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.
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!
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!
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.
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…
WARW admin Sat, 07/21/2018 – 14:21 Related Image Oldest Ancestor of Family Group Ellen Beatrice Gammon Earliest known date for Oldest Ancestor b. approx 1888 Origin of Family Group Pamington, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire After being sent a transcription from the Leamington Courier of an obituary by another Guild of One Name Studies member, I…
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.
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?
Finally, I once again have a website for my Gammon One Name Study with the Guild of One Name Studies. Back in 2014, my AWS Drupal and WordPress instances died, and I was not able to get things going again.
Luckily, the bright people at the Guild of One Name Studies thought it would be a good idea if they were able to host websites for their members. It is one of the goals of the Guild, to publish all research results. So, the Guild Member Website Project was born.
At first, only HTML websites, WordPress & Wikimedia based websites & ones created using TNG were supported by the project. When I recently read that Drupal was available, I set about resurrecting my old Drupal site from backups. And here it is:
The process to get it up and running again was quite involved, so I will blog about that separately. Today, I added the last family group page, and then checked and corrected all the links and added back some missing images on this blog. Hopefully I am now back where I was in 2014, with everything working.