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I have just started to research the "Bridgewater's" after a family reunion in February 2001.
Typically it was a family Wedding and everyone said how sad that we only meet at Weddings and Funerals so I have been put in charge of organising a reunion for next May 2002 and preparing the family tree for the reunion. It seems an ideal opportunity when we are all together to fill in a lot of the gaps.
This family tree will also mark the end of the line for this branch of the "Bridgewater's" as there are no more male descendents.

My starting point is with Joseph Bridgewater, my Great Grandfather, who was born on the 10th July 1866 in Ladywood, Birmingham in the County of Warwick.
He married an Elizabeth Dovey on 16th April 1892 at St Catherine's Church, Nechells, Birmingham.
Joseph died on the 19th December 1953 in Birmingham.

September 2002 Update.
Still digging away at the roots of the tree, have now got back a couple of generations to John and Alice Bridgewater. This was greatly aided by the 1881, 1891 & 1901 Census Information I was able to access on-line. If only more information was available on-line it would be so much easier.

September 2003 Update.
Despite slow progress for most of the year have made an astonishing find - Someone else is also investigating the Bridgewaters from the Cradley area and we share a common ancester in John Bridgewater (1799 - 1846)Steph Robinson is to thank for the information regarding John and his ancestors going back to Edward Bridgewater born around the beginning of the 1700's.

Bridgewater Family Tree from the Midlands in the UK
Updated September 8, 2003

Lesley Jane Abdolhosseini
lesley@smallfruit.fsnet.co.uk

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