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13:13 GMT
Thanks for this (and for replying - it's surprising how many people don't!). I have finally got the web editing software installed on my new computer so I will let you know when it is done. Thanks again.
15:32 GMT
Yes it's ok for you to put the information on the website (I forgot to mention that in my last post). Anne
15:16 GMT
Hi Sandra,
I'm happy for you to use my name.
There are several hundred references to Harry Wingett in The Era, from the 1860s to his death in 1905, and they make fascinating reading. He was a 'comic vocalist' and seems to have been quite a star in his day.
15:53 GMT
Thanks for this information, Anne. Is it Ok to add this information to the we page? I can credit you by your name or something more anonymous such as "a fellow researcher" or "a correspondent", etc., Do let me know which you prefer. Sandra
Anne McLean
10:56 GMT
Hello Sandra. I'm responding to the request on the Musical Windeatts page for information about Harry Wingett the music hall artist. Harry Wingett was the stage name of Edwin Wingett, youngest son of John Wingett and his wife Maria Wingett nee Barker (Ugborough tree). His death notice was printed in The Era on 18 March 1905.His son's stage name was Harry Barker. Best wishes, Anne
10:28 GMT
Lots of information about Thomas Alfred's father and family on these pages:



and we'd be very grateful if you could identify anyone in this photo:

Chris Shaw
05:01 GMT
Hi does anyone have any info on my Great Aunt Eva Windeatt or my Great Grandfather Thomas Alfred Windeatt 1875 to 1931
Many thanks
Contact details shawchristopher@yahoo.co.uk
Chris Shaw
07:01 GMT
Hi does anyone have any info on my Great Aunt Eva Windeatt or my Great Grandfather Thomas Alfred Windeatt 1875 to 1931
Many thanks
Sandra WindeattPerson was signed in when posted
10:51 GMT
Thank you Helen. As mentioned below, I haven't been into family history for ages and also this particular line was the province of another researcher whom I haven't heard from recently. But it would be great to have any more information about WINDEATT/IETT(s) if you have any. My personal email address can be found at the bottom of the HOME page <http://www.windeatt.f2s.com/windeatt/index.htm>; - but you have to copy it rather than just select it (as a spam avoidance measure). Some time, I hope to be able to go into all this again, so very grateful for any information. Thanks again, Sandra
Elizabeth Ann Evans
16:49 GMT
Hello,Sandra,My 2xGreatGrandmother was Grace Wingett,baptised16th July1797 Ermington,Devon.Her parents were John Wingett,and Jenn(e)y
 Man(n)ing,both surnames variable,who married in Ermington 25th November 1785.
    Grace (Windeat)married my 2xGreatGrandfather,Henry Martin,on 26th April,1830,in Modbury,Devon,as his second wife,and,I am descended
     from their son John Martin,and his wife Sarah Ann Leigh,or Lee.
       For many years,I have rsearched my Devon Families in The South Hams,and can offer more information on the Windiett family at
       your request,Sincerely,EA Evans.DFHS Member 4515
Sandra WindeattPerson was signed in when posted
15:37 GMT
Well done, Helen! I'll have a look at this when I can get my head around it (haven't done any family history for a few years) but I do remember this was a bit of a puzzle. Thanks again!
Helen Mitchell
04:26 GMT
Hello Sandra, just an update on the Tasmania tree for Windeatt and the surname of MEYER connection. John Windeatt 1792-1867 Tasmania Aust. His son William Windeat 1824-1896 (Tasmania Aust) married in Launceston Tas 13/7/1854 Emma Watlin (1832 Putney 1900 Hobart Tasmania) Emma Watlins sibling Marianne Watlin (1831-1907) Married PHILLIP HERMANN MEYER (1829-1870) on 9/4/1853 St George Bloomsbury. PHILLIP HERMANN MEYER it seems was well connected - (1841 A Mrs Ann Meyer, widow of wealthy Hamburg merchant, died and past the estate of Stondon Manor (Stondon Hall) in Stondon Massey to her grandson Phillip Hermann MEYER, becoming Lord of the Manor. From this and as it seemed to be the fashion of the times my grandfather PHILLIP MEYER WINDEATT had his aunts surname as his second name. And Meyer and Hermann have been used numerous times on other branches of trees connected in some way to Windeatt here. I thought you may be interested that I had solved where the name MEYER came from. Sincerely Helen Mitchell, Tasmania. helenkathryn46@gmail.com
Edited 22-01-2017 04:28
Sandra WindeattPerson was signed in when posted
17:07 GMT

Thanks Jenny. This is interesting. The fact that he knew the family in 1873 does add to the suspicion that Ernest Robert (Ellen GAIN's son born in 1869) may have been Robert Froom WINDEATT's illegitimate child and they married as soon as his legal wife died. However, it can only be a suspicion. Could I have your permission to add this information to the website - afraid I don't have a subscription to Ancestry.
Jenny Clemens
19:47 GMT
I can give you a bit more info on Ellen Gain, although I have only recently "discovered her" as a family member. She was baptised in Battle, Sussex on 8 Sept 1833 as first child of William Gain (b 1811 in Goudhurst, Kent) and Harriet Hobden (abt 1813-1881). William and Harriet had married in her home village of Dallington, Sussex on 8 April 1833. Harriet was the daughter of John Hobden (1788-1866), gamekeeper of Dallington and his wife Sarah, whose maiden name has variously been transcribed as Simpson, Swepson or Sweepson.
William Gain was variously described as post-boy, horsekeeper, fly-driver and coachman during his life. I cannot find a reference to his death. He and Harriet had moved to St Leonards, Sussex by 1843 and they had at least 8 children. They lived poor areas of the town and Harriet sometimes worked as a laundress. She died in 1881. Marriage records have been useful in tracing all this. Ellen was a witness to the marriage of a much younger sister of her mother in St Leonards in 1853 (this is what led me to her existence). Robert Windeatt, in turn, was to the marriage in St Leonards of Ellen’s younger sister Esther to James Offen on 16 March 1873, so he was clearly involved with the family by that time.
I have a record of all this on Ancestry.co.uk. Let me know if you are a member and we could swap info.
Sandra WindeattPerson was signed in when posted
16:19 GMT
Hello Edwina

Thanks for getting in touch. It's so long since I did any family history (even longer since I found out about this small branch) that I don't remember too much about them. However, yes as you say, 1753 would be more likely for a marriage in 1772. People usually got married c. age 21 and she might have been slightly younger - but definitely not 13! Newspaper reports are often highly inaccurate about people's ages and she was probably quite happy to be thought of as five or six years younger than she was - plus children are often the informants and I well remember when my mother died, neither my brother nor I could remember her exact age when the doctor asked us!

I had a quick look through some old files to see if I could find where I got the birth date from but I didn't find it - probably off a list of Exeter parish births. Also the marriage details (again I didn't find them either - my files are in a hopeless mess) may well have said that she was 'of full age' which would have meant she was 21 in 1872.

Do you know any more about this family? I am always grateful for any further information that can be used to flesh out the data currently on the web.
Edwina Osborne
00:42 GMT
I have a query about Mary Britnell, a confectioner from Exeter who died in 1820 and was married to Matthew Wingyett in 1772. You have listed reference to a newspaper article which refers to her age on her death as 60 in 1820. However in the mini tree you have put her date of birth as 1753? Do you know which date might be correct. Presumably the earlier date is more accurate as Mary would only have been 13 in 1772 if she was born in 1760. Grateful for your views on this query.
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