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FIRST INTRODUCTION


he object of these notes is to set down all the the facts gathered so far on our family's history in a logical manner for general interest and to make them available as a basis for future research.

It will be apparent that more information has come to light on James Gander (1812-1883) than on either his father or two of his sons, This is not only because he was associated for about half a century with the same place in the City of London, but also due to the records being readily available and so well kept, in the Guildhall Library,

Some of the problems encountered in tracing back beyond William Gander (1773-1825) and before official birth, marriage & death records started in 1837 will be gathered from Part 1.7. Where people "left" the home village or town where perhaps their family had lived for centuries it becomes very difficult to find and positively identify them, This is especially so where they moved from place to place and did not own property, leave wills or belong to some documented profession, It is also surprising how many people had the same name and this further complicates matters,

Nevertheless, it has been possible to discover a considerable amount of information previously unknown to present generations, This is due in no small part to the excellent memories of my Aunt Alice and Uncle Alexander, who provided the sound basic information essential for successful results, I should also like to acknowledge my second cousin Terence M. Gander's determined effort to trace William Gander and the many contributions made by Edmund Gander who not only provided vital information on our ancestors from his own records, but readily gave advice and encouragement enabling this stage of the records to be completed.

Frank D. Gander April 1983

 
 

Should any obvious error of fact be spotted I would be glad to know. Also, if anyone else should wish to try their hand at searching through the records, there's plenty to do (see Part 7.3). I'm also interested in receiving genealogical records of any Gander's, they may be useful to someone one day.

Just as my own researches immediately, outdated the 1983 booklet so I hope further research will outdate this one. William Gander's other grandson, James Henry Gander, is referred to within these pages but of his probable descendants we as yet know nothing ......


Des Gander, August 1987

67 Woolsery Avenue
Exeter EX4 8BR
Devon
U.K.
Tel: Exeter (01392) 468695

 
 
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L-R: Frank Gander (bn 1934), Des Gander (bn 1946) & Terry Gander bn 1947)
[taken in 1987]

   
 

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