m’Roots

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I have been researching my family tree for more than 25 years. I have built, not only data of my direct ancestors but also developed many branches of other relations. So here’s the story so far.

There are currently 1,840 individuals on this database.

You can use the ‘Search’ on the right of this page or take a look through this index that will provide data, trees and resources. You can contact me about this data here.

Branches of my direct family are here:

The Waugh’s of Bristol, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Devon

These are my direct Waugh ancestors stretching back to the 17th century in England and then, hopefully, beyond in Scotland.

John Waugh (1771-1802) was born and died in Bristol, in 1795 he married Hester Evans, born in Bristol in 1775. They had two sons and a daughter – John Waugh (1796-1888), Robert Waugh (1798-1883) and Elisabeth Waugh (1800-1801). John’s father, my 5x great-grandfather, had the same name and lived for a while, at least, in Bristol with John senior’s brother, Robert.

My grandfather, Albert Edwin Waugh (1894-1975), told me on more than one occasion that our branch of the Waugh family originated from Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty. I have not yet been able to tie the family in the West of England in the 17th-18th century to those in Scotland. I have created a few tentative links over the years – but I won’t publish any detail until I can positively verify the connection. I do however believe that John Waugh senior is that link. If you have any information please contact me.

As you can see above I have extensively researched many branches of my family and created data in relation to my blood relatives and those they married. Look also at the right-side menu and see further stories of some of my ancestors. Meanwhile here are a few scanned documents connecting my Waugh family over the generations (click them to enlarge):

1841 - Robert Waugh, my great-great-great Grandfather, a hatter at home with his family in Bitton Gloucestershire.

1841 – Robert Waugh, my great-great-great Grandfather, a hatter at home with his family in Bitton Gloucestershire. He lived to the age of 85 years, dying in 1883.

1851 - Edwin Waugh, my great-great Grandfather, an assistant engineer, at home with his parents, Robert and Eliza at Bitton Gloucestershire.

1851 – Edwin Waugh, my great-great Grandfather, an assistant engineer, at home with his parents, Robert and Eliza at Bitton Gloucestershire.

1861 - My Great Grandfather, Clement Waugh, at home in Bitton, Gloucestershire, with his mother, siblings and his Grandfather, James Britton.

1861 – My Great Grandfather, Clement Waugh, at home in Bitton, Gloucestershire, with his mother, siblings and his Grandfather, James Britton.

1871 - Clement Waugh serving his apprenticeship as a coppersmith at Bitton in Gloucestershire.

1871 – Clement Waugh serving his apprenticeship as a coppersmith at Bitton in Gloucestershire.

4 May 1878 - Clement Waugh, who was born on the 17th February 1857, starts work as a Coppersmith at Great Western Railway, Newton Abbot.

4 May 1878 – Clement Waugh, who was born on the 17th February 1857, starts work as a Coppersmith at Great Western Railway, Newton Abbot.

1881 - Clement Waugh moves to Newton Abbot and stays as a lodger.

1881 – Clement Waugh moved to Newton Abbot in 1878 to work for The Great Western Railway as a Coppersmith and staying as a lodger by 1881 at 21 Quay Terrace.

My great-grandfather, Clement, a Coppersmith, born in Bitton, Gloucestershire in 1857. Staying in Newton Abbot as a lodger.

1891 – My great-grandfather, Clement, a Coppersmith, born in Bitton, Gloucestershire in 1857. Staying in Newton Abbot as a lodger.

1901 Census - My grandfather, his mother and father and his grandfather in 1901.

1901 Census – My grandfather, Albert, his mother and father, Clement and Sarah and his grandfather, John Lear, in 1901 at home in Newton Abbot.

1911 Census with my grandfather, Albert, his parents, Clement and Sarah and his Grandfather, John Lear.

1911 Census with my grandfather, Albert, his parents, Clement and Sarah and his Grandfather, John Lear at home in Newton Abbot. As you can see, Clement and Sarah had three children – 2 died young. They were Clement John Waugh (1892 – 1898) and Cecil Robert Waugh who was born and died in 1898. They were victims of the flu.

5 September 1914 - My granddad, Albert Waugh, joins the army to fight in the First World War. He was sent to Karachi, India, for most of the war. 50 years later he told his only grandson about it - and I have never forgotten his stories.

5 September 1914 – My granddad, Albert Waugh, joins the army to fight in the First World War. He was sent to Karachi, India, for most of the war. 50 years later he told his only grandson about it – and I have never forgotten his stories.

25 August 1919 - My granddad, Albert Edwin Waugh (1894 - 1975), started work as a foreman's clerk for the Great Western Railway at Newton Abbot. He stayed with GWR until his retirement in 1959.

25 August 1919 – My granddad, Albert Edwin Waugh (1894 – 1975), started work as a foreman’s clerk for the Great Western Railway at Newton Abbot. He stayed with GWR until his retirement in 1959.

I have developed two British historic (1750-1950) research websites – Old British News and Murder Research.