Sunday, June 14, 2009

Pimble / Pymble Facebook group

If you are interested in the names PIMBLE and/or PYMBLE, or have the name, then why not sign up and be in contact with others who share the interest or the name?

You'd be very welcome.


Stephen Pimble who 'died' in 1799 - real or invented?

Since my 21 March blog which mentioned the Stephen Pimble whose memorial stone appears on the walls of the church featured in the Moby Dick film I have heard from Derek Pimble.

In his email Derek says:

On your excellent web-site, there was mention of the film 'Moby Dick'. I visited the Whalers' Chapel at New Bedford, Connecticut some years ago. As the film showed, there is a pulpit in the shape of the prow of a ship, and memorial tablets round the wall, but no sign of Stephen.

What we see in the film is a film set at Elstree (Studios in London). How they came to use the Pimble name, I was never able to find out in spite of exhaustive enquiries both here and elsewhere in the USA. I have two photos of the interior of the Chapel, but they don't really tell us anything. I could send you copies if you think it worthwhile.

Many thanks to Derek for this additional information, it was Derek who first told me about the film. I bought the video but who has a video player these days? must get it transferred to a DVD.

Derek kindly sent me the photos and one of a gravestone that resolves an issue I had with a stray marriage of Hannah Pimble to John Williams.

THANKS again Derek!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

1911 Wales census is now loaded to the Archive

I have loaded the 1911 Wales census to the searchable Archive at

searchable Archive

This means that most entries for England and Wales between 1841 and 1911 are available to be searched.

Please feel free to contact me with any queries, amendments etc.


Tuesday, June 09, 2009

1911 Wales census is now available

Released today is the Wales 1911 census.

It'll take me a little while to get them sorted and loaded to my Archive at the Guild (of One-Name Studies) website.

When I have completed the updates I will announce it here.