ROAK Updated

So I have managed to finish cross-checking another branch of the ROAK Family Group and managed to check back to Philip GAMMON who was born about 1782 in Bratton Fleming, Devon, England.

Whilst gathering more entries for my Baptism index from Bratton Fleming, I discovered that the early Parish Register there (from 1559-1670) went missing many years ago. So I am not sure how far back we will be able to go with this tree.

This tree includes connections to the WILL Family Group, some Australians, and some Welsh Gammons.

Quarantined

So the coronavirus has shut Denmark down for two weeks. With no sport on the telly either, I have decided to get back to some of my hobbies.

Yesterday, I fixed a bug with Hexter in Debian that prevented the application from opening due to a problem with the desktop file. This morning I synced it to Ubuntu. Hexter is an open source synthesizer that models the DX7.

Today I have been working on my Gammon Onename Study. I have finished cross-checking against my indexes for James GAMMON in the ROAK Family Group. This family originates in North Devon just like mine. I just copied this latest information over to the ROAK page on the website. The next step will be to look at James’ older brother John.

But I might brave the grey weather outside and go for a walk to stretch my legs first!

ROAK Family Group

I have been slaving away over the winter on this large tree originating in North Devon, England. Its taking some time expanding my North Devon Parish Register indexes, and cross checking with BMD indexes and census indexes. As Judy Roakes comes from Australia, I also got tagging in my Australian index. There are also connections to the WILL tree which was previously published.

Although the tree goes back further, for the moment I have only done a Descendants Report for James GAMMON who was born in 1808 in Shirwell, Devon, England. I would need to do a report starting from his father Philp GAMMON in order for Judy’s Australian tree to show up. Hopefully in the next month or so!

ROAK Family GroupShirwell_Town_-_geograph.org.uk_-_781992

WILL page updated

A couple of weeks ago I had a contact from someone interested in the PYKE family which are connected to the WILL family. I wasn’t able to help much. But I did point out that there is someone running a one-name study on the PYKE family and suggested they get in touch.

But checking my One Name website, I noticed that the WILL tree had never been tagged properly in my Gramps database. It also turned out that the WILL tree wasn’t even in my database! It was from my own family tree database, not the Gammon ONS one.

So, export, import, tidy and tag. It took a few days.

The WILL family are from Barnstaple, Devon. The oldest member of the tree is William Gammon, and he was born in Shirwell, Devon, England in 1811.

WILL Family Group

Francis Gammon (b.1899) Page Added — Ross Gammon’s Family History Website

Over the last few months, when I had the chance, I tidied up my Grandfather and Grandmother’s data in my Gramps Family Tree database. Today, I managed to finish the page for my Grandad, Francis Gammon (b. 1899). Most of the early information about my grandparents comes from the Government Record Office (GRO) in England…

via Francis Gammon (b.1899) Page Added — Ross Gammon’s Family History Website