User talk:Just Alf



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Tip for profile

Hi, my name’s Christian and I’m a WeRelate admin. I just wanted to give you a quick tip on filling out the information on your profile. When you include names and places that you are researching, you are creating links to shared research pages, or pages that allow researchers to collaborate on the same family lines in the same places. We try to classify these pages by surname and US state or country, in order to have an easy, standard way to begin collaborating with other researchers (ex. Phillips in Texas, not Phillips in Houston, Texas, or Phillips in Texas and Kentucky). If you include just one surname and one state or country per line, it will automatically link to the relevant shared research page, if it has been created by another researcher. If not, a red link will appear on your profile. By clicking on that link, you can create the shared research page in hopes of future collaborators running across it. See Help:Shared research pages for more information. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks. --Wrhelp 02:45, 5 June 2007 (MDT)

RH2007_05_03.ged Imported Successfully

The pages from your GEDCOM, "RH2007_05_03.ged" have been generated successfully. You may view them by launching the Family Tree Explorer and opening the family tree into which this GEDCOM was imported.

-WeRelate agent 00:24, 6 June 2007 (MDT)

Lupton information [26 May 2008]

Hi there, I just joined the site this morning and am spending today getting a grip on what it's all about. I came across your page regarding the Lupton family in Ohio. Is this a direct line for you or your wife? I have considerable information on the ancestry of Gideon Lupton as well as his wife, Susannah.

~Kim Ostermyer--Kim Ostermyer 14:18, 26 May 2008 (EDT)


Bantocks [14 April 2012]

Hi I've researched this family through parish records, wills, newspaper articles. John Bantock married Martha Edwards 19 Oct 1768 at All Saints West Ham, witnesses were George Newell and Hugh Bantock. John's parents were Hugh Bantock and Catherine Balch. Hugh was a carpenter in Stratford, Essex but was also a member of the Haberdasher's Guild as was his father before him, also named Hugh. John's grandparents were Hugh Bantock Baptism All Saints West Ham 1678- (looking it up) and Ursula Walker 1679-1760. John's great grandfather was Titus Bantock(Joyner)of Stratford, Essex who married a Martha. Titus died in 1694 leaving Martha with Elizabeth, Martha and Hugh. Martha died in 1701. Titus brother Hugh Bantock left money to Martha and her children in his will. This Hugh was a King's Waiter (customs officer) one of 12 employed for Charles the Second.

John and Martha had 10 children in total: Catherine 1771-1828, m Edward Mee 31 May 1788, had 6 children (found in records) Mary 1772 Penelope 1774 Martha 1775 m. John Osborne 1802 Kezia (1)1777-1778 Jane 1779-1840 m John Hodgson 18 Jul 1805, 5 known children. John 1781 William Judgson 1785-21 Sep 1832 m.Margaretta Maria Brockes 8 Nov 1808 children 5 known of. Timber Merchant, he went bankrupt. Kezia (2)1787-1833 m. Samuel Lovegrove 10 March 1810, had 10 known children. Elizabeth 1789-1789--Carriedeanna 01:40, 14 April 2012 (EDT)

Cessie Serpell [8 March 2013]


I note you have John Livingstone Baynes married to Cessie Serpell.

She was actually Catherine Emily Serpell 1881-1909

Best wishes--Hellfire 09:07, 8 March 2013 (EST)

DALDY and related families [25 September 2014]

Hello Alf, Hope I haven't messed up your page with adding (trying) a husband to Catherine MEE, instead of unknown DALDY. Haven't got my head around this site yet, just signed up today. DALDY and MEE are both my direct family. Are you interested in contact? Margene--Margene 23:25, 13 March 2013 (EDT)

Hi, Margene. I thought I would let you know that I have started reviewing Alf's tree as part of a volunteer effort (because the quality of some of the early trees uploaded to WeRelate is not as high as would be desired). His tree looks pretty good so far, but I thought I would try to add dates where they are completely missing. Hence, I have updated the record (Samuel Daldy) you added in 2013. I pulled a date off RootsWeb (not necessarily the most reliable source, but I couldn't easily find anything better online). If you have better sources, please add them. Unfortunately, it looks like Alf is no longer active on WeRelate. I hope you continue to participate.--DataAnalyst 00:26, 26 September 2014 (UTC)