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Filey – and More Census Sleuthing

Filey, yesterday.  This time we parked up at the country reserve and walked down, which meant crossing the Ravine on the lovely Church Bridge.  Nice because this brings you in to the town via the old fishermen’s cottages: From there, it’s a short walk to the Museum. Passing this: I did spare a thought for […]

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"Your Darlings You See Never"

From the 1879 History of Tazewell County, Charles C. Chapman & Co.  Quoted in Martha McDonald’s “Roodhouse Family Tree”, 2002. This story concerns the son of one of my mariner relatives –  my first cousin 5 times removed (twice over!) one of the sons of Jane Roodhouse (above), by her first husband Captain Abraham Wood.  […]

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Isaac Moses and The Ebiezzer

I have 2 loves – knitting and genealogy.  Sometimes, the pair collide.  As in the case of my Moses ancestors who seem to have run vessels out of various places, including Cawood, Howden and presumably Hull, making a living from inland waterway shipping as well as farming along the banks of the Ouse. Here is […]

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Desperately Seeking J. Slade.

I’m not sure what it is about graffiti that I love so much. Here’s some photos we took at Brougham Castle, Cumbria, when we went up to Woolfest. And what about this? And rather incredibly, from a sheltered spot, in pencil from almost exactly 110 years ago: The genealogist in me wants to look for […]

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British Brick Walls

Just a little taste of what’s in this month’s Family Tree Magazine (Oct, 2009). For the genealogists. It’s about me living a mile as crow flies from where these ancestors lived, but someone 5000 miles away finding out more info than me… I had two relatives marry eachother (relatives of me not of eachother, keep […]