In the Durnford lineage Elias and Martha are the 5th Great grandparents Part 1
Elias Durnford was the eldest son and heir of his father Thomas Durnford Both Thomas and Mary were desceased by 1737,
There is a death records for a Mary Durnford show a date of death 28th August 1736 in East Woodhay in the same area.
They had 4 sons.
Elias Durnford was born 1 May 1739 in Damerham Our lineage
Thomas Durnford was born 26 Jan 1741 in Ringwood Hampshire
Clark Durnford was born 27 July 1748 London
Martha was born January 1714 and christened in All Cannings Wiltshire 22nd January 1714
|All Saints in All Cannings|
|St Martin's Salisbury|
Martha Gannaway was the daughter of Thomas Ganneway and Joanna Milledge.
They were married 7 November 1704 in St Martin's Salisbury.
John Milledge was the son of Josiah Milledge and his wife Mary. Josiah was born 1630 in Ringwood Parish in Hampshire and died in 1712. With Mary they had three children.
Martha born 1658
John born 1665 - 1707
Lazarus born 1659 died after 1712
The will of Josiah tells their story;
From that we can learn that he held property in Bickerley and he died after our grandfather., and another interesting fact.
In 1702 there was a major fire throughout Fordingbridge and many buildings and homes were destroyed. Churches across the country took up collections to help the residents rebuild, including the Quaker Church in Fordingbridge.
In the rebuilding, Josiah was named in an Indenture as a trustee in the building of a New Meeting House. 24M54/321/3
*This Josiah is our 1st cousin 8 times removed.
One of the witnesses to that will was a Moses Gannaway.
|Milledge Bickerley Mill|
*His grandson, Josiah, was 12 at the time but he was not left anything! However he probably inherited it later as Lazarus does not seem to have had any living sons! He would also have inherited everything that is father owned in Fordingbridge after the fire of 1702 (in which the family lost a lot of property according to the Quaker records.
(notes about John's father, Josiah)
|Footbridge over the river near the old Mill|
|St George's Church Fordingham|
|St Mary's Church Fordingham|
So back to John Milledge and Rachael Harris
|18th Century meeting house has been modernised|
Rachael's father was Samuel, the family also may have been Quakers.
Rachael Harris and John Milledge were married 1680 in The Meeting House in Ringwood. (The same Meeting House that his father was a guarantor )
John and Rachael had the following children:
Rachel Milledge 1682 - 1694
Joanna Milledge 1685 - Our lineage
Josiah Milledge 1689 - 1691
Lydia Millage 1691
Sarah Milledge 1693
Martha Milledge 1696 - 1698
Moses Milledge 1698 - 1700
John died in 1707, and his occupation? He was a clothier.
Joanna married Thomas Ganneway born 1680.
(often the later transcription of the names indicates some different variants of spelling)
Naming children was very predictable in those times.
Somewhere in the Gannaway ancestors is a Martha, and maybe someone called Clark.
Thomas Ganneway's family also lived in the area, and one may have owned a mill at Tidpit, close to Martin, in 1666.
The connections therefore between the two families, strongly suggest that they were all involved the clothing industry just as Thomas Durnford, Elias's father was.