Saturday, June 25, 2016

Saturday Night Fun - Where were your ancestral families 150 years ago

Randy Seaver posed the following challenge for this Saturday evening.

1)  Determine where your ancestral families were on 25 June 1866 - 150 years ago.

2)  List your ancestors, their family members, their birth and death years, and their residence location (as close as possible).  Do you have a photograph of their residence from about that time, and does the residence still exist?


My ancestral lines

Great Grandparents


George Iles (1858-1936)  He was living in either Condicote (1861 census -- living in a cottage) or Guiting Power (1871 census - living on Fox Hill /Foxhill) of Gloucestershire, England.

Emily Pugh (1860 - 1913) She was living with her mother and step-father in either Lower Swell where they were living when they married the year before or Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire.

Josiah Dudley (1847-1901). He was living in Alcester, Warwickshire.

Sarah Mucklow (1849-1920). She was living in either Exhall or Haselor, Warwickshire

James Love (1852-1914) He was living in West Flamborough Township, Wentworth County, Ontario.

Elizabeth Fields Robinson (1859-1932). She was likely living in Collingwood Township, Grey County, Ontario.

James Hemingway Johnston. (1845-1919). He was likely living in Pickering Township, Ontario County, Ontario.

Agnes Chambers (1955-1922). She was likely living in Pickering Township, Ontario County, Ontario.

Great Great Grandparents


James Iles (1823-1907)  and Louisa Belcher (1826-1903) They were likely living in either the Condicote (1861 census -- living in a cottage) or Guiting Power (1871 census - living on Fox Hill /Foxhill) of Gloucestershire, England.

Hannah Cowley (1826?-1903) She was living with her second husband, William Cliffored in either Lower Swell where they were living when they married the year before or in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire.

Ann Dudley (1820 ?-1898) She was likely living in Alcester, Warwickshire.

John Mucklow (1821-1904) and Hannah James ((1821-1915). They were likely either in Exhall or Haselor Warwickshire.

Agnes Hamilton (1819-1885) and her second husband Henry Vincer were most likely living in West Flamborough Township, Wentworth County, Ontario.

John Robinson (1828-1905) and Jane Fields (1829? - 1901?) They were likely living in Collingwood Township, Grey County, Ontario.

David Johnston (1816-1892) and Hannah Hemingway (1819-1887) were living in Unionville, York County, Ontario.

Mary McKenzie (1826-1875). She was living in Pickering Township, Ontario County, Ontario.

Great Great Great Grandparents

Richard Iles (1794? - 1870?) and Patience Blandford (? - 1879). They were living in Brimpsfield, Gloucestershire. 

Hannah Dunn (1796-1876). She was living in Exhall, Warwickshire.

Margaret Byres ( - 1866). She was living in Uxbridge Township, Ontario County, Ontario. She died 24 July 1866). 

I have 8 great grandparents, 12 great great grandparents and 3 great great great grandparents living 150 years ago. 

I have no idea whether any of the places they lived in are still standing. 

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