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19th March 2009 Calling all Himburys and Himbury descendants!!! There is an event planned for the 24th May 2009 in Worcestershire, England, to meet long lost relatives, pool resources and further our family history research. All Himburys and descendants are welcome to attend. Please email me Lesleyolly@aol.com for more details. The more people that come the more successful the event should be!
12th April 2008 We have found a military print featuring Reginald Himbury on board the steamship "Clan Mactavish" and my house is starting to look like a Himbury museum! To view the print, and the story, click on the name.
1st February Really excited because we have managed to aquire a family heirloom from an antique dealer in Bath., to see a picture of it click here.
31st January 2008 We have added links from the family tree to pages for Sir William Himbury, Knight Chairman of the British Cotton Growing Association and Grace Himbury who was transported to Tasmania as a convict in 1837
20th January 2008

Visited The National Archive at Kew late 2007 in respect of an ongoing investigation into possible family members that were transported to Tasmania in 1837 and 1844. Also made a second visit to the Dorchester record office.

Have managed to connect the Australian Himburys up to the English ones!!!! This information is now showing on the family tree.

Have discovered the emmigration date of Matthew and Grace Himbury (nee Bessant) and family to Baltimore in the U.S.A. and also added several new family members to their branch of the tree.

Have also managed to connect Sir William Himbury's line up to our branch of the family tree

23 Sept 2007

Major updates of Births, Mariiages and Deaths indices. These now contain 366 individuals!!!

Uploaded new family tree, with all individuals to date, take note that many are "clickable".

Minor amendments to some individual's pages.

10 June 2007 Made some minor corrections to the page for Charles James Himbury. Added new members to the family tree, we also now have a copies of John Himbury's Will (1768), and Matthew Himbury's Bond of Administration (1818) and will post transcriptions of these texts to the web site in due course.
09 June 2007 Spent the day trawling through all the information gained from our visit on Wednesday and trying to make sense of it all.
06 June 2007 At last!! A long awaited visit to the County Records Office in Dorchester, Dorset. We spent a fascinating day trawling through Bishop's Transcripts and other documents. The Staff were incredibly helpful and cheerful so the time passed all too quickly but we made some fascinating discoveries and were able to get back another entire Generation! So all in all a very successful trip that we hope to repeat again in the very near future. After the centre closed we travelled to Evershot and the surrounding villages of Rampisham and Cattistock, where a number of our ancestors have spent their lives, and took some lovely pictures.