|Maurice||March 24, 1920||Emily (Draper)|
|b. Wallingford 1888||See report on Golden Wedding anniversary||b. about 1900 South Ascot|
|b. March 24, 1920|
|= June 25, 1941 Sydney Bown b. 18 Oct 1918 (south west Hackney)|
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"Kathleen Betty Bown" firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Brind family
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 22:57:41 +0100
Hi Jonathan or should we say (very distant) cousin.....
My husband and I have been researching his family tree. His mother was Eileen May Brind and we have traced his family back to Thomas Brind:
We have been researching since May through different web sites - Ancestry.com for the 1861-1901 census years and other web sites for farther back - what a shame we didn't see your site first, it would have been a great help.
We came across your web page today with loads of family history on (homepage.ntlworld.com/brind/html/aldbourne.html) and was thrilled to read that out of the 5 Brind families my husband was the one you were writing about.
We were very confused over 'Mary Dixon' for a while and thought we had made a mistake somewhere so lovely to hear we didn't and that there were two Mary Dixon's.
Two things we had different was Henry b abt 1766 - we have him married to Ann Neate 3 Dec 1876 and then Mary *Neale* 1 May 1791 who was the officiating minister -curate- and wondered if he was a relative as he was called James Neale. We have his father Henry b 1742 married to Lucy Hidden. We got this info from Paul Sherriff's web site.
Also Zebulon - the LDS site and Paul Sherriff's site has Zebulon b 5 Nov 1788 parents to be Richard Brind and Mary Dixon not Zebulon and Mary Ventham.
Can you give us more info on this please.
We are very interested in the social history of the time, we have been trying to put the family into context of what was happening in the country at the time. We read somewhere about the swing riots, (I think it was a book by Jill Chambers) she said there had been very bad summers 1828/9/30 which would have created panic, not enough food around and the threat to your job with the new threshing machines (I am a farmers daughter so found this very interesting) so you can understand why it happened.
We saw William Brind had claimed for the loss of his home in the fire on the Aldbourne site but we wasn't sure it was 'our' William Brind, so thanks for that.
By the way, my husbands name is Leonard, Frank, Thomas - so at least the name Thomas is still in the family.
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