Tracing my roots

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    In the late 1800's 3 brothers Ravenhill, Harold, Charles and (one Unknown) left Tidenham NE off Chepstow to find work in the coal mines in Risca, S Wales. Harold was my late Grandfather who lived in Risca and Charles was the late Grandfather of Cambria Ravenhill who now lives in Toronto Canada. The family emigrated in 1955.
    Cambria has just found me on Face Book and is looking for info about the Ravenhill family etc. Does anyone out there live near to Tidenham and could possibly check out some details for us as she intends visiting UK with her family later this year to visit her roots! I plan to meet her at Tidenham etc and hope to visit any grave sites there etc.

    Here's hoping
     
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    Give Graham of GJH fame a shout.
    I believe he's into the ancestry thing. He may be able to point you in the right direction.
     
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    Name: Harold Ravenhill
    Age: 9
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1892

    Relation: Son

    Father's name: John Ravenhill

    Mother's name: Jane Ravenhill

    Where born: Tidenham, Gloucestershire, England

    Civil parish: Tidenham

    Ecclesiastical parish:Tidenham St Mary

    County/Island:Gloucestershire


    Registration district:Chepstow

    Sub-registration district:Lydney
    Household schedule number:138

    Piece:4918

    Folio:34

    Page Number:21


    Household Members:


    Name Age


    John Ravenhill 58
    Jane Ravenhill 42
    William Ravenhill 12
    Gladys Ravenhill 11
    Harold Ravenhill 9
    Bertram Ravenhill 7
    Harry Ravenhill 6
    Charlie Ravenhill 4
    Brian Ravenhill 2
     
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    Or ShiftZZ.
     
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    Wow :Eeek:
     
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    many thanks for the info ShiftZZ Amazing and will be on the case as soon as I can find an hour. Isn't it FUN that there is always someone out there with the knowledge to assist no mater what the subject is :thumb::Eeek:
     
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    No worries, Mrs ShiftZZ is the inhouse expert, we tend to use ancestry.co.uk we have been researching our family trees for around 25 years.

    As always

    ShiftZZ

    PS, looks like the Ravenhills have been there for a long time, one could have been involved in a criminal case, I will let you find that one from the link.
     
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    Wasn't the late John Peel actually called Ravenhill? Cos his bro did a prog re learning French set around the house he and his OH were doing up in France - Raven- something anyway?
     
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    Think he was Ravenscroft. got a book somewhere.............

    Original Post: I used to live in Risca--was a lecturer at Crosskeys college. Small world........
     
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    He was Ravenscroft. His brother is Alan. Alan did a series of TV programs "A House in France" "A House in Spain" and "A House in Florida" all the same format, style and most of the same people.
     
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    I used to go to school with a girl called jane ravenhill - that was dorset, so might be another branch, being you are all southern area.
     
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    I joined the Army in 1962 and there was a Ravenhill from Norwich but had a medical discharge before I got to know him.
    Update Spoken to the Church Warden in Tidenham and he has an Aunt (maiden name Ravenhill) and he believes this is the family seat etc Have passed info to Cousin in Toronto and will now be planning a trip to Tidenham to visit etc & need to find a CL nearby for MH !!Interesting so far and may be the start of a new hobby!!!:Eeek:
     
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    Grandparents lived at 1 Meadow Crescent Risca Spent many a happy day there in the '50 as young boy. Grandad was a terror :Eeek:but Gran Margaret was lovely :thumb:.
     
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