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Date April 20th 2011
Name: Christina
E-Mail: chrissy_jacobs@hotmail.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: London England
Comments: Dear Lionel, I wonder if you or anybody else can help me? I have been searching my family tree for sometime now and have come to a stand still. I have been able to find that my GGGrandparents Michael Gatt married Maria Spiteri in Malta in 1854. One of their children was called Antonio Gatt, he went over to Gib and met my GGrandmother her name was Francisca Sarcovitch. (My GGrandmothers parents were called John and Manuela Sarcovitch) My GGrandparents had at least Three children one was my Grandmother Maria Gatt born 1904, Miguel Gatt born 1907 and Catalina Gatt born 1916. If anyone knows anything about my family or where the name Sarcovitch comes from I would love to hear from you. Thank you for your help. Christina.

Date April 15th 2011
Name: Paul Dixon
E-Mail: paul@cadmonster.freeserve.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: Isle Of Sheppey & Swale, UK
Comments: Dear Sir or Madam, Came across your site today, in trying to trace past members of my family, in particular:- Mary Poynty b. Gibraltar 1837 (m. William Walker approx. 1858-1864); Mary and William had two children born in Gibraltar: Sarah 1866 and Robert born 1867. Mary, William and the two children returned to England 1868-70. Any help in tracing Mary's family would be greatly appreciated Kind regards........................ Paul Dixon paul@cadmonster.freeserve.co.uk Tel: +44 (0)1795-522221; Mob: +44 (0)7867-994403 BRFM 95.6FM - Community Radio For The Isle Of Sheppey & Swale

Date April 14th 2011
Name: John Wilson
E-Mail: johnontheisland@o2.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: Hayling Island, England
Comments: Looking for information on relatives in Gibraltar My mother Antonia Monteverde who married then left after the war and went to Glasgow with my father John Wilson Her family address was Flat Bastion Road Her brother Alex (Alejandro) worked in The Rock Hotel

Date April 8th 2011
Name: Dave Stoneman
E-Mail: Daicactus@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: I was wondering whether someone could give me an indication of how difficult it would have been for for an individual based in Gibraltar to pass into Spain during the latter years of the Second World War. I ask because my father Raymond Stoneman courted my mother, Purita Gonzales-Ruiz during this period and my research indicates that the borders were closed. Any help would be appreciated. Dave Stoneman

Date April 3rd 2011
Name: Judith Charles
E-Mail: j.jaycee@xtra.co.nz
Homepage URL:
Location: New Zealand
Comments: Hello Lionel, I am looking for any information about Thomas William BROWN who is supposed to have been born Gibraltar c1832. He had a brother James and his parents may have been from Scotland. He emigrated to Aust. married in Sydney and came to Auckland, New Zealand. Am hoping someone may help.

Date April 1st 2011
Name: Martin Gray
E-Mail: martin.e.gray@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Lancashire England.
Comments: My 2 x grt. grandfather John Gray was born in Gibraltar c. 1854. He had 2 sisters also born Gib. Elizabeth c.1855 and Mary (Macari) c. 1857. Their father was a John Gray, Gunner in the Royal Artillery who had married a Maria Conception Macari in the garrison chapel, Gib. in 1853. I have not been able to find any records of their births or baptisms’. Would be very grateful for any assistance. Anyone in Gibraltar interested in searching the Church records for me.

Date Mar 30th 2011
Name: Janet Bento
E-Mail: janetbento@apuainet.ag
Homepage URL:
Location: Argentina
Comments: Dear Lionel I am researching my ancestors in Gibraltar. My grandmother, Sarah, was born in Gibraltar in 1897. Her parents were John MacCoubrey (b.1851 Scotland, d.1901 Gibraltar) and Maria Dolores Cesaria Martin MacCoubrey (b.1864 Spain or Gibraltar, d. La Plata, Argentina) her mother's maiden name was LEON from Spain. Their marriage took place at St Mary the Crowned 8th July 1900. I know that Sarah was their daughter and that there were other children, mostly boys who were older than Sarah, there were at least two, Hugo and Alex (Alec, Alexander). After John MacCoubrey died, Maria Dolores moved to Buenos Aires with her children. I have been unable to locate documentation of the births in Gibraltar. Anyone who has any connection with this family please contact me at janetbento@apuainet.ag. Look forward to hearing from you. Janet

Date Mar 20th 2011
Name: Judith Frenda
E-Mail: jafa2@optusnet.com.au
Homepage URL:
Location: Sydney, Australia
Comments: Elizabeth Ann Bryan, daughter of Patrick and Martha Bryan. Patrick, Irishman but stationed in Gibralter for the Manchester Police Force on duty. Elizabeth born in 1849 either in Gibralter of off the coast of Gibralter . Would like information about Elizabeth, where born in particular. Judy (02) 95257671 Sydney , Australia . The family arrived in Sydney on ‘The Exodus” In 1855. Patrick died 1858. Two other younger daughters, Margaret and Anne Maria. Later a son William born Sydney 1856 and another daughter Emma or Emily born Jan. 1859.

Date Mar 16th 2011
Name: Susan Gibbs
E-Mail: Kiwigirl60@live.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Singapore
Comments: Hi my name is Susan Gibbs, I live in Singapore. Kiwigirl60@live.com I am trying to trace HENRY DARTNELL my GGgrandfather. He was a publican In Gibraltar in 1898 address GOVERNOR ST. His daughter Minnie married ROGER DAVIES of the Royal Artillery and Henry’s details were taken off Marriage cert. Minnie shown as British subject so presume Henry born in U.K. Would love to learn more about Dartnell family if anyone can help.

Date Mar 6th 2011
Name: Nelly Veldhoven
E-Mail: j.veldhoven@upcmail.nl
Homepage URL: LOLA CONNELLA and Tony WINKES
Location: The Netherlands
Comments: WINKES,or CONNELLA I am searching for "Virginia "WINKES or Virginia CONNELLA born Febr.4,1944, Daughter of Lola CONNELLA and Tony WINKES They were married at San Francisco April 18,1943 Mother Lola died in London July 4 1944. I would like to know more about Lola. Lola conella was born in Cardiff 1921, Januari 13 What happened to Virginia, is she still in England or Wales and who adopted her ? Do you have perhaps any information More information see: http://members.chello.nl/j.veldhoven/HAL.html Thanks, Nelly Veldhoven

Date Feb 28th 2011
Name: Bill Bilkey
E-Mail: bilkeyfamily@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Chicago, IL USA
Comments: Hi Lionel, I'm reseaching my Great, Great, Great Grandmother who was an inhabitant of Gibralter in 1828. I'm attaching a copy of the marriage certificate of Staff Serjant John Bilkey 12 Nov 1798 Cornwall, England and Jessamine Mincham (c. 1809?) as they were married on 21 Jan 1828. I've seen that an Elizabeth Jane Bilkey and Nancy Bilkey were born on the Ionian Islands/Malta/Corfu in the 1818-1864 timeframe, but don't know if there is a relationship there. John Bilkey and Jessamine Mincham had a daughter Jane Charlotte Bilkey born on 3 Jan 1828 and baptised on 21 Jan 1828 likely by the same person that performed the wedding. I show 9 children by this couple and at least 8 were daughters. Regards, Bill Bilkey

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Date Feb 15th 2011
Name: Graham Jansen
E-Mail: gray912@sky.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Dear Lionel I am trying to find information about a Mattress Company in London that employed a number of Gibraltarian's during the 1950's/early 60's. I have been told by a relative that the Company was called Sleepy Valley and they were located in the Whitechapel area but no record of the Company can be found? We believe the Company had an amateur football team and the Saltariche brothers played for them (see attached photo). Any help would be very much appreciated. Kind regards Graham Jansen

Date Jan 26th 2011
Name: Howard Davis
E-Mail: Davishoward4@aol.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: London,UK
Comments: I have been tracing my family and am looking for any information on Yamin (Abraham) Betan. The only information I have is that he was from Gibralter, and his son Joshua Bittan was born in Fez Morocco in 1811 and he (Joshua) died in London 11 Dec 1869. Yamin was my 4X great grandfather. Any information on the Betan /Bittan families in Gibraltar would be much appreciated. Howard Davis, London UK

Date Jan 19th 2011
Name: Philip Baker
E-Mail: philbaker5085@btinternet.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: I am looking for any information on my Grandmother name Noratta Silva known as Nora, born on the 10th June 1906 in Gibraltar. As far as i know she had several siblings going by the names of Josephine, Nellie, Miguel, and Wokine?.She married my Grandfather Arthur Moore in Gibraltar around 1940.

Date Jan 11th 2011
Name: Will
E-Mail: tramore66@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Australia
Comments: Hi Lionel My name is William Mulvihill and live in Australia. I was born in Highgate, London to a Gibraltar father named Albert Hastings and an Irish mother Monica Conneally. I was subsequently adopted to Ireland. I have just found out this information in the past few weeks and was wondering, how to progress my search for his family especially a half sister that maybe alive. At the time of my birth in November 1966 he was 50 years of age and had an aunt in Gibraltar at that time. I would really appreciate any assistance you can give me in my search. I am on holidays so my email is tramore66@hotmail.com. Regards Will

Date Dec 28th 2010
Name: Francis
E-Mail: francis_ch1@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hello My name if Francis Charlo from the UK and I am trying to track down my family history. I have heard from family members that our origins were two brothers named Charlo (Possibly Chiarlo). They were shipwrecked and survived and settled in Gibraltar in the late 1800's...We believe the 1891 SS Utopia shipwreck. If anyone has any news I would be really pleased to here from you. My email address is francis_ch1@hotmail.com Best Regards Francis

Date Dec 23rd 2010
Name: John Cordwell
E-Mail: cordwell@clara.net
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: I have just come across a five-year-old reference on your site to John Henry Hearson, a prison warder in Gibraltar – information requested by Jean Sparks. I have been able to respond with quite a lot of information and hope the e-mail address still works! Another prison warder was George William Hearson. My grandfather married his daughter, Anne Jane Hearson. John Cordwell Dr J E Cordwell 13 Haw Street Wotton-under-Edge Gloucestershire GL12 7AG UK +44 (0) 1453 842439

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Date Dec 16th 2010
Name: Alice Mascarenhas and Clive Mendez
E-Mail:
Homepage URL: Gibraltar Chronicle
Location: Gibraltar
Comments: GIBRALTAR MOURNS BISHOP DEVLIN, THE IRISH GIBRALTARIAN. GIBRALTAR CHRONICLE

Date Nov 28th 2010
Name: Doroth Palmer
E-Mail: cp006h2308@blueyonder.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: Snodland, Kent, UK
Comments: My name is Dorothy Palmer and I live in Snodland, Kent. I have been researching for some time and have had the help of Fay Napoli a few years back on my ancestors in the name of Day. Stephen Day was my GGGrandfather and he was born in March/April 1818 baptised 5th April 1818 in Kings Chapel Gibraltar. He married Eliza Warne born 1819 in Hampshire and they married in St. Helier Jersey on 16th August 1840 she died in London 1878 and Stephen died in London 1887. Stephen's parents were Richard John Day born 29th March 1786 and baptised 13th April 1789 in Gibraltar and he married a girl named Elizabeth born in Ireland c1791. Richard and Elizabeth also had a son before Stephen called William who was born 1816 and died three months old 1816 in Gibraltar. Cecelia was born 9th March 1820 and died 14th November 1820 in Gibraltar. They went on to have Judith 1824, Richard 1825, Samuel 1830 and Martha 1832 all born St. Helier, Jersey as this is where Richard and Elizabeth retired to after his disicharge from army. Richard John Day served in 11th Foot Regiment Colchester Essex enlisting 24th October 1798 at the age of 12 years 7 months as a Drum Major for 7 years. Private for 4 years reaching rank of Sergeant for 12 years and serving in the Penninsular War and East/West Indies. He was invalided out 13th May 1823 with severe chest infection and being worn out. I do not have any information on the girl Elizabeth who he married and would love to hear from anyone who can give me any information. Richard died in Jersey and Eliizabeth left with after 1851 with Richard, Samuel and Martha but do not know where they went, maybe to Ireland? Any help here. Richard's parents were Samuel Day born 1765 and Elizabeth?mary born c1765. No information whether born in Gibraltar. Would appreciate if anyone has any further information on the Day Military family back further than Stephen and Elizabeth. Thanks a lot in anticipation. Doroth Palmer

Date Nov 26th 2010
Name: Joe Gingell
E-Mail: leiandchar@gibtelecom.net
Homepage URL: www
Location: Gibraltar
Comments: I am trying to find in which regiment my grandfather served when he was posted to Gibraltar circa 1890. Any information or advice on how to find out will be very much appreciated. Joe Gingell

Date Nov 14th 2010
Name: Gayle Shepherd
E-Mail: oldsheps@bigpond.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Perth Western Australia
Comments: Hi Lionel, My GG grandfather GEORGE CAMPBELL was b abt 1808 in Latherton, Caithnewss. He enlisted with the 79th Regiment on 30 May 1825 at Wick County, Caithness and was discharged on 10 August 1846 at Chatham. He came to Perth, Western Australia on the Hashemy and arrived in 1850 as a Pensioner Guard to help with the establishment of the Swan Colony. George married SARAH JANE GRAHAM sometime between 1837 and 1845 and my G grandfather WILLIAM FRANCIS CAMPBELL was born in Gibraltar in about 1844. I have used the years 1837 to 1845 as there was a child born 1838 when Sarah would have been about 16. I can find no marriage of Sarah and George and no birth for William Francis. I have got his service records and discharge papers but unfortunately they do not obtain any mention of the information I am looking for. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Gayle Shepherd Perth Western Australia

Date Nov 8th 2010
Name: Dale Bell
E-Mail: s.r.baynes@sky.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Australia
Comments: I am looking for my great great Grandmother. The only information we have is on the Birth Certificate of her son which says her name is Annie Rich and she was born in Gibraltor, Spanish Territory 1829-1830. She had him in Ballarat Australia in 1855 and another son in 1858. Cant find a death certificate for her either. ? Name change. Would be most grateful for any help with this matter. Dale Bell

Date Nov 2nd 2010
Name: Nicky
E-Mail: nicky.bloss@ntlworld.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hi Lionel Lovely to hear from you .... I managed to get hold of Alfred a couple of months ago now and he has been kind enough to search the records and has confirmed that Arthur is in the North Front Cemetery - which is wonderful news! Alfred advised that his date of burial 28 May 1881, burial number 3765 religion C of E ... but he is still searching for a headstone. I really hope there is one. I am now trying to arrange my wedding in Gib next May (w/c 31st) - at the Caleta - so if I haven't been there before then, then I shall definitely try and find Arthur during that week. This has all come about thanks to Arthur! I was looking at hotels to stay in for a visit and then saw wedding packages, and thought I could kill 2 birds with 1 stone here It is quite possible I will be the first member of the family to actually pay respects in person to his grave. I have always been really touched by his story. Can you imagine how his poor mother felt on receiving the letter telling her that her son had passed away, and had been buried thousands of miles away. It feels right that another "Triggs" should visit him. We have copies of letters sent from his shipmates and Captain to his mother back in England which is why we know so much of what happened. My Uncle also has his medals. If you like I will email them over to you to read... Thanks again for your interest! Kind Regards Nicky

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Hi Nicky, Sorry for the delay in replying. Your story though sad, but one of the most interesting that I have come across. The North Front Cemetery Gibraltar would be the most likely cemetery to look for his grave. There are phone numbers to reach the cemetery, however, you might not get a search respond, unfortunately. (Gibraltar Cemetery, Mr. Alfred Ryan Records Superintendent. Tel Gib Int. Code 350+200 North Front Cemetery Superintendent of Cemeteries 78491, Cemetery Keeper North Front 77279, Fax Number 52691 ) But, if you decide to visit Gib, my best suggestion would be to call the cemetery’s office and arrange to go there, once you are there the supervisor is very helpful and he will find the plot for you. The North Front Cemetery is divided into several sections. In those days if the religion of the deceased was not known, it is more than likely that he could be burried anywhere. Military and Naval personnel where very much scattered all over the place. There is a very large section which is all protestant and well marked. I come from Gibraltar but now I live in the USA. I visit Gib every year around May. I will not promise to you that I’ll find what you are looking for. However, if during one of my visits to the cemetery I get a chance to help you out I’ll do that. Please let me know if you find his grave. Best Wishes, Lionel

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Hi Lionel Not sure if you can help me or not.... Long shot here - .... I'm researching my family Triggs tree. My Great great Uncle Arthur Triggs joined the Navy, and became a torpedo instructor...He was born in 30th September 1855. He was stationed on HMS Minotaur off Gibraltar in 1881 when he went ashore to buy presents with 2 other shipmates. They were attacked and robbed and a fight ensued. Arthur took to the water where he was stoned, in an attempt to swim back to the ship, without success..and was in the water for an hour and a half. On return to the shore he was arrested and put in a cell for the night with no bed, cold and wet. Next day he was released to his Officers. He was taken back to the ship and treated by the ships doctor, but his condition worsened and was then transferred to the hospital in Gibralter where he died. He had previously been awarded medals for bravery (Bronze medal from the Royal Humane Society in 1876 and Lloyds Bronze medal 1881). He was given a heroes send off through the streets of Gibralter, his coffin draped in the Union Jack ..drawn for 3 miles ..followed by 150 of the ships company as well as the officers and the captain. He was was buried in Gibraltar ....but I have no idea where - or how to find out where? I would love it if he was still in a cemetary that I could go and visit... Do you have any idea how I could find this out? He died 29th May 1881. Appreciate any help! x Kind Regards Nicky Bloss (nee Triggs)


Date Oct 26th 2010
Name: Carmen
E-Mail: spagnola88@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Spain, La Linea
Comments: Hi Lionel, I´m from La Linea and I would like to start my genealogy tree with my grandmother´s details. Her surnames were HEMMI, SIGUERE, CHAPORY (or Ciappory, Ciappori...). Could you please tell me where to go in Gibraltar to find my ancestors details? Thanks a lot Carmen

Date Oct 25th 2010
Name: Sharon
E-Mail: s.marray@ntlworld.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hi, I am trying to find more information on my 2nd great grandparents. HENRY JONES and ELLEN SHERWILL. I searched the LDS film for Cathedral of St. Mary the Crowned Catholic Church and located their marriage. 17th January 1878 HENRICUS JONES Age 23 born Belgaum, East Indies to HELENA SHERWILL Age 25 born Gibraltar. HENRYS’ parents being GUILLERMUS (WILLIAM) JONES and MARIA O’CONNER and ELLENS’ parents being PETRUS SHERWILL and ANGELA GRACINI. Henry was serving in the 1st 4th Kings Own Royal Regiment at the time, they had their first child ALFRED 1878/1879 born possibly in Gibraltar, then MARY who was born 15 April 1880 in Jamaica, then Louisa born approx. 1882 in Gibraltar, then 3 more children all born in England. I have not been able to trace the births for both ALFRED OR LOUISA and I have been never been able to progress either of the JONES/O’CONNER, SHERWILL/GRACINI lines further back and would love to hear from anyone who could maybe suggest a route I could take or alternatively I would also love to hear from anyone who may have the same ancestors within their tree. Lastly could anyone please advise if GRACINI is a native Gibraltar name and if not where GRACINI may have originated from. Thanks Sharon

Date Oct 18th 2010
Name: Sylvia Baynes
E-Mail: s.r.baynes@sky.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Good morning, I am attempting to fill in gaps in the family history of an elderly lady. She wishes to know about Dora Uden whose birth was registered in Gibraltar and who was on the passenger list of the Macedonia travelling to Gibraltar with her mother Lena Uden. Dora's father was Charles Thomas Uden who was in the Royal Garrison Artillery - he was a Corporal and living at Sheerness Barracks in Kent, U.K. in 1920. He was on the passenger list of the Suku Maru travelling to Gibraltar in May l929. We would like to know as much as possible about the family. Were there any other children as well as Dora - did they stay in Gibraltar or maybe come back to England? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks, Sylvia Baynes

Date Oct 13th 2010
Name: Lizzie Ryan
E-Mail: lizziemamama@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Argentina
Comments: The Ryan Family Thank you very much for publishing my letter. Thanks to your communication service I was answered positively by one of our family RYAN'S CLAN member. I do wish if some other Ryan family members, or Bozano's, related to Ernest Aurelius Ryan family and to Alfred (Lucio Ryan) well known as a ship factory owner - best known in Argentina as President of Compañia Argentina de Pesca, (an English Company) whose business was engaged in whale hunting 50 years ago - was related to the family or if they know our origins - with origins I mean who was the first Ryan who arrived to Gibraltar, which year etc. I have heard there are other Ryan's which actually have something to do with shipping in Gibraltar - I do also know that there is another Henry Ryan in Gibraltar, or that their descendants are still living in Gibraltar - This Henry Ryan worked with my family in Argentina, he came in one of the ships owned by Lucio Ryan - afterwards lived in the Province of Mendoza and left Argentina - back to Gibraltar. Let me tell you another thing which is connected to Argentine history, which I would like to investigate, this is that I have read that Gral José de San Martin, well known in America as the hero of liberation, together with Simon Bolivar, both well known for liberating the River Plate Provinces from the Spaniards, was captured during Napoleonic Wars and imprisoned in Gibraltar under the English Government - if there is anyone who loves history, and can tell me were I can find these documents, I would be very grateful. Nearly all my relatives have traveled to Gibraltar, one of my sisters was there four years ago, and was very proud of our Rock of Gibraltar! And this is for Ripley's book: Brother Ryan (not our relative) was my father's teacher in Gibraltar around 1910-13 - he was a member of the Christian Brothers Congregation, there is a very famous school for boys in Argentina called Cardinal Newman where nearly all my cousins attended, and believe it or not he was their teacher too - after some years they sent him to Uruguay - and died there. It was a real pity - my father had no sons! I hope to visit Gibraltar as soon as I can, thanks again. Sincerely yours, Lizzie Ryan.

Rev John Baptist ZinoRev Guido Remigio Barbieri
Date Oct 12th 2010
Name: Gibraltar Chronicle
E-Mail:
Homepage URL: Gibraltar Chronicle
Location: Gibraltar
Comments: 100 YEARS ON, A RETURN TO THE CATHEDRAL . They are The Very Rev John Baptist Zino, 1st.Vicar Apostolic from 1816 until 1841 and the Rt. Rev Bishop Guido Remigio Barbieri Osb, the last Vicar Apostolic from 1903 until 1910, the Year the Diocese of Gibraltar was established. GIBRALTAR CHRONICLE.

Bishop Caruana
Date Oct 2nd 2010
Name: Alice Mascarenhas and Clive Mendez
E-Mail:
Homepage URL: Gibraltar Chronicle
Location: Gibraltar
Comments: PRIEST, BISHOP AND A GREAT GIBRALTARIAN: ROCK MOURNS CHARLES CARUANA. GIBRALTAR CHRONICLE.

Date Oct 2nd 2010
Name: R. Tzahor
E-Mail: tzmtomy@012.net.il
Homepage URL: www
Location: ITALY
Comments: Dear Sir, With your kindness can you provide me with an e-mail address of a representative of the Jewish community in Gibraltar regarding burial records of the 19 th century. Thank you in advance. Sincerely R. Tzahor

Date Sep 23rd 2010
Name: Alison
E-Mail: Esther.fleet@sky.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hi Lionel I am trying to trace details of my GGG Grandmother who we believe was born in Haines Gibraltar. Her name was Margaret Bryan and she was born some where between 1852 and 1858 – her age on the census changed on a few times so it is difficult to be sure! Her father was Samuel Bryan and on her marriage certificate he is recorded as a soldier and so we are assuming that this is where he was based at the time of her birth. Any help or guidance you can give would be greatly appreciated. Regards, Alison

Date Sep 22nd 2010
Name: Francis Mcglothlin
E-Mail: mcglothlinf@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: USA
Comments: looking for any samual mcglothlin father . born 1822 m o. maybe the usual kentucky- summner tn. route. went on to texas in1845 my 3rd grand paw, back. was a blacksmith . wagon traind with two john bro. or unchels. ???

Date Sep 13th 2010
Name: Peter
E-Mail: pbowers561@aol.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hi Lionel my name is peter from UK i am researching my wife's family and have 2 census records, 1901 & 1911 which show a Mary Daly (nee mcnamara) as a gibraltar resident & Gibraltar Colonialist respectively i can find no way to trace births in Gibraltar , any help would be great

Date Sep 3rd 2010
Name: Jana
E-Mail: noskoj@izone.net.au.
Homepage URL: www
Location: AUSTRALIA
Comments: Hi there, I have just found your web page and it is wonderful. My Edward Hemsworth was paymaster in Gibratar No 233 Reg 33 on Foot.He was in Gibratar for 4and half years Born in Leeds 1804 Enlisted Nth Bexley Married twice to Maria [Harbon/Harbourne]1834 and Eliza Page They had a child Victoria born in 1839 Gibratar and they were in Frederiction North America by 1846 as their con Edward was born there Hope I can make a connection with some body doing the Hemsworth Line Good luck with your research Kind regards Jana

Date Aug 30th 2010
Name: Sue Bullas
E-Mail: suzeb46@hotmail.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Dear Lionel, Researching the family tree, I have just discovered family who were born in Gibraltar, i think there are some others too. we seem to have quite a connection with Gib, as we have visited there many times before i knew we had relatives who had lived there. Also my daughter got married there in 2008. My name is Susan Bullas and i am in Birmingham West Midlands. I have found that my great Uncle Thomas Frederick BENNETT was based in Gibraltar, definitely between 1859 and 1861, as 2 of his children were born there:- Dora E born 1859, and Charles B born 1861. He was in Lancaster in 1863 when his third child was born. In the 1871 census, he is listed as being a Sergeant Instructor, so I assume that he was in the British forces. I would be very grateful for any information, anyone can give me. thank you, Sue Bullas

Date Aug 27th 2010
Name: Motty
E-Mail: dottymott@hotmail.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: hi there, i am trying to trace an old gibraltarian friend who studied at hounslow borough college in 1978/1980 he would be early 50s now his name is michael john pizarro (miguel) and he had a girlfriend living in gib named yvette, would dearly love to contact him or anyone that knows him............ alan? douglas?. many thanks jill riddick xxxxx

Date Aug 25th 2010
Name: BAGLIETTO
E-Mail: baglietto@free.fr
Homepage URL: www
Location: France
Comments: I find on varagine.it (the old name of varazze) . The first baglietto prensent in census of 1640 at VARRAZZE. The baglietto are less italie for varazze to GIBRALTAR, FRANCE, ALGERIA ENGLAND,USA) my ancester Barthelemy BAGLIETTO are less italy for algeria. you can found ma tree on geneanet.com I search BAGLIETTO Born at VARAZZE because VARRAZZE and LIGURIE are the first place of BAGLIETTO. friendly

Date Aug 20th 2010
Name: John Garton
E-Mail: jgarton@sky.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hello, I am searching for a family called Flower. I think a Lizette (or Elizabeth) Charlotte Flower was born to Percy & Julia Flower during 1938 to 1940 in Gibraltar. Lizette married Brian Barry Stagnell in the UK in about 1960. I do not know whether they were a service family or not, Has anyone heard of this family? Researching the family name Stagnell

Date Aug 16th 2010
Name: John Relle
E-Mail: john@relle.org.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hi Lionel, I don’t know if anybody can help, but I am trying to find out more about my Great Great Grand Father Moritz Frederick Relle who lived in Gibraltar from I would think 1866 to his death in April 1879. He lived in Schomberg Cottage on the North front. He married Emily Woods whose father was Mr Woods of the Port Office. He is in the 1878 census with his wife and 6 children. He is described as a Professor (presumably Music)His death was recorded in the Chronicle as follows “DEAD MUSICIAN It is with great pain that we record the death of Mr Relle, teacher of music who died at North Front after an illness of two or three weeks. Mr Relle, who was formerly Band Master of the 23rd Regiment, has for many years lived at the North Front during which time he has been employed in giving lessons in music, and in the course of which he has won the respect and esteem of all with whom he came into contact besides the grief it will be to his family and friends the death of Mr Relle will be the cause of a serious public loss for it will be impossible to find in Gibraltar anyone gifted with the knowledge and love of music which he possessed. Mr Relle leaves a widow (the daughter of Mr Woods of the Port Office) and his children to mourn the loss of a loved husband and affectionate father.” I know Moritz was born in Prussia in 1834 but where I do not know or who his parents were Anything would help Kind regards, John

Date Aug 15th 2010
Name: Lisa Tudor
E-Mail: lmtudor@sky.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Please could you advise me where i can obtain birth/baptism records for my several times Great Granfather Francis Mcglinchy, born 1798 in Gibraltar. Thanks

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Date Aug 15th 2010
Name: Leith Birnie
E-Mail: lbirnie6@bigpond.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Australia
Comments: My GGG Grandfather George Shewan was born on Gibraltar in 1816. His father James Shewan was a gunner with the Royal Artillery. Being either injured or ill James was discharged from the RA in 1817 via the Chelsea Hospital . James was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and returned to that area immediately after his discharge. Any information on James or the activities of the RA in Gibraltar around this period would be much appreciated. Regards, Leith Birnie

Date Aug 11th 2010
Name: Mike Briggs
E-Mail: Mgbcateringequip@aol.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: hi out there i am trying to find info on my grandmother clemencia briggs maiden name clarke born November 1899 of gibraltan descent i believe her father was a lighthouse keeper ?????? hope someone can help regards mike briggs

Date Aug 10th 2010
Name: John Relle
E-Mail: john@relle.org.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hi I don’t know if anybody can help, but I am trying to find out more about my Great Great Grand Father Moritz Frederick Relle who lived in Gibraltar from I would think 1866 to his death in April 1879. He lived in Schomberg Cottage on the North front. He married Emily Woods whose father was Mr Woods of the Port Office. He is in the 1878 census with his wife and 6 children. He is described as a Professor (presumably Music) His death was recorded in the Chronicle as follows “DEAD MUSICIAN It is with great pain that we record the death of Mr Relle, teacher of music who died at North Front after an illness of two or three weeks. Mr Relle, who was formerly Band Master of the 23rd Regiment, has for many years lived at the North Front during which time he has been employed in giving lessons in music, and in the course of which he has won the respect and esteem of all with whom he came into contact besides the grief it will be to his family and friends the death of Mr Relle will be the cause of a serious public loss for it will be impossible to find in Gibraltar anyone gifted with the knowledge and love of music which he possessed. Mr Relle leaves a widow (the daughter of Mr Woods of the Port Office) and his children to mourn the loss of a loved husband and affectionate father.” I know Moritz was born in Prussia in 1834 but where I do not know or who his parents were Anything would help Kind regards John Relle

Date Aug 7th 2010
Name: Nicky Bloss (nee Triggs)
E-Mail: nicky.bloss@ntlworld.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hi Lionel. Not sure if you can help me or not.... Long shot here - .... I'm researching my family Triggs tree. My Great great Uncle Arthur Triggs joined the Navy, and became a torpedo instructor...He was born in 30th September 1855. He was stationed on HMS Minotaur off Gibraltar in 1881 when he went ashore to buy presents with 2 other shipmates. They were attacked and robbed and a fight ensued. Arthur took to the water where he was stoned, in an attempt to swim back to the ship, without success..and was in the water for an hour and a half. On return to the shore he was arrested and put in a cell for the night with no bed, cold and wet. Next day he was released to his Officers. He was taken back to the ship and treated by the ships doctor, but his condition worsened and was then transferred to the hospital in Gibralter where he died. He had previously been awarded medals for bravery (Bronze medal from the Royal Humane Society in 1876 and Lloyds Bronze medal 1881). He was given a heroes send off through the streets of Gibralter, his coffin draped in the Union Jack ..drawn for 3 miles ..followed by 150 of the ships company as well as the officers and the captain. He was was buried in Gibraltar ....but I have no idea where - or how to find out where? I would love it if he was still in a cemetary that I could go and visit... Do you have any idea how I could find this out? He died 29th May 1881. Appreciate any help! x Kind Regards Nicky Bloss (nee Triggs)

Date Aug 4th 2010
Name: Jeff Parkes
E-Mail: jeff.parkes@lineone.net
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hi, I'm trying to find Olivia Rooke nee Hobson; who I believe moved to Gibraltar from Norfolk a few years back and is involved in a bed and breakfast business. This is not a sinister request just for a farming reunion event in Norfolk. Regards Jeff Parkes

Date July 18th 2010
Name: Jan Hearn
E-Mail: neil.hearn3@bigpond.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: I'm looking for parents/siblings of Elizabeth MANDER who said she was born in Gibralter when completing UK census records. She was born around 1825 and married William HASKEW in Worcester in 1846. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thank you Jan Hearn

Date July 18th 2010
Name: BILL GATFIELD
E-Mail: billesme@btinternet.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: HI I'M TRYING TO TRACE MY GRANDFATHERS BIRTH DATE, WHO WAS BORN IN GIBRALTAR IN 1863. WHICH HOPEFULLY WILL THEN REVEAL, THE AREAS THAT MY GREAT GRAND PARENTS WERE BORN IN ENGLAND. MY GRANDFATHER'S NAME IS WILLIAM JAMES GATFIELD AND MY GREAT GRANDFATHERS NAME IS JAMES GATFIELD AND MY GREAT GRANDMOTHERS NAME IS SARAH SMITH HOPE YOU CAN HELP, AS WE ARE DOING THE GATFIELD FAMILY TREE I AM WILLIAM JAMES'S GRANDSON. I KNOW THERE WILL BE A FEE FOR THIS INFORMATION, AS I'VE JUST HAD INFORMATION BACK FROM AUSTRALIA, ON A SIMILAR WEB SITE PLEASE E-MAIL ME IF YOU CAN HELP MANY THANKS

Date July 6th 2010
Name: Fernando Hernandez Romero
E-Mail: fernando.hernandez@fermaxchile.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Chile
Comments: hello, my name is Fernando, I'm putting together my family tree my family comes from Gibraltar came to the first world war, the grandfather's name was Alberto Romero Borrastero birth 1892 youer sister Ernestina Romero Borrastero both arrive to live in Chile. Maybe you can help me, do not know if these names still exist in gilbraltar. I look forward to your message. Regards. Fernando Hernandez Romero. Fermax Chile Ltda. Fono/ fax: +56 41 2959125 Cel 09-78549365

Date June 24th 2010
Name: Sara Carroll
E-Mail: sbcwicklow@verizon.net
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hello, I am seeking information regarding a Charles Bagnall whose occupation (on his daughter's marriage certificate in June 1885) was listed as "Warden..Convict Estate...Gibralter". Anyone out there with any information/suggestions?? Thank you,

Date June 19th 2010
Name: Sarah
E-Mail: chaplin.sarah@gmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hi, I am really hoping you will be able to help me. I am trying to trace a Military Marriage that took place in Gibraltar. The groom was Joseph Wilson born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1833. He joined the Army and was part of the 55TH regiment. His bride was Caroline who is listed in the later English Census as being a Gibraltian British subject. I don’t have her maiden name, this is partly what I hope to discover by finding the marriage cert. I have managed to located Joseph's discharge papers so know that he arrive c 1856 and their 1st child Margaret Wilson was born in Gibraltar in 1857. So I assume that the marriage took place either late 1856 or 1857. Where can I find the information I need? Many thanks.

Date June 18th 2010
Name: Christopher Allday
E-Mail: christopher_allday@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: ALLDAY or MCCARTHY in Gibraltar. Hi I am trying to trace my granparents. All I know is this George Allday aged 22, Company 54 in the Royal Garrison Artillery, married Eliza Jane Mccarthy aged 19 a native if Gibraltar in 1906. They had a son Thomas born 1907. Now comes the hard part two more children were born Henry, my father and James but i can find no record of their births or the family coming to the uk. Christopher Allday

Date June 13th 2010
Name: Margaret
E-Mail: MITBAV@aol.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Good evening, My late father William J McMillan married a June Gilbert in 1952-3 in Gibraltar. He may have still been in the army. Would there be any information available as to dates/marriage venue etc.? Thank you for any help. Margaret

Date June 13th 2010
Name: Gwen Asprey
E-Mail: gwen.asprey@gmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Spain
Comments: Hi Lionel My great grandmother was born around 1848/1849 in Gib. Her name was Maria Walton and she was a British subject. I have not been able to find anything else about her. I would like to be able to search any census records but do not know where to start. I have already tried the records office but they had no information on Maria. I have found a Captain Robert Walton wounded in 1813 , 1st Batt Dorset Reg in Portugal but do not know if he is related. Please can anyone help me or show me where to look Best Regards Gwen Asprey (living in Spain)

Date June 7th 2010
Name: Philip Bowes
E-Mail: philipbowes@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Ireland
Comments: Hi Lionel I am at the early stages of tracing my family back to Gibralter and hope you might be able to help . My great grandfather John? Bowes died circa 1905/06 while on military service family story is he fell from a roof. I was wondering if this was during the construction of the gun batteries extensions at the time. Two of his children were born there Francis Bowes c1904 Kathleen Bowes c1906. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Philip Bowes Trim Co Meath Ireland

Date June 2nd 2010
Name: Rosemary Jones
E-Mail: kenrosie58@btinternet.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Cardiff, South Wales
Comments: Hi Lionel, My name is Rosemary Jones from Cardiff, South Wales. I am seeking information on the family of my great aunt Rosa Tavares born on Gibralter ? 1874. She married my great uncle Harry Payne on the 10th April 1896. She was 22 at this time. Her father was registered on her marriage certificate as Adoloph Tavares and one of the witnessess was Victoria Tavares. Her first born son, my uncle, Henry George Payne was born on Gibralter on the 12 August 1896 and baptised on August 22nd. My great uncle at that time was a private, stationed at Town Range Barracks, and Rosa was living at Castle Street, before her marriage. I should be most grateful for any further information that you could provide on my Gibraltarian ancestry. Thank you for a most interesting site. Rosemary Jones.

Date May 25th 2010
Name: Julie Bird
E-Mail: julie.bird@xtra.co.nz
Homepage URL: www
Location: NZ
Comments: Hello Lionel I am looking for a birth. My Great Grandfather was born in Gibraltar in 1824. I don't know the exact date. His name was Walter James, or James Walter Smith. His parents were Thomas Smith, a Bombadier in the British Royal Artillery who was serving in Gibraltar at that time. His mother's name was Elizabeth Cummins (Cummings, etc?). If you can help me in any way I would be most grateful. Many thanks Julie

Date May 22th 2010
Name: Jaime O. Hernanadez
E-Mail: wake_thrasher@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Iloilo City, Philippines
Comments: Hi Leonel, I'm Jaime O. Hernanadez. I'm now 30 years old and presently residing in Iloilo City, Philippines. I'm a Filipino, but I was born in Spain on January 8, 1980. I would like to ask for your help to locate my biological father who I haven't met since I was born. His name is Jaime Galang Hernandez. What I know of him is that he is a Filipino who used to live in Spain in the late 70's until months before my birth. He then went to London according to my mother. (Myrna Ojera-maiden name, and now Myrna Ojera Garcia.) As stated in their marriage certificate, his birthplace is Quiapo, Manila. I tried looking for him in Manila, Philippines, but to no avail. I hope you can help me with his whereabouts in the present. Your help will really help me to know where I came from and will make myself whole. Thank you very much. Any information related to this matter will be greatly appreciated.

Date May 20th 2010
Name: Jennifer Greer
E-Mail: jennygreer@fsmail.net
Homepage URL: www
Location: Scotland
Comments: Hi Lionel I'm really hoping that you can help me! I'm researching my family history and have discovered that my 4 times Great Grandfather was born in Gibraltar in 1811. This is very interesting to our whole family as, coincidentally, we lived in Gib for three years from 1983 to 1986 and I attended St Christophers School whilst there. My GGGG Grandfather's name was Francis De Sousa. I've discovered from his death certificate that his parents names are Joseph and Maria Louisa. Joseph's occupation is listed as a stonemason. Francis ended up in Scotland, which is where my family now lives, arriving here sometime between 1811 and 1839 (his marriage date in East Lothian). Any information that you are able to provide would be greatly appreciated (does Francis have any siblings; how did the family arrive in Gibraltar; when / why did Francis leave Gibraltar for Scotland). I've tried finding out the names of ships departing Gib for Scotland but have had no luck so far!

Date May 16th 2010
Name: Rosalie Button
E-Mail: rosalie3713@msn.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Comments: Hello Lional, My G G Grandfather, James Lyall served in the British Regiment, he married Eliza Roberts (born 1823). They had two daughters, Isabella and Robina. I believe Isabella Lyall, (born 1856) was the first female child born at Gibraltar of British parents. If you have any information that I could add to my family tree, I would be very grateful.

Date May 8th 2010
Name: Donna Primavera
E-Mail: dprimav828@aol.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hello My name is Donna and I trying to find information on my great great grandparents Antonio and Isabel Lavana they had two daughters Carmen and Delores Carmen married Arthur Brewer had two daughters' trying to find more information on the Lavana family and where Carmen is buried. I can be reached at Thanks for the help.

Date May 3rd 2010
Name: Yvette Figueroa
E-Mail: lakota_b@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin USA
Comments: My great grandmother was born in Gibraltor 19 March 1889. Her name was Herminia Herrera.....she came to the United States around 1904. I am looking for any information! Thank you so much!

Date May 3rd 2010
Name: Alan Merryweather
E-Mail: iopas.1@virgin.net
Homepage URL: www
Location: Cirencester UK
Comments: Hi, Chasing a wrong line, I have detailed notes on Romaine Amiel, sometime 19C surgeon i/c the Army hospital in Gibraltar. If anyone collects such information please ask for the files. Alan Merryweather

Date May 3rd 2010
Name: Chris Rooney
E-Mail: chris.rooney46@gmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: G'day i am looking for two Children born Gibralta Susanna Smith born 9th july 1796 and her sister Sarah Smith born 13 sep 1798 there was also an elder brother Malcolm Laing Smith born stennes 1789 the parents are Alan Allan or Allen Smith and Hannah Hercus (sometimes she shows as Sarah) my guess is Alan was in the Army and Stationed Gibralta the next Child is born 1801 in Jersey probably on his way home the reason i think he was in the army is his Grandfather had been a Colonel Charles Whitefoord and his great uncle was Gen Sir John Whitefoord. regards Chris Rooney

Date May 1st 2010
Name: Alice
E-Mail: alicemshulman@gmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: ?
Comments: Dear Lionel: I am hoping you can help me with some information about a British Military family, who were in Gibraltar around 1850, before moving to Bermuda. The last name was Lomer. The father's first name may have been George and he may have been an officer. When he arrived in Bermuda, he was with two daughters, one named Alice Marion. She married Major Henry Alfred Gray, of the Royal Engineers, and Alice is my Great Grandmother. All I know is that they came from Gibraltar. I'd love to know more about where the family originated, if the daughters were born in Gibraltar, even the name of the second daughter and what happened to the Mother, etc. Any information you can give me will be more than I have now. Thank you so much for the help you offer. Regards, Alice

Date April 25th 2010
Name: Regards Bill Carkett
E-Mail: plycar24@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Australia
Comments: Hi Lionel. I am researching my family tree and my wife’s mother’s family originated in Gibraltar . I have researched other genealogy sites with no luck re Gibraltar . The names I’m trying to find are Juan [John] Cortes born 15th March 1888 occupation down as the following descriptions on documents etc Dispenser, Chemist, Apothecary address Engineer’s lane and Castle Hill or Ramp, Also his wife Catalina Gonzalez also known as Pilar Gonzalez born 28 February 1899. Father of John was Leopoldo Apothecary and Pilar’s father was Ramon occupation Coal Labourer, mother was named Ana. John and Catalina [Pilar] where married 21st July 1917 at Church of Saint Marry the Crowned Gibraltar. Any help in this would be greatly appreciated. We live in Australia which sometimes makes research a bit difficult. Would you use the following email address for any reply plycar24@hotmail.com Regards Bill Carkett

Date April 20th 2010
Name: Alan Molyneux
E-Mail: ajm@alanmolyneux.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Wigan, Lancs UK.
Comments: Good day to you sir......John Molyneux Says in the uk censuses he was born in Gibraltar 1851. He is the reason I am alive today. Would like to toast his name if I can find out how he came to be in Gibraltar. Cheers mate.

Date April 14th 2010
Name: Allison
E-Mail: Allison@dorsett.org.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: Middlesex, UK
Comments: Hi Lionel, I seemed to have hit a brick wall with research into my IRWIN ancestors. I have trying to track down my Great Grandfather born abt 1842. I cannot find anything about him, THOMAS IRWIN until 1881 household census where he is an unmarried army pensioner loging in Surrey, born Gibralter (British Subject). On his marriage certificate he states he is a Labourer(1881). 1891 Census states he is a Labourer born Gibralter. 1901 Census states he is a Labourer born Gibralter, but then the 1911 Census states he is again and army pensioner born County of Cork Ireland. He died in 1916 aged 74 in Surrey, therefore confirms he was born in 1842. I am at a loss as to what to do next. If he was born in Gibralter, could that mean that his Dad was in the Navy? Any pointers as to what I can do next would be much appreciated. One of his chilldren's married certificates states his name as THOMAS CHARLES IRWIN, and on his marraige certificate it shows his Father as THOMAS IRWIN. Any advice would really be appreciated, it's driving me mad, I don't know whether to look for his birth in Gibralter/Ireland or even the UK. Many thanks, Allison Middlesex, UK

Date April 7th 2010
Name: Michael Field
E-Mail: mickandtheresa@btinternet.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hi Lionel, My uncle, Arther Miller died on 9 dec 1947 and is buried in the North Cemetary. He married a girl called Julia Rocca and they had twin girls. He was a Royal Engineer and after his death she moved to Sheffield. We have now lost all trace of her and her twin girls and have almost given up hope of tracing them. Can you help, please? Michael

Date April 1st 2010
Name: Maurice E. Benyon
E-Mail: maurice@mebenyon.orangehome.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: My Grandfather Robert Elias Benyon was said to be born in Gibraltar on 01/07/1891; there are, I believe, no records of his birth. However there may be a record of him in the census for 1891. His father; David Elias Benyon is said to have been stationed there at the time while he was in the army and there may also be a record for him in the census for that year. Has the census been computerised so that it can be searched or is there some other way of searching it for these individuals. Regards Maurice E Benyon

Date March 27th 2010
Name: Cyril Williams
E-Mail: williamcyril@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: ?
Comments: Want to trace an ancestor born in Gibraltar about 1824, Mary Ann Webber. Any help would be welcome. W C Williams

Date March 14th 2010
Name: CC
E-Mail: Replies
Homepage URL: www
Location: USA
Comments: My great grandmom was born in Gibraltar in 1911. Her name was Maria Antonia Aaron. I would appreciate any information regarding the surname Aaron. thank you regards from USA.

Date March 17th 2010
Name: Sandra Allen
E-Mail: sandra.allen2@bigpond.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Australia
Comments: Hi Lionel, I am looking for information on Joseph Perera. He was born in Gibraltar around 1848. This information came from the birth certificate of his daughter who was born in New Zealand . I can’t find any other info about him.

Date March 11th 2010
Name: Gwen
E-Mail: GwnStein@aol.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Dear Lionel, Thank you for replying to my inquiry. It is mainly if you have any photo or information about the Gas works or where it was in Gibraltar. I believe there is a Supermarket shop were it was. (information given to family when on a visit several years ago). Alexander Bell was Manager from 1863 to 1880. If you have a census info on where he lived this would help. I can send copy of postcard of Gas Works. Hope you can help with this. Regards Gwen.

Date March 4th 2010
Name: Sandra
E-Mail: sbcras@btinternet.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: I was wondering if anyone knows of a Pamela Joan Hayes could now be wilcox, who possibly moved to Gilbraltar with a Johnathan Wilcox in the 70s. Pamela will be 61. She used to live in Manchester please contact sandra my email is sbcras@btinternet.com

Date March 3rd 2010
Name: Mackenzie Sorensen
E-Mail: mackenziesorensen@earthlink.net
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Mackenzie Sorensen Looking for a relative who had a father GERALD CONOLLY, he may not know that this was his father, I believe he might be called Gerald too. He may be dead by now but he may have some children. If so I would like to contact you.

Date Feb 26th 2010
Name: Gerry
E-Mail: gerrymary64@btinternet.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: I am trying to trace my Great Grand Mother who came from Casares in Spain, She worked on the Rock and Married my Great Grand Father before coming to England, Her Name before Marriage was Anna Ramos If any one can help me please email me at Thanks Gerry

Date Feb 21st 2010
Name: Ed Parody
E-Mail: eigpm5@comcast.net
Homepage URL: www
Location: USA
Comments: Hi Lionel, my name is Ed Parody I am interested in knowing if they are any family of Juan Conciencio born in Naples Italy when he came to Gib. Had a son Tomas Conciencio and had a large family. One of them was my Grand Mother married to Guillermo Marshall. Would appreciated any info of who is left of the family. Thanks.


Lionel, I also was born in Gibraltar, but I have lived here in US for 52 years I am 80 yrs old. I have only cousins in Gibraltar on the Parody side on my mother’s side it is Cartwright Richard and Charles and on the Marshall side only female cousins. I am also pleased to have met you. If you can help me it will deeply appreciated. I remiss to tell you that Tomas Conciencio DOB May 7, 1822 was married Mar 22, 1847. Thank you, Sincerely Ed. Parody



Date Feb 9th 2010
Name: Vince
E-Mail: vjpower@gibtelecom.net
Homepage URL: www
Location: Gibraltar
Comments: Hello Lionel, I've just come across your web site. I can advise you in respect of British Regiments that have been based here in Gibraltar since 1704 can be found in the Gibraltar Heritage Journals. Part 1 is 1704-1793 and Part II is 1794-1870, Part III will hopefully come out next year. They hold detailed lists of when Infantry regiments arrived, departed, and lots of other information. I have never found a detailed lists from any local sources. I can inform you that you have a link that goes direct to Regiments.org This web site has been down for a number of years. However, the records that were held in that web site can be viewed at


http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.regiments.org


Hoping that helps Vince

Date Feb 24th 2010
Name: Gus Linares
E-Mail: gus@linares.gi
Homepage URL: Linares Web Page
Location: Gibraltar
Comments: Hi I have a web based family tree project on the Linares in Gibraltar, with over 280 individuals so far. Perhaps you might consider adding this to your links in your Gibraltar Genealogy website. Regards Gus

Date Feb 22nd 2010
Name: Norma Garvin
E-Mail: normajoyibb@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Groton MA /FONT>
Comments: Hi Lionel, I have just learned that my GGgrandfather, Benjamin Ibbotson, is listed on the 1861 Sheffield census as having a son Charles b. 1849 in Gibraltar. I think that this must have been the son of his 2nd wife Emma Atkins as I have no record of him leaving England. How would I go about finding paper work on his birth, thanks for any help. Norma Garvin.

Date Feb 21st 2010
Name: Kathleen
E-Mail: snake41@dodo.com.au
Homepage URL: www
Location: Perth West Australia
Comments: Hello Lionel.I am trying to find information on what regiments were in Gibraltar in 1840-1850. I am researching a William Henry Armour who was a sapper in the British Army in Gibraltar. He married a spanish girl named Maria and had a son born there 1845-46,named George Donald Grieve Armour. I can find no documentation for any of this, anywhere,so hope this site will be able to help. Best Wishes Kathleen isnake41@dodo.com.au

Date Feb 21st 2010
Name: Doris Vella
E-Mail: mph57@maltanet.net
Homepage URL: www
Location: Malta
Comments: I would like to know if you can help me in finding where in Gibraltar my grand father was born. From my father who has passed away in 1978 all I know is that his grand parents went to find work in Gibraltar and that they did not live there for a long time and while there they had a baby boy who was my grand father. My grand father's name was JOSEPH VELLA probably he must have been born between1876 to1879 I know he died in Malta in 1917 at around 39 years of age. I only have a computer for a few months, I will be so happy if you can help. Regards Doris Vella

Date Feb 14th 2010
Name: Christina Young
E-Mail: christina@poplarsnewton.freeserve.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hello, I am researching the family of Edward Archbold, of the Gibraltar firm Archbold, Johnston and Power, of Horse Barrack Lane. I have a portrait of him in 1781 as a Bengal Lancer, but know nothing further until his three children were born in Gibraltar: Edward Cook 20 Nov 1800, Sarah Jane 1802, Elizabeth Ann 1803. I am trying to find out who he married. In 1811 he married again in England, so presumably his first wife died, maybe in Gibraltar. He then lived in Surrey in England and died there in 1837. His son Edward Cook Archbold was also in the Indian army but, I think, was still connected with the Gibraltar firm. I would be very grateful for any information about him,his wife and maybe other children. Thanks.

Date Feb 12th 2010
Name: Richard Fowke
E-Mail: richard.fowke@googlemail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Wiltshire England
Comments: wonder whether you can help... An ancestor of mine, Thomas Fowke, had connections with Gibraltar in the 1700s and then in 1754, his son Thomas was recorded as having been christened at St Botolph's Church in Bishopsgate in the City of London, England. However I cannot find a record of his marriage to Mary (surname unknown), in any English records, nor can I find any record of any other children being christened. Might there be any records in Gibraltar please? I assume that the marriage would have taken place between 1700 and 1753, but probably closer to the date of his son's christening in 1754. I look forward to hearing from you Many thanks Richard Fowke

Date Feb 12th 2010
Name: Colin Middleton
E-Mail: irmidd@gmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: I am trying to trace my great grandfather Francisco Sherer who was born in Gibraltar around 1848-1850. His father was a sailor from Dundee, Scotland and his mother from Liverpool. I should very much like to find out about his family but have drawn a complete blank. Any advice or help would be great.

Date Feb 11th 2010
Name: Mike Perkins
E-Mail: mike@kinverer.wanadoo.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hi, I would like to know if marriage records for Gibraltar in 1815 exist and if so how do I go about locating them. I have a marriage for a Richard Stapleton,Ensign,60th Foot Regiment at Gibraltar, 27th July 1815. Unfortunately British service records show the marriage date and dates and names of their children but not their spouses names which isn't very helpful. Richards wife was Mary ???. She may or may not have been Spanish. best regards Mike Perkins

Date Feb 8th 2010
Name: Phillip Fryer
E-Mail: Plumcake@bigpond.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Australia
Comments: Hi to Every one, I’m looking into the life of Edward Fletcher Tried in GIBRALTAR by a Court marshal 19 May 1800 and transported to Australia, with about 5 others.It is almost impossible to find material here in Australia about the period of 1895-1800 in Gibraltar Most material is about the Seeage or the war with Napoleon, Could you Give me Some Guidance, to background material of this period, or any other material of a useful nature. (I’m also looking for court records if they are availed ) Yours Sincerely, Phillip Fryer

Date Jan 25th 2010
Name: Alan Delderfield
E-Mail: a.delderfield@ntlworld.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hello I am trying to find out more about my grandmother Elizabeth Tobin b1868 whose place of birth is given as Gibraltar. Is it possible to obtain a copy of her birth Certificate, if so where form? Her father Michael Tobin b1828 d1886 was in the 1881 census listed as an army pensioner, his wife being Annie. Elizabeth was their third child, their first two daughters were born in Sheerness Kent and their son John was born in the East Indies. It has been suggested but not confirmed that Michael was in the Royal Artillery. Can you help please.

MONSIGNOR ORFILA
Date Jan 23rd 2010
Name: Alice Mascarenhas and Clive Mendez
E-Mail:
Homepage URL: Gibraltar Chronicle
Location: Gibraltar
Comments: MONSIGNOR ORFILA IS BURIED IN THE SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF EUROPE. GIBRALTAR CHRONICLE.

Date Jan 19th 2010
Name: Kim Gravett
E-Mail: kimbel@gibtelecom.net
Homepage URL: www
Location: Gibraltar
Comments: Hi Lionel Enjoyed your site my friend and I are both very engulfed in family history and searching our past We have often joked that our families may have know each other in the past, just before Christmas I made contact with a Dorothy May nee Oxborough who I see has contacted your site, it turns out that both myself and my friend are cousins and related to this lady, we have been doing some searching and have found out that Dorothy's Grandfather William Oxborough was in fact buried in Sandpits Cemetery not Withams what is even more incredible is that I live near Sandpits on upper Withams Rd Gibraltar. I am now trying to research these old cementers Sandpits has only 5 graves left have you any idea how to find out more about both cementers ie size when they ceased to be used? Many Thanks

Date Jan 17th 2010
Name: Dave Bayne
E-Mail: smisouth@iafrica.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Comments: One of my forebears John Bayne (1755-1837) was born in Andalusia, Gibraltar and joined the Royal Artillery at the age of 11. He finally retired from the Royal Artillery in November 1787 with the rank of Fife-Major. We have assumed that, his being born in Gibraltar, his father was also in the Royal Artillery. Apart from that we know nothing of John's forebears. Does this ring a bell with anyone? We'd love to hear from anyone with any knowledge about this.

Date Jan 14th 2010
Name: NEIL ALLINSON
E-Mail: allinson1@gmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hi Lionel, I am researching my Gt Gt Grandfather WILLIAM ALLINSON b 1815 in Ireland. & STATIONED in GIBRALTAR He served with the Northants 48th Foot Regiment and was stationed in Gibraltar around 1840 where he had a son (also called William) I would be interested in any information on his stay in Gibraltar, did he marry or partner a local woman who became the mother of his son? Can anyone help or suggest where any records relating to William and a possible wife and his son. Help greatly appreciated.

Date Jan 13th 2010
Name: Simon Martin
E-Mail: Simon.Martin@highbury.ac.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: I am looking for information about my grandfather George peter martin, he lived at rosia bay in the 50’s and is buried near the runway, he knew Charlie Conroy and many others his wife was jean he had two daughters, Anglia and Elizabeth(pip) and two boys Christopher and James (Steve). Simon Martin Chef Assessor Highbury College Portsmouth Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth Hampshire PO1 2ED 02392882809

Date Jan 13th 2010
Name: Nigel Ligonier
E-Mail: nigel.ligonier@gmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: NZ
Comments: Hello Lionel, I am wanting to find my great, great, grandmother Leonora Ellen Taylor who was born in Gibraltar around 1832. There is a problem about getting her maiden name, it is neither on her marriage or death certificates. Her father was George Taylor Paymaster based in Gibraltar and my grandmother remembered meeting her grandmother who she said was of Spanish extraction in Christchurch, New Zealand around 1900. Hence my problem which I would love to solve. Kind regards, Nigel

Date Jan 11th 2010
Name: Phillip Everson
E-Mail: phillip.everson@actrix.co.nz
Homepage URL: www
Location: Dunedin, NZ
Comments: My mother gave me an old painting of Gibraltar from the sea signed J. Norton. Her grand-father gave it to her. The style and scene dates the painting to around the early 1800s. Oil on board. Amateur perhaps? but quite accomplished. Does anyone know of J. Norton in connection with Gibraltar or painting?

Date Jan 11th 2010
Name: Bruce J Wright
E-Mail:
Homepage URL: www
Location: NZ
Comments: Hello Lionel, I have discovered a lot of handed down stories regarding my ancestors in Gibraltar. My Gt. Grandfather Willam Smeeth married Louisa Kavanagh in 1879. Louisa was born in Gibraltar but her mother (according to family legend) was from a shipwrecked family (Gibraltar 1850 or earlier) that had been travelling from Genoa to make a new life in the USA. Sadly I do not know the Italian surname but apparently some of her brothers joined the British Army whilst others continued to the USA and joined the army there. I know it is an extreemely long shot that anyone will be able to put 2 and 2 together but worth a try. Thanks, Bruce

Date Jan 9th 2010
Name: Val
E-Mail: val.gill@talktalk.net
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: My Great Grandfather Joseph Keefe was born in Gibraltar 1838/9ish his father was William. The family has a history of RN or RM. Can anyone help me to find any more information. We do not know if there are any brothers or sisters to Joseph or who his mother is. I cannot find a birth certificate. Thank you

Date Jan 9th 2010
Name: Mel Wenham
E-Mail: jackiewen@optusnet.com.au
Homepage URL: www
Location: Queensland Australia
Comments: G’day Lionel, thanks for a great site! Am desperately searching for information about James Cambden and his son Harry James Cambden. James was born in Churchill Oxfordshire in 1862, and whilst on service in Gibraltar fathered a son Harry, who was born during the September quarter 1885. Am trying to find information on who was Harry’s mother. Can anyone help? With thanks. Mel.

Date Jan 7th 2010
Name: Robert Joseph Lynch
E-Mail: boblynch@xtra.co.nz
Homepage URL: www
Location: NZ
Comments: Hello, Looking for the details of the birth of Winifred Mary Machell reputedly born in Gibraltar in 1851. Parents were Arthur and Esther Mary Machell who I think were resident in Spain . Robert Joseph Lynch P O Box 120 Frasertown New Zealand boblynch@xtra.co.nz

Date Jan 5th 2010
Name: Lynn Lawton (nee Warne)
E-Mail: lynnlawton@mac.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Dear Lionel, Re: Great great grandmother, Margaret Warne ( I do not have her maiden name) b. about 1826, Gibraltar, but appears on UK 1851 census as having moved to Gloucestershire as a British subject and married Robert Warne, who was born in Montreal, Canada. Their son Thomas Walter Warne is reported in the London census of 1851 as being born in Gibraltar in 1850. There is very little to go on here. Family stories say that one ancestor was a schoolteacher in Gibraltar at some time, and I have a small? north African silver charm in the shape of 'Fatima's hand' which was thought to have a connection. If you can help I would be most grateful! Lynn Lawton (nee Warne... 2 Rose Cottage Guildford Road Shamley Green Guildford Surrey GU 5 0RS 01483 892940

Date Jan 1st 2010
Name: Derek Arnold
E-Mail: derek.arnold2@ntlworld.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hello I seek to know which Regiments of the British Army were posted as the Gibraltar Garrison between 1860 and 1870, with particular emphasis on 1860 to 1865. Please can you or your readers provide me this information? Regards

Date Dec 29th 2009
Name: Derek Arnold
E-Mail: derek.arnold2@ntlworld.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: How do I find which British Regiments formed the Gibraltar Garrison 1860 to 1870? Would the birth of a child born to English parents be registered in Gibraltar’s civil records? An ancestor Robert John Gayther claimed in Census to be born Gibraltar in 1865. His father was a soldier born Shropshire 1837. I do not find the birth in “Overseas” records available in UK. When I know the regiments I plan to the Muster Rolls in NA Kew. I hope you can help Regards

Date Dec 29th 2009
Name: Margaret Stocker
E-Mail: margaret.stocker1@btopenworld.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: I wonder if you could help me in the search for information about my ancestor FRANCIS JOHN LETHBRIDGE ELLIOTT. He was my gr gr grandfather and was the Chief Inventor and Engineer at the Royal Naval Dockyard in Gibraltar. I have never been able to find anything about him through naval records and thought there might be something in civil records. He was born in Sandal Magna nr Wakefield in Yorkshire in the 1820's. His father was a millwright. He married MARY ANN SMITH BOLTON 13 October 1845 at St Dunstan In The East London,profession engineer. Their daughter ELIZA MARY married JOSEPH STOCKER, my great grandparents. Their two sons, FRANK and ARTHUR, were both born in Gibraltar circa 1858 and 1860. I look forward to hearing from you and hope this is of interest.

Date Dec 27th 2009
Name: Belinda
E-Mail: Belindadance@aol.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: I would be grateful for any advice! I am trying to find out more about my mother's grandfather, Joseph Grossman b 1850. He was Austrian but ran away from home and enlisted in the Royal Artillery in 1870 and spent a lot of time stationed in Gibraltar. In 1875 he deserted but was recaptured and I wondered if there would be any details in a newspaper? In 1879 he was bought out of the army (still in Gibraltar) and family legend says a visiting Austrian dignitary recognised him and told him to go back and see his family. Does anyone know if there's any way of finding out who inspected the troops? There don't seem to be any records kept back in GB. Thanks very much, Belinda, Nottingham

Date Dec 13th 2009
Name: Diana Adamson
E-Mail: rossdi@apartment8.com.au
Homepage URL: www
Location: Australia/FONT>
Comments: Hello I am looking for information regarding Thomas Edward Miller, born 20 November 1814 on Gibraltar. His family worked on construction of naval ships, and moved between Gibraltar, Malta and UK during his early years. He is shown on UK Census for 1851 and 1871, but I can't find him on the 1861 Census, although his children are living with a relative at that time, with his wife having died. I am wondering if he returned to work on Gibraltar sometime between 1851 and 1862, when he married again in UK. Thank you for your help and interest,

Date Dec 13th 2009
Name: Gayle Shepherd
E-Mail: oldsheps@bigpond.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Australia
Comments: Hi Lionel, My name is Gayle Shepherd, I live in Perth Western Australia email address ; oldsheps@bigpond.com and I am researching my mother's family. Her grandfather was William Francis Campbell born in Gibraltar. His marriage certificate says he was born in 1835 but his death certificate puts his birth at 1844. His father's name was George Campbell and George was a Police Constable. His mother was Sarah Jane Graham. On his death certificate it gives his birth place as Gibraltar and that he came to Western Australia when he was about 6 years old. Can please advise me where I go from here - I have no idea how to locate any of them. I have tried Ancestry.com.au, FreeBDM and Family Search. Any help would be much appreciated. Regards

Date Dec 9th 2009
Name: GRaham Lacey
E-Mail: graham@grahamlacey.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: York, United Kingdom
Comments: Dear Lionel, I am trying to trace my great grandfather who I believe was serving in the British Army or possibly the Royal Marines, and stationed in Gibraltar in the 1890s. I know from the 1901 UK census that my grandfather and two of his siblings were born in Gibraltar between 1893 and 1896. Their names were: Charles Edgar Lacey who was 8 years old at the time of the 1901 census so born 1893/94. Edwin Lacey who was 6 years old at the time of the 1901 census so born 1895/96 Henrietta M Lacey who was 5 years old at the time of the 1901 census so born 1896/97. Their mother's married name was Ellen E Lacey and she was born in Portsmouth in 1871. All I know about my great grandfather is that is surname was Lacey. I look forward to hearing from you Kind Regards

Date Dec 3rd 2009
Name: Peter Viggars
E-Mail: peterviggars@ntlworld.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hello Lionel, I hope you can help me. I am trying to track down the marriage of my relatives,James Bryce and Rosetta Xuareb Attard, who I believe married in June 1891 at the King's Chapel in Gibraltar. James Bryce had been in the Army serving in Malta where he met Rosetta, a Maltese national. They appear to have got married in Gibraltar before they returned to live in James's native Scotland. If you can you confirm the marriage details and/or provide a copy of the marriage certificate, I would be most grateful. Can I thank you in advance for your reply.

Date Nov 25 2009
Name: Marilyn Norris Bowman
E-Mail: Niobex@qx.net
Homepage URL: www
Location: USA
Comments: Hi! I am looking for my great grandparents. I do not positively know the name of my great grandfather. It may have been Robert William Norris. Other family members have told me that he was in the British military but the branch is unknown. He married Anna Orr - must have been around 1890's. They were probably married in England and had a son around 1895. He was named William Benjamin Norris. How they came to Gibraltar is unknown but my grandfather was raised by a family named Gonzales. Their son, Andrew Gonzales, remained a good friend of my grandfather's. They immigrated to New York and William married my grandmother, Hilda Zeilfeldt of Furulund, Sweden. It is thought that my great grandfather and Anna Orr were killed or deserted my grandfather in Gibraltar. I wish I had more information! Marilyn Norris Bowman Winchester, Kentucky

Date Nov 24th 2009
Name: Don Mayers
E-Mail: mayersdg@telus.net
Homepage URL: www
Location: Canada
Comments: Hello Lionel, I am wondering if you could provide me with information as to where I might go to find birth information on Eric Guy Pottinger who was born in Gibraltar. From burial records in Natal, South Africa I was able to determine his full name, that he was born in Gibraltar in 1899, was unmarried and age 55 when he died on 07-09-1954. I do not know his parents names or his grandparents first names but I believe his mother’s maiden was Mayers as that was the surname of his grandparents. His grandfather ??? Mayers was I believe, descended from a family of Mayers from Barbados. Any help you or anyone else might provide would be appreciated. I am located in British Columbia, Canada home of the upcoming 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Regards Don Mayers

Date Nov 21st 2009
Name: Mary E O’Reilly
E-Mail: meporeilly@comcast.net
Homepage URL: www
Location: NJ, USA
Comments: Hi Lionel, I learned from the 1851 UK census, that my great great grandfather who was born in Gibraltar. His name is Thomas Shortall. He would have been born there in 1811. He was probably stationed there in the English military. Any information about him would be most appreciated. Thank you! Mary E O’Reilly New Jersey, USA

Date Nov 17th 2009
Name: Steve Langsford
E-Mail: Isabel.l@btinternet,com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hello again Lionel, Reference earlier email about assistance researching George Langsford and Hannah Morecroft circa 1818. Regards, Steve Langsford Winsley Wiltshire England

Date Oct 31st 2009
Name: Robyn St Clare
E-Mail: tinkatailor@ozemail.com.au
Homepage URL: www
Location: Australia
Comments: Hello Lionel :o) I am hoping to find some family connections from Gibraltar. My Grandmother, Rosalyn, married a Gibraltarian named Andres (Andrew) Jules Russo in 1936. His family owned the 3 Roses Bar in Governors pde (I think). Andres had a brother Anthony and a sister Mary. Anthony married Lucy (?) and had a daughter Carmen - who married and Irish soldier (?) and went to live in Ireland. Mary married her cousin Willy and had Pepe Russo, whose son is called George Russo and apparently may live in Gibraltar still. My grandfather Andres J Russo remarried after divorcing my grandmother. His next wife was called Conchetta and they had a daughter called Sonia Russo. My grandfather's parents were Andres Peter Russo and Maria Gonzalez. I would like to find out more on my ancestors and also find Sonia and Carmen. Cheers, Robyn St Clare Australia

Date Oct 29th 2009
Name: Ivor Armstrong
E-Mail: ivortopfly@aol.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Violet Pearl Mary Tripp/nee Armstrong born 1898 left London aboard the passenger ship called the "Ranchi" on the 1st March 1929, Destined for Gibraltar. Her occupation was as a Milliner. What became of her? Ivor Armstrong Cambridgeshire UK

Date Oct 20th 2009
Name: Richard Daglish
E-Mail: rdaglish@blueyonder.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: I'm new to this site but hope someone may be able to help. I am looking for information about the death of Captain Francis Lind of the 14th Regiment of Foot who died in Gibraltar in 1759. He had previously served in that regiment as its surgeon. He was born in 1705 into an Edinburgh family, he married in Carlisle in 1750, Elizabeth Farrer who bore him three sons. Although English newspapers reported Lind's death, no detail was given, and it is not clear if he was buried in Gibraltar. Any information about him or the regiment's time in Gibraltar would be most welcome. Richard Daglish Liverpool

Date Oct 15th 2009
Name: Mariola
E-Mail: anchovaloba@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: ?
Comments: Hola Lionel. Te escribo por si puedes ayudarme a encontrar algún dato sobre mi abuelo, que nació y vivió en Gibraltar y puede que también muriese allí. Sólo sé que se apellidaba Hammond y que cuando comenzó la Segunda Guerra Mundial fue evacuado junto a su familia a Londres. Cuando acabó la guerra volvieron a Gibraltar y creo que se quedaron allí. Creo que tenía una tienda de electrodomésticos cerca de St. Mary the Crowned y que sus descendientes la siguen teniendo actualmente. También me gustaría obtener una lista de los evacuados, pero no sé cómo obtenerla. Muchas gracias. Se despide atentamente Mariola.

Date Oct 10th 2009
Name: Dorothy May [nee] Oxborough
E-Mail: johnthebutch@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Australia
Comments: Hi Lionel Could you help me? Elizabeth Oxborough [M] Joseph Smith. She was the daughter of William Oxborough [provost marshall at the garrison after he retired from the army] he was married to Sussannah Spain.William is buried in the Witham Cemetery,His wife Sussanna was buried in the North Front cemetery. Dorothy May [nee] Oxborough Melbourne Victoria Australia.

Date Oct 9th 2009
Name: MONICA MABEY
E-Mail: ramim@clear.net.nz
Homepage URL: www
Location: NZ
Comments: Hello Lionel, My name is Monica Mabey and I live in Hamilton, New Zealand I am trying to find out more about my GGG Grandfather, George Frederick Smith who was born in Gibraltar 1835 ??or thereabouts. Any help would be very much appreciated, as I very new to this. Thank you,MONICA MABEY. Hamilton NEW ZEALAND.

Date Oct 8th 2009
Name: Jen
E-Mail: jenlane57@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: The Earl of Rothes' Regiment was stationed at Gibraltar in 1737. From this regiment, 240 soldiers and six drummers had been turned over Mr. Oglethorpe's regiment by 23 February 1738 and sailed to the American colony of Georgia, arriving in Savannah 7 May 1738. Several sources show that the Earl of Rothes' Regiment was also known as the 25th Regiment of Foot; Oglethorpe's Regiment was authorized 25 Aug 1737 as the 42nd Regiment of Foot and disbanded in 1748. Note: Oglethorpe's Regiment had no lineal connection with the 42nd Royal Regiment, the Black Watch, which took that number in 1751. Can anyone verify the dates that the Earl of Rothes' (25th Foot) was stationed at Gibraltar? Are there extant muster rolls that will provide the names of these soldiers? Also - I can find no information on that regiment in sources available locally. Can anyone provide details on where and when the regiment was created? The following items found at british-history.ac.uk provide evidence of the transfer of men from Earl of Rothes' Regiment to General Oglethorpe. Dec 1. 1737: Whitehall, Treasury Chambers. Mr. Secretary at War and other officers being present my Lords order a letter to the Secretary at War, desiring him, together with the Paymaster of the Forces, to advise and return their opinion as to the following particulars:-- What orders are proper to be given for turning over the private men from the Earl of Rothes to Mr. Oglethorp’s regiment. What subsistence ought to be paid for Mr. Oglethorp’s men raised here, and how the subsistence, which will be paid to the earl of Rothes men at Gibralter till turned over to Mr. Oglethorpe, will be made good. What levy money is to be allowed Mr. Oglethorpe per man and for how many men, and the method proposed for the same. From what time the Earl of Rothes’ regiment is to be discharged of the men turned over to Mr. Oglethorp, and how the Earl of Rothes is to recruit again, at what allowance per man, and how the charge thereof is to be paid. [Treasury Minute Book XXVIII, pp60-1; Letter Book XIX, p 456] 1738 May 9: 60. Representation to the King from General Oglethorpe, concerning the recruiting fund for his regiment for Georgia. Said regiment was to be formed out of the Independent Company at Georgia, the Earl of Rothes’s regiment at Gibraltar and such others as could be raised to make it up to 600 men. The regiment was complete within a month after recruiting orders were issued, “by which expedition a considerable loss falls on the captains… The fund for raising the said men was the not effective money of 500 men for four months from 25 August to 24 December, which it was thought might produce 6/. A man, but the men being so soon raised and entertained at least five weeks before the 24th December their subsistence has reduced the fund considerably for recruiting.” Petitioner’s agent has received orders to pay over to the Paymaster General so much of the subsistence money as shall have been paid to the drummers and private men taken out of Lord Rothes’ regiment, which from 1737, December 25, to 1737-8, February 23, for six drummers and 240 men amounts to near 400/., “and is a charge too heavy for the captains at present to bear, who have so many necessaries to provide for themselves.” Therefore prays that the said 400/. May be issued out of Army Contingencies by way of levy money. Referred to the Paymaster General of the Forces. [Reference Book X, p.108]

Date Sept 30th 2009
Name: Janet Osmond
E-Mail: janet@prima-awnings.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hi, I am trying to find out about my great grandfather Albert Sargent. He was posted to Gibraltar with the Lincolnshire Regiment in 1912 and we think married a local and had a baby girl in 1912 who was born in Gibraltar. Any information, no matter how small would be appreciated. Many thanks, Janet Osmond

Date Sept 22nd 2009
Name: Joan C
E-Mail: joan.conlan@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: ?
Comments: Researching the family history of my husbands mother. Recorded in the 1911 Census of Ireland her father is recorded as being born in Gibraltar. His name was James Walsh, his profession was Royal Irish Constabulary and he was 46 years of age in April 1911. Any information would be appreciated. Regards Joan C

Date Sept 16th 2009
Name: Sylvia
E-Mail: gdbaker@tiscali.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hi, My name is Sylvia Baker [ RAND] I live in England, I am looking for any information on my Grandfather SGT. GEORGE THORNTON GUESFORD RAND. R,A.S.C . He was a Sergeant in the R A S C and was commended by the Governor for his bravery on the occasion of the wreck of the S.S. “UTOPIA” on St Patricks day 1891. I believe the 17th march. The ship was in a collision with HMS Anson in the Bay of Gibraltar and sank. I would appreciate any info. on the sinking of the S.S. UTOPIA and my Grandfather SGT. GEORGE THORNTON GUESFORD RAND . A.S.C. Thank you very much. Best Wishes Sylvia .

Date Sept 9th 2009
Name: RAFFAELE CICCARELLI
E-Mail: rafelin@libero.it
Homepage URL: www
Location: Italy
Comments: Dear Sir sorry if to write en spanish pero lo conozco mejoe que el ingles. estoy haciendo con una profesora cubana una investigacion sobre una familia que saliò de Italia y parandose en espana y gibraltar se transferiò en la habana. Precisamente estoy buscando noticias de Isabel Mazzino Repetto nacida en Gibraltar, quales eran sus padres. de un documento se que quedò viuda en 1828 a los 40 anos de adad y por lo tanto imagino sea nacida en 1788 mas o meno. Espero una su comunicacion y AGRADEZCO. atentamente RAFFAELE CICCARELLI CHIAVARI (GENOVA) ITALIA

Date Sept 6th 2009
Name: Susan Hinton
E-Mail: sue_fran12@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Is there a 1901 Census for Gibraltar. If so is it possible for someone to look and see if a Edward Robert Udall and a Alice Linsey Udall are on the census. Edward was working as a Foreman Diver on the New Dock Works, Gibraltar or are there any more sources that can be checked for them. Many thanks

Date September 1st 2009
Name: Donna Hollands
E-Mail: don-2007@hotmail.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hi am tryin to find out some information about the Hollands Family and my great uncle his name is Edward Hollands,he was in the police in gibraltar, he was married to a spanish lady,its my grandads brother,my grandad was called Charles Hollands, he died in 1972,my father is called Robert Hollands and my Grandmother is called Josie Hollands any one with any information thanks.

Date August 29th 2009
Name: Adrienne Cooper
E-Mail: a.m.dalmon-cooper@xtra.co.nz
Homepage URL: www
Location: NZ
Comments: Hello Lionel My name is Adrienne Cooper (nee Dalmon) and I live in New Zealand . For over 20 years I have been trying to trace my father’s mother Emmeline Ethel Gibbs (known as Ethel). On a recent search of the UK 1911 Census I found that it said that she was born in Gibraltar . I have her birth date as 21 January 1881. I believe her parents were Lucy & William Gibbs (a builder) and that she also had a sister, Pollie. I tried emailing the BD& Marriages of Gibraltar but this was returned. I would appreciate any help you could give me. I have no known relations that could help me on this search. Sincerely, Adrienne Cooper

Date August 25th 2009
Name: Jane Matthews
E-Mail: janespencermatthews@btconnect.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hello Lionel, I am trying to find out more about my g/g/grandfather Robert Lauder who was born in Gibraltar in 1813. Any help would be very welcome. Thank you. Jane Matthews tel: +44 (0) 1530 222657

Date August 25th 2009
Name: Herminia Day
E-Mail: herminiamday@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: ?
Comments: Good day Lionel. Would you please post this request for any information on Gibraltar residents evacuated to Gibraltar Camp, Kingston, Jamaica during WWII? I am trying to get a passenger list but I am having no luck. There were a number of Jewish refugees sent there at the same time but it is the Gibraltarian evacuees that I am most interested in. Many thanks to you for a superb site. Best regards. Herminia Day

Date August 20th 2009
Name: Judith Charles
E-Mail: j.jaycee@xtra.co.nz
Homepage URL: www
Location: NZ
Comments: Hi, I am trying to find the birth of Thomas William BROWN born c1832 in Gibraltar. I do not have any other information to follow. Judith Charles, New Zealand.

Date August 5th 2009
Name: Mandy Harding
E-Mail: amanda.harding@chelmagraphics.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hello Lionel I’m trying to find ancestors with the name REYES. Joseph Mancelino REYES married Mabel Isabella Stott in Manchester in 1943, Joseph’s father was Augustus Joseph Reyes. We think Augustus and Joseph came from Gibraltar, Mabel (Peggy) (born in Birkenhead , UK 1918) and Joseph sailed from Gibraltar to Southampton in 1953 for a visit but stated that their permanent residence was in Gibraltar . They also had a son called Joseph in 1944 (born in Manchester ). I can’t find any further information and would love to know if they or their family are in Gibraltar or if anyone knows of them or their whereabouts. Thanks Mandy Harding

Date August 5th 2009
Name: Kay
E-Mail: kay_csps@yahoo.com.au
Homepage URL: www
Location: Australia
Comments: Hi Lionel I live in Melbourne Australia. Looking for information on William Hamilton who was born in Gibraltar 1839/1845. Parents Private William Hamilton and Margaret nee Elliot. Any information greatly appreciated. Regards Kay PS Great site!!!

Date August 1st 2009
Name: Keith WILSON
E-Mail: lifeboat.supporter2@btinternet.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Dear Sir or Madam Maria PASSO D of B Aug 1907 Joseph SOANS D of B 1907 Can you please advise where I contact for civil records such as 1911 Census, births, marriages and death certificates for member of my family born and living in Gibraltar between 1900 and 1940? I have two siblings born in Gibraltar . My grandfather was born there in 1907 and married a lady from LaLinea. My mother was born 1929 and her two sisters were born there in 1931 and 1933. Also where am I able to search appropriate garrison employment records together with possibly port / merchant seaman records? Where am I likely to find a copy of my Grandmother birth certificate born 1907 in LaLinea? As I am a resident in Northamptonshire , England it would be helpful if the above information was available in the UK or on line. Thanking you in anticipation. Keith WILSON, 100 Gotch Road , Barton Seagrave, KETTERING , England , NN15 6UG

Date July 31st 2009
Name: Manny
E-Mail: felils@gibtelecom.net
Homepage URL: www
Location: Gibraltar
Comments: Hi Lionel, I am trying to trace Denise posted a note in March 2003. I married her cousin's daughter and wanted to compare the family members of the SARDENA name. Can you help? Her posted email is no longer in use. Thanks Manny


Here's an email I was hoping to send to Denise.


March 12th 2003 Name: Denise Adams E-Mail: Deniseadams57@aol.com


I recently moved to Gibraltar and married Felicity Sardeña, the daughter of your cousin, Alfred Sardeña, the son of Humberto Sardeña, the brother of your mother Laura. Their parents were Alfredus Sardeña (b. 1876) and Rogelia Aldorino (b. 1879) who married on 2/1/1897. Hopefully we can share the information we have to get a larger picture of it all. You’ve mentioned a couple of your mother’s sisters that I didn’t have, so thanks for those. The earliest Sardeña in Gibraltar was a Manuel Joaquin Sardeña originally born in Madeira in about 1785. Since coming to Gibraltar on May 5th, and whilst looking for work I’ve been filling in time by creating the family tree. My surname is Sardina which is a corruption of the name Sardeña I’m six generations from the original Manuel and my wife is seven. We are related by brothers to the original Manuel, about 180 years ago. It’s your cousin’s, Alfred my wife’s dad, 65th birthday in October so I’m getting it ready for that. Thanks Manny

Date July 7th 2009
Name: Jessie Moniz Hardy
E-Mail: bdapooh@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Bermuda
Comments: Briefly, at the beginning of World War II, a British mail censorship station operated out of Gibraltar. I would like to hear from anyone who has information about the station. What were the conditions there. Was it bombed? How many censors were stationed there? Are there any articles or books written on this topic. I am particularly interested in anyone who was posted in Gibraltar and then later reposted to Bermuda. Thanks, Jessie Moniz Hardy

Date July 20th 2009
Name: Kay
E-Mail: kay_csps@yahoo.com.au
Homepage URL: www
Location: Australia
Comments: Hello from Australia Lionel, I am tracing William Hamilton and Margaret Hamilton nee Elliot. They had a son William born in Gibraltar about 1835-1839. Unfortnately, the only other information I have is that William senior was a Private Soldier in the 44th Regiment of Foot. Are you able to give me some help in order to continue my search. Much appreciated Kay

Date July 8th 2009
Name: Margaret Hayes
E-Mail: marg.pienest100@talktalk.net
Homepage URL: www
Location: Liverpool UK
Comments: Hi, can you please help with some information on Henry Newill. Henry was born in Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, Wales, he worked for the Madras Civil Service and was on his way home from India on leave, but died in Gibralter on April 25th, 1869. Would Henry have been buried in Gibralter or his body brought home to England? There is a tombstone for Henry in Shropshire, but taking into account it was 1869, would they have had the facilities on board ship to transport the body home? Hope you can help. Many thanks.

Date July 7th 2009
Name: Mathew Hall
E-Mail: hallma@mail.nih.gov
Homepage URL: www
Location: ?
Comments: Hi, I've recently found my ancestor Mary Ann GUTRIDGE was born on Gibraltar between 1816 and 1820, when her father was stationed there as part of the 11th Regiment of Foot. I'm trying to find out about Gibraltar parish records for the period to see if I can discover when she was born and the identity of her parents. Cheers, matt

Date July 6th 2009
Name: Joyce
E-Mail: Joycebrtn04@aol.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: ?
Comments: can any one help me i am searching my family tree i am looking for the birth of Mary Ann Pegg born in Gibraltar around 1850 her father was William Pegg who we think was a soldier sorry i dont know any more information thanks joyce

Date June 11th 2009
Name: Doug Norton
E-Mail: douglasofsc@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: USA
Comments: Hi: I am looking for birth information on James Alexander Eliot, who was born in Gibralter on Jan 31st,1845, while his parents were on a layover on a ship to India, can you help ? Doug Norton,SC USA

Date May 31st 2009
Name: Bill Cowell
E-Mail: bcowell@shaw.ca
Homepage URL: www
Location: Canada
Comments: Hello I am looking for any information regarding the Cowell family in Gibraltar. John Langlands (Longlands) Cowell born about 1798 John Hadwen Cowell born about 1823 Ernest Edmund Cowell born about 1828 Emelia Sarah Cowell Harriet Margaret Cowell born about 1875 Any help would be greatly appreciated. Bill Cowell Vancouver BC Canada

Date May 4th 2009
Name: Carolyn Moore
E-Mail: cmmoore2@bigpond.net.au
Homepage URL: www
Location: Australia
Comments: Hi Lionel, What a great site. I am trying to find details of my GGGGrandfather Robert Grigg. Some of his children were born in Gibraltar – David Allen (1832), Eleanor(1827), Elizabeth(1830). It is unclear as to who his wife is and where they were married. Could be an Ellen Henderson. I am trying to find out what regiment he served with as the family finished up in Australia and New Zealand (with a new wife) and he was a Barrack Sergeant in both countries. Any help much appreciated. Carolyn Moore

Date May 3rd 2009
Name: Giselle Nolan
E-Mail: gis_27rocks@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Philippines
Comments: Reply to message: Hi! My name is Giselle Ann Nolan from the Philippines, I am curious about your search of your great grandfather Richard Fay Nolan. My great grandfather’s Name is also Richard Fay Nolan from Gibraltar . He came to the Philippines about 1898 and was married to Gertrude Debouchet. His first wife died and he remarried Dolores Lizares. They had 3 children, Ramon, Jesus and Mary. Ramon is my grandfather, being the father of my father Gerard. My great grandfather’s remains was buried here at the Lizares mausoleum in Talisay City , about 12 km from Bacolod City . Any other information you might want to know please e-mail to this address.

Date May 22th 2007 Name: Richard Nolan E-Mail: foraern@gmail.com Location: Dublin, Ireland Comments: I'm trying to find records on my great grandfather, Richard Fay Nolan, the details are very sketchy, but I believe he was born in Gibraltar in December 1872. Where can I find the records pertaining to his birth, or from when he left Gibraltar around 1898-1899 to go to America.


Date May 3rd 2009
Name: Don Carlgren
E-Mail: famcarl@telus.net
Homepage URL: www
Location: Canada
Comments: I have a ggguncle who died in Gibraltar on April 6, 1888. His name was Richard Holmes, and he was drowned while on a hunt. I have an article from the Chronicle, and an obituary. What I'm wondering is if there are cemetery records for the North Front Cemetery, whether there would still be a stone, and whether there is any reasonable way to find out if probate records exist. My purpose in all this: he was born in 1812, an Irish Catholic. Very hard to determine place of origin of his parents, and I hoped there might be a clue; I know he was from Queenstown, and have already contacted the Mallow Heritage Centre. Don Carlgren Canada

Date May 2nd 2009
Name: Graham Beasant
E-Mail: graham.pam@sympatico.ca
Homepage URL: www
Location: Toronto Canada
Comments: Lionel, I am looking for any information about an ancestor of mine, John Hanson Beasant, for whom I believe there is an inscription in the Kings Chapel Gibraltar stating that he died on 29th June 1812. I got this information from an internet search some time ago,couldn't get any further and now cannot find the earlier reference. The last recorded family history for John Hanson Beasant is from his father's will in 1807. According to the will he was serving at that time with the West Indies Fleet as an Assistant Surgeon. I am trying to gather any information about him, including who he was serving with at the time of his death and if he had any immediate family at the time. I am not sure if the inscription information is complete. Where else can I look? Any assistance would be greatfully appreciated. Regards, Graham Beasant Toronto, Canada

Date May 2nd 2009
Name: Norma Garvin
E-Mail: normajoyibb@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Groton MA USA
Comments: Hi Lionel, I have just learned that my GGgrandfather, Benjamin Ibbotson, is listed on the 1861 Sheffield census as having a son Charles b. 1849 in Gibraltar. I think that this must have been the son of his 2nd wife Emma Atkins as I have no record of him leaving England. How would I go about finding paper work on his birth, thanks for any help. Norma Garvin, Groton MA normajoyibb@yahoo.com

Date May 2nd 2009
Name: Charlotte
E-Mail: cec.mills@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Dear Lionel I am looking to trace family. An Uncle and Nephew William Smith(1791-1876) and Haskett Smith (1821-1907) both British Subjects married sisters Victoria(1826) and Antonia(1827) Del Cabellero in Gibraltar Catherdral around 1445. I think that there were other sisters, Matilda and Adela as they appear as such in later UK census. I am trying to trace the Cabellero family. Haskett Smith was my GGGrandfather. Although he and his uncle came back to the UK with their wives atleast one of Hasketts sons, William Haskett-Smith(1850-1927) went and lived and married (Emilie ? b.1863 Gibraltar))in Gibraltar and there first two sons, William J Haskett-Smith (1882)and Carlos Edgar Haskett-Smith (1886) were born in Gibraltar.At some stage they were all soldiers but also had dealings with Sacony and Stead - no idea if spelling correct. It was a Wine/Sherry export business - I think. I would be very grateful for any suggestions or help. Thank you. Charlotte

Date May 2nd 2009
Name: Jane Grafton
E-Mail: jane.grafton@btinternet.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: looking for charlie and diana mc carthy, he was a policeman and came to the uk and met my parents fred and mary pollard (dad was also a policeman)who lived in nailsea near bristol. Would love to hear from them, i know they had ? two boys. jane grafton nee pollard

Date April 26th 2009
Name: Pablo Ricardo Parral
E-Mail: pablo.parral@fibertel.com.ar
Homepage URL: www
Location: Argentina
Comments: Sir: I am looking for an ancestor who was born in Gibraltar on may 21, 1873, ERNESTO PARRAL LÓPEZ. How can I get his birth certificate or any other information about him? Any help would be gratefully received. Yours, Pablo Ricardo Parral

Date April 20th 2009
Name: Trevor Magnus
E-Mail: trevor.magnus@tiscali.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: Norfolf UK
Comments: From Trevor Magnus Norfolk Hi I, like several others am trying to find more detail about my Gt GT GT Grandfather, William Dinsdale, born in Gibraltar 1818, he became a Mariner & finally settled in GT Yarmouth, I have found him on the 1861 census on board a small ship the John Wray with his son, also William as an apprentice on the same vessel, if any one could help with advice as to how I could trace his parents in Gibraltar, it would be most appreciated. Thanks Trevor

Date April 19th 2009
Name: Dianne Haaga
E-Mail: DISC52@aol.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: USA
Comments: Hello, My name is Dianne Haaga, maiden name Farrugia. I am an American, and I live in South Carolina, United States. My grandparents were Emily and Joseph Farrugia, and they came from Gibraltar to the US in 1920 (Joseph) and 1921 (Emily, daughter Clothilde Ferro, son Salvador Farrugia). I am the oldest daughter of their son, Robert Farrugia, who was born in the US. I am looking for Sylvia Ferro and her daughter Sylvie, wife and daughter of my uncle, Albert Ferro, who was Emily's son from her first marriage to Manuel Ferro. The last known address I have for them is 66 Governeur St., Gibraltar. They may contact me by email at disc52aol.com I would also be interested in hearing from anyone else in the Ferro or Farrugia families. Thank you for any help you can provide.

Date April 15th 2009
Name: LES CHAPMAN
E-Mail: G4ZID@HOTMAIL.COM
Homepage URL: www
Location: England, UK
Comments: WHILE RESEARCHING MY FAMILY TREE I CAME UPON A GEORGE ARCHARD BORN 1834 SWANBORNE BUCKS A TAILOR BY TRADE HE WAS IN GIBRALTAR AT SOME TIME AS HE HAD 2 DAUGHTERS BORN THERE ELIZABETH 1861 AND MARIA 1863 GEORGE MARRIED A SARAH SOPHIA PLANT I THINK HE MUST HAVE BEEN IN THE MILITARY BUT I CANT SEEM TO FIND ANY THING ABOUT HIS SERVICE ANY HELP WOULD BE GOOD LES CHAPMAN

Date April 14th 2009
Name: Enrique Ruiz langtry
E-Mail: efruiz14@yahoo.com.ar
Homepage URL: www
Location: Argentina
Comments: My name is Enrique Ruiz langtry. I´m living in Buenos Aiores, Argentina and I´m 67 years old. My grandparents, Henry Langtry and Julia María Gache comes to Buenos Aires from Gibraltar in 1910. Helped by your page, I found several relations in Gibraltar. I thanks you very much Sorry the mistakes,; I know that my English is not perfect. My E mai is efruiz14@yahoo.com.ar

Date April 8th 2009
Name: Daniel Toia Díaz
E-Mail: danielescorpio@gmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Comments: Estimados Sres. Mi nombre es Daniel Toia Díaz, vivo en la Argentina y estoy escribiendo la historia de mi familia, y tengo en mi poder un documento de mis abuelos maternos, españoles oriundos de Lorca, que se embarcaron en Gibraltar en la empresa naviera J. Lucas Imossi con destino a San Pablo (Brasil)y me gustaria saber el nombre del barco en que viajaron, y si figuran en algún registro de la Empresa. Sus nombres: José Gabriel Díaz y Dolores Meca Mendez Empresa J. Lucas Imossi Fecha: 27 de Agosto de 1913 Mis datos: Daniel Toia Díaz Buenos Aires 872 2521-Montes de Oca (Santa Fé) Rep. Argentina Desde ya les quedo muy agradecido. Saludos cordiales.

Date April 2nd 2009
Name: Dave Radley
E-Mail: radleyds@gmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: ?
Comments: Please can you help me pinpoint which regiments of the British Army were stationed on Gibraltar in 1866 and 1868? Thanks, Dave Radley

Date March 14th 2009
Name: Dennis Sciacaluga
E-Mail: sciacaluga@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: ?
Comments: Hello Lionel, First I must say thank you for starting the Gibraltar genealogy site, its a big project and I appreciate the work that gone into it so far. I realise that this takes a lot time a site maintenance to keep it up to date. I'm contacting you to see if you can help me or point me in the right direction. Some years ago I can across on the web a mini program or database called Mosaic it included the family tree mainly Santos (my mothers maiden name) but also included was Sciacaluga. I have lost this info. Do you know who was compiling it or where I can get a copy again. I took some screen grabs showing the tree of my daughter Lisa's direct ancestors on the Santos side and on the Sciacaluga side which I have attached. I would be very grateful for any further info or direction the you may be able to provide. Thanks Regards Dennis Sciacaluga

Date March 10th 2009
Name: Chris Beckett
E-Mail: christopher@chrisbeckett.wanadoo.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hi Lionel I am researching my grandfather. His name was Arthur George Beckett and he married Florence Ethel Newnham at Gibraltar Cathedral on 26 November 1901. I know he was the Mate on HM Tug 'Crocodile" at Gibraltar in 1898 and became Master of "Crocodile" in 1901. I would really like to find any pictures of "Crocodile" at that time (he returned to UK in September 1905). I would also like to be able to get hold of a copy of the 1901 Census to tell me where he lived at the time. See attached photo of him and Florence outside their house. If you could point me towards where I might find the Census information I would be grateful. Perhaps someone in Gib can identify the property? My father had a sister who died in infancy, name unknown, who may have been born in Gibraltar and may also have died there - between 1902 & 1904 Chris Beckett, Leicestershire UK

Date February 17th 2009
Name: Bruce J. Wight
E-Mail: Bruce@wellington07.plus.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: NZ
Comments: My grandfather Frederick A. Cotton (Corporal in the Army Pay Corps) married Ellen Smeeth on 21st Sept. 1904 at the Wesleyan Church, Gibraltar. I do not know any living relatives who can assist me to find out more about Ellen and her father William Smeeth. He is listed on the marriage certificate as being an Army Pensioner, living at Cemetery Cottage, North Front, Gibraltar. A number of books about India have been passed down to me and this might suggest that at some point he served there with the Army. There is a possible connection in the 1881 Census where I found a Louisa Smeeth, listed as being a soldiers wife, who was born in Gibraltar and had a 9 month old son, William. They were staying with in laws at Charmouth in Dorset. After that they have vanished! Any help would be much appreciated. Best wishes, Bruce

Date February 10th 2009
Name: Sylvia Baker .[ RAND]
E-Mail: Sylvybakes@tiscali.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hi, My name is Sylvia Baker, {RAND}, I live in England. I am looking for any information on my Grandfather SGT, GEORGE THORNTON GUESFORD RAND. R.A.S.C. He was a Sergeant in the R.A.S.C. and was commended by the Governor for his bravery on the occasion of the wreck of the S.S. UTOPIA on St. Patrick’s day 1981. I believe the 17th of March. The ship was in a collision with HMS ANSON in the bay of Gibraltar and sank. I would appreciate any info on the sinking of the S.S. UTOPIA and my grandfather SGT. GEORGE THORNTON GUESFORD RAND. A.S.C .He was married to ELIZA CHARLOTTE RAND and had a daughter ISABELLA MAUDE RAND. Thank you very much. Best wishes. Sylvia Baker .[ RAND]
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Date February 10th 2009
Name: Cathrine Apelseth-Aanensen
E-Mail: cathrine@eblix.com
Homepage URL: www.eblix.net/legacy/index.php
Location: Norway
Comments: My internet address for my genealogy page is: http://www.eblix.net/legacy/index.php Just under the headlines it says “Michaels aner” (pedigree), just klick it and there there is the Forbes and Ullger from Gibraltar. Cathrine Apelseth-Aanensen ************************ Marcus Thranes veg 6 1523 Moss Mobil: 92823288 Hjem: 69241183

Date February 10th 2009
Name: Vivian Simmonds
E-Mail: vivian_simmonds@hotmail.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hi Lionel Looking for the birth of William Boak born c1820, parents Robert Boak and Mary Ann (nee Baxter). Robert was a soldier in the Royal Artillery stationed in Gibraltar. Could you also advise please whether Royal Artillery records for Gibraltar at this time are available. Many thanks. Vivian

Date February 6th 2009
Name: Debra Maroske
E-Mail: Debra.maroske@gmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Cairns Qld Australia
Comments: I have come to a dead end in my search for information on the birth of Eliza TAYLOR born in Gibraltar in 1838 to parents Julia MUNDY and Joseph TAYLOR. She married George Henry DALLAS in Australia in 1852. Would appreciate any assistance given.

Date February 2nd 2009
Name: Philip Turner
E-Mail: philjondecor@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: hello lionel just found your great site trying to trace my ggg grandfather edward dalton born abt 1801 gibraltar he settled in leeds yorkshire i have him on all the census but cant find his parents. on the census he puts born gibraltar british subject i would be very grateful for any information .and if i went to gibraltar could anyone tell me were to go for any info thanks for your help best regards phil

Date January 29th 2009
Name: Mandy Ramsay
E-Mail: mandyramsay@sky.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hello fellow Gibraltarians. My name is Manuela Ferrer as at Birth. I now reside in Yorkshire . I would appreciate some help with my family tree that I am producing. Our Father’s name was Ferrer and his mother Vinent. Our mother’s name was Martinez and her mother’s Borge. If you would have any further information as to Birth, Marriages and Death of any of my relation would you please let me know I would be forever grateful Regards Mandy Ramsay( Nee Manuela Ferrer).


Additional Information: I am lookinf for some help with any Gibraltarians who might be able to add more information to my family tree. My Father was Alfred Ferrer and his mother’s name was Anna Vinent. My mother’s father’s name was Juan Martinez and my grandmother’s name was Manuela Borge. I hope I might be able to hear from anyone who might have further information as to the missing details from my Grandparents and Great Grandparents, Etc, Thanks Mandy


Date January 20th 2009
Name: Paul Featherstone
E-Mail: pfeatherstone@blueyonder.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: Sutton Surrey England
Comments: Searching for a anything on Harriet A Featherstone born about 1869 in Gibraltar I do have her in the 1881 census 1881 census RG11/361/105/37 11 Peerless Building, St Luke, Middlesex John Featherstone head M 47 pensioner Newcastle on Tyne Margaret Featherstone wife M 40 Middlesex, St Luke Edward Featherstone son 14 post office messenger Ireland Harriet A. Featherstone dau 12 scholar Gibraltar Frances Featherstone dau 4 Middlesex, Clerkenwell

Date January 27th 2009
Name: Isabelle MERLET
E-Mail: Isa.merlet@orange.fr
Homepage URL: www
Location: France
Comments: Hello Lionel, I just found your site… I am from France, fluent in “Javanese English” but not “English” (!) So , please accept my apologies for this “Javanese email”…. I am researching Anna Maria REPETTO, one of my ancestor. She was born at Gibraltar on September, 19th, 1817. She immigrated to Algeria and probably got married there (her husband was born in Italy). I don’t have the marriage record but I have the death one (1890 – Oran - Algeria) where the date and the place she was born are clearly indicated. Those informations are also on diverse marriages records of her children. I don’t know anything about her parents. If I am used of French searches I am not at all with UK ones. Where should I look? Who should I write to? Any info on the web? …. Thanks in advance for your advise ! Best regards Isabelle MERLET

Date January 20th 2009
Name: Ian Sherer
E-Mail: isherer@waitrose.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hi Lionel, I am visiting Gibraltar next month and wondered who to contact to find out what research is available to find information about my great grandfather who was born in Gib in about 1846. He was born there to a Scottish father and English mother and lived there until about 1860 before he travelled the world and ended up where I now live, in England around 1871.Censuses would be useful, but do they exist between about 1830 and 1860? Thanks in advance, Ian Sherer

Date January 18th 2009


Name: Martine JANSSEN
E-Mail: janssen.martine@orange.fr
Homepage URL: SPRAGUE GIBRALTAR CONNECTION Homepage Planete Genealogie france Tinou
Location: France
Comments: Dear Lionel, My husband is a Gibraltar’s Sprague descendant. I researching any records about those are borned, married or deacesed in Gibraltar. (See list joined). Excuse my english and thanks for your help. Best Regards. Martine JANSSEN

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Date January 17th 2009
Name: Gwen Johns
E-Mail: user@johns1305.freeserve.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: Wales,UK
Comments: Lt Col Edmund Lascelles died in Gibralter in 1850 and apparently is buried at Sandpits.I know a fair bit about his career,both marriages and children but have been unable to trace his birth circa 1775. He only appear in the 41 census which gives no deatils.I was hoping the there might be records in Gibralter with any useful info about him. Regards,Gwen Johns.

Date January 16th 2009
Name: Lesley Howting
E-Mail: lesley.howting@tiscali.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hi Lional,Can enyone help I dont know where to start! I've just found out my Gr Gr Gr Grandad was born in Gibralter his name was Robert Maloney born abt. 1862/1866 and thats all I have. He was living in london with his family on the 1891 and 1901 cencus. any ideas what to do next?

Date January 4th 2009
Name: Oliver Moore
E-Mail: moorepe16@aol.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Chatteris Cambs UK
Comments: Hello, Looking for guidance in tracing a possible military marriage circa 1868 between John McKay b.1840 Glasgow ; Sergeant 5th Royal Lancashire Militia, Chelsea Pensioner to an Annie Bossio b.1849 Gibraltar. They had a daughter Margaret b.1869 Gibraltar.Annie Bossio, was my Great Great Grandmother. She had seven sisters all of whom married British Soldiers. Mr Bossio, the father, was believed to have been a Harbour Master on Gibraltar.Are there any records that can be researched online as I have not found any available or can you recommend a researcher in situ who can help. Thanks in anticipation Oliver Moore b.1961

Date January 2nd 2009
Name: robert hanrahan
E-Mail: hanrahanrobbie@yahoo.ie
Homepage URL: www
Location: Rep. Ireland
Comments: hi im trying to get info on a lady anne galeia from gibraltar born 1844 ish she married my great great grandfater john brock born devon 1837 ish he was in the british forces poss royal artillery . she was catholic .they ended up in limerivk ireland in the city militia artillery . and retired to dublin city . he retired as captain - quartermaster .. if you can help many thanks


January 9th 2009... hi, my great great grandfater john brock 1838 married anne gelicia 1844 from gibralter he was in the royal artillery and ended up in limerick ireland having 3 sons . i dont even know did john and anne get married in gibralter england or ireland . ive searched gelicia surname and dont get any results . id appreciate any help or even a shove in the right direction . robert hanrahan rep of ireland


February 3rd 2009...hi again . john brock sergeant royal artillery in gibraltar 1 april 1860 - 9 june 1867 . thanks


Date January 2nd 2009
Name: Gary Wallace-Potter
E-Mail: gary@wallacepotter.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: I am looking for a local researcher that can do some searching on the 1901 Census of Gibraltar. Can you recommend anyone!! Many Thanks Gary Wallace-Potter St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK Home Tel: +44 (0) 1923 – 400906

Date December 29th 2008
Name: Sister Briana +
E-Mail: brianaocd@sbcglobal.net
Homepage URL: www
Location: California, USA
Comments: Dear Lionel, Can you please help me find the record of my great grandmother's birth in Gibraltar? Her name: Virginia Medina Mayer, born 1837, Gibraltar. Her father: William Augustus Mayer, born 1813, London Her mother: Cecilia Wilhemina Medina, born 1817, London I am a nun. I have no money to spend on genealogy research. If you can find her records and email me the confirmation and any other pertinent information, I would be very grateful. Looking forward to hearing from you, Sister Briana +

Date December 22nd 2008
Name: MaryEd
E-Mail: maryedh@gmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Australia
Comments: Hi, searching for details of Richard Duke born 1889 and Barter Duke born 1888 in Gibraltar. Their father was with the 9th foot. Found them on the GRO Regimental Indices 1762-1924 list vol 860 pg 75 but no details of parents names. Thanks for your help, MaryEd,

Date December 19th 2008
Name: Gary Wallace-Potter
E-Mail: hds@wallacepotter.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: I am researching Divers that worked on the construction of the Naval Dockyard Extension (1899-1906). I have several names that I am interested in any information relating to: William Robert (Bellenie) Walker, Alfred G. Lickblade or Leekblade, and John Edward Pearce, all were Divers from the UK. I am particular interested in anything to do with William Robert (Bellenie) Walker, he resided at No. 1 Casola Buildings, Naval Hospital Road from 1899-1902. His son Edward was born whilst in Gibraltar (15th Nov 1900), and his wife, Hannah Ellen Bellenie, died (15th Feb 1902) of Remittent Fever. William Walkers sister-in-law, Alice Ellen Cashman, was sent from the UK to Gib to care for the children, but there is a story from the family that several of the children (5 in total), contracted Typhoid Fever or Cholera on their return to the UK, but survived after being nursed by Alice. Walker himself returned to the UK in 1902, his work as Diving Foreman completed. All three of these gentlemen were also Freemason’s, belonging to the following Lodges whilst in Gib: Lodge St Thomas No. 576, Inhabitants Lodge No. 153, St Thomas Royal Arch Chapter No.168, Mark Master Masons No. 43, Grand Lodge of Mark Master Mason – Cockburn Lodge & Robert Freke Gould Lodge No. 2874 Any information would be most appreciated. Historical Diving Society

Date December 3rd 2008
Name: Sandy Hopper
E-Mail: joseph@oseph.freeserve.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: East Looe, Cornwall UK
Comments: Hi, I am researching my great great grandmother. She was born c 1824 Gibraltar, a British Citizen and her name was Mary Ann Matthews. She was back living in Devonport by 1851. Can anyone help?

Date November 30th 2008
Name: Gina Hilton
E-Mail: Georgina2564@aol.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: Dulwich, London, UK
Comments: Hello Lionel, I've just found this great site, and I'm hoping you will be able to help/advise me. I'm looking to find details of my Gt.Gt.Gt. Grandfather William Errington, b.1800 Gibralter, which he put on all the Census'. His daughter Jane Errington b.1829 married Edward Thomas Sully, b.1825, and although they lived in London, all their children were baptised in Colchester, Essex. I think there must be a link to the Military, as Colchester was/is a Garrison Town, but I know nothing more than this. Can you help me please, or point me in the direction of where I might find out anything else? Regards, Gina Hilton.

Date November 26th 2008
Name: Pat Lotsey
E-Mail: PLotsey@raydon.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: USA
Comments: I am looking for family that may or may not be in Gibraltar. My grandmother was Lourdes Lillian Prescott, her father was William Prescott and her mother was Victoria Martinez. My great grandmother Victoria died around 1922, I do not know that much about my great grandfather, William. Any correspondence with a distant relative would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

Date November 18th 2008
Name: Tina Owens
E-Mail: tinaowens@iprimus.com.au
Homepage URL: www
Location: Melbourne Australia
Comments: Dear Lionel My great Uncle Edward Hollands was I am told the chief of Police in Gibraltar. I have contacted the police there but received no reply. He was my grandmothers brother and was born in Kent in about 1907 his Spanish wife was called Mercedes. Can you help at all? I would love to know more about his life in Gibraltar. Best Wishes from Tina Owens

11/24/08...Follow-up. Have found that Edward was born in 1915 and his full name was Edward Oliver Thomas Hollands. He was my Grandmothers favourite brother and according to his mothers grand daughter the only child she asked to see again when she was dying in the UK. Probably because she saw him very little after he left England. Hope this helps. Many Thanks Tina Owens


Date November 18th 2008
Name: Martin Gray
E-Mail: martingray_1@hotmail.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: Ormskirk, Lancashire, England
Comments: Hello Lionel. My grt.grt.grandfather John Gray b.Ramsbottom, Lancashire c1828 joined the British Army around 1850 and was posted to Gibraltar. He married a Spanish girl, Maria Conception Macari, on the 17th.Jan.1853 in the Kings Chapel, Gibraltar. I have their marriage record from there. They had 3 children all born in Gibrsltar. John in 1854, Elizabeth in 1855 and Mary in 1857. These date obtained from the 1861 English census records. However I cannot find thier birth records. The Kings Capel, now the Garrison Chapel, Gibraltar have no record of them and I have contacted the British overseas record office and the Gibraltan record Office at Joshua Hassan House, Gibratar and niether of them has any record of them. As thier mother was Spanish and probably a Roman Catholic I have emailed the RC Cathedrel Church of St.Mary the Crowned but they have not responded to my enquiry. I am at a loss as to what to do next. Any suggestions would be welcome. Also I have found Maria Conception Macari's Christening in the LDS's. IGI records. She was Christened in the RC Cathedrel Church of St.Mary the Crowned on the 26th.Nov.1834 and her parents are given as Vicenti Macari and Teresa Arellano. I would love to do more research on them. Any suggestions where to start would also be welcome. Regards Martin Gray

Date November 18th 2008
Name: Peter Carter
E-Mail: marion.carter@btinternet.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hello Lionel. I am currently researching my Family tree, and I have found that my Great Great Great Grandmother was born in Gibraltar in 1823. Her name was Sarah Wilson, and apparently her Father was a Soldier stationed in Gibraltar at that time. This is very interesting, because I was a Soldier stationed in Gibraltar 156 years later! The information that I would love to find out is, are there any lists of Births to British service Families serving in Gibraltar? And secondly, what Regiments were in Gibraltar at that time? I hope that someone can help me. Many thanks. Peter Carter.

Date November 18th 2008
Name: Kathleen (Kitty)
E-Mail: Kathleen78uk@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Posted June 29th


Dear Sir/Madam: I am trying to locate my materal Grandfather called Thomas Francis Davidson, I know he's born in Gibraltor in 1856 son of Alexander and Elizabeth Davidson, His father was a Corporal in the 7th Battery of the 5th Brigade in the Royal Artillery. They Alexander and Elizabeth had a son John baptized July 6th 1861 at the Wesleyan Chapet in the City Garrison and Territory of Gibraltar.I have tried all the churches in Gibraltar for his baptizmal to no avail. Thomas Francis is next found in the 1891 census as living at 16 Wightman St. West Ham London, with his wife Eliza Elizabeth and their 3 children. Have tried Somerset House for marriage and death certificate but nothing found, It's just as though Thomas has disappeared off the face of the earth. If anyone can help me locate any information re Thomas and Family would be much appreciated. Kathleen (Kitty)


Dear Sir/Madam: I'm wondering if anyone can help me, I trying to locate Thomas Francis Davidson who was born in Gibraltar 1856 son of Alexander and Elizabeth Frances Davidson, his father was a Corporal in 7th Battery of 5th Brigade of the Royal Artillery. Alexander and Elizabeth had a son John baptized July 6th 1861 at the Wesleyan Chapel in the City Garrison and Territory of Gibraltar, have tried all the Churches ib Gibraltar to find Thomas francis baptizmal but to no avail. Thomas is next found in the 1891 census living at 16 Wightman St West Ham, London, England with his wife ????? and 3 children, have tried Somerset House etc. to find marriage and death certificates there again to no avail. If anyone can help me would be very much appreciated. I can be contacted on my e-mail address as follows kathleen78uk@yahoo.co.uk I live in the UK Thank You Kathleen (Kitty)


Date November 16th 2008
Name: Ann Little
E-Mail: annz1@hotmail.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Dear Lionel I have just found your interesting site and I am hoping through it I can get in touch with people who are either connected to the name of Pisarello or researching to Pisarello family history. My grandmother was Isabella Pisarello or Pisharello ( there are a few more ways to spell the name....) she was born in 1879 to a Alberto and Maria Dolores Massa.( from San Rogue) Albertos father was Francisco and he married a Francisca Stagno. I know the Pisarellos were originally from Genoa,Italy. Thank you. Ann Little U.K

Dear Lionel I have only just found your very interesting website and I am hoping through it I can be in contact with anyone who is either connected or is researching the name of Pisarello or the many other ways it is spelt( which are many) My grandmother was Isabella Pisarello or Pisharello born in 1879 to a Alberto and a Maria Dolores Massa (she was born in San Rogue) Albertos father was Francisco and was married to Francisca Stagno. I Know the Pisarellos orginally came fron Genoa Italy late 1700s. I would so love to hear from anyone with any information at all. I live in the U.K Yours Sincerely Ann Little


Date November 13th 2008
Name: Lynne Ellerby
E-Mail: lynne_ellerby@lpe51.fsnet.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: I'm currently researching my grandfather Robert Hanson. In 1902 while serving in the Royal Navy he married in Gibraltar Cathedral. His address was Armstrong's Buildings. Can anyone tell me anything about this residence or have a photo? Does anyone have any information about a naval bas in Gib. at that time? Also, does anyone know how a young woman might have travelled to Gibraltar from England then (from North East England). Any ideas on these topics gratefully received. Lynne Ellerby Ben More House 51 Church Street Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1EE

Date November 8th 2008
Name: Rosemary
E-Mail: m-r.tearle@xtra.co.nz
Homepage URL: www
Location: NZ
Comments: I am looking for the transcript of a burial in the Trafalgar Cemetery. CULLODEN, Charles, Lieutenant in 2nd Queens Regiment. One source gives the date as 28 Oct 1802, age 24 years. Another source says 28 Oct 1804, no age given. The Army Lists say his promotion to Lieutenant was on 12 August 1803, so I presume the second date is correct. There is no CULLODEN in the Gibraltar cemetery lists on this site. I would appreciate knowing his age at time of death. Can anyone help or point me in the right direction? I have looked at the UK National Archives and the Surrey History Centre (UK). I think Charles may have been born in Ireland, possibly Dublin or Wicklow counties. Many thanks. Rosemary. New Zealand m-r.tearle@xtra.co.nz

Date November 6th 2008
Name: Luis King
E-Mail: lking@acreuro24.net
Homepage URL: www
Location: Spain
Comments: Hi, My Name is Louis King. I am looking for family members from both parents, in Gib and else where in the world. I was born in Gibraltar in 1954 but my parents moved to London when I was still a baby, then about twenty years ago I moved to Spain. my father was also Louis King and my mother Claudi. My grand parents on my mothers side were mixed Spanish Gibraltar, my grand father Juan Bula ex diver was from Gib, and my grandmother Catherina ( Nini ) was born in la Linea. As my own years are getting on now, it would be great to hear from those people who I have missed all these years. Kind regards Louis ACR EuroAssistance España S.L. Louis King Managing Director Tel: +34 966 426 213 Fax:+34 966 426 210 lking@acreuro24.net

Date October 26th 2008
Name: Christopher Gordon
E-Mail: c.l.j.gordon@gmail.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Dear Lionel, It has recently been brought to my attention that I have a half sister through my late father's first marriage. I would dearly love to contact her, but unfortunately the only details I have are that: she may have lived on Gibraltar, her date of birth is 2nd August 1946, her full name is DEBORAH JACQUELINE GORDON. I have checked the online telephone directory, but she is not listed, so I can only assume that she has 1. Married, and is now listed under a different name, 2. She has moved away from Gibraltar, 3. She is ex-directory. Thank you all in advance for any help that you or anyone else can give me. Regards Christopher Gordon London, UK

Date October 8th 2008
Name: Lynda Brattan
E-Mail: gbrattan@rogers.com
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hi, I’m looking for any information on my GG Grandfather Thomas Crowe or Crow, he was a solder stationed in Gibraltar from 1870 to 1876. My G Grandmother Nelly Crowe or Crow was born there in 1872 and her siblings Frederick, Francis and William were born there as well. Could someone tell me what British regiments were in Gibraltar between 1870 and 1876? Thanks, Lynda

Date October 7th 2008
Name: Patricia Ann Taggett
E-Mail: taggett@sympatico.ca
Homepage URL: www
Location: Canada
Comments: The following two paragraphs provide the details the baptisms of William and John, sons of Wm TAGGETT (TAGGATT) (TAGGAT) and his wife JOHANNA or JOANNA. The information located by Elizabeth Howard in May 2008 while she was on Gibraltar, shows that William Taggett Sr., was of the 11th Regiment. Since receiving that information a record at the National Archives showing William TAGGART of Galway, Ireland served with the 11th Foot Regiment, Cambrian Fencibles. At the time Elizabeth Howard visited Gibraltar I had no idea that John Taggat, brother of William, was also born on Gibraltar. I have since found a document which proves that he was. IF ANYONE is able to help me DISCOVER the maiden name of JOHANNA (JOANNA) I would be overjoyed. Many thanks... please see research details below.... King's Chapel, Gibraltar Wm Taggett son of Wm and Johanna Taggett of the 11th Regt was bapt in Kings Chapel on 1st Feb 1790 . Researched by Elizabeth Howard while on Gibraltar. Online Parish Clerk - Stoke Damerel http://ca.geocities.com/stokedamerelopc@rogers.com/ William TAGGAT, son of William and Joanna, born 5 Sep 1789, was christened on 26 Dec 1804 at Stoke Damerel, Devon, England. Fiche Number MF305 Page 30 Office of the Parish Clerk - Stoke Damerel http://stokedamerelopc.org John TAGGAT, son of William and Joanna, born 9 May 1794, was baptised 26 Dec 1804 at Stoke Damerel, Devon, England. Fiche number: MF305, Page 30 Source: Hugh Wallis, OPC - Stoke Damerel Online Parish Clerk - Stoke Damerel http://ca.geocities.com/stokedamerelopc@rogers.com/ Joanna TAGGETT, age 66, resident of the Work House, was buried on 15 Sep 1823.Burial Book 1823 - 1825 Published by the Devon Family History Society http://www.devonfhs.org.uk/ The National Archives, Kew http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ Item details WO 121/57/431 WILLIAM TAGGART KILTARTAN, Galway Served in 11th Foot Regiment; Cambrian Fencibles Discharged aged 54 after 34 years 2 months of service 1802 June 17, 21 Item details WO 121/57/431 Born 1748

Date July 30th 2008
Name: Peter Nobbs
E-Mail: peternobbs@tesco.net
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Dear Sir or Madam I am trying to get hold of the 1881 Gibraltar census record containing my Great Grandfather Charles Isaac Foster born 1845 Hyson Green, Nottingham, England. He was a Prison Warder in the Military Prison on Gibraltar Between 1865 and 1885 approx.. I hope that you can help with this matter, Thank you. Yours Sincerly Peter Nobbs

Date July 24th 2008
Name: Karin Serfontein
E-Mail: kss@mweb.co.za
Homepage URL: www
Location: South Africa
Comments: Hi Lionel, I am from South Africa and had just discovered through a DNA match that my grandfather have been born in Gibraltar. My grandfather was Fred/erick Ernest Smith born ca 1886 in Gibraltar and I have found him on the 1901 census return in Scotland in an Orphanage. While I am not familiar with Gibraltar and have no knowledge where to start please can you help. I have mailed a few letters to different places in Gibraltar without any reply. Thank you in advance for your guidance, Enjoy a lovely day, Regards, Karin Serfontein nee Smith.

Date July 19th 2008
Name: Maureen Bates
E-Mail: maureenbates@ukf.net
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: I am researching my family. My grandmother NELLIE ELIZABETH WESTON nee DREW moved to Gibraltar with her family about 1915 until the start of the World War11. Shw may have been accompanied by her husband Albert Edward Weston but this is not clear. I have no information of what she did, where she lived during this time. Any help or info regarding records etc I might follow up would be gratefully received. Thanks

Date July 10th 2008
Name: Penny
E-Mail: pennyperry@bellsouth.net
Homepage URL: www
Location: Florida, USA
Comments: I am searching for any information on a marriage that may have taken place in Gibraltar - 1880-1884 between a James Watson and Ellen? I think he was in the British Army stationed there and she may have been a Canadian born army daughter. They had a son Harry born in Gibraltar abt 1884. The regiment must have left Gibraltar for Mhow, West Bengal, India after 1886/7 as two other children were born there. Any information would be most appreciated and if the name of his regiment and or service number is included that would be wonderful. Thanks so much. Penny

Date June 29th 2008
Name: Mike
E-Mail: mike.bridgestock@homecall.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: UK
Comments: Hello Lionel, I am searching for information about my great Grandmother, Rosalia Payne nee Tavares born Gibraltar born 31st May 1872, married Henry Payne 10th April 1896 in Gibraltar. He was a private in the army service corps aged 27, stationed at Town Range Barracks? She was a spinster aged 22 from Castle Street, Gibraltar. Her father was Adolfo Tavares, a sailor. I have both her birth and marriage certificates. As you can see, she has lost 2 years from her age at the time of her marriage. Her mother was Victoria Olivares Tavares and at the time of Rosalia's birth, they lived on Governors Street. I have noticed that on her birth certificate, which is a copy dated 1st march 1930, the year 1872 has been altered in all 4 places that it appears.I cannot make out what it has been altered from or Why? Rosalia had a sister, Carolina who married Albert Tacon, their son, Willie, was serving as a Gibraltar policeman at the start of the 2nd world war. I have some photographs of the family from about that time. They returned to the UK in about 1900 and had 3 or possibly 4 children. Henry left the army in 1907 and the family lived in Pulham Market, Norfolk. Any help in tracing any of the family names in Gibraltar will be gratefully received. TIA. The first site I've come across that seems to fit the bill nicely. Great job.

Date June 27th 2008
Name: Natasha Batsford
E-Mail: natasha.batsford@comet.co.uk
Homepage URL: http://familytrees.genopro.com/Tasha%20Garcia/GARCIA/default.htm
Location: UK
Comments: Hiya, Please find my family tree here. Thanks Tash

Date June 23th 2008
Name: Bruce Holmes
E-Mail: bruceinespana@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage URL: www
Location: Spain
Comments: I am seeking any information for a friend (Mrs. Betty Robinson nee Musson) about her mother Teresa Musson nee Baglietto who was born in Gibraltar 25/05/1913.Teresa married possible in the early 1930s to a Mr. Frank Griffin Musson born London (Kingstone) and possible serving in the Royal Navy at the time. Franks D.O.B. being 18/02/1902.Any information no matter what would be appreciated. Regards Bruce

Date June 18th 2008
Name: Judy Charles
E-Mail: j.jaycee@xtra.co.nz
Homepage URL:
Location: NZ
Comments: I am looking for a birth notice for Thomas William BROWN born c1832 in Gibraltar. His father was possibly with a Scottish regiment. Can anyone help?

Date June 18th 2008
Name: Chris
E-Mail: moreta@internode.on.net
Homepage URL:
Location: Australia
Comments: Hello, I'm not sure if this message board is read by anyone, but just in case, I am researching the GREEN family, John and Julia, with children Mary Ann b 1866 and Albert b 1867 both born in Gibraltar. John was a Private with the 15th Regiment. Albert stayed in Gibraltar and married an Eliza HAYWARD, having a son Henry. Any information appreciated as to how to track this family!Thanks.

Date June 10th 2008
Name: Chloé
E-Mail: chloe.hyatt@guardian.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Hiya, My name is Chloe Antonia Penalver, my grandfather was Jose Luis Penalver and his mother Claudina Macedo - I am interested in contacting relatives, particularly Gina and Maricella Macedo - my 1/2 Aunts, both of whom are from Gibraltar. Thank you, Chloé

Date June 9th 2008
Name: Diana Traill
E-Mail: dmtraill@westnet.com.au
Homepage URL:
Location: Australia
Comments: My location Australia According to UK records my great grandfather George Wellington Elsey was born in Gibraltar about 1830. Later he returned to Dorset. I would very much like to locate his birth records and thus his parents details. Can anyone help me with this enquiry?

Date June 2nd 2008
Name: Elías Nowell
E-Mail: elias.nowel@juntadeandalucia.es
Homepage URL:
Location: Spain
Comments: Good day: I am called Elías Nowell, am a descendant of Eduardo Nowell. He was born in Gibraltar in the year 1.835 - 1.836. Apparently he emigrated at the age of 18 years, on the year 1.854. I want to know the history of my forbears, information such as, father, mother, grandparents, brothers? Eternally grateful. Elías Nowell.

Date May 21st 2008
Name: ?
E-Mail: wynyard.w@virgin.net
Homepage URL:
Location: ?
Comments: In case anybody is looking: Andrew Gother (sic), Gentleman; Ensign in His Majesty’s 5th Regiment of Foot married, 24th February 1801 at Gibtaltar Miss Sarah Nutt, inhabitant (of Gibraltar)

Date May 3rd 2008
Name: Margaret Berkeley
E-Mail: mlb@southnet.co.nz
Homepage URL:
Location: New Zealand
Comments: Does anyone have any knowledge of the Rowswell Family who lived in Gibraltar and had several children there in the 1840's? Margaret

Date May 3rd 2008
Name: Julie A Gines
E-Mail: julie@gines.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: My mother was Norah Evelyn Shergold, and her parents were William John Shergold, and Agnes Michaela Baker. William was with the Royal Marines and was stationed to Gibraltar shortly after 1907 where he served out his service before becoming a member of the port police in 1920. He died of cancer in 1938 following the death of his son Michael in 1937 of meningitis. What I would like to trace is the family of Agnes Baker. I know that her parents moved to Gibraltar some time between 1896 and 1914, she and William were married in 1918. Her father was Richard Joseph Baker and her mother was Emily Elizabeth Baker (formerly Bussell). They had 3 other children to my knowledge prior to 1891, Richard J, Alfred and Emily, who I believe all went with them and Richard & Alfred were still in Gibraltar in 1938, when my mother left following her fathers death. There are others with the Baker surname at that time who appear to be related to my mother, namely, Acacia Baker, Carlota Baker and Lourdes Baker. But the direct relationship is unknown. I would love to find out more about this arm of my family…….what made Richard take his family to Gibraltar, when did he and Emily die? What happened to his other children and grandchildren? If anyone can help me please contact me on julie@gines.co.uk Thank you

Date May 3rd 2008
Name: Suzanne
E-Mail: granft@optonline.net
Homepage URL:
Location: New York, USA
Comments: I am researching my past and would like to find out if there is any records that might lead me to further information as to who the parents were of Antonio Baglietto (born in about 1886), my great grandfather. He was married to Eulogia Grao,( born in about 1885). Eulogia’s mother was Luisa Grao, born in about 1860 ( According to her immigration records, she lived on Willis Road in Gibraltar). Luisa Grao had the following children that I know of: Kitty Grao, Juan Grao,( born bout 1893), Salvador Grao (born about 1880), & Eulogia Grao (Born about 1995). Antonio and Eulogia had the following children: Jose, Luisa, Victoria and Loretta (All born in Gibraltar) and later, Norman (born in the US). The family immigrated to the US. However, The information I’m looking for is mainly, Luisa Grao’s maiden name, parents names and places of births with ages, and the names of any other siblings. Antonio Baglietto’s parents name, place of birth and age as well as other sibling’s names. Of course any bits of information would be greatly appreciated. Suzanne Ranft Saint James, New York, USA.

Date May 2nd 2008
Name: Gerry
E-Mail: gerrymary64@btinternet.com
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Trying to find any one who can give me info on my great great grandmother who was born in casares spain she was born about 1852 name of Ana Ramos 'did she have brothers and sisters' her parents were Peter Ramos and Elizabeth Mena, 'why was their names different?' She met and married my great great grandfather who served in the armed forces on Gilbraltar they married 6th march1876 in tge cathedral of saint mary the crowned Gilbraltar, His name was Thomas Bowery they came to England and set up home in gloucestershire, If Anna had sisters & or brothers perhaps their children are looking to find Anna's english family, I look forword to hearing from anyone my email is gerrymary64@btinternet.com or michaelsandford@btinternet.com Gerry [geraldine nee chaplin]

Date April 27th 2008
Name: Caroline Moren
E-Mail: carolinemoren@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Dear Sir, I am trying to trace details of the birth of my grandfather born 27/10/1898 in Gibraltar. Born Jose (or Joseph) Moreno-Sanchez (or just Moreno). Believed to have been born in Gibraltar. Father was Francisco Moreno-Sanchez died before 1916. Jose came to London with his mother (details unknown) during 1916 they being unable to secure passage by boat to Spain. Jose (Joseph) naturalised British during 1928. Any guidance or further information much appreciated...Surnames: MORENO :MORENO-SANCHEZ :MOREN... With kind regards any many thanks. Caroline Moren

Date April 23rd 2008
Name: Jo Johnson
E-Mail: jjohnson16@sky.com
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Hi, I am trying to trace my ancestor, John Campbell Stevenson Brodie who was a British Subject born in Gibraltar in 1842/43. I have no idea why he was born in Gibraltar or how long he lived there for other than the following: His father is listed as John Brodie, Enginner on John CS Brodies marriage certificate. I cant trace John CS Brodie on any English census until 1871, he married in Farnborough in 1865, not sure when he arrived back in England. His father was not listed as deceased. Family legend states that our Brodies were from Scotland but I have not found any evidence to back this up – so far. Any help would be greatly appreciated Regards, Jo

Date April 20th 2008
Name: Maria Terisa Annand
E-Mail: maria@whitehall2.plus.com
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Hello, My name is maria terisa annand nee wood.I was born to an english father and gibraltarian mother.Her Name was Genoveva olivero,her parents were Louis Olivero and Hortencia Gomez. When I was younger I used to visit every year all my relatives in Gib...many names of relations are, Carruana,Cardonna,Pratt,Cassiaro annd pereira...to name a few.Now ofcourse as a youngster,one doesnt delve into family trees too much but since my mothers death some 11 years ago and my grandfather in the 1990's (my maternal grandmother died of cancer when i was about 8yrs)...I have lost links and would like to find out more about my roots as I have a strong sense of my gibraltarian roots . I am aware that many of my older relatives have since passed away eg my grandmothr had 4 sisters...fenny(francesca)...conchita pratt, ,olga (saunders),and antonia cardonna.......my grandfather had many brothers and sisters,some who i believe may have gone to argentina late 1890's or early 20th century....i know very little of this side of my family and i believe that the Bishop is related to my mother via the olivero side....In fact I have books which the Bishop wrote and signed to my mother from him,many years ago. Perhaps one of my grandfathers sisters married into the carruana family? Well,i would be so grateful for any information...please feel free to contact me anytime...uk 01795-410422 or email... many thanks,maria terisa annand

Date April 20th 2008
Name: Julie Gines
E-Mail: julie@gines.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: My name is Julie, and my mother’s name was Norah Evelyn Shergold, I am trying to find out about her mother’s family. Agnes Michaela Baker born 1893, married my grandfather William John Shergold in Gibraltar in 1918. My grandfather was a Royal marine, and in 1920 on finishing his Marine service he joined the Port Police where he was responsible for checking incoming vessels and visitors. He died in 1938 and his funeral was a very grand occasion with the coffin being carried on a gun carriage. The photos show that the streets were crowded and the shops closed, and the ships in harbour had flags at half mast. So he was much loved and well respected. My mother and her mother moved back to England to be with his family shortly after this. And my grandmother died before I myself was born. My mother also died 11 years ago. I have recently inherited some old photos which has led me to trying to trace my grandmothers family. I believe her father moved the family to Gibraltar sometime between 1897 and 1914. His name was Richard Joseph Baker c.1863 and his wife was Emily Elizabeth Baker ( nee Bussell) c.1868. When Agnes was born in Portsmouth his occupation was a Brass Moulder in the dockyard. I am unsure as to how many brothers or sisters Agnes had, but the 1891 census if correct, shows Richard J Baker c.1886, Alfred Baker c.1888 and Emily c.1890. My grandfather was shown as deceased at the time of my Grandparents marriage in 1918. Prior to my mother leaving Gibraltar in 1938, she got people to sign her autograph book and names that are there are. Alfred Baker, Richard J Baker, Lourdes Baker, Acacia Baker, Carlota Baker. In 1992 my mother was watching a program with Sir Harry Secombe recorded in Gibraltar. He was talking to the Mayor at that time who was a lady. And I gather my mother recognised her surname and wrote to her to ask if she knew someone my mother knew or was related to? The lady Mayor responded that she was an Aunt by marriage, and I gather that contact was made between them. Unfortunately none of this can be traced. I appreciate any assistance you could give me. Yours sincerely Julie Gines

Date April 14th 2008
Name: Roger Bennoun
E-Mail: rbennoun@yahoo.fr
Homepage URL:
Location: France
Comments: Dear Sir I am interested in genealogy and I am looking for information about JOSEPH SCHEMOOL born 1848 in Gibraltar the grand father of my mother Claire Schemool (british citizen). I am searching dates of birth, marriage, death, of following persons: -name of his wife (sister or brother eventually). -names of his father & mother. -names of his grand father & grand mother. -since which year did he and his parents lived in Gibraltar,eventually from which city/country did they come from and where did thy went. Anyway he left Gibraltar before December 1873 birth date of Jacob Schemool, born in Jaffa , my mother's father. I realize that's a difficult research and I thank you for any informations that you could give me. Gratefully yours Roger Bennoun Ch. Vermont 20 Lausanne/CH +41 21 601 95 38

Date April 11th 2008
Name: Margaret Townsend
E-Mail: metownsend@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: ?
Comments: Hello. I am trying to find information about my paternal grandmother's father whom I believe was born in Gibralter. His name is George Somers & I think he was a military musician. He married a lady called Mary who came from Canada but I do not know her maiden name. He moved to Kent, England & I think lived in the Plumstead/Woolwich area but this also is not positive. I know he had one daughter called Emma who was my grandmother. Any information would be warmly welcomed. My name is Margaret Townsend & my email is metownsend@aol.com

Date April 5th 2008
Name: Carrie Creswell
E-Mail: carrie@scarletts.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: Colchester, UK
Comments: Hi, I am researching CRESWELL AND CARVER families who lived in Gibraltar in some numbers from 1822 when Edmund Creswell and Susannah (need Drawbridge) arrived with their 7 children to set up home, while he established himself as Packet Agent and later Postmaster there. His son Edmund succeeded him as Postmaster General, and then Edmund's sister Margaret (Maggie). Would you know of any archives which would show photographs of them or their many children and grandchildren, or newspaper clippings? Edmund II was editor of the Gibraltar Chronicle for several years, I think. Our grandfather was one of Edmund I's sons: Thomas Creswell who married Martha Carver, and they traded in wines and other goods; and we are still in touch with some of the other descendants. Many of them were buried in the Sandpits Cemetary, but I think that this no longer exists? We area coming to Gibraltar at the end of April, so I am hoping we may be able to locate things to see or research while there. Can you help? Hoping for news Regards Carrie and Andrew Creswell.

Date April 2nd 2008
Name: Dai Marcell
E-Mail: Estherlines@gmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Israel
Comments: looking for a family name Dai or Day in Gibraltar. Related to a family in Tunisia. Dai Marcell Israel

Date April 2nd 2008
Name: geraldine
E-Mail: skipnorthwest@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Hi I am looking for anyone who might beable to help me, I'm looking for any relation of my g grandmother who was born in spain a place called Casares not far from Gibraltar, She was Anna Ramos befor becoming Mrs Anna Bowery she married my g grandfather in the Cathedral of the Saint Mary the Crowned Gibraltar they married 6th march 1876 I believe she was born in 1852, Not long after they werre married my G Grandfathers time was up in the armed forces and so they came to England and set up home in Gloucestershire, Her mother was 'as far as i no' Elizabeth Mena and her Father was Peter Ramos, I have been trying to put an advert in a local spanish paper for anyone who is related to her, But then a family member gave me this email sight, She was to my knowledge my Great Grandmother I can follow my Great Grandfathers side but sadly not spanish side. I would love to find any decendence of her. Did she have sisters and brothers, is there any siblings from family members. I look forword to hearing from you in the hope you can help me, Kindest Reguards geraldine.

from Geraldine Sandford nee Chaplin. Looking for any spanish relations with the name Ramos, My g grandmother was Anna Ramos later to become Anna Bowery, Be for going to live on the rock she lived out side a place called casares. she married my g grandfather Thomas Bowery he was in the 28th regimentof foot[now th 1st batt glocester regiment. you can contact me at skipnorthwest@aol.com any info on her or any family she had and left behind when she came to england to live would be good, From Gerry


Date March 29th 2008
Name: Mary
E-Mail: maryonichols@aapt.net.au
Homepage URL:
Location: Australia
Comments: Can anyone out there help, looking for the family of Mariquita Orfila born in Gib 1920/1930, her parents were Alberto and Josepa Orfila, Mariquita married some one by the name of Best, he came from the West Indies, they went to Ontario Canada in the early 50's and had 2 children a boy Fabian,?? I think and a girl, thankyou Mary

Date March 28th 2008
Name: Barb Murray
E-Mail: bmurray@sympatico.ca
Homepage URL:
Location: Canada
Comments: I will be visiting Gibraltar soon and would like to look for the grave of my grandfather's brother who died as an infant in the early 1900's, some time between 1900 and 1910. The last name was McCabe but I do not know the first name. Is there a particular cemetery I could look for that would have any records. I do know that the family was Catholic on my great grandmother's side, and my great grandfather was a soldier stationed at Gibraltar.

Date March 27th 2008
Name: ?
E-Mail: stefinneebay@yahoo.com
Homepage URL:
Location: GB
Comments: James Henderson (Scotland) born late 1800's married to Mary Perez, born in Gibraltar. They were married in Gibraltar, and had their children there; then the children, most of them, moved to the United States. I have been trying to trace my family back on my father's father's side. Unfortunately, since my father never knew his father, the information I have is limited. I know James Henderson served on a military ship during World War I Three of the several children of James and Mary are: Anthony, Mercedes and Amanda (born in the 1920's). Anthony Henderson is my father's father. Any help of search suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated!

Date March 26th 2008
Name: Barbara Gray
E-Mail: barbanddoug@shaw.ca
Homepage URL:
Location: Canada
Comments: What a great site. My grandmother, Mary("Polly") Lane married my grandfather Robert"Wilfred" Marsh in Gibraltar approx. 1904. Their son William ("Willie") was born March 11 1905. They moved to Canada about 1909. Grandma never stopped talking of her beloved Gibraltar. Her mother was spanish, and married to Charles Lane. She had a sister Elizabeth(Lizzie), and 2 brothers, William and Charles(Freddy). Would love to know any information on the Spanish side of this family. I don't know gg's maiden name. Her married name was Mary Lane. Thanks again for a wonderful site. Barbara Gray. Mission, British Columbia, Canada. barbanddoug@shaw .ca.

Date March 22nd 2008
Name: Margaret
E-Mail: wyndhamm@westnet.com.au
Homepage URL:
Location: Bunbury, Australia
Comments: Looking for: Thomas Jones, a warden around 1876 - 1907 Daughter: Lily Louisa Jones born 1876 Son: Thomas Jones, Controller of the theatre and assembly halls? Many thanks, Margaret

Date March 21st 2008
Name: Rod
E-Mail: rod.blaker@gmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: ?
Comments: LINDOP... Alfred Henry Lindop had three children – Alfred Henry, Alice Maud and Margaret Gertrude. In the 1891 Census all three are in Gibraltar as Visitors with the Stevens family, but there is no information as to Mother or father. Father is thought to be a Colonel in the UK army. Would anyone have any further leads on this ? Thanks Rod

Date March 21st 2008
Name: Bob MacKintosh
E-Mail: rwmac_61@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: Tayport, Scotland
Comments: Hi all, I have family (Clunas) who were in Gibraltar (on route to India with the Army) in 1891. I presume there was a census of personnel in 1891. Am I correct? Is it available for searching? Thanks for your help.

Date March 17th 2008
Name: Sarah
E-Mail: colint-p@talktalk.net
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Lionel, I am at my wits end trying to find information about the BREW family of Gibraltar. How do I find information about BMD and Census Returns without actually travelling to Gibraltar. Would you be able to help in anyway.

Date March 17th 2008
Name: Andre Luis Amram Duque
E-Mail: adukim@aim.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Brazil
Comments: Mr. Please, I am trying to find register about my family Levi Amram´s, Duque´s and Besalel Umbelina´s families. My great-grandmothers have registers in some knessetim of Gibraltar, she was born in Gibraltar and her fathers are of Portugal and Ima of Gibraltar also, below names : Miriam Levi Amram Umbelina. Marietta Amram Umbelina. Jacob Amram Umbelina. Eulodia Umbelina Duque. Jacob David Amram Duque. Manoel Duque. Branca Duque. Information on the above names needed. Kol tov and Thanks Andre Luis Amram Duque +55-61-8154-8177

Date March 10th 2008
Name: Val Lewis
E-Mail: ejlandval@tiscali.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: England
Comments: I'm trying to find information relating to the family of my grandmother Dinorah Wakelin nee. Penalver. She was the daughter of Alejandro Penalver and Matilde Orciel Moreno but I have no dates or more family history than this. If you can help, please contact me.

Date March 8th 2008
Name: Tina
E-Mail: tina_mattocks@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: ?
Comments: Hi, I am looking for the family of a Margaret Richardson who was born in Gibralter around 1833. In the UK 1871 census she is "married" to William Mallett a Backsmith with 3 children, Elizabeth, Emily and an infant. Tina

Date March 2nd 2008
Name: Ishbel McDonald
E-Mail: Ishbelargyll@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Scotland
Comments: Hi Lionel, I just found out today that my great grandparents were married on Gibralter in 1889. They were called Rosa Hermida and Robert MacDonald (although I think it should have been McDonald). Anyway they had a son William Ross McDonald and there was always a mystery about where he was born - and today I assume that it was Gibralter. They moved back to Scotland but unfortunately William's marriage split up and left 6 children going off in a variety of directions. Dad grew up in Quarrier Homes in Scotland with little knowledge of where he came from apart from knowing that his granny was maybe Spanish. So, I would like to confirm that William was born on Gibralter and wondered if any other members of the family. Help would be much appreciated. I tried to post this on the website but had some difficulties - sorry. Ishbel McDonald from Argyll in Scotland Thanks

REPLY:

Ishbel, I am sorry I did not make myself clear enough. The Mormon church are the LDS Records from Salt Lake City, USA, they provide their services world wide. "Disregard that part". What I did was check the Hermida name within the Gibraltar Catholic records that I have and did not find any information on that particular name. St Andrew's Church of Scotland, Gibraltar, has a CD with all their records for 40pounds that might have what you are looking for. I believe they ship world-wide. Check out the link below for details. http://www.scotskirkgibraltar.com/ Let me know how you do. Good luck, Lionel


Date March 1st 2008
Name: {MISSING PERSON} Story From Gibraltar Chronicle
E-Mail:
Homepage URL: The Doe Network: Case File 327DMUK
Homepage URL: Gibraltar Chronicle
Location: Gibraltar
Comments:
Europa Road skeleton
SIMON PARKES LINK RULED OUT

By Brian Reyes
Detectives have ruled out any link between the Europa Road skeleton and missing sailor Simon Parkes, who vanished in Gibraltar in 1986.


Although from the outset investigating officers had thought it highly unlikely that that these were the remains of the young English sailor, they had kept all options open.
As a matter of courtesy, they had even contacted colleagues in the Hampshire Constabulary who worked closely with the Royal Gibraltar Police in the search for the sailor’s body.
But after painstaking work on the bones and close scrutiny of the Parkes case file, detectives are now certain that the Europa Road skeleton is someone else.
“We’ve been able to confirm this is not Simon Parkes,” an RGP spokesman said, adding that the conclusion was based on corroboration between physical and medical evidence.
Work at the scene of the find on a building site near Europa Road was coming to an end on Friday.
The area has been sealed off as a possible crime scene since workers found the bones while building garages behind private homes.
Forensics experts and archaeologists have carried meticulous work, scraping away layers of soil and dirt to uncover and document the bones.
Alongside the remains they have also found a number of buttons believed to be of military origin.
Although the excavation at the site will conclude shortly, the work will continue to try and date the bones and trace the person’s identity.
Although police are keeping an open mind, one theory gaining weight is that the skeleton has some link to the nearby Royal Naval Hospital.
But the investigation has also involved a trawl through files in search of unsolved cases involving missing persons.
A senior officer said there were at least four such cases, though three of those persons had been reported lost at sea.
The fourth case involves a young English soldier who went missing in strange circumstances in 1962.
Private Colin Luke vanished after telling close pals that he was going to swim from Little Bay to Eastern Beach. He was never seen again.
His case came to light after colleagues who served with him in Gibraltar contacted the Chronicle after reading reports of the Europa Road skeleton.
He said Private Luke’s disappearance had been a great loss to their regiment and that he and his fellow soldiers had long sought answers to the mystery.
However police in Gibraltar are handling the case with extreme caution and have not drawn any link to any missing person.
They say it is too early to draw any conclusions and are wary of raising anyone’s hopes.

March 15th 2008: SIMON PARKES FOLLOW-UP

Europa Road skeleton
EXPERTS STUDY BUTTONS IN ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY REMAINS

By Brian Reyes
Detectives investigating the Europa Road skeleton have sent buttons found next to the bones to the UK for specialist analysis. Archaeologists helping police believe the buttons may be of military origin. If they are right, tracing the regiment could help narrow the scope of the investigation and provide investigators with vital clues as they try to piece together the dead person’s background. Officers are also trawling through files to locate unsolved missing persons cases and will conduct DNA tests if this is deemed appropriate at any stage in the investigation. However police have adopted a slow and meticulous approach to the investigation. They are wary at this stage of linking the skeleton to any individual case. So far investigators have ruled out any connection to missing sailor Simon Parkes, who disappeared in Gibraltar in 1986. They said physical evidence on the bones did not match medical information in police files on the case. One case which officers have not yet ruled out is that of an English soldier who vanished under strange circumstances in 1962. Private Colin Luke went missing after telling close pals that he was going to swim from Little Bay to Eastern Beach. He was never seen again.

Date Feb 15th 2008
Name: Bill Cowell
E-Mail: bcowell@shaw.ca
Homepage URL:
Location: Vancouver, BC Canada
Comments: Hello, I am attempting to research my family's background in Gibraltar. Any relevant web sites would be very much appreciated. Are any census results available online as they are from the UK? Thanks Bill Cowell Vancouver, BC Canada

Date Feb 14th 2008
Name: GUILFORD J. PERRY
E-Mail: rm1usnret73@msn.com
Homepage URL:
Location: ?
Comments: Mother's maiden name FREN - Came to US approximately 1915 with two brothers and mother. Brother's names were Angle (not angel) prounounced angle and Louis. That is all I have. Please ad any info your have. Thank you

Date Feb 11th 2008
Name: Pat Chaplin
E-Mail: patandrich@btinternet.com
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: I am trying to find out about my great, great, great grandfather George Moore who, according to the 1861 census was born in Gibraltar in about 1800. I am wondering if it is possible to get a birth certificate from then or how I could find out why he was born in Gibraltar, who his parents were and when he came to England. He was living in Westminster in 1861 and married to Maria (born in Westminster), with two children (Frederick and Harriet). I would be grateful for any help that anyone can give me. Thank you.

Date Feb 7th 2008
Name: Beryl Griffiths
E-Mail: beryl.griffiths@virgin.net
Homepage URL:
Location: Manchester England
Comments: Trying to trace the background and birth record of James Griffiths, He was born in Gibraltar abt 1810. He was in Manchester in 1841. I am trying to find out how the family came to be in Gibraltar

Date Feb 6th 2008
Name: Lillian Warr
E-Mail: haleslead@yahoo.com
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Please can someone track-back the history of the Warr family in Gibraltar and the link with the Warr relation from England, UK? Many thanks. Lillian Warr.

Date Feb 6th 2008
Name: Kim Neil
E-Mail: csi.grissum@googlemail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Hi My name is Kim and I live in Bristol in the UK, I am trying to find any information on a Great grandparent of mine. His name is Thomas Davis and he was bn around 1823 in Gibralter, occupation down as Seaman. Now I don't have any other information on him, other than I do know that he married for a 2nd time in this country to a Amelia Bowles but it was for a very short time, they married in 1871 and he died in 1873. His two children I gather was from his first marriage, their names were Charlotte Mary Ann bn 1867 Bromley, London and Arthur Thomas William bn c1870 Bromley, London. Is there anyone that could throw some light as to who his parents or siblings were, as my head is just stuck firmly on to the brick wall and it won't budge. Thank you for your time and trouble Regards Kim

Date Feb 4th 2008
Name: Peter Wilson
E-Mail: peter.wilson@maxshow.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Can I ask how I can obtain a birth certificate for a relative born on 1828 on Gibraltar, names Janet Tarr I am trying to trace information on her parents and as much info as I can All assistance appreciated

Date Feb 2nd 2008
Name: Keith Goodman
E-Mail: Keith.Goodman@commerce.nsw.gov.au
Homepage URL:
Location: Sydney Australia
Comments: Lionel, I was wondering if you can help me? I am trying to trace family who where born in Gibraltar. John Jacob De Young (a Spanish or Dutch merchant) and Nancy (Ann) Harris (born either Ireland or Portugal)Children: Sarah Jacobs De Young (b:1817) in Gibraltar, Spain. Died 1886 in Lambeth, Surrey, London, ENG. Phillip Jacobs De Young, (b:1822/1824) traveller in sponge trade in Gibraltar, Spain. Died Dec 1872 in Lambeth, Surrey, London, ENG. Eliza Jacobs De Young (b:1825) Gibraltar, Spain. Died 1906 in Lambeth, Surrey, London, ENG. Esther Jacobs De Young (b: 3 Feb 1828). Died Melbourne, Victoria 13 Sep 1857. Were to start looking? What am I looking for? Can your web page help? I am unfamiliar with records from Gibraltar. Thanks you, Keith Goodman AAIPM MACS Business Analyst

Date Jan 23th 2008
Name: Margaret Townsend
E-Mail: Metownsend@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: ?
Comments: Hi, my name is Margaret Townsend & I am looking for information on my grandmother's father whom I believe was born in Gibraltar. All I know is that his name was George Somers & he was a musician, I believe in the Army but I have no proof of that. I think one of his brother's sons became the band leader Debroy Somers. He married a lady called Mary who was born in Canada. I'm afraid that is all I know. Can anyone help or point me in the right direction to find the information. Many thanks Margaret

Date Jan 19th 2008
Name: Chipolina Sandrine
E-Mail: sandrine.chipolina@aliceadsl.fr
Homepage URL:
Location: France
Comments: Hello, My name is Sandrine Chipolina. I'am 32 years old and I live in France in a small town called Salles sur l'Hers, between Carcassonne and Toulouse. I have decided to do the genealogy of my father's family. I know a few things about my family and I don't speak very well english but I will try to give you all the informations witch I know.... My father's name is Edouard Chipolina. He was born in Casablanca the 2nd april of 1954. He lived in Casablanca since 1966 then he left to live in France whith is family. My father's got 2 brothers : Antoine and Alexandre and 4 sisters : Incarnacion, Dolores, Térèse and Mathilde. They are the children of Alexandre Chipolina and Térèsa Delgado Requena, my grandfathers. My grandfather was born in Casablanca the 12th décembre of 1917, he was british. My grandmother was born in Larache in Novembre 1916, she is Spanish, she is a deaf and dumb woman. They married the 24th december of 1943 in Casablanca. My grandfather was mechanic (technician ?) on boat. If I remenber well he lived in the district of Casablanca name's "Bourgogne". He had a brother name's George and two sisters : Félicie and Dolly. They were the children of Romualde Plini Chipolina and Incarnacion Lozano. Romualde was his truth name but everyone called him Richard. He had taxis and diligences in Casablanca. He was a very rich person (according to the family legend!) but he had lost all his fortune playing money games. That's the only things I know about my family. If you know anything of my family, if a member of your family remember one of member of my family,could you write me to tell me what you know? Thank you to have take time to read me and I hope see you soon.

Date Jan 5th 2008
Name: Val Barham
E-Mail: M_BARHAM@sky.com
Homepage URL:
Location: England
Comments: Hello I posted a message a few years ago but my email address has changed so i thought that i would try again. I am trying to find the birth of my gg grandfather Edwin Hawke who was born in Gabraltar in 1818 posible his father was in the military. Any ideas were i can find any details greatfullt received.

Date Jan 5th 2008
Name: Steve Holloway, S & J Holloway
E-Mail: justemailus@bigpond.com
Homepage URL:
Location: South Australia
Comments: Hello we are searching for my GGG Grand Father Richard Holloway, he was born in Gibraltar in 1810, moved to England and married Harriet Grist, they lived in Bristol , and their children were, Ellen born 1838, Edwin born 1840, George born 1845, Richard born 1848, Henry born 1851 and Alfred born 1858. Any information would be appreciated, thanks. Steve and Jill Holloway justemailus@hotmail.com

Date Jan 4th 2008
Name: Darren Ullger
E-Mail: Lackof714@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Long Island, New York
Comments: Hi my name is Darren Ullger. Im from long island new york. im interested in seeing if i have cousins in europe. if anyone with the name Ullger can contact me that would be great. thanks again oh by the way there is forrest ullger age 65 lance ullger age 52 scott ullger age 50 kim ullger age 49 wayne ullger age 48 and me darren ullger age 47

Date Jan 1st 2008
Name: Yvonne Flood
E-Mail: evieflood@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Perth Western Australia
Comments: I am researching my husbands family tree, and I'm looking for any information on James Henry Hutchins born 1844, Henry Hutchins born 1838 and Mary Jane Hutchins born 1840. I would assume these are siblings, I have no information on the parents, and this is what I would like to find out. Accordingly to the family bible these people were born in Gibraltar. I'd appreciate ANY information available.

Date Dec 13th 2007
Name: Benaim David
E-Mail: danben@012.net.il
Homepage URL:
Location: ?
Comments: Hello, My name is Benaim David I'm doing a research of my Benaim family from Tetuan , Morocco , and looking for details of BENAIM DAVID , b.21/08/1894, Tetuan Morocco , d. 03/196 Gibraltar. i think he was the son of RABBI R.H.M (Rafael, Haim, Moshe) Benaim and Massuda daughter of R. Moshe Naim/Benaim..? (one of them d.08/04/1920, Gibraltar?). where can someone help me with some details of this family: parents, brothers, sisters, dates...? thank you, David

Date Dec 7th 2007
Name: Sylvia Shephard Worth
E-Mail: sylvia.worth@btopenworld.com
Homepage URL:
Location: England
Comments: I am trying to research the family history of my late grandmother Dolores nee Benitez Vella who I believe was brought up in Jimena de la Frontera with her brother and sister. She travelled to Gibraltar to find work, met and married my grandfather Carlos Vella from Malta. I know that my great grandfather's Christian name was John or Juan and his wife possibly Beatriz Plata. Any information or advice gratefully received.

Date Dec 3rd 2007
Name: Christina Stace
E-Mail: fredhstace@tiscali.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: England
Comments: I am researching my husband's family, and I have found that his great great grandmother was born in Gibraltar in 1837 and married a William Walker, who appears to have been working in Gibraltar, they got married then went on to have two children, again in Gibraltar. Can anyone please help me in finding out exactly where the marriage and birth certificate would be held.
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Date Dec 2nd 2007
Name: Enrique Ruiz Langtry
E-Mail: efruiz14@yahoo.com.ar
Homepage URL:
Location: Buenos Aires-Argentina
Comments: I am searching relatives in Gib.because my G-Grandparents came to buenos Aires in earliest 1900´s. My g-g-father was William Langtry, born in Quebec. His wife, Ana Cueto born in Jimena ,Spain. Their children were: Henry (my grandfather) William, John, Ernest, Frank , Leonard and Mary Ann. I know that in Gib. there are relatives Freyone, Trenado, Reyes. My other g.g.father was Francisco Gache, married with Rosa Berber born in Ceuta.This was his third marriage. The other wifes were two Rosa´s sisters .His doughter Maria Julia (Julieta) Gache was the mother of my mother. She married here in Buenos Aires, with Henry Langtry, son of William Langtry.Any information would be appreciated. Excuse if any grammar mistake. Thank you very much. Enrique-Henry

Date Nov 29th 2007
Name: Robert Hall
E-Mail: Alimetreehouse@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: England
Comments: I had a relative, Cecil C Palmer, born 1896, who lived in Gibraltar with his parents. He was reputed to be a "published poet". Does anyone have any knowledge of this poet from Gibraltar?

Date Nov 20th 2007
Name: Megan
E-Mail: m.walsh@ihug.co.nz
Homepage URL:
Location: New Zealand
Comments: I am searching for any information regarding my great great grandmother Elizabeth Graham b. ca 1803 in Gibraltar. She married a Miguel Garcia ? lieutenant Sp. light Infantry. Her death certificate lists her father as Robert Graham. She later lived in London from the 1830's before migrating to Melbourne, Australia ca 1860 with her son Miguel Paschal Garcia. She was possibly Methodist. Her death certificate lists her father as Robert Graham. Any suggestions as to how to locate birth & marriage certificates would be greatly appreciated.

Date Nov 23th 2007
Name: Ronald Barber
E-Mail: rbarber@fsmail.net
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Looking for Patricia Perez who lived in Rosia Ramp around 1961.

Date Nov 19th 2007
Name: Joey Thomas
E-Mail: Jatpop12xs@roadrunner.com
Homepage URL:
Location: California
Comments: Looking for Bocarisa Families from Vicente Bocarisa born 1861 Gibraltar and Ana Sodi his wife born 1863. They had eight children Ana, Angelina, Francisco, Mercedes, William, Maria del Carmen, Maria Victoria and Harry Bocarisa. Harry born around 1902 was the father of another Vicente Bocarisa of England. Contact: Jatpop12xs@roadrunner.com Thanks

Date Nov 18th 2007
Name: gilles de la bedoyere
E-Mail: gillesdelabed@free.fr
Homepage URL:
Location: France
Comments: I am trying to research descendants of Doctor Scott Stevenson friend of my grand father gilbert durand saint leger died and burried in north front cemetery 22 august 1960 thanks

Date Nov 15th 2007
Name: Lynn Bird
E-Mail: mmgrifiths@cogeco.ca
Homepage URL:
Location: Canada
Comments: Ralph James Haughton, maternal great grandfather was born in Gibraltar in 1847. How can I find his birth records and, specifically, who his parents were?

Date Nov 13th 2007
Name: Jo
E-Mail: joanned63@tiscali.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: The SANZ family: Can anyone help please I am researching my husbands family of sanz in Gibraltar and I was wondering if any one had any information about this family. His grandmother was Louisa Sanz who married george higman in the 1930s at the Methodist Church Gibraltar. During the war they moved to england for safety and never went back. I have been in contact with the methodist church who were very helpful but told me that there were no more records for sanz in their register and suggested that maybe the Catholic church might help. Does anyone know about catholic records in Gibraltar? I would be so grateful of any help I can get. Thank you

Date Nov 9th 2007
Name: Wendy
E-Mail: didivot@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Australia
Comments: I am trying to find any Glovers born in Gibraltar in the 1800's. I know of 3 Lucy, William and Charlotte any would appreciate any other information.

Date Nov 7th 2007
Name: Edward Hepper
E-Mail: didivot@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: I am trying to research my family, Hepper, who were in Gibraltar from around 1800 to at least the 1930s. My great grandfather, James Albert Hepper was born in 1839 to Richard and Mary (nee Bowe) Hepper and came to England c 1855 to get an engineering education and joined the Royal Engineers. His children all based in England and served in the army in all round the world. My uncle used to visit 'unt Constance' a neice of Albert's when travelling to the middle east in the 1930s. The family lived at Bracebridge House, Prince Edward's Drive in the 1840s and Albert went to school at Pitman's in Pitman's Alley. Both these streets survive I believe but I don't know about the houses. . I am particularly interested to know whether any of the Heppers survive in Gibraltar? What Richard Hepper's occupation was in the 1840s 1850s. I believe it was 'merchant' but what of? Anything about the Bowes - Mary Anne Bowe married Richard Hepper in 1834. I would be grateful if you could put me in touch with a Gibraltar based genealogist who could help me with these questions. Richard's father James Heper came to Gibraltar c 1800 from Leeds in Yorkshire. I look forward to hearing from you. Edward Hepper 61 Queens Road, Alton Hants GU34

Date Nov 3rd 2007
Name: Kay Eaton
E-Mail: kay@cornaa.freeserve.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: I am trying to find out about the regiment The Royal Artillery that was based in Gibraltar in the mid 1800s as I have found out that my Great Great Granfather was a gunner with the Arillery in 1860 and Subsequently my great grandmother was born there along with several of her siblings, can you help please.

Date Nov 2nd 2007
Name: Valerie Larkman
E-Mail: vallarkman@hotmail.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: Kent England
Comments: William Burrow Haffenden, my great great grandfather, was born in Gibraltar in 1837. His parents names were John and Maria Renshaw Haffenden. William went on to become a master mariner, and ended up living in Australia. Could anyone fill in any gaps for me ?

Date Nov 2nd 2007
Name: Damien Mead
E-Mail: damo1959@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Macclesfield England
Comments: Trying to trace Bridget Heard (my Great Great grandmother) who i believe was born in Gibraltar c 1840. She married Samual Walker who was stationed there in the 74th Highlanders. They had a daughter Margaret Mary.

Date Oct 24th 2007
Name: Terry Bowfield
E-Mail: blowfieldblowfield@btinternet.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Tharston, Norfolk
Comments: Dear everyone, does anyone know anything about a Charles Charlton who was supposed to have been born in Gibraltar about the period 1796 - 1798. This information was gleaned from the English 1861 and 1871 censuses. He could have been serving in the military but this is only a guess. His trade in England was a bootmaker. Any help will be appreciated. Terry

Date Oct 14th 2007
Name: Mario Segui
E-Mail: g.segui@SKY.COM
Homepage URL:
Location: Gibraltar.
Comments: I AM TRYING TO TRACE ANCESTARY OF SEGUI FAMILY

Date Oct 12th 2007
Name: Lesley
E-Mail: lesley.hoyte@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Portugal.
Comments: I am researching my family history and find that my great grandparents, Daniel and Francis Smith, were in Gibraltar as he was a colour sergeant in the British Army. They had previously been to Malta where my grandfather was born (1872). Whilst in Gib, my great aunt Ada was born (1874). Can anyone give me any info as to why the army was there and where I can get a copy of my great aunt's birth certificate. Thanks.

Date Oct 11th 2007
Name: Claire Mason
E-Mail: masonclaire@btinternet.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom.
Comments: Hi, I am trying to trace my family tree and need some help locating my Great Grandfathers grave,which I have been told is in Gibralter.His name is James Green and was born approx.1890,he lived with his wife Alice(nee Wright) in Great Yarmouth,Norfolk with their 5 children-James,Margery,George,Jack and Malcolm.He served in the Navy as a sub-mariner and died c.1940 aged approx.50yrs old.I assume that he died in Gibralter which is why he would be buried there but I am unaware as to the reason he was in Gibralter.Any information you could give me regarding him would be most appreciated. Thanks, Claire Mason,

Date Oct 7th 2007
Name: Liz Boscio
E-Mail: lizboscio@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Hello there I am trying to locate further information on my grandfather who was born in Gibraltar. His name is ALFRED BOSIO he was born on 10th November 1905 and Died 13th March 1965. He was married to a Lady (My Gran) called Elena Bosio. My grandfather left my gran and went to live with another lady and to my knowledge they went on to have children. They would have been all born sometime in the 1950's. Please if anyone has any information on this family can they please get intouch ASAP...Along the way I have gained a (C) in my name but it should be BOSIO like my grandfathers. Do you know this family well? Are we related? I look forward to hearing from anyone who can help with tracing my family.

Date Oct 6th 2007
Name: Joe Thomas
E-Mail: jatpop12xs@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: California
Comments: Grandmother maria del Carmen Bocarisa born in Gibraltar Feb 1901. Her parents were Vincente Bocarisa and Ana Sodi. They were both natives of Gibraltar and lived at Officer Quarters on Bell Lane. Looking for any info on the Bocarisa and Sodi families. Maria had two sisters mercedes and Victoria, and I beleive also a brother Eugenio. Thanks for you help. Joe

(Oct 5th 2007)My grandmother Maria del Carmen Bocarisa was born in Gibraltar, Spain 11 Feb 1901. Her parents were Ana Sodi and Vincente Bocarisa both Natives of Gibraltar. They had three other children Mercedes, Victoria, and Eugenio. They lived at officers quarters on Bell Lane. I would like to find the parents birth records and who their parents were nd where were they from. Thank you for helping, JoeThomas

Date Sept 30th 2007
Name: Marcelo de B Quartin
E-Mail: marceloquartin@ig.com.br
Homepage URL:
Location: Rio de Janeiro- Brasil
Comments: Hello; I wrote few months ago asking about my family, who lived in Gibraltar above 1700's. Our family name in this ocasion was Curtin or Quartin. If someone could help me sending informations i will appreciate this. Thanks, best regards; Marcelo Quartin.

Date Sept 23th 2007
Name: Noreen Windsor
E-Mail: noreenwindsor@gmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Australia
Comments: I am looking for the Gomez family. My great grandmother Isobel came from a Gibraltarian family and was married At The Church of the Holy Trinity on 17th September 1881 to James William Tanner

Date Sept 23th 2007
Name: John Barber
E-Mail: margbarber2004@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: Northampton, England
Comments: On 24 June 1933 a Mr J W Furniss of 54 Blackman Lane, Leeds sailed from the Port of London on SS Oronsay to Gibraltar. Does anyone know if this was JOSEPH WEBSTER FURNISS born 9 Sep 1855 at Coal Aston, Derbyshire? He was my greatgrandfather and i cannot trace him from 1920 onwards. I should be grateful for any information and in return could supply details of his earlier life together with those of his ancestors and descendants. Here's hoping! John Barber

Date Sept 20th 2007
Name: Lea Hurst
E-Mail: lea.hurst05@ntlworld.com
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Wonderful website. Desperately trying to confirm if there would be record of g-g-grandmother who says she was born 1920 'on sea', then JamaicaBS,then Gibraltar. Any explanations gratefully received.

Date Sept 15th 2007
Name: Lesley
E-Mail: lstainsby@fsmail.net
Homepage URL:
Location: England
Comments: I am seeking info as to why the british army were stationed in gibraltar in1865.my grtg grt granparents married in gibraltar.both born in uk elizabeth miller b kent.john jeb bingham a gunner in ra,why was she there. thanks lesley

Date Sept 4th 2007
Name: Jane Silva
E-Mail: janesilva1@earthlink.net
Homepage URL:
Location: Redding, CA USA
Comments: Looking for information on surnames Wink, Luque or Pau from Gibraltar. Thanks

Date Sept 2nd 2007
Name: Jon Hunt
E-Mail: jonathan_h@hotmail.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: I am look for a Martinez familiy. My Great grandfather George Reed (RMLI) married into the family. Cousins of the grandmother visited Gosport in Hampshire in the 1930's

Date Aug 30th 2007
Name: James Harris
E-Mail: jimfredharris@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Comments: Trying to locate something about a Catherine born about 1840 in Gibraltar who married a Clarence Harris from Englad. Two children born in Malta then one in Quebec, Canda, then more in Ontario Canada. Appear to have come to Canada about 1865 through Quebec (likely Montreal or Halifax).

Date Aug 30th 2007
Name: Enrique Carreño
E-Mail: enriquecarrenorussi@yahoo.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Sevilla, Spain
Comments: In my genealogical tree I have the following Gibraltarian last names of centuries XVIII and XIX: ROCCA, GIORDANO (or JORDAN), PASSANO, TASHARA, GRANDONE, BELLANDA and ORSI. If somebody has any information on such, please contact me. Thanks.

Date Aug 29th 2007
Name: Colin Whitfield
E-Mail: colin@colinwh.freeserve.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: England
Comments: I am looking for information on a Mary Thurlow, maiden name Richardson b. Gibraltar abt 1862 and shown in the 1891 UK Census living in London UK. Thank you, Colin Whitfield

Date Aug 12th 2007
Name: Gail Jarrard
E-Mail: gailjarrard@sbcglobal.net
Homepage URL:
Location: California, USA
Comments: I am searching for any and all family history from Gibraltar. My grandmother (Mercedes Montado was born in 1900 March 4). Her parents were Montado & Padina. She also had a sister Agnes who was a school teacher & her sister's burial was at St. Mary the Crowned. Any suggestions? I've written several times to the above mentioned church offering to pay for any copies of records, but to no avail. Any ideas? Thank you, in advance for your assistance.

Date Aug 6th 2007
Name: Colin White
E-Mail: unclecolin@yahoo.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Comments: I am trying to trace my paternal great grandmother, Maud Beatrice Castle who was born in Gibraltar in 1866. She emigrated to the UK sometime in the first 20 years of her life. I would appreciate - a) any information about her b) any information about how to obtain birth and family records from Gibraltar. Thank you..........Colin White

Date Aug 3nd 2007
Name: Annette H. Sabbah
E-Mail: annettesbbh@yahoo.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Chatsworth, California - U.S.A
Comments: My paternal Grandparents Abraham and Hannah Bitton were born in Gibraltar Circa 1840 - 1880 ? My Father Messod Bitton, his brothers Nathan and Samuel Bitton were born there as well - circa 1900 ? I have recently started a family tree and am very anxious to find out more information on their existence there - such as photos, documents, birth certificates, marriage certificate, house adress, - etc. I would be forever in your debt if any info. was found and forwarded to me. Thank you, Sincerely yours, Annette H. Sabbah

Date Aug 2nd 2007
Name: Maud Jarvus
E-Mail: maud.jarvis@blueyonder.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: Essex UK
Comments: Seeking any information about the marruage of George Nelson Grant b.1870 to Mary Jane McGuinness in Gibralter 1892 they later went to India. George Nelson Grant was my gt uncle and I am rearching his life and family, looking for any descendants.

Date Aug 1st 2007
Name: Gordon
E-Mail: gwpaterson@hotmail.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: Scotland
Comments: I've started building my family tree,but I need to trace my mothers family,who all come from Gibraltar.My my mothers maiden name was Rogelia Lavagna,born in 1928.Any info would be great.

Date July 30th 2007
Name: Paul J. Hernandez
E-Mail: Paul821h@Verizon.net
Homepage URL:
Location: Holbrook ,Ma USA
Comments: Hi, My GGGrandfather Eleuterio Coll Hernandez was Born on Gibraltar April 18, 1849, one of 13 brothers and sisters all born on Gibraltar Jane,Mary,Lupito,Lorenzo,Anthony,Pasqual,Manuel,John,Isadoro other names have been misplaced but not forgotten. Their Mother Mary Coll Hernandez daughter of a soldier(Officer) on Gibraltar. Father Anthony Manuel Hernandez gardener of Capt. of Port Dept., Died July 27, 1887. Mary converted to Catholicism when she married Antonio. Have sent many written request to Catholic Church on Gibraltar, and to the Cemetery Keeper, to no avail. Trying to find cemetery buried, Church married and any pert dates or information. Any help would be appreciated.

Date July 14th 2007
Name: Jane Martin
E-Mail: jane@netyp.com.au
Homepage URL:
Location: Australia
Comments: Hello,I was wandering if any one in gibraltar might be able to help me,my grt grandfather Frederick Charles William Martin was born in 1862 in Spain,I have not been able to find information on him even though I have contacted Spanish messages boards and the British Embassy.I was wandering as a last resort he might have been born in Gibraltar.What information I have got on him is confusing as several places in Spain have been suggested as possible birth places,none of which appear to exist.His parents were British,I was wandering if the father might have been in the British Army.I hope somebody might be able to help me sort things out.I know that his parents names were probably Thomas and Mary but I have three different maiden names for the mother. Thank you. Jane

Date July 13th 2007
Name: Garzon Masna
E-Mail: igarzon@mixmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Sevilla
Comments: Estimados Sres; me gustaria conocer la informacion que tuvieran disponible sobre: - Jose Masna: nacido en Genova 1788 muerto en Gibraltar 1852 - Nicolas Masna: muerto en gibraltar 1887 - Jose Bonifacio Masna: nacido en Gibraltar 1843. O cualquier informacion relativa al apellido MASNA. Un cordial saludo.

Date July 8th 2007
Name: Sue Simons
E-Mail: csimons2@optonline.net
Homepage URL:
Location: USA
Comments: Looking for information on my gg grandmother, Maria Talbert who is listed as being born in Gibralter in 1852. She moved to England 1868.

Date July 6th 2007
Name: Marian Folan
E-Mail: marianfolan@eircom.net
Homepage URL:
Location: Ireland
Comments: Can anyone tell me how to obtain birth records from Gibraltar? I have been trying for over a year to find my GGG grandfather's birth in c1808, but so far to no avail. I was promised that the archivist would reply to my numerous e-mails, but he never did. I would be so grateful if someone could point me in the right direction. Thank you.

Date July 6th 2007
Name: Jason Smith
E-Mail: jasonpsmith251@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Devon, UK
Comments: Hi, I'm searching for Epsworth ancestros on Gibraltar. George Epsworth married a Jane Tudella/Turello (a widow)at the Kings Chapel in 1881. Can anyone tell me anything more about him, her, or their families. George's father's name is given as Henry, a cabinet maker - can't find him on UK census and Jane's father's name is given as Michael Tudella (a tailor). Any help would be greatly appreciated... otherwise it's spend more money time to go back over to Gib! jason

Date June 30th 2007
Name: Judy Charles
E-Mail: j.jaycee@xtra.co.nz
Homepage URL:
Location: New Zealand
Comments: Am looking for birth/baptism records for Thomas William BROWN b c1832 Gibraltar. No other information is known about him. Thanks for any help.

Date June 30th 2007
Name: Clifford Carter
E-Mail: cliffordcarter@btinternet.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Yorkshire, UK
Comments: My great aunt Alice Parkinson married John Molyneux at Bolton, Lancashire, on 31 Dec 1886. In U.K. Census returns his birthplace is recorded as Gibraltar and dob about 1852. On the marriage certificate John's father is named as Samuel Molyneux, Gentleman. I would be grateful for any information you may have about the Molyneux family in Gibraltar or details of sources I should search. Thank you and best wishes, Clifford Carter.

Date June 23rd 2007
Name: Ann Hopwood
E-Mail: aucj72@dsl.pipex.com
Homepage URL:
Location: York UK
Comments: I wish to know how to obtain a marriage certificate of a wedding that took place in Gibralter between 1860-1867. I have the page number. My great grandfather was born in Wickham Skeith, Suffolk in about 1840, he joined the 2nd Battalion, 15th regiment. He married a Charlotte Bosio who was born in Gibralter about 1844. His name was James Barrell. He reached the rank of sergeant. They had 9 children Ellen 1870 born in Ireland, Albert James 1871 born in the Alderney Islands (my grandad on my mums side) William George 1873 born in Aldershot, Henry 1875, James 1878, Frederick 1880 all born in Knaresborough Yorkshire, Walter 1884, Herbert 1887 and Arthur E 1891 all born in York, Yorkshire Could anyone give me anymore information on my great grandmother Charlotte Bosio born about 1844 in Gibralter such as parents, siblings etc. as all I know is she married my great grandad and went on to have 9 children and died in 1909 in York Yorkshire England.

Date June 20th 2007
Name: Amanda
E-Mail: mands_uk@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: USA
Comments: Have found an old family tree and am trying to trace my grandmother's family. Have no idea where to start. The family name is Olivari . . . Any pointers would ge great. . . can date back to Domingo and Maria Louisa Olivari in the early 1800's. Many thanks

Date June 17th 2007
Name: Deborah
E-Mail: ukc802107822@btconnect.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Bracklesham Bay
Comments: I wish to know how to obtain Marriage Certificates, Birth Certificates etc, and link this information up to Millitary Records, in Gibraltar. In 1840, Salisbury UK, John Langtry was born. He joined the Kings Lifeguards, went to India and then settled in Gibraltar, marrying Mary Bossio (date unknown). They had William (1864 in Canada), Albert (1866), Sarah (1868), Henry (1870), Frank (1872), John (1873), Emily (1874). We are unsure whether all the children were born in Canada - but we do know that all the children returned to Gibraltar - the birthplace of their Mother. All but Sarah, then emigrated to Argentina. Sarah married William James Brunt, we think in Gibtaltar (1892). She had seven children, of whom John Brunt (1904) was my grandfather. Sarah and her family seem to have travelled the World and returned to Gibtaltar, after the death of William James in 1905. I have loads of info regarding the Langtry family but I am struggling to find Marriage Certificates for Mary and John and Sarah and William. I am planning to bring my Mother to Gibraltar in October and would love to find out as much info as I can before we get there. Hopefully there maybe someone who can offer me some assistance and if our information can help you do not hesitate to contact me

Date June 15th 2007
Name: Kate Dunning
E-Mail: k.dunning@balbycarr.doncaster.sch.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: Doncaster, UK
Comments: Hi want to trace the birth of my grandfather in gibralter in 1897 he has a brother called thomas and a sister. His father was stationed in gibralter came from plymouth and married a spanish lady called maria can anyone help

Date June 10th 2007
Name: Lynda Laker
E-Mail: groovygranny18@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: England
Comments: Hi....my husbands Uncle.....Dennis Laker was on board a plane which overan the runway at Gibralter and all on board were killed. This was we think a military plane and just after the end of WW2. We are not sure if it was British or Canadian Armed Forces. He is buried somewhere on Gibralter and we are visiting soon and would like to find his burial place. Can anyone help..... I think the timeline would be 1945-1948. Many thanks, Lyn

Date June 8th 2007
Name: B Griffiths
E-Mail: beryl.griffiths@virgin.net
Homepage URL:
Location: England
Comments: Trying to trace the birth of James Griffiths who was born in Gibraltar abt 1810. He married Elizabeth Ashcroft in Manchester in 1830 and is on the 1841 and 1851 census. I am trying to trace his parents, and to find out why the family were in Gibraltar in 1810

Date May 22th 2007
Name: Richard Nolan
E-Mail: foraern@gmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Comments: I'm trying to find records on my great grandfather, Richard Fay Nolan, the details are very sketchy, but I believe he was born in Gibraltar in December 1872. Where can I find the records pertaining to his birth, or from when he left Gibraltar around 1898-1899 to go to America.

Date May 24th 2007
Name: Bruce McLachlan
E-Mail: bruce@mcbrucie.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: Dumfries, Scotland
Comments: I am researching my family history and found that my GG Grandmother was married twice. Her 1st husband was Alexander McDonald who was a Drum Major of 4th Highlanders. I know they has two children who were born in Gibraltar (William McDonald b. 1866 & James McDonald b.1868)(I found this out from a Scottish 1881 census). Can anyone please tell me where I can find the birth records or census records for these people? Also I know that Alexander died before 1877 as his wife Annie McDonald (Thomson) married a John Bruce in Edinburgh and it stated on her Marr. Cert. that she was a widow of Alexander McDonald..(this was John Bruce's 3rd wife!). Why would they be in Gibraltar at this time? Are there any military records showing if Alexander was killed in action? Thanks for any information you may have. Regards Bruce McLachlan

Date May 22th 2007
Name: Richard Nolan
E-Mail: foraern@gmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Comments: I'm trying to find records on my great grandfather, Richard Fay Nolan, the details are very sketchy, but I believe he was born in Gibraltar in December 1872. Where can I find the records pertaining to his birth, or from when he left Gibraltar around 1898-1899 to go to America.

Date May 21th 2007
Name: Mary Levers
E-Mail: lozzielors2002@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: England
Comments: I am looking for the parents of Edmund Connell, born 1809 in Gibraltar. He married martha Meads from County Cork, Republic of Ireland, in London in 1840. Can anyone help please?

Date May 19th 2007
Name: Michelle
E-Mail: lozzielors2002@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: England
Comments: I am helping a friend with her family research and have now reached a massive brick wall! Her Grandmother was Victoria PENALVER born c1895 in Gibraltar. She married a David Simeon SLIMM, (as I cant find a marriage in UK, presuming it was in Gibraltar), their first child was born in SHeffield England in 1914. Any help at all would be appreciated. My friend never knew her grandparents and would love to find, in particular, the PENALVER line TIA Michelle

Date May 12th 2007
Name: Nick Elliott
E-Mail: nick@n-elliott.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: Scotland
Comments: My gt gt gt grandfather James Elliott went to Gibraltar in the early 1800s, married a Spanish girl and had three children before returning to UK. Unfortunately, whilst I have records of the children's births fom the King's Chapel I don't have the marriage record as I was told the Marriage Register has gone missing. Has the Register been located? Nick Elliott

Date May 9th 2007
Name: David Carter
E-Mail: cdcarter263@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: London, England
Comments: Thanks for starting this message board- it's very interesting. My great grandparents (Richard and Lydia Forrest nee Elliott) lived in Gibraltar in the 1870's as my GGF was a sergeant in the Royal Artillery. I don't know if they were married in Gib or UK. I have found the baptism record of my gt uncle in the Kings Chapel, but know that other siblings were born in Gib. Can you please point me to other websites on which I might get further information? Regards David Carter

Date May 2nd 2007
Name: Lesley
E-Mail: apstonchy@fsmail.net
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Comments: has anyone any info on john bingham gunner in royal artillery.brn st marys nottingham.married elizabeth miller in gibralter 1850s onwards.their daughter harriet was born in gib.elizabeth was born in charlton.they lived in woolich,heanor,eastwood and mapperley.nottinghamshire/derbyshire.any info greatfully recieved.

Date April 26th 2007
Name: Natalie Suff
E-Mail: kormagal@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Southend, England
Comments: Hello all, I am trying to find out any information about my great grandmother Emmanuella PACHECO SUFF (born approx. 1900)We believe she was a Spanish native who married my gibraltarian great grandfather Matthew Francis SUFF. I am also trying to trace Matthews mother Catalena LOPEZ SUFF, a former nun born in Igualeja, Spain. She married my great great grandfather, Daniel b.1838 in 1891. If anyone can give me details concerning these two women and their families it would be much appreciated! Natalie

Date April 25th 2007
Name: John Bellidori
E-Mail: bellidori@yahoo.com
Homepage URL:
Location: New York, USA
Comments: I am trying to trase the Shannon (or Ben Sha'nan) family in Gibraltar. I think they came over from Morocco in the 1740's then between 1767 and 1778 at least some of them moved to London. I have ordered from the LDS the 1777 Gibraltar census, but I wondered if anybody knows if the 1753 and 1767 Gibraltar censuses still exist? If so how I can either get copies or have someone look up my family in them? Thank you John


Additional Comments May 30th 2007: I have found a ancestor who is listed in the "List of Ihabitants'Houses 1778" as being in the area of " From the Moorish Castle to the S th (?south) Polygon. The Moorish Castle bit I get, but I cannot find on any of the old maps (1750, 1780 & 1785) any mention of Polygons, south or otherwise. Does anyone have any suggestions? On another subject does anyone know if the 1767 & 1753 censuses are still around, if so where could I find them? Many Thanks John


Date April 15th 2007
Name: Jane Dodd
E-Mail: janedodd@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: England
Comments: I am searching the birth details of my ancestor ROBERT GEORGE COCHRANE born in Gibraltar in 1795, I have his marriage certificate, he was married in London England. Does anyone know how I can get this information and then a certificate. His father was also Robert and his occupation on the marriage certificate was a gentleman.

Date April 14th 2007
Name: Michael Lloyd-Davies
E-Mail: mlloyddavi@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Cheshire, England
Comments: Georgina (maiden name unknown) married JOHN CULLEN an officer in the 72nd Highlanders stationed in Gibraltar, born around 1830. First record of child born in Dumfries & Galloway in 1866. Any connections? Military marriage? Daughter of military man serving in Gibraltar? Help would be much appreciated Michael, Cheshire

Date Feb 20th 2007
Name: Ben Joscelyne
E-Mail: benjos@btinternet.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: Essex, England
Comments: EDWARD JOSCELYN BAUMGARTNER was the Registrar of the Court of Admiralty in Gibraltar at the time of the Salvage Enquiry into the Mary Celeste in 1872. I am interested to find his parentage and presumed connection to the Joscelyn family. (I do have information about his daughter Philippa and her marriages. Any information or leads would be appreciated.

Date Feb 17th 2007
Name: Deanna
E-Mail: doverwater@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Canada
Comments: I am looking for information on my great Uncle Charles whose full name was Victor Alexander Charles Webb.He was in Gibraltar for the first war and was buried there in 1923/1924,He died Dec. 24, 1900 according to our info.Any help would be apreciated. Thanks you, Deanna

Date Feb 14th 2007
Name: Lionel
E-Mail:
Homepage URL:
Location: USA
Comments: Hi Fay, I have been trying to get in touch with you but had no luck, "MAILER-DAEMON@ yahoo.com" You might need to unblock your spam mail. I'll keep on trying. Regards Lionel

Date Feb 7th 2007
Name: Marian Folan
E-Mail: marianfolan@eircom.net
Homepage URL:
Location: Ireland
Comments: Hi Everyone Just wanted to say don't give up! I have at long last had a response from King's Chapel. No news yet, but my four e-mails have been forwarded to their archivist who works part-time. So hopefully I will hear something definite soon. Thought this would encourage all those who are waiting for a response.

Date Feb 4th 2007
Name: Marian Folan
E-Mail: marianfolan@eircom.net
Homepage URL:
Location: Ireland
Comments: Please don't give up your Gibraltar searches like I nearly did, becuase hope is on the horizon! Since my recent posting on this page, I have received a reply from King's Chapel to say that my (four) e-mails have now been forwarded to their archivist who works part-time. So I hope soon to be able to report some definite news.

Date Jan 28th 2007
Name: Marian Folan
E-Mail: marianfolan@eircom.net
Homepage URL:
Location: Ireland
Comments: Searching for the birth record of WILLIAM LEDGER who was a British subject born in Gibraltar 1808-1811. His family were from Limerick in Ireland, which was of course part of Britain at that time. William graduated from Trinity College Dublin in the 1830's and he became a poet and author. He married Sarah Finucane c1830. They were my GGGgrandparents. All my Gibraltar enquiries so far have been in vain. Have written four times to King's Chapel since November 2006 but received no reply whatsoever. Any help or advice would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

Date Jan 26th 2007
Name: Mary Warner
E-Mail: bobmary2@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Harlow Essex England
Comments: Hi, I am trying to find any information on my grandmother Alice Mary Smith born in Gibraltar on 20th September 1875. Her mother was Emelia Bozino or Bozzino born in Madrid, Spain in 1856. Emilia's father was Jose Bozzino. Any information would be welcome please. Many thanks.

Date Jan 19th 2007
Name: Margaret Lemon
E-Mail: nyrak@bigpond.net.au
Homepage URL:
Location: Sydney Australia
Comments: I am looking for any information on the family origins of Antonia Manuela Perera (Pereira)who was from La Linea and born c. 1840. She married my g-g-grandfather William Shelton on 2nd Jul 1858 in the Kings Chapel. He was in the British army and her father was, acc. to family history, a pirate/smuggler and was killed by the British (not confirmed!). She went to Cork, Ireland in 1862. Her first daughter was Maria, another Juanita and one son was Emanuel so possibly family names. Any help would be much appreciated. early childhood. Tks for any info.

Date Jan 8th 2007
Name: Scott Swanson
E-Mail: sswanson@butler.edu
Homepage URL:
Location: Indianapolis IN
Comments: I?d be grateful for help and advice about how to find a birth or baptismal record for William Thomas Wiggins, born 1836-1837 in Gibraltar. He was the son of another William Thomas Wiggins whose profession was given on his son?s marriage record as Corporal Royal Artillery. Presumably if wife and child were present, his father must have been stationed for some time on Gibraltar. Or possibly he married there. Or possibly the child came into the world in irregular fashion. The family appears to have been Anglican. So far as I can tell, the LDS library does not hold Anglican baptismal records for 1836-1837. Do they exist? Are they accessible? Many thanks for your help, and best wishes to you.

Scott Swanson Department of History Butler University Indianapolis, Indiana 46208-3485


Date Jan 4th 2007
Name: Gil Perry
E-Mail: rm1usnret73@msn.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Florida
Comments: My mother did not pass on very much information about her childhool, but I know she born in Gibralter Jan 4, 1911. Surname Fren. As I recall - two brothers Angel (not pronounced as angel but Angle, and a second brother Louie. Came to New York with her mother and brothers in early childhood. Tks for any info.

Date Jan 2nd 2007
Name: Debbie Allan
E-Mail: debbiejallan@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Glasgow
Comments: My ancestor Joseph Whalley who was born in Liverpool about 1825 was the captain of a ship and worked for the British Merchant Navy. He emigrated from Glasgow with his wife Jane (Campbell) Whalley and son also Joseph Whalley. The daughter Jane and her husband Andrias Paulesen (known as Andrew Paulesen) also went to live in Gibraltar about the same time. Andrias was also a ship captain and worked for the Merchant Navy. They went to live in Gibraltar about 1870. The above father died on board Hulk Ship No 51 and his wife died on board Hulk Ship No 29. Both in Gibraltar Bay. The son Joseph lived in Crutchett?s Ramp and married a girl from Paradise Ramp in Gibraltar, Harriet Beatrice Costerton. She was born in Manchester. At this time Joseph was working for Coal Merchants ?Cory Brothers?, a welsh company which had a coaling station in Gib. He worked as an agent. About 1905 the above couple, their children and Jane and Andrias Paulesen all returned to Glasgow. I would be interested in finding out any information about the company ?Cory Brothers? in Gibraltar. Also in what the flats in Crutchett?s Ramp are like inside e.g. photos. I?ve visited Gibraltar several times. The main cemetery in Gibraltar is the North Front Cemetery for anyone who?s interested. It is very big and has different areas. The Presbyterian Area is at the back and is quite overgrown. It runs along the side of the airport runway. The telephone number I have for the cemeteries department is: (350) 78491 or (350) 52691. The last time I was in Gibraltar the Cemetery keepers office was open but no one was there so although I have the numbers of the plots my ancestors are buried in I was unable to check them out. If anyone is going to look for an ancestor?s grave, I wonder if you could check mine out for me.

Date Dec 17th 2006
Name: Olga Lennon-Nitsche
E-Mail: olgalennonnitsche@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: I would appreciate any information relating to my great greatgrandfather who was in a regiment possibly scottish regfiment between 1750-1890. He was the cook in the governors residence. My grandfather was Joseph Gaskin married to Luisa and they lived lower castle road. Any information as to who was his father and where he is buried. He was a boatman in La Linea. Thankyou

Date Dec 12th 2006
Name: David Reed
E-Mail: dak.reed@virgin.net
Homepage URL:
Location: Scotland
Comments: Currently attempting to research the SANGUINETTI side of my family tree. My ancestor Eliau Sanguinetti turned up in London sometime before 1750, we've always assumed directly from Italy but, given the number of Sanguinetti families still living in Gibraltar, maybe not? Was he in fact Gibraltarian? There does appear to have been a continuing connection to Gibraltar as Elias' son Abraham married a Hana BENDAHAN with Gibraltar antecedents and his great-grandson, John Jacob Sanguinetti, at that stage resident in Lisbon, married in the 1830s one Carolina LOPES GUIBARA, also from Gibraltar. Is anyone else by any chance also looking for Gibraltar Sanguinettis or indeed, at a more general level, able to offer any advice re. researching Gibraltar's Sephardi Jewish records?

Date Nov 12th 2006
Name: Kent W.Seegmiller
E-Mail: dmseeg@yahoo.com
Homepage URL:
Location: St. George, Utah
Comments: I am trying to learn anything I can about my 5th great-grandmother,Mary,wife of Patrick Leonard. Our records show that she was born in Gibralter about 1760-1770 and that she probably was buried in Bastia, Corsica about 1792. We do not know her surname. Anything about her, her parents, children, etc. would be most appreciated. I am a descendant of her son Thomas.

Date Nov 12th 2006
Name: Mark Drain
E-Mail: mark.drain@ntlworld.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Glasgow Scotland
Comments: Looking for any help to trace one of my relatives (+ family) who was married in Gib in the early 1900's. Fredrick George Hewitt who was from Portsmouth and may have been working in the dockyard in Gib at the time married (in Gib) a Sophia Borge (born about 1883) who was apparently Gibraltarian. Any suggestions etc how to progress this would be greatly received. Regards Mark Drain

Date Nov 8th 2006
Name: Maria Terisa Annand nee Wood
E-Mail: maria@whitehall2.plus.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Kent, England
Comments: Hola.....am starting a search on my mother's side...she was Genevieve maria theresa OLIVERO...born 1939...to Hortencia olivero nee gomez and louis olivero......i do remember all my aunts on my grandmothers side...antonia cardonna (married name..nee gomez)conchita,fenny, and olga.....but i have little to go on with my grandfathers side...i know that he had many brothers and sisters....there may be a possible connection to the Bishop of gibraltar on his side,but am not sure.....please can anyone advise me on where to start...thank you for any help you may have......maria

Date Nov 4th 2006
Name: Kathy
E-Mail: kathymartin@rocketmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: USA
Comments: My husband's ancestor, Mary was born in 1806 in Gibraltar. She married James Whitworth (b. 1804 Haywood,Heap,Lancashire, England), raised a family and worked in the cotton mills in Heywood/Heap, Lancashire, England. Their son James was born about 1833-1837 in England. 1837 seems to be when marriage records start to be kept in England. She died in 1892. Any ideas how I can find out Mary's surname?

Date Oct 29th 2006
Name: Joan Cook
E-Mail: moomba@igrin.co.nz
Homepage URL:
Location: New Zealand
Comments: Thankyou to those who set up, and keep this site available - I am looking for information about Richard Rye CORKER, Lt. & Adjt. 24th Regiment -He was from Co.Cork, Ireland, and family information states he died in Gilbraltar, unmarried, 6th March, 1873. Would be delighted to know what was happening around then, and how he died?

Date Oct 16th 2006
Name: Nick Fielding
E-Mail: nicholas.fielding@btinternet.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Oxfordshire, UK
Comments: Seeking information on Elizabeth Keller, born 1822 in Gibraltar. She married Francis Burdett Reed in Plymouth, Devon in 1844. Many thanks.

Date Sept 3rd 2006
Name: Marcelo Quartin
E-Mail: mkurotani@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
Comments: Hello: First of all, would i like to congratulate this initiative. Following, wish i know about the Colonel Quartin or Kwartin; one who stay in Gilbraltar about the time of Napoleon's war; and carry the Portuguese Imperial Family to Portugal from Brazil. Could you help me? Best regards.

Date Sept 2nd 2006
Name: Jennifer Mary Dance
E-Mail: Jendrama80@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: England
Comments: I am looking for the record of my sons birth he was born on the 21st April 1972 in the hospital on Gibralter he's Father was in the services the Royal Navy, Victor Dance LMEM. Thanking You. Jennifer Dance

Date Aug 25th 2006
Name: Richard Crowe
E-Mail: crowbiz@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: London
Comments: My ancestor Alban Williams was born on Gibraltar in 1812/3. His mother was Simlie Williams (nee Ben Amor, or Benamor.) Would be interested to know if anyone is related to them, regards, Richard

Date July 22nd 2006
Name: Mary
E-Mail: mary.whitehead@btinternet.com
Homepage URL:
Location: England
Comments: I have a marriage certificate for Herbert Wallice Smart and Bridget Kenneally 1913 St Mary Catholic Church Gibralter, i would like to find out what became of Bridget, Herbert remarried in 1937 England, did Bridget die? Herbert was in the 2nd Wiltshire Regiment when they married

Date July 21st 2006
Name: Angela Glover
E-Mail: Ssueangela@al.com
Homepage URL:
Location: France
Comments: Hi everyone, just discovered my 3 x g.grandmother was born in Gibraltar either 1814/15. Her name was Sarah GRACE...is there anyway I can get hold of a copy of her birth registration? cannot get hold of the registration office's address. also does anyone know of this family..are they a resident family or just army personnel "passing through"? how can I find out? extremely grateful for ANY help with any of these queries.

Date July 15th 2006
Name: Jane Smith
E-Mail: lady_p_gold@yahoo.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Devon
Comments: I am looking for descendants of the Conolly family born in Gibraltar in the 1800's They are Thomas Arthur Hamilton, Caroline, Beaumont, Francis and Louisa .... and also a Gerald Napier ... surname unknown who may still be living

Date July 9th 2006
Name: Maureen
E-Mail: maureenmcinnis@msn.com
Homepage URL:
Location: USA, Washington State
Comments: Looking for tips on how to search military birth records in Gibraltar circa 1850. Any help greatly appreciated.

Date July 1st 2006
Name: Anna Williams
E-Mail: annawilliams@verizon.net
Homepage URL:
Location: Massachusetts
Comments: I'm trying to find information about the ancestry of Alice Jane Smith, and William Oxborough, Provost Marshal of Gibraltar 1800's.

Date June 29th 2006
Name: Ladyce
E-Mail: ladyce@terra.com.br
Homepage URL:
Location: Brazil
Comments: I am trying to fill in the link between my Portuguese ancestors QUARTIN and Gibraltar. I know they moved from Gibraltar to Viana do Castelo in Portugal. I have Ricardo Le㯠Quartin, born in 1776 in Gibraltar and died in 1856 in Portugal. Now his father is Antonio Thomas Quartin, from Gibraltar. I also have the other end of the family, QUARTIN before Gibraltar, in the Isle of Man. So I need the dates of Antonio Thomas Quartin, and his parents in order to establish when they moved from the Ile of Man to Gibraltar. Lots of thanks to anyone who can help.

Date June 24th 2006
Name: C. Inkpen
E-Mail: cinkpen@wideopenwest.com
Homepage URL:
Location: USA
Comments: I am looking for birth records and parentage on my gr.gr.grandmother. Her name was Christina Fraser born Gibraltar 1847 per England census data in 1901. She married Alexander Simpson in England. I have their marriage record, and she listed her father as Simon Fraser. I have found no information on her other than what I have here, and would appreciate any connection or info someone else may have in regard to her and her family before marriage.

Date June 21st 2006
Name: Nick Elliott
E-Mail: nick@n-elliott.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Comments: I'm looking for any information about Elliotts on Gibraltar as several of my father's ancestoral line lived there c1770-1850. Thanks

Date June 11th 2006
Name: Kenneth Paulsen
E-Mail: kenneth@paulsen.name
Homepage URL:
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Comments: MIZPAH BOWLES We are looking for a person named Mizpah (Mabel?) Bowles who according to records in London was born at Gilbraltar about 1898. She was in Essex and London in the 1920s. We are looking for census, birth or other data on her or a Bowles family at Gibraltar in the 1890 to 1915 pariod.

Date June 5th 2006
Name: Paul Gray
E-Mail: paul@ptgray.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Australia
Comments: I'm told my grandmother was born in Gibraltar 1869, her mother Amelia Wyborn died soon after and her father Benjamin Johnstone Sapper Royal Engineers sent her to England to be raised. How can I confirm this, please? Were Benjamin and Amelia married? On 19 May I asked chaplaincy@gibtelecom.net (Anglican church?) about this but no reply yet.

Date May 29th 2006
Name: Peter Lewis
E-Mail: vivandpete@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: England
Comments: It would appear that many of us have Gibraltar connections somewhere. My (wife's) connection is with Edward John Blount and his descendents. Edward John it seems was born Tangiers about 1812 and maried Francesca Barlona in Gibraltar about 1835. Of the 10 children born (mentioned in a will) several ended up in England including Ferdinand (b. Gibraltar c1841)and it is from him that Viv is descended. Does anyone know what happened to George Evans Vernon Blount; Louisa Blount; Henry Augustus Blount; Charlotte Blount or other members of this family? Edward John was son of Webster and Eliza Blount. The name Barlona appears to be somewhat contrived so was she an Italian who jumped ship? A number of years since I last visited the Rock. I first passed through in 1960 on the SS Nevasa on the way to Singapore. Any Blount connections welcome. With thanks Peter

Date May 14th 2006
Name: Guy Alexander Bell
E-Mail: Guy
Homepage URL:
Location: Plymouth, UK
Comments: Hello! I'm trying to find a gentleman who would essentially, and to not put a finer point on this, be the Ex lover of Edna Hooker, later Bell, from kent 1944, Faversham area, had brothers and sisters, Joyce, Effie, Maude,. Father to Clive (Bell),(My Late dad) possibly this person is living (or did live?) in Gibraltar?? Maybe UK, maybe USA??? or maybe even here in England, but something tells me no. She may have been in the WAAF, she may have been in Wales or Gloucester during the 2nd world war. She eventuially settled in Deal, Kent and married a man, who became my dads stepdad, called Ken Bell who was from Durham area I think He had something to do with Deal Town Football club.. My dad also worked down the Betteshanger Colliery in Kent late 1960's I guess?? , plus he drove a bus for East Kent, around Dover, Folkestone, Deal and Sandwich, Kent, England. UK. My Gran (Mrs Edna Bell), died the same year as my dad, 2001, both in Plymouth, Devon.) Please help me trace my real grandad, who he was, and whether I have another side to my family I dont know about??? Thanks Please help me find who my real grand dad is, or was.

Date April 17th 2006
Obituary: MARY AARON McLAUGHLIN, 94, of POINT PLEASANT, NEW JERSEY USA.
E-Mail:
Homepage URL:
Location: USA
Comments: MARY AARON McLAUGHLIN, 94, of POINT PLEASANT, NEW JERSEY USA. Mary Aaron McLaughlin, died Thursday, April 6, at her home. Born Maria Antonia Aaron, June 26th 1911, Gibraltar. Daughter of Francis and Angela Aaron nee Martinez. The family resided in those early years at Rosia Cottages and at 10 Castle Road, Imossi Building. Mary's father, Francis Aaron, immigrated to the USA in 1913 in search of a better life for himself and his family. His wife Angela and six children followed him in 1914 in the SS Ultonia. (SS Ultonia last crossing was the 27th June 1917, she was torpedoed and sunk by the German Submarine U53 with the loss of one life). Mary was only 3yrs old when she arrived in New York and like most Gibraltarians she spoke fluent in both languages, English and Spanish and Yanito, which she would use in later years in New York as an interpreter among other careers. Mary was an extremely outgoing woman, she was loving, caring and always willing to help others. She was athletic and a champion swimmer. A self-taught Yoga Practitioner well before Yoga became mainstream. Mary opened her own Yoga studio late in life when she was in her 60s, she was always inviting friends and family to her house for Yoga sessions. She could do headstands until she was 87. She was very inspiring and encouraging to others. She was always a doer and very versatile. Even before she took up Yoga she liked to read about health, vitamins and how the body worked, constantly learning and trying out new remedies. She also taught Yoga at Trenton State and Georgian Court Colleges, New Jersey, for many years. Like most Gibraltarians, her home was always open to people in need, she used to say mi casa es su casa. Mary never forgot her Gibraltarian heritage, always talking about calentita in addition to other local recipes and customs she had learned from her mother. She visited Gibraltar in the 70s and 80s, made some good friends down Main Street and became a proud registered Gibraltarian at the age of 74. Mary passed away peacefully in the company of her daughter Marie. Marie lived and worked in Gibraltar for a number of years at the ICC Toyland Store/Casemate's selling soft toys. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Beverly Joseph McLaughlin, in 1955 and a son, Beverly Joseph McLaughlin Jr. Surviving are two daughters, Irene Fritsky and her husband Robert and Marie A. Ullger and her husband Lionel: a son, Thomas McLaughlin and his wife Sherry: 12 grandchildren and 4 g-grandchildren.

Date April 14th 2006
Name: Victoria Cox
E-Mail: vix.cox@gmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: London, UK
Comments: I have always been told that their is Spanish blood in our family tree and I think I may now have found that link. My GGG Grandmother's birthplace is listed several times in censuses as Straits of Gibraltar and once as Kell Ship, Warpike. She was born in about 1811 and then married Reubin Fleetwood in Brentford, Middlesex. If anyone can help, I would be very grateful.

Date April 12th 2006
Name: Debbie
E-Mail: howse@caboolture.hotkey.net.au
Homepage URL:
Location: Australia
Comments: Hi I am trying to find the family of Sophia Fursman. According to census information Sophia Fursman was born about 1823 in Gibraltar. I do not know whether she grew up there but her husband Frederick Crossland of the 46th regiment was stationed there in 1837. I have no record of a marriage but they next appear as a married couple in Barbadoes in 1844. Any help or hints to further research on this topic gladly accepted.

Date April 4th 2006
Name: karen (appleyard)
E-Mail: fieldcas@fsmail.net
Homepage URL:
Location: N Yorks
Comments: Researching my Appleyard familytree. Thomas Appleyard married (Hull 1828)Mary Hunter born Gibraltar around 1814. I would be grateful if anyone has any more information about either.

Date March 28th 2006
Name: Lionel
E-Mail: lionel
Homepage URL: Useful Addresses, Phone#, Fax#, Gibraltar Yellow/White Pages
Location: USA
Comments:

Date March 27th 2006
Name: Eileen
E-Mail: behackett@snet.net
Homepage URL:
Location: USA
Comments: Looking for any info on Sarah Ann Baggett born on Gibraltar in 1861. Her father received a land grant that brought his family to Newfoundland or Nova Scotia. Family lore has it that this grant was due to some battle he fought bravely in. I've no idea of his name and would like to know how to find a birth certificate for Sarah who was my husband's ggrandmother and thus trace the family roots back to England or Ireland as the case may be. Thanks for providing this site as any Gibraltar info seems tricky to get at best.

Date March 25th 2006
Name: Graham Marston
E-Mail: gfmarston@btopenworld.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Coventry U.K.
Comments: I would like help to find my grandfathers buriel site in Gibraltar. He was in the AOC when he died on the road to the Military Hospital,23 June 1907, he was 32 at the time of death. As it will soon be 100 years since his death I would like to visit his grave. Graham

Date March 20th 2006
Name: Michelle Gemmell
E-Mail: michelle_gemmell@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Livingston, Scotland
Comments: I am researching my mother's family tree (SEGUI from Prince Edward's Road, Gibraltar). I am in touch with many of my relations still living on the Rock but am looking for information on my grandparents: Amelia AVELLANO, born 1884 in Gib and Antonio SEGUI (also born 1884 in Gib). Would love to hear from anyone wanting to share information!

Date March 19th 2006
Name: John Orchard
E-Mail: johnorchard35@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Kent, England
Comments: Hi, are their any websites where you can view Gibraltar census/birth records? My Grandmother Emma Brown was born in the castle at Gibraltar in 1895. Her parents Edward Brown (Royal Artillery) and Maria Del Carman Valero (born in Gibraltar) were married there. They came back to UK in 1900 but not sure when EB was posted presume after 1880. Many Thanks

Date March 19th 2006
Name: Dennis
E-Mail: ande@east20.fsworld.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: Birmingham , England
Comments: I am trying to find any information about Samuel Smith born c1849.On the 1891 census it states "born aboard ship entering Gibraltar" on the 1871 british census it states "in the straits of Gibraltar" and on the 1901 census it just says "Gibraltar" We know he married a Birmingham (England)girl named Mary Lucas when & where we don't know. Their first born that we know about is a son named Walter William born 1881 in Birmingham England. Can anyone help, we don't know what sort of ship he was born on.

Date March 14th 2006
Name: Jason Smith
E-Mail: jasonpsmith251@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Devon, England
Comments: Trying to track down a Maria Delore Perodi or Parodi, who married a English soldier called Epsworth in Gibraltar in the mid 1800's. His name was written in the register as Espsworth, by mistake. Can't find any more info. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Date March 10th 2006
Name: Dave Hough
E-Mail: dh007g7015@blueyonder.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: Bristol England
Comments: Looking for any information on a John Barron who died at Gibraltar 1895 in september,buried in Northgate Cemetry I think he was in a hospital there. He was born in Mevagissey, Cornwall, and his age was 24, any help please, from Dave.

Date Feb 26th 2006
Name: Ghislaine Parker
E-Mail: sonblessed@homemail.com.au
Homepage URL:
Location: Australia
Comments: I am trying to find a relative of mine by the name of Roy Plummer. I believe he was born in Brighton England and may still reside there. He was in the British army in 1954 and 1955. He would be between 80 and 85 years of age now I think.

Date Jan 30th 2006
Name: Patricia
E-Mail: sreapsise316@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Southampton, Hant, England
Comments: I am trying to locate any family of the late rosa (botiche) and Joseph Carpenter. Rosa(my grandmother) was born in Algeciras. They lived in Lyumington Hants England. My father was their 2nd.youngest son James(Jaimie).I hope someone will be able to help me with finding my family who I believe are living in or near Castle Steps Gibraltar.

Date Jan 30th 2006
Name: Graham Jansen
E-Mail: gray912@tiscali.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Information sought regarding the ROCCA family of Gibraltar. Antonio Rocca (d. 21/03/1950 Gibraltar, aged 34 yrs) was married to Maria De La Conception SALTARICHE (d, 24/01/2003 Lambeth, London).

Date Jan 29th 2006
Name: David Kenny
E-Mail: dakenny@ozemail.com.au
Homepage URL:
Location: Sydney, Australia
Comments: Hi, Looking to contact Nicholas Schofield Sugden, however the Email address in his post from 2003 is no longer valid... My family linked into the Sudgens in Canada, and would be interested in Exchange of information. Regards David

Date Jan 25th 2006
Name: Richard Baron
E-Mail: Pendragon_@Hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: London, UK
Comments: I am trying to trace the birth of William BARON, born sometime from 1827 to 1829 in Gibraltar to James Baron and Margaret MURRAY ( married c. 1822). I would be most grateful if anyone can help. I am quite sure that they were not in Gibraltar as part of the Forces, and were in England, Blackburn, Lancashire for the birth of John Baron in 1823 and Thomas Ashton Baron in 1830.

Date Jan 5th 2006
Name: Paul Costen
E-Mail: paul.costen@blueyonder.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: Rochester, Kent, UK
Comments: I am trying to trace my family tree and have found that my great grandmother was born in 1867 in Gibraltar. Her name was Elizabeth Nixon and eventually came to the uk and inturn died in 1953 in Rochester, kent. If anyone could shed any light at all on my great grandmother or relations I would be very Grateful. Regards, Paul Costen

Date Dec 9th 2005
Name: jim tyler
E-Mail: jjimtee@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Looking for information on Caroline Collins born Gibraltar 1844 also her daughter Mary born Gibraltar 1864.Caroline later married Alfred Tyler and Mary took his name although she may have been born with a different surname.

Date Dec 8th 2005
Name: Jo Parry
E-Mail: jvparry2003@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: Cornwall England
Comments: Hi, I am researching my mother's side of my family tree (Miller). My great grandfather Charles Miller was born in Gibraltar in Jan 1851. His father was listed as a convent guard. I would be delighted if anyone would be able to help me find out more about this side of my family and their reasons for being in Gibraltar. Here's hoping, Jo.

Date Nov 18th 2005
Name: Dave Hough
E-Mail: dh007g7015@blueyonder.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: Bristol England
Comments: Looking for any information about John Barron who died at Gibraltar September 29th 1895,he was a shps carpenter in 1891, any help would be great, from Dave Hough.

Date Nov 16th 2005
Name: Dave Hough
E-Mail: dh007g7015@blueyonder.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: Bristol England
Comments: Looking for my relation John Barron,on his fathers tombstone in Mevagissey cornwall it says also,John Barron who died at Gibraltar 29th September 1895. Any help would be brilliant,thanks from Dave.

Date Nov 13th 2005
Name: Val Barham
E-Mail: val@barham62.fsnet.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: England UK
Comments: I have posted on here before ,without any luck but i keep my fingers crossed this time.I Have been trying to trace Edwin Hawke born Gibraltar 1818,since researching i have found a Martha Hawke born there in 1825 and think this could be a relative,can any kind person thow any light please. Regards Val

Date Oct 23rd 2005
Name: Joanna Romero Smith
E-Mail: thesmiffs@ntlworld.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Cambridge, UK
Comments: I am a Gibraltarian living in the UK for many years and would like to find out about my family tree i.e. going back from my maternal grandparents first. It seems that the civil register dating back to 1848 is stored on micro-film so I would be unable to look at it. Is there any other way of doing it?

Date Oct 21st 2005
Name: Larry Smith
E-Mail: digemup315@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: New York, USA
Comments: Looking for birth record for my 2 x Great grandfather, John Russell. he was born between 1864 & 1866 in Gibraltar. His parents were Michael Russell and Margaret Ryan. He had a sister, Mary Josephine, born in 1863 in Ireland. Any info. a big help. Thanks.

Date Oct 21st 2005
Name: Janet Hulatt
E-Mail: janetsonia.hulatt@ntlworld.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Bedford, England
Comments: I am looking for information with regards to the surname of Fiol in Gibrlatar. My Grandfather on my Mother's side is Fiol, and I am aware of a Cousin with this surname. However, I am looking further back in history as to where the name came from etc. Any body able to provide any such inforamtion? Many thanks

Date Sept 25th 2005
Name: Neville Tyler
E-Mail: neville.tyler@virgin.net
Homepage URL:
Location: Staffordshire, UK
Comments: I would welcome contact from any researchers resident or frequenting Gibraltar.

Date Sept 15th 2005
Name: Margaret Strand
E-Mail: magineli@online.no
Homepage URL:
Location: Moss, Norway
Comments: William FORBES born Scotland abt. 1858, married in Gibraltar 15th June 1881, had 2 sons John Joseph + William Kenneth, died before 1903. At his marriage he was a private in the 19th regiment, South Bks. Would appreciate information about his death or his Scottish roots; or advice on where I can find information about his military service, other sources. I find several possible births in Scotland but no proof of identity. Greetings from Norway.

Date July 25th 2005
Name: Rick Murran
E-Mail: rick_murran77@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: We are trying to trace the family history of my wifes Grandfather. Wilfred Humphfrey Mosley was born in Gibraltar in c 1882. If anybody can assist in researching this person we would be grateful. R&S Murran

Date July 23rd 2005
Name: Ron Niven
E-Mail: ronaldniven@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Montreal, Canada
Comments: I have been at this for some time now and lately found out that I had a relative that was born around 1790 in Gibraltar. I was wondering if anyone could send me the names of some good sites concerning Gibraltar genealogy, and where I might be able to find out about birth records etc. My relative's name was Isaac Simpkins and I suspect that his father may have been in the British military. Isaac ends up in Scotland 31 years later. Thanks

Date July 18th 2005
Name: Alan Gorry
E-Mail: alan@alangorry.wanadoo.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: Coventry UK
Comments: My maternal greatgrandmother,Annie Derbyshire, was born in Gibraltar in about 1858 to mother, name unknown, and father James Derbyshire. She married Thomas Wall sometime between 1881 and 1884 (I think) and had two children by him, both born in Liverpool: John about 1881. and Alice about 1884. I, with the help of the GRO(overseas department)in the UK and the CSRO in Gibraltar, have been unable to find a birth certificate for Annie, and I have not,therefore, been able to establish her mum's name. Similarly, the UK BMD indexes have not thrown up a pairing of Annie Derbyshire and Thomas Wall in the period 1880-1890 - so which of the hundreds of Thomas Walls out there was my greatgrandfather? Does any one out there have any leads which might help me get over my Derbyshire/Wall brickwalls?

Date July 18th 2005
Name: Del Prado
E-Mail: tislis@bigpond.net.au
Homepage URL:
Location: Sydney NSW AUSTRALIA
Comments: The 48th Regiment on Foot was involved in the Peninsula Wars. By 1817 it had been transferred to the Colony of New South Wales. The Quarter-Master was Joshua Stubbs. His servant was Manuel Delprado, my great-great-great-great grandfather. He was born in Spain, possibly around 1792. He stayed in NSW and married Ellen Casey. They had lots of children, who in turn had children and I am a descendent. I would love to found out where he was actually born, and who he descends from. Also, there are quite a few cousins who are eagerly waiting news too right across Australia, from Perth to Sydney. Many thanks in anticipation. We have our Australian family tree structure, with entries in all generations, of course there are some gaps within each, but we can get back as far as Manuel. He could be Manuel Calveche Del Prado, but not sure. CAN YOU HELP, please contact us.

Date July 13th 2005
Name: Roy Stewart
E-Mail: roystewart16@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Dartford UK
Comments: I am trying to find details of my father's birth and his father that died 2years later. My fathers name was Frederick Charles Colby Denham Stewart. born 18th June 1907, I understand that his father was a sergeant but don't know what regiment. I know that he had a military funeral in Gibralter. I hope that you can help. Many thanks Roy Stewart

Date June 22nd 2005
Name: Aaron Sanz
E-Mail: aissanz@yahoo.ca
Homepage URL:
Location: Toronto Canada
Comments: I am just starting this amazing quest to trace back through my family tree. My fathers name is Charles Sanz (Teacher), his fathers name was Rogelio or Roque Sanz. My mothers name is Mariluz Sanz (nee Martin) (always closely linked to the Girl Guides & Legion of Mary), and her fathers name was Robert Martin , my grandmothers name was Celia Candeas. If any one has any ifo to help me start of guide me on where to start ??. Kind Regards, Aaron Sanz.

Date June 19th 2005
Name: jim tyler
E-Mail: jjimtee@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: England
Comments: Looking for information about a family surname collins living in gibralter 1860 - 1864.Specifically Caroline Collins who married Alfred Tyler my great grandfather.

Date June 19th 2005
Name: Paul Martinez
E-Mail: paul.martinez@btinternet.com
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: I am looking for the origins of my branch of the Martinez family in Gibraltar. So far I have discovered that my paternal Grandfather, Abelardo Martinez, was born in Gibraltar on 20 September 1889; his father Juan Martinez, also a native of Gibraltar, was a policeman and was married to Dolores Herrera of San Roque and died in Gibraltar on 17 March 1917. His grandparents were Manuel Martinez who was married to Maria del Carmen Macias. I visited Gibraltar last year for the first time in 40 years (I was born and live in London) and met Fred Ryan of the cemetary who was extremely helpful. However, I was unable to do the necessary research at the Cathedral, (I was able to establish that Juan does not have a birth certificate but may have a baptismal record). If anybody has done some research that could help me further I would be very grateful.

Date June 18th 2005
Name: Herminia M Day
E-Mail: herminiamday@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Spain
Comments: Looking for the Wall family based in Gibraltar or La linea around 1921

Date June 13th 2005
Name: jo vrachnas
E-Mail: jovrac@yahoo.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Australia
Comments: Searching family tree. William Baker born Gibraltar born 16.1.1817. Any way I can get more information?

Date June 8th 2005
Name: Jean Sparks
E-Mail: jeantill@tpg.com.au
Homepage URL:
Location: Australia
Comments: Looking for info on John Henry Hearson 1850s described as Warden.

Date April 23th 2005
Name: Alvin Slack
E-Mail: modlack@ntlworld.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Lincolnshire England
Comments: Hi Lionel, I wondered if there are any genealogy research services in Gibraltar or any other sources of help I have recently sent email to Kings Chapel chaplaincy but not recieved a reply yet. Im looking to have birth ,marriage and deaths records if they exist, searched from around 1790 to 1820 at the chapel for my ancestor Edward Storr and family when he was possibly in the army(maybe in 63rd Regiment of Foot).His son William gives his place of birth as Gibraltar Spain on UK census Edwards wife gives place of birth as Scotland and I have only the one child William as yet so I am trying to get a search to cover all the possibilities. Ive not seen any services detailed for this sort of research so would be pleased if you could offer any advice. Regards, Alvin Slack

Date April 16th 2005
Name: Garry Morton
E-Mail: garry.morton@hmps.gsi.gov.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Prison history: I am currently trying to research the history of HM Prison Service Gibraltar as I am writing a book on the history of the British Crown Prison Services. Can I ask, if any readers have any information, stories or articles of history relating to the Gibraltar prison and its staff? I am in contact with staff at HMP Gibraltar who have helped me, but anything would benefit my research.

Date April 13th 2005
Name: David Hope
E-Mail: david@basil2.fsnet.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: England
Comments: Has anyone got any information on a relation of ours, Lt. Edward Martin, who died @ Gibraltar during 1802, unfortunately this is the only information I have

Date April 8th 2005
Name: Hans Kronouer
E-Mail: kronouer@optusnet.com.au
Homepage URL:
Location: Australia
Comments: Searching for information on the families Eschauzier and Terry, who resided in Gibraltar during the 19th century. All information most welcome. Many thanks, Hans Kronouer

Date March 18th 2005
Name: Edward Thomas
E-Mail: xabbar@candw.ag
Homepage URL:
Location: Antigua, Caribbean
Comments: My grandfather was Scottish and moved to Gibraltar in the late 1800's. His surname was McCoubrey. My mother (Sarah) was born in Gibraltar and left at the age of 13 to emigrate to Argentina with her mother and siblings (her father had already died). If there is anyone who can give me information of where I can find information on possible family members that still remain in Gibraltar I would appreciate it. Many thanks, Edward Oliver Thomas

Date March 15th 2005
Name: Damian Asquez
E-Mail: damianasquez@msn.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Gibraltar
Comments: I am trying to find the origins of the Asquez surname. I have been able to identify an Emmanuel Asquez as the first born Asquez in Gibraltar. However, I have not been able to trace the birth place of his parents (Father: Francisco Asquez, Mother Catherina/Catalina Sanchez) or any of his siblings (if any). Is there anyone out there that can help? I am also interested in hearing from other people with the Asquez surname who live outside Gibraltar.

Follow-up: March 16th 2005.

Hi Lionel, Fay Napoli is working on my family tree (Asquez surname). The first born Asquez in Gibraltar was an Emmanuel Asquez in 1826 however, this was confirmned by his marriage certificate rather than birth details (no record of an Asquez being born in the 1820's). Therefore I still don't know where my ancestors came from. It looks as if more research needs to be done and I was wondering whether you would be kind enough to suggest someone or somewhere I can turn to help me with this quest. I have other infomation regarding this first Asquez which may or may not build up a picture. Would be grateful if I could hear from you. Thanks Damian Asquez.

Date March 9th 2005
Name: Morley and Applewhite
E-Mail: keith@morleyonline.net
Homepage URL:
Location:
Comments: Does anyone know where I can find the records for 'dockings' and 'sailings' of ships to and from Gibraltar from December 1943 to February 1944. I am trying to trace information on my father and an American airman who reached Gibraltar via a ship carrying oranges from Seville to Gibraltar. This was the final leg of their escape through Belgium, France and Spain, following their 2 respective aircraft being shot down. Hoping someone out there can help.

Date March 8th 2005
Name: Sonia McKay
E-Mail: sonia@gibraltarian.net
Homepage URL:
Location: Gibraltar
Comments: I'm carrying out some research to build my family tree and wonder whether anyone out there can help me to find out when and who brought the "McKay" family into Gibraltar. Many thanks!!

Date Feb 20th 2005
Name: Anna
E-Mail: donaldwilliams@verizon.net
Homepage URL:
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Comments: I'm searching for information about Oxborough and Smith families in Gibraltar. My grandmother, Alice Jane Smith, married Basil Martinez, and emigrated to America with their four young children in 1907. .Her mother's second marriage was to William Oxborough, who was provost marshal in gibraltar. She had half- brothers whose names and dates of death are written in her family's bible.

don-williams@verizon.net Researching martinez, smith, delara, and oxborough genealogy in gibraltar. Alice Smith m. Basil Martinez, son of Captain Juan Martinez and Maria deLara. They and their four children emigrated to America in 1907.Alice was daughter of Susanna Smith and stepdaughter of William Oxborough, provost marshall of Gibraltar.


Date Feb 13th 2005
Name: James McDowall
E-Mail: jwmcd@blueyonder.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: Devon, England
Comments: Family tradition has it that a chess set I now possess was given by the people of Gibraltar to my 3rd great grandfather, a judge in Gibraltar, on his retirement. Surname Toye, I believe his Christian name was William. His son, Joseph Theophilus Toye was born in Gibraltar in 1808 and became vicar of St Davids in Exeter. Can anyone give me a lead to official records that would confirm that William was a judge, and when? It would be interesting to know where he came from, as well.

Date Feb 8th 2005
Name: Ellen Yessis
E-Mail: myessis@golden.net
Homepage URL:
Location: Kitchener, ON, Canada
Comments: My grandfather was regimental sergeant-shoemaker of the 2nd Lincolnshire Regiment in 1913. Are there regiment records somewhere to be seen. My mother was born in Gibraltar in 1913. I would like to visit the South Barracks Chapel if it is still there. Her sister died on the Rock. I would like a list of cemeteries if possible. She was Nancy Hudson, died in April 1913. They left in 1914 for Bermuda. Are there ship records of departures? Thank you. Ellen Yessis

Date Jan 27th 2005
Name: Linda
E-Mail: lindamsmith@ozemail.com.au
Homepage URL:
Location: Australia
Comments: My ancestor J Kellam was a band master (poss 47th Regiment). He married a Spanish woman Sophia Gomez in June 1836 (King's Chapel). They had two daughters before Jas died in 1840 of a burst blood vessel. Sophia remarried another military man in 1844 before going to England/Ireland and then Western Australia where she died in 1852. Sophia was apparently sent to Gibraltar for her safety after her father J Gomez was assassinated in Madrid aft 1818. Any information on the Gomez connection would be appreciated.

Date Jan 21st 2005
Name: Hector Barea
E-Mail: enjoylife@paradise.net.nz
Homepage URL:
Location: New Zealand
Comments: I have just started looking at Genealogy sites related to Gibraltarians, and I'd appreciate any help or comments that might help me look into my family history.

Date Jan 18th 2005
Name: Roberta O'Brien
E-Mail: obrienr@idirect.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Toronto, Canada
Comments: Looking for George PRESCOTT m. Phoebe Elizabeth NAYLOR 1828 Wakefield, Yorkshire, England. Son John Eustace PRESCOTT bap. 1832 Wakefield. According to family notes, George & Phoebe also had a daughter named Adelaide (?). According to a John Eustace bio, he was "the eldest son of George of Gibraltar" Are there any records of this family in Gibraltar?

Date Jan 09th 2005
Name: Morgan
E-Mail: neil.handy@bt.com
Homepage URL:
Location: United Kingdom
Comments: I am looking for information regarding William Charles (or James) Brunt, married to Sarah Langtry. Had various children including Amy, May, Beatrice and John. Sarah remarried and became Sarah Hodge. The family were located in gibraltar around William's death in approximately 1905. It is thought that Sarah (and may be William) were of gibraltise birth. Any information would be very useful.

Date Nov 16th 2004
Name: LANDRU Philippe
E-Mail: philandru@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Paris,France
Comments: Hi, I search about my ancestor : Sebastien ROBATA (or ROBATO, RUMBADO ?), died in Gibraltar in 1828, october 31. thank you very much for your help LANDRU Philippe 76 rue Beaubourg 75003 PARIS

Date Oct 16th 2004
Name: val barham
E-Mail: email
Homepage URL:
Location: England
Comments: I am trying to find the birth of my great grandfather Edwin Hawke who was born in Gibraltar in C1818 he was a British subject so I think that his father was proberbly in the military. If any one has any idea how I can go about finding his birth please e-mail me at val@barham62.fsnet.co.uk. I would be gratefull for the least little bit anyone can tell me.

Date Sept 23rd 2004
Name: P. Bennett
E-Mail: pjb.bennett@virgin.net
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: My great grandfather Joseph Bennett appears on the 1881 UK census as being born in Landport, Portsmouth, and on the 1901 UK census as being born in Gibraltar! He was born in 1822/3, but I have not been able to locate a birth or christening in UK. Any help os suggestions would be most welcome.

Date Sept 19th 2004
Name: Murray Dobson
E-Mail: dobson_m@optusnet.com.au
Homepage URL:
Location: Australia
Comments: My GGrandmother Elizabeth Hannah was born in Gibraltar in 1822 but I have been unable to locate evidence of her birth. Her father was John William Hannah was described as a Soldier but I ahve no other info on him or the rest of his family. There is a suspicion that he may have come from northern Ireland but no firm evidence. Could anyone tell me what units of the British Army were garrisoned in Gibraltar in 1822? If I have that info I may be able to start tracking him down. Thanks for any info.

Date Aug 26th 2004
Name: Roger Nixon
E-Mail: rogerEnixon@pro-search.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: London UK
Comments: I am resident in London. My ggf Francis(Frank) Nixon married Jane Lancaster nee Suarez b ca 1860-64 in Gibraltar in 1886. He was then with the Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Jane (might also be Jone, Josephina or Josepha)was the widow of a Robert Lancaster, another soldier. Jane gave her father on one record at Peter Suarez and on another as Joseph Suarez. Family legend has it that her grandfather lived just inside one of the gates of Gibraltar. She is believed to have had a sister whose name is not known. There is some suggestion that the family were all baptised in the cathedral at La Linea. I should very pleased to hear from anyone who might recognise these conenctions and will reply to any messages. I believe the name Suarez is not too commonplace in the Gibraltar and La Lina areas. Thanks

Date Aug 12th 2004
Name: Siv Berge Lian
E-Mail: siv.lian@losmail.no
Homepage URL:
Location: Norway
Comments: I am a 48 year old woman from Norway with strong interest in Gibraltar because I might have relatives there. Just listen to this: The brother of my tripple grandfather (I think it`s called), named Torjus Guttormsen Berge, was the oldest son of his parents and was to take over the family farm here in the southern part of Norway. However, he moved to Gibraltar, married and got children. He wrote a letter to his parents in Norway, saying he was so content in this country, he wanted to stay and gave up his claim to the farm. We still have this letter, dated the 14th of February 1805, where he tells that he "has great pleasure of his countrymen" and also that there had been so many sick people that more than 5000 had died. At the time of his letter, he had three girls, named Margrethe Anne, Charlotte and Ema Relica. He undersigns the letter with his name and "Commissioner in Gibraltar". If he had not given up his farm to his younger brother, the destiny of many people would have been different. The situation for me, is that I am the first female inheritant to this little farm. I would be very much obliged if someone could help me to find out whether some of your Gibraltar inhabitants might be related to me? Or maybe give me an address where to ask.

Yours sincerely Siv Berge Lian Hannevik Terrasse 54 4613 Kristiansand Norway.

Hi Siv,

Thanks for the contribution. I have never come across the name "Guttormsen Berge" however, there is a name that might be of interest to you and that is "Borge.? The name Berge might have been corrupted over the years to Borge, who knows? I hope this lead will get you started with your adventure in Gibraltar Genealogy. If you search this site you will find many other links to Gibraltar Genealogy related sites that might be of help. Happy Hunting.

Lionel


Date Aug 10th 2004
Name: Denise Page
E-Mail: pagedj@bigpond.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Australia
Comments: Reuben George Walker served in military was released around 1855 I think in the 92nd. he was illigetimite son of james Brooke (rajah) I believe he married Elizabeth? and they had son Reuben george brooke 1864 ( my grt grt grandfather)any infomation on george walker and elizabeth please,I would appreciate.

Date July 31 2004
Name: Margaret
E-Mail: mer@pacificcoast.net
Homepage URL:
Location: ?
Comments: My gtgt grandfatherwa born in Port Glasgow Renfrew, on his death certificate it mentioned that his father was a seaman in the British Navy (@1800's) Where could I find information about his father while he was in the service?

Date July 31 2004
Name: Ian Wood
E-Mail: iwood@bakertillygibraltar.gi
Homepage URL:
Location: Gibraltar
Comments: As Vice Chairman of the Gibraltar Cricket Association we wonder if there are any Gibraltar born cricket players out there who would like a chance to represent the country in forthcoming International tournaments. Whilst we have a superb development project here in Gibraltar and many indigenous youngsters coming through the ranks we are in need of one or two quality individuals to help us go that extra yard or two! In Europe we are ranked 6th!

Date July 21 2004
Name: Sylvia
E-Mail: sylvialagah@yahoo.com
Homepage URL:
Location: ?
Comments: I'm wondering if Gibraltar was incuded in the 1881 British census as I'm not having much luck finding my family on LDS The trouble is they were probably only in Gibraltar for a short time with the regiment,possibly the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders..not sure. I know that one of the children was born in Gibraltar in 1881 The family was Henry Wilson b1844, Lancashire Mary Ann Wilson(nee Townsend) b 1854,Scotland (married 1870, India) Children: Harriet b 1875, Aden, Yemen Francis, b 1881 Gibraltar Any help would really be appreciated regards, Sylvia

Date July 20 2004
Name: ROBERT ASTLE
E-Mail: rwastle@juno.com
Homepage URL:
Location: ?
Comments: Hello: I am researching my g.g.grandfather JOSEPH ASTLE. Acording to Admirality records (Adm. 171/1) Joseph answered roll call on the HMS Victory on 21 Oct. 1805. Strangely, his "Quality or Rating at the time of the Battle" is listed as "not found". My question is, could he have been garrisoned at Gibraltar? I understand that Victory stopped both going to and returning from the Battle of Trafalgar. That would explain why his name appears only for that "single" roll call. Forty-two years later, he applied for and received the Trafalgar "clasp" while he lived in Canada. Could he have been sent to the Victory from the prison as some type of working convict? Thank you!

Date July 3rd 2004
Name: Nikki Collman
E-Mail: nmcollman@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Any Information on the Botiche Family. Have been in particular searching for information on Herminia Botiche, who was born in Gibraltar in 1878, her fathers name was Eusebio Botiche and mother was called Rosa Milan Botiche. Eusebio was a captain of a steamship and died from an explosion on board. Herminia left Gibraltar in the early 1900's and came to the UK. We understand she joined the nursing profession and possibly served in WW1. Her letters stopped being sent to Gibraltar around this time. It would be very much appreciated if anyone could give me advise on where to look.

Date May 18 2004
Name: Anne MacGregor
E-Mail: info@moondancefilms.com
Homepage URL:
Location: ?
Comments: Hello! I am looking for images of Horatio Jones Sprague (1823 - 1901) who was the US Consul in the 1870s until his death. I am also seeking an image of Sir Frederick Solly Flood who was the Attorney General of Gibraltar from 1872 - 1877. I am interested in hearing from anyone who has images of these men, can suggest where I may direct my enquiries, or has contact details for their descendants. Thank you for any assistance you may be able to provide.

Date March 23rd 2004
Name: Kari Montagriff
E-Mail: karigreg@pagosa.net
Homepage URL:
Location: USA
Comments: Searching for information on Montegriffo families in Gibraltar. Frank Montegriffo born in Gibraltar abt. 1847 married Isabel Valades from Gaucin, Malaga Spain at Cathedral of St. Mary the Crowned on 16 Oct 1867. They came to the United States in May 1869. Parents of Frank Montegriffo were Josephus (Jose) Montegriffo and Maria Risso. I would like to correspond with anyone interested in the Montegriffo family line.

Date March 13th 2004
Name: Noreen Oliver
E-Mail:
Homepage URL:
Location: ?
Comments: Wrote to Maureen Newman as she listed a message on 2 Aug 2002 which is of great interest but have not had a reply. I wonder if any one else could help, please? "I have just read your message about Robert Wearing, merchant of Gibraltar.... I was browsing the site because an ancestor of mine died in Gibraltar and we have not been able to find out exact when he died so I thought if I looked at a Gibraltar site I might get some clues. However you mentioned a Christopher Hammond Wearing; he is related by marriage to the family I am researching so I hope you will not mind if I contact you in case you have come across my ancestor or could shed any light on his fate. David Galbreath , merchant of New York and Islington, London was a son of Thomas Galbreath , merchant of Islington by his probable first marriage ( We think he may have been married before that ). Thomas had married secondly on 2 February 1794 at St Mary, Reading, Berkshire, an Elizabeth Augusta Crawford. Their daughter, Augusta, bap. 26 July 1795 in Islington married C H Wearing on 11 July 1816 at St Clements Dane, London. Augusta was therefore a half-sister to David. David Galbreath was in Gibraltar on business in late 1811; we think at that time he was acting as an agent for another company. From 1794 he had been listed in directories as a merchant in the City of London but we think he may have had a change in his circumstances about 1810. He died in Gibraltar after 6 January 1812 and before 12 February 1812. He had caught a chill on arrival in Gibraltar in December due to unseasonal rainy weather. Ref letter from DG to his son John, 6 January 1812. He was buried in the Burying grounds within the the walls of the town at South Port, Gibraltar. Ref letter from David Johnston of Archbold and Johnston to James Dunsmore of Lothbury Street, London, 10 February 1812. Permission had to be procured for the burial to take place. The Gibraltar archivist searched his records for me but was unable to find a record of the burial and the cemetery no longer exists. David had been ill long enough that David Johnston had previously written to Dunsmore about him. David had made a recovery of sorts but had then become seriously ill - attended by Dr Fraser - water in the stomach and then on his lungs and had died after 2 days. Johnston had been very attentive and appeared to have made the arrangements for the funeral. Johnston hopes that Gray and Co will look after David's family. David did not speak of his own matters except for concern for his family and that there was money owing to him for the sale of some shirts. Johnston said he would deal with that and wrote to John on 11 April 1812 and enclosed a cheque for ?30..1s..9d. So we think Gray and Co were the firm David was working for. If your researches in Islington have thrown up anything that might be helpful to me I would be very grateful to hear from you. Thomas Galbreath's firm was at one time called Galbreath and Hendeson and there were trading connections with Scotland - Glasgow and family connections with Paisley." With best wishes Noreen Oliver

Date Feb 25th 2004
Name: Anna Booth
E-Mail: anna.booth@aph.gov.au
Homepage URL:
Location: Australia
Comments: I am reading the diary of a lady who visited Gibraltar in August 1937 (on board the Ormonde). She became friends with a grandmother and baby. The grandmother was taking the baby to visit the father who was a senior officer in the military. The baby's mother had died. Would there be any way of finding out the names of these people? The diary entry about them is delightful. Could someone also tell me what 'Four Corners' is? Anna Australia

Reply

The Four Corners is what is known today as the Frontier or the area within the vicinity of the frontier. The Royal Air Force Officers Quarters is located only yards away from the border with Spain also known as Four Corners. I hope this might help solve the puzzle!

Lionel


Date Feb 24th 2004
Name: Melvyn
E-Mail: melvynhore@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: England
Comments: My Gt. Grandfather Enos Walter HORE was an asst warder convict estab't 1870 -1875 the children born to Enos and his wife Priscilla (nee HALL) had their births and baptisms recorded in Army returns records Gibraltar I obtained the copies from the ONS at Southport, England. The baptisms were performed by Henry Sidebotham, Cannon of gibraltar, Chaplain of convict mission.Does anyone have information on convict mission?

Date Feb 14th 2004
Name: Christian Fizet
E-Mail: Anitachrisfizz@numericable.fr
Homepage URL:
Location: France
Comments: Hi, I have an ancestor, Mr Emmanuel, Menahem Nahon who is born in Gibraltar the 17th july 1814. He were interpreter in the french army in Algeria in 1830 and became vice-consul of France in Tetuan. I have some papers about him and I search informations on his family. Sincerely, Christian Fizet Lyon, France

Date Feb 12 2004
Name: Kevin
E-Mail: malcostream@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: http://www.scotskirkgibraltar.com
Location: Gibraltar
Comments: Wonder if you would be interested in adding a link to the new church of Scotland (Gibraltar) site which includes information on purchasing a cd rom with its marriage etc records.

Date Jan 4th 2004
Name: Dorothy May
E-Mail: johnthebutch @hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: ?
Comments: I am trying to find any imformation about my GGGrandfather William Oxborough died 1849 buried in Witham Cemetery Gibraltar.He was a Provost Marshall.His Wife is buried in North Front Cemetery Gibraltar died25-5-1864 her name is Susannah Oxborough.There are two others buried in North Front Cemetery not sure if they are there sons William Oxborough died 11-5-1864 age 31 years and Henry Oxborough died 13-8-1867 age 51years

Date Jan 4th 2004
Name: penny
E-Mail: pennyt_1999@yahoo.com.au
Homepage URL:
Location: Australia
Comments: Researching family in Gibraltar. Could someone please tell me the cost of "copies of Certificates (birth/marriage/death)" from the Civil Registry? Thanks.

Date Dec 18th 2003
Name: Tom Brown
E-Mail: tbrown@rimes.org
Homepage URL:
Location: USA
Comments: Ill email Pauldirectly, as he may be my cousin. My Grandfather, Eleuterio Coll Vincent Hernandez came from Gibraltor, but I do not know where or when. He had several wives and lived in Boston (Dorchester) when I knew him. He completed the Boston Marathon and was an Artist. He painted teh raised gold leaf lettering on the Boston Fire Department Trucks for years. He was a devout Catholic and personal friend of Cardinal Richard Cushing Of Boston. Please email me at tbrown@rimes.org if you have any light to shed. My mother, Mary Hernandez was his daughter. She had brothers Oliver and ?? (last known in PLymouth MA), and sisters Eleanor and Mildred

Date Nov 28th 2003
Name: Brian
E-Mail: brian.wilkie3@btopenworld.com
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Looking for information on albert wilkie D.O.B 1914/15 came to england in 1920/25 his father was william christopher wilkie.

Date Nov 7th 2003
Name: Nicholas Schofield Sugden
E-Mail: Need new email address
Homepage URL:
Location: ?
Comments: I am looking for records to do with my ancestors who lived in Gibraltar. They were a Military Family, and the legend is my great grandfather Selwyn Schofield Sugden the First was either the Governor of Gibraltar or Governor of a Penal Colony in Gibraltar. I am looking for material that would have records of his employment or what ever. There must be documentation of this stuff especially if he was governor of all of Gibraltar. I want to look into it just in case its true. Do you know of any books about the Governors of gibraltar and the penal colony are they the same thing. He would have been the governor at some time between 1827 and 1880. Thank you, Nicholas
Reply Date: Nov 13th 2003
Response from Nicholas: Dear Lionel, Hi How are you doing? Thanks for the reply. I think its really great that this service is starting up. I have high hopes and pray that I can find out what happenred to my ancestors in Gibraltar. I have found Sugden incidents there back into the 1700's. I don't know if they are all related but suspect they were. My Great Great Grandfather Selwyn Schofield Sugden the First was the Governor of a Penal Colony in Gibraltar in the mid 1800's. I would like to find out all that I can about the penal coloies in Gibraltar but can't find anything. What I believe went on is that convicts were transported by the Navy to Gibraltar on the way to Australia and other places, and that the penal colonies were run by the Navy. The legend is that the family were a Naval Family going way back. Sel#1's son Selwyn Schofield Sugden the Second, born 1836in Cornwall, England, was partially brought up at "the Rock". He became a Captain in the R.N. and his sons and many other descendants to this day are still in the Navy - U.K., U.S., and Canadian. The family are said to descend from the Earls of Orford, and were of a Class just below Nobility. The parents of Sel I are in the "Pallots Marriage Index", which is related for people with status. I have found family records for incidents in England until immigration to Canada in 1906. There is a big gap from 1849 to 1870. 20 Years, eh. I suspect that a lot happened in those twenty years in my great grand fathers emmidiate family and that cousins and siblings stayed and that there was a prior history of the extended Sugden family there. Maybe some are still there? If you could help point me in the right direction on any of these concerns I'd be very grateful. I am especially interested in B.M.D.records,and Naval Records. The biggest idea I got is that there may be some Library or Museum in Gibraltar with photos, portraits, and documents relating to Sel I's work as Governor of the Penal Colony. Thanks for working on this service! Yours, Nicholas L. Schofield Sugden

Date Oct 24th 2003
Name: David Douglas
E-Mail: ddouglas@wanadoo.dk
Homepage URL:
Location: North Jutland, Denmark.
Comments: My great-great grandparents lived in Gibraltar from 1873 to 1880. James Rennie was born in Dundee, Scotland in 1840; while stationed in Bermuda as a sapper in the Royal Engineers he married (without leave of his commanding officer) Harriet Seon Outerbridge, a coloured woman born 1835 in Bermuda. They were immediately sent to Gibraltar, where Jessie Ross Rennie, Annie Rennie and David Ross Rennie were born in 1873,76 and 78, respectively. On 1st September 1875, he survived a gunpowder explosion at Calfe Battery. According to the family story, he was smoking while on sentry duty. His eyesight was damaged, which eventually led to his discharge in 1884. He was quite a character; according to his military record (1865-84) he spent much of his career in military prison. If anyone has any ideas about how I might find further information (maybe newspaper articles about the explosion), I'd be most grateful. best wishes, David Douglas, North Jutland, Denmark.

Date Oct 17th 2003
Name: Cathrine
E-Mail: cathrine_jonsen@yahoo.no
Homepage URL:
Location: Norway
Comments: Hello, I'm looking for information about the Forbes family and the Ullger family from Gibraltar.

Date Oct 13th 2003
Name: Paul J. Hernandez
E-Mail: Paul821h@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: ?
Comments: Hi, My GGGrandfather Eleuterio Hernandez was born on Gibraltar April 18,1849, one of 13 brothers and sisters, all born on Gibraltar. Jane,Mary,Lupito,Lorenzo,Anthony,Pasquel,Manuel,John and Isidoro,other names have been misplaced but not forgotten. Mother Mary Coll Hernandez daughter of a soldier on Gibraltar. Father Antonio M. Hernandez gardener of Capt. of Port Dept. died July 27, 1887. Mary converted to Catholicism when she married Antonio. Have sent written requests to Catholic church on Gibraltar, and to the Cemetery Keeper also, to no avail. Trying to find Cemetery buried, Church married annd any pert. dates. Any help with this would be appreciated.

Date Oct 11th 2003
Name: Patricia Williamson
E-Mail: PWperfect@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: ?
Comments: My grandfather, Julio Williamson, was born on June 15, 1889 in Gibraltar. His parents were: William Williamson and Mary Cerisola. I would like to trace my family roots. If anyone has any ideas, please notify me. Thank You.

Date Oct 6 2003
Name: Donna Deiss
E-Mail: tanantsrights@sbcglobal.net
Homepage URL:
Location: USA
Comments: HI: I am looking for information and relatives of my great grandparents. My great grandfather, Giacomo Moresco was born in Genoa on 4-9 -1867. My great grandmother Rose Calori was born 4 -1865. Giacomo came to California in 1888 and saved for two years to bring Rose and her first child Mary to America in 1890. My grandmother, Genevieve was born 11-11-1891 and named after Genoa being the firstborn in SF, Calirornia. My great grandparents lived on a farm and could not read and write so when they left their family in Italy, they knew they would never hear from them again. We had a Moresco Family Reunion on 9-15-2001 and celebrated the Italian immigrant spirit. I would love to know more about their lives in Italy and to find any relatives. Rose Calori had a twin that may have died young. There has to be Morescos and Caloris over there. I hope to find info to share with our family.

Date Oct 06 2003
Name: Brian Wilkie
E-Mail: brian.wilkie3@btopenworld.com
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Looking for William Christopher Wilkie merchant seamen my father was Albert Wilkie year of birth 1915/1916 may?

Date Sept 8, 2003
Name: Barbara
E-Mail: donbar@alphalink.com.au
Homepage URL:
Location: Australia
Comments: Tracing parents of ancestor - Frances Castletine,born Gibraltar,Circa 1774. She later married and lived in Kent,England. English census states she was born at Gibraltar. Visited Gibraltar in 1996 but was on a tour so no time for research.

Date Aug 18th 2003
Name: Peter Hendy-Ibbs
E-Mail: peter.hendy-ibbs@ntlworld.com
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Dear Lionel & Marie, Please don't be concerned about answering this email while you're on holiday - I use holidays to get away from work and genealogy. When you have time, though I would welcome your advice on how to find birth and census data in Gibraltar, and tell me wheter any such data are available online. I am looking for a lady called Rica BITTON (or possibly de Bitton) born in Gib around 1885 and in London with her mother Estelle by 1901. She may have had a middle name of Pamelia, though that may have been an affectation. Have the Gibraltar archives been transcribed and made available online? If so I would like to know how I may search them. With many thanks, Peter Hendy-Ibbs

Date Aug 17 2003
Name: Ann-Marie Ell
E-Mail: ann-marie.ell@virgin.net
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Hi my name is Ann-Marie & I live in South Gloucestershire England I am looking for any information regarding my MOON family that lived in Gibraltar from the 1870's onwards Thank you Ann-Marie

Date July 14, 2003
Name: Julia Woolley
E-Mail: jimwar@compuserve.com
Homepage URL: None
Location: UK ?
Comments: My mother Kathleen Woolley aged 42 died in Gibraltar at the Military Hospital in August 1949 wife of Master Gunner J.A.Woolley R.A.1425375 and I am trying to trace where she was buried or cremated or if she was sent home can anyone help or advise me how I can find out.
Hello Lionel Many thanks for the information regarding the tracing of where my mother was buried. I will let you know of the outcome. Once again, many thanks for putting me on the trail. Yours Julia (Woolley)
Date July 09 2003
Name: Marti
E-Mail: url@vilaweb.com
Homepage URL: None
Location: Barcelona
Comments: Lionel,

Thanks for all. Let me ask you some things about Gibraltar Genealogy. I'm looking for information and doing some research on Minorcan families in Gibraltar. Is there any specific resource on Internet about this topic? I'm very interested to track all links between XVIII century Minorca and Gibraltar, and I thought 'The Rock Under a Cloud' book was an excellent starting point on this subject. Could you suggest me any other worth reading book? Thanks a lot and regards,

Martí

Always a pleasure Marti and hope that you enjoy your book. In answer to your question: according to British maritime records the existence of a maritime lane, military and commercial between Minorca, port Mahon and Gibraltar has been in place since 1708. Of course, it was more prevalent during the British occupation of Minorca. The Gibraltarian. The Origin and Development of the Population of Gibraltar from 1704 States that it was during this period that the arrival of most Minorcan artisans occurred. List of inhabitants 1777 taken by General Boyd states as 62 Minorcans among other inhabitants but in addition to this list there are 267 Strangers and 596 Natives. In my opinion, the actual count of Minorcans could have been much higher if we consider unknown numbers of those two groups. It is definitely a guide to go for but like any other official count, there is always room for error. The following is a Minorcan web site submitted by Susan at allgibraltar genealogy. allgibraltar genealogy is a highly recommended site for all those researching Gibraltar. http://olivetreegenealogy.com/ships/toflabalearic.shtml
Good luck and happy hunting.

Lionel


Date July 5 2003
Name: Marjorie Wright
E-Mail: mkbgw@telus.net
Homepage URL: None
Location: ?
Comments: Alfred Francis Giolma born April 1840 Gibraltar---Anglican Church Minister Juan Giolma--Greek Consul at Gibraltar born about 1800 --married Caralina Morello--had 4 children born in Gibraltar- Thomas Quintina --married Justina Candida des Nevess Isabel Maria Eladio Alfred Francis married Elizabeth Francis Buchanan. Rev John Buchanan BA, MA Trinity Dublin Ensign 32 &95 Regiments Gibraltar-- born 1794 Father William Buchanan Mother Dorothea Waruick married Matilda Mary Anne De Bretton 2 children Luisa Matilda--Elizabeth Francis

Date May 19 2003
Name: Elsa Benzaquen
E-Mail: elsabenzaquen@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: None
Location: ?
Comments: huggs lionel - nice web site! I am searching for an uncle, the older brother of my father elias benzaquen (born benzaken). salomon was born in gibralter and moved to morocco around 1920 his name was salomon benzaken, had 3 sisters soledad, coty & cucky, and 2 brothers vidal and my father elias.all were born in gibralter. I have found everybody except salomon and his family. last year I visited gibralter and had very happy moments with my family.I tried morocco and found a claude benzaken - who is not family. many thanks and take care Elsa.

Date May 4th 2003
Name: Doreen
E-Mail: DoreenPumpkin@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: None
Comments: My Gfather served with the Kings Royal Rifles in Gibraltar 1891-1895. His wife Martha Geraldine Dickson had two children Mary Jane born 4/4/1893 and Martha Holmesdale born 5/3/1892. Mother died and one child died 1892. Father was Charles Richard no.3965. Can anyone throw any more light as I have met a brickwall? All or any help gratefully received. Thanks Doreen

Date April 21st 2003
Name: Neville Tyler
E-Mail: neville.tyler@virgin.net
Homepage URL:
Location: None
Comments: Hi, My name is Neville Tyler. My Great Grandfather married Elisa Dolby in Gibraltar in 1863.They were both natives of England, possibly Essex. Walter was first a Police Sergeant and then a Sanitary Inspector. They had 5 children(all born in Gib). Charles, Alfred, Emma, Alice and Herbert Walter Ritchie (my grandfather). In order to get any further with my researches I need to find out where they originally came from and where they returned to in the UK.(my late father seemed to think it was Romford in Essex). Any help or Suggestions would be most appreciated.

Date April 17th 2003
Name: Craig Adamberry
E-Mail: CraigAdamberry@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Hi everyone, Im Craig Adamberry born in Oxfordshire, England in 1968. My father Mario Adamberry was born in Gibraltar in 1947. One of 4 children. My Aunt Marie still lives in Gibraltar. Sadly my father died last year 2002. I have wanted to build a picture of my family history/tree. So I would like to hear from Adamberry's from around the world. Just to say hello if anything. Im a Policeman in Ipswich in England, I was in the Royal Navy for 8 years prior to that. My grandfather John was also born in Gibraltar. My grandmother Herminia Jiminez Gonsalez was born in Spain. So please get in touch.

Date April 15th 2003
Name: Carol Foulger
E-Mail: carol_foulger@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Sydney, Australia
Comments: Hi, my name is Carol Foulger, and I live in Sydney, Australia. In researching part of my family, I have found a family of shipwrights living in Deptford from the early 1700s through to the 1800s. In about 1790, one of them marries, maybe at Bermondsey, but his first 2 children, b 1794 and 1796, are born in Gibraltar. The next 2, in 1801 and 1804, are born at Deptford, Kent, so he is back with the rest of the family. Can anyone explain exactly why he would be in Gibraltar? I know a little bit about the history of the time, but cannot find the answer to this question. TIA Carol

Date March 20th 2003
Name: Tim Edwards
E-Mail: timegate@lineone.net
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Researching Captain Edward R Lambert, off the 64th Staffordshire's, who where posted to Gibraltar's for Garrison duty from 1818 to1827. Commisioned in 1817, he was killed in 1822. Would love to find out more about him, or about his Colonal-in-Chief at the time. I'm from the UK. Regards Tim Edwards.

Date March 12 2003
Name: Denise Adams
E-Mail: Deniseadams57@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Hi, my name is Denise Adams, I have been tirelessly searching for relatives. My mother was born on the Rock on 16th December 1919, her maiden name was Sardena. She married my father Norman Williams on 19th December 1950, and moved to Gillingham, Kent England. They went on to have two girls Sandra, and myself. My mother came from a large family Lionel Sardena, Hubert Sardena, Frankie Sardena, Delia Sardena, Amelia Sardena, Pepita Sardena, Mercedes Gaetto, Minnie Lintern I believe there were five other brothers and sisters. My grandmothers name was Rohelia, but I do not know my grandfathers. My mother went back to the Rock when my father died in 1979, my mother died on 19th July 1980 and is buried somewhere on the Rock. I would dearly like to hear from any persons linked to my family, who I believe live in the region of Castle Ramp. I have two sons aged 21 and 18 who know nothing about their heritage, and I would like them to be able get to know their family roots. If you can contact me at above email address.

Date Jan 21st 2003
Name: JOHN MILLER
E-Mail: johnmiller@ntlworld.com
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Hello, my name is JOHN MILLER and I am researching my family history. I have discovered that my Great Grandfather, JOHN GEORGE MILLER, was born in Gibraltar around 1817, but was living in Stepney, London in 1865. His father was THOMAS BRISTOW MILLER who was a Shipwright, but I have no records of his Mother or other family. I would be grateful for any information that would point me in the right direction for further research. Regards,John Miller

Date Jan 4th 2003
Name: Brian S Swales
E-Mail: hawthornlodge@ntlworld.com
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Hi, My name is Brian S Swales, and I live in England. My interest in Gibraltar stems from the fact that two ancestors of mine, on my mothers side, were born in Gibraltar. Sarah BERNARD born August 22 1822 Thornton BERNARD born November 20 1824 Their parents were Thomas BERNARD and his wife Ann ?? Thomas was at the time serving in the 64th Regiment of Foot.

Date Dec 18th 2002
Name: Sandra Dodden
E-Mail: sandra@eleganshomesltd.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: My Name is Sandra Dodden, my Grandmother was born in Gibralter Angela Figueras on 19 June 1897. Her Father's name was Angel Figueras and mother maria Figueras formarly Cantisano. I have an address of her nephew Victor Figueras of 29 Red Sands House, Red Sands Road, Alemerda Gardens, Gibraltar. I would like to contact him or his relatives but I do not know if he is still alive. Please can you offer any suggestions. Thank you for your help. If you would like further information on me please let me know.

Date Dec 04 2002
Name: Ian Hutchinson
E-Mail: Ishutchy@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: N/A
Comments: hi ...my name is Ian Hutchinson. I am looking for any links to my mother who was born on gibraltar around 1930. Her family name was Payas . I would be grateful for any info as I am just starting my family tree. Thank you

Date Nov 3rd 2002
Name: Dave Lewis
E-Mail: david@dlewis85.freeserve.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: Hello there, I wonder if you can help me with a query about Gibraltar Prison. My ggg grandfather (Charles Groundsell) was a convict warder at Gibraltar Prison during the 1860s. Are you aware of any sources that may be able to provide information on the prison or on the staff that worked there at that time? Thank you for your help. Dave Lewis

Date Oct 22nd 2002
Name: Tudie Alsbury
E-Mail: cattivo@satx.net
Homepage URL:
Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Comments: Good morning, my name is Tudie Alsbury, I live in San Antonio, Texas, USA, I am interested in finding information on ancestors/relatives Thomas Alsbury that listed Gibraltar as being from when he enlisted in January of 1755 at Warwick, (now incorporated into Newport News, Virginia) at the age of 17, in the American Revolution, which would make him being born ca 1738. We don't know where he was born, or his parents, or what ship he arrived on. He is found in the Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement of Virginia, in 1753, along with Charles Alsbury, we think he was Thomas' brother or father. Any help that you may be able to give me will be greatly appreciated. Thanks Tudie

Date Aug 31st 2002
Name: Val Banks
E-Mail: val.banks@virgin.net
Homepage URL:
Location: Staffordshire, England
Comments: Hi there, Found your site today and am really impressed with the ammount you have on it. My interest in Gibraltar stems from a marriage in 1818 at the Kings Chapel. George Langsford, Inhabitant, married Hannah Morecroft By Licence. They had two children, Sophia Allan and George Johnston, both baptised at Kings Chapel. On each baptism entry the fathers occoupation is given as Inhabitant. On the first they lived at Johnstons Passage and the second at Castle Road. George Langsford was said by his son to have been a Commissary General but I can find no evidence of this. I wondered if Inhabitant just meant someone of independent means who didn't work.Unfortunately try as I might I can't find out who would have issued the marriage licence, that might give me something else to go on. George Langsford was buried in Birmingham in 1825 aged 35years, giving a year of birth C1790. If anyone has any ideas on how I can continue my research I'd be most grateful to hear. Best Wishes Val Banks Staffordshire, England

Date Aug 29th 2002
Name: Gilson
E-Mail: gilsondg@gibnet.gi
Homepage URL:
Location: Gibraltar
Comments: Great site !! One observation.(so far) in the Gibraltar page the address of The Cathedral of St Mary the Crowned as: The vestry Cathedral Square This is not correct !! The Cathedral of St Mary the Crowned is in Main Street - whether or not it has a 'vestry' as the Anglicans do, I cannot say. Regards.=================================Thank you for your observation Gilson, but comments / information and addresses provided by external sites are beyond our control. Nevertheless, your point is well taken and I am sure that other researchers like yourself will take notice of the error. Best regards. Lionel...

Date Aug 13th 2002
Name: Christine Haberer
E-Mail: chaberer@tiscali.fr
Homepage URL:
Location: France
Comments: I am looking for a LAGNADO, rich sephardic familly, british national, who lived in Gibraltar, maybe even british consulate or member of british consul. sometimes between 1830 and 1878. Thanks you if anyone can give me a lead. Christine.

Date Friday 02nd Aug 2002
Name: Maureen Newman
E-Mail: mdownunder@msn.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Comments: I would like to add a message to the Board please. I am looking for Robert WEARING, Merchant of Gibraltar, whose Will I have just obtained. At the time of making this Will he was resident in Islington, London, but intended to return to Gibraltar. The Will was made in 1814 and proved in 1815. He names brother THOMAS (deceased) and RICHARD and a sister MARY. Thomas had been a Merchant in Gibraltar, I'm not sure about Richard. Another WEARING mentioned in the Will was Christopher Hammond Wearing. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Maureen Newman (nee Wearing), Melbourne, Australia

Date May 3rd 2002
Name: Alfassa Marks
E-Mail: alfassa@sephardicstudies.org
Homepage URL: http://www.sephardicstudies.org
Location: None
Comments: Dear friends, Would you please consider adding a link to our Sephardic website about Culture, History & Genealogy. We have a vast amount of original data on the website (including Gib. Our link www.sephardicstudies.org Our Name: Foundation for the Advancement of Sephardic Studies and Culture For nearly 40 years, the Foundation has been dedicated to preserving and promoting the complex and centuries-old culture of the Sephardic communities of Turkey, Greece, the Balkans, Europe and the United States. The mission of the Foundation for the Advancement of Sephardic Studies and Culture remains essentially the same some four decades after its founding: To encourage the appreciation and understanding of the Sephardic heritage, language and experience, in an effort to preserve and document it for future generations, before it disappears forever. Shalom

Date Saturday 20th April 2002
Name: kenzie
E-Mail: kenzie@telco4u.net
Homepage URL:
Location: None
Comments: I am looking for descendants of the Conolly family born in Gibraltar in the 1800's They are Thomas Arthur Hamilton, Caroline, Beaumont, Francis and Louisa .... and also a Gerald Napier ... surname unknown who may still be living

Date Saturday 13th April 2002
Name: Victoria Germain
E-Mail: VictoriaGermain@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: South Devon, England
Comments: Hello, I am interested in the Gibraltar Police Force and tried to use the email address given on the website. Unfortunately the message came back 'undeliverable'. Do you know of another such address that I could write to. Many thanks, Victoria Germain

Date Thursday 11th April 2002
Name: Mary James
E-Mail: MARYJAMES22@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Wales
Comments: I am looking for members of the LULY family in Gibraltar and will be pleased if anyone can assist. My ancestor Captain John Luly sailed from Wales to Gibraltar but his vesssel went missing in 1854 after it left Gibraltar - any ideas as to how I can research this? Mary James

Date Thursday 28th March 2002
Name: Catherine
E-Mail: figzwic@videotron.ca
Homepage URL:
Location: Canada Newfoundland
Comments: Looking for information pertaining to my great grand-father, Antonio Figary, who was born in Gibraltar, February 1844. I've been having trouble finding information about him as no records are available in Gibraltar--I was told by the Government that a census was not taking during the time he was there and church records had been destroyed in a fire for the period when he was born. He left Gibraltar, apparently in the employ of the Navy. When the ship landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, he deserted and made his way to Channel, Newfoundland. Here, in 1862, he was listed as a blacksmith. Any information related to tracking Naval records, or information on him would be appreciated. I know the name has been Anglicized as he could not speak English well, if at all, when he arrived in Canada. Variations on the name include Figary, Figarie, Figaris, Zegarri, Fergaery and Fragier.

Date Wednesday 16th Jan. 2002 15:28
Name: Arwyn Evans
E-Mail: arwyn.evans@bbc.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: Llandaff, Cardiff
Comments: I'm a journalist working for the BBC in Wales, and am currently looking for anyone who has connections with Wales and is living in Gibraltar. I would appreciate any contact names or ideas ? Thanks for your help! Arwyn Evans BBC Materion Cyfoes / Current Affairs Work/Gwaith: 029 20322 439 * Fax/Ffacs: 029 20322 479 * Ystafell C201, Y Ganolfan Ddarlledu, Llandaf, Caerdydd CF5 2YQ * Room C201, Broadcasting House, Llandaff, Cardiff CF5 2YQ * mailto:arwyn.evans@bbc.co.uk

Date Monday 26th Nov. 2001 21:31
Name: Roger Callen
E-Mail: rogercallen@serv.net.au
Homepage URL:
Location: None
Comments: Hello, this is an interesting site. CALLEN (Kent, Wales) sailors in the merchant navy visited Gibraltar and served in the docks on various occasions. I also have links to RUTLAND (Kent) and FRENCH (Kent, Essex) and LEVY from Sheerness, Sheppey, UK. Most of them were also attached to docks or ships and worked in Sheerness or Chatham docks. My father lived with his parents on Malta for several years. Anyone with links to or knowledge of these families please contact me. Roger Callen Qld, Aussie.

Date Saturday 13th Oct 2001 05:11
Name: Victoria Germain
E-Mail: VictoriaGermain@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: None
Comments: Have very much enjoyed this website. Lots of useful facts and information. Am researching BARNES 1842 onwards. It is definitely a website I will be returning to again.

Date Friday 12th Oct 2001 23:06
Name: Sheila Lowe
E-Mail: writechoice@prodigy.net
Homepage URL:
Location: USA
Comments: I am searching for information about my great-great grandmother, Carolina Maria Perera (or Pereira) Garcia, who was born in La Linea on the border of Gibraltar/Spain about 1842. She married Eli Clarke, a British Sailor, probably around age 18.

Date Thursday 4 Oct 2001 18:57
Name: Bob McBride
E-Mail: bob@ancestors.worldonline.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: Scotland
Comments: I have considerable information on the PUCHINI family in Gibraltar c1830 -c1870.

Date Sept 09 2001
Name: Alexandre
E-Mail: sashatsar@journ.msu.ru
Homepage URL:
Location: Russia
Comments: I'm very interested in Gibraltar history. I'm doing a project at Moscow State University. Its title is "Great Britan and Spain: the problem of Gibraltar". Who has some materials on the topic (articles, books) or useful references, please let me know. Thanks in advance. =================================================== September 09th 2001... Hi Alexandre, Thank you for visiting my website and your interest in Gibraltar. Try this link ( http://www.gibbell.gi/home/dparody/chapter1.htm ) for more information on the history of Gibraltar. If you need to know any specific item or dates regarding Gibraltar and can't find it in this website please let me know and I will be more than glad to help where ever I can. Best Regards, Lionel

Date Thursday 08/16/2001 6:18:51pm
Name: keko
E-Mail: kekomartin@hotmail.com
Homepage URL:
Location:Mexico
Comments: I am looking for news, information, notices about a Spanish who in the years 40 arrived at New York, his wife was called Sabrina, and she died waiting for a mail. We had never news from him, he arrived from La Linea de la Concepcion city, Cadiz,Spain. From the saddest histories that I can have heard in my life one of them it comes from my childhood, in the Linea de la Concepcion city, a spanish litle village near Gibraltar


Date Monday 08/06/2001 6:34:03am
Name: Vicki McConnell
E-Mail: terryaorangi@xtra.co.nz
Homepage URL:
Location: New Zealand
Comments: Am interested in the history of Gibraltar. My g g grandparents Col George Thompson and Anna Plink were married there in 1812 and my g grandfather born there in 1814


Date Friday 07/20/2001 6:36:51am
Name: Mike Baillie
E-Mail: bailliem@netc.net.au
Homepage URL:
Location: Australia
Comments: Thanks for your website hope you or others can help me. My great grandmother Sarah Jane Dowling married Charles Espley in Brisbane Australia on the 3rd of March 1882 the wedding certificate says she was 19 years old and born in "Gibraltar Spain" Her father was listed as William Dowling and her mother was Rachel Wellst or Hellst. Williams occupation was listed as a publican. Charles was in England at the time of the 1881 census so I have details of his family but am stuck on Sarahs family. Any help would be appreciated.


Date Tuesday 05/22/2001 3:50:27am
Name: Marcus Bosano
E-Mail: mbosano@btinternet.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Bristol, UK
Comments: Like the links that you have on the site i hope these will be useful for my own research into Bosano Genealogy and Gibraltar. I have a family tree on my site and various other information about Bosano's who seem prominent in Gibraltar. If anybody can help me with this research please contact me, Regards, Marcus Bosano


Date Friday 04/13/2001 9:01:59pm
Name: lourdes McDonald
E-Mail: Lourdes@bluryonder.co.uk
Homepage URL:
Location: UK
Comments: I am researching my Gibraltarian/English roots. My great grandfather, who was Englishman and stationed in Gibraltar around 1911 while serving in the British army. He married a Lala Balestrino in 1911 at Europa Barracks. He then went on to work as a dockyard policeman in 1914. His son Albert Harry Bishop my grandfather joined the British army too and served during the 2nd WW. He married a Lourdes Adamberry in 1935 they had six children. They were all evacuated to Ireland during the war. If anybody has any info on the above people or any ideas on how I can located information about them in Gib I would be extremely grateful.


Date Monday 04/09/2001 0:01:22am
Name: Barry Bridle
E-Mail: barrybridle@aol.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Toronto, Canada.
Comments: Lived on Gibraltar for approx 1 year in the late 40's when I was 7/8. My father was in the Army. Lived off Europa Rd.near where the cable car is. Have great memories of the rock.


Date Sunday 02/25/2001 10:14:16am
Name: Douglas Bruce
E-Mail: dougdaleb@cs.com
Homepage URL:
Location: Camden, Maine, USA
Comments: My specific request involves a John Bruce, born in 1780 in Northumberlandshire England of Scottish parents. He reportedly married Margaret Ross Hutton in 1808 in Gibraltar. She was born in Gibraltar in 1784 , the daughter of an English Military officer. They then went to the USA to settle in Kentucky in 1810. Any suggestions you might have would be very much appreciated. =================================================== February 25, 2001. Hi Doug, Hope the following is of help to you. Gibraltar Register List of inhabitants February 1777. British Protestant Inhabitants: ?Bruce, John. Country of origin Britain, number of years of residence,1 year.? ?Hutton, James. Country of origin N. Britain, number of years of residence, 16 years.? ?Hutton, William. Country of origin Gibraltar. Any individual born in Gibraltar, number of years of residence is not shown in the register. ?To avoid tedious repetition of entries of persons belonging to the same family only the oldest person to bear the family name has been included, except where the countries or origin differs.? Source of information: The Gibraltarian by H. W. Howes Doug, this does not mean that there is no other Huttons in the registry. James Hutton could be Margaret?s father and William could be her brother and there could be others too. These addresses will be of help for a fee: Church of England, Cathedral of The Holy Trinity, The Vestry, Cathedral Square, Gibraltar. Civil Status & Registration Office, Government of Gibraltar, Registry of Birth, Deaths and Marriages, Joshua Hassan House, 3 Secretary's Lane, Gibraltar. Check The LDS web site, they have some info on Gibraltar too. http://www.familysearch.org/ Best regards and happy hunting! Lionel.


Date Wednesday 09/13/2000 4:16:00pm
Name: John Braun
E-Mail: spoke@tidalwave.net
Homepage URL:
Location: USA
Comments: Any idea where I might be able to locate the names of ships that left Gibaltar in early 1865? From the book "Germans to America" my great-grandfather is listed as leaving from Gibaltar but to an un listed location. Any ideas? Thanks in advance, John ===================================================== September 14th 2000 Hi John, Thank you for your entry in my guestbook. Gibraltar is a tough country to research when it comes to genealogy. I am enclosing some addresses that you may get in-touch with. The shipping companies I have listed are the most established in Gibraltar. Usually, these guys are really friendly and helpful, give them as much information as possible together with a nice letter and I am sure you will get a reply. Please let me know if there is any positive results? Good luck and happy hunting.... Gibraltar Tourist Board Duke Of Kent House Cathedral Square Gibraltar Tel: +350 74950 Fax: +350 74943 E-Mail: tourism@gibraltar.gi...... Gibraltar Chamber Of Commerce Don House, 30-38 Main Street, Gibraltar gichacom@gibnet.gi...... M H Bland & Co Limited Cloister Building, Gibraltar Tel: (+350) 75009/72735....... Lucas Imossi Shipping Imossi House, 1/5 Irish Town, P O Box 167, Gibraltar Tel: (+350) 73500 - Fax: (+350) 73550 jlimossi@gibnet.gi....... Smith Imossi & Co Limited 47 Irish Town, Gibraltar Tel: (+350) 78644....... Turner & Co Limited 67 Irish Town, Gibraltar Tel: (+350) 78305/72657...... A. Mateos & Sons Limited 299 Main Street, Gibraltar Tel: (+350) 71241/78472.....


Date Jan 21st 2000
Name: Marie
E-Mail: lita2020@yahoo.com
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Location: USA
Comments: My mother was born in Gibraltar in 1911...I am looking for anyone who has a connection with Gibraltar that has the surname Aaron. My great grandfather, George Aaron, was a warder in the Gibraltar prison. Any information would be appreciated.


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