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.

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

CLIVE — The Gammon One-Name Study

CLIVE admin Sun, 07/29/2018 – 08:34 Related Image Oldest Ancestor of Family Group Gammon, William Henry Earliest known date for Oldest Ancestor b. estimated 1874 Origin of Family Group Georgeham, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom Back in 2010 (and again in 2012), a fellow Guild of One Name Studies research sent me an email with…

via CLIVE — The Gammon One-Name Study

John Gammons (b. about 1813, NC) – DNA Match!

Julie Gammons has been in touch to say that her husband’s grandfather’s DNA (William Clyde Gammons) is a very good match to my own. Even though our known ancestors lived on opposite sides of “the pond”, it is likely that we are distant cousins!

Here is what FamilyTreeDNA’s analysis states:

In comparing Y-DNA37 markers, which show 4 mismatches, the probability that Mr. Ross Edwin Gammon and Mr. William Clyde Gammons shared a common ancestor within the last…

 

…4 generations is 4.65%.
…8 generations is 30.48%.
…12 generations is 62.39%.
…16 generations is 83.63%.
…20 generations is 93.88%.
…24 generations is 97.95%.
Picture of the German Cemetery at Bray-Sur-Somme, France Picture of the German Cemetery at Bray-Sur-Somme, France (photo courtesy of euro-t-guide.com).

MARG Family Tree, Ilfracombe, Devonshire, England

After a week or so of working on the Debian package for Gramps, I got back to a little bit of work on the Gammon One-Name-Study today.

This family came to attention when contact was made with a family member who had visited the grave of Walter P GAMMON who died fighting in the 1st World War in Bray-sur-somme, France.

I have traced his family back through the Cenuses to a Richard GAMMON, born approximately 1806, a shipwright, who lived in Ilfracombe, North Devon which is where my Gammon family had connections.

Now I just have to enter all this data into Gramps!

MARG Family Group