Researching Beyond the BDMs.
Well I thought I had my Henry FREEMANTLE sussed. He was born to William, a yeoman, and Hannah (nee BROWN), in 1825 at Woodcot (spelt variously), Hampshire, and died in 1879; and married Ann POWELL of Compton, Berkshire in 1847. Their only child, Rose Hanna (Rosa) was my 2 x great grandmother.
But drilling down beneath these basic BDMs revealed much more about my Henry Freemantle.
These are family stories from some of our members.