So I've been doing abit of searching online tonight.
Found a "William Fidgeon" living in Rochford, Essex in 1620. Which is where my family are from.
This record is from "extracted probate records".
It refers to William as a "barber surgeon".
What is this profession? I haven't heard of it...
I need help here!
I have completely hit a brick wall.
Israel Fidgeon was born in circa 1803 according to the 1841 census.
I cannot find a birth for him on the BMD records no matter how much I try.
Can anybody help?!
My great grandfather was a sergeant before and during World War One.
I have viewed his military records and discovered that he neglected his duties:
"Allowing his men to dispose before reaching camp" in 1914
He was severely reprimanded for this.
Later that year he was "admonished" for being...
This name is common in my family used as a first and then middle name through to the 20th century.
Does anybody know where it comes from? I have a feeling my family originally came from Ireland but so far I can only go back as far as Essex which is where they were living from 1803 onwards...
On the 1861 census my family are living with a child of 7 months with a different surname.
His relation to family in the box says: Nurse Child (nurse). They have another child (their own) of the same age living there too alongside older siblings.
What could this mean? Did they foster the boy...