The Sole Society, a Family History Society researching Sole, Saul, Sewell, Solley and similar names

Letters and Messages December 2004

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This article was originally published in the December 2004 edition of Soul Search, the journal of The Sole Society


From John Solly


Re: William Pince/ Publishers and Chairman of the SGN Genealogical Foundation


I have been sent a letter from the above subject headed The Unique Solly Family Chronicle, £34.95, plus Solly Coat of Arms, £17.95, etc.etc....


This straight away suggested 'scam' to me especially when a Coat of Arms is mentioned, and a reference to Data Protection in Holland. I also remembered reading about a warning somewhere....a check in Google confirmed. The address given is William Pince Publishers, SPG0021/NL, 9 Trident Way, SOUTHALL, UB18 8NL, which looks like a box no/postal collection point to me.



From Ruth Pringle


Found this while researching in Warwickshire Record Office:


Burmington Parish Records, Burial 1777, Mary Saul, an old woman, accidentally drowned in a ditch, was buried - Feb 3rd.

From Alma Merritt  Re: August 2004 Edition – Matrimonial Capers


I am not a professional researcher! I have been transcribing Warwickshire parish registers for over 20 years for eventual publication by the Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry. It’s a hobby.


I have at the same time been compiling the family tree and my choice of the next parish register to transcribe is governed by the chance of finding something for my tree therein.


Ed: Sorry about the misleading intro. With over 20 year’s experience perhaps ‘expert’ would have been a more accurate description!


From Chris El-Amir – Doha


I noticed your interest in Sewell/Saul etc (Family Tree Magazine). These items taken from Warwickshire newspapers may be of any interest to you?


Birmingham Daily Mail dated 28/12/1901. Death: SEWELL, 19th December, 75 Bromsgrove St, Hannah age 67 late Hollider St. Children


Birmingham Daily Mail dated 1/1/1901. In Memory: SEWELL, Henry died 30/12 late Queen St.  Grandson George


Birmingham Mail dated 5/1/1914. News item: SEWELL, Mary Ann age 17 died in fire at 37c 5h Irving St.


Coventry Herald & Observer dated 21/8/1857. Marriage, SEWELL-PARSONS, 16 August at Trinity Church, John Sewell to Mary Elizabeth Parsons both of this city.


Birmingham Daily Mail dated 11/4/1885. Death: SAUL, 4 April after 3 days sudden illness, James age 54 at his residence 7 Moreton St.


Aston Chronicle dated 18/9/1880. Death: SAULL 10 Sept. Victoria Louise daughter of Tom/Mary late Victoria Brewery Aston


Aston Chronicle dated 18/12/1880. Death: SAULL 6 December Aston Lane, Catherine daughter of David age 16


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