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Sandland-Jean
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Looking for any information to explain, support or debunk the claim made by my GGGrandmother about the SANDLANDs in Wem that "Years ago it [the Sandland family] was Sandford which is the first family knighted in Shropshire."  I think I remember some family suggestion that there had been a feud that necessitated an escape "across the border." 

The oldest certain Sandland in my line is Thomas Sandland, born in Cotton in about 1787, but I believe it is reasonable that this line continues for at least several generations earlier.  I've looked pretty carefully at the online Shropshire Parish Registers covering Wem and have a good Idea of the Sandlands listed there beginning in 1585; I'd be grateful for information about  of those Sandlands.  All my research has been online since I live in Indiana, USA. 

JYelle
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My Sandland Ancesters are from Wem Shropshire  dating to Thomas Sandlane (Sandlande, Sandland) in 1520.  Edward Sandland born 1802 left Shropshire and settled in Connecticut. My Grandmother was Edith Sandland. Hope this is some help, I believe we are propbably related. I currently live in Cincinnati Ohio. 

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Judith Yelle

Sandland-Jean
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Judith,

My SANDLAND ancestor who came to the US was Matilda Sandland (b.1871), married to George Bailey.  They came to Nebraska.  Matilda and her father had been born in Staffordshire, but her grandfather, John Sandland (b.1818), and John’s father Thomas (b.1787) were born in Shropshire in the parish of Wem. John’s sister, Elizabeth Sandland (Brown) lived her whole life in the Wem area.  Earlier than Thomas my line becomes quite speculative – based only on family trees in Ancestry.com and study of online Wem parish registers. 

If you recognize any of these names or can suggest ways you have, or I could, document my earlier line I would be very pleased to know.

Thank you,

Jean Beckman

Christine Newberry
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Judith

would you be able to tell me where I can find the online registers for Wem.  I have an ancestor DRAKELEYwho on a census says his place of birth is Wem.

thank you

Christine Newberry

Michael J Hulme
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Hello Christine

About half of all Shropshire Parish Registers which existed in 1812 were transcribed and printed by the Shropshire Parish Register Society around 1900.  Just a few transcripts extended beyond 1812 to around 1840.

Many of these printed registers have been scanned and transcribed by Mel Lockie and are freely available on his web site in text format.  Use your browser search (find on page) facility (or use CTRL-F to bring up a search box) then enter the name you are looking for to quickly search through the text file.

You can also find all Shropshire Parish Registers (up to 1900) on the Find my Past subscription web site.  Put Shropshire in the search box at the top to see what is available.  The major advantage of this site is that it includes images of the original parish registers so, in the case of marriages, you will see the signatures of your ancestors who married after 1754.

Mike
 

Christine Newberry
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Michael

Thank you so much for your response.  I thought all my ancestors were from Lancashire until I looked at the census 1841 to find that one had been born in Wem, Shropshire.  I will follow your advice, as I do have a subscription to Find My Past.thank you again

Christine