This story is told by Eliza herself who considers herself lucky; lucky to have had employment as a young woman, lucky to have met and married her husband, lucky to have survived the ravages of war torn Britain, lucky to have her children and grandchildren around to support her and lucky to have witnessed some of the greatest changes in human history in her lifetime. Continue reading Great Grandmother Eliza Wright (Goats)
#52Ancestors52Weeks: Gone too soon! I am now the last of my tribe! single symmetry silence the knight remains still standing life slipping dipping seeps a lion in shadowed clothing tilts at windmills and weeps his cotton wool life floating eyes … Continue reading Celebrating a life!
#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks: Week 8 I Can Identify IDENTIFYING BRAVERY World War I was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, with millions of lives lost and entire generations of young men forever changed. It was known as the … Continue reading WW1 and his descendant WW2
#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks: Week 7 Outcast or Cast out! Grandfather: Alexander McCulloch Service Number: 279215 World War 1 The daily life of soldiers in the trenches during the Battles of the Hindenburg Line in World War I was characterized by … Continue reading McCulloch Clan: Soldier from WW1
James (Jimmy) Robertson, the darling of the Robertson Clan. #52Ancestors 52Weeks: Social Media (of the day) Joining the War James Robertson was 22 years old when he enlisted in the Argyll and Suthern Highlanders, 2nd Battalion in 1942. He and … Continue reading All Quiet on the Front
#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks: A letter to an ancestor James Cunningham Robertson B: 1884 M: 1908 D: 1950 Inspired by the day one prompt from Lyn Palermo’s 28-Day Writing Challenge from her Family History Writing Studio. A letter to your … Continue reading Robertson Clan: My Grandfather’s War
#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 5: Oops The research for Janet Walker Robertson has taken some twists and turns and reached a brick wall. These are the details as I now know them. Oops number 1 – a frequent occurrence … Continue reading Grandmother: Janet Walker Robertson (Imrie)
#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks: Out of Place Jane Hodge Laird, one of the McCullochs’ great-grandmothers, was born on May 5, 1856, at Island Farms Cottage in Bothkennar, Stirlingshire. Bothkennar is no longer listed as a separate town, it is part of … Continue reading Great-grandmother Jane Hodge Laird McCulloch
Which of the McCulloch Clan ancestors would I most like to meet? Continue reading McCulloch Clan: Fish Tales
Preface: Legacy from Granna May It was All Hallows Eve, October 31, 2022, and the three Arry girls were keen to find out more about the legacy of the Book of Shadows they had found in the house at One … Continue reading Samhain
Escaping Britain just as WW1 was starting, was the smartest thing my Newth tribe ancestors ever did. Continue reading Newth Tribe: unexpected migration
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
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