Monday, July 04, 2011

Sally Pimble pitch Maisemore, Gloucestershire

One my first trip to Maisemore last week I met some very nice people, one of whom called me later to say that he now knew where Sally Pimble Pitch was and that he would show me.

The Pitch is on the Over Old Road heading out of the village and before Hiams Lane. (map 51.9053, -2.2820).

What is interesting is that I have no record of a Sally Pimble having been born anywhere! However Sally is sometimes used as pet form of Sarah.

This is potentially Sarah Ann PIMBLE (nee NEWMAN) born 1839 and who died aged 89 in 1928. She is shown variously as living at Woolridge and on Old Road. Sarah married Samuel PIMBLE (born 1838) on 14 November 1859. Samuel though died in 1864 aged just 26.

Thomas son of Samuel and Sarah Ann emigrated to the US via Canada. Thomas married Mary Elizabeth BAKER in Canada and many of their descendants were born in Pennsylvania.

Friday, June 24, 2011

New style Pimble Facebook group set up

The old Facebook Pimble / Pymble group is about to be archived.

I have set up a new style Facebook Pimble & Pymble group all old FB members are welcome as are any others interested in these surnames. The New FB group is Pimble & Pymble Family History (One-Name study)

Friday, March 25, 2011

South Wales, United Kingdom and New South Wales, Australia

I was just thinking; wouldn't it be nice if the South Wales PIMBLE's and the New South Wales PYMBLE's were related?

I had thought they were, even though I had no documentary evidence to support my belief.

DNA evidence from the Norfolk branch of the PIMBLE's, who are related directly to the South Wales PIMBLE's, seems to suggest the SW & NSW PIMBLE / PYMBLE are two different families. It would be great though to confirm this conclusion and the only way to do that is via a 'Y'chromosome test..

The two South Wales brothers who are known to have emigrated to the US after WWI did not leave any known descendants.

There are three extant branches of PIMBLE's in the US, one related to the NSW PYMBLE's and one branch where we are not sure if they match with any of the UK originating groups - it would be nice to know.