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Re: Drinkwater family name
Posted by: Steve Mann (ID *****9148) Date: October 05, 2003 at 15:11:59
In Reply to: Re: Drinkwater family name by Colin Drinkwater of 462

Colin,

I see that you are related to the Blakesley Drinkwaters. My wife descends from Drinkwaters of Cold Higham, which is very nearby. I recently went to Cold Higham and Blakesley to see the areas and find any relevant records. In Blakesley at the parish cemetery I found a booklet full of Blakesley burials. There were many Drinkwaters. I took digital pictures of each page and will soon transcribe them.

I am hoping that the Blakesley Drinkwaters are related to those in Cold Higham, but as of yet have found no confirming evidence other than proximity. I am stuck at William Drinkwater who married Mary Hopley. Mary was born in Cold Higham on 23 Jul 1774. I have no birth date or place for William nor a marriage date.

Does your line have any connection to Drinkwaters of Cold Higham? Either way, I'd be happy to exchange any info on the Blakesley and Cold Higham Drinkwaters.

Steve Mann
USA


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