William HANDFORD was born about 1801 in Portsea, Dorset.

He married Hephzibah UNKNOWN, date and place unknown.

William served with the 3rd Dragoon Guards between 1819 and 1843.

In 1841 he was living at Oakham Barracks, near Mansfield, Nottingham.

Known children of William and Hephzibah are:

Harriet born about 1829 in Edinburgh, Midlothian. (more below)


Harriet HANDFORD married Alfred Thomas WAYNE on 29th April, 1849 at St Pauls, Hyson Green, Nottingham.

In 1841, Harriet is living with her father at Oakham Barracks.

In 1851 she is living with Alfred and their son at 24 West Street, Sneinton, Nottingham.

They moved to Birmingham in the late 1850s where they lived in the Handsworth area.

Known children of Harriet and Alfred are:

William Robert born about 1850, baptised 18th May, 1851 at Holy Trinity, Nottingham. Died March 1899 in West Bromwich.

Elizabeth Emma born about 1852, baptised 30th May, 1852 at Holy Trinity, Nottingham.

Alfred born about 1855 in Handsworth, Birmingham.

Arthur Charles born about 1863 in Handsworth.


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  1. Hello Kate,
    my name is Robert James Handford and I have been researching my family tree for the last 28 yrs. My biggest problem has been going beyond my 3rd great grandfather James Handford ( a Royal Marine married at St. Mary’s Portsea. ) Portsea, incidentally is actually in Hampshire though it is quite close to the border of Dorset. Sadly there don’t appear to be any christening records for James but he moved there ( possibly with his parents ) before 1828 and joined the Royal Marines in 1819. There is a christening record for a William Handford in 1807 at St. Mary’s Portsea
    ( Parent’s James and Mary ) and I was wondering, is this your William? If so, he and James may have been brothers and perhaps we can help each other with our research. One other way to confirm a connection would be through DNA testing and if this were to confirm a link then it would hopefully give us a much better chance of finding out more info.

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