2001-11 Guestbook

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Hi, thanks for visiting the Stidston family website.
Have you seen our old family history website – not recently updated but still interesting. We'd appreciate your comments and feedback, so please sign this guestbook before you go!

125 people have signed this book since July 11, 2001.

Name: Amy Sullivan
E-mail address: aksullivan53me
Comments:I have found a Thomas Stidston who was born and died in Deans Prior, Devon, in the mid 1700s. I haven't been able to find out anything about him yet. I've done some web searching and haven't been able to find much about him except one church record that noted he was a church warden at Deans Prior. If anyone has information on this Stidston, I'd appreciate it. Thank you!
Thursday, June 9th 2011 - 07:00:31 AM
Name: Deanna Belyavski
E-mail address: deabcomcast
Comments:Researching the John Stidston, born about 1824 at Kingston, Kingsbridge, Devon. Later in Plymouth, who was married to Ann Lander of St. Neot, Cornwall.
They have the following children:
John H Stidston b. 1850 (1851 Census)
William Augustus Stidston b. 1853 (1861 Census)
Ellen Stidston b. 1863 (1871 Census) Thomas John Stidston b 1865- d. 1918 " "
Augustus Henry Stidston b. 1868 " "
Ernest Richard Stidston b. 1868- d. 1869 BMD record-to ck
My main interest is in wife Ann Lander Stidstone, as she is the aunt of my great-grandfather, and signed as
the responsible person for him going into Royal Navy training as both of his parents had died.
I am interested in making contact with anyone who knows of this family. Thank you.
Deanna Belyavski, San Carlos, California, USA
see my Ancestry tree: Dolan-Hogan Family Tree
Sunday, April 17th 2011 - 01:05:13 AM
Name: Tania
E-mail address: t.rainsfordbigpond
Comments:Thought Stidston was a rare name. My maiden name is stidston my father was the late Brian david Stidston and his father was Lester. At least there are people out there like me who had to always spell the name to others and they would still get it wrong.
Tuesday, March 8th 2011 - 11:33:24 AM
Name: Edward Stidston
E-mail address: ESCONCOaol
Comments:Wonderful website
It has helped me get on touch with one of my old pals from 45 years ago and also the grand daughter of my uncle Bramwell

Thank you
Tuesday, January 11th 2011 - 12:06:28 AM
Name: Brenda Madge
E-mail address: johnpmadgeblueyonder
Comments:Happy 2011 to Stidston's scattered around the world !

My G.G.grandfather was a John Stidston born Dean Prior, Devon who went to America (last posting I put Australia !! that was what my Gran said but after connecting up with Terrance Stidston on this site now corrected to the USA) early 1900's with his son Richard,dinlaw
Hetty,and their two children, Edith & Ernest + Clarence born USA.
His daughter Eliza (my g.grandmother remained in the Uk).

Love to hear from or of any relatives I might have in America, understand you might be in the Harris,Texas area.

Best wishes to you all from us in Devon
Brenda Madge
Monday, January 10th 2011 - 04:55:13 PM
Name: Anna Stidston
E-mail address: annabrett2003yahoo
Comments:my dad is Mark Sidney Stidston and i am just intrigued to find out more about my dads family.
Sunday, January 9th 2011 - 11:27:03 AM
Name: Gordon Stidston
E-mail address: gordonjiprimus
Comments:Great resource...I have traced the family tree back to 9th century in England. My stepson,David Stidston is a DJ on Star FM in Tasmania, Australia. My son Andrew in South Australia is a notable cricketer.

Cheers from Gold Coast in Quensland
Sunday, January 2nd 2011 - 08:06:23 PM
Name: Trevor Dean Stidston
E-mail address: civiltecchariot
I am Trevor Dean Stidston, my father was Lester Stidston and my grandfather Murray Stidston. I live in Adelaide, South Australia. Any of you cool folks down my way give me an email as I would be pleased to meet you.
Wednesday, December 29th 2010 - 01:16:50 AM
Name: Sue Scott-Moncrieff
E-mail address: suerpmresearch
Comments:I believe this shop was owned by my great grand-father, whose son William Popkiss Stidston (my grandfather) was killed at the Battle of Ypres. My mother (his daughter), Barbara Louise Stidston - married name Scott-Moncrieff - never knew her father. She and her mother Louisa Popkiss Stidston, moved to live with her cousin, John Piper, in Plymouth, after William's death.
Wednesday, November 10th 2010 - 08:28:56 PM
Name: Katie stidston
E-mail address: koolkat592364hotmail
Comments:my dad's name is andrew stidston he's already signed this guest book thingits strange how many stidstons there are!
Saturday, July 25th 2009 - 02:36:00 PM
Name: Wendy Annette Stidston
E-mail address: wstidstonbondchoice
Comments:Hey all you Siddies out there

Great to see there is more than one Stidston Family out there, I'm from South Africa, Gauteng. My Dad Michael Stidston and My Mom (Married into Stidston family) Delena Stidston, My Uncle David Stidston and My Aunt (also married into Stidston family) Linda Stidston and my Cousin Trevor Stidston, And My Aunt Carol Stidston. My Sister Angela Stidston passed away in 2001 at age 15 in a car accident (You will always be with us my Dear Sister)

Wendy Stidston
Tuesday, June 9th 2009 - 02:50:02 PM
Name: sue and rod cawvey
E-mail address: susancawveyyahoo
Comments:Good site will call again
Saturday, February 14th 2009 - 03:26:02 PM
Name: Andrew Stidston
E-mail address: stiddointernode
Comments:Love the site
Saturday, December 27th 2008 - 09:43:44 AM
Name: Erin Stidston
E-mail address: ezthewickedhotmail
Comments:Hi fellow "stidies"! I am part of the weird Aussie stidstons that everyone keeps talking about!

I'm Erin Stidston - daughter to Sam Stidston (see above)and Jenny Stidston.
I have a sister Claire. We live in Victoria!

G'day! see ya! Mmmwwaa xo
Thursday, October 23rd 2008 - 01:27:41 AM
Name: Gordon Stidston
E-mail address: ashbournehotmail
Wednesday, September 24th 2008 - 07:16:47 AM
Name: Jaime Dickinson
E-mail address: jd.1000btinternet
Comments:Wow, Hi all Stidstons. Im daughter number 2 of Linda Stidston (Daughter or Reg and Rita Stidston) When my mum passed away she left us with a family tree going way back, but its hard to keep track as we all seem to have lots of children. This site is great, I've already spent ages reading up on everyone, will come back for another look soon. GO STIDSTONS! You odd lot!
Sunday, July 13th 2008 - 02:06:46 PM
Name: Bianca Seabrook
E-mail address: biancaseabrookaol
Comments:Hi Stidston clan! I am the daughter of Linda McVinnie (who is the daughter of Reg Stidston). I am to be married tomorrow hence why i am wide awake in the middle of the night, googling my mum's name! Fantastic website and i will be sending link to any relatives who are interested. Take care all! x
Friday, July 11th 2008 - 04:22:05 AM
Name: Richard Stidston
E-mail address: stidstongmail
Comments:I see that my sister Catherine Stidston has signed the guestbook so I echo what she said

I'm son of Rodney Stidston, grandson of the late Eric Stidston of Court Park Cottage, Thurlestone. Let me know if you have any questions regarding our part of the family!
Sunday, June 1st 2008 - 08:00:42 PM
Name: Anne Williams
E-mail address: oznankrbe
Comments:My maiden name was STIDSTON.My ancestor Alfred came to Australia in the 1870s and had eleven children. There's not a lot of us, but we are interested in our family history.
Saturday, May 31st 2008 - 05:16:00 AM
Name: Trevor David Stidston
E-mail address: wyte.nttgmail
Comments:Ahoy... Whats with the Stidston family, it seems we all want to find the rest of the Stidies... Nice...
Tuesday, May 20th 2008 - 06:48:53 AM
E-mail address: lindasteelrode
Monday, May 19th 2008 - 02:48:53 PM
E-mail address: lindasteelrode
Monday, May 19th 2008 - 02:48:39 PM
E-mail address: lindasteelrode
Monday, May 19th 2008 - 02:43:19 PM
E-mail address: lindasteelrode
Wednesday, May 14th 2008 - 07:51:48 AM
Name: Peter Healey
E-mail address: pjohnhtiscali
Comments:I'm trying to track down some old freinds who I last knew were living in Houston Texas, they are:


originally from Fleet in the UK.

Any help would be great-Peter
Tuesday, April 29th 2008 - 01:02:26 PM
Name: Sherry Stidston-O'Neal
E-mail address: danoneal13sbcglobal
I am the oldest of 5 children born to Harvey "Neil" Stidston and Sherry Lee Young-Stidston. Although it has been almost 2 years since my Father passed away, he left a mark on the lives of most everyone who knew him. It is the life of Neil, not his death, that I choose to remember. His passion in life was family (geneology), he wanted to know where he came from. It interested him, as he was a teacher. He not only taught school through the years, he taught everyone, anything that they needed to know, from how to change a tire, to cooking, to accounting, to life. He was an avid reader, absolutely obsessive about grammar, and gentle with guiding people to a better decision. I miss him so very much and would love to hold him and smell his Old Spice after shave and Tres Flores hair cream. Hear him say, "Howdy Do", when I walk into his and Mom's house for a visit and the best cup of coffee every made. Memories. It is up to us, Kathy, Merritte (Chip), Harvey II (Russ) and Tawny, along with our cousins Melanie and Jim, as well as our children, to carry on the name, Stidston. It is with great pleasure that I ask any Stidston to contact me and rejoin our family. Like pieces of a chain, we must link again. Little Sherry
Sunday, February 24th 2008 - 04:39:06 PM
Name: Peter Edwards
E-mail address: peteredwards300btinternet
Comments:My Mother Rose's maiden name was Stidston.
Saturday, February 23rd 2008 - 03:47:53 PM
Name: Terence Stidston
E-mail address: terence.stidstongreenbee
Comments:Just discovered your web site by courtesy of my B-in-Law.
I live in Norwich but was born in Exeter, Devon.
My Grandfather George was married to Sarah Louise, who were both born and lived in Exeter.
They had 4 daughters and two sons, Doris, Kathleen, Rose and Violet, the boys were Tom and Georgie. Regretably all are now deceased.
My grandfather had a brother who emigrated to America with his family circa 1920's, affraid I have no further knowledge of names or whereabouts, but it would be great if anyone who reads this can progress location of these long lost relatives.
Best regards to all the Stidston clan - Terence.
Saturday, February 16th 2008 - 05:25:27 PM
Name: matthew james stidston
E-mail address: mattstidmsn

just looking for my family

what a good website this is
Thursday, January 31st 2008 - 07:03:04 PM
Name: Richard Stidston
E-mail address: noofie1shaw.ca

I live in Victoria, BC, Canada. My father is David William Stidston. My grandfather is John William Stidston and my great grandfather was William Stidston who was born in England and came to Victoria. I don't know where he was born or when he came to Victoria. My great grandmothers name was Lucy Stidston.
Friday, January 11th 2008 - 03:50:17 AM
Name: Brenda Madge
E-mail address: johnpmadgeblueyonder
Comments:Happy Christmas and a great 2008 to all Stidston's

My G.G.grandfather was a John Stidston born Dean Prior, Devon who went to Australia early 1900's with his son Richard,dinlaw
Hetty,and their two children.
His daughter Eliza (my g.grandmother remained in the Uk).

Love to hear from or of any relatives I might have in Australia or beyond

Best wishes to you all from us in Devon
Brenda Madge

Tuesday, December 25th 2007 - 05:21:17 PM
Name: Catherine Stidston
E-mail address: biffa5hotmail
Comments:This is so interesting! I'm daughter of Rodney Stidston, grandaughter of the late Eric Stidston of Court Park Cottage, Thurlestone. Let me know if you have any questions regarding our part of the family!
Sunday, October 14th 2007 - 10:48:46 AM
Name: Ted Sadler
E-mail address: Lakesidespidernet.cy
Comments:A very useful site for the Stidston Family. I have replied to Andrew Stidston by e-mail and am copying it for general interest below:-
I have just turned up the Stidston web site and see you are a son of Derick Stidston of Bolberry, I probably remember you as a young boy when I was regularly visiting your father. I am a second cousin to your father and are connected to the Stidstonís through my mother who before she was married was Una Stidston from Court Park, Thurlestone. My mother was the daughter of A.E. Stidston (Albert Edwin I think) who married Minnie Treneman . They also had another daughter Marjorie and two sons Arthur (no issue) and Eric. Eric had five children Lorna, Iona, Rodney, Geoffrey and Celia. Lorna went to Australia, Celia became a nurse, Rodney has a farm contractorís business at Eastern Court, Thurlestone TQ7 3LT, Geoffrey farms at Court Park Thurlestone but I know nothing of Celia.
My grandfather Stidston had two brothers Edward Warwick (your grandfather) and William Robert both farmed at Bolberry. You know your own family tree but William Robert had a son Dudley and a daughter Marcia. I went to school at Kingsbridge Grammar School with Dudley who married Jessie, Marcia married Richard (Dick) Holman an electrical contractor in Kingsbridge.
A complete aside, we were staying at a B&B in Scotland and we started talking to another guest who said he was from New Zealand and had just come from Bolberry S.Devon trying to trace his ancestry. I said ëDerick Stidstoní and he said ëYesí a small world isnít it!!!
Saturday, September 29th 2007 - 10:53:41 AM
Name: Chris Pearce
E-mail address: frenchhavenyahoo.fr
Comments:My maternal Grandfather was Bramwell Roland Philip Stidston ex career Royal Marine also Artist as ex Plymouth art college student as was my mother Jean W Stidston.
"Bram" was the elder brother of Bernard Eugene Stidston mentioned below by his Grandaughter. The Stidston name thrives as well with uncle Bernards 4 other sons who were brought up in Plymouth.
Hello Cousins !
Thursday, September 27th 2007 - 05:47:10 PM
E-mail address: orbystidston100.fslife
Comments:Hi just found your site again,I am one of the original Stidstons from Bolberry Devon,I wonder if any of you have any information on the family tree,I have obviously found the connections from South Brent,and more from Bigbury area,Found decendants from The Dutch traders in that area,Also connection to an original name of Deverouz not sure about this though.
I know I have direct relations in Australia and America.But not sure who.
My Grandfather Warick Stidston and my father Derek Stidston of Bolberry.
Would like to find out more.
Tuesday, September 25th 2007 - 11:29:59 AM
Name: Jim Stidston
E-mail address: jimstidstonhotmail
Comments:Hey there, I'm Jim Stidston, Gene (William) Stidston's son. As Melanie mentioned, Dad passed away on March 19th 2005.

I see some familiar names here from when we met as children, namely Tawny and Russ.

Cool site, I'll check back in from time to time.

Wednesday, September 5th 2007 - 09:31:52 PM
Name: nigel stidston
E-mail address: nigelstidshotmail
Comments:One of us is going back to plymouth! Emily my daughter is going to study art at college (PCAD) and uni, another tree hugging veggie down south. Terri and jemma, what are you doing? it would be nice to hear from you and even nicer to see you guys.
Friday, August 31st 2007 - 09:40:27 AM
Name: Tawny Stidston-Thompson
E-mail address: ldt4sgirlhotmail
Comments:Just found the web sight. I'm the 5th and youngest child of Harvey Neil Stidston. It's been just over a year since we lost dad, but he is still in our thoughts, hearts, and prayers.
Wednesday, March 28th 2007 - 10:53:27 AM
Name: Melanie Zuniga
E-mail address: melaniehotmail
Comments:Hi everyone - I'm Gene (William) Stidston's daughter. Dad passed away on March 19th 2005, it's been 2 yrs and I've been thinking about him a lot lately..something brought me to this website....It's beautiful....

Take Care - Melanie
Friday, March 16th 2007 - 04:48:11 PM
Name: Melanie Zuniga
E-mail address: melaniehotmail
Comments:Hi everyone - I'm Gene (William) Stidston's daughter. Dad passed away on March 19th 2005, it's been 2 yrs and I've been thinking about him a lot lately..something brought me to this website....It's beautiful....

Tak Care - Melanie
Friday, March 16th 2007 - 04:43:13 PM
Name: Beulah Pontin (nee Stidston)
E-mail address: bpontinbigpond
Comments:Hi! Have changed my email address since my last visit.

Where is Bruce? Seem to have lost contact with him since sometime last year.

Best wishes to all,
Thursday, March 1st 2007 - 11:28:35 PM
Name: Andy Stidston
E-mail address: orby100hotmail
Comments:Nice to know there are a few creative Stidstons out there.
Regards Andy
Friday, November 17th 2006 - 02:32:21 PM
Name: Dawn Smith
E-mail address: dawn.smithuk.fujitsu
Comments:Trying to research on behalf of my mother Phillis Stoddard Dickinson
Wednesday, May 17th 2006 - 10:42:48 AM
Name: Rosie Lovegrove
E-mail address: dozy_rosy1991hotmail
Comments:Hello Freddie!!!
I'm currently in I.T.!
How are you, Hope you're working hard, like me!
teehee! love the art work.
Thursday, April 27th 2006 - 12:02:29 PM
Name: Harvey Neil Stidston(Russ)
E-mail address: rs141cvip
Comments:This is to let you know that my dad Harvey Neil Stidston. Has passed on. He will be missed.
Thursday, March 9th 2006 - 04:13:56 PM
Name: Edward Stidston
E-mail address: ESCONCOaol
Comments:Just checking in
Monday, January 9th 2006 - 02:34:47 PM
Name: Paul Stidston
E-mail address: paulstidstonhotmail
Comments:found this site by mistake,u no new year at work nothing to do
very cool pics
Father Geoff Stidston
Grand Father Mervin John Stidston
Tuesday, January 3rd 2006 - 04:04:58 PM
Name: Paul Stidston
E-mail address: paulstidstonhotmail
Comments:Found this site by mistake,very cool ..happy new year
Tuesday, January 3rd 2006 - 03:48:18 PM
Name: Conor Dearden
Homepage URL: bruji/
Comments:Really like the front page.
Tuesday, November 8th 2005 - 06:48:38 PM
Name: Raoul
E-mail address: raoul9yahoo
Comments:Glad to see that this guestbook is still going strong! Hope to see you guys soon.

Saturday, September 10th 2005 - 06:44:42 PM
Name: Tom Cole
E-mail address: tomcolemail
Comments:Hey Freddy,
Sorry to sign your guestbook to get in contact with you but i didnt have your email. Email me back when u get this. I am having a party on the 23rd of July in Dorset and i want tio see you real bad and want you to come
Get in touch
Tuesday, July 5th 2005 - 05:53:45 PM
Name: Peter John Stidston
E-mail address: pstidstobigpond
Comments:Very impressive website. I can see a great deal of effort went into, and still goes into, its production.
I will track down a few of my earlier relatives and advise later. South Devon seems to be a 'hot spot', I recall an Aunt Flo and Uncle Keble-Martin.

Regards Peter
Tuesday, June 7th 2005 - 05:37:14 AM
Name: Owen Gildersleeve
E-mail address: owen_gildersleevehotmail
Homepage URL: mount-temple-studio
Comments:Hey Fred,
I was on the UWE foundation with you but we never got the opportunity to talk. Just wanna say really impressed by your work, you have an amazing talent. I have added a link to your site from mine.
Good luck with everything in the future.
Saturday, June 4th 2005 - 08:40:24 PM
Name: Denise Pontin
E-mail address: scuzzigcom
Comments:I found your site whilst looking for info on the Pontin family

Great idea
Monday, May 30th 2005 - 03:38:20 AM
Name: 2nd prahran scouts
E-mail address: stidstonmelbpc
Homepage URL: member.melbpc/~stidston
Comments:Ive just found this site with a google search.
I will come back later & look further.
All the best.

David (in Melbourne Australia)
Saturday, January 22nd 2005 - 05:09:08 AM
Name: joost
E-mail address: joosteliashotmail
Comments:hey fred,
great shit here (having finally had a look)
just wondering wassup at the mo
Friday, December 17th 2004 - 09:52:10 PM
Name: terri -lianne stidston
Comments:Hello, i am Daughter of Richard (Dick)

Bruce you must know Rita and Rega Stidston from Berkhamsted, I'm sure i've seen photos of you and all of your girls out in Taz, Nan and Grandad should come onto this website so that we can chat, it would be nice to catch up with them.

Take care of yourselves, see you later..

Saturday, December 4th 2004 - 10:50:13 PM
E-mail address: arealomoajcity
Monday, October 11th 2004 - 11:03:59 PM


Saturday, July 31st 2004 - 01:03:46 AM
Name: Beulah Pontin (nee Stidston)
E-mail address: pontinssc
Comments:Hello Bruce,

Great website. When I've had a chance to sort through all your info I'll come back to you with anything I seem to have which you haven't.

Best wishes,
Wednesday, May 19th 2004 - 05:09:36 AM
Name: Vivienne Wood
E-mail address: woodys1bigpond
Comments:Hi All
Can anyone help me with information on Mary Stidson b.1766 Malborough, Devon and married Aquila Harley 1794. Hope someone has heard of this family. Bye for now.
Tuesday, February 24th 2004 - 03:30:19 AM
Name: Mitch Stidston
E-mail address: mitchstidstonyahoo
Comments:Hi Ya, Brucie,
How's t'ings, man
You keeping good?
Love to all the family,
Mitch. x
Thursday, December 18th 2003 - 11:52:11 AM
Name: Geoffrey Robinson
E-mail address: geoffgeoffreyrobinson
Homepage URL: geoffreyrobinson
Comments:Fred - what a marvellous exhibition!

I have just spent a lot of time looking through everything. Not enough time to comment on things but generally I would say you are really on your way now.

I can't believe that you would find the smell of paper and paint more alluring than the hum of the computer so I guess that for you it is that huge digital artist's studio where any dream or feeling can become another kind of reality?

From one artist to another - fantastic. And thank you.
Wednesday, December 3rd 2003 - 09:42:28 PM
Name: Jack Fraser
E-mail address: jackclanfraseroflovat
Comments:hey Stidstons!
How is Henry?
Myself and a few ex Bryanstonians were talking about passed times and the topic of 'Where is Henry' came up.
How is he? / How are you? perhaps!
What are you up to right now, are you at uni or are you swimming in millions of hundred dollar bills from your computing talent.

Hope you are well and hope to hear from you soon
Thursday, November 27th 2003 - 06:08:17 PM
Name: Melissa Stidston
E-mail address: crackbunny22hotmail
Comments:Well hello my name is Melissa Stidston and I love my last name.
Friday, November 14th 2003 - 06:10:25 AM
Name: Tom Richardson
E-mail address: t.d.j.richardson durham.ac.uk
Comments:Well impressed, but then you knew that anyway. also great to see all the old bry names...
Saturday, November 8th 2003 - 12:37:34 AM
E-mail address: GUYMANABS.NET
Monday, October 27th 2003 - 01:52:34 AM
Name: John Aggs
E-mail address: aggs.johnpostmaster
Homepage URL: hawkandhare.cjb
Comments:Watch out Mr.Mullins, here comes Fred.
Where the hell is Henry these days eh?
Wednesday, September 10th 2003 - 07:20:09 PM
Name: Gordon Stidston
E-mail address: gordonjiprimus
Comments:Well done Bruce..very interesting research..I may be able to fill in a few holes...am at present on holidays in Adelaide ...return home to Queensland in a couple of weeks..Kind Regards, Gordon
Wednesday, September 10th 2003 - 02:52:17 PM
Name: Gary Stidston Broadbent
E-mail address: garynetcadia
Comments:I dont know how our side of the family fits into the situation, but from what I hear we are stidston's that bought a shop called Broadbent's Co. and are now 'Stidston Broadbent`s'.

If anyone has any info, it would be greatly appreciated. I also have a great story about how the surname 'Stidston' came about. (The original surname is 'Deveroux').

Friday, August 29th 2003 - 05:21:17 PM
Name: Rachael Etebar
E-mail address: rachael.etebarladbrokes
Homepage URL: ladbrokes
Comments:You may want to check the records for the parish of South Brent in Devon. My grandfather - Bernard Stidston - was born there & the graveyard in the church is full of stidstons. There is also a stidston farm
Tuesday, August 26th 2003 - 01:44:34 PM
Name: Bill Ecay
E-mail address: billecay
I'm very inspired by your site. It seems you're living the life I envisioned for myself! Great work.
Your I-sight pal,
Tuesday, August 12th 2003 - 03:58:07 AM
Name: wil limoges
E-mail address: wilchangethedestiny
Homepage URL: changethedestiny
Comments:Hi from the guy on the other side of the ditch!
Tuesday, August 5th 2003 - 04:07:32 AM
Name: Beulah Pontin (nee Stidston)
E-mail address: pontin ssc
Comments:Hi! it's me again - just sent my previous message by mistake. Not sure where I got to on it! Am looking forward to browsing the site at more leisure. Have already spotted one definite relation (Ray).
Saturday, July 26th 2003 - 06:27:49 AM
Name: Beulah
E-mail address: pontinssc
Comments:Very excited to have found your site. I just typed Stidston+hamlet into Google and up you came. Found a mention of stidston hamlet in the Smerdon family site.
Saturday, July 26th 2003 - 06:24:24 AM
Name: Beulah
E-mail address: pontinssc
Comments:Very excited to have found your site. I just typed Stidston+hamlet into Google and up you came. Found a mention of stidston hamlet in the Smerdon family site.
Saturday, July 26th 2003 - 06:23:44 AM
Name: sara and sheila stidston
E-mail address: sheila_stidstonhotmail
Comments:hello! its lovely to know that there are some other stidstons in the world. have you been to the small hamlet of stidston in devon? we're so important we even have our own village.
Saturday, July 5th 2003 - 09:11:01 PM
Name: ben
E-mail address: benrayneronetel
Comments:goddammit how come Barnaby's on top this is brilliant and utterly creative but being so old it took me almost 50 entries to suss out the sparkle, originality etc.
Tuesday, June 17th 2003 - 04:45:20 PM
Name: Jimi
E-mail address: gholsbanebungie
Homepage URL: http://gholsbane.forerunners.org/new/
Comments:Wort's dis den? I haven't signed this I guess. Well, here is my signature. No digital blood I'm afraid. Sorry.

All the same, great stuffs alls but GoLive is evil. Evil I say.

tidebb reverof!

Jimbo the Plonker.
Friday, May 30th 2003 - 09:51:47 PM
Name: Den
E-mail address: Vivasaditmsn
Homepage URL: geocities/allfor_453
Comments:very nice ! thanks !
Sunday, May 25th 2003 - 04:51:15 AM
Name: debbie
E-mail address: debbiemoxsomhfx.eastlink.ca
Comments:some interesting stuff
Saturday, April 26th 2003 - 09:45:02 PM
Name: nigel
E-mail address: nigelshe-design
Homepage URL: http://Hi Bruce and all visitorsThe story goes like this. I was on holiday with my family in Goa India, visiting a market in the middle of nowhere as my girls like to shop & I like to haggle. We were led to a charity stall run for "El Shaddai" a trust which cares for homeless children. While chatting to the people running the stall we mentioned our surname as we intended to visit the home one morning. On mentioning our surname the lady next to me (who happened to be the founder of the charity ) said it can not be as her name is Anita Edgar (nee ) Stidston from Plymouth. If any of you guys want to know more get in touch with me. ( I have info on the charity to so come on you rich stids!)
Monday, April 21st 2003 - 09:25:27 AM
Name: Peer Guent
E-mail address: pg85647msn.de
Homepage URL: anyhack/
Comments:Greetings from the other side of the world.
Monday, April 14th 2003 - 01:50:46 PM
Name: Sam Stidston
E-mail address: stidstoncssd
Homepage URL: cssd
Comments:Hi from an Aussie Stidston
Thursday, March 6th 2003 - 06:41:54 AM
Name: Melanie Daniels
E-mail address: melanieclare2002yahoo
Comments:Hey there! Just having a nosey at our family tree! Most impressive website 'Uncle Bruce' - Love, Mel
Sunday, January 19th 2003 - 09:20:58 PM
Name: Raoul Fischer
E-mail address: raoul9yahoo
Comments:Great Site. Not ! What happened to the site ??? ;)
Saturday, January 11th 2003 - 07:17:18 AM
Name: Mike Stidston
E-mail address: helmicstidtinyworld
Comments:I have always been told that our family originated in Devon and after visiting your site it is beginning to be even more probable.
Tuesday, November 19th 2002 - 07:46:05 PM
Name: Marcia Holman nee Stidston
E-mail address: leeannaleelineone
Comments:You can contact my mother marci through my email.

She is the daughter William Robert Stidston, of Bolbery Devon
Wednesday, October 30th 2002 - 07:52:08 AM
Tuesday, October 8th 2002 - 10:05:57 PM
Name: Fungus the Bogeyman
E-mail address: duncan.fergusbryanston
Comments:A rollercoaster of a web-site. With highest highs and the lowest lows. I have never cried and laughed at the same time until now. In fact as I write I am mopping rolling tears of joy, sadness and comfort from my damp cheeks. I did not know that such stories of love and courage and deciet could be accompished by so young an artist. Fred the Snake is truly an inspiration to us all.
You have made my life worth living, thank you.
Thursday, September 26th 2002 - 09:35:09 PM
Name: Michelle Lynn Stidston
E-mail address: crackerz24hotmail
Comments:hey i am related to harvey neil stidston my grandpa and my father harvey neil stidston II just wanted to say hi even though i don know who u r we might be related or sumtin
Sunday, September 15th 2002 - 12:02:21 AM
Name: jo
E-mail address: case.joanabryanston
Comments:this is a really cool site, i really love the sketches and the coke picture is really amazing
wish i could do that!


please keep taking more pictures and making more drawings!
Friday, September 13th 2002 - 06:12:47 PM
Name: Linda McVinnie
E-mail address: lindamcvinnieyahoo
Comments:Hi cousin Bruce,

What a fantastic find this site is. Well done for taking the time to correlate as much information as possible. I keep threatening a trip to Plymouth to feel the essence of our evolution but never seem in this busy world to get there. Have we not got any more information on our Russian connection? Dad, your uncle Reg has information but I feel someone who is as thorough as you are here would have already gleaned all necessary info from him already. Hope you and your family are keeping in good health.

Love and best wishes

Linda (Nee Stidston)
Tuesday, August 20th 2002 - 09:46:30 PM
Name: Ben Broad
E-mail address: broad.benbryanston
Comments:Snake Boy, YOU RULE!!!
(so do your drawings....!!!) Negative Mincer Uhhhbuhhh
"Letsh av a gandarsh" I LOVE MATHS.
Your pictures are inspiring! But the typing is too light to read on a white background.
See you in Maths....
Wednesday, June 5th 2002 - 08:25:16 PM
Name: nigel west
E-mail address: najuwestaol
Saturday, May 18th 2002 - 07:23:19 PM
Name: Ray Stidston
E-mail address: stidston southcom
Comments:What am i doing wrong? On entering the site all I can see is a number of coloured rectangles.

I would like to hear from any other Stidstons that do not know me .

Ray S
Monday, April 15th 2002 - 01:30:03 AM
Name: Bev Daniels
E-mail address: karenturnerstidston
Comments:where's the tree?
Sunday, March 24th 2002 - 11:39:17 AM
Name: Alan Newcombe
E-mail address: alanmark1615.freeserve
Comments:I found your site today. Just what I was looking for.Old pics, well laid out site pages. Great stuff Steve!
Last year my wife and I made friends with a couple on a visit to the US and we exchange E's frequently. I am putting together a set of favourites/bookmarks to send them.
I have included your aerial photos and the Stidston family collection.If you know of some good pages with local Devon interest for visitors, if you have time, let me know.
Keep up the good work, one day Plymouth might recognise your contribution to cyberdom.. Regards Alan N.
Friday, March 15th 2002 - 04:21:45 PM
Name: tracey wood
E-mail address: kkrwood01netscapeonline
Comments:my maiden name was Stidston and my Uncle traced our family back to Plymouth in the 1700's. Being such an unusual name it is fascinating to find out more information on possible distant family members.
Sunday, March 10th 2002 - 11:47:51 PM
Name: Henry Barnes
E-mail address: barnes.henrybryanston
Comments:I found this very interesting, truly some desent time well spent. Cheers...
Friday, March 8th 2002 - 08:36:57 PM
Name: frank moulder
E-mail address: frank1moulderhotmail
Comments:one of my ancestors was the Moulder in partnership with the stidstons
Wednesday, March 6th 2002 - 08:42:15 PM
Name: big sis
E-mail address: amystidston
Comments:Hi bros, just thought i'd check out how you waste your time when you're supposed to be studying. it appears this is much more productive, and will probably make you more money than 20 A levels! (i didn't say that...) Anthony thinks you're both geeks, but i think thats intended as a compliment! see ya both soon, love you both loads xx
Monday, March 4th 2002 - 02:48:20 AM
Name: caf
E-mail address: catherinesinar.fsnet
Comments:kool page, dont ask how i got here, summit to do with ed pash! (dont ask, he doesnt even know me!) well, cyaz!
Sunday, March 3rd 2002 - 05:36:48 PM
Name: Pieter Youngman
E-mail address: pietermayraworldnet.att
Comments:I just wrote a message in the book, but I thought I would mention that if you are also looking for info on the Kolff and van der Hoeven families I have quite a bit of records.
Tuesday, February 19th 2002 - 03:51:15 AM
Name: Pieter Youngman
E-mail address: pietermayraworldnet.att
Comments:I'm also related to the Krayenhoff van de Leur family. My great great grandmother was named Nathalie Krayenhoff van de Leur. We probably have the same records, because my info on the family ends with the same person you mention. Please write if I can be of any help with your searching.
Tuesday, February 19th 2002 - 03:41:02 AM
Name: Mr Rich
E-mail address: sjrbryanston
Homepage URL:
Comments:And I thought you were just playing Tony Hawks.

Monday, February 18th 2002 - 09:18:39 PM
Name: Johanna Stidston
E-mail address: stidstonjpbworld
Comments:My family are from Devon. My father and Grandfather are both Stidstons, from the Kingsbridge area originally.
Thursday, February 7th 2002 - 11:37:42 AM
Name: Mitchell Stidston
E-mail address: Sabremax9hotmail
Comments:Hi ya, Cuz Bruce,
Just been chatting to our cuz Nigel - he mentioned your Site - so decided to give it a 'dekko'. In Indian parlance it is 'thik hai .. bahout accha'. I expect Raymond in Tassie would say it's 'bonzer'.
I've scanned some old photos of mom & dad and Granpops & Granma - they are sepia prints - I could send or e-mail them to you if you could use them. Let me know.
Keep up the good work
Sunday, February 3rd 2002 - 07:46:14 PM
Name: Denis Ferdinands
E-mail address: ferdsiprimus
We typed in Ferdinands and came up with this site.It is excellent,and interesting as I am descended from Johannes Ferdinands,Vryman under the administration of the Dutch East India Company,married Aletta Bolthouder,at the Dutch Reformed Church,Wolvendaal,(Ceylon) 2 Feb.1755
We have the extract from pages 75-83 of the journal of the Dutch Burgher Union of Ceylon - Vol xxv October 1935 - No 2
If it is of any use to you we could send you a copy.
Keep up the good work !!!
Sunday, January 27th 2002 - 12:29:56 PM
Name: Tyler Puckett
E-mail address: tylerdpucketthotmail
Homepage URL: angelfire/tx5/puckettfamily
You did a great job on your web page! Please visit the Puckett Family Home Page at www.angelfire/tx5/puckettfamily Please sign in the Guest Book.

Happy New Year,
Tyler Puckett
Saturday, January 26th 2002 - 04:22:43 PM
Name: Harvey "Neil" Stidston
E-mail address: hs041fresno
Comments:I am sending you a map in a seperate email from The Ordnance Survey of Torbay and South Dartmoor, Sheet #202.
I will also answere the question about Saml. Stidston's store, as I have before.
I will send you a copy of my G Grandfathers indenture to Saml. prior to the partnership of the two of them,the indenture being the vehicle that was used for the training of my G Grandfather in the business.
After the training, they established the partnership, and when I locate the rest of the paper work on the store, I will try to remember to scan copies for you.
I am presently working from the internet and 4 seperate genealogies that were done by other relatives, begining prior to 1930.
Take care,
Monday, January 7th 2002 - 12:34:49 PM
Name: Natalie Stidston
E-mail address: natnattamu.edu
Comments:Hello from Houston Texas, USA!
Friday, January 4th 2002 - 11:20:32 PM
Name: Arthur French
E-mail address: a.frencheclipse
Homepage URL: http://eclipse/a-french/
Comments:Thanks to Harvey for an invitation to visit this site. I am most impressed. It's beautifully designed and I particularly enjoyed the pictures. Perhaps you will be adding more about Stidston relationships later?
Friday, December 14th 2001 - 06:40:18 PM
Name: Harvey Neil Stidston
E-mail address: hs041lennon.csufresno.edu
Just thought that I should sign in and tell you that the Stidston shop from 1873, is the shop that my grandfather worked at. I have a writing that explain his discomfort at working there with his uncle, and the reasons for leaving the store.
I will send you copies of some of the material that I have for youe records, but please allow me some time.
Again, Happy Holidays!
Thursday, December 13th 2001 - 11:30:33 PM
Name: benno
E-mail address: goldstaub.bennobryanston
Comments:hi stidson...just thought I would pop into your site and see your graphical images (that seemed to me to be the most logical course of action!)

any hoo ta for now

Monday, December 10th 2001 - 12:59:56 PM
Name: hermione harrod
Comments:hi i'm another friend of callum's, the chocolates were wicked. bender was sooooooooooooooooooo koool!!!!!!! i christen this the best site ever! congrats on the good work!
Friday, November 30th 2001 - 02:14:32 PM
Name: Archie
E-mail address: sleepingbeauty555hotmail
Comments:callum recomended this site to me and told me it was a definatly a must see, he was completely right! i loved it.
Friday, November 30th 2001 - 02:10:55 PM
Name: Archie
E-mail address: sleepingbeauty555hotmail
Comments:callum recomended this site to me and told me it was a definatly a must see, he was completely right! i loved it.
Friday, November 30th 2001 - 02:10:28 PM
Name: nigel stidston
E-mail address: nigelshe-design
Comments:Hello friends and relations

Bruce its brilliant!!

Just for the record our gran Muriel Tarqui had a nick name used by claire and myself of "youngster" which she used in correspondence with us.

hope to see you soon Bruce

Friday, November 30th 2001 - 10:09:00 AM
Name: Tom Hanks
E-mail address: thidlproductions
Comments:Im very impressed; its an old trick though people have been producing those modifyed images for a while, it feels like an illusion though. E-mail me.

Tom Hanks
Tuesday, November 27th 2001 - 09:59:04 PM
Name: woodie
E-mail address: wood.henrybryanston
Comments:nice stuff stidders. not bad either henry!
Saturday, November 17th 2001 - 10:10:39 PM
Name: Jimbo James Morant
E-mail address: jamesmorantbigfoot
Homepage URL: morants.demon
Comments:Great site. Hi Fred
Saturday, November 17th 2001 - 10:09:07 PM
Name: James B-P
E-mail address: b_pmail
Comments:Nice site. Still can't believe their not photos.
Friday, November 16th 2001 - 08:57:37 PM
Name: chris smith
E-mail address: smith.chrisbryanston
Homepage URL:
Comments:this stuff is ammazing stiddy you should not diss it so much i really like it a lot
Friday, November 16th 2001 - 08:49:22 PM
Name: Ed Rigby
E-mail address: rigby.edwardbryanston
Homepage URL:
Comments:Fred amazing, tell everyone, do not dis this stuff is really cool!
Friday, November 16th 2001 - 08:49:18 PM