Re: Alice,Lizzie,Edith,Edward,Harry, Ellen- Watford,UK
Sorry to take so long to reply.My great-grandfather George Rickett was born in Bovingdon in 1851 and was married to Annie Rosetta Elbourne, of Bovingdon.George's parents wereThomas Rickett, born in Bovingdon in 1827, who married Mary Rackley.The UK 1881 Census shows Thomas living in Devon, England, 200+ miles away, by the time he was 54 years old. Thomas's parents were James Rickett, born in Bovingdon and his wife was Hannah.There are still families called Rickett in the small village of Bovingdon and there have been as far back as the mid 1550s.
George and Annie moved to Devon after their marriage.Their grandsons, Alfred and Herbert Staddon ran away to NZ after a row with their father, so I have lots of relations living in NZ now - when they're not taking time out to travel around Europe!
We are undoubtedly distantly related. I'll try to put the pieces together to see if I can find the connection.