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Re: FEIRN Surname Variations
Posted by: Gillian Margaret Feirn Date: February 09, 2002 at 20:55:55
In Reply to: Re: FEIRN Surname Variations by Andrea Turton of 25

Hi Andrea,

I wanted to make a correction in my statement about Barnetby-le-Wold and the Beeston side of my family. I remembered after I sent my last message that the Beestons were in Elsham and were organists there, not Barnetby. My father's father, George Feirn and his wife Sarah Alice Mabel Beeston are buried in Elsham churchyard along with his maternal grandparents. The Barnetby connection is through my Feirn side of the family like yours. My father's paternal grandparents, George Dewsbury Feirn and his wife Emma Overton are buried in Barnetby churchyard along with their son Harry Feirn and his wife Edith Ann Holt, and also George Dewsbury Feirn's son, Fred's wife, Betsy Baker. I didn't write down that Fred Feirn was buried there so maybe he is not. It was Barnetby where I visited my father's aunt, Elizabeth who married William Elvidge, and also his uncle Harry Feirn who married Edith Ann Holt. The latters' 2 sons Harry and James Dewsbury also lived there. I loved going to visit Jimmy as he always gave my sister and me a bag of Smith's crisps, so that was a real treat!!

So your mention that Megginson Feirn (George Dewsbury's older brother) married Myra in Barnetby makes sense. I wonder if he is also buried there?

Sorry about the rusty memory of Barnetby and Elsham! They all seem so far away from Texas!!!!!!


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