Rootsweb Database: UK_GLANV
Purpose: This information has been gathered by myself in the process of researching my own ancestry.
It is published here until I have established proven links to my own relatives, when the data will be moved
to the other database. Meanwhile I make it available for others benefit.
Content: The information is certainly incomplete so far, but I attempt to update the
database each month with any new facts.
Hence (for example) it would be quite wrong to
presume the baptism to be of the same-named individual as one who married 25 years later - another
same-named individual may also have lived, but their information is not yet transcribed here.
It should be noted that the surname spelling variations (and some
christian names) have all been normalised to GLANVILLE in this database, and are not reproduced
exactly as found. This helps when searching, but does not reflect the original source information.
Thus it is as important as ever to verify information provided, to your own satisfaction.
I have no further information on these people other than what is published here - so by all means contact me
with corrections, additional information or to see if I am about to publish more information - but understand
that the likelihood is that I will have no further information available.
I am only attempting to hold information on Glanvilles who were born, married or died in the UK, and whose
date of birth was prior to the year 1900.
Quality: I have linked together individuals into
pedigrees in the absence of definite confirmation. Therefore it should be understood that although
the linkage between parent and child at baptism, between father (but not mother) and children in a
census, and between spouses at marriage can be relied on; motherhood of census-identified
individuals cannot be certain. Nor can it be taken as proven that (even in the event of
the name being unusual) only a single person existed in the case of a baptism and marriage in the
same name - unless confirmed by something separate such as a census entry naming the relationship.
However, I have made such assumptions in this database and you should seek additional confirmation before
accepting it as Gospel Truth.
In order to facilitate sorting births and marriages, I have presumed (where there is no information
to the contrary) that births occurred 20 years or more before a known marriage, or birth of the
first child (whichever came first); that marriages occurred 20 years after the birth of the
mother and prior to the birth/baptism of the first known child. Clearly there are instances that
prove this assumption does not hold true in every case, but it does provide a basic timeframe for
Further to sorting by births, I have added a Birth when only a Baptism has been identified,
presuming the same location and a date prior to the Baptisms. By no means all genealogists
differentiate between the birth and subsequent baptism/christening, but I do.
I have added individuals such as male Glanville where census records show Glanville widows
with no clues as to their former husbands' names, or where, say a Mariner's wife was head of the
household and their husband was absent.
Finally, and this should be obvious, any transcription exercise carries the inherent risk of
mistakes being made in the recording. I have found some myself through checking, but would be pleased to hear about those I've missed, so I can improve the quality for all.