I am interested in tracing my family tree as I have two 'pieces' that seem to fit together but need to go further back.My Granddad Leslie Roper Scrimshaw (born 1907, died 1990) came from Long Sutton. He married Miriam Clifton (from Sutton St James). Granddad had two brothers and two sisters:- Harold (who married Ivy), Dorrie (Doris) (who married Reg Wright), Jack (who married Elizabeth - known ad Did), Gwen (married Ron Seaman). They all lived in the Spalding/Holbeach area.Does anyone know of a connection in Lincolnshire between the Scrimshaw and the Roper family?
My Grandad's middle name was Roper but he never asked why! We think we might be able to tie up with the Roper family (and I will try and cut a long story short) but a friend of ours whos maiden name was Scrimshaw has an ancestors who also had Roper as a middle name. We think that my great, great grandfather and one of her relations may have been brothers but just need the proof! (Hope that makes sense!)
Also, does anyone know where I could find records of marriages/deaths in the Long Sutton area, my family were not Anglicans and my grandparents marriage was the first to be recorded in the Sutton St James Baptist Church book!
Any other information on the Lincolnshire Scrimshaws will be greatfully received!