This is the 12th in my series of blogs that recounts the wonderful lives of my 2 x Great Grandparents, so sit back pour yourself a drink and see how much I struggled to untangle the mysteries of Elizabeth Bishop and her family. Elizabeth was one of those difficult and frustrating Ancestors to research and … Continue reading Are you a Bishop or a King?
This is the 11th in my series of blogs telling the life stories of my 2 x Great Grandparents and its the turn of Martha Harvey next. Martha was the sixth of seven children born to Edward Harvey and Hannah Bullen and she was born on 3rd September 1864 which was kindly recorded on her … Continue reading The Life and Times of Martha Harvey
Welcome to my story.............. After badgering my Family History buddies for ages, about the importance of writing up your own story, as well as those of your Ancestors, I thought it was about time I actually did something about this myself! It feels a bit weird really, almost like writing your own obituary, at least … Continue reading The Life and Times of Paul Chiddicks Part 1 The School Years
At the grand old age of 102, I can safely say that Henry William Goode is my oldest recorded Ancestor, so let me tell you a little bit more about my 2 x Great Uncle Henry. Henry William Goode was born on 21st April 1874 in Bushey in Hertfordshire, the seventh oldest, of eight children … Continue reading #52Ancestors Week 40 ‘Oldest’ The Life and Times of Henry William Goode Aged 102
This is the 10th in my series of blogs recounting the lives of my 2 x Great Grandparents and next up is Louisa Hallsey. Louisa Hallsey was the 7th and youngest child born to Daniel Hallsey and Harriet Hallsey nee Simmons. She was born in January 1836 and Baptised at St. Peter and St. Paul … Continue reading The Life and Times of Louisa Hallsey
Welcome to the ninth in my series of blogs, telling the stories of my 16 x Great Grandparents, so let me introduce Thomas Wootton. Thomas is one of the more interesting characters on my tree, so sit back and enjoy Thomas's story. Thomas was eldest Son of eight children, born to William Wootton and Mary … Continue reading The Life and Times of Thomas Wootton
This is the sixth in my series of blogs telling the life stories of my 2 x Great Grandparents and next up we have Emma Sophia Lukes. Sometimes we get an instinct, or even a gut feeling about one of our Ancestors, sometimes there is a feeling that goes beyond the paper records and in … Continue reading The Life and Times of Emma Sophia Lukes
I am still managing to keep up with Amy Johnson Crow's #52Ancestors in 52 weeks challenge and week 6 brings the subject of "Same Name". So let me introduce you to 10 - Thomas Wootton's! My 7 x Great Grandfather was Thomas Wootton born appx. 1688. My 6 x Great Grandfather was Thomas Wootton born … Continue reading #52Ancestors “Same Name”