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…
I am just back from my Christmas holidays. Whilst I was away, I found a little bit of time here and there to process some old GoONS Newspaper Watch entries that had been sent to me over the years.
This one is for a Gammons family in Bedfordshire, UK. It starts with Benjamin C Gammons (b. 1922). His mother had Wiles as a surname. I am sure to find a connection with my other Bedfordshire trees, but unfortunately, there were two marriages between Gammons/Wiles in Bedfordshire in the same year. I need to get more detailed information about both those marriages before I can proceed further.
Quite a while ago, David Gammon joined the Gammon Family Tree DNA project. Finally, I got around to compiling a tree based on information from David, and my Gammon indexes. The family lived in Nottinghamshire in England, and it appears that they moved there from Gloucestershire.
William Gammon, born 1821 in Gloucestershire was the furtherest back that I could go with my indexes. But David appears to have gone back at least one more generation.
And another quick little update to the PHIL Tree after Philip Gammon sent me more details, including photos and a couple of certificates. This confirmed the father of Thomas Gammon (b. 1841) was William.
And another quick little update to the HOWES Tree: taking it one generation back after a follow-up email from Stephen HOWES.
Well actually not very new……. I have been very slack on the One Name Study for the last few years when I have been busier on the Open Source Software stuff. Philip Gammon contacted me over five years ago apparently, but got back in touch recently. This prompted me, with information from his email, to find the tree I had started back then (but not finished) and continue linking his tree to the BMD and census data for Gammon people that I have collected in my indexes. This is a family that has been in the Maidstone (Kent, England) area for many years. I really need more copies of certificates to confirm relationships, and/or to dig a bit deeper into other datasets to go back further in time. The work so far can be found here:
Phil has a lot more information about his family tree than I have in my database, and believes there is a connection with the STEP Family Group of Boxley, Kent.
We have a DNA result from the PHIL Family Group in the FamilyTreeDNA Gammon Project. The haplogroup in this result seems to be distinct from other DNA tests in the Gammon project. Results from someone connected to the STEP family would be very interesting. Do you know anyone called Gammon with connections in Kent?
It was a bit of a rainy day today, so I have done a bit of work on the HOWES family Group after feedback on the website from Stephen HOWES who is a descendant of that family.
With information from Steve, it looks like the family moved from Kings-Ripton from nearby Buckworth in the old county of Huntingdonshire (now Cambridgeshire).
I must put the effort in to index the church records for Huntingdonshire.
Link to the Family Group: HOWES Family Group
Photo of Buckworth All Saints Church by By Chris Stafford, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7138320