Submitted by admin on Fri, 01/27/2017 - 21:14

Over a year ago I received an email from Margaret CHATER regarding her Uncle Walter. He was a private in the First World War and Margaret has visited his grave in the Bray Hill British Cemetery at Bray-sur-Somme in France. I am still working on documenting his family who seem to have originated in North Devon like my family.


Submitted by admin on Fri, 01/27/2017 - 07:21

I am uploading this family very early - it is no where near finished. From information provided by Malcom GAMMON, I have quickly entered this tree into my Gramps software. Malcom lives in Australia, and like my family, his family comes from North Devon. The next step is to find Stanley GAMMON in the 1911 census andwork back through the 1800s in the other censuses.

Descendant Report for Gammon, Stanley A

Generation 1

1. Gammon, Stanley A.

He married Parkin, Ivy M in 1921-09-00 in Barnstaple, Devonshire,

Spouse: Parkin, Ivy M.


Submitted by admin on Wed, 01/25/2017 - 07:18

This family tree is courtesy of someone with the user name of boyduk on The family is linked to my tree (MINE) by Prudence GAMMON who married Thomas GAMMON. I have found the family in as many censuses as I could over the last week, and looked for births, marriages and deaths in my indexes. Unfortunately I cannot locate a transcription of the Mortehoe parish records, and therefore I cannot take the family any further back. I need to find Thomas GAMMON's baptism to identify his parents. The following is a descendant report from my database:


Submitted by admin on Mon, 01/23/2017 - 16:01

A funeral notice appeared in the Billericay & Wickford Gazette of 14 Nov 2012 for Phylis Evelyn GAMMON. Using the information from this I was able to put together a small tree. Phyllis's husband was Beau GAMMON, who I found in the Births, Marriages & Deaths indexes was named Frederick C B GAMMON. As the tree includes living people, there are no dates in the family tree I have uploaded to the website. Due to Beau being born after the 1911 census, I was unable to trace the family further back without knowing who his father was.


Submitted by admin on Sat, 01/21/2017 - 14:08

This family group is named after Mike Gammon who got in touch with me quite a long time ago now. He sent me a GEDCOM, and I have loaded this into my Gramps software. I am slowly tagging each person against my indexes (births, marriages & censuses etc.). This is an ongoing task! The link below will take you to my family tree collection as it stands, which has much more detail. Here is an outline of some of the descendants of William Gammon who married Ann Blanchard in 1786, Hawkley, Hampshire, England:

Descendant Report for GAMMON, William (2 generations)

Generation 1

Ressurecting my Old One Name Study Drupal Site

Submitted by admin on Sat, 01/21/2017 - 09:24

A few years back I tried out running a Drupal site on an AWS instance for my One Name Study. Things went pretty well until I made the mistake of doing an update of the Ubuntu Server without first taking a snapshot or backup. I made a couple of attempts to resurrect it, but ran into all sorts of problems with the old snapshots, versions of software, and a few bugs where advertised work-arounds did not work for me.



Submitted by admin on Fri, 01/20/2017 - 21:21

This family group currently consists of just one small family. Thanks to a marriage challenge in the Tynemouth Registration District, I now have the details for the marriage of Emma Gammon to Robert Mellish in 1853, in Christ Church Tynemouth, North Shields, Northumberland, England. Her father was called Henry Gammon, a Tile maker. I was unable to find Emma or Henry in the 1841 or 1851 censuses. Maybe someone out there will find this website and help me with further information.


Submitted by admin on Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:53

This family tree was collated after a query from Mark Lewis who was looking into his Gammon ancestors that came from the Mumbles area on the Gower peninsula near Swansea in Wales.
I need to confirm some relationships with relevant marriage and birth certificates, but the family tree currently starts with William Gammon who was born around 1804 in Oystermouth, Wales. The family are mainly mariners, sailors and fishermen over several generations.
In fact, Mark's great-uncle appears to have died in an accident at sea in 1947. I will add more about this later.


Submitted by admin on Fri, 01/20/2017 - 16:52

This is my family tree (Ross Gammon), and it was originally traced back from me (born in Victoria, Australia in the 1960s), via my grandfather (Francis Gammon) who was born in Reading, Berkshire, England (in 1899) and moved to Australia in 1926. His father was Edwin Alfred Gammon who was born in Ilfracombe, Devonshire, England but was married in London, lived in Reading, Berkshire, then Portsmouth, Hampshire before retiring in Poole, Dorset, England. His father (Richard Gammon) farmed on Lower Trayne (also spelt Lower Traine) in Ilfracombe, Devonshire.