Maishman Family

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Issue 10 Christmas 2003





On joining the Guild of One-Name Studies, I noticed that the name Mapstone was one of the names registered. My great grandmother was Eliza Mapstone. On contacting Stan Mapstone I was able to inform him of some data known to me, but he was able to provide me with a considerable amount of details of Eliza’s family, some of which corrected information which had been given to me earlier. I have yet to update these details on the web site.
Other benefits have been the ability to view and download information from the 1901 census using a utility which can be found at and another useful site is

The first worldwide gathering of the extended Glenister family attracted 160 members of the family to High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire on 28 June 2003. The day long gathering included a programme of talks, displays and social events to allow the attendees to find out more about the family.
The Maishman family was connected with the Glenisters when Thomas Alfred Maishman married Nancy Glenister in 1917. I have been in touch with Andy Glenister, who organised this event, for a number of years now and Rita and I enjoyed meeting up with him. The day was even more enjoyable as we met Diana Stansfield, Thomas Alfred’s granddaughter. Diana is Ralph and Derek’s 3rd cousin twice removed, Thomas Alfred being their 3rd cousin. For more information about the gathering visit the web site where there are several group photos. Diana kindly sent me the following photos of her family.

Thomas Alfred’s parents were Alfred and Elizabeth. In 1901 they lived at 33 Stamford Road, East Ham. His cousin Stephen George Seymour was also living there. He happens to be Steve Rubie’s great uncle.
This was also the address of Alfred William Glenister at the time of his marriage in 1898, when Stephen Seymour and Lily Maishman were witnesses. Alfred's daughter Annie was later to be married to Alfred Maishman's son Thomas Alfred!
These families must have been very close.

Nancy & daughters

Alfred & Elizabeth Maishman

Diana & me

Another Maishman is to join the Aussies! After spending the last 18 months in Japan, Lisa is now moving to Melbourne. Keep in touch, Lisa.

On 13th December my sister Ann celebrated her 60th birthday. We had a very good family gathering the following day. The entertainment was provided expertly by Ann’s four sons, John, Eddie, Gerry and Stephen, all displaying considerable musical ability, both on their guitars and keyboard as well as vocally. They were ably assisted by Gerry’s wife Joanne on the flute and Eddie’s son Luqa aged 2.

Just a few cousins - Nikki, Paul, Jacqui, John, Eddie, Françesca, Gerry, Joanne, Geraldine, Sarah, Stephen & Hannah.