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Old 28th April 2011, 02:07   #1
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Gloucestershire placename

My 4x gg, Robert Marsh, immigrated to New York, then to Upper Canada in the late 1700's. His tombstone still exists and is legible. It reads: "Sacred in the memory of Robert Marsh a native of Lorrige, Gloucestershire, England..." I have tried, unsuccessfuly, to locate a place called Lorrige in Gloucestershire. Does anyone have any ideas of where this place might be? i'm assuming that it is spelled incorrectly on the tombstone...
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Old 28th April 2011, 08:42   #2
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Re: Gloucestershire placename

Hi Katie. I imagine the place was a small hamlet. Today it is very rural area, about 20miles due north of Bristol, near Berkeley

This web page maygive you an idea

http://www.mouseprice.com/property-i...-Berkeley-Road

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Old 28th April 2011, 12:17   #3
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Re: Gloucestershire placename

Hi Katie
Just listing this find, not sure if your family but worth keeping to one side in your search, very interesting.
Robert Marsh Upper Canada
Tasmania Convict Ledgers 1846
sorry cannot make out remarks.
Maybe one of the forum will be able to help.
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Re: Gloucestershire placename

http://www.richmondhill.ca/documents...0009_app_b.pdf

Hi Katie,a very interested story.
Found this link(above)......so he liveth on with the stars

As Dave said Lorridge these days is little more than a few houses scattered around....but in his Day it was probably very important piece of land for the Berkely estate....if you google Berkely Castle it will give you an idea of the importance to the local area.
Like the fact that your Robert Marsh called his homestead Lorridge...in the above link.
Nice old picture of the old house as well.

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Old 29th April 2011, 00:34   #5
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Robert Marsh

Thanks, Lee, for that information. I have visited the David Dunlap Observatory and knew the family connection...but had not seen that particular file. With the city ever expanding, it is a struggle to keep heritage properties intact.
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Old 29th April 2011, 00:37   #6
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Re: Gloucestershire placename

Thanks, as well, for all the info on Lorridge. Not a huge spelling error...but an error nonetheless...

Not sure, Oz, who the Robert Marsh on the Tasmanian Transport would be...could certainly be an descendant of "my" Robert Marsh. Worth looking into.
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Re: Gloucestershire placename

Hi Katie May

Re. Lorrige, it's actually originated from a farm called "Lorridge Farm", in Berkeley Heath, on the A38 road, Gloucestershire. I am descended from Thomas Marsh, the eldest-half brother of your Robert Marsh.

I visited the farm in 2004. I took photo the farm and its barn.

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Lorridge

Thanks, Andrew, for the information on Lorridge Farm.
Do you have any information on the parents of Robert Marsh and your Thomas Marsh? That's as far as I have gotten back with that particular line.

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Re: Gloucestershire placename

I am descended from Robert Marsh's wife, Sarah (Bridgford). Sarah's first husband was Robert Bridgford. Their son, David, is my 3rd great grandfather. It appears that Robert came over to New York on Robert Bridgford's ship (he was captain). When Robert Bridgford was murdered, his widow, Sarah, married Robert Marsh. They came to Upper Canada in the mid to late 1790's. Would love to get in touch with you to exchange info.


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Re: Lorridge

Hi katie May

The parents of your Robert Marsh (b.1771) were Stephen Marsh (1717-178 and Mary Bishop. Stephen's first wife Mary Blick. I am descended from their son Thomas. Stephen also had other wife in France namely Mary Bourteois where he was a soldier and officer in the English Army and fought in the Seven Years War (1756-63).

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