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Welcome !!

Posted: 4 Jan 2001 2:11AM GMT
Edited: 26 Jul 2002 10:42AM GMT
Hi

My name is Steve Oatway - I've just found this message board, if anyone else comes across this message then drop me a line .

Thanks

Re: Welcome !!

Helen Oatway (View posts)
Posted: 4 Jan 2002 11:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Steve & all the other Oatways out there,
Just curious as to how far & wide the family has spread.
I'm part of the Middlesbrough Oatway family (north east UK), fourth generation in this part of England, but before then the family lived in Devon/Cornwall.Did you know there is an Oatway family ghost? Katy Oatway walks the stairways at Chambercombe Manor, Devon. She was the daughter of "Wrecker" Oatway,a shipwrecker and smuggler in the (I think)1700's.
Happy New Year Oatways! Helen

Re: Welcome !!

Posted: 5 Jan 2002 12:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Jul 2002 10:42AM GMT
Hello Helen,
Our branch of the Oatways has been in the Manchester area for years, but originally came from Devon/Bristol, we moved to Lincolnshire three years ago. We also know of Oatways in Wales, who mentioned a North East branch of the family. We have managed to get our tree back to the early 1800s, but don't know how/where you would fit in! If you would like to swap family tree info please contact me at Steve@oatway.demon.co.uk
Cheers
Steve

Re: Welcome !!

Posted: 5 Jul 2002 5:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi everyone! I just found this message board as well. Steve are you from the Vancouver area?
I have heard a variation of the ghost story - a baby girl had been washed up on shore after a shipwreck and she was kept in the castle tower due to mental retardation. After her parents died she died of starvation and now roams the castle causing anyone who stays overnight to go crazy. However, I think your version is probably closer to the truth. Do you have any more information?

Re: Welcome !!

Posted: 26 Jul 2002 3:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Jul 2002 4:02AM GMT
Hi, I'm another Canadian. Glad I found this sight. Our family settled just outside of Winnipeg, Manitoba. My Great Uncles ( all brothers) came here and built a house for their widowed mother when she came over from England. We have done a family tree search and I can give more info if you want. Always glad to hear from another Oatway.

Re: Welcome !!

Posted: 26 Jul 2002 9:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Jul 2002 10:42AM GMT
Hi Karen

I do seem to keep hearing from you Canadians !!. I have done a great deal of research here in the UK and have extensive records, there are a couple of other people I correspond with who also have lots of information. My ancestors from the Bristol area did go to PE Island I believe so it is possible we can link some of your information with mine.
Please keep in touch and we can exchange.

regards


Steve

Re: Welcome !!

Posted: 26 Jul 2002 9:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Jul 2002 10:42AM GMT
Karen

Nice to hear from you !, I actually live in the UK and am actively researching my Oatway history. If this is of interest to you then let me know where you are up to and I'll help out wherever I can. I have actually visited Chambercoombe Manor where the ghost of Kate Wallace walks so I'm fairly sure of my story. !!

Regards

Steve

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Karen (View posts)
Posted: 30 Jul 2002 2:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Steve,

I am interested in what you have found regarding your family history. I will contact you via email if that is okay with you.

Karen

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Posted: 14 Dec 2006 11:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Steve,
I am also Steve Oatway small world eh? My family came from the Manchester area and my father was Austin and his father was Alfred who was married to my gran who i believe was called Eleanor Lord.My dad had a brother called Joe and 3 sisters, Doris,Brenda and Rita. Thats my sum knowledge of my family tree my father did not even know the names of his grandparents, incredible.
Nice to know there are more Oatway's out there than i thought.

Steve

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Posted: 5 Jan 2007 6:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: OATWAY
Hi would your Great Uncles be Edward Palmer Oatway and Charles Evered Oatway who emigrated to Selkirk Manitoba Canada in 1896? His mother's name was Sophie Anne nee Evered. His father was Edward Palmer Oatway born 1837 - 1894 Both were born in Somerset in England. Edward Palmer Oatway was born in Somerton Somerset and was the second son of John Oatway 27 Jun 1805 - 1890 also born in Somerton Somerset. His father was William Oatway 20 Nov 1776 - 19 Jul 1825 was born in Yarnscombe Devon and moved to Somerton Somerset.
If so my part of the family comes from that branch of the Oatway's. The great Uncles were my Great great grandfather younger brothers.
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