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Selfs in England and Ireland

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    John Self married Mary Westgate in Carleton Rode, Norfolk, England in 1806. Their son John, born in 1808 and died about 1840, married Martha Long in 1827. The line the goes to John, b. 1829; Edwin, b. 1857; and Thomas Edwin, born 1888. Cousin Gordon would like to find his ancestors in Norfolk, England before 1806. Although there are links to Wiltshire, this line is a different branch of Selfs. If anyone can supply information, please contact Webmaster.

    Arthur Ernest Self left Norfolk, England and came to the USA. His brother, Alfred Brasnett Self, then followed his brother, met him briefly in East Hampton on Long Island, and remained in the USA at least from July 1890 to August 1891. He then returned home to England. Arthur Self may also have gone back to England. He married Milly Torbell--on which continent is still uncertain--and had children Muriel, Gladys, Ernest Arthur, Phyllis, and Jack. If anyone is familiar with these names or could suggest sources to further research these two brothers, please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Bob would like to contact any Self genealogist who has a Norfolk, England connection. His Great Grandfather, George Harvey, was married first to Elizabeth Self, b. 1851-1878 and had three children, Jane Elizabeth, George Edward, and Mary Jane. George's sister, Charlotte, married Joseph Self, brother of Elizabeth (Self) Harvey. If you are connected to this family or researching the Selfs in Norfolk, England, please contact Webmaster.

    Looking for SELFE ancestry and descendants--Sir William Lucius Selfe (Knight), b. 1845, son of Henry James and Anna Maria (Spooner) Selfe of Elmdon Rectory, Warwickshire, and his wife, Ellen (Bicknell) Selfe; also Sir Robert Carr Selfe (Knight), b. 1840, son of John Selfe of Stockwell, and his wife Rosetta (Priest) Selfe.Please contact Webmaster.

    UPDATE:  Henry James Selfe was in fact the son of Rev. Henry Page and Sarah Ann née Selfe.  It is said that he received an inheritance requiring him to change his name, but it may be that he was estranged from his father who appears to have been neglectful of his mother.  So Henry James Selfe was born H J S PAGE, and when he took the SELFE surname, he still had his 3rd Christian name, so was H J S SELFE.

    Cousin Jenny is looking for information on the family of Charles Self (b. about 1839 in Saxmundham, Suffolk, England) and his wife Charlotte (m. 1859 in Norwich, Suffolk, England). This family lived in Ipswich by 1871. Their children included: Emma Louise (b. 1862 in Middleton, England); Alice Emily (b. 1864 in Saxmundham, England); Anna M. (b. 1865 in Saxmundham, England); Stephen George (b. 1867 in East Dereham, Norfolk, England and married to Catherine Yull in 1898 in East Dereham); Kate/Sarah K. (b. 1871 in Ipswich); Edwin Charles (b. 1874 in Ipswich); and Albert James (b. 1878 in Ipswich and married to Margaret William in 1901 in West Derbyshire). Some members of this Self family stayed in England, and some emigrated to Connecticut, USA. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin George would like to find the ancestors of his grandmother, Lydia Annie Self. She was born in the county of Norfolk, sub-district of Fakenham, district of Walsingham on Sep. 11, 1892, to William Self and Harriet (Mitchell) Self. Lydia's birth certificate shows place of birth as Dunton RSD. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Ann is looking for the ancestry of William Self, dates unknown. He married Harriet Mitchell and had at least one child, Maud Ethel Self, born Jan. 5, 1885 in Morley St. Botolf. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Ruth would like to find more information on her gggrandfather, Walter John Self, b. 1834 in Norwich, Norfolk. He m. Dec. 23, 1869 at Christchurch, Haxton, Rosetta Lamb, b. 1837 in Yarmouth, Norfolk. Their children--all born in Shoreditch--were Benjamin Self (ggrandfather), b. June 30, 1872; John ("Jack") Self, b. 1871, and Walter Self, b. 1876, who had a son, Walter Benjamin Self, b. Oct. 1, 1905 in Hackney. Walter Benjamin Self had three children. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Martin would dearly like to trace connections to the following; Morris Thomas SELF born 20 January 1840 in Yoxford, Suffolk, Eng. In the 1881 census he was in Hove, Sussex. His father was William SELF born c.1814 in Wickham Market, Suffolk. William's father was Samuel SELF who married Sarah MORRIS(born Thetford, Norfolk). Samuel lived at 13 Middle Street, Wickham Market aged 72 in the 1851 census. Has anyone seen them anywhere or holding information on them? Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Ellen writes: I'm hoping that someone on your list might be able to help me trace a SELF relative in Suffolk, England. NAME of the SELF Relative: Wallis William SELF. COUNTY/PARISH: According to 1871 & 1881 census, Wallis was born in Palgrave, Suffolk. He is listed in the census of 1871 and 1881 as a nephew of my great-grandfather, Benjamin CLARKE of Palgrave. DATE OF BIRTH/MARRIAGE/DEATH: The census records indicate that Wallis would have been born around 1862. However, I have not been able to find his birth in the index of civil registrations. Wallis married Florence COBB in Palgrave in 1882. His marriage certificate states that his father's name was Wallis RASBINE. (Was he perhaps born out of wedlock to a woman whose surname was SELF?). At the time of the 1891 census, Wallis and his wife Florence were living in Palgrave, and had a daughter Florence. Wallis died in Palgrave at the age of 42 in 1904. That is literally all I know about Wallis William SELF. MY QUESTION: Although Wallis William SELF is listed as a nephew of my great-grandfather, I was not aware of any other SELFs in the family until I found Wallis. I have little information about my great-grandparents and thought tracing Wallis might lead me to another line of the family. Any information about Wallis and/or his family would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Webmaster and Cousin Ellen.

    Cousin Tammy would like more information on the following entry from the London Examiner, dated March 13th 1808, page 176. It says Marriage: Lately at Bradford, aged 74, Mr. John Warman to Miss Jane Self aged 18. What family does Jane Self belong to, and can she be placed in a line that links to the Selfs in the United States as well? Please contact Webmaster.

    Looking for any information on Mary Ann Self who married John Chapman, 1874, in Norwich, Norfolk, U.K. Have no info on Mary Ann's parents or siblings, but John & Mary Ann had a daughter, Ellen Edith May Chapman, born 1880 in Yarmouth, Norfolk. Please contact Webmaster and Cousin Alvina.

    Cousin Julie writes: My great-grandmother Sarah (Sally) SELF was born in London, England around 1885 +/-10. She married a Thomas WOODLEY who was also born in London England. They had at least 7 children: Evelyn, Thomas b 1904 Eng., George, Frank, Reginald, Albert, and Violet. I am not sure if they were all born in England or not. They immigrated to Canada in the 1910-1925 time period. Sarah died in Toronto, ON in the late 1960's. Any information pertaining Sarah that you might have would be appreciated. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Doreen would like information re the ancestors of her gg grandfather Philip Self cabinet maker of Broad Street, Kings Lynn, Norfolk , England. Born 1817, Married Eliza. His son Richard B 1839 married Maria Black also B 1839. After he was widowed he married Susan Cozenz also a widow. They moved to Hull East Yorkshire and had a daughter Florence B Self 1875, Florence was my grandmother. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Susan writes: Frederick William SELF married to Martha ? Lived in Leiston England in 1891 . Children were : (no particular order) May Leila 21 May 1891 (my g/mother came to Canada in 1912) Percy Nellie Gladys Thanks for any help anyone can give . Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Jenny writes: I am researching Thomas Self(e) who was a butcher and was born in Bradford on Avon in Wiltshire. According to the family bible he was born 5th November 1798. He was transported to Tasmania as a convict on 9th March 1822 for stealing a pair of boots and spurs. I have found 3 candidates for his parents in the Wiltshire baptism records, but none of the dates fit very well. The first is James and Elizabeth Dawkins, the 2nd John and another Elizabeth and the 3rd William and Betty. It seems he left behind a daughter called Eliza, and married twice in Australia (both times to convict women). The first wife was Mary MacDonald and the 2nd to Mrs Elizabeth Capel (formerly Beardshawe or Beecher). I am descended from the second wife. If I can get in touch with anyone who may be related, I would be thrilled. Please contact Cousin Jenny and cc Webmaster.

    Cousin Ivor writes: I am trying to find further details of my family tree and hope that you may be able to assist. My great-grandfather was James William SELF born circa 1830, he married Elizabeth Ribbands circa 1850. They had 6 children and around 1858 was the superintendent of the cemetery at Heigham. My grandfather James Joseph was born there 18-7-1858, married Tryphosa Lark WANGLER in 1879, they had 7 children. Later they moved to London where at Deptford in 1892 my father was born. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Sean writes: Any help appreciated for links with these - from the IOW, UK. c1850, GEORGE SELF, coastguard --- b 1877, ALFRED SELF, m FANNY ROGERS 1898 b 1879, MARY CHRISTIANA SELF, m GEORGE FREDERICK MEW maybe son GEORGE --- ALFRED was in the RN, possible died at sea in 1904 Children: b 1898, ALFRED GEORGE ST JOHN SELF/SEEF b 1899, ELSIE HELENA SELF b ?, EVA SELF. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Gary writes: Does anyone have a record of Susan SELF of South Lopham marrying a Job MUNFORD around 1873 in the Winfarthing , or surrounding area? Please contact Webmaster.

    A Cousin writes: If any one can help outhere it would be a blessing to my mother. she has got as far as Robert Self born uknown but his son , Johannes Hendrik Wessel self born 1828 trying to find out who father and son married. history of the rest of the family ended when the son only had a daughter who married W. H. Hutton born 1856. (This may be New Zealand or England.) Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Hedley is looking for information on his Great grandmother, on his paternal line.... Henrietta Self born about 1839 in Dickleburgh, Norfolk, England. She was the daughter of Robert Self and Hannah [Robert born about 1797 Dickleburgh, Norfolk married Hannah about 1833.] Children of Robert/Hannah were: Georgina (b. about 1836), Henrietta (b. about 1839), Hephsiba (b. about 1840), Bartha (b. about 1843), Arthur (b. about 1845), Susan (b. about 1848) and Alfred (b. about 1850) Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Melvyn writes: I am trying to research the ancestors of my great grandfather Thomas Self born 1859 died 20th January 1936 in Tunstead, Norfolk, England. Thomas had several children May, Doris plus at least one other daughter who emigrated to Canada. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Rita is looking for the following Norfolk Selfs: Jeremiah Self (date unknown); Jeremiah Self, b. about 1839 in North Walsham and believed to have married, possibly in 1863, to Sarah Ann Davison, b. about 1841 in Swanton Abbott; Annie Marie Self, baptised Jan. 3, 1864 in Swanton Abbott and married Dec. 12, 1886 in Swanton Abbott to William Charles Giles, baptised May 20, 1866 in Scottow. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Pat is looking for relatives beyond his grandfather. His father, Frank Selfe, was the son of Frank Selfe who was killed in the First World War. His father's 2nd GG was French. This Selfe family comes from the area of Balsall Common/Hampton In Arden/Berkswell, Warwickshire. Please contact Webmaster.

    Looking for the ancestry of Kate Helen Emma Self, b. Feb. 14, 1906 and d. Mar. 6, 1980. She m. John Row Howlett. She was a postmistress and insurance collector and lived in the area of Framlingham, Suffolk. She had two brothers in the Coldstream Guards during World War I, and one brother was a lay preacher. Please contact Webmaster.

    Friend Steve writes: "We have a cross-stitch sampler done in 1784 by a Sarah Selfe at Ackworth School. We know tha Ackworth was a school for orphans, but know little else. Can you place her in a family tree?" He believes that Ackworth School is in London. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Carl writes: "My wife's great grandmother Violet Ellen was a Self (not sure of the spelling) and married a George Shorten in the Norwich area around 1915-1920. Sorry this is so inexact, but that is all I have to go on. Her mother's name is Pamela Violet." Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Penny is looking for her gggrandfather, Sir Robert Carr Selfe, Treasurer, Church of England. He m. Rosetta Priest. Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Sylvia writes: "I am looking for Isaac Self b. about 1849 at Hoxne, Suffolk who married Emma ? from Denham, Suffolk. Five children that I know of; Walter, Deborah, James, Sarah and Eveline. Evaline married William Scott in 1905." Please contact Webmaster.

    APRIL 6, 2002
    Cousin Angel is looking for the ancestors of Richard James Selfe of British Columbia, Canada. He probably came from England and may have been the son of James and Mary Selfe of Bermondsey, London. His children were Charles Gordon Selfe, Albert John Selfe, and Thomas Robert Selfe. The latter 2 children emigrated to Pennsylvania. Please contact Webmaster.
    JULY 6, 2002
    Cousin Nancy writes: "Looking for info on MARY ANN SELF (b abt 1784- d ?) wife of WILLIAM CUTLER (b abt 1784 -d bef Dec 1838) in England. An IGI record shows this couple as marrying at Whitwell on the Hill, Yorkshire on 20 Dec 1808. However, I believe the location may be in error as their son, WILLIAM SELF CUTLER married MARY BEZER, 27 Dec 1838 in Warminster, Wiltshire (per GRO certificate). There is also an IGI for this marriage showing same location in Yorkshire. I am hoping to find parents and/or possible siblings for MARY ANN SELF." Please contact Webmaster.
    Cousin Jann is looking for Hannah SELF (or MOSS) (dob 1856 Norfolk) who married Arthur Shaw dob 1852 in 1874 in Leeds. Hannah's mother was married twice and it we are unsure if she married Mr MOSS first or Mr SELF first as Hannah used both names. Her mother's name was probably Elizabeth. Please contact Webmaster.
    Cousin John writes: "Can anyone tell me anything about my ancestor Isaac Self. He was married to Mary Ann Scott in 1782. His son was also called Esaac and married Christina Taylor - they had 11 children Sarah, Ann, Abel, Mark (Married to Mary? and later Matilda?), Jane, Lot 1823 - 1902 married to Lydia Baggs (my great grand parents), Rebecca, Elizabeth and Annie. They come from the South West of England in the Cotswold/Southern Cotsworld area. Thanks." Please contact Webmaster.
    NOVEMBER 14, 2002
    Cousin Merrilyn writes: "I am looking for information on my Grandfather John Selfe born 1866, Hursley Hampshire, England to Charles and Eliza Selfe nee Burton. John emigrated to Australia on the Hampshire in 1887.If anyone has any connections to this branch of the family tree I would love to hear from them." Please contact Webmaster.
    JANUARY 6, 2003
    Cousin Liz writes: "Researching family tree. Know that my great grandmother's maiden name was Lydia Self, she lived in Lingwood, Norfolk, UK. She must have been born around 1870. She married William Howes and they had my grandmother Annie Virtue Howes in 1902. Any more info gratefully received as I am in the very early stages of researching my family tree." Please contact Webmaster.
    FEBRUARY 26, 2003
    Cousin Derek is looking for help with a Jeremiah Self, married to a Martha Pope Smith in Essex England around 1840. They had a daughter named Annie Sophia Mair Self. Please contact Webmaster.
    MARCH 24, 2003
    Cousin Maureen writes: "I am seeking information about my, Sarah Ann Charlotte Self.. She was born in Kent, England c. 1819, had a daughter on 2nd July 1842 in St. George in the East Stepney Limehouse, London, England. In c.1844, she married Robert Arthur Strong.They emigrated to New Zealand and had 8 more children." Please contact Webmaster.
    JUNE 11, 2003
    Cousin Andrew writes: "investigating my wife's family tree. I am looking for anyone who can help me with any more information on the following:- Hannah Self B. 25/9/1793 in Norwich, Norfolk, England I know she married Jonathan Duncan in Norwich in 1813. I believe her father was Joseph Self and her mother was Hannah/Anna Waller. I further believe that she had a sister called Susanna." Please contact Webmaster.
    JULY 4, 2003
    Cousin Dorothy writes: "I am at the moment trying to find the parents of William Self born??????????? married Elizabeth HOBBS8.2.1737 Great Chiverall Wiltshire. This is the beginning of my tree .Looking also for parents of William Self married Elizabeth BOULTER 8.5.57 Great Chiverell Wiltshire.Could they be the above William and Elizabeth married 1737? I have found all ancester after these dates down to my own sons.the tree has over 200 families on it." Please contact Webmaster.

    FEBRUARY 9, 2005
    From Cousin Kay:  "I'm trying to find  when my great grandparents married.  Their names were William James Selfe and Rachel Turner.  William was born in 1833 Birth place: Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, England.  Rachel was Born: 1837 Birth place:  Ashbury Berkshire England.  They migrated to Australia in 1857 aboard the HMS Alfred.  William and Rachel had 13 or 14 children.  My Grand father was George Self.  Any help would be appreciated.  Please contact Webmaster.

    AUGUST 22, 2005
    Cousin Roy writes: " Looking for the parents of BRADLEY SELF that were born in England. Bradley was born 1820 in VA and died 18 Oct 1870. He married Sarah JONES then Julian Ann CARROLL."  Please contact Webmaster.
    MARCH 24, 2006
    Cousin Gwen writes: "I would like to discover more about my husband's great grandmother, Emma Self. Emma married David Jenkins in 1873 at Stockton, UK, and they had four children: Susan (married names: Williams (1) Widdette (2)), Lilian (married name Jefferson), Elizabeth (married Richard Harris) and Thomas
    William Jenkins (my husband's grandfather, married to Harriet Louise Taplin). All we know about Emma Self is that her father's name was W illiam, and I'm assuming that they came from North East England, as that is where her husband, David Jenkins, worked in the steelworks. I would like to find out when and where Emma was born and died, whether she had any brothers or sisters, and more about her parents.   Please contact Cousin Gwen at with a cc to Webmaster.

    JUNE 3, 2006
    From Cousin Tim:  "I'm looking for more info on a Rosina (or Rosaline) Ann Ruth Self, born approx 1847 in either Bungay, Suffolk, Ditchingham, Norfolk or maybe Yarmouth. She was the daughter of George Self a miller. She married Thomas Baines in Kensington in 1870, and lived in Hammersmith. After he died she remarried Frank Pittis, and finally died in Acton in 1929. Any help appreciated." Please contact Webmaster.
    SEPTEMBER 3, 2006
    I would like to know if anyone has information on an ancestor of mine. Her name is Helen (Helena) Self (née O Flaherty). Helen (Helena) was born in Co Wexford, Ireland, between 1861 & 1880 and was one of eight O Flaherty children, born to William O Flaherty & Dora Butler of Wexford Town.  In 1905 Helen was in Bootle, Liverpool, acting as a godmother at her nephew's baptism. I assume that she remained in England, possibly in Liverpool. I have recently learned that Helen married a Self' and hope that someone can provide any more details.--Cousin Rachel. Please contact Webmaster.

    NOVEMBER 19, 2007
    From Cousin Martyn: "I have a connection by marriage to Virtue GINBEY (born Virtue SELF), who died in Columbus, Ohio in 1896. Her husband was William Edward Ginbey, who was born in England in January 1809.  He was my great x3 grandfather - I am descended from Georgeanna Ginbey, a daughter from his first marriage to Dorothy BULL.

    "After Dorothy died, William Edward Ginbey married Virtue Self in 1851. They had children Matilda Self Ginbey, Thomas Robert Self Ginbey, Edward Self Ginbey and Emma Self Ginbey in England and then emigrated on board the "Universe" from Liverpool, arriving at the port of New York on 24 March 1859. Their destination was Herkimer county, where William Edward's father James S. Ginbey had settled several years earlier. They had further children Elizabeth Ginbey, William Ginbey and Robert Ginbey in America. They later moved to Ohio, where William Edward pre-deceased Virtue, in 1884.

    "Julie Walton and Jill Poloni have worked with me on this research, and between us we might be able to answer questions about Virtue or her husband. So these will be most welcome."  Please contact Webmaster.

    "We would also be very interested to hear from anyone who has connections with Virtue or knows anything about her family. The record of her death gives her date of birth as 3 February 1834 and we assume this was in Norwich. Her parents were Thomas Self, a carpenter, and Matilda Lancaster. She had brothers Robert Self
    (who with Georgeanna witnessed a marriage in 1853) and Thomas Self (who emigrated on the same ship as she did), so perhaps someone reading this knows of them."

    Cousin Sidney writes: "I am searching for the birth of my great grandmother Ann  Elizabeth Self circa 1855.She gave birth to my Grandfather Lewis Self at 2 Barking Road,Canning Town,West Ham,Essex on the 1st.August 1870.The birth certificate does not give the name or occupation of the father.The mother’s occupation is given as Domestic Servant and her residence as the Union Workhouse Leytonstone{essex}.I presume she was an orphan.On 16 Feb.1873 she married Josah Bentley at the church of St.James the Great in the district of Bethnal Green,Middlesex.The marriage certificate gives her father’s name as William Self A witness at the marriage was Sarah Self.In the 1871 Census a Samuel Self was head of family living on St.James Rd..Bethnal Green.His wife’s name was Sarah and they had a daughter named Sarah.i believe Samuel was Ann Elizabeth’s uncle or great-uncle since his age is given as 70.In the 1881 Census,Josiah Bentley is head of family in West Ham,Essex,his wife is Annie, aged 26, and says she was born in Westminster. They have a son Lewis Bentley aged 10.However,when Lewis married in 1889 he used the surname Self.I can find no record of the birth of Ann Elizabeth Self in the London area circa 1855.Note that Samuel Self was born in Chiswick,Middlesex,about 1801." Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Julia writes: "Trying to find any information on my gr gr gr grandfather Edwin Selfe, born ABT 1810 Bristol, England. His parents could have come from the Wiltshire area? He married my gr gr gr grandmother Jane Anne Mansel Cooper Shewen, 15th of April 1834, on Westbury-on Trym, Gloucester England. Looking to find who Edwin Selfes parents were."  Please contact Cousin Julia and Webmaster.

    Can anyone help me with information on my great great great grandfather Edwin Self/e, born circa 1810, Bradford Wiltshire England. Have only ben able to go far back on my Selfe, family tree as Edwin Selfe...Trying to find who, his parents and siblings were...Edwin Selfe, married Jane Anne Mansel Cooper Shewen, on the 15Th of April 1834, at Westbury-on-Trym, Gloucester.. Witnesses to the marriage are James and Sarah Mcguire...My email address is  if anyone has Edwin Selfe in their family tree...

    Cousin Lee is "trying to find the parents of Emma Self, born in 1854 I believe in Suffolk. She married Joseph Henry Sadler in 1877 (I have marriage Cert -in  Middlesex ) and on that certificate she states her father as John Self a labourer. I believe her birth details are 1854 4b 357 Kings Lynn June.   I have located an Emma Self but her father is not John but Mickleburgh or even Michael on one.  Any help would be very much appreciated."  Please contact Cousin Lee and  Webmaster.

    Cousin Marcus writes: "I am researching my family hisrory and wish to fin out more with regards to SIR ROBERT CARR SELFE will date 4th june 1964, MISS ADA ROSETTA SELFE will date 21st september 1964, MISS MARY LOUISA SELFE will date 30th december 1959, MURIEL EMILY MILLICENT GARRETT formerly SELFE. MURIEL MILLICENT GARRATT married HARRY GARRATT in registry district HAMPSTEAD, their daughter BARBARA MARY GARRATT married name DINGLEY was mother to my father TIMOTHY JOHN DINGLEY also wish to track TIMOTHY DINGLEY'S FATHER believed to have surname ARMSTRONG, have copies of vaious documentation including wills and marriage certificates."  Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Bob writes: "I live in Australia and I'm researching my Self relatives from Norfolk.  My great, great grandmother was Mary Ann Self, born 1811 in Norfolk, and married to Robert Slapp in 1835.  Mary Ann's father was John Self, born 1785 in Norfolk, and I'm trying to found out more about him, and as far back as possible.  In my research I came across a murderer named John Self who was executed in 1841, and I'm wondering if he was in my family, and if he was part of the reason they migrated to Australia in the mid-1800's--not sure when, would love more info about when and how they came out to settle in Sydney."  Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Sue writes: "I notice that you have under Trowbridge John Self and wife Martha who I believe to have been Martha Rudman who married John Self 10 April 1787.  You have one child for them John 1899 but I believe they also had James 1789-1850 who married Sarah Dyer 22 August 1809 in Trowbridge.  The family then appear in Bath.  James and Sarah had the following children: 
    Sarah Self (my great great grandmother) 1813 who married Richard Jones in 1833
    Martha Rudamn Self 1820-1873
    John Dyer Self 1822-1897 married Mary Ann Smith 9 Aug 1842
    Elizabeth Dyer Self 1829
    Henry George Self 1832

    I am trying to find where John Self c1767 who married Martha Rudman, was from as I can find no baptism record in Trowbridge.  I suspect Martha may be Martha Rudman/Redman 1774 from melksham daughter of  ‘James Rudman and Meriam’"
    Please contact Webmaster.
    Cousin Leona is "Looking for information on Thomas Self who married Ann Thurlow  15 Dec 1811, Wortham, Suffolk, England.  Ann Thurlow was born in 1785 in Wortham, Suffolk, England.  Her parents were John and Ann Thurlow.  Thanks.Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin David writes: "Ernest Jack Self:  Born Halsworth Suffolk--was in the Colstream Guards 1914-18 war had I believe 15 Brothers and sisters , His Mother lived all her life in Halsworth died at the age of 96. Jack died a young man in 1941 living in Martham Norfolk. I am his youngest son, Came to New Zealand as a child migrant 1950.
    I am particularly interested in any of his war stories I have Three children Michael, Mary And Richard and seven Grandchildren    
    Please contact Webmaster.         

    Cousin Andrea writes: " am looking for any information on the family of Sarah SELF, born September 1881, in Scrattage, Middlesex.  She was born to Robert SELF and Emily HARRIS.  Her siblings as far as I know from both the 1881 census and 1891 census are:  William, Henry, Beatrice, Edith and George.  Sarah(Sally) immigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1913, with her husband Thomas WOODLEY, and their three children.  She was apparently disowned by her family at this point - I understand Thomas Woodley was a gardener at her parent's estate. Do you know anything about her parents and grandparents? I am her great-grandaughter.
    Please contact Webmaster.

    Cousin Jim writes:  "My ancestors include Joseph Walker Self.  The only info I have on him is born c. 1820 in Pulham, Norfolk County, England.   He may have been married twice.  m. Sophia Arliss (date?) and had daughter Anna Elizabeth Self b. Sept 1848 in Hull, Yorkshire County, England.  m. Elizabeth Oldham (date?) and had children Clara, Thomas, Charles, Rebecca and George.  Any further info on Joseph would be greatly appreciated.  Please contact Webmaster.


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