Calendar of added and updated items
New information on the Willis Wilbert Oliver (c1875-1907) family
Almost all the people on this site have been updated with the one or more of the following recently released record groups:
1921 Canadian Census
1911 English Census
Devon parish records - images of parish registers coming online at FindMyPast
Added a search tab. You can now search this site for names or places.
Moved list of children to near the top of their parent's page rather than at the bottom.
Lots of photos have come my way. Thank you!
- Drucilla Oliver & husband William Arnott
- their granddaughter Eva May Lawless, age 3
- Mary Oliver & husband Robert Linton & family
- their daughter Effie and son George
- Stanley Neale: passenger lists in 1911 & 1930, gravestone photo
- Linton Gill gravestone photo
And, in the English Probate Calendar, the following people:
- William Richard Cosway, 1895
- Mary Oliver, spinster, 1871
- Charles Manning Pasmore, 1942
- James Pasmore, 1898
- William Pasmore, 1872
- William Pasmore, 1882
New site features: Click the button labeled "Extended Family" found near the top of each person's page to open a nifty chart linking to 4 generations of ancestors as well as the person's siblings and children. Click on any superscripted citation reference to view the highlighted citation.
Found several key Devon marriages:
- William Oliver & Susanna Wellington in 1777
- John Oliver & Mary Read in 1790
- John Oliver & Susanna Lake in 1806
Some Canadian additions:
- Photo of Robert & Mary (Oliver) Linton in front of their house in Campbellford, Ontario; this couple in the 1871 census with two children
- Obituary and obsequies for Mary Oliver Linton, 1848-1928
- More about Stanley Hubert Neale (thanks, Kathy)
- Campbellford gravestone photos for John Hubert Neale, Blanche Sarah Linton & her husband William Henry Noell Gill
- Obituary from the Montreal Gazette for William Henry Noell Gill, 1940
- Obituary for Frank Linton, 1924
- Minnie Anderson Oliver Brown, death 1966, British Columbia
- My ancestor Thomas Oliver & family in the Canada West (Ontario) 1861 census
- Birth certificate for my ancestor Sarah Oliver in 1851. The search was complicated by the fact that she was not given a name by the time the birth was registered!
- Obituaries in the Calgary Herald for Robert McClive Linton in 1971 and his father Adam Thomas Linton, 1957
- A photograph of little Emma Oliver's gravestone in Ashcombe, Devon (thank you to Lois for tracking this down)
- Four Oliver wills in Devon: Richard (dated 1831), his wife Sarah (dated 1844), his father William (written in 1796), and William's grandson John (dated 1852). As well, Sarah's signature was on the administration papers for Richard's estate
- A marriage record for Richard's parents. William married Ann WILSON in 1755 in Stockleigh English
- Added many more Olivers from Cheriton Fitzpaine. As yet, they don't all fit together but I hope that many of them will eventually. There are small charts of these family fragments and many have their own pages.
- One of the newly included lines (with the collaboration of Jamie Barton) includes the John Oliver family that immigrated to Canada in 1911 . Also, photos for this family...hopefully we will receive photos of other lines and perhaps see some resemblances?!
- The website has undergone renovations! There are some visual changes but the primary change is that much of the content has been rewritten, citations edited, and photos cleaned up. There are a lot more census and other data as the explosion of accessible primary information continues. Please let me know about any typos or unclear sections.
- A new type of chart has been added to Second Site, the software I use to make this website. The collapsible and expandable descendant chart is great for seeing the "big picture". You can open up the whole thing or just the parts of interest to you. Check it out -- Richard Oliver's descendants
- Published the Oliver website