I would like to thank the following people for their
wonderful help with research on my FORD line... without their help I would
not know the information that I know today. Firstly my great
friend and now "adopted mum" Sherida Sibley for searching the 1881 Census for my lost clan...
her finding of Louisa ROUDWAY (misspelling) of ROADWAY with a FORD family
in Lambeth, Surrey proved to be the starting point. I had no idea
that my grandad's father was born in London and without this information
would have still been stuck on the Isle of Wight! So Sherida... a
very big thank you!
Acknowledgements must go to Gordon Childs
who gave me the leads on my FORD family after finding Alfred James FORD
and references to his family in his wonderful book:
Turley, R. V. (2001) Isle of Wight Photograpers, 1840 - 1940,
University of Southampton Press.
I must also thank him for allowing me to "steal" some of his
advertisements from Alfred's Photography Page on his site and also for helping me with other
information related to the Isle of Wight. He has a great website at:
Family and Isle of Wight Photographers
I must also thank Ann Barrett for
her searches in newspapers for my "long lost" FORD family and
for obtaining the birth certificate of my late grandad - Jack Clarence Roadway
FORD. Ann also has a wonderful website with lots of interesting information
and transcriptions for the Isle of
Wight. You can find out at: Isle of Wight Ancestors & Genealogy