The Ancestors:

           
   

Four grandparents, eight great grandparents, sixteen great great grandparents, thirty-two great great great grandparents and sixty-four great great great great grandparents. How many of them can I hatch, match and despatch? Grandparents - no problem there. Great grandparents - no problem there either. Great great grandparents - a few still missing. Great great great grandparents - now it is a lot harder finding the correct records. Great great great great grandparents - I have found just thirteen names and not much else out of the sixty-four so far.

AM = age when married. AD = age when died.
Where a birth occurred prior to 1837, the baptismal date found in parish registers has been used. The age at time of death has been taken from the death certificates and may differ from the persons apparent age.  Names are arranged in married pairs, i.e. 1 & 2, 3 & 4 and so on to form a married couple. I will try and come up with a numbering scheme that makes it easier to find which 'child' belongs to which 'parents'. For the moment, use the following formula - double the persons number and then minus one to find the father / mother pair. For example, Ellen Sculpher (nee O'Shea) is number 4, double it - 8 and minus 1 = 7. Scroll down the Great Grandparents entries to number 7 - Ellen's father is  Henry Patrick O'Shea and her mother is Ellen O'Shea (nee McCarthy). 

 
Grandparents Great Grandparents Great Great Grandparents Great Great Great Grandparents Great Great Great Great Grandparents  
               

The Grandparents:

Born AM Married AD Died  
1 Ernest John Barnes 6th Sept 1896 30
20
17th December 1926

76

19th February 1972  
2 Olive Kathleen Barnes (nee Wooldridge) 24th February 1906 75 1st December 1981  
3 William Thomas Sculpher 2nd November 1888 41
37
21st December 1929 53 3rd September 1941  
4 Ellen Sculpher (nee O'Shea) 20th January 1892 49 23rd August 1941  

The Great Grandparents:

Born AM Married   Died  
1 Charles John Barnes 27th December 1871 23
29
25th March 1894 85 16th June 1956  
2 Elizabeth Holloway 31st October 1865 88 19th September 1953  
3 Edward Wooldridge 5th May 1876 21
22
6th October 1897 38 30th November 1914  
4 Catherine Elizabeth Wooldridge (nee Gosling) 22nd October 1876 70 29th August 1945  
5 John Sculpher 21st July 1848 24
17
14th October 1872 59 25th December 1907  
6 Alice Sculpher (nee Martin) 3rd March 1855 80 8th July 1935  
7 Henry Patrick O'Shea 13th August 1864 24
25
27th October 1888 69 26th February 1933  
8 Ellen O'Shea (nee McCarthy) 13th December 1863 63 27th February 1926  

The Great Great Grandparents

Born AM

Married

AD Died  
1 Thomas Barnes 3rd October 1838 25
21
6th December 1863 79 1st April 1917  
2 Jane Barnes (nee Arlott) 30th March 1842 84 4th December 1926  
3 George Holloway (aka George Quin Holloway) 27th March 1826 35
18
2nd June 1861 61 probably early 1886  
4 Elizabeth Holloway (nee Locock) 5th January 1843 33 17th November 1876  
5 Walter Wooldridge 21st September 1855 17
19
29th January 1872 43 1st November 1898  
6 Sarah Wooldridge (nee Marlow) 21st July 1853   not yet found  
7 James Gosling 2nd February 1854 19
16
15th September 1873 68 12th December 1922  
8 Jane Gosling (nee Taylor) 11th June 1857 53 10th July 1910  
9 Robert Sculpher (aka Robert Sculfer) 26th May 1804 24
17
15th February 1828 71 30th October 1875  
10 Susan Sculpher (nee Smith) 1810 or 1811 60 23rd November 1868  
11 John (Reuban?) Martin 1816   17th October 1834   1899?  
12 Mary Ann Martin (nee Woolston(e) 26th May 1816   not yet known  
13 Philip O'Shea 1829 Ireland 22
19
20th October 1851 59 15th January 1888  
14 Mary O'Shea (nee Murphy) 1832 Ireland 76 16th May 1908  
15 Robert McCarthy 6th June 1839 24
3
3
18th October 1863
or maybe 1872
52 22nd November 1891  
16 Eliza McCarthy (nee Alford) Late 1839   1872?  

The Great Great Great Grandparents:

           
The great great great grandparents are going to be born before civil registration started (1837), some may have married after 1837 and I should be able to find death certificates for the majority of them.  
1 George Barnes 21st June 1807 25
21
12th April 1832 67 4th May 1874  
2 Elizabeth Barnes (nee Banks) 1811 87 20th January 1898  
3 George Arlott (also known as George Arlet / Arlett) 22nd May 1808 28
22
7th January 1836 79 10th July 1888  
4 Mary Ann Arlott (nee Pope) 1814   not known  
5 John Quin Holloway not known   not known   not known  
6 Sarah Holloway (maiden name unknown) not known   not known  
7 Robert Locock 25th December 1802 30
24
4th March 1832 86 6th February 1887  
8 Ann Locock (nee Plummer) 10th February 1808 71 20th November 1879  
9 William Wooldridge 23rd March 1823 23
18
12th April 1846 61 14th January 1884  
10 Matilda Wooldridge (nee Martin) 1st February 1829 69 18th January 1898  
11 William Marlow 1815 23
19
18th November 1838 56 19th June 1870  
12 Harriett Marlow (nee Izzard) 1819 73 8th November 1891  
13 John Gosling 1820 25
30
29th June 1845 85 29th July 1905  
14 Elizabeth Gosling (nee Annis) 1815 86 13th April 1901  
15 Benjamin Taylor            
16 Catherine Taylor (nee Morris)        
17 John Sculpher 11th December 1768

20

27th January 1788 76 1844  
18 Ann Sculpher (nee Rogers) 1770

18

62 1832  
19 Father of Susan Smith            
20 Mother of Susan Smith            
21 Thomas Martin            
22 Mother of John Martin            
23 Samuel Woolston(e)            
24 Mary Ann Woolston(e)            
25 Patrick O'Shea            
26 Mrs Patrick O'Shea (name unknown)            
27 Thomas Murphy            
28 Mrs Thomas Murphy (name unknown)            
29 Robert McCarthy            
30 Ellen McCarthy (nee Halfpenny)            
31 William Alford            
32 Sarah Ann Alford (nee Skelton) 1817 ?          

The Great Great Great Great Grandparents:

           
Of my sixty-four great great great great grandparents I have only been able to trace eight so far (I have only included the relevant rows). I hope to add some more to the list and hopefully fill in some of the blanks, but with most being born, married and dying before the introduction of civil registration I am relying on finding them in parish records.  
    Born AM

Married

AD Died  
1 John Barnes 27th December 1772 29
22
27th July 1801

49

20th April 1821  
2 Mary Barnes (nee Hunt) 22nd January 1779

82

20th February 1861  
3-12 no information            
13 Thomas Locock            
14 Susanah Locock (maiden name unknown)            
15-16 no information            
17 Benjamin Wooldridge 1800      
18 Ann Wooldridge (nee Bampton) 1802      
19 Thomas Martin            
20 Mother of  Matilda Martin            
21 James Marlow 29th March 1783 17th November 1810 80 5th September 1859  
22 Hannah Marlow (nee Page) 1776      
23 Aaron Izzard          
24 Mother of Harriet Izzard          
25 John Gosling 1793   98 1890  
26 Mary Gosling (maiden name unknown)          
27 Soloman Annis (aka Solomon Annis) 1777    

83

10th May 1860  
28 Ann Annis (nee Long) 1774?   1850?  
29-32 no information            
33 Robert Sculpher 17th July 1743   1767      
34 Frances Green 1744        
               
29-64 no information            
               
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