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I was wondering if you can help me to find a person the name is Marks Charles Richard? 2012-01-23 12:04:09
Hi, I was wondering if you can help me to find a person the name is Marks Charles Richard, it seem to live in the cottage Creech st. Michael, tauton ta3 5nz, The reason is because i found his wallet in Euro Disney, and i report his wallet and letf it on the Hotel, but I just want to make sure the hotel send to him his wallet. Regards from Mexico Sofia
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Where does the name Curvalion come from? 2012-01-17 10:45:12
Where does the name Curvalion come from / what does it mean? Thanks
James, Yorkshire
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Information about the Cresswell family? 2012-01-12 08:14:57
I should be grateful for any information about the Cresswell family, who were connected with the church in Creech St Michael in the nineteenth century.
many thanks, Mary T, South West
Reply Angela Watts 2016-07-28 14:50:46
Gwladys Campbell was my great aunt. I do have a copy of her book and we are descended from George William Howe Cresswell 1799-1848 who married Sophia Ann Hulbert
Reply Carolyn haywood 2013-10-08 15:59:37
Hi I do not have the book although im sure you can get it off the net, my mother Audrey died 22 years ago, her brother Corbett is still alive and lives in the north of England, where he has two daughters
Reply Niall MacDonald 2013-10-07 16:32:52
Hello Carolyn, my mother Olga Rand was the only child and daughter of Nora Elizabeth Cresswell, Warney's sister. My mother passed away in September 2009 in Paris. I distinctly remember her mentioning your Mum Audrey to me as a child. They definitely met. Do you still have a copy of the wheel of fortune or do you know where I can source a copy. I will be in London next week.
Reply Carolyn Haywood 2013-09-11 20:25:43
My ,mother was Audrey cresswell daughter of warney and grace cresswell of South Shields, my mother had a copy of the web of fortune!
Reply Loreen Chambers 2013-03-12 10:23:17
Hi Robyn and Niall and all other Cresswell descendants. I know Robyn who is a fellow aAustralian (although I am from Melbourne) who is expert on the Australian Cresswells. Robyn will know but others may not that there was a family history written by Gwladys Campbell called The Web of Fortune: The narrative of an English family from the twelfth century to the Twentieth Century. (London: Neville Spearman 1965). Copies come up on second hand book sites from time to time. Also, I have just finished submitting a short biography on the Revd Henry Cresswell for the Creech Hall of Fame and Nigel and Eric who manage the Creech website are putting the finishing details together as I write. others in the UK are working on the Cresswell hsitory of course.
Reply Robyn Smith 2012-11-30 05:39:37
Hi Niall

I would really love to hear from you. Can you contact me on
rob_russ@aapt.net.au
I am also descended from Charles Warneford Cresswell and Ann Harriett Upham through their eldest son, Bruce who was born in the UK moved to Victoria with his parents and then returned to the UK with his mother plus his 2 brothers (Charles Wonford and Henry Francis).
I am particularly interested in the Cresswell family bible with a family tree written by Charles Hungerford Cresswell.
It would be interesting to compare what he has written and what many other Cresswell descendants have researched.
Regards
Robyn Smith
Sydney Australia
I am also looking for photos as I do not have any of my great grandfather, Bruce Cresswell.
Reply Gillian 2012-10-13 16:01:56
The lineage which I have in my possesion was written by William Henry Cresswell nephew of Henry (Rev), Vicar of Creech St. Micheal from whom I am descended. It specifies " the earliest ancestor from whom there is a clear
and direct descent is, Thomas .Creswell de Barnhurst, Armiger b. In 1465, the second 's' in the Cresswell name appears only at the birth of Richard Cresswell on the 6th of april 1620. As my brother mentions, this lineage may also be found in Burkes Landed Gentry.
Reply Niall MacDonald, Hong Kong 2012-09-05 15:42:00
My grandmother was Nora Elizabeth Cresswell (b1894 in South Shields, England) sister of Warneford (Warney) Cresswell (footballer), and daughter of Charles Wonford Cresswell who was born (1857) in Sandford, Victoria, Australia and grand daughter of Charles Hungerford Cresswell born (1832) in Creech St Michael. Nora married Edwin H Rand and moved to Belfast in 1922 to work for Harland and Wolves. The war got in the way and she had little contact with the English family although my mother Olga remembers meeting some of her Australian cousins who fought with the RAF during the war. Nora had 1 daughter Olga Rand who married Willis R MacDonald of Waterford, Ireland. Olga had 3 children, Niall (me), Colin and Gillian. Nora died and was buried in the Church of Ireland cemetary in Waterford in 1976. Olga & Willis & family moved to Luxembourg in 1970. Both died in Paris, Willis in 2007 and Olga in 2009. Both Olga and Willis are buried at Cimitiere de Montparnasse in Central Paris. My sister Gillian inherited the Cresswell family bible from Nora which contains a family tree written by Charles Hungerford Cresswell tracing the family tree back to 1347. I believe that the family is also in Burke's Peerage.
Reply Eric Chown 2012-01-21 15:06:56
Hi Loreen,

Speaking on behalf of the website we would be very pleased to publish your biography of Henry. He sounds like an ideal person to be added to the number of Creech personalities past and present. We would be delighted if you could send us the compilation, you of course will be credited as author.
You also mentioned that Henry maintained the register of christenings, marriages and deaths until 1837 and wondered why he stopped doing so. Well that year the state took over the role of civil registration of births, marriages and deaths. This has continued in the UK to this day and the huge database is available for all to conduct searches for their families.
You talk of visiting Creech St. Michael in April, you might like to contact the church via their website www.crtbenefice.org.uk and I am sure you will be made welcome.
Reply Loreen Chambers 2012-01-12 09:18:09
I was alerted to this by Robyn who is related to my husband, also a Cresswell descendant. I live in Melbourne but have visited the church a few times on our annual trip to England. We hope to return this April to Creech St Michael and attend a service there as we are practising Anglicans. I have compiled a short biography on Henry (and his brother John who followed him into the living) and am happy to send that compilation to you. I would appreciate it if the list of vicars at the church entry included Henry as he was a very long serving minister there (John was only there for 2 years). Also, Henry was assiduous in maintaining the Parish register of Christenings, deaths and marriages until 1837 when either they were lost or he became much involved with politics - he was a supporter of 'Orator' Henry Hunt after whom he named one of his many children. Henry was the third son of Thomas Escourt Cresswell , squire of Bibury Court at Bibury and Pinkney Park at Sherston (and elsewhere) , both churches of which have a number of Cresswell memorials. Another brother - the 2nd son had the living at St Mary's Bibury.
Reply Eric Chown 2011-12-12 17:29:31
Hi Mary, Robyn and Rosalind,

I see that you have quite a thread going on the Cresswells of Creech St. Michael. I am the publicity person for this website and have just finished a fairly comprehensive survey of the parish churchyard and I may be able to add a few details if you do not already have this information.

Mary you say that the Cresswells were “connected with the church”. A slight understatement.

The family are commemorated both inside (as described in a 2004 survey) with a fine marble tablet inset in a stone monument, complete with coat of arms. It is dedicated to the Revd: Henry Cresswell B.A. Of Wadham College, Oxford. He was vicar of the parish for 36 years and died 2nd August 1849 in his 64th year. According to the tablet his remains are deposited on the south side of the communion table in the church. Outside the chancel wall there is a grave of his widow Sophia.

This grave's headstone is inscribed; Sacred to the memory of Sophia widow of Revd: Henry Cresswell vicar of this parish died July 7th 1873 aged 83 years. “For he that believth shall see God”

Another very handsome plot has a large prismatic shaped coped stone in pink granite, which we think was once surrounded by iron railings. This is the final resting place of three members of the Cresswell family.

On the South slope the raised lettering states; Sacred to the memory of John Cresswell. Vicar of this parish who died 6th Feb. 1851. aged 57 years. Also of Emma Cresswell 2nd daughter of the above and the devoted wife (51 years) of Corbett H.H. Cresswell died 7 Aug 1902 aged 77 years. “He giveth his beloved sleep”. The North facing slope states; Corbett Hayward Hunt Cresswell second son of the late Rev. Henry Cresswell formerly vicar of Creech St. Michael. Died Novr. 8Th 1907 aged 84.

As a rider, the parish church has just set up its own website; www.crtbenefice.org.uk This is still 'under construction' and I am sure that they will be adding this kind of information in the future.

I hope the above details help your searches.
Reply Rosalind 2011-12-10 11:42:20
Hello Mary and Robyn,

I am descended from William Osborne Hall and Frances Escourt Cresswell via Henry John Hall.

I have information on William and Frances's children and Henry John's branch of the Halls, if you are still searching for this. I would be interested to know more about the Cresswells.

You can contact me via JimpJapers@gmail.com.

All the best,

Rosalind
Reply Robyn Smith 2011-03-04 06:35:29
Hi Mary

Can you contact me through my email address
rob_russ@aapt.net.au

Regards
Robyn Smith
Sydney
Australia
Reply Mary T 2010-06-08 12:12:33
Thanks for replying, Robyn -
I am descended through Frances Estcourt Cresswell, who married William Hall DD. She was the sister of Estcourt Estcourt Cresswell, father of your ancestor Henry, and it has been difficult to find much info about her. I particularly need birth records for William and Frances' children, Henry John, Anne Eliza and an older brother for whom I have no name. Henry John married Ann Leplastrier, whose family have strong Australian connections. Their deaths are mentioned in The Melbourne Argus newspaper in 1857. Maybe there are other mentions of the family?
It would be great to hear any stories or info about your branch too. Look forward to hearing from you again.
Mary
Reply robyn smith 2010-06-08 04:21:43
Hi Mary
found your note wanting to know something about the cresswell family of creech st michael. I am descended from this family through henry and sophia cresswell and their youngest son charles warneford cresswell. I can give you quite a lot of info on this family. who are you descended through?
Regards
Robyn Smith
Sydney Australia
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