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Cerswell

Posted: 15 Apr 2001 5:19PM GMT
Edited: 9 Feb 2002 10:53PM GMT
I hail from a family named Cerswell, they were located in the BondHead/Bradford area of Ontario. Prior to that I believe from Scotland. My maiden name was Heppleston, and I am researchin both these names and that of my Great G-mother Speers from Alliston Ontario.

Thank you in advance for any assistance you can afford me.

Leslie

Re: Heppleston

Posted: 16 Oct 2001 3:52AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Jan 2002 11:50PM GMT
Leslie,

Are you related in any to a Ruth or W.T. Heppleston ?

Martha Lightner

Re: Heppleston

Posted: 17 Oct 2001 2:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Feb 2002 10:53PM GMT
Surnames: Cerswell, Heppleston, Speers, Chaplain, Mitchell
Martha: I have an aunt Ruth, her brother John William is my grandfather. Their father was James and mother was Alice Thackray.

Please get back to me privately at the address above.

Leslie

Re: Heppleston

Posted: 17 Oct 2001 2:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Jan 2002 11:50PM GMT
Surnames: Heppleston
Leslie,

Thank you for looking it up. The Ruth I am looking for, her parents are George Sanford Davis and Florence Mary Smith. I believe I may have found them.

Martha

Re: Cerswell

Jena (View posts)
Posted: 7 Dec 2001 6:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cerswell
Hello, my name is Jena Cerswell. For years I have been in search for the slightest details of my family history.
If you could E-mail me I would greatly appreciate it. I would love to ask you some questions and maybe I could answer some of yours.

Re: Cerswell

Posted: 8 Dec 2001 3:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Feb 2002 10:53PM GMT
Surnames: Cerswell, Heppleston, Mitchell, Chaplain
Jena, please contact me at my personal e-mail address.
leslie.welfare@sympatico.ca
Thank you

Re: Cerswell

Posted: 26 Feb 2002 7:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
You will probably find your CERSWELL is actually a CARSWELL...misspelt when your ancestors could not write so therefore did not know to change it. The name originates as a placename. The WELL we know today, a pipe in the ground with an electric pump on it, was once a whole in the ground lined with stone out of which water was drawn with a bucket. Before that, however, the WELL was the place at the stream, brook, lake or river where the villagers went to draw water by dipping a bucket into the stream. When watercress or "CRESS" grew nearby it was referred to as the CRESSWELL (in England) or with the heavy Scottish accent sounded like CARSE and therefore the CARSEWELL.... eventually the extra E was dropped from the middle of the name.

So, when you look for CERSWELL records, don't overlook the CARSWELL ones.... they are more common and originate in villages wherever watercress grew by the well. (Naturally, the CARSWELLs lived nearest that well...probably because they were smart enough to know that they needed water everyday and used their brain rather than their braun! :o)

Re: Heppleston

Leslie Welfare (View posts)
Posted: 6 May 2002 1:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Martha, I am related to both, please contact me at the e-mail address leslie.welfare@sympatico.ca directly.
Leslie
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