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NOV 6TH 2008 BACK TO NOV 12TH 2006

Date  November 6th 2008
Name:  Luis King
E-Mail:  lking@acreuro24.net
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Spain
Comments:  Hi, My Name is Louis King. I am looking for family members from both parents, in Gib and else where in the world. I was born in Gibraltar in 1954 but my parents moved to London when I was still a baby, then about twenty years ago I moved to Spain. my father was also Louis King and my mother Claudi. My grand parents on my mothers side were mixed Spanish Gibraltar, my grand father Juan Bula ex diver was from Gib, and my grandmother Catherina ( Nini ) was born in la Linea. As my own years are getting on now, it would be great to hear from those people who I have missed all these years. Kind regards Louis ACR EuroAssistance España S.L. Louis King Managing Director Tel: +34 966 426 213 Fax:+34 966 426 210 lking@acreuro24.net

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Date  October 26th 2008
Name:  Christopher Gordon
E-Mail:  c.l.j.gordon@gmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  Dear Lionel, It has recently been brought to my attention that I have a half sister through my late father's first marriage. I would dearly love to contact her, but unfortunately the only details I have are that: she may have lived on Gibraltar, her date of birth is 2nd August 1946, her full name is DEBORAH JACQUELINE GORDON. I have checked the online telephone directory, but she is not listed, so I can only assume that she has 1. Married, and is now listed under a different name, 2. She has moved away from Gibraltar, 3. She is ex-directory. Thank you all in advance for any help that you or anyone else can give me. Regards Christopher Gordon London, UK

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Date  October 8th 2008
Name:  Lynda Brattan
E-Mail:  gbrattan@rogers.com
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  Hi, I’m looking for any information on my GG Grandfather Thomas Crowe or Crow, he was a solder stationed in Gibraltar from 1870 to 1876. My G Grandmother Nelly Crowe or Crow was born there in 1872 and her siblings Frederick, Francis and William were born there as well. Could someone tell me what British regiments were in Gibraltar between 1870 and 1876? Thanks, Lynda

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Date  October 7th 2008
Name:  Patricia Ann Taggett
E-Mail:  taggett@sympatico.ca
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Canada
Comments:  The following two paragraphs provide the details the baptisms of William and John, sons of Wm TAGGETT (TAGGATT) (TAGGAT) and his wife JOHANNA or JOANNA. The information located by Elizabeth Howard in May 2008 while she was on Gibraltar, shows that William Taggett Sr., was of the 11th Regiment. Since receiving that information a record at the National Archives showing William TAGGART of Galway, Ireland served with the 11th Foot Regiment, Cambrian Fencibles. At the time Elizabeth Howard visited Gibraltar I had no idea that John Taggat, brother of William, was also born on Gibraltar. I have since found a document which proves that he was. IF ANYONE is able to help me DISCOVER the maiden name of JOHANNA (JOANNA) I would be overjoyed. Many thanks... please see research details below.... King's Chapel, Gibraltar Wm Taggett son of Wm and Johanna Taggett of the 11th Regt was bapt in Kings Chapel on 1st Feb 1790 . Researched by Elizabeth Howard while on Gibraltar. Online Parish Clerk - Stoke Damerel http://ca.geocities.com/stokedamerelopc@rogers.com/ William TAGGAT, son of William and Joanna, born 5 Sep 1789, was christened on 26 Dec 1804 at Stoke Damerel, Devon, England. Fiche Number MF305 Page 30 Office of the Parish Clerk - Stoke Damerel http://stokedamerelopc.org John TAGGAT, son of William and Joanna, born 9 May 1794, was baptised 26 Dec 1804 at Stoke Damerel, Devon, England. Fiche number: MF305, Page 30 Source: Hugh Wallis, OPC - Stoke Damerel Online Parish Clerk - Stoke Damerel http://ca.geocities.com/stokedamerelopc@rogers.com/ Joanna TAGGETT, age 66, resident of the Work House, was buried on 15 Sep 1823.Burial Book 1823 - 1825 Published by the Devon Family History Society http://www.devonfhs.org.uk/ The National Archives, Kew http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ Item details WO 121/57/431 WILLIAM TAGGART KILTARTAN, Galway Served in 11th Foot Regiment; Cambrian Fencibles Discharged aged 54 after 34 years 2 months of service 1802 June 17, 21 Item details WO 121/57/431 Born 1748

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Date  July 30th 2008
Name:  Peter Nobbs
E-Mail:  peternobbs@tesco.net
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  Dear Sir or Madam I am trying to get hold of the 1881 Gibraltar census record containing my Great Grandfather Charles Isaac Foster born 1845 Hyson Green, Nottingham, England. He was a Prison Warder in the Military Prison on Gibraltar Between 1865 and 1885 approx.. I hope that you can help with this matter, Thank you. Yours Sincerly Peter Nobbs

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Date  July 24th 2008
Name:  Karin Serfontein
E-Mail:  kss@mweb.co.za
Homepage URL: www
Location:  South Africa
Comments:  Hi Lionel, I am from South Africa and had just discovered through a DNA match that my grandfather have been born in Gibraltar. My grandfather was Fred/erick Ernest Smith born ca 1886 in Gibraltar and I have found him on the 1901 census return in Scotland in an Orphanage. While I am not familiar with Gibraltar and have no knowledge where to start please can you help. I have mailed a few letters to different places in Gibraltar without any reply. Thank you in advance for your guidance, Enjoy a lovely day, Regards, Karin Serfontein nee Smith.

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Date  July 19th 2008
Name:  Maureen Bates
E-Mail:  maureenbates@ukf.net
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  I am researching my family. My grandmother NELLIE ELIZABETH WESTON nee DREW moved to Gibraltar with her family about 1915 until the start of the World War11. Shw may have been accompanied by her husband Albert Edward Weston but this is not clear. I have no information of what she did, where she lived during this time. Any help or info regarding records etc I might follow up would be gratefully received. Thanks

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Date  July 10th 2008
Name:  Penny
E-Mail:  pennyperry@bellsouth.net
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Florida, USA
Comments:  I am searching for any information on a marriage that may have taken place in Gibraltar - 1880-1884 between a James Watson and Ellen? I think he was in the British Army stationed there and she may have been a Canadian born army daughter. They had a son Harry born in Gibraltar abt 1884. The regiment must have left Gibraltar for Mhow, West Bengal, India after 1886/7 as two other children were born there. Any information would be most appreciated and if the name of his regiment and or service number is included that would be wonderful. Thanks so much. Penny

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Date  June 29th 2008
Name:  Mike
E-Mail:  mike.bridgestock@homecall.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location:  UK
Comments:  Hello Lionel, I am searching for information about my great Grandmother, Rosalia Payne nee Tavares born Gibraltar born 31st May 1872, married Henry Payne 10th April 1896 in Gibraltar. He was a private in the army service corps aged 27, stationed at Town Range Barracks? She was a spinster aged 22 from Castle Street, Gibraltar. Her father was Adolfo Tavares, a sailor. I have both her birth and marriage certificates. As you can see, she has lost 2 years from her age at the time of her marriage. Her mother was Victoria Olivares Tavares and at the time of Rosalia's birth, they lived on Governors Street. I have noticed that on her birth certificate, which is a copy dated 1st march 1930, the year 1872 has been altered in all 4 places that it appears.I cannot make out what it has been altered from or Why? Rosalia had a sister, Carolina who married Albert Tacon, their son, Willie, was serving as a Gibraltar policeman at the start of the 2nd world war. I have some photographs of the family from about that time. They returned to the UK in about 1900 and had 3 or possibly 4 children. Henry left the army in 1907 and the family lived in Pulham Market, Norfolk. Any help in tracing any of the family names in Gibraltar will be gratefully received. TIA. The first site I've come across that seems to fit the bill nicely. Great job.

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Date  June 27th 2008
Name:  Natasha Batsford
E-Mail:  natasha.batsford@comet.co.uk
Homepage URL: http://familytrees.genopro.com/Tasha%20Garcia/GARCIA/default.htm
Location:  UK
Comments:  Hiya, Please find my family tree here. Thanks Tash

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Date  June 23th 2008
Name:  Bruce Holmes
E-Mail:  bruceinespana@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location:  Spain
Comments:  I am seeking any information for a friend (Mrs. Betty Robinson nee Musson) about her mother Teresa Musson nee Baglietto who was born in Gibraltar 25/05/1913.Teresa married possible in the early 1930s to a Mr. Frank Griffin Musson born London (Kingstone) and possible serving in the Royal Navy at the time. Franks D.O.B. being 18/02/1902.Any information no matter what would be appreciated. Regards Bruce

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Date  June 18th 2008
Name:  Judy Charles
E-Mail:  j.jaycee@xtra.co.nz
Homepage URL:
Location:  NZ
Comments:  I am looking for a birth notice for Thomas William BROWN born c1832 in Gibraltar. His father was possibly with a Scottish regiment. Can anyone help?

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Date  June 18th 2008
Name:  Chris
E-Mail:  moreta@internode.on.net
Homepage URL:
Location:  Australia
Comments:  Hello, I'm not sure if this message board is read by anyone, but just in case, I am researching the GREEN family, John and Julia, with children Mary Ann b 1866 and Albert b 1867 both born in Gibraltar. John was a Private with the 15th Regiment. Albert stayed in Gibraltar and married an Eliza HAYWARD, having a son Henry. Any information appreciated as to how to track this family!Thanks.

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Date  June 10th 2008
Name:  Chloé
E-Mail:  chloe.hyatt@guardian.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location:  UK
Comments:  Hiya, My name is Chloe Antonia Penalver, my grandfather was Jose Luis Penalver and his mother Claudina Macedo - I am interested in contacting relatives, particularly Gina and Maricella Macedo - my 1/2 Aunts, both of whom are from Gibraltar. Thank you, Chloé

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Date  June 9th 2008
Name:  Diana Traill
E-Mail:  dmtraill@westnet.com.au
Homepage URL:
Location:  Australia
Comments:  My location Australia According to UK records my great grandfather George Wellington Elsey was born in Gibraltar about 1830. Later he returned to Dorset. I would very much like to locate his birth records and thus his parents details. Can anyone help me with this enquiry?

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Date  June 2nd 2008
Name:  Elías Nowell
E-Mail:  elias.nowel@juntadeandalucia.es
Homepage URL:
Location:  Spain
Comments:  Good day: I am called Elías Nowell, am a descendant of Eduardo Nowell. He was born in Gibraltar in the year 1.835 - 1.836. Apparently he emigrated at the age of 18 years, on the year 1.854. I want to know the history of my forbears, information such as, father, mother, grandparents, brothers? Eternally grateful. Elías Nowell.

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Date  May 21st 2008
Name:  ?
E-Mail:  wynyard.w@virgin.net
Homepage URL:
Location:  ?
Comments:  In case anybody is looking: Andrew Gother (sic), Gentleman; Ensign in His Majesty’s 5th Regiment of Foot married, 24th February 1801 at Gibtaltar Miss Sarah Nutt, inhabitant (of Gibraltar)

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Date  May 3rd 2008
Name:  Margaret Berkeley
E-Mail:  mlb@southnet.co.nz
Homepage URL:
Location:  New Zealand
Comments:  Does anyone have any knowledge of the Rowswell Family who lived in Gibraltar and had several children there in the 1840's? Margaret

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Date  May 3rd 2008
Name:  Julie A Gines
E-Mail:  julie@gines.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location:  UK
Comments:  My mother was Norah Evelyn Shergold, and her parents were William John Shergold, and Agnes Michaela Baker. William was with the Royal Marines and was stationed to Gibraltar shortly after 1907 where he served out his service before becoming a member of the port police in 1920. He died of cancer in 1938 following the death of his son Michael in 1937 of meningitis. What I would like to trace is the family of Agnes Baker. I know that her parents moved to Gibraltar some time between 1896 and 1914, she and William were married in 1918. Her father was Richard Joseph Baker and her mother was Emily Elizabeth Baker (formerly Bussell). They had 3 other children to my knowledge prior to 1891, Richard J, Alfred and Emily, who I believe all went with them and Richard & Alfred were still in Gibraltar in 1938, when my mother left following her fathers death. There are others with the Baker surname at that time who appear to be related to my mother, namely, Acacia Baker, Carlota Baker and Lourdes Baker. But the direct relationship is unknown. I would love to find out more about this arm of my family…….what made Richard take his family to Gibraltar, when did he and Emily die? What happened to his other children and grandchildren? If anyone can help me please contact me on julie@gines.co.uk Thank you

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Date  May 3rd 2008
Name:  Suzanne
E-Mail:  granft@optonline.net
Homepage URL:
Location:  New York, USA
Comments:  I am researching my past and would like to find out if there is any records that might lead me to further information as to who the parents were of Antonio Baglietto (born in about 1886), my great grandfather. He was married to Eulogia Grao,( born in about 1885). Eulogia’s mother was Luisa Grao, born in about 1860 ( According to her immigration records, she lived on Willis Road in Gibraltar). Luisa Grao had the following children that I know of: Kitty Grao, Juan Grao,( born bout 1893), Salvador Grao (born about 1880), & Eulogia Grao (Born about 1995). Antonio and Eulogia had the following children: Jose, Luisa, Victoria and Loretta (All born in Gibraltar) and later, Norman (born in the US). The family immigrated to the US. However, The information I’m looking for is mainly, Luisa Grao’s maiden name, parents names and places of births with ages, and the names of any other siblings. Antonio Baglietto’s parents name, place of birth and age as well as other sibling’s names. Of course any bits of information would be greatly appreciated. Suzanne Ranft Saint James, New York, USA.

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Date  May 2nd 2008
Name:  Gerry
E-Mail:  gerrymary64@btinternet.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  UK
Comments:  Trying to find any one who can give me info on my great great grandmother who was born in casares spain she was born about 1852 name of Ana Ramos 'did she have brothers and sisters' her parents were Peter Ramos and Elizabeth Mena, 'why was their names different?' She met and married my great great grandfather who served in the armed forces on Gilbraltar they married 6th march1876 in tge cathedral of saint mary the crowned Gilbraltar, His name was Thomas Bowery they came to England and set up home in gloucestershire, If Anna had sisters & or brothers perhaps their children are looking to find Anna's english family, I look forword to hearing from anyone my email is gerrymary64@btinternet.com or michaelsandford@btinternet.com Gerry [geraldine nee chaplin]

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Date  April 27th 2008
Name:  Caroline Moren
E-Mail:  carolinemoren@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location:  UK
Comments:  Dear Sir, I am trying to trace details of the birth of my grandfather born 27/10/1898 in Gibraltar. Born Jose (or Joseph) Moreno-Sanchez (or just Moreno). Believed to have been born in Gibraltar. Father was Francisco Moreno-Sanchez died before 1916. Jose came to London with his mother (details unknown) during 1916 they being unable to secure passage by boat to Spain. Jose (Joseph) naturalised British during 1928. Any guidance or further information much appreciated...Surnames: MORENO :MORENO-SANCHEZ :MOREN... With kind regards any many thanks. Caroline Moren

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Date  April 23rd 2008
Name:  Jo Johnson
E-Mail:  jjohnson16@sky.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  UK
Comments:  Hi, I am trying to trace my ancestor, John Campbell Stevenson Brodie who was a British Subject born in Gibraltar in 1842/43. I have no idea why he was born in Gibraltar or how long he lived there for other than the following: His father is listed as John Brodie, Enginner on John CS Brodies marriage certificate. I cant trace John CS Brodie on any English census until 1871, he married in Farnborough in 1865, not sure when he arrived back in England. His father was not listed as deceased. Family legend states that our Brodies were from Scotland but I have not found any evidence to back this up – so far. Any help would be greatly appreciated Regards, Jo

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Date  April 20th 2008
Name:  Maria Terisa Annand
E-Mail:  maria@whitehall2.plus.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  UK
Comments:  Hello, My name is maria terisa annand nee wood.I was born to an english father and gibraltarian mother.Her Name was Genoveva olivero,her parents were Louis Olivero and Hortencia Gomez. When I was younger I used to visit every year all my relatives in Gib...many names of relations are, Carruana,Cardonna,Pratt,Cassiaro annd pereira...to name a few.Now ofcourse as a youngster,one doesnt delve into family trees too much but since my mothers death some 11 years ago and my grandfather in the 1990's (my maternal grandmother died of cancer when i was about 8yrs)...I have lost links and would like to find out more about my roots as I have a strong sense of my gibraltarian roots . I am aware that many of my older relatives have since passed away eg my grandmothr had 4 sisters...fenny(francesca)...conchita pratt, ,olga (saunders),and antonia cardonna.......my grandfather had many brothers and sisters,some who i believe may have gone to argentina late 1890's or early 20th century....i know very little of this side of my family and i believe that the Bishop is related to my mother via the olivero side....In fact I have books which the Bishop wrote and signed to my mother from him,many years ago. Perhaps one of my grandfathers sisters married into the carruana family? Well,i would be so grateful for any information...please feel free to contact me anytime...uk 01795-410422 or email... many thanks,maria terisa annand

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Date  April 20th 2008
Name:  Julie Gines
E-Mail:  julie@gines.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location:  UK
Comments:  My name is Julie, and my mother’s name was Norah Evelyn Shergold, I am trying to find out about her mother’s family. Agnes Michaela Baker born 1893, married my grandfather William John Shergold in Gibraltar in 1918. My grandfather was a Royal marine, and in 1920 on finishing his Marine service he joined the Port Police where he was responsible for checking incoming vessels and visitors. He died in 1938 and his funeral was a very grand occasion with the coffin being carried on a gun carriage. The photos show that the streets were crowded and the shops closed, and the ships in harbour had flags at half mast. So he was much loved and well respected. My mother and her mother moved back to England to be with his family shortly after this. And my grandmother died before I myself was born. My mother also died 11 years ago. I have recently inherited some old photos which has led me to trying to trace my grandmothers family. I believe her father moved the family to Gibraltar sometime between 1897 and 1914. His name was Richard Joseph Baker c.1863 and his wife was Emily Elizabeth Baker ( nee Bussell) c.1868. When Agnes was born in Portsmouth his occupation was a Brass Moulder in the dockyard. I am unsure as to how many brothers or sisters Agnes had, but the 1891 census if correct, shows Richard J Baker c.1886, Alfred Baker c.1888 and Emily c.1890. My grandfather was shown as deceased at the time of my Grandparents marriage in 1918. Prior to my mother leaving Gibraltar in 1938, she got people to sign her autograph book and names that are there are. Alfred Baker, Richard J Baker, Lourdes Baker, Acacia Baker, Carlota Baker. In 1992 my mother was watching a program with Sir Harry Secombe recorded in Gibraltar. He was talking to the Mayor at that time who was a lady. And I gather my mother recognised her surname and wrote to her to ask if she knew someone my mother knew or was related to? The lady Mayor responded that she was an Aunt by marriage, and I gather that contact was made between them. Unfortunately none of this can be traced. I appreciate any assistance you could give me. Yours sincerely Julie Gines

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Date  April 14th 2008
Name:  Roger Bennoun
E-Mail:  rbennoun@yahoo.fr
Homepage URL:
Location:  France
Comments:  Dear Sir I am interested in genealogy and I am looking for information about JOSEPH SCHEMOOL born 1848 in Gibraltar the grand father of my mother Claire Schemool (british citizen). I am searching dates of birth, marriage, death, of following persons: -name of his wife (sister or brother eventually). -names of his father & mother. -names of his grand father & grand mother. -since which year did he and his parents lived in Gibraltar,eventually from which city/country did they come from and where did thy went. Anyway he left Gibraltar before December 1873 birth date of Jacob Schemool, born in Jaffa , my mother's father. I realize that's a difficult research and I thank you for any informations that you could give me. Gratefully yours Roger Bennoun Ch. Vermont 20 Lausanne/CH +41 21 601 95 38

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Date  April 11th 2008
Name:  Margaret Townsend
E-Mail:  metownsend@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  ?
Comments:  Hello. I am trying to find information about my paternal grandmother's father whom I believe was born in Gibralter. His name is George Somers & I think he was a military musician. He married a lady called Mary who came from Canada but I do not know her maiden name. He moved to Kent, England & I think lived in the Plumstead/Woolwich area but this also is not positive. I know he had one daughter called Emma who was my grandmother. Any information would be warmly welcomed. My name is Margaret Townsend & my email is metownsend@aol.com

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Date  April 5th 2008
Name:  Carrie Creswell
E-Mail:  carrie@scarletts.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location:  Colchester, UK
Comments:  Hi, I am researching CRESWELL AND CARVER families who lived in Gibraltar in some numbers from 1822 when Edmund Creswell and Susannah (need Drawbridge) arrived with their 7 children to set up home, while he established himself as Packet Agent and later Postmaster there. His son Edmund succeeded him as Postmaster General, and then Edmund's sister Margaret (Maggie). Would you know of any archives which would show photographs of them or their many children and grandchildren, or newspaper clippings? Edmund II was editor of the Gibraltar Chronicle for several years, I think. Our grandfather was one of Edmund I's sons: Thomas Creswell who married Martha Carver, and they traded in wines and other goods; and we are still in touch with some of the other descendants. Many of them were buried in the Sandpits Cemetary, but I think that this no longer exists? We area coming to Gibraltar at the end of April, so I am hoping we may be able to locate things to see or research while there. Can you help? Hoping for news Regards Carrie and Andrew Creswell.

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Date  April 2nd 2008
Name:  Dai Marcell
E-Mail:  Estherlines@gmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  Israel
Comments:  looking for a family name Dai or Day in Gibraltar. Related to a family in Tunisia. Dai Marcell Israel

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Date  April 2nd 2008
Name:  geraldine
E-Mail:  skipnorthwest@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  UK
Comments:  Hi I am looking for anyone who might beable to help me, I'm looking for any relation of my g grandmother who was born in spain a place called Casares not far from Gibraltar, She was Anna Ramos befor becoming Mrs Anna Bowery she married my g grandfather in the Cathedral of the Saint Mary the Crowned Gibraltar they married 6th march 1876 I believe she was born in 1852, Not long after they werre married my G Grandfathers time was up in the armed forces and so they came to England and set up home in Gloucestershire, Her mother was 'as far as i no' Elizabeth Mena and her Father was Peter Ramos, I have been trying to put an advert in a local spanish paper for anyone who is related to her, But then a family member gave me this email sight, She was to my knowledge my Great Grandmother I can follow my Great Grandfathers side but sadly not spanish side. I would love to find any decendence of her. Did she have sisters and brothers, is there any siblings from family members. I look forword to hearing from you in the hope you can help me, Kindest Reguards geraldine.

from Geraldine Sandford nee Chaplin. Looking for any spanish relations with the name Ramos, My g grandmother was Anna Ramos later to become Anna Bowery, Be for going to live on the rock she lived out side a place called casares. she married my g grandfather Thomas Bowery he was in the 28th regimentof foot[now th 1st batt glocester regiment. you can contact me at skipnorthwest@aol.com any info on her or any family she had and left behind when she came to england to live would be good, From Gerry


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Date  March 29th 2008
Name:  Mary
E-Mail:  maryonichols@aapt.net.au
Homepage URL:
Location:  Australia
Comments:  Can anyone out there help, looking for the family of Mariquita Orfila born in Gib 1920/1930, her parents were Alberto and Josepa Orfila, Mariquita married some one by the name of Best, he came from the West Indies, they went to Ontario Canada in the early 50's and had 2 children a boy Fabian,?? I think and a girl, thankyou Mary

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Date  March 28th 2008
Name:  Barb Murray
E-Mail:  bmurray@sympatico.ca
Homepage URL:
Location:  Canada
Comments:  I will be visiting Gibraltar soon and would like to look for the grave of my grandfather's brother who died as an infant in the early 1900's, some time between 1900 and 1910. The last name was McCabe but I do not know the first name. Is there a particular cemetery I could look for that would have any records. I do know that the family was Catholic on my great grandmother's side, and my great grandfather was a soldier stationed at Gibraltar.

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Date  March 27th 2008
Name:  ?
E-Mail:  stefinneebay@yahoo.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  GB
Comments:  James Henderson (Scotland) born late 1800's married to Mary Perez, born in Gibraltar. They were married in Gibraltar, and had their children there; then the children, most of them, moved to the United States. I have been trying to trace my family back on my father's father's side. Unfortunately, since my father never knew his father, the information I have is limited. I know James Henderson served on a military ship during World War I Three of the several children of James and Mary are: Anthony, Mercedes and Amanda (born in the 1920's). Anthony Henderson is my father's father. Any help of search suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated!

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Date  March 26th 2008
Name:  Barbara Gray
E-Mail:  barbanddoug@shaw.ca
Homepage URL:
Location:  Canada
Comments:  What a great site. My grandmother, Mary("Polly") Lane married my grandfather Robert"Wilfred" Marsh in Gibraltar approx. 1904. Their son William ("Willie") was born March 11 1905. They moved to Canada about 1909. Grandma never stopped talking of her beloved Gibraltar. Her mother was spanish, and married to Charles Lane. She had a sister Elizabeth(Lizzie), and 2 brothers, William and Charles(Freddy). Would love to know any information on the Spanish side of this family. I don't know gg's maiden name. Her married name was Mary Lane. Thanks again for a wonderful site. Barbara Gray. Mission, British Columbia, Canada. barbanddoug@shaw .ca.

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Date  March 22nd 2008
Name:  Margaret
E-Mail:  wyndhamm@westnet.com.au
Homepage URL:
Location:  Bunbury, Australia
Comments:  Looking for: Thomas Jones, a warden around 1876 - 1907 Daughter: Lily Louisa Jones born 1876 Son: Thomas Jones, Controller of the theatre and assembly halls? Many thanks, Margaret

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Date  March 21st 2008
Name:  Rod
E-Mail:  rod.blaker@gmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  ?
Comments:  LINDOP... Alfred Henry Lindop had three children – Alfred Henry, Alice Maud and Margaret Gertrude. In the 1891 Census all three are in Gibraltar as Visitors with the Stevens family, but there is no information as to Mother or father. Father is thought to be a Colonel in the UK army. Would anyone have any further leads on this ? Thanks Rod

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Date  March 21st 2008
Name:  Bob MacKintosh
E-Mail:  rwmac_61@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location:  Tayport, Scotland
Comments:  Hi all, I have family (Clunas) who were in Gibraltar (on route to India with the Army) in 1891. I presume there was a census of personnel in 1891. Am I correct? Is it available for searching? Thanks for your help.

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Date  March 17th 2008
Name:  Sarah
E-Mail:  colint-p@talktalk.net
Homepage URL:
Location:  UK
Comments:  Lionel, I am at my wits end trying to find information about the BREW family of Gibraltar. How do I find information about BMD and Census Returns without actually travelling to Gibraltar. Would you be able to help in anyway.

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Date  March 17th 2008
Name:  Andre Luis Amram Duque
E-Mail:  adukim@aim.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  Brazil
Comments:  Mr. Please, I am trying to find register about my family Levi Amram´s, Duque´s and Besalel Umbelina´s families. My great-grandmothers have registers in some knessetim of Gibraltar, she was born in Gibraltar and her fathers are of Portugal and Ima of Gibraltar also, below names : Miriam Levi Amram Umbelina. Marietta Amram Umbelina. Jacob Amram Umbelina. Eulodia Umbelina Duque. Jacob David Amram Duque. Manoel Duque. Branca Duque. Information on the above names needed. Kol tov and Thanks Andre Luis Amram Duque +55-61-8154-8177

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Date  March 10th 2008
Name:  Val Lewis
E-Mail:  ejlandval@tiscali.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location:  England
Comments:  I'm trying to find information relating to the family of my grandmother Dinorah Wakelin nee. Penalver. She was the daughter of Alejandro Penalver and Matilde Orciel Moreno but I have no dates or more family history than this. If you can help, please contact me.

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Date  March 8th 2008
Name:  Tina
E-Mail:  tina_mattocks@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  ?
Comments:  Hi, I am looking for the family of a Margaret Richardson who was born in Gibralter around 1833. In the UK 1871 census she is "married" to William Mallett a Backsmith with 3 children, Elizabeth, Emily and an infant. Tina

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Date  March 2nd 2008
Name:  Ishbel McDonald
E-Mail:  Ishbelargyll@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  Scotland
Comments:  Hi Lionel, I just found out today that my great grandparents were married on Gibralter in 1889. They were called Rosa Hermida and Robert MacDonald (although I think it should have been McDonald). Anyway they had a son William Ross McDonald and there was always a mystery about where he was born - and today I assume that it was Gibralter. They moved back to Scotland but unfortunately William's marriage split up and left 6 children going off in a variety of directions. Dad grew up in Quarrier Homes in Scotland with little knowledge of where he came from apart from knowing that his granny was maybe Spanish. So, I would like to confirm that William was born on Gibralter and wondered if any other members of the family. Help would be much appreciated. I tried to post this on the website but had some difficulties - sorry. Ishbel McDonald from Argyll in Scotland Thanks

REPLY:


Ishbel, I am sorry I did not make myself clear enough. The Mormon church are the LDS Records from Salt Lake City, USA, they provide their services world wide. "Disregard that part". What I did was check the Hermida name within the Gibraltar Catholic records that I have and did not find any information on that particular name. St Andrew's Church of Scotland, Gibraltar, has a CD with all their records for 40pounds that might have what you are looking for. I believe they ship world-wide. Check out the link below for details. http://www.scotskirkgibraltar.com/ Let me know how you do. Good luck, Lionel


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Date  March 1st 2008
Name:  {MISSING PERSON} Story From Gibraltar Chronicle
E-Mail: 
Homepage URL: The Doe Network: Case File 327DMUK
Homepage URL: Gibraltar Chronicle
Location:  Gibraltar
Comments:  Europa Road skeleton
SIMON PARKES LINK RULED OUT
By Brian Reyes
Detectives have ruled out any link between the Europa Road skeleton and missing sailor Simon Parkes, who vanished in Gibraltar in 1986.


Although from the outset investigating officers had thought it highly unlikely that that these were the remains of the young English sailor, they had kept all options open.
As a matter of courtesy, they had even contacted colleagues in the Hampshire Constabulary who worked closely with the Royal Gibraltar Police in the search for the sailor’s body.
But after painstaking work on the bones and close scrutiny of the Parkes case file, detectives are now certain that the Europa Road skeleton is someone else.
“We’ve been able to confirm this is not Simon Parkes,” an RGP spokesman said, adding that the conclusion was based on corroboration between physical and medical evidence.
Work at the scene of the find on a building site near Europa Road was coming to an end on Friday.
The area has been sealed off as a possible crime scene since workers found the bones while building garages behind private homes.
Forensics experts and archaeologists have carried meticulous work, scraping away layers of soil and dirt to uncover and document the bones.
Alongside the remains they have also found a number of buttons believed to be of military origin.
Although the excavation at the site will conclude shortly, the work will continue to try and date the bones and trace the person’s identity.
Although police are keeping an open mind, one theory gaining weight is that the skeleton has some link to the nearby Royal Naval Hospital.
But the investigation has also involved a trawl through files in search of unsolved cases involving missing persons.
A senior officer said there were at least four such cases, though three of those persons had been reported lost at sea.
The fourth case involves a young English soldier who went missing in strange circumstances in 1962.
Private Colin Luke vanished after telling close pals that he was going to swim from Little Bay to Eastern Beach. He was never seen again.
His case came to light after colleagues who served with him in Gibraltar contacted the Chronicle after reading reports of the Europa Road skeleton.
He said Private Luke’s disappearance had been a great loss to their regiment and that he and his fellow soldiers had long sought answers to the mystery.
However police in Gibraltar are handling the case with extreme caution and have not drawn any link to any missing person.
They say it is too early to draw any conclusions and are wary of raising anyone’s hopes.
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March 15th 2008: SIMON PARKES FOLLOW-UP

Europa Road skeleton
EXPERTS STUDY BUTTONS IN ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY REMAINS
By Brian Reyes
Detectives investigating the Europa Road skeleton have sent buttons found next to the bones to the UK for specialist analysis. Archaeologists helping police believe the buttons may be of military origin. If they are right, tracing the regiment could help narrow the scope of the investigation and provide investigators with vital clues as they try to piece together the dead person’s background. Officers are also trawling through files to locate unsolved missing persons cases and will conduct DNA tests if this is deemed appropriate at any stage in the investigation. However police have adopted a slow and meticulous approach to the investigation. They are wary at this stage of linking the skeleton to any individual case. So far investigators have ruled out any connection to missing sailor Simon Parkes, who disappeared in Gibraltar in 1986. They said physical evidence on the bones did not match medical information in police files on the case. One case which officers have not yet ruled out is that of an English soldier who vanished under strange circumstances in 1962. Private Colin Luke went missing after telling close pals that he was going to swim from Little Bay to Eastern Beach. He was never seen again.

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Date  Feb 15th 2008
Name:  Bill Cowell
E-Mail:  bcowell@shaw.ca
Homepage URL:
Location:  Vancouver, BC Canada
Comments:  Hello, I am attempting to research my family's background in Gibraltar. Any relevant web sites would be very much appreciated. Are any census results available online as they are from the UK? Thanks Bill Cowell Vancouver, BC Canada

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Date  Feb 14th 2008
Name:  GUILFORD J. PERRY
E-Mail:  rm1usnret73@msn.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  ?
Comments:  Mother's maiden name FREN - Came to US approximately 1915 with two brothers and mother. Brother's names were Angle (not angel) prounounced angle and Louis. That is all I have. Please ad any info your have. Thank you

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Date  Feb 11th 2008
Name:  Pat Chaplin
E-Mail:  patandrich@btinternet.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  UK
Comments:  I am trying to find out about my great, great, great grandfather George Moore who, according to the 1861 census was born in Gibraltar in about 1800. I am wondering if it is possible to get a birth certificate from then or how I could find out why he was born in Gibraltar, who his parents were and when he came to England. He was living in Westminster in 1861 and married to Maria (born in Westminster), with two children (Frederick and Harriet). I would be grateful for any help that anyone can give me. Thank you.

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Date  Feb 7th 2008
Name:  Beryl Griffiths
E-Mail:  beryl.griffiths@virgin.net
Homepage URL:
Location:  Manchester England
Comments:  Trying to trace the background and birth record of James Griffiths, He was born in Gibraltar abt 1810. He was in Manchester in 1841. I am trying to find out how the family came to be in Gibraltar

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Date  Feb 6th 2008
Name:  Lillian Warr
E-Mail:  haleslead@yahoo.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  UK
Comments:  Please can someone track-back the history of the Warr family in Gibraltar and the link with the Warr relation from England, UK? Many thanks. Lillian Warr.

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Date  Feb 6th 2008
Name:  Kim Neil
E-Mail:  csi.grissum@googlemail.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  UK
Comments:  Hi My name is Kim and I live in Bristol in the UK, I am trying to find any information on a Great grandparent of mine. His name is Thomas Davis and he was bn around 1823 in Gibralter, occupation down as Seaman. Now I don't have any other information on him, other than I do know that he married for a 2nd time in this country to a Amelia Bowles but it was for a very short time, they married in 1871 and he died in 1873. His two children I gather was from his first marriage, their names were Charlotte Mary Ann bn 1867 Bromley, London and Arthur Thomas William bn c1870 Bromley, London. Is there anyone that could throw some light as to who his parents or siblings were, as my head is just stuck firmly on to the brick wall and it won't budge. Thank you for your time and trouble Regards Kim

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Date  Feb 4th 2008
Name:  Peter Wilson
E-Mail:  peter.wilson@maxshow.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location:  UK
Comments:  Can I ask how I can obtain a birth certificate for a relative born on 1828 on Gibraltar, names Janet Tarr I am trying to trace information on her parents and as much info as I can All assistance appreciated

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Date  Feb 2nd 2008
Name:  Keith Goodman
E-Mail:  Keith.Goodman@commerce.nsw.gov.au
Homepage URL:
Location:  Sydney Australia
Comments:  Lionel, I was wondering if you can help me? I am trying to trace family who where born in Gibraltar. John Jacob De Young (a Spanish or Dutch merchant) and Nancy (Ann) Harris (born either Ireland or Portugal)Children: Sarah Jacobs De Young (b:1817) in Gibraltar, Spain. Died 1886 in Lambeth, Surrey, London, ENG. Phillip Jacobs De Young, (b:1822/1824) traveller in sponge trade in Gibraltar, Spain. Died Dec 1872 in Lambeth, Surrey, London, ENG. Eliza Jacobs De Young (b:1825) Gibraltar, Spain. Died 1906 in Lambeth, Surrey, London, ENG. Esther Jacobs De Young (b: 3 Feb 1828). Died Melbourne, Victoria 13 Sep 1857. Were to start looking? What am I looking for? Can your web page help? I am unfamiliar with records from Gibraltar. Thanks you, Keith Goodman AAIPM MACS Business Analyst

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Date  Jan 23th 2008
Name:  Margaret Townsend
E-Mail:  Metownsend@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  ?
Comments:  Hi, my name is Margaret Townsend & I am looking for information on my grandmother's father whom I believe was born in Gibraltar. All I know is that his name was George Somers & he was a musician, I believe in the Army but I have no proof of that. I think one of his brother's sons became the band leader Debroy Somers. He married a lady called Mary who was born in Canada. I'm afraid that is all I know. Can anyone help or point me in the right direction to find the information. Many thanks Margaret

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Date  Jan 19th 2008
Name:  Chipolina Sandrine
E-Mail:  sandrine.chipolina@aliceadsl.fr
Homepage URL:
Location:  France
Comments:  Hello, My name is Sandrine Chipolina. I'am 32 years old and I live in France in a small town called Salles sur l'Hers, between Carcassonne and Toulouse. I have decided to do the genealogy of my father's family. I know a few things about my family and I don't speak very well english but I will try to give you all the informations witch I know.... My father's name is Edouard Chipolina. He was born in Casablanca the 2nd april of 1954. He lived in Casablanca since 1966 then he left to live in France whith is family. My father's got 2 brothers : Antoine and Alexandre and 4 sisters : Incarnacion, Dolores, Térèse and Mathilde. They are the children of Alexandre Chipolina and Térèsa Delgado Requena, my grandfathers. My grandfather was born in Casablanca the 12th décembre of 1917, he was british. My grandmother was born in Larache in Novembre 1916, she is Spanish, she is a deaf and dumb woman. They married the 24th december of 1943 in Casablanca. My grandfather was mechanic (technician ?) on boat. If I remenber well he lived in the district of Casablanca name's "Bourgogne". He had a brother name's George and two sisters : Félicie and Dolly. They were the children of Romualde Plini Chipolina and Incarnacion Lozano. Romualde was his truth name but everyone called him Richard. He had taxis and diligences in Casablanca. He was a very rich person (according to the family legend!) but he had lost all his fortune playing money games. That's the only things I know about my family. If you know anything of my family, if a member of your family remember one of member of my family,could you write me to tell me what you know? Thank you to have take time to read me and I hope see you soon.

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Date  Jan 5th 2008
Name:  Val Barham
E-Mail:  M_BARHAM@sky.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  England
Comments:  Hello I posted a message a few years ago but my email address has changed so i thought that i would try again. I am trying to find the birth of my gg grandfather Edwin Hawke who was born in Gabraltar in 1818 posible his father was in the military. Any ideas were i can find any details greatfullt received.

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Date  Jan 5th 2008
Name:  Steve Holloway, S & J Holloway
E-Mail:  justemailus@bigpond.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  South Australia
Comments:  Hello we are searching for my GGG Grand Father Richard Holloway, he was born in Gibraltar in 1810, moved to England and married Harriet Grist, they lived in Bristol , and their children were, Ellen born 1838, Edwin born 1840, George born 1845, Richard born 1848, Henry born 1851 and Alfred born 1858. Any information would be appreciated, thanks. Steve and Jill Holloway justemailus@hotmail.com

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Date  Jan 4th 2008
Name:  Darren Ullger
E-Mail:  Lackof714@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  Long Island, New York
Comments:  Hi my name is Darren Ullger. Im from long island new york. im interested in seeing if i have cousins in europe. if anyone with the name Ullger can contact me that would be great. thanks again oh by the way there is forrest ullger age 65 lance ullger age 52 scott ullger age 50 kim ullger age 49 wayne ullger age 48 and me darren ullger age 47

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Date  Jan 1st 2008
Name:  Yvonne Flood
E-Mail:  evieflood@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  Perth Western Australia
Comments:  I am researching my husbands family tree, and I'm looking for any information on James Henry Hutchins born 1844, Henry Hutchins born 1838 and Mary Jane Hutchins born 1840. I would assume these are siblings, I have no information on the parents, and this is what I would like to find out. Accordingly to the family bible these people were born in Gibraltar. I'd appreciate ANY information available.

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Date  Dec 13th 2007
Name:  Benaim David
E-Mail:  danben@012.net.il
Homepage URL:
Location:  ?
Comments:  Hello, My name is Benaim David I'm doing a research of my Benaim family from Tetuan , Morocco , and looking for details of BENAIM DAVID , b.21/08/1894, Tetuan Morocco , d. 03/196 Gibraltar. i think he was the son of RABBI R.H.M (Rafael, Haim, Moshe) Benaim and Massuda daughter of R. Moshe Naim/Benaim..? (one of them d.08/04/1920, Gibraltar?). where can someone help me with some details of this family: parents, brothers, sisters, dates...? thank you, David

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Date  Dec 7th 2007
Name:  Sylvia Shephard Worth
E-Mail:  sylvia.worth@btopenworld.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  England
Comments:  I am trying to research the family history of my late grandmother Dolores nee Benitez Vella who I believe was brought up in Jimena de la Frontera with her brother and sister. She travelled to Gibraltar to find work, met and married my grandfather Carlos Vella from Malta. I know that my great grandfather's Christian name was John or Juan and his wife possibly Beatriz Plata. Any information or advice gratefully received.

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Date  Dec 3rd 2007
Name:  Christina Stace
E-Mail:  fredhstace@tiscali.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location:  England
Comments:  I am researching my husband's family, and I have found that his great great grandmother was born in Gibraltar in 1837 and married a William Walker, who appears to have been working in Gibraltar, they got married then went on to have two children, again in Gibraltar. Can anyone please help me in finding out exactly where the marriage and birth certificate would be held.
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Date  Dec 2nd 2007
Name:  Enrique Ruiz Langtry
E-Mail:  efruiz14@yahoo.com.ar
Homepage URL:
Location:  Buenos Aires-Argentina
Comments:  I am searching relatives in Gib.because my G-Grandparents came to buenos Aires in earliest 1900´s. My g-g-father was William Langtry, born in Quebec. His wife, Ana Cueto born in Jimena ,Spain. Their children were: Henry (my grandfather) William, John, Ernest, Frank , Leonard and Mary Ann. I know that in Gib. there are relatives Freyone, Trenado, Reyes. My other g.g.father was Francisco Gache, married with Rosa Berber born in Ceuta.This was his third marriage. The other wifes were two Rosa´s sisters .His doughter Maria Julia (Julieta) Gache was the mother of my mother. She married here in Buenos Aires, with Henry Langtry, son of William Langtry.Any information would be appreciated. Excuse if any grammar mistake. Thank you very much. Enrique-Henry

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Date  Nov 29th 2007
Name:  Robert Hall
E-Mail:  Alimetreehouse@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  England
Comments:  I had a relative, Cecil C Palmer, born 1896, who lived in Gibraltar with his parents. He was reputed to be a "published poet". Does anyone have any knowledge of this poet from Gibraltar?

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Date  Nov 20th 2007
Name:  Megan
E-Mail:  m.walsh@ihug.co.nz
Homepage URL:
Location:  New Zealand
Comments:  I am searching for any information regarding my great great grandmother Elizabeth Graham b. ca 1803 in Gibraltar. She married a Miguel Garcia ? lieutenant Sp. light Infantry. Her death certificate lists her father as Robert Graham. She later lived in London from the 1830's before migrating to Melbourne, Australia ca 1860 with her son Miguel Paschal Garcia. She was possibly Methodist. Her death certificate lists her father as Robert Graham. Any suggestions as to how to locate birth & marriage certificates would be greatly appreciated.

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Date  Nov 23th 2007
Name:  Ronald Barber
E-Mail:  rbarber@fsmail.net
Homepage URL:
Location:  UK
Comments:  Looking for Patricia Perez who lived in Rosia Ramp around 1961.

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Date  Nov 19th 2007
Name:  Joey Thomas
E-Mail:  Jatpop12xs@roadrunner.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  California
Comments:  Looking for Bocarisa Families from Vicente Bocarisa born 1861 Gibraltar and Ana Sodi his wife born 1863. They had eight children Ana, Angelina, Francisco, Mercedes, William, Maria del Carmen, Maria Victoria and Harry Bocarisa. Harry born around 1902 was the father of another Vicente Bocarisa of England. Contact: Jatpop12xs@roadrunner.com Thanks

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Date  Nov 18th 2007
Name:  gilles de la bedoyere
E-Mail:  gillesdelabed@free.fr
Homepage URL:
Location:  France
Comments:  I am trying to research descendants of Doctor Scott Stevenson friend of my grand father gilbert durand saint leger died and burried in north front cemetery 22 august 1960 thanks

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Date  Nov 15th 2007
Name:  Lynn Bird
E-Mail:  mmgrifiths@cogeco.ca
Homepage URL:
Location:  Canada
Comments:  Ralph James Haughton, maternal great grandfather was born in Gibraltar in 1847. How can I find his birth records and, specifically, who his parents were?

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Date  Nov 13th 2007
Name:  Jo
E-Mail:  joanned63@tiscali.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location:  UK
Comments:  The SANZ family: Can anyone help please I am researching my husbands family of sanz in Gibraltar and I was wondering if any one had any information about this family. His grandmother was Louisa Sanz who married george higman in the 1930s at the Methodist Church Gibraltar. During the war they moved to england for safety and never went back. I have been in contact with the methodist church who were very helpful but told me that there were no more records for sanz in their register and suggested that maybe the Catholic church might help. Does anyone know about catholic records in Gibraltar? I would be so grateful of any help I can get. Thank you

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Date  Nov 9th 2007
Name:  Wendy
E-Mail:  didivot@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  Australia
Comments:  I am trying to find any Glovers born in Gibraltar in the 1800's. I know of 3 Lucy, William and Charlotte any would appreciate any other information.

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Date  Nov 7th 2007
Name:  Edward Hepper
E-Mail:  didivot@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  UK
Comments:  I am trying to research my family, Hepper, who were in Gibraltar from around 1800 to at least the 1930s. My great grandfather, James Albert Hepper was born in 1839 to Richard and Mary (nee Bowe) Hepper and came to England c 1855 to get an engineering education and joined the Royal Engineers. His children all based in England and served in the army in all round the world. My uncle used to visit 'unt Constance' a neice of Albert's when travelling to the middle east in the 1930s. The family lived at Bracebridge House, Prince Edward's Drive in the 1840s and Albert went to school at Pitman's in Pitman's Alley. Both these streets survive I believe but I don't know about the houses. . I am particularly interested to know whether any of the Heppers survive in Gibraltar? What Richard Hepper's occupation was in the 1840s 1850s. I believe it was 'merchant' but what of? Anything about the Bowes - Mary Anne Bowe married Richard Hepper in 1834. I would be grateful if you could put me in touch with a Gibraltar based genealogist who could help me with these questions. Richard's father James Heper came to Gibraltar c 1800 from Leeds in Yorkshire. I look forward to hearing from you. Edward Hepper 61 Queens Road, Alton Hants GU34

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Date  Nov 3rd 2007
Name:  Kay Eaton
E-Mail:  kay@cornaa.freeserve.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location:  UK
Comments:  I am trying to find out about the regiment The Royal Artillery that was based in Gibraltar in the mid 1800s as I have found out that my Great Great Granfather was a gunner with the Arillery in 1860 and Subsequently my great grandmother was born there along with several of her siblings, can you help please.

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Date  Nov 2nd 2007
Name:  Valerie Larkman
E-Mail:  vallarkman@hotmail.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location:  Kent England
Comments:  William Burrow Haffenden, my great great grandfather, was born in Gibraltar in 1837. His parents names were John and Maria Renshaw Haffenden. William went on to become a master mariner, and ended up living in Australia. Could anyone fill in any gaps for me ?

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Date  Nov 2nd 2007
Name:  Damien Mead
E-Mail:  damo1959@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  Macclesfield England
Comments:  Trying to trace Bridget Heard (my Great Great grandmother) who i believe was born in Gibraltar c 1840. She married Samual Walker who was stationed there in the 74th Highlanders. They had a daughter Margaret Mary.

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Date  Oct 24th 2007
Name:  Terry Bowfield
E-Mail:  blowfieldblowfield@btinternet.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  Tharston, Norfolk
Comments:  Dear everyone, does anyone know anything about a Charles Charlton who was supposed to have been born in Gibraltar about the period 1796 - 1798. This information was gleaned from the English 1861 and 1871 censuses. He could have been serving in the military but this is only a guess. His trade in England was a bootmaker. Any help will be appreciated. Terry

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Date  Oct 14th 2007
Name:  Mario Segui
E-Mail:  g.segui@SKY.COM
Homepage URL:
Location:  Gibraltar.
Comments:  I AM TRYING TO TRACE ANCESTARY OF SEGUI FAMILY

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Date  Oct 12th 2007
Name:  Lesley
E-Mail:  lesley.hoyte@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  Portugal.
Comments:  I am researching my family history and find that my great grandparents, Daniel and Francis Smith, were in Gibraltar as he was a colour sergeant in the British Army. They had previously been to Malta where my grandfather was born (1872). Whilst in Gib, my great aunt Ada was born (1874). Can anyone give me any info as to why the army was there and where I can get a copy of my great aunt's birth certificate. Thanks.

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Date  Oct 11th 2007
Name:  Claire Mason
E-Mail:  masonclaire@btinternet.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom.
Comments:  Hi, I am trying to trace my family tree and need some help locating my Great Grandfathers grave,which I have been told is in Gibralter.His name is James Green and was born approx.1890,he lived with his wife Alice(nee Wright) in Great Yarmouth,Norfolk with their 5 children-James,Margery,George,Jack and Malcolm.He served in the Navy as a sub-mariner and died c.1940 aged approx.50yrs old.I assume that he died in Gibralter which is why he would be buried there but I am unaware as to the reason he was in Gibralter.Any information you could give me regarding him would be most appreciated. Thanks, Claire Mason,

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Date  Oct 7th 2007
Name:  Liz Boscio
E-Mail:  lizboscio@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  UK
Comments:  Hello there I am trying to locate further information on my grandfather who was born in Gibraltar. His name is ALFRED BOSIO he was born on 10th November 1905 and Died 13th March 1965. He was married to a Lady (My Gran) called Elena Bosio. My grandfather left my gran and went to live with another lady and to my knowledge they went on to have children. They would have been all born sometime in the 1950's. Please if anyone has any information on this family can they please get intouch ASAP...Along the way I have gained a (C) in my name but it should be BOSIO like my grandfathers. Do you know this family well? Are we related? I look forward to hearing from anyone who can help with tracing my family.

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Date  Oct 6th 2007
Name:  Joe Thomas
E-Mail:  jatpop12xs@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  California
Comments:  Grandmother maria del Carmen Bocarisa born in Gibraltar Feb 1901. Her parents were Vincente Bocarisa and Ana Sodi. They were both natives of Gibraltar and lived at Officer Quarters on Bell Lane. Looking for any info on the Bocarisa and Sodi families. Maria had two sisters mercedes and Victoria, and I beleive also a brother Eugenio. Thanks for you help. Joe

(Oct 5th 2007)My grandmother Maria del Carmen Bocarisa was born in Gibraltar, Spain 11 Feb 1901. Her parents were Ana Sodi and Vincente Bocarisa both Natives of Gibraltar. They had three other children Mercedes, Victoria, and Eugenio. They lived at officers quarters on Bell Lane. I would like to find the parents birth records and who their parents were nd where were they from. Thank you for helping, JoeThomas

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Date  Sept 30th 2007
Name:  Marcelo de B Quartin
E-Mail:  marceloquartin@ig.com.br
Homepage URL:
Location:  Rio de Janeiro- Brasil
Comments:  Hello; I wrote few months ago asking about my family, who lived in Gibraltar above 1700's. Our family name in this ocasion was Curtin or Quartin. If someone could help me sending informations i will appreciate this. Thanks, best regards; Marcelo Quartin.

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Date  Sept 23th 2007
Name:  Noreen Windsor
E-Mail:  noreenwindsor@gmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  Australia
Comments:  I am looking for the Gomez family. My great grandmother Isobel came from a Gibraltarian family and was married At The Church of the Holy Trinity on 17th September 1881 to James William Tanner

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Date  Sept 23th 2007
Name:  John Barber
E-Mail:  margbarber2004@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location:  Northampton, England
Comments:  On 24 June 1933 a Mr J W Furniss of 54 Blackman Lane, Leeds sailed from the Port of London on SS Oronsay to Gibraltar. Does anyone know if this was JOSEPH WEBSTER FURNISS born 9 Sep 1855 at Coal Aston, Derbyshire? He was my greatgrandfather and i cannot trace him from 1920 onwards. I should be grateful for any information and in return could supply details of his earlier life together with those of his ancestors and descendants. Here's hoping! John Barber

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Date  Sept 20th 2007
Name:  Lea Hurst
E-Mail:  lea.hurst05@ntlworld.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  UK
Comments:  Wonderful website. Desperately trying to confirm if there would be record of g-g-grandmother who says she was born 1920 'on sea', then JamaicaBS,then Gibraltar. Any explanations gratefully received.

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Date  Sept 15th 2007
Name:  Lesley
E-Mail:  lstainsby@fsmail.net
Homepage URL:
Location:  England
Comments:  I am seeking info as to why the british army were stationed in gibraltar in1865.my grtg grt granparents married in gibraltar.both born in uk elizabeth miller b kent.john jeb bingham a gunner in ra,why was she there. thanks lesley

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Date  Sept 4th 2007
Name:  Jane Silva
E-Mail:  janesilva1@earthlink.net
Homepage URL:
Location:  Redding, CA USA
Comments:  Looking for information on surnames Wink, Luque or Pau from Gibraltar. Thanks

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Date  Sept 2nd 2007
Name:  Jon Hunt
E-Mail:  jonathan_h@hotmail.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location:  UK
Comments:  I am look for a Martinez familiy. My Great grandfather George Reed (RMLI) married into the family. Cousins of the grandmother visited Gosport in Hampshire in the 1930's

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Date  Aug 30th 2007
Name:  James Harris
E-Mail:  jimfredharris@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  London, Ontario, Canada
Comments:  Trying to locate something about a Catherine born about 1840 in Gibraltar who married a Clarence Harris from Englad. Two children born in Malta then one in Quebec, Canda, then more in Ontario Canada. Appear to have come to Canada about 1865 through Quebec (likely Montreal or Halifax).

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Date  Aug 30th 2007
Name:  Enrique Carreño
E-Mail:  enriquecarrenorussi@yahoo.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  Sevilla, Spain
Comments:  In my genealogical tree I have the following Gibraltarian last names of centuries XVIII and XIX: ROCCA, GIORDANO (or JORDAN), PASSANO, TASHARA, GRANDONE, BELLANDA and ORSI. If somebody has any information on such, please contact me. Thanks.

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Date  Aug 29th 2007
Name:  Colin Whitfield
E-Mail:  colin@colinwh.freeserve.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location:  England
Comments:  I am looking for information on a Mary Thurlow, maiden name Richardson b. Gibraltar abt 1862 and shown in the 1891 UK Census living in London UK. Thank you, Colin Whitfield

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Date  Aug 12th 2007
Name:  Gail Jarrard
E-Mail:  gailjarrard@sbcglobal.net
Homepage URL:
Location:  California, USA
Comments:  I am searching for any and all family history from Gibraltar. My grandmother (Mercedes Montado was born in 1900 March 4). Her parents were Montado & Padina. She also had a sister Agnes who was a school teacher & her sister's burial was at St. Mary the Crowned. Any suggestions? I've written several times to the above mentioned church offering to pay for any copies of records, but to no avail. Any ideas? Thank you, in advance for your assistance.

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Date  Aug 6th 2007
Name:  Colin White
E-Mail:  unclecolin@yahoo.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  Vancouver, Canada
Comments:  I am trying to trace my paternal great grandmother, Maud Beatrice Castle who was born in Gibraltar in 1866. She emigrated to the UK sometime in the first 20 years of her life. I would appreciate - a) any information about her b) any information about how to obtain birth and family records from Gibraltar. Thank you..........Colin White

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Date  Aug 3nd 2007
Name:  Annette H. Sabbah
E-Mail:  annettesbbh@yahoo.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  Chatsworth, California - U.S.A
Comments:  My paternal Grandparents Abraham and Hannah Bitton were born in Gibraltar Circa 1840 - 1880 ? My Father Messod Bitton, his brothers Nathan and Samuel Bitton were born there as well - circa 1900 ? I have recently started a family tree and am very anxious to find out more information on their existence there - such as photos, documents, birth certificates, marriage certificate, house adress, - etc. I would be forever in your debt if any info. was found and forwarded to me. Thank you, Sincerely yours, Annette H. Sabbah

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Date  Aug 2nd 2007
Name:  Maud Jarvus
E-Mail:  maud.jarvis@blueyonder.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location:  Essex UK
Comments:  Seeking any information about the marruage of George Nelson Grant b.1870 to Mary Jane McGuinness in Gibralter 1892 they later went to India. George Nelson Grant was my gt uncle and I am rearching his life and family, looking for any descendants.

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Date  Aug 1st 2007
Name:  Gordon
E-Mail:  gwpaterson@hotmail.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location:  Scotland
Comments:  I've started building my family tree,but I need to trace my mothers family,who all come from Gibraltar.My my mothers maiden name was Rogelia Lavagna,born in 1928.Any info would be great.

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Date  July 30th 2007
Name:  Paul J. Hernandez
E-Mail:  Paul821h@Verizon.net
Homepage URL:
Location:  Holbrook ,Ma USA
Comments:  Hi, My GGGrandfather Eleuterio Coll Hernandez was Born on Gibraltar April 18, 1849, one of 13 brothers and sisters all born on Gibraltar Jane,Mary,Lupito,Lorenzo,Anthony,Pasqual,Manuel,John,Isadoro other names have been misplaced but not forgotten. Their Mother Mary Coll Hernandez daughter of a soldier(Officer) on Gibraltar. Father Anthony Manuel Hernandez gardener of Capt. of Port Dept., Died July 27, 1887. Mary converted to Catholicism when she married Antonio. Have sent many written request to Catholic Church on Gibraltar, and to the Cemetery Keeper, to no avail. Trying to find cemetery buried, Church married and any pert dates or information. Any help would be appreciated.

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Date  July 14th 2007
Name:  Jane Martin
E-Mail:  jane@netyp.com.au
Homepage URL:
Location:  Australia
Comments:  Hello,I was wandering if any one in gibraltar might be able to help me,my grt grandfather Frederick Charles William Martin was born in 1862 in Spain,I have not been able to find information on him even though I have contacted Spanish messages boards and the British Embassy.I was wandering as a last resort he might have been born in Gibraltar.What information I have got on him is confusing as several places in Spain have been suggested as possible birth places,none of which appear to exist.His parents were British,I was wandering if the father might have been in the British Army.I hope somebody might be able to help me sort things out.I know that his parents names were probably Thomas and Mary but I have three different maiden names for the mother. Thank you. Jane

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Date  July 13th 2007
Name:  Garzon Masna
E-Mail:  igarzon@mixmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  Sevilla
Comments:  Estimados Sres; me gustaria conocer la informacion que tuvieran disponible sobre: - Jose Masna: nacido en Genova 1788 muerto en Gibraltar 1852 - Nicolas Masna: muerto en gibraltar 1887 - Jose Bonifacio Masna: nacido en Gibraltar 1843. O cualquier informacion relativa al apellido MASNA. Un cordial saludo.

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Date  July 8th 2007
Name:  Sue Simons
E-Mail:  csimons2@optonline.net
Homepage URL:
Location:  USA
Comments:  Looking for information on my gg grandmother, Maria Talbert who is listed as being born in Gibralter in 1852. She moved to England 1868.

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Date  July 6th 2007
Name:  Marian Folan
E-Mail:  marianfolan@eircom.net
Homepage URL:
Location:  Ireland
Comments:  Can anyone tell me how to obtain birth records from Gibraltar? I have been trying for over a year to find my GGG grandfather's birth in c1808, but so far to no avail. I was promised that the archivist would reply to my numerous e-mails, but he never did. I would be so grateful if someone could point me in the right direction. Thank you.

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Date  July 6th 2007
Name:  Jason Smith
E-Mail:  jasonpsmith251@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  Devon, UK
Comments:  Hi, I'm searching for Epsworth ancestros on Gibraltar. George Epsworth married a Jane Tudella/Turello (a widow)at the Kings Chapel in 1881. Can anyone tell me anything more about him, her, or their families. George's father's name is given as Henry, a cabinet maker - can't find him on UK census and Jane's father's name is given as Michael Tudella (a tailor). Any help would be greatly appreciated... otherwise it's spend more money time to go back over to Gib! jason

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Date  June 30th 2007
Name:  Judy Charles
E-Mail:  j.jaycee@xtra.co.nz
Homepage URL:
Location:  New Zealand
Comments:  Am looking for birth/baptism records for Thomas William BROWN b c1832 Gibraltar. No other information is known about him. Thanks for any help.

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Date  June 30th 2007
Name:  Clifford Carter
E-Mail:  cliffordcarter@btinternet.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  Yorkshire, UK
Comments:  My great aunt Alice Parkinson married John Molyneux at Bolton, Lancashire, on 31 Dec 1886. In U.K. Census returns his birthplace is recorded as Gibraltar and dob about 1852. On the marriage certificate John's father is named as Samuel Molyneux, Gentleman. I would be grateful for any information you may have about the Molyneux family in Gibraltar or details of sources I should search. Thank you and best wishes, Clifford Carter.

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Date  June 23rd 2007
Name:  Ann Hopwood
E-Mail:  aucj72@dsl.pipex.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  York UK
Comments:  I wish to know how to obtain a marriage certificate of a wedding that took place in Gibralter between 1860-1867. I have the page number. My great grandfather was born in Wickham Skeith, Suffolk in about 1840, he joined the 2nd Battalion, 15th regiment. He married a Charlotte Bosio who was born in Gibralter about 1844. His name was James Barrell. He reached the rank of sergeant. They had 9 children Ellen 1870 born in Ireland, Albert James 1871 born in the Alderney Islands (my grandad on my mums side) William George 1873 born in Aldershot, Henry 1875, James 1878, Frederick 1880 all born in Knaresborough Yorkshire, Walter 1884, Herbert 1887 and Arthur E 1891 all born in York, Yorkshire Could anyone give me anymore information on my great grandmother Charlotte Bosio born about 1844 in Gibralter such as parents, siblings etc. as all I know is she married my great grandad and went on to have 9 children and died in 1909 in York Yorkshire England.

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Date  June 20th 2007
Name:  Amanda
E-Mail:  mands_uk@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  USA
Comments:  Have found an old family tree and am trying to trace my grandmother's family. Have no idea where to start. The family name is Olivari . . . Any pointers would ge great. . . can date back to Domingo and Maria Louisa Olivari in the early 1800's. Many thanks

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Date  June 17th 2007
Name:  Deborah
E-Mail:  ukc802107822@btconnect.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  Bracklesham Bay
Comments:  I wish to know how to obtain Marriage Certificates, Birth Certificates etc, and link this information up to Millitary Records, in Gibraltar. In 1840, Salisbury UK, John Langtry was born. He joined the Kings Lifeguards, went to India and then settled in Gibraltar, marrying Mary Bossio (date unknown). They had William (1864 in Canada), Albert (1866), Sarah (1868), Henry (1870), Frank (1872), John (1873), Emily (1874). We are unsure whether all the children were born in Canada - but we do know that all the children returned to Gibraltar - the birthplace of their Mother. All but Sarah, then emigrated to Argentina. Sarah married William James Brunt, we think in Gibtaltar (1892). She had seven children, of whom John Brunt (1904) was my grandfather. Sarah and her family seem to have travelled the World and returned to Gibtaltar, after the death of William James in 1905. I have loads of info regarding the Langtry family but I am struggling to find Marriage Certificates for Mary and John and Sarah and William. I am planning to bring my Mother to Gibraltar in October and would love to find out as much info as I can before we get there. Hopefully there maybe someone who can offer me some assistance and if our information can help you do not hesitate to contact me

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Date  June 15th 2007
Name:  Kate Dunning
E-Mail:  k.dunning@balbycarr.doncaster.sch.uk
Homepage URL:
Location:  Doncaster, UK
Comments:  Hi want to trace the birth of my grandfather in gibralter in 1897 he has a brother called thomas and a sister. His father was stationed in gibralter came from plymouth and married a spanish lady called maria can anyone help

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Date  June 10th 2007
Name:  Lynda Laker
E-Mail:  groovygranny18@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  England
Comments:  Hi....my husbands Uncle.....Dennis Laker was on board a plane which overan the runway at Gibralter and all on board were killed. This was we think a military plane and just after the end of WW2. We are not sure if it was British or Canadian Armed Forces. He is buried somewhere on Gibralter and we are visiting soon and would like to find his burial place. Can anyone help..... I think the timeline would be 1945-1948. Many thanks, Lyn

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Date  June 8th 2007
Name:  B Griffiths
E-Mail:  beryl.griffiths@virgin.net
Homepage URL:
Location:  England
Comments:  Trying to trace the birth of James Griffiths who was born in Gibraltar abt 1810. He married Elizabeth Ashcroft in Manchester in 1830 and is on the 1841 and 1851 census. I am trying to trace his parents, and to find out why the family were in Gibraltar in 1810

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Date  May 22th 2007
Name:  Richard Nolan
E-Mail:  foraern@gmail.com
Homepage URL:
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 24th 2007
Name:  Bruce McLachlan
E-Mail:  bruce@mcbrucie.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location:  Dumfries, Scotland
Comments:  I am researching my family history and found that my GG Grandmother was married twice. Her 1st husband was Alexander McDonald who was a Drum Major of 4th Highlanders. I know they has two children who were born in Gibraltar (William McDonald b. 1866 & James McDonald b.1868)(I found this out from a Scottish 1881 census). Can anyone please tell me where I can find the birth records or census records for these people? Also I know that Alexander died before 1877 as his wife Annie McDonald (Thomson) married a John Bruce in Edinburgh and it stated on her Marr. Cert. that she was a widow of Alexander McDonald..(this was John Bruce's 3rd wife!). Why would they be in Gibraltar at this time? Are there any military records showing if Alexander was killed in action? Thanks for any information you may have. Regards Bruce McLachlan

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Date  May 22th 2007
Name:  Richard Nolan
E-Mail:  foraern@gmail.com
Homepage URL:
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 21th 2007
Name:  Mary Levers
E-Mail:  lozzielors2002@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location:  England
Comments:  I am looking for the parents of Edmund Connell, born 1809 in Gibraltar. He married martha Meads from County Cork, Republic of Ireland, in London in 1840. Can anyone help please?

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Date  May 19th 2007
Name:  Michelle
E-Mail:  lozzielors2002@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location:  England
Comments:  I am helping a friend with her family research and have now reached a massive brick wall! Her Grandmother was Victoria PENALVER born c1895 in Gibraltar. She married a David Simeon SLIMM, (as I cant find a marriage in UK, presuming it was in Gibraltar), their first child was born in SHeffield England in 1914. Any help at all would be appreciated. My friend never knew her grandparents and would love to find, in particular, the PENALVER line TIA Michelle

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Date  May 12th 2007
Name:  Nick Elliott
E-Mail:  nick@n-elliott.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location:  Scotland
Comments:  My gt gt gt grandfather James Elliott went to Gibraltar in the early 1800s, married a Spanish girl and had three children before returning to UK. Unfortunately, whilst I have records of the children's births fom the King's Chapel I don't have the marriage record as I was told the Marriage Register has gone missing. Has the Register been located? Nick Elliott

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Date  May 9th 2007
Name:  David Carter
E-Mail:  cdcarter263@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  London, England
Comments:  Thanks for starting this message board- it's very interesting. My great grandparents (Richard and Lydia Forrest nee Elliott) lived in Gibraltar in the 1870's as my GGF was a sergeant in the Royal Artillery. I don't know if they were married in Gib or UK. I have found the baptism record of my gt uncle in the Kings Chapel, but know that other siblings were born in Gib. Can you please point me to other websites on which I might get further information? Regards David Carter

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Date  May 2nd 2007
Name:  Lesley
E-Mail:  apstonchy@fsmail.net
Homepage URL:
Location:  UK
Comments:  Comments: has anyone any info on john bingham gunner in royal artillery.brn st marys nottingham.married elizabeth miller in gibralter 1850s onwards.their daughter harriet was born in gib.elizabeth was born in charlton.they lived in woolich,heanor,eastwood and mapperley.nottinghamshire/derbyshire.any info greatfully recieved.

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Date  April 26th 2007
Name:  Natalie Suff
E-Mail:  kormagal@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  Southend, England
Comments:  Hello all, I am trying to find out any information about my great grandmother Emmanuella PACHECO SUFF (born approx. 1900)We believe she was a Spanish native who married my gibraltarian great grandfather Matthew Francis SUFF. I am also trying to trace Matthews mother Catalena LOPEZ SUFF, a former nun born in Igualeja, Spain. She married my great great grandfather, Daniel b.1838 in 1891. If anyone can give me details concerning these two women and their families it would be much appreciated! Natalie

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Date  April 25th 2007
Name:  John Bellidori
E-Mail:  bellidori@yahoo.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  New York, USA
Comments:  I am trying to trase the Shannon (or Ben Sha'nan) family in Gibraltar. I think they came over from Morocco in the 1740's then between 1767 and 1778 at least some of them moved to London. I have ordered from the LDS the 1777 Gibraltar census, but I wondered if anybody knows if the 1753 and 1767 Gibraltar censuses still exist? If so how I can either get copies or have someone look up my family in them? Thank you John

Additional Comments May 30th 2007: I have found a ancestor who is listed in the "List of Ihabitants'Houses 1778" as being in the area of " From the Moorish Castle to the S th (?south) Polygon. The Moorish Castle bit I get, but I cannot find on any of the old maps (1750, 1780 & 1785) any mention of Polygons, south or otherwise. Does anyone have any suggestions? On another subject does anyone know if the 1767 & 1753 censuses are still around, if so where could I find them? Many Thanks John


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Date  April 15th 2007
Name:  Jane Dodd
E-Mail:  janedodd@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location:  England
Comments:  I am searching the birth details of my ancestor ROBERT GEORGE COCHRANE born in Gibraltar in 1795, I have his marriage certificate, he was married in London England. Does anyone know how I can get this information and then a certificate. His father was also Robert and his occupation on the marriage certificate was a gentleman.

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Date  April 14th 2007
Name:  Michael Lloyd-Davies
E-Mail:  mlloyddavi@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  Cheshire, England
Comments:  Georgina (maiden name unknown) married JOHN CULLEN an officer in the 72nd Highlanders stationed in Gibraltar, born around 1830. First record of child born in Dumfries & Galloway in 1866. Any connections? Military marriage? Daughter of military man serving in Gibraltar? Help would be much appreciated Michael, Cheshire

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Date  Feb 20th 2007
Name:  Ben Joscelyne
E-Mail:  benjos@btinternet.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location:  Essex, England
Comments:  EDWARD JOSCELYN BAUMGARTNER was the Registrar of the Court of Admiralty in Gibraltar at the time of the Salvage Enquiry into the Mary Celeste in 1872. I am interested to find his parentage and presumed connection to the Joscelyn family. (I do have information about his daughter Philippa and her marriages. Any information or leads would be appreciated.

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Date  Feb 17th 2007
Name:  Deanna
E-Mail:  doverwater@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  Canada
Comments:  I am looking for information on my great Uncle Charles whose full name was Victor Alexander Charles Webb.He was in Gibraltar for the first war and was buried there in 1923/1924,He died Dec. 24, 1900 according to our info.Any help would be apreciated. Thanks you, Deanna

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Date  Feb 14th 2007
Name:  Lionel
E-Mail: 
Homepage URL:
Location:  USA
Comments:  Hi Fay, I have been trying to get in touch with you but had no luck, "MAILER-DAEMON@ yahoo.com" You might need to unblock your spam mail. I'll keep on trying. Regards Lionel

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Date  Feb 7th 2007
Name:  Marian Folan
E-Mail:  marianfolan@eircom.net
Homepage URL:
Location:  Ireland
Comments:  Hi Everyone Just wanted to say don't give up! I have at long last had a response from King's Chapel. No news yet, but my four e-mails have been forwarded to their archivist who works part-time. So hopefully I will hear something definite soon. Thought this would encourage all those who are waiting for a response.

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Date  Feb 4th 2007
Name:  Marian Folan
E-Mail:  marianfolan@eircom.net
Homepage URL:
Location:  Ireland
Comments:  Please don't give up your Gibraltar searches like I nearly did, becuase hope is on the horizon! Since my recent posting on this page, I have received a reply from King's Chapel to say that my (four) e-mails have now been forwarded to their archivist who works part-time. So I hope soon to be able to report some definite news.

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Date  Jan 28th 2007
Name:  Marian Folan
E-Mail:  marianfolan@eircom.net
Homepage URL:
Location:  Ireland
Comments:  Searching for the birth record of WILLIAM LEDGER who was a British subject born in Gibraltar 1808-1811. His family were from Limerick in Ireland, which was of course part of Britain at that time. William graduated from Trinity College Dublin in the 1830's and he became a poet and author. He married Sarah Finucane c1830. They were my GGGgrandparents. All my Gibraltar enquiries so far have been in vain. Have written four times to King's Chapel since November 2006 but received no reply whatsoever. Any help or advice would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

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Date  Jan 26th 2007
Name:  Mary Warner
E-Mail:  bobmary2@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  Harlow Essex England
Comments:  Hi, I am trying to find any information on my grandmother Alice Mary Smith born in Gibraltar on 20th September 1875. Her mother was Emelia Bozino or Bozzino born in Madrid, Spain in 1856. Emilia's father was Jose Bozzino. Any information would be welcome please. Many thanks.

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Date  Jan 19th 2007
Name:  Margaret Lemon
E-Mail:  nyrak@bigpond.net.au
Homepage URL:
Location:  Sydney Australia
Comments:  I am looking for any information on the family origins of Antonia Manuela Perera (Pereira)who was from La Linea and born c. 1840. She married my g-g-grandfather William Shelton on 2nd Jul 1858 in the Kings Chapel. He was in the British army and her father was, acc. to family history, a pirate/smuggler and was killed by the British (not confirmed!). She went to Cork, Ireland in 1862. Her first daughter was Maria, another Juanita and one son was Emanuel so possibly family names. Any help would be much appreciated. early childhood. Tks for any info.

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Date  Jan 8th 2007
Name:  Scott Swanson
E-Mail:  sswanson@butler.edu
Homepage URL:
Location:  Indianapolis IN
Comments:  I?d be grateful for help and advice about how to find a birth or baptismal record for William Thomas Wiggins, born 1836-1837 in Gibraltar. He was the son of another William Thomas Wiggins whose profession was given on his son?s marriage record as Corporal Royal Artillery. Presumably if wife and child were present, his father must have been stationed for some time on Gibraltar. Or possibly he married there. Or possibly the child came into the world in irregular fashion. The family appears to have been Anglican. So far as I can tell, the LDS library does not hold Anglican baptismal records for 1836-1837. Do they exist? Are they accessible? Many thanks for your help, and best wishes to you.
Scott Swanson Department of History Butler University Indianapolis, Indiana 46208-3485

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Date  Jan 4th 2007
Name:  Gil Perry
E-Mail:  rm1usnret73@msn.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  Florida
Comments:  My mother did not pass on very much information about her childhool, but I know she born in Gibralter Jan 4, 1911. Surname Fren. As I recall - two brothers Angel (not pronounced as angel but Angle, and a second brother Louie. Came to New York with her mother and brothers in early childhood. Tks for any info.

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Date  Jan 2nd 2007
Name:  Debbie Allan
E-Mail:  debbiejallan@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  Glasgow
Comments:  My ancestor Joseph Whalley who was born in Liverpool about 1825 was the captain of a ship and worked for the British Merchant Navy. He emigrated from Glasgow with his wife Jane (Campbell) Whalley and son also Joseph Whalley. The daughter Jane and her husband Andrias Paulesen (known as Andrew Paulesen) also went to live in Gibraltar about the same time. Andrias was also a ship captain and worked for the Merchant Navy. They went to live in Gibraltar about 1870. The above father died on board Hulk Ship No 51 and his wife died on board Hulk Ship No 29. Both in Gibraltar Bay. The son Joseph lived in Crutchett?s Ramp and married a girl from Paradise Ramp in Gibraltar, Harriet Beatrice Costerton. She was born in Manchester. At this time Joseph was working for Coal Merchants ?Cory Brothers?, a welsh company which had a coaling station in Gib. He worked as an agent. About 1905 the above couple, their children and Jane and Andrias Paulesen all returned to Glasgow. I would be interested in finding out any information about the company ?Cory Brothers? in Gibraltar. Also in what the flats in Crutchett?s Ramp are like inside e.g. photos. I?ve visited Gibraltar several times. The main cemetery in Gibraltar is the North Front Cemetery for anyone who?s interested. It is very big and has different areas. The Presbyterian Area is at the back and is quite overgrown. It runs along the side of the airport runway. The telephone number I have for the cemeteries department is: (350) 78491 or (350) 52691. The last time I was in Gibraltar the Cemetery keepers office was open but no one was there so although I have the numbers of the plots my ancestors are buried in I was unable to check them out. If anyone is going to look for an ancestor?s grave, I wonder if you could check mine out for me.

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Date  Dec 17th 2006
Name:  Olga Lennon-Nitsche
E-Mail:  olgalennonnitsche@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location:  UK
Comments:  I would appreciate any information relating to my great greatgrandfather who was in a regiment possibly scottish regfiment between 1750-1890. He was the cook in the governors residence. My grandfather was Joseph Gaskin married to Luisa and they lived lower castle road. Any information as to who was his father and where he is buried. He was a boatman in La Linea. Thankyou

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Date  Dec 12th 2006
Name:  David Reed
E-Mail:  dak.reed@virgin.net
Homepage URL:
Location:  Scotland
Comments:  Currently attempting to research the SANGUINETTI side of my family tree. My ancestor Eliau Sanguinetti turned up in London sometime before 1750, we've always assumed directly from Italy but, given the number of Sanguinetti families still living in Gibraltar, maybe not? Was he in fact Gibraltarian? There does appear to have been a continuing connection to Gibraltar as Elias' son Abraham married a Hana BENDAHAN with Gibraltar antecedents and his great-grandson, John Jacob Sanguinetti, at that stage resident in Lisbon, married in the 1830s one Carolina LOPES GUIBARA, also from Gibraltar. Is anyone else by any chance also looking for Gibraltar Sanguinettis or indeed, at a more general level, able to offer any advice re. researching Gibraltar's Sephardi Jewish records?

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Date  Nov 12th 2006
Name:  Kent W.Seegmiller
E-Mail:  dmseeg@yahoo.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  St. George, Utah
Comments:  I am trying to learn anything I can about my 5th great-grandmother,Mary,wife of Patrick Leonard. Our records show that she was born in Gibralter about 1760-1770 and that she probably was buried in Bastia, Corsica about 1792. We do not know her surname. Anything about her, her parents, children, etc. would be most appreciated. I am a descendant of her son Thomas.

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Date  Nov 12th 2006
Name:  Mark Drain
E-Mail:  mark.drain@ntlworld.com
Homepage URL:
Location:  Glasgow Scotland
Comments:  Looking for any help to trace one of my relatives (+ family) who was married in Gib in the early 1900's. Fredrick George Hewitt who was from Portsmouth and may have been working in the dockyard in Gib at the time married (in Gib) a Sophia Borge (born about 1883) who was apparently Gibraltarian. Any suggestions etc how to progress this would be greatly received. Regards Mark Drain

 




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