Having been studying my own branch of the BAGWELL name for over 25 years I finally arrived at a solid brick wall. During this time I have been in contact with numerous Bagwell researchers unrelated to myself and amassed information and knowledge on the surname in general. During 2013 I was registered with the Guild Of One Name Studies and worked almost exclusively on the study of the Bagwell name.
I have since turned back towards my own studies and, apart from those areas covered within this web site, the One Name Study is now being managed by Mr Christopher Brooker. As previously, I am still available to answer requests for help and advice.
This is commonly defined as “research into the genealogy and family history of all persons with the same surname and its variants”, and is not to be entered into lightly. Registrants with the Guild accept a number of broad principles in relation to their study, which include:
That the study will be global in scope;
That it will include research within countries where the name is relatively significant and where sources of genealogical data are readily available;
That it will research and store data available in core genealogical data sets and transcriptions;
That it stores and may research other data where the surname is mentioned.
Other BAGWELL families living in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight
In the course of my research I have documented all occurrences of the BAGWELL surname in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. The Other Research page brings together information relating to the Bagwell surname, occurring on the Isle of Wight and elsewhere in Hampshire prior to 1900, which are not related to myself. In achieving this objective it also illustrates the ancestry of spouses marrying into those Bagwell families.
As with research into my own ancestry, only basic information is provided within the public edit in order to identify individuals and key life events, typically: birth, baptism, marriage, death, burial and occasional observations regarding the same. In this way each narrative should provide signposting for fellow researchers, without detracting from the joy of discovering their ancestors for themselves.