So what do you remember from your childhood?? This is not in any chronological order, it's just my ramblings from my childhood...............see how many you remember from yours. The smell of freshly baked cakes in the Kitchen, the smell always filled the house with inviting aromas and made you feel constantly hungry. Even now, every … Continue reading Childhood Memories, My Trip down Memory Lane……..
The Life and Times of William Tom Wootton
This is the seventh in my series of eight blogs telling the life stories of my eight great-grandparents, next up is the wonderfully talented William Tom Wootton. (Picture of William Tom Wootton from Cousin Eleanor) William Tom Wootton was born on 28th May 1863 to Thomas Wootton and Nicolina Elizabeth Wootton nee Stampa, he was their … Continue reading The Life and Times of William Tom Wootton
The Life and Times of Frank Day
Next up for my eight Great-Grand parent blog is Frank Day who was born 28th January 1878 at 11, Peacock Street, Gravesend, Kent, the youngest of seven children, born to Thomas Frederick Day and Louisa Day nee Hallsey. (11, Peacock Street, Gravesend, Kent) At the time of Frank Day’s birth his Father, Thomas Elisha Day … Continue reading The Life and Times of Frank Day
The Life and Times of William Chiddicks
This is the first in a series of blogs that will tell the tale of my eight Great-grandparents, first up is William Chiddicks. William Chiddicks was born on 18th March 1866, the first born child of seven children, born to James Chiddicks and Elizabeth Chiddicks nee Lake. William was born in South Ockendon, Essex and … Continue reading The Life and Times of William Chiddicks
When is a Father a Father?
This is probably the most difficult topic that I have written a blog about, because of the naturally sensitive nature of the subject matter and how it can, and will impact on people’s lives. So when is a Father actually a father? As genealogists we strive to prove family connections and bonds and to trace … Continue reading When is a Father a Father?
The Life and Times of Matthew Chiddicks
This is the first in a new series of blogs, tackling the life stories of my 16 Great-Great Grandparents. So strap yourself in and lets begin the journey of discovery and uncover the life story of my 2 x Great-Grandfather Matthew Chiddicks. (Matthew Chiddicks seated with the beard, flanked by his sons, Walter and John) … Continue reading The Life and Times of Matthew Chiddicks