for any further info or direction the you may be able to provide. Thanks Regards Dennis Sciacaluga

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Date March 10th 2009
Name: Chris Beckett
E-Mail: christopher@chrisbeckett.wanadoo.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hi Lionel I am researching my grandfather. His name was Arthur George Beckett and he married Florence Ethel Newnham at Gibraltar Cathedral on 26 November 1901. I know he was the Mate on HM Tug 'Crocodile" at Gibraltar in 1898 and became Master of "Crocodile" in 1901. I would really like to find any pictures of "Crocodile" at that time (he returned to UK in September 1905). I would also like to be able to get hold of a copy of the 1901 Census to tell me where he lived at the time. See attached photo of him and Florence outside their house. If you could point me towards where I might find the Census information I would be grateful. Perhaps someone in Gib can identify the property? My father had a sister who died in infancy, name unknown, who may have been born in Gibraltar and may also have died there - between 1902 & 1904 Chris Beckett, Leicestershire UK

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Date February 17th 2009
Name: Bruce J. Wight
E-Mail: Bruce@wellington07.plus.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: NZ
Comments: My grandfather Frederick A. Cotton (Corporal in the Army Pay Corps) married Ellen Smeeth on 21st Sept. 1904 at the Wesleyan Church, Gibraltar. I do not know any living relatives who can assist me to find out more about Ellen and her father William Smeeth. He is listed on the marriage certificate as being an Army Pensioner, living at Cemetery Cottage, North Front, Gibraltar. A number of books about India have been passed down to me and this might suggest that at some point he served there with the Army. There is a possible connection in the 1881 Census where I found a Louisa Smeeth, listed as being a soldiers wife, who was born in Gibraltar and had a 9 month old son, William. They were staying with in laws at Charmouth in Dorset. After that they have vanished! Any help would be much appreciated. Best wishes, Bruce

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Date February 10th 2009
Name: Sylvia Baker .[ RAND]
E-Mail: Sylvybakes@tiscali.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hi, My name is Sylvia Baker, {RAND}, I live in England. I am looking for any information on my Grandfather SGT, GEORGE THORNTON GUESFORD RAND. R.A.S.C. He was a Sergeant in the R.A.S.C. and was commended by the Governor for his bravery on the occasion of the wreck of the S.S. UTOPIA on St. Patrick’s day 1981. I believe the 17th of March. The ship was in a collision with HMS ANSON in the bay of Gibraltar and sank. I would appreciate any info on the sinking of the S.S. UTOPIA and my grandfather SGT. GEORGE THORNTON GUESFORD RAND. A.S.C .He was married to ELIZA CHARLOTTE RAND and had a daughter ISABELLA MAUDE RAND. Thank you very much. Best wishes. Sylvia Baker .[ RAND]


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Date February 10th 2009
Name: Cathrine Apelseth-Aanensen
E-Mail: cathrine@eblix.com
Homepage URL: www.eblix.net/legacy/index.php
Location: Norway
Comments: My internet address for my genealogy page is: http://www.eblix.net/legacy/index.php Just under the headlines it says “Michaels aner” (pedigree), just klick it and there there is the Forbes and Ullger from Gibraltar. Cathrine Apelseth-Aanensen ************************ Marcus Thranes veg 6 1523 Moss Mobil: 92823288 Hjem: 69241183

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Date February 10th 2009
Name: Vivian Simmonds
E-Mail: vivian_simmonds@hotmail.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hi Lionel Looking for the birth of William Boak born c1820, parents Robert Boak and Mary Ann (nee Baxter). Robert was a soldier in the Royal Artillery stationed in Gibraltar. Could you also advise please whether Royal Artillery records for Gibraltar at this time are available. Many thanks. Vivian

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Date February 6th 2009
Name: Debra Maroske
E-Mail: Debra.maroske@gmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Cairns Qld Australia
Comments: I have come to a dead end in my search for information on the birth of Eliza TAYLOR born in Gibraltar in 1838 to parents Julia MUNDY and Joseph TAYLOR. She married George Henry DALLAS in Australia in 1852. Would appreciate any assistance given.

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Date February 2nd 2009
Name: Philip Turner
E-Mail: philjondecor@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: hello lionel just found your great site trying to trace my ggg grandfather edward dalton born abt 1801 gibraltar he settled in leeds yorkshire i have him on all the census but cant find his parents. on the census he puts born gibraltar british subject i would be very grateful for any information .and if i went to gibraltar could anyone tell me were to go for any info thanks for your help best regards phil

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Date January 29th 2009
Name: Mandy Ramsay
E-Mail: mandyramsay@sky.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hello fellow Gibraltarians. My name is Manuela Ferrer as at Birth. I now reside in Yorkshire . I would appreciate some help with my family tree that I am producing. Our Father’s name was Ferrer and his mother Vinent. Our mother’s name was Martinez and her mother’s Borge. If you would have any further information as to Birth, Marriages and Death of any of my relation would you please let me know I would be forever grateful Regards Mandy Ramsay( Nee Manuela Ferrer).

Additional Information: I am lookinf for some help with any Gibraltarians who might be able to add more information to my family tree. My Father was Alfred Ferrer and his mother’s name was Anna Vinent. My mother’s father’s name was Juan Martinez and my grandmother’s name was Manuela Borge. I hope I might be able to hear from anyone who might have further information as to the missing details from my Grandparents and Great Grandparents, Etc, Thanks Mandy

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Date January 20th 2009
Name: Paul Featherstone
E-Mail: pfeatherstone@blueyonder.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: Sutton Surrey England
Comments: Searching for a anything on Harriet A Featherstone born about 1869 in Gibraltar I do have her in the 1881 census 1881 census RG11/361/105/37 11 Peerless Building, St Luke, Middlesex John Featherstone head M 47 pensioner Newcastle on Tyne Margaret Featherstone wife M 40 Middlesex, St Luke Edward Featherstone son 14 post office messenger Ireland Harriet A. Featherstone dau 12 scholar Gibraltar Frances Featherstone dau 4 Middlesex, Clerkenwell

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Date January 27th 2009
Name: Isabelle MERLET
E-Mail: Isa.merlet@orange.fr
Homepage URL: www
Location: France
Comments: Hello Lionel, I just found your site…I am from France, fluent in “Javanese English” but not “English” (!) So , please accept my apologies for this “Javanese email”….I am researching Anna Maria REPETTO, one of my ancestor. She was born at Gibraltar on September, 19th, 1817. She immigrated to Algeria and probably got married there (her husband was born in Italy). I don’t have the marriage record but I have the death one (1890 – Oran - Algeria) where the date and the place she was born are clearly indicated. Those informations are also on diverse marriages records of her children. I don’t know anything about her parents. If I am used of French searches I am not at all with UK ones. Where should I look? Who should I write to? Any info on the web? …. Thanks in advance for your advise ! Best regards Isabelle MERLET

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Date January 20th 2009
Name: Ian Sherer
E-Mail: isherer@waitrose.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hi Lionel, I am visiting Gibraltar next month and wondered who to contact to find out what research is available to find information about my great grandfather who was born in Gib in about 1846. He was born there to a Scottish father and English mother and lived there until about 1860 before he travelled the world and ended up where I now live, in England around 1871.Censuses would be useful, but do they exist between about 1830 and 1860? Thanks in advance, Ian Sherer

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Date January 18th 2009
Name: Martine JANSSEN
E-Mail: mailto:janssen.martine@orange.fr
Homepage URL: SPRAGUE GIBRALTAR CONNECTION
Homepage Planete Genealogie france Tinou

Location: France
Comments: Dear Lionel, My husband is a Gibraltar’s Sprague descendant. I researching any records about those are borned, married or deacesed in Gibraltar. (See list joined). Excuse my english and thanks for your help. Best Regards. Martine JANSSEN
La Rousselière 45160-Ardon FRANCE

+33 02 38 45 83 89

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Date January 17th 2009
Name: Gwen Johns
E-Mail: user@johns1305.freeserve.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: Wales,UK
Comments: Lt Col Edmund Lascelles died in Gibralter in 1850 and apparently is buried at Sandpits.I know a fair bit about his career,both marriages and children but have been unable to trace his birth circa 1775. He only appear in the 41 census which gives no deatils.I was hoping the there might be records in Gibralter with any useful info about him. Regards,Gwen Johns.

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Date January 16th 2009
Name: Lesley Howting
E-Mail: lesley.howting@tiscali.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hi Lional,Can enyone help I dont know where to start! I've just found out my Gr Gr Gr Grandad was born in Gibralter his name was Robert Maloney born abt. 1862/1866 and thats all I have. He was living in london with his family on the 1891 and 1901 cencus. any ideas what to do next?

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Date January 4th 2009
Name: Oliver Moore
E-Mail: moorepe16@aol.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Chatteris Cambs UK
Comments: Hello, Looking for guidance in tracing a possible military marriage circa 1868 between John McKay b.1840 Glasgow ; Sergeant 5th Royal Lancashire Militia, Chelsea Pensioner to an Annie Bossio b.1849 Gibraltar. They had a daughter Margaret b.1869 Gibraltar.Annie Bossio, was my Great Great Grandmother. She had seven sisters all of whom married British Soldiers. Mr Bossio, the father, was believed to have been a Harbour Master on Gibraltar.Are there any records that can be researched online as I have not found any available or can you recommend a researcher in situ who can help. Thanks in anticipation Oliver Moore b.1961

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Date January 2nd 2009
Name: robert hanrahan
E-Mail: hanrahanrobbie@yahoo.ie
Homepage URL: www
Location: Rep. Ireland
Comments: hi im trying to get info on a lady anne galeia from gibraltar born 1844 ish she married my great great grandfater john brock born devon 1837 ish he was in the british forces poss royal artillery . she was catholic .they ended up in limerivk ireland in the city militia artillery . and retired to dublin city . he retired as captain - quartermaster .. if you can help many thanks

January 9th 2009... hi, my great great grandfater john brock 1838 married anne gelicia 1844 from gibralter he was in the royal artillery and ended up in limerick ireland having 3 sons . i dont even know did john and anne get married in gibralter england or ireland . ive searched gelicia surname and dont get any results . id appreciate any help or even a shove in the right direction . robert hanrahan rep of ireland

February 3rd 2009...hi again . john brock sergeant royal artillery in gibraltar 1 april 1860 - 9 june 1867 . thanks

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Date January 2nd 2009
Name: Gary Wallace-Potter
E-Mail: gary@wallacepotter.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: I am looking for a local researcher that can do some searching on the 1901 Census of Gibraltar. Can you recommend anyone!! Many Thanks Gary Wallace-Potter St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK Home Tel: +44 (0) 1923 – 400906

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Date December 29th 2008
Name: Sister Briana +
E-Mail: brianaocd@sbcglobal.net
Homepage URL: www
Location: California, USA
Comments: Dear Lionel, Can you please help me find the record of my great grandmother's birth in Gibraltar? Her name: Virginia Medina Mayer, born 1837, Gibraltar. Her father: William Augustus Mayer, born 1813, London Her mother: Cecilia Wilhemina Medina, born 1817, London I am a nun. I have no money to spend on genealogy research. If you can find her records and email me the confirmation and any other pertinent information, I would be very grateful. Looking forward to hearing from you, Sister Briana +

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Date December 22nd 2008
Name: MaryEd
E-Mail: maryedh@gmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Australia
Comments: Hi, searching for details of Richard Duke born 1889 and Barter Duke born 1888 in Gibraltar. Their father was with the 9th foot. Found them on the GRO Regimental Indices 1762-1924 list vol 860 pg 75 but no details of parents names. Thanks for your help, MaryEd,

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Date December 19th 2008
Name: Gary Wallace-Potter
E-Mail: hds@wallacepotter.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: I am researching Divers that worked on the construction of the Naval Dockyard Extension (1899-1906). I have several names that I am interested in any information relating to: William Robert (Bellenie) Walker, Alfred G. Lickblade or Leekblade, and John Edward Pearce, all were Divers from the UK. I am particular interested in anything to do with William Robert (Bellenie) Walker, he resided at No. 1 Casola Buildings, Naval Hospital Road from 1899-1902. His son Edward was born whilst in Gibraltar (15th Nov 1900), and his wife, Hannah Ellen Bellenie, died (15th Feb 1902) of Remittent Fever. William Walkers sister-in-law, Alice Ellen Cashman, was sent from the UK to Gib to care for the children, but there is a story from the family that several of the children (5 in total), contracted Typhoid Fever or Cholera on their return to the UK, but survived after being nursed by Alice. Walker himself returned to the UK in 1902, his work as Diving Foreman completed. All three of these gentlemen were also Freemason’s, belonging to the following Lodges whilst in Gib: Lodge St Thomas No. 576, Inhabitants Lodge No. 153, St Thomas Royal Arch Chapter No.168, Mark Master Masons No. 43, Grand Lodge of Mark Master Mason – Cockburn Lodge & Robert Freke Gould Lodge No. 2874 Any information would be most appreciated. Historical Diving Society

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Date December 3rd 2008
Name: Sandy Hopper
E-Mail: joseph@oseph.freeserve.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: East Looe, Cornwall UK
Comments: Hi, I am researching my great great grandmother. She was born c 1824 Gibraltar, a British Citizen and her name was Mary Ann Matthews. She was back living in Devonport by 1851. Can anyone help?

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Date November 30th 2008
Name: Gina Hilton
E-Mail: Georgina2564@aol.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Dulwich, London, UK
Comments: Hello Lionel, I've just found this great site, and I'm hoping you will be able to help/advise me. I'm looking to find details of my Gt.Gt.Gt. Grandfather William Errington, b.1800 Gibralter, which he put on all the Census'. His daughter Jane Errington b.1829 married Edward Thomas Sully, b.1825, and although they lived in London, all their children were baptised in Colchester, Essex. I think there must be a link to the Military, as Colchester was/is a Garrison Town, but I know nothing more than this. Can you help me please, or point me in the direction of where I might find out anything else? Regards, Gina Hilton.

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Date November 26th 2008
Name: Pat Lotsey
E-Mail: PLotsey@raydon.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: USA
Comments: I am looking for family that may or may not be in Gibraltar. My grandmother was Lourdes Lillian Prescott, her father was William Prescott and her mother was Victoria Martinez. My great grandmother Victoria died around 1922, I do not know that much about my great grandfather, William. Any correspondence with a distant relative would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

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Date November 18th 2008
Name: Tina Owens
E-Mail: tinaowens@iprimus.com.au
Homepage URL: www
Location: Melbourne Australia
Comments: Dear Lionel My great Uncle Edward Hollands was I am told the chief of Police in Gibraltar. I have contacted the police there but received no reply. He was my grandmothers brother and was born in Kent in about 1907 his Spanish wife was called Mercedes. Can you help at all? I would love to know more about his life in Gibraltar. Best Wishes from Tina Owens

11/24/08...Follow-up. Have found that Edward was born in 1915 and his full name was Edward Oliver Thomas Hollands. He was my Grandmothers favourite brother and according to his mothers grand daughter the only child she asked to see again when she was dying in the UK. Probably because she saw him very little after he left England. Hope this helps. Many Thanks Tina Owens

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Date November 18th 2008
Name: Martin Gray
E-Mail: martingray_1@hotmail.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: Ormskirk, Lancashire, England
Comments: Hello Lionel. My grt.grt.grandfather John Gray b.Ramsbottom, Lancashire c1828 joined the British Army around 1850 and was posted to Gibraltar. He married a Spanish girl, Maria Conception Macari, on the 17th.Jan.1853 in the Kings Chapel, Gibraltar. I have their marriage record from there. They had 3 children all born in Gibrsltar. John in 1854, Elizabeth in 1855 and Mary in 1857. These date obtained from the 1861 English census records. However I cannot find thier birth records. The Kings Capel, now the Garrison Chapel, Gibraltar have no record of them and I have contacted the British overseas record office and the Gibraltan record Office at Joshua Hassan House, Gibratar and niether of them has any record of them. As thier mother was Spanish and probably a Roman Catholic I have emailed the RC Cathedrel Church of St.Mary the Crowned but they have not responded to my enquiry. I am at a loss as to what to do next. Any suggestions would be welcome. Also I have found Maria Conception Macari's Christening in the LDS's. IGI records. She was Christened in the RC Cathedrel Church of St.Mary the Crowned on the 26th.Nov.1834 and her parents are given as Vicenti Macari and Teresa Arellano. I would love to do more research on them. Any suggestions where to start would also be welcome. Regards Martin Gray

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Date November 18th 2008
Name: Peter Carter
E-Mail: marion.carter@btinternet.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hello Lionel. I am currently researching my Family tree, and I have found that my Great Great Great Grandmother was born in Gibraltar in 1823. Her name was Sarah Wilson, and apparently her Father was a Soldier stationed in Gibraltar at that time. This is very interesting, because I was a Soldier stationed in Gibraltar 156 years later! The information that I would love to find out is, are there any lists of Births to British service Families serving in Gibraltar? And secondly, what Regiments were in Gibraltar at that time? I hope that someone can help me. Many thanks. Peter Carter.

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Date November 18th 2008
Name: Kathleen (Kitty)
E-Mail: Kathleen78uk@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Posted June 29th

Dear Sir/Madam: I am trying to locate my materal Grandfather called Thomas Francis Davidson, I know he's born in Gibraltor in 1856 son of Alexander and Elizabeth Davidson, His father was a Corporal in the 7th Battery of the 5th Brigade in the Royal Artillery. They Alexander and Elizabeth had a son John baptized July 6th 1861 at the Wesleyan Chapet in the City Garrison and Territory of Gibraltar.I have tried all the churches in Gibraltar for his baptizmal to no avail. Thomas Francis is next found in the 1891 census as living at 16 Wightman St. West Ham London, with his wife Eliza Elizabeth and their 3 children. Have tried Somerset House for marriage and death certificate but nothing found, It's just as though Thomas has disappeared off the face of the earth. If anyone can help me locate any information re Thomas and Family would be much appreciated. Kathleen (Kitty)


Dear Sir/Madam: I'm wondering if anyone can help me, I trying to locate Thomas Francis Davidson who was born in Gibraltar 1856 son of Alexander and Elizabeth Frances Davidson, his father was a Corporal in 7th Battery of 5th Brigade of the Royal Artillery. Alexander and Elizabeth had a son John baptized July 6th 1861 at the Wesleyan Chapel in the City Garrison and Territory of Gibraltar, have tried all the Churches ib Gibraltar to find Thomas francis baptizmal but to no avail. Thomas is next found in the 1891 census living at 16 Wightman St West Ham, London, England with his wife ????? and 3 children, have tried Somerset House etc. to find marriage and death certificates there again to no avail. If anyone can help me would be very much appreciated. I can be contacted on my e-mail address as follows kathleen78uk@yahoo.co.uk I live in the UK Thank You Kathleen (Kitty)

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Date November 16th 2008
Name: Ann Little
E-Mail: annz1@hotmail.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Dear Lionel I have just found your interesting site and I am hoping through it I can get in touch with people who are either connected to the name of Pisarello or researching to Pisarello family history. My grandmother was Isabella Pisarello or Pisharello ( there are a few more ways to spell the name....) she was born in 1879 to a Alberto and Maria Dolores Massa.( from San Rogue) Albertos father was Francisco and he married a Francisca Stagno. I know the Pisarellos were originally from Genoa,Italy. Thank you. Ann Little U.K

Dear Lionel I have only just found your very interesting website and I am hoping through it I can be in contact with anyone who is either connected or is researching the name of Pisarello or the many other ways it is spelt( which are many) My grandmother was Isabella Pisarello or Pisharello born in 1879 to a Alberto and a Maria Dolores Massa (she was born in San Rogue) Albertos father was Francisco and was married to Francisca Stagno. I Know the Pisarellos orginally came fron Genoa Italy late 1700s. I would so love to hear from anyone with any information at all. I live in the U.K Yours Sincerely Ann Little

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Date November 13th 2008
Name: Lynne Ellerby
E-Mail: lynne_ellerby@lpe51.fsnet.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: I'm currently researching my grandfather Robert Hanson. In 1902 while serving in the Royal Navy he married in Gibraltar Cathedral. His address was Armstrong's Buildings. Can anyone tell me anything about this residence or have a photo? Does anyone have any information about a naval bas in Gib. at that time? Also, does anyone know how a young woman might have travelled to Gibraltar from England then (from North East England). Any ideas on these topics gratefully received. Lynne Ellerby Ben More House 51 Church Street Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1EE

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Date November 8th 2008
Name: Rosemary
E-Mail: m-r.tearle@xtra.co.nz
Homepage URL: www
Location: NZ
Comments: I am looking for the transcript of a burial in the Trafalgar Cemetery. CULLODEN, Charles, Lieutenant in 2nd Queens Regiment. One source gives the date as 28 Oct 1802, age 24 years. Another source says 28 Oct 1804, no age given. The Army Lists say his promotion to Lieutenant was on 12 August 1803, so I presume the second date is correct. There is no CULLODEN in the Gibraltar cemetery lists on this site. I would appreciate knowing his age at time of death. Can anyone help or point me in the right direction? I have looked at the UK National Archives and the Surrey History Centre (UK). I think Charles may have been born in Ireland, possibly Dublin or Wicklow counties. Many thanks. Rosemary. New Zealand m-r.tearle@xtra.co.nz

 




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