Lefever marries Lefever

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I was recently doing some research on Kent parish marriages. I came across a first in this study Andrew Lefever married Mary Lefever. They were from different parishes just over a mile apart at opposite sides of Canterbury. I would like to find out more about this couple but I suspect that it will be challenging as the marriage took place on the 15th March 1748 and so more records will be hard to find.

Parish register entry

India records updated

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I have updated the India records with an additional 67 individuals. These new records are mainly burial records. Don’t forget that many individuals from the UK served in the British Indian Army and so if you can’t find details of them in the UK dataset it is worth looking in the India records.

UK dataset update

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It is some while since I last posted an update to the website. I have been working on my data and have just not updated the website. There are many new records in the Lefever (GB) recordset, I have also managed to move quite a lot of ‘island’ individuals into families and also de-duplicated some individuals. I have removed anyone born after 1918 who is still alive / I don’t have a death date for in order to comply with the new GDPR regulations in Europe. I may have missed the odd individual, if you should find someone who is still alive in any of the records please let me know and I will remove them from the online data. As a result of this legislation the number of records has reduced on the site, I will still answer personal enquiries about living individuals if appropriate.

British records update

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Today I have added 190 new records to the Lefever (GB) dataset. These records are a combination of 19th and 20th century Lancashire records and 18th and early 19th century Hampshire records. I have some more Hampshire records that I will be adding in the near future. These Hapshire records include qute a few individuals with the usual Channel Islands spelling of Le Feuvre so it looks like there were a few migrations from there in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Australia & New Zealand update

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I have today added some updates to the Australia and New Zealand records.

An additional 33 individuals have been added to the Australia database and 2 individuals to the New Zealand database.

I found a marriage register page with one of the Lefever entries on it. It contained a total of 8 marriages and in four of the marriages one of the individuals was recorded as a convict. This was not unusual given the dates of the marriages but what I was surprised to find was that of the four convicts three of them were women, I hadn’t realised that quite so  many female convicts had been transported.

Lefever GB updated

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I have added an additional 81 records to the Lefever GB data set. These new records are mainly from the late 1600’s to the early 1800’s ad are for people living in Lincolnshire and London / Middlesex. I also managed to delete 5 duplicate entries.

Lefever South Africa Update

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I was recently sent a book of annotated photographs by a person (thank you M.S.) who had made contact through this site. The book contained photos of Lefever’s who had lived in South Africa at various times, I had a couple of these individuals already in the database but this spurred me to see if I could find any more Lefever name bearers in South Africa. As a result the database has increased by an additional 87 entries mainly marriages from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. The photographs are not shared on this site but I will share them on request.

New country added – New Zealand

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I recently found some probate and death records for New Zealand. I had not previously found any Lefever or variants in New Zealand so this was an ideal small record set to start a New Zealand database with. There are currently only 23 records in this set but I hope to add more as they become available. The level of detail particularly on the death certificates is remarkable in comparison with my usual UK ones.

Lefever GB updated

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I have today updated the Lefever GB database. I have added and additional 183 records all of these are Baptism, Burial and Marriage records from between 1700 and 1800 for the county of Lincolnshire. As a result of more data now being available I have also been able to de-duplicate an additional 12 records. There are now over 3,600 records in this database alone, there are no doubt more duplicated records that I will continue to consolidate as more information becomes available.

Latest Lefever UK update

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I have added an additional 117 records to the Lefever GB recordset. These records are a combination of early (1700-1800) baptism and death records mainly in London’s East End and some more 1939 Register entries. I have also managed to de-duplicate another 12 individual and family records and managed to find the families for 2 separate unlinked individuals.

I will shortly be publishing an updated set of Lefever South Africa records thanks to some information from Magdalen Savory who contacted me recently.

I also had a contact from a Claire Lefeuvre which is the usual Channel Islands variant spelling of the Lefever name. Eventually we managed to narrow down the fact that her grandfather changed the spelling of his surname and in fact he was actually a Lefever from the East End of London. What was even more rewarding was to find that we are distantly related, Claire is my 7th cousin once removed.