Hilary (Buckle) Gadsby
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Hilary (Buckle) Gadsby

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I know I have relatives across the world so just because you don't live in England does not mean we are not related.

I have relations who were Mormon Pioneers and are buried in Utah. I have cousins in the United States and Australia. My husband's family also has connections in New Zealand.

Hilary V. Gadsby formerly Buckle
Born 1960s.
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Hilary (Buckle) Gadsby was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England.
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Hilary was born in 1961. She is the daughter of Peter Buckle and Annetta Roberts. [1]

I have started Rosling surname project, please join me in researching this name! This surname is registered with The Guild of One Name Studies.

I have started Buckle surname project, please join me in researching this name!

I have started Gadsby surname project, please join me in researching this name!

I have started Cullington surname project, please join me in researching this name!

I have started Tudgey surname project, please join me in researching this name!

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Buckle (Buckell)
Compton, Cowdry
Galpin, Gingell , Grant
Reeves, Richards , Richardson , Robbins , Roberts , Robins
Savory, Sholing
Toomer, Topp , Tudgey
Weston, Whatley , Whitlock , Wiltshire , Witt


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Hi Hilary,

Just a note to say how much it is appreciated that you have improved some of the Langridge profiles of WikiTree, thank you.

I hope you are having fun growing your branches of the tree. If you would like to add the Langridge profiles to a one name study visit {https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Langridge_Name_Study Category:Langridge_Name_Study]]

Questions? You can always use the G2G link in the Help Menu to find answers or click reply to this message and I will try to answer your questions.

Janet ~ A member of the Appreciation Team with Langridge ancestors

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
My Grandfather is Lemual Compton, my mother lived in Spencer Indiana. Lemual parents lived in Kentucky. That Compton line would be our connection but might go back several generations. Lemual died in 1940s at young age in Indiana driving a Truck.Good luck.
posted by Timothy Coffey
Thank you for your welcome Hilary. Very new to this site so just trying to find my way around it. Cheers Glo
posted by Gloria M Doyle
Hi Hilary,

We are conducting a check-in with the England Data Doctor Team, you have been a member for some time and we thank you for all the work you do, it is appreciated. Please let us know if you wish to remain with the team, so we can update our lists. Are you still happy to look after suggestion 835 for Dorset, Hampshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Rutland, Wiltshire?

Look forward to hearing from you

Janet and Derrick

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
I don't get much time to work on that specific suggestion but I do what I can to improve the profiles in those counties and any others that I may come across.
posted by Hilary (Buckle) Gadsby
Team Springbokke thanks you for sourcing profiles during the Thon

It was lots of fun!!!

See you next year

Hi, Hillary, and I already feel that we must be cousins. My Snipe(s) ancestors probably came from Yorkshire (I have DNA connections with only one family in the UK) but we migrated to Barbados in ca,1649, then to the US, Australia, and NZ. I have noticed that there are no listings for Snipes in those locations other than the US. Am I missing something? Thanks,

William R. Snipes

posted by Snipes Snipes
Hi Hilary,

On behalf of the England Project, I would like to thank you for all your contributions towards the project's goals over the past year. Every English profile we improve helps!

The England Project Leaders are currently doing our six-monthly check-in with all project members.

Are you happy to with your current project team choices? Are there other teams you would like to join or become more active in?

We also welcome any feedback on things you would like to see the project do more of in the future.

I look forward to hearing from you. Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message.

Many thanks!

Amelia, England Project Leader

posted by Amelia Utting
Happy to continue as I am at present but need to look at how I can share the role of England Project Membership coordinator with Heather within her time constraints. She has mainly covered when I am going to be away. I may review my team memberships as I work in several counties.
posted by Hilary (Buckle) Gadsby
Thank you Hilary for all you do. I am trying to become familiar with the Autosomal DNA matches page. Can you tell me what the colored dots mean, red, yellow, orange? beside the name of the tester?

Thank you.

You may be something related to the privacy setting on the profile.


posted by Hilary (Buckle) Gadsby

Thank you for your contributions to the March 2022 Sourcerers Challenge! As you know, every source added to an unsourced profile improves our One Tree. Thank you for taking time from your own family history to help others.

WT Appreciation Team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
I have a question about when you upload a gedcom... I already upload the gedcom file and then waited until i can compare them. i checked all the boxes...so i how do i search for the names that i've added.
posted by Andrew McConnell
If you have not already found it https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:GEDCOM_Help has links to help you with your GEDCOM import.


posted by Hilary (Buckle) Gadsby
Thank you for the welcome and the advice.
Thank you for again contributing to the Sourcerers Challenge in February!

Nan, WikiTree Appreciation team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Hi Hillary, thanks for responding.

Yes I am a direct descendant from one of the fudge families of Dorset going back to 1620. My wife also descends from a Dorset Fudge family and therefore I have an extensive tree covering the Fudges. If you would like to compare notes or have a GED file please contact me [email address removed]

posted by Adrian Fudge
I took over the Sturminster Newton One Place Study that had been abandoned. My gt grandmother was born in Okeford Fitzpaine and her family married others in that area I think we are connected to the Fudge family but would need to check out where that is.

I am happy for you to contribute to and/or manage any of the profiles for which you have a connection and are not my direct line ancestors. I have far too many profiles to manage them all.

posted by Hilary (Buckle) Gadsby
Dear Hilary,

The Profile Improvement Project (PIP) is performing its first annual check-in with our project members. We are in the process of transitioning to a team structure. There will be three participant PIP Teams to start -- The Maintenance Category Team, the Unknowns Team, and the Biography Team. There is also the Voyage Team who guide new Voyagers. See the Profile Improvement Project Teams for a brief outline of each team. Please let us know which team(s) you would like to participate in.

For those of you who joined the Project before the Voyage started in late 2018, we would like to invite you to consider a "fast track" Voyage, especially if you plan to join the Biography Team. If you’re interested, choose a profile that you have completed to the best of your ability and compare it to the Voyage Biography Standards. If you’re at Level 2 or better, include a link to the profile in your response to this check-in for a “fast track” review.

We would also like to invite you to join the email GoogleGroup and text chat Discord channel for our project. (When you request to join our GoogleGroup, please be sure to include your Wiki ID). You will find more information on the GoogleGroup.

We thank you for all you do to help the Profile Improvement Project and WikiTree. The Project’s mission is to:

Make profiles beautiful! We clean up messy biography sections and sources, and try to set standards for attractive, useful, and well-written biographies, starting with those we manage.

We know you’re working on profiles *smile* We would like to hear about successes you’ve had toward the Project’s goals. We would also appreciate any feedback you might have to help us improve the Project. Please share your thoughts in a reply to this comment or privately via private message to either of us.


Debi Hoag and Robin Shaules Co-Leaders, Profile Improvement Project

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
I will stay on the Maintenance Team as most of what I do is in England.

I will consider the Voyage if I am not too busy with Trailblazing and other Project related tasks.

I am in the Discord channel and am happy to join the Google group.

posted by Hilary (Buckle) Gadsby
Thanks, Hilary. We've added you to Bio Team Level 1. Here's a corrected link to the GoogleGroup in case you hadn't already found it. Debi
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
edited by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Hillary, Your posting regarding Susannah Fudge is in my opinion at fault. The two marriages are correct but if the same Susannah had married a second time it would have been under her married name not Fudge. There are two Susannah Fudges one christened 9/6/1791 and the other 26/2/1792 both Sturminster Newton. The first is the daughter of Richard Fudge/Mary Ridout the second John Fudge /Sarah Hillier. I would suggest that the first was married to William Brushett and the second to William Tucker although it could be the reverse with their ages so close. Would love to hear what you think
posted by Adrian Fudge

I will take a look at it and correct as needed I know there are quite a lot of members of the FUDGE family in Dorset so will do some research.

I assume you are in some way connected to the family in that area.


posted by Hilary (Buckle) Gadsby
Have removed William Brushett as was added by someone else and have looked for more information.

Unfortunately the marriage page is missing from Ancestry.

There is information about her on Family Search and I will do more digging before I add any parents.

posted by Hilary (Buckle) Gadsby
Looking at the 1861 census records the wife of William Brushett could be the Susanna christened in Corscombe.
posted by Hilary (Buckle) Gadsby
Hi! My name is Carolyn (Davenport) Lewis, (Amelia, Virginia, USA) and, being new to Wikitree, am seeking some guidance about researching ancestors of my husband, James Walter Lewis. His grandfather and brothers emigrated to the United States in the 1880's from Wales. Therefore, we have only limited information before his great grandfather. I have a birth certificate for the Grandfather, James Lewis. His father was John Lewis; mother was Mary Davies Lewis. There is a birth date of April 8, 1880, listed for James and an address of 384 Craig Road, Alltwen Killybebill Glamorgan. The Registration District is listed as Pontardawe in the counties of Glamorgan and Brecon. There is also a marriage Certificate for John and Mary from the District of Neall (?) in the counties of Glamorgan and Brecon. The marriage date was August 29, 1874. These documents are our last link to relatives remaining in Wales. I wondered if there are any additional sources for information about relatives there.

Congratulations on adding sources to 30 profiles during the January Sourcerers Challenge! Thank you for improving the health of our One Tree.

Nan, WT Appreciation Team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Hi Hilary

Well, the Connect A Thon was fun, we hope you enjoyed yourself and have fully recovered. Thank you for joining us The combined score of 13,284 - is 113 more than the last CAT so well done. The total overall figure was 85,839 profiles connected.

Check your personal figures here - https://wikitree.sdms.si/Challenges/ConnectAThon/TeamAndUser.htm (gives you a target for next event)

We are a bit late with out thanks, but we appreciate all your help and we look forward to working with you again.

Joan and Maddy.

Hi Hilary, Re Mary Young b 1851, Sturminster ( Young-26063) . You recently removed her as a child of Robert and Charlotte Young. I agree that this couple didn't have a daughter Mary born in 1851 (Charlotte was dead by then) I think that this profile was created from the 1861 census where Mary F Young's (Young-258460)'s is not very clear. She was 14 but the ancestry transcriber has written 10.


If you agree, I'll propose and complete the merge, Helen

posted by Helen (Coleman) Ford
Helen I will take a look at that.

Thank you

posted by Hilary (Buckle) Gadsby

regarding: Annie (Green) Marsh: Green-41526

I welcome additional information with sources, BUT please do not totally reorganize the order I have the information set up in.

In this case there are 3 possible birth places: where the registration took place and the two different places listed in the censuses. ALL the places are with in Dorset/Dorsetshire, England. Since the 1871 & the 1881 census were answered by the parents more than likely that is the correct birthplace BUT all 3 should be listed until the birth certificate / registration is ordered and the place found &/or confirmed.

I like how you did the spreadsheets on each of the census BUT I prefer the placement of each with the sentence on her 'status' for each census OR below with the source, NOT in a third area.

This is the second time I've had to reorder her profile after changes you made.

Regard, Carol

posted by Carol (Irving) Weldon
edited by Carol (Irving) Weldon

Thank you for the additional information and the way you formatted the census information on Annie Green Green-41526 . I'm going to start using it [see Annie's mother], I think it's clearer than my transcriptions. I did reorder the format so it is in chronological order. Oh I like. I'm looking at your profile page and like how you did your ancestor's surnames. How did you do it? I noticed on the census transcript [for Annie] that there is a color code listed for the header, where is that list of codes? I'm assuming [I know ouch] that it is the same way you colored your ancestor's surnames. Another item to add to my to do list after I finish uploading my gedcom.

Regards, Carol

posted by Carol (Irving) Weldon
Hilary, being new to WikiTree, I am trying to work out how best to progress on the ADEY name study part of my genealogical research. I originally just collected all references to the surname and put them into TMG. This obviously resulted in a lot of small isolated family trees and confusion on how to keep track and match them up. This time around, I have bought Custodian4 to keep track of all the references to ADEY and its variants in the Christchurch area of Hampshire. Then I found WikiTree, and decided to enter all the ancestors that I am confident are connected to me, even though I haven't yet found the time to do sourcing and biographies. My original intention was to extract the basic relationship tree as a GEDCOM file from WikiTree, but I have had problems with the HTML in my profile causing GEDCOM Form import problems. So now I am more interested in strategies for connecting my isolated tree to the World Tree. Since ADEYs seem to have been fairly localised in Hampshire, they seem to be an obvious first line to explore and I would welcome any advice you can give. I am investigating what techniques I can learn from the WikiTree Connections Project, but their strategy seem to be to come from the connected to the unconnected. I wonder if you have tried something similar, and how best to proceed?
posted by Stephen Adey
Hi Hilary, Thank you for the warm welcome. I'm excited but a little daunted to explore how wikitree works. Also interested in how to continue, augment, and maybe copy my work on Ancestry. I appreciate any guidance.

Best, Deb

posted by Deb Self

Hi Hilary,

Well, it was a fun weekend, hope you are all recovering from your hard work.Thank you for joining us it is appreciated. The combined score for our teams was a fab 9,296 up 419 on last year, well done. The total overall figure was 56,972 profiles sourced.

Check your personal figures here - https://wikitree.sdms.si/Challenges/SourceaThon/TeamAndUser.htm

Thanks again for this weekend, you rock

Janet & Fran

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild

Thanks for welcoming me to the group qualified to edit Pre-1700 Profiles. It is nice to hear from someone more seasoned than I am and I appreciate the link that reminds me of the pre-1700 considerations necessary to make entries in this era. I am looking forward to getting more of my family connected to Wikitree and thank you again for the welcome.

Kindest Regards,

Robert Bradley Clark

posted by Robert Clark
Hi Hilary

Here is your page... I haven't linked it to the team page yet...


Hope you are well..

Mary Richardson

posted by Mary Richardson
Thank you Hilary for your greeting

Best wishes Marit Wallenberg former Hellström

posted by Marit Hellström
Thanks for sourcing, Hilary!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone for 50 sourced profiles
Hilary (Buckle) Gadsby reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the August 2021 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Danke Hillary Gadsby, für das Danke sagen
Hello Ms. Gadsby. I just have one question:

Is it OK to use information from myheritage.com? Their Mansbridge details that I'm already famiiar with are correct but I don't know if they are considered a trusted source. Many thanks if you are able to reply. Paul Mansbridge.

posted by Anonymous Mansbridge
Many thanks for your reply Ms. Gadsby.

Paul Mansbridge.

posted by Anonymous Mansbridge
Thank you Ms. Gadsby for your welcome message. I wast sure how recent the tree entries can be. Am I OK to add someone born in 1950's?

Many thanks. Paul (Anonymous) Mansbridge.

posted by Anonymous Mansbridge
Hi Hilary,

I would to thank you for all your contributions towards the goals of the England Project during the past six months. We have achieved a huge amount during this period and we couldn't have done it without you and our other project members.

As the England Project Leaders, we are completing our six monthly check-in with all project members. Are you happy to stay in your current project teams? Which teams are you most active in? Are there other teams you would like to join or become more active in?

Also, do you have any feedback on what the project is doing well and anything we could do better in the future? Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks!

Mike Christmas, England Project Leader

posted by Michael Christmas
Thanks Mike I am happy to continue with my current roles in the England Project
posted by Hilary (Buckle) Gadsby

Hi Hilary

Thank you for joining the Mighty Oaks for the Clean-A-Thon and congratulations on your work during the CAT what an amazing result for the Mighty Oaks we added 32,841 . Altogether the teams fixed a grand total of 233,558 profiles suggestions. We hope you had fun while cleaning the tree.

See you later in the year for the Connect-A-Thon

Janet & Joan

Co-Leaders for the Mighty Oaks

hi Hillary,im new on here, i have ancestryDNA, but i am not sure just how this works, im sorry i didnt get ahol of you sooner , i just found your message, yes contact me
posted by Linda (Coleman) Dar
edited by Linda (Coleman) Dar
Hi Hilary,

I see you have updated Joshua Humby's marital and family situation. Nice job. Dave

posted by Dave Humby
Hi Hilary, I know you don't technically need a check-in message for Wales but I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for your enormous contribution across the whole of WikiTree in the past six months, and in particular for your work with Counties in Wales. You are an absolute stalwart of the WikiTree community and we are very lucky to have you with us. I'm really looking forward to working with you in the six months to come. Thank you once again. Best wishes, Olivia :-)
posted by Susie MacLeod
From your friends at the Appreciation Team:

Congrats on the Super Star Badge!

posted by SJ Baty
I have a question about the DNA sample I submitted, the test taker is my dad and not me. So how do I attach it to him? Everytime I tried it connected it to my profile
posted by Mark Willibey
Hi Hilary

Wishing you a Happy and prosperous New Year. Thank you for all the work you have done to improve the English profiles on wikitree.

Just checking in with you to ask if you wish to remain a member of the England Data Doctor Team. Appreciate it if you could let me know

Janet and Derrick

England Data Doctor Team Leaders  

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Thank you for letting me know it worked. Couldn't tell while in process.
posted by Lois Slaton
Hi Hilary,

It's that time of the year again: check-in time! As England Project Leaders, we like to check in with you every six months or so to see how things are progressing. Back in May, we didn't ask for a response due to the rapid emergence of Covid-19 because we understood that people's lives were changing rapidly. While we are still living in a Covid world, we do need to hear back from you this time around.

First of all, how are you doing? What are you currently working on? Are you happy with the team(s) you're in, or would you like to change things up?

Secondly, we're looking for some feedback on the Google Group and our Discord server. Do you use either or both of these? If you don't use either, why not? Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve participation and collaboration, either generally or for you personally?

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Joan, Amy & Lizzie.

Thanks for making me feel welcome to the community Hilary, have a good one!
posted by S (Oder) Beorn
Hi, Hilary my fellow Greeter!

Thank you for your participation in October’s 2020 Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard

Hi Hilary

We all did a great job this weekend, thank you for participating. A job well done the grand total for the event was 57,577 profiles sourced. The Mighty Oaks contributed 8,877 of those. Maddy lead all the way and ended with a fab score of 1,130. Making her no 6 on the individual scoreboard

See: https://wikitree.sdms.si/Challenges/SourceaThon/TeamAndUser.htm Click on "Tracking" to open up your contribution list so you can review your work and possibly some tidying up.

Thanks again for this weekend, you rock

Joan & Janet

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
edited by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi Hilary,

Thank you for the information about how to compare the GEDCOM and Wikitree. I seems so complex. But with time it will become easier. Thank you very much. Hazel

Hi Hilary!

This is to check in with you about your Blog. Are there any updates?

I’d also like to invite you to join the WikiTree Ambassadors as part of the Bloggers Team.

WikiTree Ambassadors are volunteers who have taken on the mission of spreading the WikiTree Love across a variety of channels. There are five other teams, if you have an interest in any of them in addition to the Blogging team, just let me know:

Hope to hear from you soon!

Azure Rae ~ WikiTree Ambassadors co-Leader

posted by Azure Robinson
We have a new Welsh-speaking guest Neil Perinton with some deep Somerset connections. I've encouraged him to join as a Family Member, I hope he'll join!


posted by Karen Lowe
Thanks Hilary, I shall look at it tomorrow.

Regards, John

posted by John Howie
Hello, Hilary my fellow Greeter!

Thanks for all the work you accomplished during our Connect-A-Thon 2020. It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree. You have every right to be pleased with your efforts!

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard

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