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NOV 8TH 2006 BACK TO JAN 21st 2000

Date Nov 8th 2006
Name: Maria Terisa Annand nee Wood
E-Mail: maria@whitehall2.plus.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Kent, England
Comments: Hola.....am starting a search on my mother's side...she was Genevieve maria theresa OLIVERO...born 1939...to Hortencia olivero nee gomez and louis olivero......i do remember all my aunts on my grandmothers side...antonia cardonna (married name..nee gomez)conchita,fenny, and olga.....but i have little to go on with my grandfathers side...i know that he had many brothers and sisters....there may be a possible connection to the Bishop of gibraltar on his side,but am not sure.....please can anyone advise me on where to start...thank you for any help you may have......maria

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Date Nov 4th 2006
Name: Kathy
E-Mail: kathymartin@rocketmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: USA
Comments: My husband's ancestor, Mary was born in 1806 in Gibraltar. She married James Whitworth (b. 1804 Haywood,Heap,Lancashire, England), raised a family and worked in the cotton mills in Heywood/Heap, Lancashire, England. Their son James was born about 1833-1837 in England. 1837 seems to be when marriage records start to be kept in England. She died in 1892. Any ideas how I can find out Mary's surname?

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Date Oct 29th 2006
Name: Joan Cook
E-Mail: moomba@igrin.co.nz
Homepage URL:
Location: New Zealand
Comments: Thankyou to those who set up, and keep this site available - I am looking for information about Richard Rye CORKER, Lt. & Adjt. 24th Regiment -He was from Co.Cork, Ireland, and family information states he died in Gilbraltar, unmarried, 6th March, 1873. Would be delighted to know what was happening around then, and how he died?

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Date Oct 16th 2006
Name: Nick Fielding
E-Mail: nicholas.fielding@btinternet.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Oxfordshire, UK
Comments: Seeking information on Elizabeth Keller, born 1822 in Gibraltar. She married Francis Burdett Reed in Plymouth, Devon in 1844. Many thanks.

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Date Sept 3rd 2006
Name: Marcelo Quartin
E-Mail: mkurotani@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
Comments: Hello: First of all, would i like to congratulate this initiative. Following, wish i know about the Colonel Quartin or Kwartin; one who stay in Gilbraltar about the time of Napoleon's war; and carry the Portuguese Imperial Family to Portugal from Brazil. Could you help me? Best regards.

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Date Sept 2nd 2006
Name: Jennifer Mary Dance
E-Mail: Jendrama80@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: England
Comments: I am looking for the record of my sons birth he was born on the 21st April 1972 in the hospital on Gibralter he's Father was in the services the Royal Navy, Victor Dance LMEM. Thanking You. Jennifer Dance

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Date Aug 25th 2006
Name: Richard Crowe
E-Mail: crowbiz@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: London
Comments: My ancestor Alban Williams was born on Gibraltar in 1812/3. His mother was Simlie Williams (nee Ben Amor, or Benamor.) Would be interested to know if anyone is related to them, regards, Richard

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Date July 22nd 2006
Name: Mary
E-Mail: mary.whitehead@btinternet.com
Homepage URL:
Location: England
Comments: I have a marriage certificate for Herbert Wallice Smart and Bridget Kenneally 1913 St Mary Catholic Church Gibralter, i would like to find out what became of Bridget, Herbert remarried in 1937 England, did Bridget die? Herbert was in the 2nd Wiltshire Regiment when they married

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Date July 21st 2006
Name: Angela Glover
E-Mail: Ssueangela@al.com
Homepage URL:
Location: France
Comments: Hi everyone, just discovered my 3 x g.grandmother was born in Gibraltar either 1814/15. Her name was Sarah GRACE...is there anyway I can get hold of a copy of her birth registration? cannot get hold of the registration office's address. also does anyone know of this family..are they a resident family or just army personnel "passing through"? how can I find out? extremely grateful for ANY help with any of these queries.

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Date July 15th 2006
Name: Jane Smith
E-Mail: lady_p_gold@yahoo.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Devon
Comments: I am looking for descendants of the Conolly family born in Gibraltar in the 1800's They are Thomas Arthur Hamilton, Caroline, Beaumont, Francis and Louisa .... and also a Gerald Napier ... surname unknown who may still be living

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Date July 9th 2006
Name: Maureen
E-Mail: maureenmcinnis@msn.com
Homepage URL:
Location: USA, Washington State
Comments: Looking for tips on how to search military birth records in Gibraltar circa 1850. Any help greatly appreciated.

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Date July 1st 2006
Name: Anna Williams
E-Mail: annawilliams@verizon.net
Homepage URL:
Location: Massachusetts
Comments: I'm trying to find information about the ancestry of Alice Jane Smith, and William Oxborough, Provost Marshal of Gibraltar 1800's.

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Date June 29th 2006
Name: Ladyce
E-Mail: ladyce@terra.com.br
Homepage URL:
Location: Brazil
Comments: I am trying to fill in the link between my Portuguese ancestors QUARTIN and Gibraltar. I know they moved from Gibraltar to Viana do Castelo in Portugal. I have Ricardo Le㯠Quartin, born in 1776 in Gibraltar and died in 1856 in Portugal. Now his father is Antonio Thomas Quartin, from Gibraltar. I also have the other end of the family, QUARTIN before Gibraltar, in the Isle of Man. So I need the dates of Antonio Thomas Quartin, and his parents in order to establish when they moved from the Ile of Man to Gibraltar. Lots of thanks to anyone who can help.

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Date June 24th 2006
Name: C. Inkpen
E-Mail: cinkpen@wideopenwest.com
Homepage URL:
Location: USA
Comments: I am looking for birth records and parentage on my gr.gr.grandmother. Her name was Christina Fraser born Gibraltar 1847 per England census data in 1901. She married Alexander Simpson in England. I have their marriage record, and she listed her father as Simon Fraser. I have found no information on her other than what I have here, and would appreciate any connection or info someone else may have in regard to her and her family before marriage.

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Date June 21st 2006
Name: Nick Elliott
E-Mail: nick@n-elliott.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Comments: I'm looking for any information about Elliotts on Gibraltar as several of my father's ancestoral line lived there c1770-1850. Thanks

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Date June 11th 2006
Name: Kenneth Paulsen
E-Mail: kenneth@paulsen.name
Homepage URL:
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Comments: MIZPAH BOWLES We are looking for a person named Mizpah (Mabel?) Bowles who according to records in London was born at Gilbraltar about 1898. She was in Essex and London in the 1920s. We are looking for census, birth or other data on her or a Bowles family at Gibraltar in the 1890 to 1915 pariod.

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Date June 5th 2006
Name: Paul Gray
E-Mail: paul@ptgray.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Australia
Comments: I'm told my grandmother was born in Gibraltar 1869, her mother Amelia Wyborn died soon after and her father Benjamin Johnstone Sapper Royal Engineers sent her to England to be raised. How can I confirm this, please? Were Benjamin and Amelia married? On 19 May I asked chaplaincy@gibtelecom.net (Anglican church?) about this but no reply yet.

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Date May 29th 2006
Name: Peter Lewis
E-Mail: vivandpete@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: England
Comments: It would appear that many of us have Gibraltar connections somewhere. My (wife's) connection is with Edward John Blount and his descendents. Edward John it seems was born Tangiers about 1812 and maried Francesca Barlona in Gibraltar about 1835. Of the 10 children born (mentioned in a will) several ended up in England including Ferdinand (b. Gibraltar c1841)and it is from him that Viv is descended. Does anyone know what happened to George Evans Vernon Blount; Louisa Blount; Henry Augustus Blount; Charlotte Blount or other members of this family? Edward John was son of Webster and Eliza Blount. The name Barlona appears to be somewhat contrived so was she an Italian who jumped ship? A number of years since I last visited the Rock. I first passed through in 1960 on the SS Nevasa on the way to Singapore. Any Blount connections welcome. With thanks Peter

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Date May 14th 2006
Name: Guy Alexander Bell
E-Mail: Guy
Homepage URL:
Location: Plymouth, UK
Comments: Hello! I'm trying to find a gentleman who would essentially, and to not put a finer point on this, be the Ex lover of Edna Hooker, later Bell, from kent 1944, Faversham area, had brothers and sisters, Joyce, Effie, Maude,. Father to Clive (Bell),(My Late dad) possibly this person is living (or did live?) in Gibraltar?? Maybe UK, maybe USA??? or maybe even here in England, but something tells me no. She may have been in the WAAF, she may have been in Wales or Gloucester during the 2nd world war. She eventuially settled in Deal, Kent and married a man, who became my dads stepdad, called Ken Bell who was from Durham area I think He had something to do with Deal Town Football club.. My dad also worked down the Betteshanger Colliery in Kent late 1960's I guess?? , plus he drove a bus for East Kent, around Dover, Folkestone, Deal and Sandwich, Kent, England. UK. My Gran (Mrs Edna Bell), died the same year as my dad, 2001, both in Plymouth, Devon.) Please help me trace my real grandad, who he was, and whether I have another side to my family I dont know about??? Thanks Please help me find who my real grand dad is, or was.

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Date April 17th 2006
Obituary: MARY AARON McLAUGHLIN, 94, of POINT PLEASANT, NEW JERSEY USA.
E-Mail:
Homepage URL:
Location: USA
Comments: MARY AARON McLAUGHLIN, 94, of POINT PLEASANT, NEW JERSEY USA. Mary Aaron McLaughlin, died Thursday, April 6, at her home. Born Maria Antonia Aaron, June 26th 1911, Gibraltar. Daughter of Francis and Angela Aaron nee Martinez. The family resided in those early years at Rosia Cottages and at 10 Castle Road, Imossi Building. Mary's father, Francis Aaron, immigrated to the USA in 1913 in search of a better life for himself and his family. His wife Angela and six children followed him in 1914 in the SS Ultonia. (SS Ultonia last crossing was the 27th June 1917, she was torpedoed and sunk by the German Submarine U53 with the loss of one life). Mary was only 3yrs old when she arrived in New York and like most Gibraltarians she spoke fluent in both languages, English and Spanish and Yanito, which she would use in later years in New York as an interpreter among other careers. Mary was an extremely outgoing woman, she was loving, caring and always willing to help others. She was athletic and a champion swimmer. A self-taught Yoga Practitioner well before Yoga became mainstream. Mary opened her own Yoga studio late in life when she was in her 60s, she was always inviting friends and family to her house for Yoga sessions. She could do headstands until she was 87. She was very inspiring and encouraging to others. She was always a doer and very versatile. Even before she took up Yoga she liked to read about health, vitamins and how the body worked, constantly learning and trying out new remedies. She also taught Yoga at Trenton State and Georgian Court Colleges, New Jersey, for many years. Like most Gibraltarians, her home was always open to people in need, she used to say mi casa es su casa. Mary never forgot her Gibraltarian heritage, always talking about calentita in addition to other local recipes and customs she had learned from her mother. She visited Gibraltar in the 70s and 80s, made some good friends down Main Street and became a proud registered Gibraltarian at the age of 74. Mary passed away peacefully in the company of her daughter Marie. Marie lived and worked in Gibraltar for a number of years at the ICC Toyland Store/Casemate's selling soft toys. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Beverly Joseph McLaughlin, in 1955 and a son, Beverly Joseph McLaughlin Jr. Surviving are two daughters, Irene Fritsky and her husband Robert and Marie A. Ullger and her husband Lionel: a son, Thomas McLaughlin and his wife Sherry: 12 grandchildren and 4 g-grandchildren.

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Date April 14th 2006
Name: Victoria Cox
E-Mail: vix.cox@gmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: London, UK
Comments: I have always been told that their is Spanish blood in our family tree and I think I may now have found that link. My GGG Grandmother's birthplace is listed several times in censuses as Straits of Gibraltar and once as Kell Ship, Warpike. She was born in about 1811 and then married Reubin Fleetwood in Brentford, Middlesex. If anyone can help, I would be very grateful.

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Date April 12th 2006
Name: Debbie
E-Mail: howse@caboolture.hotkey.net.au
Homepage URL:
Location: Australia
Comments: Hi I am trying to find the family of Sophia Fursman. According to census information Sophia Fursman was born about 1823 in Gibraltar. I do not know whether she grew up there but her husband Frederick Crossland of the 46th regiment was stationed there in 1837. I have no record of a marriage but they next appear as a married couple in Barbadoes in 1844. Any help or hints to further research on this topic gladly accepted.

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Date April 4th 2006
Name: karen (appleyard)
E-Mail: fieldcas@fsmail.net
Homepage URL:
Location: N Yorks
Comments: Researching my Appleyard familytree. Thomas Appleyard married (Hull 1828)Mary Hunter born Gibraltar around 1814. I would be grateful if anyone has any more information about either.

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Date March 28th 2006
Name: Lionel
E-Mail: lionel
Homepage URL: Useful Addresses, Phone#, Fax#, Gibraltar Yellow/White Pages
Location: USA
Comments:

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Date March 27th 2006
Name: Eileen
E-Mail: behackett@snet.net
Homepage URL:
Location: USA
Comments: Looking for any info on Sarah Ann Baggett born on Gibraltar in 1861. Her father received a land grant that brought his family to Newfoundland or Nova Scotia. Family lore has it that this grant was due to some battle he fought bravely in. I've no idea of his name and would like to know how to find a birth certificate for Sarah who was my husband's ggrandmother and thus trace the family roots back to England or Ireland as the case may be. Thanks for providing this site as any Gibraltar info seems tricky to get at best.

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Date March 25th 2006
Name: Graham Marston
E-Mail: gfmarston@btopenworld.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Coventry U.K.
Comments: I would like help to find my grandfathers buriel site in Gibraltar. He was in the AOC when he died on the road to the Military Hospital,23 June 1907, he was 32 at the time of death. As it will soon be 100 years since his death I would like to visit his grave. Graham

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Date March 20th 2006
Name: Michelle Gemmell
E-Mail: michelle_gemmell@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Livingston, Scotland
Comments: I am researching my mother's family tree (SEGUI from Prince Edward's Road, Gibraltar). I am in touch with many of my relations still living on the Rock but am looking for information on my grandparents: Amelia AVELLANO, born 1884 in Gib and Antonio SEGUI (also born 1884 in Gib). Would love to hear from anyone wanting to share information!

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Date March 19th 2006
Name: John Orchard
E-Mail: johnorchard35@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Kent, England
Comments: Hi, are their any websites where you can view Gibraltar census/birth records? My Grandmother Emma Brown was born in the castle at Gibraltar in 1895. Her parents Edward Brown (Royal Artillery) and Maria Del Carman Valero (born in Gibraltar) were married there. They came back to UK in 1900 but not sure when EB was posted presume after 1880. Many Thanks

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Date March 19th 2006
Name: Dennis
E-Mail: ande@east20.fsworld.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: Birmingham , England
Comments: I am trying to find any information about Samuel Smith born c1849.On the 1891 census it states "born aboard ship entering Gibraltar" on the 1871 british census it states "in the straits of Gibraltar" and on the 1901 census it just says "Gibraltar" We know he married a Birmingham (England)girl named Mary Lucas when & where we don't know. Their first born that we know about is a son named Walter William born 1881 in Birmingham England. Can anyone help, we don't know what sort of ship he was born on.

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Date March 14th 2006
Name: Jason Smith
E-Mail: jasonpsmith251@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Devon, England
Comments: Trying to track down a Maria Delore Perodi or Parodi, who married a English soldier called Epsworth in Gibraltar in the mid 1800's. His name was written in the register as Espsworth, by mistake. Can't find any more info. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Date March 10th 2006
Name: Dave Hough
E-Mail: dh007g7015@blueyonder.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: Bristol England
Comments: Looking for any information on a John Barron who died at Gibraltar 1895 in september,buried in Northgate Cemetry I think he was in a hospital there. He was born in Mevagissey, Cornwall, and his age was 24, any help please, from Dave.

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Date Feb 26th 2006
Name: Ghislaine Parker
E-Mail: sonblessed@homemail.com.au
Homepage URL:
Location: Australia
Comments: I am trying to find a relative of mine by the name of Roy Plummer. I believe he was born in Brighton England and may still reside there. He was in the British army in 1954 and 1955. He would be between 80 and 85 years of age now I think.

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Date Jan 30th 2006
Name: Patricia
E-Mail: sreapsise316@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Southampton, Hant, England
Comments: I am trying to locate any family of the late rosa (botiche) and Joseph Carpenter. Rosa(my grandmother) was born in Algeciras. They lived in Lyumington Hants England. My father was their 2nd.youngest son James(Jaimie).I hope someone will be able to help me with finding my family who I believe are living in or near Castle Steps Gibraltar.

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Date Jan 30th 2006
Name: Graham Jansen
E-Mail: gray912@tiscali.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Information sought regarding the ROCCA family of Gibraltar. Antonio Rocca (d. 21/03/1950 Gibraltar, aged 34 yrs) was married to Maria De La Conception SALTARICHE (d, 24/01/2003 Lambeth, London).

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Date Jan 29th 2006
Name: David Kenny
E-Mail: dakenny@ozemail.com.au
Homepage URL:
Location: Sydney, Australia
Comments: Hi, Looking to contact Nicholas Schofield Sugden, however the Email address in his post from 2003 is no longer valid... My family linked into the Sudgens in Canada, and would be interested in Exchange of information. Regards David

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Date Jan 25th 2006
Name: Richard Baron
E-Mail: Pendragon_@Hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: London, UK
Comments: I am trying to trace the birth of William BARON, born sometime from 1827 to 1829 in Gibraltar to James Baron and Margaret MURRAY ( married c. 1822). I would be most grateful if anyone can help. I am quite sure that they were not in Gibraltar as part of the Forces, and were in England, Blackburn, Lancashire for the birth of John Baron in 1823 and Thomas Ashton Baron in 1830.

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Date Jan 5th 2006
Name: Paul Costen
E-Mail: paul.costen@blueyonder.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: Rochester, Kent, UK
Comments: I am trying to trace my family tree and have found that my great grandmother was born in 1867 in Gibraltar. Her name was Elizabeth Nixon and eventually came to the uk and inturn died in 1953 in Rochester, kent. If anyone could shed any light at all on my great grandmother or relations I would be very Grateful. Regards, Paul Costen

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Date Dec 9th 2005
Name: jim tyler
E-Mail: jjimtee@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Looking for information on Caroline Collins born Gibraltar 1844 also her daughter Mary born Gibraltar 1864.Caroline later married Alfred Tyler and Mary took his name although she may have been born with a different surname.

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Date Dec 8th 2005
Name: Jo Parry
E-Mail: jvparry2003@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: Cornwall England
Comments: Hi, I am researching my mother's side of my family tree (Miller). My great grandfather Charles Miller was born in Gibraltar in Jan 1851. His father was listed as a convent guard. I would be delighted if anyone would be able to help me find out more about this side of my family and their reasons for being in Gibraltar. Here's hoping, Jo.

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Date Nov 18th 2005
Name: Dave Hough
E-Mail: dh007g7015@blueyonder.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: Bristol England
Comments: Looking for any information about John Barron who died at Gibraltar September 29th 1895,he was a shps carpenter in 1891, any help would be great, from Dave Hough.

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Date Nov 16th 2005
Name: Dave Hough
E-Mail: dh007g7015@blueyonder.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: Bristol England
Comments: Looking for my relation John Barron,on his fathers tombstone in Mevagissey cornwall it says also,John Barron who died at Gibraltar 29th September 1895. Any help would be brilliant,thanks from Dave.

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Date Nov 13th 2005
Name: Val Barham
E-Mail: val@barham62.fsnet.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: England UK
Comments: I have posted on here before ,without any luck but i keep my fingers crossed this time.I Have been trying to trace Edwin Hawke born Gibraltar 1818,since researching i have found a Martha Hawke born there in 1825 and think this could be a relative,can any kind person thow any light please. Regards Val

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Date Oct 23rd 2005
Name: Joanna Romero Smith
E-Mail: thesmiffs@ntlworld.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Cambridge, UK
Comments: I am a Gibraltarian living in the UK for many years and would like to find out about my family tree i.e. going back from my maternal grandparents first. It seems that the civil register dating back to 1848 is stored on micro-film so I would be unable to look at it. Is there any other way of doing it?

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Date Oct 21st 2005
Name: Larry Smith
E-Mail: digemup315@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: New York, USA
Comments: Looking for birth record for my 2 x Great grandfather, John Russell. he was born between 1864 & 1866 in Gibraltar. His parents were Michael Russell and Margaret Ryan. He had a sister, Mary Josephine, born in 1863 in Ireland. Any info. a big help. Thanks.

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Date Oct 21st 2005
Name: Janet Hulatt
E-Mail: janetsonia.hulatt@ntlworld.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Bedford, England
Comments: I am looking for information with regards to the surname of Fiol in Gibrlatar. My Grandfather on my Mother's side is Fiol, and I am aware of a Cousin with this surname. However, I am looking further back in history as to where the name came from etc. Any body able to provide any such inforamtion? Many thanks

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Date Sept 25th 2005
Name: Neville Tyler
E-Mail: neville.tyler@virgin.net
Homepage URL:
Location: Staffordshire, UK
Comments: I would welcome contact from any researchers resident or frequenting Gibraltar.

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Date Sept 15th 2005
Name: Margaret Strand
E-Mail: magineli@online.no
Homepage URL:
Location: Moss, Norway
Comments: William FORBES born Scotland abt. 1858, married in Gibraltar 15th June 1881, had 2 sons John Joseph + William Kenneth, died before 1903. At his marriage he was a private in the 19th regiment, South Bks. Would appreciate information about his death or his Scottish roots; or advice on where I can find information about his military service, other sources. I find several possible births in Scotland but no proof of identity. Greetings from Norway.

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Date July 25th 2005
Name: Rick Murran
E-Mail: rick_murran77@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: We are trying to trace the family history of my wifes Grandfather. Wilfred Humphfrey Mosley was born in Gibraltar in c 1882. If anybody can assist in researching this person we would be grateful. R&S Murran

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Date July 23rd 2005
Name: Ron Niven
E-Mail: ronaldniven@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Montreal, Canada
Comments: I have been at this for some time now and lately found out that I had a relative that was born around 1790 in Gibraltar. I was wondering if anyone could send me the names of some good sites concerning Gibraltar genealogy, and where I might be able to find out about birth records etc. My relative's name was Isaac Simpkins and I suspect that his father may have been in the British military. Isaac ends up in Scotland 31 years later. Thanks

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Date July 18th 2005
Name: Alan Gorry
E-Mail: alan@alangorry.wanadoo.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: Coventry UK
Comments: My maternal greatgrandmother,Annie Derbyshire, was born in Gibraltar in about 1858 to mother, name unknown, and father James Derbyshire. She married Thomas Wall sometime between 1881 and 1884 (I think) and had two children by him, both born in Liverpool: John about 1881. and Alice about 1884. I, with the help of the GRO(overseas department)in the UK and the CSRO in Gibraltar, have been unable to find a birth certificate for Annie, and I have not,therefore, been able to establish her mum's name. Similarly, the UK BMD indexes have not thrown up a pairing of Annie Derbyshire and Thomas Wall in the period 1880-1890 - so which of the hundreds of Thomas Walls out there was my greatgrandfather? Does any one out there have any leads which might help me get over my Derbyshire/Wall brickwalls?

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Date July 18th 2005
Name: Del Prado
E-Mail: tislis@bigpond.net.au
Homepage URL:
Location: Sydney NSW AUSTRALIA
Comments: The 48th Regiment on Foot was involved in the Peninsula Wars. By 1817 it had been transferred to the Colony of New South Wales. The Quarter-Master was Joshua Stubbs. His servant was Manuel Delprado, my great-great-great-great grandfather. He was born in Spain, possibly around 1792. He stayed in NSW and married Ellen Casey. They had lots of children, who in turn had children and I am a descendent. I would love to found out where he was actually born, and who he descends from. Also, there are quite a few cousins who are eagerly waiting news too right across Australia, from Perth to Sydney. Many thanks in anticipation. We have our Australian family tree structure, with entries in all generations, of course there are some gaps within each, but we can get back as far as Manuel. He could be Manuel Calveche Del Prado, but not sure. CAN YOU HELP, please contact us.

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Date July 13th 2005
Name: Roy Stewart
E-Mail: roystewart16@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Dartford UK
Comments: I am trying to find details of my father's birth and his father that died 2years later. My fathers name was Frederick Charles Colby Denham Stewart. born 18th June 1907, I understand that his father was a sergeant but don't know what regiment. I know that he had a military funeral in Gibralter. I hope that you can help. Many thanks Roy Stewart

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Date June 22nd 2005
Name: Aaron Sanz
E-Mail: aissanz@yahoo.ca
Homepage URL:
Location: Toronto Canada
Comments: I am just starting this amazing quest to trace back through my family tree. My fathers name is Charles Sanz (Teacher), his fathers name was Rogelio or Roque Sanz. My mothers name is Mariluz Sanz (nee Martin) (always closely linked to the Girl Guides & Legion of Mary), and her fathers name was Robert Martin , my grandmothers name was Celia Candeas. If any one has any ifo to help me start of guide me on where to start ??. Kind Regards, Aaron Sanz.

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Date June 19th 2005
Name: jim tyler
E-Mail: jjimtee@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: England
Comments: Looking for information about a family surname collins living in gibralter 1860 - 1864.Specifically Caroline Collins who married Alfred Tyler my great grandfather.

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Date June 19th 2005
Name: Paul Martinez
E-Mail: paul.martinez@btinternet.com
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: I am looking for the origins of my branch of the Martinez family in Gibraltar. So far I have discovered that my paternal Grandfather, Abelardo Martinez, was born in Gibraltar on 20 September 1889; his father Juan Martinez, also a native of Gibraltar, was a policeman and was married to Dolores Herrera of San Roque and died in Gibraltar on 17 March 1917. His grandparents were Manuel Martinez who was married to Maria del Carmen Macias. I visited Gibraltar last year for the first time in 40 years (I was born and live in London) and met Fred Ryan of the cemetary who was extremely helpful. However, I was unable to do the necessary research at the Cathedral, (I was able to establish that Juan does not have a birth certificate but may have a baptismal record). If anybody has done some research that could help me further I would be very grateful.

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Date June 18th 2005
Name: Herminia M Day
E-Mail: herminiamday@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Spain
Comments: Looking for the Wall family based in Gibraltar or La linea around 1921

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Date June 13th 2005
Name: jo vrachnas
E-Mail: jovrac@yahoo.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Australia
Comments: Searching family tree. William Baker born Gibraltar born 16.1.1817. Any way I can get more information?

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Date June 8th 2005
Name: Jean Sparks
E-Mail: jeantill@tpg.com.au
Homepage URL:
Location: Australia
Comments: Looking for info on John Henry Hearson 1850s described as Warden.

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Date April 23th 2005
Name: Alvin Slack
E-Mail: modlack@ntlworld.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Lincolnshire England
Comments: Hi Lionel, I wondered if there are any genealogy research services in Gibraltar or any other sources of help I have recently sent email to Kings Chapel chaplaincy but not recieved a reply yet. Im looking to have birth ,marriage and deaths records if they exist, searched from around 1790 to 1820 at the chapel for my ancestor Edward Storr and family when he was possibly in the army(maybe in 63rd Regiment of Foot).His son William gives his place of birth as Gibraltar Spain on UK census Edwards wife gives place of birth as Scotland and I have only the one child William as yet so I am trying to get a search to cover all the possibilities. Ive not seen any services detailed for this sort of research so would be pleased if you could offer any advice. Regards, Alvin Slack

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Date April 16th 2005
Name: Garry Morton
E-Mail: garry.morton@hmps.gsi.gov.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Prison history: I am currently trying to research the history of HM Prison Service Gibraltar as I am writing a book on the history of the British Crown Prison Services. Can I ask, if any readers have any information, stories or articles of history relating to the Gibraltar prison and its staff? I am in contact with staff at HMP Gibraltar who have helped me, but anything would benefit my research.

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Date April 13th 2005
Name: David Hope
E-Mail: david@basil2.fsnet.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: England
Comments: Has anyone got any information on a relation of ours, Lt. Edward Martin, who died @ Gibraltar during 1802, unfortunately this is the only information I have

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Date April 8th 2005
Name: Hans Kronouer
E-Mail: kronouer@optusnet.com.au
Homepage URL:
Location: Australia
Comments: Searching for information on the families Eschauzier and Terry, who resided in Gibraltar during the 19th century. All information most welcome. Many thanks, Hans Kronouer

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Date March 18th 2005
Name: Edward Thomas
E-Mail: xabbar@candw.ag
Homepage URL:
Location: Antigua, Caribbean
Comments: My grandfather was Scottish and moved to Gibraltar in the late 1800's. His surname was McCoubrey. My mother (Sarah) was born in Gibraltar and left at the age of 13 to emigrate to Argentina with her mother and siblings (her father had already died). If there is anyone who can give me information of where I can find information on possible family members that still remain in Gibraltar I would appreciate it. Many thanks, Edward Oliver Thomas

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Date March 15th 2005
Name: Damian Asquez
E-Mail: damianasquez@msn.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Gibraltar
Comments: I am trying to find the origins of the Asquez surname. I have been able to identify an Emmanuel Asquez as the first born Asquez in Gibraltar. However, I have not been able to trace the birth place of his parents (Father: Francisco Asquez, Mother Catherina/Catalina Sanchez) or any of his siblings (if any). Is there anyone out there that can help? I am also interested in hearing from other people with the Asquez surname who live outside Gibraltar.
Follow-up: March 16th 2005.

Hi Lionel, Fay Napoli is working on my family tree (Asquez surname). The first born Asquez in Gibraltar was an Emmanuel Asquez in 1826 however, this was confirmned by his marriage certificate rather than birth details (no record of an Asquez being born in the 1820's). Therefore I still don't know where my ancestors came from. It looks as if more research needs to be done and I was wondering whether you would be kind enough to suggest someone or somewhere I can turn to help me with this quest. I have other infomation regarding this first Asquez which may or may not build up a picture. Would be grateful if I could hear from you. Thanks Damian Asquez.

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Date March 9th 2005
Name: Morley and Applewhite
E-Mail: keith@morleyonline.net
Homepage URL:
Location:
Comments: Does anyone know where I can find the records for 'dockings' and 'sailings' of ships to and from Gibraltar from December 1943 to February 1944. I am trying to trace information on my father and an American airman who reached Gibraltar via a ship carrying oranges from Seville to Gibraltar. This was the final leg of their escape through Belgium, France and Spain, following their 2 respective aircraft being shot down. Hoping someone out there can help.

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Date March 8th 2005
Name: Sonia McKay
E-Mail: sonia@gibraltarian.net
Homepage URL:
Location: Gibraltar
Comments: I'm carrying out some research to build my family tree and wonder whether anyone out there can help me to find out when and who brought the "McKay" family into Gibraltar. Many thanks!!

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Date Feb 20th 2005
Name: Anna
E-Mail: donaldwilliams@verizon.net
Homepage URL:
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Comments: I'm searching for information about Oxborough and Smith families in Gibraltar. My grandmother, Alice Jane Smith, married Basil Martinez, and emigrated to America with their four young children in 1907. .Her mother's second marriage was to William Oxborough, who was provost marshal in gibraltar. She had half- brothers whose names and dates of death are written in her family's bible.
don-williams@verizon.net Researching martinez, smith, delara, and oxborough genealogy in gibraltar. Alice Smith m. Basil Martinez, son of Captain Juan Martinez and Maria deLara. They and their four children emigrated to America in 1907.Alice was daughter of Susanna Smith and stepdaughter of William Oxborough, provost marshall of Gibraltar.


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Date Feb 13th 2005
Name: James McDowall
E-Mail: jwmcd@blueyonder.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: Devon, England
Comments: Family tradition has it that a chess set I now possess was given by the people of Gibraltar to my 3rd great grandfather, a judge in Gibraltar, on his retirement. Surname Toye, I believe his Christian name was William. His son, Joseph Theophilus Toye was born in Gibraltar in 1808 and became vicar of St Davids in Exeter. Can anyone give me a lead to official records that would confirm that William was a judge, and when? It would be interesting to know where he came from, as well.

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Date Feb 8th 2005
Name: Ellen Yessis
E-Mail: myessis@golden.net
Homepage URL:
Location: Kitchener, ON, Canada
Comments: My grandfather was regimental sergeant-shoemaker of the 2nd Lincolnshire Regiment in 1913. Are there regiment records somewhere to be seen. My mother was born in Gibraltar in 1913. I would like to visit the South Barracks Chapel if it is still there. Her sister died on the Rock. I would like a list of cemeteries if possible. She was Nancy Hudson, died in April 1913. They left in 1914 for Bermuda. Are there ship records of departures? Thank you. Ellen Yessis

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Date Jan 27th 2005
Name: Linda
E-Mail: lindamsmith@ozemail.com.au
Homepage URL:
Location: Australia
Comments: My ancestor J Kellam was a band master (poss 47th Regiment). He married a Spanish woman Sophia Gomez in June 1836 (King's Chapel). They had two daughters before Jas died in 1840 of a burst blood vessel. Sophia remarried another military man in 1844 before going to England/Ireland and then Western Australia where she died in 1852. Sophia was apparently sent to Gibraltar for her safety after her father J Gomez was assassinated in Madrid aft 1818. Any information on the Gomez connection would be appreciated.

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Date Jan 21st 2005
Name: Hector Barea
E-Mail: enjoylife@paradise.net.nz
Homepage URL:
Location: New Zealand
Comments: I have just started looking at Genealogy sites related to Gibraltarians, and I'd appreciate any help or comments that might help me look into my family history.

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Date Jan 18th 2005
Name: Roberta O'Brien
E-Mail: obrienr@idirect.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Toronto, Canada
Comments: Looking for George PRESCOTT m. Phoebe Elizabeth NAYLOR 1828 Wakefield, Yorkshire, England. Son John Eustace PRESCOTT bap. 1832 Wakefield. According to family notes, George & Phoebe also had a daughter named Adelaide (?). According to a John Eustace bio, he was "the eldest son of George of Gibraltar" Are there any records of this family in Gibraltar?

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Date Jan 09th 2005
Name: Morgan
E-Mail: neil.handy@bt.com
Homepage URL:
Location: United Kingdom
Comments: I am looking for information regarding William Charles (or James) Brunt, married to Sarah Langtry. Had various children including Amy, May, Beatrice and John. Sarah remarried and became Sarah Hodge. The family were located in gibraltar around William's death in approximately 1905. It is thought that Sarah (and may be William) were of gibraltise birth. Any information would be very useful.

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Date Nov 16th 2004
Name: LANDRU Philippe
E-Mail: philandru@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Paris,France
Comments: Hi, I search about my ancestor : Sebastien ROBATA (or ROBATO, RUMBADO ?), died in Gibraltar in 1828, october 31. thank you very much for your help LANDRU Philippe 76 rue Beaubourg 75003 PARIS

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Date Oct 16th 2004
Name: val barham
E-Mail: email
Homepage URL:
Location: England
Comments: I am trying to find the birth of my great grandfather Edwin Hawke who was born in Gibraltar in C1818 he was a British subject so I think that his father was proberbly in the military. If any one has any idea how I can go about finding his birth please e-mail me at val@barham62.fsnet.co.uk. I would be gratefull for the least little bit anyone can tell me.

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Date Sept 23rd 2004
Name: P. Bennett
E-Mail: pjb.bennett@virgin.net
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: My great grandfather Joseph Bennett appears on the 1881 UK census as being born in Landport, Portsmouth, and on the 1901 UK census as being born in Gibraltar! He was born in 1822/3, but I have not been able to locate a birth or christening in UK. Any help os suggestions would be most welcome.

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Date Sept 19th 2004
Name: Murray Dobson
E-Mail: dobson_m@optusnet.com.au
Homepage URL:
Location: Australia
Comments: My GGrandmother Elizabeth Hannah was born in Gibraltar in 1822 but I have been unable to locate evidence of her birth. Her father was John William Hannah was described as a Soldier but I ahve no other info on him or the rest of his family. There is a suspicion that he may have come from northern Ireland but no firm evidence. Could anyone tell me what units of the British Army were garrisoned in Gibraltar in 1822? If I have that info I may be able to start tracking him down. Thanks for any info.

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Date Aug 26th 2004
Name: Roger Nixon
E-Mail: rogerEnixon@pro-search.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: London UK
Comments: I am resident in London. My ggf Francis(Frank) Nixon married Jane Lancaster nee Suarez b ca 1860-64 in Gibraltar in 1886. He was then with the Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Jane (might also be Jone, Josephina or Josepha)was the widow of a Robert Lancaster, another soldier. Jane gave her father on one record at Peter Suarez and on another as Joseph Suarez. Family legend has it that her grandfather lived just inside one of the gates of Gibraltar. She is believed to have had a sister whose name is not known. There is some suggestion that the family were all baptised in the cathedral at La Linea. I should very pleased to hear from anyone who might recognise these conenctions and will reply to any messages. I believe the name Suarez is not too commonplace in the Gibraltar and La Lina areas. Thanks

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Date Aug 12th 2004
Name: Siv Berge Lian
E-Mail: siv.lian@losmail.no
Homepage URL:
Location: Norway
Comments: I am a 48 year old woman from Norway with strong interest in Gibraltar because I might have relatives there. Just listen to this: The brother of my tripple grandfather (I think it`s called), named Torjus Guttormsen Berge, was the oldest son of his parents and was to take over the family farm here in the southern part of Norway. However, he moved to Gibraltar, married and got children. He wrote a letter to his parents in Norway, saying he was so content in this country, he wanted to stay and gave up his claim to the farm. We still have this letter, dated the 14th of February 1805, where he tells that he "has great pleasure of his countrymen" and also that there had been so many sick people that more than 5000 had died. At the time of his letter, he had three girls, named Margrethe Anne, Charlotte and Ema Relica. He undersigns the letter with his name and "Commissioner in Gibraltar". If he had not given up his farm to his younger brother, the destiny of many people would have been different. The situation for me, is that I am the first female inheritant to this little farm. I would be very much obliged if someone could help me to find out whether some of your Gibraltar inhabitants might be related to me? Or maybe give me an address where to ask.
Yours sincerely Siv Berge Lian Hannevik Terrasse 54 4613 Kristiansand Norway.


Hi Siv,

Thanks for the contribution. I have never come across the name "Guttormsen Berge" however, there is a name that might be of interest to you and that is "Borge.? The name Berge might have been corrupted over the years to Borge, who knows? I hope this lead will get you started with your adventure in Gibraltar Genealogy. If you search this site you will find many other links to Gibraltar Genealogy related sites that might be of help. Happy Hunting.

Lionel

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Date Aug 10th 2004
Name: Denise Page
E-Mail: pagedj@bigpond.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Australia
Comments: Reuben George Walker served in military was released around 1855 I think in the 92nd. he was illigetimite son of james Brooke (rajah) I believe he married Elizabeth? and they had son Reuben george brooke 1864 ( my grt grt grandfather)any infomation on george walker and elizabeth please,I would appreciate.

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Date July 31 2004
Name: Margaret
E-Mail: mer@pacificcoast.net
Homepage URL:
Location: ?
Comments: My gtgt grandfatherwa born in Port Glasgow Renfrew, on his death certificate it mentioned that his father was a seaman in the British Navy (@1800's) Where could I find information about his father while he was in the service?

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Date July 31 2004
Name: Ian Wood
E-Mail: iwood@bakertillygibraltar.gi
Homepage URL:
Location: Gibraltar
Comments: As Vice Chairman of the Gibraltar Cricket Association we wonder if there are any Gibraltar born cricket players out there who would like a chance to represent the country in forthcoming International tournaments. Whilst we have a superb development project here in Gibraltar and many indigenous youngsters coming through the ranks we are in need of one or two quality individuals to help us go that extra yard or two! In Europe we are ranked 6th!

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Date July 21 2004
Name: Sylvia
E-Mail: sylvialagah@yahoo.com
Homepage URL:
Location: ?
Comments: I'm wondering if Gibraltar was incuded in the 1881 British census as I'm not having much luck finding my family on LDS The trouble is they were probably only in Gibraltar for a short time with the regiment,possibly the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders..not sure. I know that one of the children was born in Gibraltar in 1881 The family was Henry Wilson b1844, Lancashire Mary Ann Wilson(nee Townsend) b 1854,Scotland (married 1870, India) Children: Harriet b 1875, Aden, Yemen Francis, b 1881 Gibraltar Any help would really be appreciated regards, Sylvia

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Date July 20 2004
Name: ROBERT ASTLE
E-Mail: rwastle@juno.com
Homepage URL:
Location: ?
Comments: Hello: I am researching my g.g.grandfather JOSEPH ASTLE. Acording to Admirality records (Adm. 171/1) Joseph answered roll call on the HMS Victory on 21 Oct. 1805. Strangely, his "Quality or Rating at the time of the Battle" is listed as "not found". My question is, could he have been garrisoned at Gibraltar? I understand that Victory stopped both going to and returning from the Battle of Trafalgar. That would explain why his name appears only for that "single" roll call. Forty-two years later, he applied for and received the Trafalgar "clasp" while he lived in Canada. Could he have been sent to the Victory from the prison as some type of working convict? Thank you!

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Date July 3rd 2004
Name: Nikki Collman
E-Mail: nmcollman@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Any Information on the Botiche Family. Have been in particular searching for information on Herminia Botiche, who was born in Gibraltar in 1878, her fathers name was Eusebio Botiche and mother was called Rosa Milan Botiche. Eusebio was a captain of a steamship and died from an explosion on board. Herminia left Gibraltar in the early 1900's and came to the UK. We understand she joined the nursing profession and possibly served in WW1. Her letters stopped being sent to Gibraltar around this time. It would be very much appreciated if anyone could give me advise on where to look.

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Date May 18 2004
Name: Anne MacGregor
E-Mail: info@moondancefilms.com
Homepage URL:
Location: ?
Comments: Hello! I am looking for images of Horatio Jones Sprague (1823 - 1901) who was the US Consul in the 1870s until his death. I am also seeking an image of Sir Frederick Solly Flood who was the Attorney General of Gibraltar from 1872 - 1877. I am interested in hearing from anyone who has images of these men, can suggest where I may direct my enquiries, or has contact details for their descendants. Thank you for any assistance you may be able to provide.

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Date March 23rd 2004
Name: Kari Montagriff
E-Mail: karigreg@pagosa.net
Homepage URL:
Location: USA
Comments: Searching for information on Montegriffo families in Gibraltar. Frank Montegriffo born in Gibraltar abt. 1847 married Isabel Valades from Gaucin, Malaga Spain at Cathedral of St. Mary the Crowned on 16 Oct 1867. They came to the United States in May 1869. Parents of Frank Montegriffo were Josephus (Jose) Montegriffo and Maria Risso. I would like to correspond with anyone interested in the Montegriffo family line.

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Date March 13th 2004
Name: Noreen Oliver
E-Mail:
Homepage URL:
Location: ?
Comments: Wrote to Maureen Newman as she listed a message on 2 Aug 2002 which is of great interest but have not had a reply. I wonder if any one else could help, please? "I have just read your message about Robert Wearing, merchant of Gibraltar.... I was browsing the site because an ancestor of mine died in Gibraltar and we have not been able to find out exact when he died so I thought if I looked at a Gibraltar site I might get some clues. However you mentioned a Christopher Hammond Wearing; he is related by marriage to the family I am researching so I hope you will not mind if I contact you in case you have come across my ancestor or could shed any light on his fate. David Galbreath , merchant of New York and Islington, London was a son of Thomas Galbreath , merchant of Islington by his probable first marriage ( We think he may have been married before that ). Thomas had married secondly on 2 February 1794 at St Mary, Reading, Berkshire, an Elizabeth Augusta Crawford. Their daughter, Augusta, bap. 26 July 1795 in Islington married C H Wearing on 11 July 1816 at St Clements Dane, London. Augusta was therefore a half-sister to David. David Galbreath was in Gibraltar on business in late 1811; we think at that time he was acting as an agent for another company. From 1794 he had been listed in directories as a merchant in the City of London but we think he may have had a change in his circumstances about 1810. He died in Gibraltar after 6 January 1812 and before 12 February 1812. He had caught a chill on arrival in Gibraltar in December due to unseasonal rainy weather. Ref letter from DG to his son John, 6 January 1812. He was buried in the Burying grounds within the the walls of the town at South Port, Gibraltar. Ref letter from David Johnston of Archbold and Johnston to James Dunsmore of Lothbury Street, London, 10 February 1812. Permission had to be procured for the burial to take place. The Gibraltar archivist searched his records for me but was unable to find a record of the burial and the cemetery no longer exists. David had been ill long enough that David Johnston had previously written to Dunsmore about him. David had made a recovery of sorts but had then become seriously ill - attended by Dr Fraser - water in the stomach and then on his lungs and had died after 2 days. Johnston had been very attentive and appeared to have made the arrangements for the funeral. Johnston hopes that Gray and Co will look after David's family. David did not speak of his own matters except for concern for his family and that there was money owing to him for the sale of some shirts. Johnston said he would deal with that and wrote to John on 11 April 1812 and enclosed a cheque for ?30..1s..9d. So we think Gray and Co were the firm David was working for. If your researches in Islington have thrown up anything that might be helpful to me I would be very grateful to hear from you. Thomas Galbreath's firm was at one time called Galbreath and Hendeson and there were trading connections with Scotland - Glasgow and family connections with Paisley." With best wishes Noreen Oliver

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Date Feb 25th 2004
Name: Anna Booth
E-Mail: anna.booth@aph.gov.au
Homepage URL:
Location: Australia
Comments: I am reading the diary of a lady who visited Gibraltar in August 1937 (on board the Ormonde). She became friends with a grandmother and baby. The grandmother was taking the baby to visit the father who was a senior officer in the military. The baby's mother had died. Would there be any way of finding out the names of these people? The diary entry about them is delightful. Could someone also tell me what 'Four Corners' is? Anna Australia


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The Four Corners is what is known today as the Frontier or the area within the vicinity of the frontier. The Royal Air Force Officers Quarters is located only yards away from the border with Spain also known as Four Corners. I hope this might help solve the puzzle! Lionel
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Date Feb 24th 2004
Name: Melvyn
E-Mail: melvynhore@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: England
Comments: My Gt. Grandfather Enos Walter HORE was an asst warder convict estab't 1870 -1875 the children born to Enos and his wife Priscilla (nee HALL) had their births and baptisms recorded in Army returns records Gibraltar I obtained the copies from the ONS at Southport, England. The baptisms were performed by Henry Sidebotham, Cannon of gibraltar, Chaplain of convict mission.Does anyone have information on convict mission?

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Date Feb 14th 2004
Name: Christian Fizet
E-Mail: Anitachrisfizz@numericable.fr
Homepage URL:
Location: France
Comments: Hi, I have an ancestor, Mr Emmanuel, Menahem Nahon who is born in Gibraltar the 17th july 1814. He were interpreter in the french army in Algeria in 1830 and became vice-consul of France in Tetuan. I have some papers about him and I search informations on his family. Sincerely, Christian Fizet Lyon, France

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Date Feb 12 2004
Name: Kevin
E-Mail: malcostream@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: http://www.scotskirkgibraltar.com
Location: Gibraltar
Comments: Wonder if you would be interested in adding a link to the new church of Scotland (Gibraltar) site which includes information on purchasing a cd rom with its marriage etc records.

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Date Jan 4th 2004
Name: Dorothy May
E-Mail: johnthebutch @hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: ?
Comments: I am trying to find any imformation about my GGGrandfather William Oxborough died 1849 buried in Witham Cemetery Gibraltar.He was a Provost Marshall.His Wife is buried in North Front Cemetery Gibraltar died25-5-1864 her name is Susannah Oxborough.There are two others buried in North Front Cemetery not sure if they are there sons William Oxborough died 11-5-1864 age 31 years and Henry Oxborough died 13-8-1867 age 51years

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Date Jan 4th 2004
Name: penny
E-Mail: pennyt_1999@yahoo.com.au
Homepage URL:
Location: Australia
Comments: Researching family in Gibraltar. Could someone please tell me the cost of "copies of Certificates (birth/marriage/death)" from the Civil Registry? Thanks.

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Date Dec 18th 2003
Name: Tom Brown
E-Mail: tbrown@rimes.org
Homepage URL:
Location: USA
Comments: Ill email Pauldirectly, as he may be my cousin. My Grandfather, Eleuterio Coll Vincent Hernandez came from Gibraltor, but I do not know where or when. He had several wives and lived in Boston (Dorchester) when I knew him. He completed the Boston Marathon and was an Artist. He painted teh raised gold leaf lettering on the Boston Fire Department Trucks for years. He was a devout Catholic and personal friend of Cardinal Richard Cushing Of Boston. Please email me at tbrown@rimes.org if you have any light to shed. My mother, Mary Hernandez was his daughter. She had brothers Oliver and ?? (last known in PLymouth MA), and sisters Eleanor and Mildred

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Date Nov 28th 2003
Name: Brian
E-Mail: brian.wilkie3@btopenworld.com
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Looking for information on albert wilkie D.O.B 1914/15 came to england in 1920/25 his father was william christopher wilkie.

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Date Nov 7th 2003
Name: Nicholas Schofield Sugden
E-Mail: Need new email address
Homepage URL:
Location: ?
Comments: I am looking for records to do with my ancestors who lived in Gibraltar. They were a Military Family, and the legend is my great grandfather Selwyn Schofield Sugden the First was either the Governor of Gibraltar or Governor of a Penal Colony in Gibraltar. I am looking for material that would have records of his employment or what ever. There must be documentation of this stuff especially if he was governor of all of Gibraltar. I want to look into it just in case its true. Do you know of any books about the Governors of gibraltar and the penal colony are they the same thing. He would have been the governor at some time between 1827 and 1880. Thank you, Nicholas
Reply Date: Nov 13th 2003 Response from Nicholas: Dear Lionel, Hi How are you doing? Thanks for the reply. I think its really great that this service is starting up. I have high hopes and pray that I can find out what happenred to my ancestors in Gibraltar. I have found Sugden incidents there back into the 1700's. I don't know if they are all related but suspect they were. My Great Great Grandfather Selwyn Schofield Sugden the First was the Governor of a Penal Colony in Gibraltar in the mid 1800's. I would like to find out all that I can about the penal coloies in Gibraltar but can't find anything. What I believe went on is that convicts were transported by the Navy to Gibraltar on the way to Australia and other places, and that the penal colonies were run by the Navy. The legend is that the family were a Naval Family going way back. Sel#1's son Selwyn Schofield Sugden the Second, born 1836in Cornwall, England, was partially brought up at "the Rock". He became a Captain in the R.N. and his sons and many other descendants to this day are still in the Navy - U.K., U.S., and Canadian. The family are said to descend from the Earls of Orford, and were of a Class just below Nobility. The parents of Sel I are in the "Pallots Marriage Index", which is related for people with status. I have found family records for incidents in England until immigration to Canada in 1906. There is a big gap from 1849 to 1870. 20 Years, eh. I suspect that a lot happened in those twenty years in my great grand fathers emmidiate family and that cousins and siblings stayed and that there was a prior history of the extended Sugden family there. Maybe some are still there? If you could help point me in the right direction on any of these concerns I'd be very grateful. I am especially interested in B.M.D.records,and Naval Records. The biggest idea I got is that there may be some Library or Museum in Gibraltar with photos, portraits, and documents relating to Sel I's work as Governor of the Penal Colony. Thanks for working on this service! Yours, Nicholas L. Schofield Sugden

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Date Oct 24th 2003
Name: David Douglas
E-Mail: ddouglas@wanadoo.dk
Homepage URL:
Location: North Jutland, Denmark.
Comments: My great-great grandparents lived in Gibraltar from 1873 to 1880. James Rennie was born in Dundee, Scotland in 1840; while stationed in Bermuda as a sapper in the Royal Engineers he married (without leave of his commanding officer) Harriet Seon Outerbridge, a coloured woman born 1835 in Bermuda. They were immediately sent to Gibraltar, where Jessie Ross Rennie, Annie Rennie and David Ross Rennie were born in 1873,76 and 78, respectively. On 1st September 1875, he survived a gunpowder explosion at Calfe Battery. According to the family story, he was smoking while on sentry duty. His eyesight was damaged, which eventually led to his discharge in 1884. He was quite a character; according to his military record (1865-84) he spent much of his career in military prison. If anyone has any ideas about how I might find further information (maybe newspaper articles about the explosion), I'd be most grateful. best wishes, David Douglas, North Jutland, Denmark.

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Date Oct 17th 2003
Name: Cathrine
E-Mail: cathrine_jonsen@yahoo.no
Homepage URL:
Location: Norway
Comments: Hello, I'm looking for information about the Forbes family and the Ullger family from Gibraltar.

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Date Oct 13th 2003
Name: Paul J. Hernandez
E-Mail: Paul821h@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: ?
Comments: Hi, My GGGrandfather Eleuterio Hernandez was born on Gibraltar April 18,1849, one of 13 brothers and sisters, all born on Gibraltar. Jane,Mary,Lupito,Lorenzo,Anthony,Pasquel,Manuel,John and Isidoro,other names have been misplaced but not forgotten. Mother Mary Coll Hernandez daughter of a soldier on Gibraltar. Father Antonio M. Hernandez gardener of Capt. of Port Dept. died July 27, 1887. Mary converted to Catholicism when she married Antonio. Have sent written requests to Catholic church on Gibraltar, and to the Cemetery Keeper also, to no avail. Trying to find Cemetery buried, Church married annd any pert. dates. Any help with this would be appreciated.

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Date Oct 11th 2003
Name: Patricia Williamson
E-Mail: PWperfect@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: ?
Comments: My grandfather, Julio Williamson, was born on June 15, 1889 in Gibraltar. His parents were: William Williamson and Mary Cerisola. I would like to trace my family roots. If anyone has any ideas, please notify me. Thank You.

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Date Oct 6 2003
Name: Donna Deiss
E-Mail: tanantsrights@sbcglobal.net
Homepage URL:
Location: USA
Comments: HI: I am looking for information and relatives of my great grandparents. My great grandfather, Giacomo Moresco was born in Genoa on 4-9 -1867. My great grandmother Rose Calori was born 4 -1865. Giacomo came to California in 1888 and saved for two years to bring Rose and her first child Mary to America in 1890. My grandmother, Genevieve was born 11-11-1891 and named after Genoa being the firstborn in SF, Calirornia. My great grandparents lived on a farm and could not read and write so when they left their family in Italy, they knew they would never hear from them again. We had a Moresco Family Reunion on 9-15-2001 and celebrated the Italian immigrant spirit. I would love to know more about their lives in Italy and to find any relatives. Rose Calori had a twin that may have died young. There has to be Morescos and Caloris over there. I hope to find info to share with our family.

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Date Oct 06 2003
Name: Brian Wilkie
E-Mail: brian.wilkie3@btopenworld.com
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Looking for William Christopher Wilkie merchant seamen my father was Albert Wilkie year of birth 1915/1916 may?

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Date Sept 8, 2003
Name: Barbara
E-Mail: donbar@alphalink.com.au
Homepage URL:
Location: Australia
Comments: Tracing parents of ancestor - Frances Castletine,born Gibraltar,Circa 1774. She later married and lived in Kent,England. English census states she was born at Gibraltar. Visited Gibraltar in 1996 but was on a tour so no time for research.

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Date Aug 18th 2003
Name: Peter Hendy-Ibbs
E-Mail: peter.hendy-ibbs@ntlworld.com
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Dear Lionel & Marie, Please don't be concerned about answering this email while you're on holiday - I use holidays to get away from work and genealogy. When you have time, though I would welcome your advice on how to find birth and census data in Gibraltar, and tell me wheter any such data are available online. I am looking for a lady called Rica BITTON (or possibly de Bitton) born in Gib around 1885 and in London with her mother Estelle by 1901. She may have had a middle name of Pamelia, though that may have been an affectation. Have the Gibraltar archives been transcribed and made available online? If so I would like to know how I may search them. With many thanks, Peter Hendy-Ibbs

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Date Aug 17 2003
Name: Ann-Marie Ell
E-Mail: ann-marie.ell@virgin.net
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Hi my name is Ann-Marie & I live in South Gloucestershire England I am looking for any information regarding my MOON family that lived in Gibraltar from the 1870's onwards Thank you Ann-Marie

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Date July 14, 2003
Name: Julia Woolley
E-Mail: jimwar@compuserve.com
Homepage URL: None
Location: UK ?
Comments: My mother Kathleen Woolley aged 42 died in Gibraltar at the Military Hospital in August 1949 wife of Master Gunner J.A.Woolley R.A.1425375 and I am trying to trace where she was buried or cremated or if she was sent home can anyone help or advise me how I can find out.
Hello Lionel Many thanks for the information regarding the tracing of where my mother was buried. I will let you know of the outcome. Once again, many thanks for putting me on the trail. Yours Julia (Woolley)
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Date July 09 2003
Name: Marti
E-Mail: url@vilaweb.com
Homepage URL: None
Location: Barcelona
Comments: Lionel,

Thanks for all. Let me ask you some things about Gibraltar Genealogy. I'm looking for information and doing some research on Minorcan families in Gibraltar. Is there any specific resource on Internet about this topic? I'm very interested to track all links between XVIII century Minorca and Gibraltar, and I thought 'The Rock Under a Cloud' book was an excellent starting point on this subject. Could you suggest me any other worth reading book? Thanks a lot and regards,

Martí
Always a pleasure Marti and hope that you enjoy your book. In answer to your question: according to British maritime records the existence of a maritime lane, military and commercial between Minorca, port Mahon and Gibraltar has been in place since 1708. Of course, it was more prevalent during the British occupation of Minorca. The Gibraltarian. The Origin and Development of the Population of Gibraltar from 1704 States that it was during this period that the arrival of most Minorcan artisans occurred. List of inhabitants 1777 taken by General Boyd states as 62 Minorcans among other inhabitants but in addition to this list there are 267 Strangers and 596 Natives. In my opinion, the actual count of Minorcans could have been much higher if we consider unknown numbers of those two groups. It is definitely a guide to go for but like any other official count, there is always room for error. The following is a Minorcan web site submitted by Susan at allgibraltar genealogy. allgibraltar genealogy is a highly recommended site for all those researching Gibraltar. http://olivetreegenealogy.com/ships/toflabalearic.shtml
Good luck and happy hunting.

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Date July 5 2003
Name: Marjorie Wright
E-Mail: mkbgw@telus.net
Homepage URL: None
Location: ?
Comments: Alfred Francis Giolma born April 1840 Gibraltar---Anglican Church Minister Juan Giolma--Greek Consul at Gibraltar born about 1800 --married Caralina Morello--had 4 children born in Gibraltar- Thomas Quintina --married Justina Candida des Nevess Isabel Maria Eladio Alfred Francis married Elizabeth Francis Buchanan. Rev John Buchanan BA, MA Trinity Dublin Ensign 32 &95 Regiments Gibraltar-- born 1794 Father William Buchanan Mother Dorothea Waruick married Matilda Mary Anne De Bretton 2 children Luisa Matilda--Elizabeth Francis

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Date May 19 2003
Name: Elsa Benzaquen
E-Mail: elsabenzaquen@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: None
Location: ?
Comments: huggs lionel - nice web site! I am searching for an uncle, the older brother of my father elias benzaquen (born benzaken). salomon was born in gibralter and moved to morocco around 1920 his name was salomon benzaken, had 3 sisters soledad, coty & cucky, and 2 brothers vidal and my father elias.all were born in gibralter. I have found everybody except salomon and his family. last year I visited gibralter and had very happy moments with my family.I tried morocco and found a claude benzaken - who is not family. many thanks and take care Elsa.

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Date May 4th 2003
Name: Doreen
E-Mail: DoreenPumpkin@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: None
Comments: My Gfather served with the Kings Royal Rifles in Gibraltar 1891-1895. His wife Martha Geraldine Dickson had two children Mary Jane born 4/4/1893 and Martha Holmesdale born 5/3/1892. Mother died and one child died 1892. Father was Charles Richard no.3965. Can anyone throw any more light as I have met a brickwall? All or any help gratefully received. Thanks Doreen

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Date April 21st 2003
Name: Neville Tyler
E-Mail: neville.tyler@virgin.net
Homepage URL:
Location: None
Comments: Hi, My name is Neville Tyler. My Great Grandfather married Elisa Dolby in Gibraltar in 1863.They were both natives of England, possibly Essex. Walter was first a Police Sergeant and then a Sanitary Inspector. They had 5 children(all born in Gib). Charles, Alfred, Emma, Alice and Herbert Walter Ritchie (my grandfather). In order to get any further with my researches I need to find out where they originally came from and where they returned to in the UK.(my late father seemed to think it was Romford in Essex). Any help or Suggestions would be most appreciated.

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Date April 17th 2003
Name: Craig Adamberry
E-Mail: CraigAdamberry@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Hi everyone, Im Craig Adamberry born in Oxfordshire, England in 1968. My father Mario Adamberry was born in Gibraltar in 1947. One of 4 children. My Aunt Marie still lives in Gibraltar. Sadly my father died last year 2002. I have wanted to build a picture of my family history/tree. So I would like to hear from Adamberry's from around the world. Just to say hello if anything. Im a Policeman in Ipswich in England, I was in the Royal Navy for 8 years prior to that. My grandfather John was also born in Gibraltar. My grandmother Herminia Jiminez Gonsalez was born in Spain. So please get in touch.

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Date April 15th 2003
Name: Carol Foulger
E-Mail: carol_foulger@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Sydney, Australia
Comments: Hi, my name is Carol Foulger, and I live in Sydney, Australia. In researching part of my family, I have found a family of shipwrights living in Deptford from the early 1700s through to the 1800s. In about 1790, one of them marries, maybe at Bermondsey, but his first 2 children, b 1794 and 1796, are born in Gibraltar. The next 2, in 1801 and 1804, are born at Deptford, Kent, so he is back with the rest of the family. Can anyone explain exactly why he would be in Gibraltar? I know a little bit about the history of the time, but cannot find the answer to this question. TIA Carol

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Date March 20th 2003
Name: Tim Edwards
E-Mail: timegate@lineone.net
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Researching Captain Edward R Lambert, off the 64th Staffordshire's, who where posted to Gibraltar's for Garrison duty from 1818 to1827. Commisioned in 1817, he was killed in 1822. Would love to find out more about him, or about his Colonal-in-Chief at the time. I'm from the UK. Regards Tim Edwards.

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Date March 12 2003
Name: Denise Adams
E-Mail: Deniseadams57@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Hi, my name is Denise Adams, I have been tirelessly searching for relatives. My mother was born on the Rock on 16th December 1919, her maiden name was Sardena. She married my father Norman Williams on 19th December 1950, and moved to Gillingham, Kent England. They went on to have two girls Sandra, and myself. My mother came from a large family Lionel Sardena, Hubert Sardena, Frankie Sardena, Delia Sardena, Amelia Sardena, Pepita Sardena, Mercedes Gaetto, Minnie Lintern I believe there were five other brothers and sisters. My grandmothers name was Rohelia, but I do not know my grandfathers. My mother went back to the Rock when my father died in 1979, my mother died on 19th July 1980 and is buried somewhere on the Rock. I would dearly like to hear from any persons linked to my family, who I believe live in the region of Castle Ramp. I have two sons aged 21 and 18 who know nothing about their heritage, and I would like them to be able get to know their family roots. If you can contact me at above email address.

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Date Jan 21st 2003
Name: JOHN MILLER
E-Mail: johnmiller@ntlworld.com
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Hello, my name is JOHN MILLER and I am researching my family history. I have discovered that my Great Grandfather, JOHN GEORGE MILLER, was born in Gibraltar around 1817, but was living in Stepney, London in 1865. His father was THOMAS BRISTOW MILLER who was a Shipwright, but I have no records of his Mother or other family. I would be grateful for any information that would point me in the right direction for further research. Regards,John Miller

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Date Jan 4th 2003
Name: Brian S Swales
E-Mail: hawthornlodge@ntlworld.com
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Hi, My name is Brian S Swales, and I live in England. My interest in Gibraltar stems from the fact that two ancestors of mine, on my mothers side, were born in Gibraltar. Sarah BERNARD born August 22 1822 Thornton BERNARD born November 20 1824 Their parents were Thomas BERNARD and his wife Ann ?? Thomas was at the time serving in the 64th Regiment of Foot.

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Date Dec 18th 2002
Name: Sandra Dodden
E-Mail: sandra@eleganshomesltd.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: My Name is Sandra Dodden, my Grandmother was born in Gibralter Angela Figueras on 19 June 1897. Her Father's name was Angel Figueras and mother maria Figueras formarly Cantisano. I have an address of her nephew Victor Figueras of 29 Red Sands House, Red Sands Road, Alemerda Gardens, Gibraltar. I would like to contact him or his relatives but I do not know if he is still alive. Please can you offer any suggestions. Thank you for your help. If you would like further information on me please let me know.

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Date Dec 04 2002
Name: Ian Hutchinson
E-Mail: Ishutchy@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: N/A
Comments: hi ...my name is Ian Hutchinson. I am looking for any links to my mother who was born on gibraltar around 1930. Her family name was Payas . I would be grateful for any info as I am just starting my family tree. Thank you

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Date Nov 3rd 2002
Name: Dave Lewis
E-Mail: david@dlewis85.freeserve.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Hello there, I wonder if you can help me with a query about Gibraltar Prison. My ggg grandfather (Charles Groundsell) was a convict warder at Gibraltar Prison during the 1860s. Are you aware of any sources that may be able to provide information on the prison or on the staff that worked there at that time? Thank you for your help. Dave Lewis

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Date Oct 22nd 2002
Name: Tudie Alsbury
E-Mail: cattivo@satx.net
Homepage URL:
Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Comments: Good morning, my name is Tudie Alsbury, I live in San Antonio, Texas, USA, I am interested in finding information on ancestors/relatives Thomas Alsbury that listed Gibraltar as being from when he enlisted in January of 1755 at Warwick, (now incorporated into Newport News, Virginia) at the age of 17, in the American Revolution, which would make him being born ca 1738. We don't know where he was born, or his parents, or what ship he arrived on. He is found in the Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement of Virginia, in 1753, along with Charles Alsbury, we think he was Thomas' brother or father. Any help that you may be able to give me will be greatly appreciated. Thanks Tudie

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Date Aug 31st 2002
Name: Val Banks
E-Mail: val.banks@virgin.net
Homepage URL:
Location: Staffordshire, England
Comments: Hi there, Found your site today and am really impressed with the ammount you have on it. My interest in Gibraltar stems from a marriage in 1818 at the Kings Chapel. George Langsford, Inhabitant, married Hannah Morecroft By Licence. They had two children, Sophia Allan and George Johnston, both baptised at Kings Chapel. On each baptism entry the fathers occoupation is given as Inhabitant. On the first they lived at Johnstons Passage and the second at Castle Road. George Langsford was said by his son to have been a Commissary General but I can find no evidence of this. I wondered if Inhabitant just meant someone of independent means who didn't work.Unfortunately try as I might I can't find out who would have issued the marriage licence, that might give me something else to go on. George Langsford was buried in Birmingham in 1825 aged 35years, giving a year of birth C1790. If anyone has any ideas on how I can continue my research I'd be most grateful to hear. Best Wishes Val Banks Staffordshire, England

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Date Aug 29th 2002
Name: Gilson
E-Mail: gilsondg@gibnet.gi
Homepage URL:
Location: Gibraltar
Comments: Great site !! One observation.(so far) in the Gibraltar page the address of The Cathedral of St Mary the Crowned as: The vestry Cathedral Square This is not correct !! The Cathedral of St Mary the Crowned is in Main Street - whether or not it has a 'vestry' as the Anglicans do, I cannot say. Regards.

Thank you for your observation Gilson, but comments / information and addresses provided by external sites are beyond our control. Nevertheless, your point is well taken and I am sure that other researchers like yourself will take notice of the error. Best regards. Lionel...

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Date Aug 13th 2002
Name: Christine Haberer
E-Mail: chaberer@tiscali.fr
Homepage URL:
Location: France
Comments: I am looking for a LAGNADO, rich sephardic familly, british national, who lived in Gibraltar, maybe even british consulate or member of british consul. sometimes between 1830 and 1878. Thanks you if anyone can give me a lead. Christine.

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Date Friday 02nd Aug 2002
Name: Maureen Newman
E-Mail: mdownunder@msn.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Comments: I would like to add a message to the Board please. I am looking for Robert WEARING, Merchant of Gibraltar, whose Will I have just obtained. At the time of making this Will he was resident in Islington, London, but intended to return to Gibraltar. The Will was made in 1814 and proved in 1815. He names brother THOMAS (deceased) and RICHARD and a sister MARY. Thomas had been a Merchant in Gibraltar, I'm not sure about Richard. Another WEARING mentioned in the Will was Christopher Hammond Wearing. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Maureen Newman (nee Wearing), Melbourne, Australia

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Date May 3rd 2002
Name: Alfassa Marks
E-Mail: alfassa@sephardicstudies.org
Homepage URL: http://www.sephardicstudies.org
Location: None
Comments: Dear friends, Would you please consider adding a link to our Sephardic website about Culture, History & Genealogy. We have a vast amount of original data on the website (including Gib. Our link www.sephardicstudies.org Our Name: Foundation for the Advancement of Sephardic Studies and Culture For nearly 40 years, the Foundation has been dedicated to preserving and promoting the complex and centuries-old culture of the Sephardic communities of Turkey, Greece, the Balkans, Europe and the United States. The mission of the Foundation for the Advancement of Sephardic Studies and Culture remains essentially the same some four decades after its founding: To encourage the appreciation and understanding of the Sephardic heritage, language and experience, in an effort to preserve and document it for future generations, before it disappears forever. Shalom

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Date Saturday 20th April 2002
Name: kenzie
E-Mail: kenzie@telco4u.net
Homepage URL:
Location: None
Comments: I am looking for descendants of the Conolly family born in Gibraltar in the 1800's They are Thomas Arthur Hamilton, Caroline, Beaumont, Francis and Louisa .... and also a Gerald Napier ... surname unknown who may still be living

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Date Saturday 13th April 2002
Name: Victoria Germain
E-Mail: VictoriaGermain@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: South Devon, England
Comments: Hello, I am interested in the Gibraltar Police Force and tried to use the email address given on the website. Unfortunately the message came back 'undeliverable'. Do you know of another such address that I could write to. Many thanks, Victoria Germain

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Date Thursday 11th April 2002
Name: Mary James
E-Mail: MARYJAMES22@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Wales
Comments: I am looking for members of the LULY family in Gibraltar and will be pleased if anyone can assist. My ancestor Captain John Luly sailed from Wales to Gibraltar but his vesssel went missing in 1854 after it left Gibraltar - any ideas as to how I can research this? Mary James

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Date Thursday 28th March 2002
Name: Catherine
E-Mail: figzwic@videotron.ca
Homepage URL:
Location: Canada Newfoundland
Comments: Looking for information pertaining to my great grand-father, Antonio Figary, who was born in Gibraltar, February 1844. I've been having trouble finding information about him as no records are available in Gibraltar--I was told by the Government that a census was not taking during the time he was there and church records had been destroyed in a fire for the period when he was born. He left Gibraltar, apparently in the employ of the Navy. When the ship landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, he deserted and made his way to Channel, Newfoundland. Here, in 1862, he was listed as a blacksmith. Any information related to tracking Naval records, or information on him would be appreciated. I know the name has been Anglicized as he could not speak English well, if at all, when he arrived in Canada. Variations on the name include Figary, Figarie, Figaris, Zegarri, Fergaery and Fragier.

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Date Wednesday 16th Jan. 2002 15:28
Name: Arwyn Evans
E-Mail: arwyn.evans@bbc.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: Llandaff, Cardiff
Comments: I'm a journalist working for the BBC in Wales, and am currently looking for anyone who has connections with Wales and is living in Gibraltar. I would appreciate any contact names or ideas ? Thanks for your help! Arwyn Evans BBC Materion Cyfoes / Current Affairs Work/Gwaith: 029 20322 439 * Fax/Ffacs: 029 20322 479 * Ystafell C201, Y Ganolfan Ddarlledu, Llandaf, Caerdydd CF5 2YQ * Room C201, Broadcasting House, Llandaff, Cardiff CF5 2YQ * mailto:arwyn.evans@bbc.co.uk

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Date Monday 26th Nov. 2001 21:31
Name: Roger Callen
E-Mail: rogercallen@serv.net.au
Homepage URL:
Location: None
Comments: Hello, this is an interesting site. CALLEN (Kent, Wales) sailors in the merchant navy visited Gibraltar and served in the docks on various occasions. I also have links to RUTLAND (Kent) and FRENCH (Kent, Essex) and LEVY from Sheerness, Sheppey, UK. Most of them were also attached to docks or ships and worked in Sheerness or Chatham docks. My father lived with his parents on Malta for several years. Anyone with links to or knowledge of these families please contact me. Roger Callen Qld, Aussie.

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Date Saturday 13th Oct 2001 05:11
Name: Victoria Germain
E-Mail: VictoriaGermain@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: None
Comments: Have very much enjoyed this website. Lots of useful facts and information. Am researching BARNES 1842 onwards. It is definitely a website I will be returning to again.

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Date Friday 12th Oct 2001 23:06
Name: Sheila Lowe
E-Mail: writechoice@prodigy.net
Homepage URL:
Location: USA
Comments: I am searching for information about my great-great grandmother, Carolina Maria Perera (or Pereira) Garcia, who was born in La Linea on the border of Gibraltar/Spain about 1842. She married Eli Clarke, a British Sailor, probably around age 18.

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Date Thursday 4 Oct 2001 18:57
Name: Bob McBride
E-Mail: bob@ancestors.worldonline.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: Scotland
Comments: I have considerable information on the PUCHINI family in Gibraltar c1830 -c1870.

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Date Sept 09 2001
Name: Alexandre
E-Mail: sashatsar@journ.msu.ru
Homepage URL:
Location: Russia
Comments: I'm very interested in Gibraltar history. I'm doing a project at Moscow State University. Its title is "Great Britan and Spain: the problem of Gibraltar". Who has some materials on the topic (articles, books) or useful references, please let me know. Thanks in advance.

September 09th 2001... Hi Alexandre, Thank you for visiting my website and your interest in Gibraltar. Try this link ( http://www.gibbell.gi/home/dparody/chapter1.htm ) for more information on the history of Gibraltar. If you need to know any specific item or dates regarding Gibraltar and can't find it in this website please let me know and I will be more than glad to help where ever I can. Best Regards, Lionel

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Date Thursday 08/16/2001 6:18:51pm
Name: keko
E-Mail: kekomartin@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Mexico
Comments: I am looking for news, information, notices about a Spanish who in the years 40 arrived at New York, his wife was called Sabrina, and she died waiting for a mail. We had never news from him, he arrived from La Linea de la Concepcion city, Cadiz,Spain. From the saddest histories that I can have heard in my life one of them it comes from my childhood, in the Linea de la Concepcion city, a spanish litle village near Gibraltar

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Date Monday 08/06/2001 6:34:03am
Name: Vicki McConnell
E-Mail: terryaorangi@xtra.co.nz
Homepage URL:
Location: New Zealand
Comments: Am interested in the history of Gibraltar. My g g grandparents Col George Thompson and Anna Plink were married there in 1812 and my g grandfather born there in 1814

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Date Friday 07/20/2001 6:36:51am
Name: Mike Baillie
E-Mail: bailliem@netc.net.au
Homepage URL:
Location: Australia
Comments: Thanks for your website hope you or others can help me. My great grandmother Sarah Jane Dowling married Charles Espley in Brisbane Australia on the 3rd of March 1882 the wedding certificate says she was 19 years old and born in "Gibraltar Spain" Her father was listed as William Dowling and her mother was Rachel Wellst or Hellst. Williams occupation was listed as a publican. Charles was in England at the time of the 1881 census so I have details of his family but am stuck on Sarahs family. Any help would be appreciated.

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Date Tuesday 05/22/2001 3:50:27am
Name: Marcus Bosano
E-Mail: mbosano@btinternet.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Bristol, UK
Comments: Like the links that you have on the site i hope these will be useful for my own research into Bosano Genealogy and Gibraltar. I have a family tree on my site and various other information about Bosano's who seem prominent in Gibraltar. If anybody can help me with this research please contact me, Regards, Marcus Bosano

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Date Friday 04/13/2001 9:01:59pm
Name: lourdes McDonald
E-Mail: Lourdes@bluryonder.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: I am researching my Gibraltarian/English roots. My great grandfather, who was Englishman and stationed in Gibraltar around 1911 while serving in the British army. He married a Lala Balestrino in 1911 at Europa Barracks. He then went on to work as a dockyard policeman in 1914. His son Albert Harry Bishop my grandfather joined the British army too and served during the 2nd WW. He married a Lourdes Adamberry in 1935 they had six children. They were all evacuated to Ireland during the war. If anybody has any info on the above people or any ideas on how I can located information about them in Gib I would be extremely grateful.

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Date Monday 04/09/2001 0:01:22am
Name: Barry Bridle
E-Mail: barrybridle@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Toronto, Canada.
Comments: Lived on Gibraltar for approx 1 year in the late 40's when I was 7/8. My father was in the Army. Lived off Europa Rd.near where the cable car is. Have great memories of the rock.

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Date Sunday 02/25/2001 10:14:16am
Name: Douglas Bruce
E-Mail: dougdaleb@cs.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Camden, Maine, USA
Comments: My specific request involves a John Bruce, born in 1780 in Northumberlandshire England of Scottish parents. He reportedly married Margaret Ross Hutton in 1808 in Gibraltar. She was born in Gibraltar in 1784 , the daughter of an English Military officer. They then went to the USA to settle in Kentucky in 1810. Any suggestions you might have would be very much appreciated.

February 25, 2001. Hi Doug, Hope the following is of help to you. Gibraltar Register List of inhabitants February 1777. British Protestant Inhabitants: ?Bruce, John. Country of origin Britain, number of years of residence,1 year.? ?Hutton, James. Country of origin N. Britain, number of years of residence, 16 years.? ?Hutton, William. Country of origin Gibraltar. Any individual born in Gibraltar, number of years of residence is not shown in the register. ?To avoid tedious repetition of entries of persons belonging to the same family only the oldest person to bear the family name has been included, except where the countries or origin differs.? Source of information: The Gibraltarian by H. W. Howes Doug, this does not mean that there is no other Huttons in the registry. James Hutton could be Margaret?s father and William could be her brother and there could be others too. These addresses will be of help for a fee: Church of England, Cathedral of The Holy Trinity, The Vestry, Cathedral Square, Gibraltar. Civil Status & Registration Office, Government of Gibraltar, Registry of Birth, Deaths and Marriages, Joshua Hassan House, 3 Secretary's Lane, Gibraltar. Check The LDS web site, they have some info on Gibraltar too. http://www.familysearch.org/ Best regards and happy hunting! Lionel.

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Date Wednesday 09/13/2000 4:16:00pm
Name: John Braun
E-Mail: spoke@tidalwave.net
Homepage URL:
Location: USA
Comments: Any idea where I might be able to locate the names of ships that left Gibaltar in early 1865? From the book "Germans to America" my great-grandfather is listed as leaving from Gibaltar but to an un listed location. Any ideas? Thanks in advance, John

-----------------------------------------------------------------September 14th 2000 Hi John, Thank you for your entry in my guestbook. Gibraltar is a tough country to research when it comes to genealogy. I am enclosing some addresses that you may get in-touch with. The shipping companies I have listed are the most established in Gibraltar. Usually, these guys are really friendly and helpful, give them as much information as possible together with a nice letter and I am sure you will get a reply. Please let me know if there is any positive results? Good luck and happy hunting.... Gibraltar Tourist Board Duke Of Kent House Cathedral Square Gibraltar Tel: +350 74950 Fax: +350 74943 E-Mail: tourism@gibraltar.gi...... Gibraltar Chamber Of Commerce Don House, 30-38 Main Street, Gibraltar gichacom@gibnet.gi...... M H Bland & Co Limited Cloister Building, Gibraltar Tel: (+350) 75009/72735....... Lucas Imossi Shipping Imossi House, 1/5 Irish Town, P O Box 167, Gibraltar Tel: (+350) 73500 - Fax: (+350) 73550 jlimossi@gibnet.gi....... Smith Imossi & Co Limited 47 Irish Town, Gibraltar Tel: (+350) 78644....... Turner & Co Limited 67 Irish Town, Gibraltar Tel: (+350) 78305/72657...... A. Mateos & Sons Limited 299 Main Street, Gibraltar Tel: (+350) 71241/78472.....

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Date Jan 21st 2000
Name: Marie
E-Mail: lita2020@yahoo.com
Homepage URL:
Location: USA
Comments: My mother was born in Gibraltar in 1911...I am looking for anyone who has a connection with Gibraltar that has the surname Aaron. My great grandfather, George Aaron, was a warder in the Gibraltar prison. Any information would be appreciated.




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