Some statistics about the name Eldridge
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The Basset Family - Normans to English, or should it be Vikings to Normans to English
This appears to be the start of our story.
The famous Roll of Battle Abbey is believed to have been compiled in obedience to a clause in the Conqueror's foundation charter, that enjoined the monks to pray for the souls of those "who by their labour and valour had helped to win the kingdom." The great Sussex Abbey that was "the token and pledge of the Royal Crown," had been intended to be not only a memorial of his victory, but a chantry for the slain; and the names of his companions-in-arms, enshrined on this bede-roll, might thus be read out in the church on special occasions, and notably on the anniversary feast of St. Celict. It was most likely originally copied from the muster-roll of the Norman knights, that had been prepared by the Duke's orders before his embarkation, and was called over in his presence on the field of battle, the morning after it had been fought. The list, thus composed, was inscribed on a roll of parchment, and hung up in the Abbey Minster, with this superscription:
The Fifield Family
This is a primarily collection of articles about various branches or people within the Fifield Family. It is still under construction as more information is discovered.
There are various possible spellings of his family's surname, including Fyfielde, Fyfield, Fifeilde, Fiffielde, Fiffield, FFiffield, FFifeld, Fifield and presumably many others. I have adopted Fifield as the collective name for all the variations.
Fifield Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places called Fifield or Fyfield, of which there are instances in Berkshire, Essex, Oxfordshire, and Wiltshire, all so named from Old English fif ‘five’ + hid ‘hide’. (A hide was a measurement of land area.)
Charles Pomeroy was born on 30 September 1854
He is my 2nd great-granduncle and is a DNA connection. i.e. on the paper route between me and a DNA match.
He was born in in Giles Cross, Bradford Peverell, Dorset.
His father was John Pomeroy and his mother Mary Ann Bowditch. Read more about Mary Ann in my article about John Bowditch. According to the 1841 Census John and his family, which at the time included 6 children, were living at Coles Cross, about 3 miles away from Broadwinsor, or Broadwindsor. The same place with variations of spelling. A short 1 hour walk along Coombe Water Lane, Park Water Lane, and Common Hill / B3164, and into the village of Broadwindsor. John was an Agricultural Labourer.
Martha Nash 1797–1874
Birth; 28th May 1797 • Canterbury, Kent, England
Death; January 1874 • Mile End Town, Middlesex, England
Synopsis from my Ancestry Family Tree;
When Martha Nash was born on 28th May 1797 in Canterbury, Kent, her father, Edward, was 37, and her mother, Elizabeth, was 37. She married Richard Eldridge on 25th December 1816 in her hometown. They had 12 children in 23 years. She died in January 1874 in Middlesex having lived a long life of 76 years.
I have a John Bowditch in my family tree as 5th Great Grandfather. However, there is a possibility that this may not be the right answer. My tree may have an extra generation slipped in.
Currently the Ancestry trace from John Bowditch to me is;
John Bowditch 1757-1820
Michael Bowditch 1781-1861
Son of John Bowditch
Mary Ann Bowditch 1809-1890
Daughter of Michael Bowditch
Daniel Pomeroy 1831-1869
Son of Mary Ann Bowditch
Dan Pomeroy 1870-1939
Son of Daniel Pomeroy
Bertram Harry Stephen Pomeroy 1902-1975
Son of Dan Pomeroy
Peggy Alice Mary Pomeroy 1928-2016
Daughter of Bertram Harry Stephen Pomeroy
Ivan Guy Hurst
You are the son of Peggy Alice Mary Pomeroy