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Mike Edwards

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Mike I. Edwards
Born 1940s.
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Have been interested in Family History for over a decade, since being spurred to action by an Internet Posting by Canadian Artist Lorne Wagman who had found an IRONSIDE family tree book in a second hand bookstore, and was generous enough to list some of its contents. My mother was an Ironside, and I have been very fortunate to have found ancestors back to c1450. The "fan out" into other families is, of course, considerable. I hope to be able to share these with you, once I have overcome the hurdles involved in splitting GEDCOMS!............. On the other hand... I am finding it somewhat easier to add individuals manually.... less prone to mistakes too!

Best Regards ....Mike


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Cook of Calne in North East Wiltshire.
Edwards of Calne and Chippenham in Wiltshire. UK.
Interested in the links between the families of STRODE, WYNDHAM, LUTTERELL, HADLEY, HODY, of Somerset and West Dorset.
House of Heytesbury and Swindon, Wiltshire, UK
Ironside of Houghton le Spring, Co, Durham.... of West Dorset..... of Chippenham, Wiltshire.
Strode of West Dorset and East Somerset

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On 15 Oct 2017 at 16:36 GMT Lynda Crackett wrote:

Mike, Thanks for doing the Joann Dow match and answering my requests to join trusted lists.

On 8 Jun 2017 at 17:29 GMT Mike Edwards wrote:

Many thanks Helen for a comprehensive and professional job on Hody-9 profile.

On 8 Jun 2017 at 15:56 GMT Helen (Coleman) Ford wrote:

Mike, I added quite a lot to 'your' profile of

I only started on it to get rid of a data base error but ended up doing a lot of research and got rather carried away. If there is anything that you don't like or would wish me to change, please tell me

On 9 Apr 2016 at 07:04 GMT Mike Edwards wrote:

Well, the only "title" as such is "GENEALOGY OF THE IRONSIDE FAMILY" which is not visible on the cover.

It is quite a thin book, of non-standard dimensions... somewhere between A4 & A5... with a dark blue cover, displaying the family "crest" .....A Cross with Crosslets in Gold beneath Inscription "In Hoc Signo Vinces".

On 8 Apr 2016 at 20:12 GMT J. (Pearson) Salsbery wrote:

Books like that can and do end up on eBay and in 2nd hand stores, so I just wondered if it has a title.

On 8 Apr 2016 at 18:28 GMT Mike Edwards wrote:

It was distributed privately amongst known members of the Ironside family at the time. My mother was one of the lucky recipients.

On 8 Apr 2016 at 17:42 GMT J. (Pearson) Salsbery wrote:


I see references to the books written by General Sir Edmund Ironside and his many accomplishments, but I haven't found the title of the Ironside Genealogy.


On 8 Apr 2016 at 16:08 GMT Mike Edwards wrote:

Hi Jan,

The Ironside Book was compiled in the 1930s by General Sir Edmund Ironside (Ironside-193) who was a descendant of the Scottish Line of Ironside. General Sir Edmund owned lands in the Buchan region of Northern Aberdeenshire, and is said to have been the inspiration for the character "Richard Hanney" in John Buchan's book "The 39 Steps".

On 8 Apr 2016 at 15:43 GMT J. (Pearson) Salsbery wrote:


We are 11th cousins 2x removed via John Ironside. I find it very cool that your mother is an Ironside. Regarding the Ironside family tree book that was found; do you know the name of the author? Did it go back as far as John?


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