#52ancestors52weeks: Week 21 (May 21-27): Brick Wall Prologue: This week’s theme is one that resonates throughout my genealogy research. I have encountered many brick walls. In particular this story of my great uncle had not advanced due to lack of … Continue reading Unveiling Valour: Frank Joseph Andrew Allery
The memoirs of a master tailor – assisted family history storytelling with plotting, structuring and sub-headings suggested by Chat GPT 4.
Continue reading The Threads That Bind: Newth’s Legacy
Theme: #52Ancestors52Weeks – Begin with a vowel: A for Achievement Essex in the Victorian Era In the 1800s to 1900s, Essex was a county undergoing significant transformation, reflecting the broader changes occurring throughout England under the reign of Queen Victoria. … Continue reading Ancestral Profiles from Essex: Goats, Lagdon, and Carter Family
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)
#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
Escaping Britain just as WW1 was starting, was the smartest thing my Newth tribe ancestors ever did. Continue reading Newth Tribe: unexpected migration
How my grandfather prepared to give his properties as legacies for his family. Continue reading Properties, mortgages, and burials
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
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
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
History repeats itself! “Behind that old mirror, in the sitting room!” Win said. “No-one would look there; besides the room is hardly every used”. “It that’s what you want, my dear, we can hide it there until the weekend”, Cecil replied. … Continue reading The Angell Inheritance: 1924
Jemima Mary Anne Allery 26 Crown Street, Camberwell 3rd September, 1889 Dear Jemima, I am sorry to be away so long from you, especially so near to the birth of our new child. I hope that you are in good health. Is Rosina looking after the little ones for you? My journey to London was worth it and I am really proud to have received the Freedom of the City of London certificate. Quite an accolade for a middle aged tradesman, and one that my father would have been most proud of. Our certificate will be displayed in our … Continue reading Letters from Samuel John Allery
December 1924 I was tired and dusty from the long train ride from London to Dartmouth. The station platform was almost empty, except for a few porters vying for business among the meagre crowd. Spotting a large white card with the word ALLERY in large letters held by a tall, thin man wearing a pinstripe suit and bowler hat; I pushed my way through the milling porters to reach my guide. Black clouds were brooding over the township and I was glad to be heading to Townstal, the countryside of my birth. As we drove to the parish church of … Continue reading The Journal of William Adrian Allery
William Adrian Allery, my late great uncle, spent many hours and pounds in searching for his ancestral link to the Angell Estate. William was a Master Tailor with money to spare for his genealogy searches, much to the dismay of his immediate family. He had at last found evidence of the marriage of Elizabeth Benadict Angell to his 8 times great grandfather, Samuel Allery. The news of his find was all over the newspapers of the time and has intrigued me for years as I follow in his footsteps. It was the discovery of an entry in an old parish register … Continue reading William
Searching for Angells: facts and fiction When William Adrian Allery was born in June 1845 in London, his father, William, was 28 and his mother, Mary, was 26. He was one of the few surviving children of William and Mary. He married Mary Ann Sampson and they had two children together. He was a master Tailor and the family historian. He believed he had solved the riddle to the family fortune in 1924. He acted upon his evidence of ancestry and seized a dwelling in Brixton, part of the Angell Estate, demanding that the resident pay their rent to him, the … Continue reading Angell and Allery
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