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Date: 11 Sep 2019 [unknown]
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Surname/tag: England
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Following on from Chris Whitten's call to arms to beautify our most visited profiles...


... here are some profiles managed by the England Project which come into that category and need some love.

These have been chosen as they can be worked on by anyone in the England Project - they don't need pre-1500, nor are they tangled or disputed.

They are generally quite modern profiles and the EP manages them for their historical value.

How to help

  • Select a profile from the list - be mindful of what needs doing to it from the description. Some profiles have nice biographies, but no sources, or it is their immediate family which needs fleshing out.
  • Add your name and the date (UK style please) to the table.
  • Send me a message saying which profile you have selected and when you expect to be finished with it.
  • When you have done with the profile - either when completed or if you are putting it back into the pot for someone else to try - let me know.
  • Please only select one profile at a time.
  • Added 18 September: Please don't edit the reason that the profile needed work on it in the first place. Add what you have done to the "Who's working on it" column.

Further instructions may be added as we go along!

ID-name View Count What needs doing Who's working on it and date started
Roald Dahl 14715 The profile needs inline sources Pickup-178 12 September 2019. Have completed the inline sources and have built up the profiles of his parents.
Ernest Shackleton 6047 Ernest's biography is fine, but work needed on the profiles of his close family. Done. Paul Gierszewski 22 Sept 2019. All his direct family are added and have bios.
Emily Wilding Davidson 5572 Emily's profile is good, but her surrounding family have almost empty profiles Fran Weidman 12 Sept. 19
AA Milne 5554 His profile is fine but his immediate family have almost empty profiles Fann Fann 19 Sep 2019
John Everett Millais 5205 Biography very sketchy - this needs work as does the profiles of his immediate family Stephen Trueblood
Ronnie Kray 3092 Biography needs sources ? copied from somewhere else. Parents need full bios. Surprisingly Reggie only has 500 page views.
Frank Whittle 2714 Biography needs sourcing and checking for copying from elsewhere. Family needs fleshing out (Lancashire) Janet Wild 14/9/19 Reviewing and looking for sources.
William Ewart Gladstone 2377 Sketchy biography. Wife and children need their empty profiles working on Done. Valerie Crowley
Marc Isambard Brunel 2355 Very sketchy biography Traci Thiessen will work on this week of 14-19 Oct
Horatia Nelson Ward 2270 Daughter of Horatio Nelson. Biography has birth to marriage - the rest until death needs completing. Done. Paul Gierszewski 26 Sept 2019. Added census records to death. Added missing children and bios.
Mary Shelley 2244 Sketchy and unsourced biography. The look of the profile may need some adjustment, with removal of some images.
Percy Bysshe Shelley 1972 Unsourced bio which looks as though it has been lifted from somewhere else. Michael Pickup 13 September 2019. Have completed Percy's bio and that of his first wife and their two children.
Ann Kenney Suffragette 1747 Well written biography but NO associated family Will give this a try once I'm back at the house with stable internet. Melanie Paul 11 September 2019.

Update: I have enough information to create a profile for her father and most, if not all, of her 11 siblings. Have yet to look for her mother. Paul-5413 15:59, 12 September 2019 (UTC) Have created profile for father, but can NOT connect him as Annie is PPP. Paul-5413 00:29, 13 September 2019 (UTC) Added a sibling, while I try to determine the mother's birth details (youngest and the only one to not survive infancy). At least two others of her sisters are also notable, and one brother might also qualify as such. Paul-5413 08:40, 13 September 2019 (UTC) I think I have enough information to create a profile for Annie's mother, but am waiting for feedback on my thought processes. (This is basically an update to say where I'm at, type of thing.) Paul-5413 07:46, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
Annie now has both parents. I need to flesh out the information I have on her sisters who were also Suffragettes (it seems four of them were, not two) and the one brother who may be notable. I may, in the meanwhile, add basic profiles for the other siblings as I did for the one who died in infancy (Clara). Paul-5413 17:42, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Ian Fleming 1729 Ian and direct family now all have sourced bios Done. Fixed bios. Requested PM to open privacy of Ian's wife. Paul Gierszewski 15 Sept 2019
Samuel Pepys diarist &c 1375 Samuel's profile is complete but the immediate family all need lots of work
Benjamin Britten composer 1000 Needs bio fleshing out and ancestors David Anderson 18 September 2019
Edward Heath Prime Minister 1072 Needs Biography and ancestors
Benjamin Disraeli Prime Minister 1254 Scanty biography Christine Frost 12 September 2019

I have expanded his biography, added images and also added info. and linked images to some of his family.

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Still can't add to the table, must be thick. William Gladstone and family done.

Valerie Crowley

I'll work on Brunel-9. I added my name to the table.
posted by Traci Thiessen
Valerie, Thank you for your offer of help with Gladstone. It is very much appreciated and I will add your name to the table.


posted by Jo Fitz-Henry
Will do what I can with Mr Gladstone and his family but there is quite a lot to do so might take some time.

I cannot enter my name etc. on the table. Valerie Crowley Pearse-174

I thought I only had two or three babies in my line to profile, but gr-gr-gr-grandma lost SIX (out of twelve .. so half her babies didn't survive infancy/early childhood).

As soon as I do them (they won't take that long .. it's a birth statement, with, maybe, a christening statement, death statement, a died young sticker .. and the England infant / child mortality category) I can get back to the Kenney family (another ten of those!).

Most of my stuff is in a word document. so only needs to be copied and pasted into a profile .. and I've been doing that for the Kenney siblings, anyway.  :) (Storing it in a word document, that is.)

posted by Melanie Paul
Jo .. it's only because I scour the GRO first, then go looking elsewhere (Family Search, as I don't have ancestry or any other memberships) .. and the GRO online is a pain with the only + 2 years thing. Finding the Kenney papers gave me some hints I could use!

(Am now going bug-eyed over my own family .. trying to find a birth in Wales and another in Yorkshire. I'm pretty sure I have all the Lancashire stuff down, though, at least for the 3Xgreat-grands. One day I might just choose the easy option!)

posted by Melanie Paul
Stephen, Thanks for taking on John Everett Millais.


posted by Jo Fitz-Henry
Thanks Mel, great work with this family. Sorry it made you bug eyed, but you went above and beyond for all the siblings and parents.


posted by Jo Fitz-Henry
I found I was going rather stir-crazy and bug-eyed over the Kenney family, so have taken some time to work on another of my own English lines (well, also Welsh, but I can't find his birth/baptism).

I'll get back to the Kenney lot in a day or so. (Both Annie's parents now have profiles, as does baby sister, Clara.)

posted by Melanie Paul
I have flitted round adding Research Notes, I am lousy at bios!
posted by [Living Poole]