Saturday, July 15, 2023

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Three Things About an Ancestor

  Calling all Genea-Musings Fans:

It's Saturday Night again -
time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Here is your assignment, should you decide to accept it (you ARE reading this, so I assume that you really want to play along - cue the Mission Impossible music!):

1)  What are three things about one of your ancestors that you have learned doing genealogy research?

2)  Write your own blog post, or leave a comment on this post, or write something on Facebook.

Here's mine:

I picked my great-grandmother, Abbie Ardell "Della" (Smith) Carringer (1862-1944).  Here are my "three things":

*  Della was born 11 April 1862 in Rolling Prairie, Dodge County, Wisconsin, the daughter of Devier James Lamphear and Abbey A. (Vaux) Smith.  I wrote a genealogical sketch for her life in

*  Della was the "packrat" and conservator in her family - she saved family letters, collected family photographs, wrote a daily journal,  and left boxes of "stuff." She was artistic, an actress, educated, and was a good writer.  She tried to keep track of all of her extended family.

*  Della was the entrepreneur and astute business person in the family.  She was granted a BLM land grant in the 1880s in Cheyenne County, Kansas, bought and sold property in San Diego County, paid the bills and managed the banking, and started several in-home businesses in San Diego.  

I would have loved to be able to sit down with her and discuss her life.  I have only snapshots of events in her life that was lived during a time of great changes in the United States and in several states.


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Added and Updated FamilySearch Record Collections - Week of 8 to 14 July 2023

  I am keeping track of the new and updated historical record collections at FamilySearch ( every week.

As of 14 July 2023, there are 3,221 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 1 from last week):

The new and updated collections this week from FamilySearch are:

--- Collections Added ---

*  Tennessee, Military Discharge Records, 1861-1967 (; 284 indexed records with 140 record images, ADDED 07-Jul-2023

--- Collections Updated ---

Albania, Catholic Church Records, 1799-1967 (; 1,121 indexed records with 23 record images (was 680 records with 15 images), UPDATED 10-Jul-2023
Antigua and Barbuda, Civil Registration, 1856-1979 (; 300,420 indexed records with 44,341 record images (was 300,006 records with 44,276 images), UPDATED 13-Jul-2023
Argentina, Catamarca, Catholic Church Records, 1724-1971 (; 206,036 indexed records with 102,718 record images (was 201,481 records with 102,718 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023
Argentina, Chubut, Catholic Church Records, 1884-1974 (; 7,922 indexed records with 2,874 record images (was 7,069 records with 2,874 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023
Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, 1734-1977 (; 458,647 indexed records with 207,943 record images (was 457,893 records with 207,943 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023

Argentina, Córdoba, Censuses, 1778-1874 (; 177,575 indexed records with 5,117 record images (was 26,695 records with 892 images), UPDATED 08-Jul-2023
Argentina, Jujuy, Catholic Church Records, 1662-1975 (; 167,618 indexed records with 69,981 record images (was 164,916 records with 69,981 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023
Australia, Victoria, Wills, Probate and Administration Files, 1841-1926 (; 154,702 indexed records with 3,998,555 record images (was 154,702 records with 3,998,555 images), UPDATED 07-Jul-2023
Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1588-1913 (; 892,528 indexed records with 3,208,709 record images (was 886,924 records with 3,208,709 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023
Belgium, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1582-1914 (; 50,570 indexed records with 6,411,594 record images (was 49,779 records with 6,411,594 images), UPDATED 13-Jul-2023

Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800-1912 (; 613,787 indexed records with 372,768 record images (was 611,281 records with 372,768 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023
Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 (; 9,294,148 indexed records with 1,649,601 record images (was 9,289,108 records with 1,649,601 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023
Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1845-2013 (; Index only (509 records), no images (was 460 records with 0 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949 (; 857,013 indexed records with 357,471 record images (was 854,444 records with 356,638 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023
Brazil, Paraná, Civil Registration, 1852-1996 (; 2,977,126 indexed records with 1,689,031 record images (was 2,963,941 records with 1,689,031 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023

Brazil, Pará, Civil Registration, 1815-1995 (; 69,583 indexed records with 24,359 record images (was 66,302 records with 22,823 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023
Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Civil Registration, 1860-2006 (; 1,678,180 indexed records with 857,156 record images (was 1,676,691 records with 856,369 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Civil Registration, 1829-2012 (; 6,901,925 indexed records with 5,100,470 record images (was 6,901,658 records with 5,100,470 images), UPDATED 13-Jul-2023
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999 (; 683,002 indexed records with 1,037,638 record images (was 677,608 records with 1,037,638 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023
California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994 (; 6,497,882 indexed records with 2,841,076 record images (was 6,497,877 records with 2,841,076 images), UPDATED 13-Jul-2023

Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1633-2015 (; 7,823,525 indexed records with 982,334 record images (was 7,784,235 records with 976,954 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2018 (; 26,469,675 indexed records with 12,659,776 record images (was 26,430,030 records with 12,659,776 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023
Colombia, Civil Registration, 1553-2021 (; 551,538 indexed records with 617,814 record images (was 482,633 records with 571,383 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023
Costa Rica, Catholic Church Records, 1595-1992 (; 4,234,419 indexed records with 962,203 record images (was 4,195,284 records with 962,203 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023
Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-1975 (; 6,187,915 indexed records with 404,718 record images (was 6,181,884 records with 404,718 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023

Croatia, Church Books, 1516-1994 (; 2,990,761 indexed records with 1,421,761 record images (was 2,986,700 records with 1,421,761 images), UPDATED 11-Jul-2023
Cuba, Church Records, 1584-1960 (; 192,054 indexed records with 41,707 record images (was 192,045 records with 41,707 images), UPDATED 08-Jul-2023
Denmark, Copenhagen City, Civil Marriages, 1739-1964, Index 1877-1964 (; 296,994 indexed records with 112,568 record images (was 280,495 records with 112,568 images), UPDATED 08-Jul-2023
Dominican Republic, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1975 (; 2,274,457 indexed records with 238,265 record images (was 2,274,168 records with 238,265 images), UPDATED 13-Jul-2023
Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011 (; 6,149,349 indexed records with 1,454,787 record images (was 6,149,262 records with 1,454,787 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023

England, Cumberland Parish Registers, 1538-1990 (; 524,813 indexed records with 32,130 record images (was 524,737 records with 32,129 images), UPDATED 07-Jul-2023
Florida, Funeral Home Records, 1887-1971 (; 37,637 indexed records with 22,077 record images (was 37,232 records with 21,873 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023
Florida, Military Discharge Records, ca.1837 - ca.1970 (; 10,025 indexed records with 6,595 record images (was 9,909 records with 1,810 images), UPDATED 07-Jul-2023
Georgia, Military Discharge Records, ca.1890 - ca.1966 (; 172,667 indexed records with 107,958 record images (was 172,640 records with 107,931 images), UPDATED 07-Jul-2023
Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Wuppertal, Civil Registration, 1810-1930 (; 34,818 indexed records with 34,370 record images (was 31,930 records with 31,542 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023

Gibraltar, Civil Records, 1777-1990 (; 223,939 indexed records with 187,001 record images (was 90,573 records with 80,207 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023
Guatemala, Alta Verapaz, Civil Registration, 1877-1994 (; 1,055,723 indexed records with 17,770 record images (was 1,054,324 records with 17,770 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023
Guatemala, Baja Verapaz, Civil Registration, 1877-1994 (; 323,437 indexed records with 24,503 record images (was 319,605 records with 24,503 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023
Guatemala, Izabal, Civil Registration, 1877-1994 (; 405,644 indexed records with 9,848 record images (was 403,943 records with 9,848 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023
Haiti, Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince, Catholic Church Records, 1866-2017 (; 53,236 indexed records with 7,021 record images (was 46,638 records with 9,941 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023

Hawaii, Hawaii State Archives, Probate Packet Records, 1814-1917 (; 7,569 indexed records with 7,346 record images (was 7,569 records with 7,346 images), UPDATED 07-Jul-2023
Hawaii, Registrar of Bureau of Conveyances, Deed Records, 1846-1900 (; 29,103 indexed records with 18,386 record images (was 29,103 records with 15,766 images), UPDATED 07-Jul-2023
Hungary Civil Registration, 1895-1980 (; 12,846,808 indexed records with 5,864,285 record images (was 12,846,808 records with 5,864,285 images), UPDATED 13-Jul-2023
India, Madras Diocese Protestant Church Records, 1743-1990 (; 332,289 indexed records with 39,904 record images (was 251,960 records with 39,904 images), UPDATED 13-Jul-2023
Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1740-1900 (; 3,507,103 indexed records with 119,779 record images (was 3,433,886 records with 119,260 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023

Italy, Ravenna, Ravenna, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929 (; 28,194 indexed records with 1,759,182 record images (was 27,507 records with 1,759,182 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023
Italy, Sassari, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1803-1942 (; 37,527 indexed records with 12,887 record images (was 36,240 records with 12,386 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023
Italy, Treviso, Treviso, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1871-1941 (; 4,351 indexed records with 427,232 record images (was 4,316 records with 427,232 images), UPDATED 10-Jul-2023
Italy, Venezia, Venezia, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1871-1930 (; 17,325 indexed records with 628,744 record images (was 16,187 records with 628,744 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023
Kansas, Military Discharge Records, ca.1862 - ca.1999 (; 7,813 indexed records with 5,684 record images (was 7,769 records with 5,118 images), UPDATED 07-Jul-2023

Liberia, Vital Records, 1912-2017 (; 174,785 indexed records with 24,406 record images (was 264,540 records with 24,406 images), UPDATED 10-Jul-2023
Luxembourg Census Records, 1843-1900 (; 69,678 indexed records with 1,115,931 record images (was 42,930 records with 1,115,931 images), UPDATED 12-Jul-2023
Martinique, Church Records, 1662-1847 (; 13,321 indexed records with 2,239 record images (was 10,773 records with 1,841 images), UPDATED 12-Jul-2023
Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1977 (; 8,692,110 indexed records with 6,124,553 record images (was 8,644,139 records with 6,124,553 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023
Mexico, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970 (; 3,027,443 indexed records with 1,380,077 record images (was 3,027,246 records with 1,380,077 images), UPDATED 11-Jul-2023

Mexico, Sinaloa, Civil Registration, 1861-1929 (; 1,336,406 indexed records with 1,403,105 record images (was 1,326,726 records with 1,403,105 images), UPDATED 07-Jul-2023
New York, Military Discharge Records, 1865-1946 (; 47,307 indexed records with 8,271 record images (was 46,888 records with 8,014 images), UPDATED 07-Jul-2023
Nicaragua Civil Registration, 1809-2013 (; 2,571,907 indexed records with 2,591,542 record images (was 2,571,040 records with 2,591,542 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023
Nicaragua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-1960 (; 823,353 indexed records with 86,119 record images (was 823,343 records with 86,119 images), UPDATED 10-Jul-2023
North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 (; 7,841,809 indexed records with 1,509,652 record images (was 7,841,359 records with 1,509,652 images), UPDATED 10-Jul-2023

North Carolina, Military Discharge Records, 1915-1981 (; 4,786 indexed records with 2,556 record images (was 4,736 records with 2,551 images), UPDATED 07-Jul-2023
Norway, Oslo, Census, 1912 (; 28,795 indexed records with 6,298 record images (was 22,270 records with 1,636 images), UPDATED 11-Jul-2023
Norway, Probate Index Cards, 1640-1903 (; Index only (529,592 records), no images (was 529,592 records with 0 images), UPDATED 07-Jul-2023
Ohio, Stillbirths, 1918-1953 (; 72,040 indexed records with 99,189 record images (was 71,599 records with 98,749 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023
Oklahoma, Military Discharge Records, 1898-1993 (; 13,992 indexed records with 3,145 record images (was 13,722 records with 3,103 images), UPDATED 07-Jul-2023

Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1968 (; 10,123,275 indexed records with 3,007,818 record images (was 10,123,275 records with 3,007,818 images), UPDATED 07-Jul-2023
Palau, Church Records, 1921-1940 (; 2,762 indexed records with 250 record images (was 2,755 records with 249 images), UPDATED 07-Jul-2023
Peru, Arequipa, Catholic Church Records, 1660-2020 (; 263,454 indexed records with 50,877 record images (was 226,304 records with 47,334 images), UPDATED 07-Jul-2023
Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992 (; 21,068,557 indexed records with 4,192,353 record images (was 21,057,587 records with 4,192,353 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023
Portugal, Faro, Civil Registration, 1880-1920 (; 23,585 indexed records with 8,591 record images (was 22,032 records with 12,419 images), UPDATED 11-Jul-2023

Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911 (; 1,082,407 indexed records with 829,309 record images (was 1,082,241 records with 829,309 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023
Puerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969 (; 3,355,987 indexed records with 191,547 record images (was 3,355,251 records with 191,547 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023
Russia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates, 1833-1885 (; 288,836 indexed records with 128,317 record images (was 286,780 records with 128,317 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023
Russia, Tver Church Books, 1722-1918 (; 4,644,689 indexed records with 3,278,129 record images (was 1,527,549 records with 3,278,129 images), UPDATED 13-Jul-2023
Slovenia, Ljubljana, Funeral Accounts, 1937-1970 (; 32,133 indexed records with 96,045 record images (was 31,686 records with 96,045 images), UPDATED 13-Jul-2023

Sri Lanka, Colombo District, Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1677-1990 (; 38,315 indexed records with 33,965 record images (was 38,315 records with 33,965 images), UPDATED 13-Jul-2023
Sweden, Örebro Church Records, 1613-1918; index 1635-1860 (; 815,574 indexed records with 647,469 record images (was 814,268 records with 647,469 images), UPDATED 13-Jul-2023
Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1850 (; 72,416 indexed records with 2,968 record images (was 69,314 records with 2,968 images), UPDATED 12-Jul-2023
Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 (; 4,539,443 indexed records with 4,476,649 record images (was 4,539,443 records with 4,476,649 images), UPDATED 07-Jul-2023
Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965 (; 2,113,248 indexed records with 538,510 record images (was 2,113,224 records with 538,510 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023

Texas, Hardin County, Deed Records, 1840-1920 (; 37,481 indexed records with 30,611 record images (was 37,481 records with 27,409 images), UPDATED 13-Jul-2023
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970 (; 399,983 indexed records with 57,415 record images (was 315,210 records with 40,328 images), UPDATED 07-Jul-2023
Ukraine, Kiev Confession Lists, 1741-1918 (; 1,771,360 indexed records with 40,448 record images (was 1,744,847 records with 40,448 images), UPDATED 07-Jul-2023
Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930 (; Index only (798,207 records), no images (was 763,224 records with 0 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023
Venezuela Civil Registration, 1873-2003 (; 1,030,768 indexed records with 586,312 record images (was 1,027,712 records with 586,312 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023

Venezuela, Archdiocese of Caracas, Catholic Church Records, 1638-2020 (; 90,554 indexed records with 40,098 record images (was 81,708 records with 35,987 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023
Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1896 (; 1,863,687 indexed records with 40,062 record images (was 1,861,936 records with 40,006 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2023

--- Collections with new images ---

Hawaii, Collector of Customs, Ships' Passenger Manifests, 1843-1900 (; 527,525 indexed records with 224,710 record images (was 527,525 records with 224,658 images), last updated 06-Nov-2020
Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists Index, 1897-1952 (; 653,829 indexed records with 652,840 record images (was 653,829 records with 652,651 images), last updated 15-Apr-2020
United States, New York, Index to Passengers Arriving at New York City, compiled 1944-1948 (; 1,129,668 indexed records with 1,112,549 record images (was 1,129,668 records with 1,112,544 images), last updated 18-Mar-2020

--- Collections with images removed ---

Argentina, Cemetery Records, 1882-2019 (; 642,037 indexed records with 619,543 record images (was 642,037 records with 620,373 images), last updated 07-Jul-2023
Australia, South Australia, School Admission Registers, 1873-1985 (; 420,897 indexed records with 9,135 record images (was 420,897 records with 10,759 images), last updated 31-Jan-2022
Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957 (; 2,967,130 indexed records with 295,188 record images (was 2,967,130 records with 307,268 images), last updated 03-Nov-2020

--- Collections with records removed ---

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008 (; Index only (132,174,266 records), no images (was 132,174,267 records with 0 images), last updated 02-Oct-2014
United States Public Records, 1970-2009 (; Index only (875,610,123 records), no images (was 875,610,128 records with 0 images), last updated 19-Aug-2020


My friend and SDGS colleague, Marshall, has come up with a way to determine which collections are ADDED, DELETED or UPDATED, and to alphabetize the entries in each category. Thanks to Marshall for helping me out here!

In order to select a specific record collection on FamilySearch, go to and use the "Filter by collection name" feature in the upper left-hand corner and use keywords (e.g. "church england") to find collections with those keywords.

Each one of the collections listed above has a Research Wiki page (use the "Learn more" link). It would be very useful if the Wiki page for each collection listed the dates for when the collection was added as a new collection and the dates for major updates also.


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Friday, July 14, 2023

Added and Updated Record Collections - Week of 8 to 14 July 2023

 The following genealogy record collections were listed on the Recently Added and Updated Collections on during the period from 8 to 14 July 2023: 

The Updated and ADDED collections include:

Fife, Scotland, Police Records, 1858-1947; indexed records with record images, ADDED   7/13/2023

Haute-Saône, France, Censuses, 1836-1921; indexed records with record images, Updated 7/13/2023

Deux-Sèvres, France, Births, Marriages and Deaths,1643-1932; indexed records with record images, ADDED 7/13/2023

Puerto Rico, Records of Foreigners, 1815-1845; indexed records with record images, Updated 7/13/2023

Fife, Scotland, School Admissions and Discharges, 1867-1922; indexed records with record images, Updated 7/13/2023

Fife, Scotland, Criminal Registers, 1910-1931; indexed records with record images, Updated 7/13/2023

Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, Poorhouse Records, 1888-1922; indexed records with record images, Updated 7/13/2023

Brisbane, Australia Burials and Cremations, 1831-2023; indexed records without record images, ADDED 7/13/2023

Connecticut, U.S., Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection); indexed records with record images, Updated 7/12/2023

Connecticut, U.S., Town Death Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection); indexed records with record images, Updated 7/12/2023

Czech Republic, WW1 Fallen Soldiers Cards, 1914-1918; indexed records without record images, ADDED 7/12/2023

Connecticut, U.S., Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection); indexed records with record images, Updated 7/12/2023

UK and Allied Countries, World War II Air Combat Reports, 1939-1945; indexed records with record images, ADDED 7/10/2023

UK, Naval and Military Courts Martial Registers, 1806-1930; indexed records without record images, Updated 7/10/2023

UK, Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Admissions and Discharges, 1715-1925; indexed records without record images, Updated 7/10/2023

Adelaide, Australia Cemetery Collection, 1840-2022; indexed records with record images,   ADDED 7/10/2023

UK, Royal Hospital Chelsea Returns of Payment of Army and Other Pensions, 1842-1883; indexed records with record images, ADDED 7/10/2023

Queensland, Australia, Prison and Reformatory Indexes, 1824-1936; indexed records without record images, Updated 7/10/2023

UK, British Army Records and Lists, 1882-1962; indexed records without record images, Updated 7/10/2023

UK, Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Soldier Service Records, 1760-1920; indexed records without record images, Updated 7/10/2023

Pennsylvania, U.S., Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania Church Records, 1759-1970; indexed records with record images, ADDED 7/6/2023


The complete Card Catalog is at  

By my count, there were 8 NEW record collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 33,329 collections available as of 14 July, an INCREASE of 9 from last week.


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52 Ancestors - Week 488: #882 William Healey (1688-1772) of Hampton and Chester, New Hampshire

 William Healey (1688-1772) is #882 on my Ahnentafel List, my 7th great-grandfather, who married  #883 Mary Sanborn (1690-1790) in 1716 in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire.

I am descended through:

*  their daughter #441 Joanna Healey (1718-1808)married  #440 John Underhill (1721-1793), in 1741.
*  their son, #220 John Underhill (1745-1816), married #221 Hannah Colby (1745-????) in 1767.
*  their son, #110 Amos Underhill (1772-1865), married #111 Mary Metcalf (1780-1855) in 1801.
*  their daughter, #55, Mary Ann Underhill (1815-1882) in 1839. married #54 Samuel Vaux (1816-1880) in 1839.
*  their daughter, #27 Abigail A. Vaux (1844-1931), married #26 Devier James Lamphear Smith (1839-1894) in 1861.
*  their daughter, #13 Abbey Ardell Smith (1862-1944), married #12 Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946), in 1887.
*  their son, #6 Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976), who married #7 Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977) in 1918.
* their daughter, #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002), who married #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) in 1942.
*  their son, #1 Randall J. Seaver (1943-....)


1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Name:                        William Healey[1–4]
*  Alternate Name:         William Haley[5]

*  Sex:                            Male

*  Father:                       Samuel Healey 1662-1732
*  Mother:                     Hannah Smith 1666-1693

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Birth:                         about 1688, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States[2]

*  Will:                         10 July 1767 (about age 79), Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States[5]

*  Death:                       before 27 May 1772 (before about age 84), Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States[5]

*  Probate:                    27 May 1772 (about age 84), Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States[5]

3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Spouse 1:                  Mary Sanborn 1690-1790
*  Marriage 1:               12 January 1715/6 (about age 27), Hampton Falls, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States[2-4]

*  Child 1:                     Phebe Healey 1716-1806
*  Child 2:                     Joanna Healey 1718-1809
*  Child 3:                     Samuel Healey 1720-    
*  Child 4:                     Mary Healey 1722-    
*  Child 5:                     Dorothy "Dolly" Healey 1724-    
*  Child 6:                     Sarah Healey 1726-1826
*  Child 7:                     William Healey 1729-    
*  Child 8:                     Paul Healey 1729-1790
*  Child 9:                     Hannah Healey 1734-1805

4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):    

William Healey was born in about 1688 in Hampton, New Hampshire, the son of Samuel and Hannah (Smith) Healey[2].  The records spell the Healey last name in various ways - e.g., Healy, Helay, Haley, Hele, Heely, etc.  

William married Mary Sanborn (1690-ca 1790) on 13 January 1715/6 in Hampton, New Hampshire[2-4].  She was the daughter of Benjamin and Sarah (Worcester) Sanborn of Hampton, New Hampshire.  They had nine children, all born in Hampton, New Hampshire, and many are recorded in the Hampton Falls record book:

*  Phebe Healey (1716-1806), married 1738 Winthrop Sargent (1711-1788).
*  Joanna Healey (1718-1809), married 1741 John Underhill (1721-1793).
*  Samuel Healey (1720-????), married 1745 Abigail smith (1722-1759).
*  Mary Healey (1722-????), married 1737 Joseph Clifford (1718-1783).
*  Dorothy Healey (1724-????), married 1741 Winthrop Wells (1726-1797).
*  Sarah Healey (1726-1826), married 1742 Isaac Clifford (1721-1818).
*  William Healey (1729-????)
*  Paul Healey (1729-1790), married 1751 Abigail Allen (1730-????)
*  Hannah Healey (1734-1805), married 1752 William Presson (1728-1804).

William Healey, the son of Samuel Healey, was a grantee of that part of Hampton that is now Hampton Falls[1].

He went to Chester, New Hampshire in about 1728 and settled on Lot Number 7 there[1]. He was a weaver.

William Healey's will was written 10 July 1767 and proved 27 May 1772 in Chester, New Hampshire[5].  
In the Name of God Amen
I William Healy of Chester in the Province of New Hampshire Weaver.  Being in usual Helth of Body, and of and of a Sound Disposing mind and memory, Thanks be given to God for the Same.  This Tenth Day of July Annoq Domini 1767 Calling to minde the frailty and mortality of my Body and Knowing that it is appoynted for all men once to Die Do make this my Last Will and Testament and principally and first of all I Recomend my Soul into the hands of God Who gave it, and my Body To the Earth to be Decently Buryed at the Descretion of my Executor here after named; and as to that Worldly Estate Which it hath Pleased God to Bless me With in this Life I Give Demise and Dispose of the same in the following manner and forme.

Imprimus I Give to Mary my Well beloved Wife one Cow to be Kept for her Winter and Summer by my Executor During her Life.  I also give her all my house hold goods and furniture of Every Kind for her to use Improve and Dispose of as She sees Cause.

Item  I Give to my Son Sam^ll Helay my Gun to be Delivered to him Emedialy after my Decease by my Executor and this With what I have heretofore given him by Deed I Judge a Soficient portion for him out of my Estate.

Item  I Give to my Six Daughters Phebe Sargent Joanna Underhill Mary Clifford  Dorithy Wells Sarah Clifford and Hannah Presson the one full half of that Sixty acre Lot for Quantity and   Quality that is Situate in Chester afforesaid Laying in the fourth Division Nomber thirty six and laid out to my origenell Right to be Equally Divided between them or their Heirs or assigns.

Item I give to my GranDaughter Mehetebell Helay my Loom With all the tackling and utencells belonging it of Every Kind whatsoever.

Item I give to my Son Paul Helay all the Remaining part of my Estate which I have not Before Disposed of both Reall and Personell.  And I do appoynt my said son Paul Helay to be my Executor to this my Last Will and Testament he to Receive and Pay all Just Debts Due to and from my Estate and my funurell Charges.  Renouncing all other and former Wills Bequests and and Executors by me named whatsoever.  In Witness To all above written and herein Contained, I have here unto set my hand and affixed my Seal this Tenth Day of July Annoq Domini  1767 first above Written.
Signed Sealed Published Pronounced }   William  X  Haley
and Declared by the said                      }                mark
William Helay to be his Last               }
Will and Testament in Presents            }
of us Witnesses                                    }
Dorithy Emerson                                    Rockingham Ss May 27^th 1772
James Darban                                         This Will was proved by the Oaths
Sam^ll Emerson                                     of Samuel Dearborn & Samuel
                                                                Emerson in common Form & is
                                                                therefore allowed.
                                                                      John Wentworth J Prob

1. Benjamin Chase, History of Old Chester From 1719 to 1869 (Auburn, N.H. :  the author, 1869), pages 543-544, William Healey family sketch.

2. Joseph Dow, History of the Town of Hampton, New Hampshire, From its Settlement in 1638 to the Autumn of 1892 (Salem, Mass.: Salem Press Publishing and Printing Co., 1893), page 745, Samuel Healey family sketch.

3. Warren Brown, Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, From the Time of the First Settlement Within Its Borders, 1640 Until 1900 (Manchester, N.H. : John B. Clarke Company, 1900), page 128, William Healey and Mary Sanborn marriage entry, 12 January 1715/6.

4. Malva Lynn Teed and Mary L. Emil, We Are Because They Were, typescript (n.p.: by the author, 1983), on FHL US/CAN microfilm 1033945 Item 6, page 68, Benjamin Sanborn family sketch.

5. "New Hampshire, Wills and Probate Records, 1643-1982," indexed database and digital images, (, Rockingham County > Estate Papers, No 3836-3988, 1771-1773, Estate File No. 3934 (images 962-970 of 1551), William Haley estate record.


NOTE:  Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post 
 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog in 2014.  I have extended this theme in 2023 to 520 Ancestors in 520 Weeks.

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Thursday, July 13, 2023

Findmypast Friday: New and Exclusive England Roman Catholic Records

  I received this information from Findmypast today:


The Catholic Heritage Archive grows with new and exclusive records this Findmypast Friday 

England Roman Catholic Parish Baptisms 

 A brand-new diocese joins the Catholic Heritage Archive this week. 243,092 Catholic baptisms for Leeds have been added into this existing record collection, covering the years 1757 to 1913. With images and transcriptions, you can expect to learn names, birthdates, baptism dates and the parish, in addition to both parents’ names. Some original images also include addresses and godparents’ names, so be sure to check. 

England Roman Catholic Parish Marriages 

 A further 56,525 Catholic marriage records have been added, again for the Diocese of Leeds. These cover the years 1776 to 1913. You may discover names of both spouses, fathers’ names, marriage date and parish. 

England Roman Catholic Parish Burials 

 If your Leeds ancestor was Catholic and died between 1759 and 1913, you may find them in these

26,195 new records. Details within the records vary, but you might learn names, ages, birth and death dates and the parish.  

England Roman Catholic Congregational Records 

 Rounding off the new Leeds Catholic records are 152 congregational records, spanning 1798 to 1845. Again, details vary, but you may find a combination of name, age, birthdate, event date, parish and deanery.



 Three new titles, updates to a further 10, and over 43,000 new pages make up this week’s newspaper release. 

 New titles 

  • Stowmarket Weekly Post,1905-1917 
  • Darlaston Weekly Times, 1882-1887 
  • Waterford Citizen, 1871, 1885 

Updated titles 

  • Crediton Gazette, 1882 
  • Enniscorthy Echo and South Leinster Advertiser, 1917
  • Free Press (Wexford), 1912-1915, 1917-1921, 1923
  • Huddersfield and Holmfirth Examiner,1861-1863, 1865-1867, 1870, 1872, 1939-1949, 1951, 1978-1979
  •  Limerick Echo, 1903 
  • Loughborough Herald & North Leicestershire Gazette, 1883, 1888
  •  Newmarket Journal, 1921-1925, 1927-1928
  •  Stalybridge Reporter,1907
  •  Stratford-upon-Avon Herald, 1964-1968
  •  Suffolk and Essex Free Press,1960, 1962-1963, 1980 


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Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1690 Birth Record of Mary Sambourne (1690-1790?) in Hampton, New Hampshire

 I looked in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings for Treasure Chest Thursday.

The treasure today is the 1690 birth record of Mary Sambourne in Hampton, New Hampshire:

The transcription of this birth record is:

Child's Name:      Mary Sambourne
Date of Birth:       27 October 1690
Sex:                       Female
Father:                 Benjamin Sambourne
Mother:                Sarah

Clerk:  Horace M. Dane
Town:  Hampton
Date:  April 23, 1906

The source citation for this birth record is:

"New Hampshire, U.S., Birth Records, 1631-1920," indexed database with record images, (, Birth Certificate > 1631-1900 > Sanborn I - Sand, #323, Mary Sambourne birth entry, 27 October 1690; Original data: Birth Certificates, 1631-1920. New Hampshire Department of State. Concord, New Hampshire.

This record is a Derivative Source, with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the birth of Mary Sambourne to Benjamin and Sarah Sambourne on 27 October 1690.  The original record is probably in a Hampton town record book that may no longer be available.  

Mary Sambourne (1690-1790?) was born 27 October 1690 in Hampton, New Hampshire, the daughter of Benjamin and Sarah (Worcester) Sambourne.  She married William Healey (1688-1772) on 13 January 1715/6 in Hampton.  They had nine children.
William and Mary (Sambourne) Healey are my 7th great-grandparents.  I am descended through their daughter Joanna Healey (1719-1809) who married John Underhill (1720-1793) on 21 October 1741 in Chester, New Hampshire.


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