Sunday, July 18, 2010

William Pimble born 1832 Cheltenham, England, died Rhode Island, US 1909

MANY THANKS are due to Katie in the US, for very kindly providing a photograph of a key Tombstone from a Cemetery in Providence, Rhode Island that has confirmed a linking of names.

This new information, together with the new Rhode Island records available on Ancestry has enabled us to create a link between the Rhode Island PIMBLE family and the descendants of George PIMBLE. George who died in Aston, Birmingham in 1849.

This is a significant breakthrough and means we now have links of Rhode Island to the UK Midlands but also through 'Y' DNA we can link the UK Midlands PIMBLEs and to the Australian PYMBLEs. By implication therefore the Rhode Island and Australian groups are related.

There is still much research work to be done to explain some inconsistencies and obtain currently missing information but it is a great step forward. Thanks Katie

Saturday, July 17, 2010

William Pimble born 1827 dies in Bengal in 1852

William was serving as a Private with the 61st (South Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot and is reported to have died in Kussowlie.

A website says:

The 61st (South Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army, created in 1758 and amalgamated into The Gloucestershire Regiment in 1881.

The 61 was despatched to India in 1845, and did not return home until 1860. Duting this period it took part in the Sikh War, fought at Sadoolapore, Chillianwallah, and Goojerat, was engaged in the frontier war near Peshawur in 1851, and finally at the siege of Delhi during the Mutiny.

I need to do more research but this may explain why a William born in Cheltenham did not appear on census records after 1841. The Glosters Museum is due a visit I think.