#52Ancestors ‘Middle’ and How to Clutch at Straws

Welcome to week 26 of my Genealogy challenge, from the wonderful Amy Johnson Crow, of writing something about your Ancestors for a whole year, #52Ancestors in 52 weeks. This weeks prompt is 'Middle' and my first thought was the most unusual middle name on my tree, that of my great-grandmother Marguerite 'Longland' Lukes. Now you … Continue reading #52Ancestors ‘Middle’ and How to Clutch at Straws

The Life and Times of Emily Dodd Butterworth

So we have reached the final instalment of my series of blogs telling the stories of my eight Great-Grandparents. My final story tells the life of my Great-Grandmother, Emily Dodd Butterworth. Emily was born 22nd July 1870 at 51, Oxford Street, Whitechapel, London and she was born out of wedlock. Her Mother was Emily Butterworth … Continue reading The Life and Times of Emily Dodd Butterworth

The Life and Times of Caroline Rosina Keyes

This is the sixth in my series of blogs, writing the biographies and life stories of my eight Great-Grandparents, next up is Caroline Rosina Keyes (Granny Chiddicks). Caroline Rosina Keyes was born 9th September 1875, she was the first child of Joseph Keyes and Elizabeth Keyes nee Bishop. She was born in Grays in Essex … Continue reading The Life and Times of Caroline Rosina Keyes

The Life and Times of Marguerite Longland Lukes

This is the fifth in the series of biographies, telling the lives of my eight great-grandparents, next up is Marguerite Longland Lukes. Now with such an exotic name, you must be thinking that there must be a story behind the name and you are certainly right, there is. Marguerite Longland Lukes was born on 25th May 1883 at … Continue reading The Life and Times of Marguerite Longland Lukes