About Me


I am Juliet Evans. I am a Streatfield, on my dad’s side and a Howard, on my mum’s side. This is my family – taken a good few years ago now!  I live in Bournemouth and you can contact me at  juliet22@btopenworld.com.


I began doing family history research in about 1981; before the internet. Back then I subscribed to many Family History Societies (which were invaluable)  and wrote back and forth to members of those societies and to county council offices and research centres for various records.  Of course, once the records became available online the cost of sending stamped addressed envelopes was replaced with subscriptions to the likes of ancestry.co.uk and familysearch amongst others. So for anyone interested in embarking upon lots of research it is so much easier now albeit a bit expensive at times. 

I decided very early on that I would research families on both sides back to my 4 sets of great grand-parents. After I had my daughter in 1991, I began the same for my husband’s side, beginning with Evans and Bibby. I then added a few extra family lines that I thought were interesting and then began some for friends and family! I now have around 28 family histories on the go.

In the last few years, things have slowed up a bit mainly due to me spending time on a my photography, but also due to the fact that I had reached a sticky end with so many family lines.  I am hoping that by maintaining this website, I can find a few snippets of new information from time to time and kick start things off again.




During this lockdown period thanks to the COVID-19 Pandemic, I have taken the opportunity to finish family history pages that were long overdue and then systematically update all those I had “finished” a while ago.  New information had appeared from various sources in the last few years.  The histories will never truly be finished but it feels good to go back and update as much as possible. 

I hope somebody finds something of use!

Take care everyone!

11 Responses to “About Me”

  • Brian R Streatfield:

    Hi Juliet, I am able to add four generations of Streatfield’s following Ernest Samuel Streatfield and Elizabeth Caroline Driver. However I lack the majority of the relevant dates, but if interested, I’m sure I could research these?

  • Jay K:

    Do you have any connection to the Gravatt family of Lambeth and other Surrey areas? The earliest I know is Henry who married Sarah HUMPHRYS of Hyworth Wiltshire in 1810 at St Mary Lambeth.

    I am not related to these folks but a descendant family living in Enfield Middlesex in the 1950s were family friends of my parents.


    • Hi Jay, Sorry I have no Henry Gravatt in any of my tree although I remember the name Sarah Humphrys cropping up before. I have had a quick look ancestry.co.uk. If you search their member trees you will find 62 trees with Henry and 6 of those also mention Sarah Humphreys. Some may help.
      best wishes

  • Joan Riek:

    Hi, I am a descendant of the Curtis family of South Perrott, Dorset. Recently I had my DNA tested and found I had Curtis relatives in USA? However their tree goes back to a William Curtis of Nazeing Essex. Does anyone know if any of his children’s family moved to South Perrott? I would love to find why I have Curtis in the USA who have DNA matches with me. I did message one lady but she wasn’t able to help. Hoping you can.
    I live in Gympie, Qld, Australia
    Joan Riek

  • Tim Peers:

    Hi Juliet,
    I am researching purely along the Peers family line, and its origins, which are very close to yours. My three points of reference are all called HENRY PEERS.
    i.e. (1)Henry PEERS, born 18/3/1849 at Brimstage, Wirral
    (2) Henry PEERS , born 28/10/1823 at Brimstage
    (3) Henry PEERS, born 3/10/1790 at Storeton, Wirral.
    I have then come to a huge sticking point. No (3) Henry PEERS is the son of George PEERS and Mary???
    Unfortunately a search of the parish register reveals three marriages very close together, all three are marriages between George PEERS and Mary. I cannot decipher which one is the correct marriage. If your research has reached this point and/or you are able to shed any light, then I would be very grateful for any assistance that you could render. Many thanks, Tim Peers.
    (I now live in Norfolk, but the rest of our line of the PEERS family are scattered around the country)

  • Veronica (Prevost) Barr:

    GREAT JOB! Two children, a husband, home etc., WOW — I’m so impressed.

    I stop and start and have information here, there and everywhere 🙂 I love Bournemouth – lucky you


  • Greetings Juliet,

    Having referred to you ‘old’ web site in my researches you may be interested to look at and refer to the site I set up for the Streatfield lineages in consultation with Malcolm Streatfield, Trevor Gibbons and Ron Ellis. However the site and errors are mine of course! As we are in the process of moving it han’t had much attention for the last few months.

    I will be happy to add your new site to the Streatfield one when you have your Streatfield line on this.

    with regards and best wishes

    Michael Jefferies

    ps my family tree is at http://www.jefferies.id.au and also has some Streatfield descendants of course.

    • Hi Michael,
      Thanks for your message. I will try and remember to add your site also, as a link when I do the Streatfield page.
      Best wishes and happy New year

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