My latest research has been to find out more about some of my great grand uncles from the Newth tribe; located in Southwark and Bermondsey, London, UK. The Georgian era of this research is very interesting; it was a time … Continue reading How to disappear down a historical rabbit hole!
Great, great grandfather Adrian Newth married Mary Mansfield in 1815 on Christmas Day. The church they married in was the St Mary Newington, the original of which was destroyed in the 1940s. The church was burnt out in an air … Continue reading Married on Christmas Day
My search for entrepreneurs in my family tree landed me amid the lives of my great uncles, who lived in England between the 1890s and the 1980s. I have spoken of this family of boys in other posts; Week 7: … Continue reading Allery Boys: Builders, Soldiers, and Entrepreneurs
Say it with a Scrapbook? This digital scrapbook was prepared to showcase the Life of Samuel John Allery in pictures. You can view it in PDF format here. If you are interested in the process of creating a digital family … Continue reading Great Grandfather Samuel
My great-grandmother Jemima was born in Christchurch, London on 17th December 1852. The address of her parents that year was 7 Jane Street, Christchurch. Her early childhood was spent in the precinct of Holborn and she might have attended St … Continue reading Great Grandmother Jemima
I imagine that my great grandfather Samuel John, asked this question in 1896 on hearing of his son’s death. Perhaps he was with him at his bedside in St Bartholomew’s Hospital, in London. George Samuel was just 19 years old … Continue reading Why did George Samuel Allery die so young?
How my grandfather prepared to give his properties as legacies for his family. Continue reading Properties, mortgages, and burials
Elizabeth and George Day – welsh great, x3 grandparents Research Updates for my Welsh ancestors.I have located my mother’s family history sprinkled throughout the Parish Registers of St Mary’s in Haverfordwest. My aim is to build a picture of their lives … Continue reading Welsh Grandparents from Haverfordwest
Welsh Ancestors revisited. Continue reading The Welsh Connection (Revisited Socially)
Ancestral Heritage Trail April Monthly Theme: Check It OutWeek 14 (Apr. 5-11): Check It OutWeek 15 (Apr. 12-18): How Do You Spell That?Week 16 (Apr. 19-25): NegativesWeek 17 (Apr. 26-May 2): Document This month’s theme resonated with me as I … Continue reading #52Weeks52Ancestors: Check It Out!
#52Ancestors52Weeks Joined Together My two clans, English and Welsh, were joined together forever when my Welsh Great Grandmother Mary Ann Evans married English Great Grandfather George Robinson. It is still a mystery to me how these two met; but I … Continue reading #52Ancestors52Weeks: Week 12: Joined Together
Kind hearts are the gardens,
Kind thoughts are the roots,
Kind words are the flowers.
Kind deeds are the fruits.
Take care of your garden
And keep out the weeds,
Fill it with sunshine,
Kind words and Kind deeds.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Continue reading #52Ancestors52Weeks: Week 11: Flowers
Worshipping at the Standing Stones? This week’s prompt was challenging! I struggled with my choices of ancestors to write about in this post. I have modified an older story of my Welsh roots and the importance of the standing stones, … Continue reading #52Ancestors: Week 10: Worship
Females in my Family Tree: Introduction This month’s theme is all about Females. That fits in well with March being #WomensHistoryMonth. I was intrigued with the number of Genealogy quotes from Women and found a great blog post from the … Continue reading #52Ancestors: Week 9: Females
Moments of Mourning: A bond between sisters Continue reading #52Ancestors: Week 8: The Mary Letters continued
The Allery Brothers Great Grandfather, Samuel John Allery was never part of the landed gentry, but he certainly moved around a great deal in his lifetime. I have counted twenty different Residences from 1847 to 1922, let alone the various … Continue reading #52Ancestors52Weeks: Week 7: Landed
Maps and mapping are only loosely associated with this story of my Great Aunt Edie; you might say that I have been ‘mapping’ the relationship between sisters from my family tree. The map displayed in the featured image is that … Continue reading #52Ancestors: Week 6: Maps
The Children of my Great Grandparents: Emma and Harry Cutting This week I have been branching out to locate all the children born to my great grandparents, Emma and Harry Cutting. At first, my research using the Census records from … Continue reading #52 Ancestors Week 5: Branching Out
Curious Cuttings Harry Cutting: Carpenter and Ironmonger Curious about Harry Cutting (great grandfather) and his son Charles Harry Newland Cutting (grandfather) I wanted to find out a little more by exploring the Cutting line of my family tree. I returned … Continue reading #52Ancestors: Week 4: Curious
The Wedding When I saw this week’s prompt I immediately thought of this wonderful photo of the wedding party at my Grandma’s garden circa 1938. My mother Winnie is on the extreme right and her sister Doris, the bride, is … Continue reading #52Ancestors: Week 3: Favourite Photo