The following pages are intended to provide an insight into the people and lifestyles of the ancestors of "our" family.
We are Don and Gail Amesbury and the following pages, I hope, will illustrate not just the names and bare dates of the men and women who played a part in our past, but help to demonstrate the hardships and obstacles that they had to overcome to make the lives of their children and grandchildren richer and more comfortable.
I sincerely hope that you will find the results of my labor to be interesting and informative.
If you have corrections or additions or relevant photographs to add to my story I would love to hear from you.
If you wish to search for a specific person we have 2 name indexes.
My ancestors were in the area of Mangotsfield, North East of Bristol during the seventeenth and eighteenth century where most of the men worked in the coal mines or stone quarries. Their name is shown as AMSBURY and AMESBURY.
As the coal industry declined in Gloucestershire, some moved North to Dudley in the Midlands and changed their name to AINSBURY.
Others moved to South Wales where mining was thriving.
I have divided the research results into different pages: (click on underlined names to visit page)
There are several ways you can navigate around the site:
You can go direct to one of the pages listed below and then scroll down.
Or You could check one of the name indexes to search for a particular person.
Be aware that:If text is underlined clicking on it will take you to a related position.
When you see a white box under a name click on it to see all known details for that person.
When you see a family tree you can navigate backwards or forwards.
Click on the underlined parent and you will go back one generation, or..
Click on an underlined child and you will go forward one generation (still under construction).
Please be aware that this site is under reconstruction and some pages are not complete and some links may not work