Issue 51

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Adam and Eve Part 2 - Adam's story

Following in Caroline's footsteps (concluded)

Seeking Reginald Stentiford

 

This quarter, we complete Sandy Ditzig's account of how she retraced the footsteps of her ancestor Caroline Western and came to England to try to find out more about her ancestors. The father of Ann Stentiford, from whom both she and Doreen Norton are descended, was a William Stentiford and it seems very likely that he was the somewhat mysterious brother of Robert Stentiford and the father of Fanny Stentiford who came to live in Torquay when she married Samuel Westaway.  However, to date, none of us can prove that connection conclusively. And that's family history for you - it's the puzzles, surprises, twists and turns that compel us all to keep on looking.

If you want proof of that, then you only have to consider the case of the first Stentifords to settle in Torquay - Robert and Elizabeth Stentiford, whose story we began in the last Issue. We've tried to tease out the truth from all that has been written about them in the past and still we don't know exactly what happened! If you can add anything or have a theory you would like to air, then we'd be very pleased to hear from you.

And there's someone else who would be pleased to hear from you. It was Doreen Norton who first made contact with Rita Roberts and unearthed a sad story that can still be heard within our extended families of today. Mother dies, father remarries and when the children of that first marriage grow up, they drift apart from the descendents of the second marriage. Reginald Stentiford cannot still be alive but Rita would like to track down his descendents (if any) and discover something of his life after he left  home so please - contact her if you can help in any way at dfs.roberts@btinternet.com.

Keep in touch,

Muriel and Richard

 

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Adam and Eve Part 2 - Adam's story

Following in Caroline's footsteps (concluded)

Seeking Reginald Stentiford

 

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