Saturday, October 27, 2007

Hartwells and Peckovers

I believe that it is likely that the Peckovers came from Northamptonshire or Cambridgeshire. They might have originated in Norfolk since British Chancery records for 1493-1500 lists a William Pekover living in that county.
The same records dated 1518-1529 lists a John Hartwell living in Northamptonshire.
It might be worth looking at because there is a listing in the section for members researching trees ,that lists various Hartwells living in Bedfordshire in the 16th century. It might be worthwhile getting in touch with them.

Thursday, October 25, 2007


I have seen the postings about the Hartwell family and would like to respond, but also signal my own interest in hearing from anyone who can clear up some queries I have.

Both Tracey Binks and Elaine Blaber asked about Hartwells (Thomas and James respectively) who are siblings of a line I am researching.

I am interested in trying to track earlier generations of the same family and therefore would be interested in any information about the parentage of John Hartwell and Sarah Peckover. I have attached a third family group sheet for them.

Carmen Urquhart

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Re: John Harris

My grandmother Edith Annie Williams was the granddaughter of John Harris. She was living at Cople Dog Inn in 1871 and Octagon House in 1881 with her grandfather and other family members. She was born in 1868 to Mary Harris and Daniel Williams and came to New Zealand in 1885. Her siblings were Walter H (b abt 1867), Edward (b abt 1870), Amy R ( b abt 1871), Gertrude M F (b abt 1876) and Frances M (b abt 1880). I am unable to find them in 1891 and wonder if they all came to New Zealand too. I have some leads here but none confirmed so far. All were born in Wolverhampton except Frances who was born in Leicestershire.

Edith Annie married James Stephen Donaldson in Wellington, NZ in 1899. They had 5 daughters and 2 sons

Denise Farrar
New Zealand