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Welcome to our site, covering a Family
"RANDALL", with over 50 connected surnames,
mostly in United Kingdom, Eire, U.S.A. (McGuckian). If
you hover over a Country's flag you can see the
connected Surnames that may be of interest to you.
Grandparents and connected English surnames.
Scottish and Welsh connected surnames.
About the site and the reasons it was written
The site was originally written and published way back
in August 2004, to publish my Family History.
The site was completly rewritten in September 2009. The
latest techniques at the time, were used and
substantial updates undertaken covering 1911 Census.
The original reason for the research was to trace my
paternal G.G.Grandfather Thomas Rand(e)all's
(Spelling error by census officer as Thomas was unable
read or write??)birth and parish. Born
probably in Dorset in 1806, we have been unable to
trace his actual Parish, but one possibity is shown in
the Database Tables.
He married a Ann Cutler Payne (b. 27/7/1806 at
Athelhampton, Dorset) at Nether Cerne on the 3rd of
September 1827 and had a daughter named Mary Ann
Randall b.Jan 1828 died later in Bathwick Bath on 6th
You need to view the Databases to get all the
information resourced before 1806, to the present day.
A brand new evolution of my Randall Family History
Whilst every effort has been made to represent, this
Web Site as accurate as possible. I
have used a method of Emphasis as the above, which
helps to focus on important matters.
How to trace your Ancestry
The younger you are, the more chance you have of
receiving useful leads from earlier generations.
In my case I was mid 60,s before I started. My Father
died when he was 62, so my mother at 80 plus, was the
main source. I was aware that we had lived in New York
U.S.A. and Bermuda, returning to U.K. in mid 1939.(
Father was a seafarer- between NY and Bermuda)
I knew, I was born in Bootle in 1934, and lived in
Aintree from the beginning of the war. My mother said
that they had been on holiday a number of times, to Beer
After holding many conversations, it became clear that my
Grandfather Charles Randall was born in Exeter about
1874. She also said that I was named after one of
Dad's Uncle's son Brian Samuel Randall, whom they
had visited before going to U.S.A. after their
The big breakthrough came, when she said my G Grandfather
name was Samuel "Payne" Randall and ran a large
Garden Nursery in Exeter, and in the past had a shop on
Exeter Bridge also.
I searched the Exeter telephone directory, and found an
entry for a shop named after Samuel P. Randall. The first
lady I spoke to was Brian Samuel Randall my cousin's
daughter in law. It didn't take long to find
connections going back to the earlier mentioned marriage.
The critical connection was the middle name given to sons
That summer a reunion took place of 4 GGGrandsons of
Thomas Randall, who gave Samuel his middle name of
"Payne" when he was born in 1834.
Discovery continued at a great space with middle names,
being critical as sources.
Sadly Jim Randall passed away, David Gawnsworthy (Father
married a Randall daughter), Brian S Randall, lives on
the site of Samuel's original Nursery, and Brian I.
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