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Welcome to my website. Please read the introduction before you enter the site. " WARNING!!! " © copyright 1998-2020. Genealogy by Daphne Northey Hughes, All rights reserved. Only proven family members are given access to this site and may use the information but please do not infringe privacy laws by copying living person names or copying any photographs to sites that can be open to the public, such as Genes Connected, Find My Past or Ancestry. I first started to trace my family tree to try and confirm stories an aunt told me over 40 years ago. Prior to first having access to the internet in 1995 there was a lot of foot slogging and travelling to record offices both in London for GRO records and local centres for parish records whenever I was in an area my ancestors came from. It wasn't always easy as we were a Forces family and often living abroad for several years at a time. In my research I have found my ancestors are from Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Cumberland, Northumberland and Durham. My father's paternal aunts and uncles emigrated to Pennsylvania in America in the 1880's. One of my father's maternal uncle's emigrated to Canada in 1910 and later at least one of his sons emigrated to Australia to help build the Sydney Harbour Bridge and his descendants still live in that area. My great grandmother Mary Ann JOHNS who married William NORTHEY had one sister who emigrated to Australia in 1855. In recent years a second cousin once removed from the GOODFELLOW family settled in Vancouver, Canada and some of my mother's cousins travelled to Australia. My research continues and is added too regularly as new contacts and information is found. I am working to expand the research on the HUGHES family tree which came from a cousin of my husband. I now have contact with HUGHES and WINDLOW descendants in Australia America and Canada. After my husband said he knew little about his late mother's family, ADCOCK's I have spent some time researching that name too, this is also ongoing. I recently took a DNA test with Ancestry. I hope you have as much enjoyment looking at this site as I have and am having, putting it together. If you have any information and photographs that I can add please do contact me. Most of my family were from Mining stock, Copper, Tin, Lead and Coal. The following hymn was written and later adopted as The Miners Hymn after the mining disaster at Gresford Colliery in North Wales where 266 men lost their lives on 22 September 1934. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6nS8aqA0Hc "Gresford" (The Miners Hymn). Creator, who with marvellous design The world and all that is within did make; The lofty mountain, and the mine: Hear now our prayer for Jesu's sake. Lord of the oceans and the sky above, Whose wondrous grace has blessed us from our birth, Look with compassion, and with love On all who toil beneath the earth. They spend their lives in dark, with danger fraught, Remote from nature's beauties, far below, Winning the coal, oft dearly bought To drive the wheel, the hearth make glow. Now we remember miners who have died Trapped in the darkness of the earth's cold womb; Brave men to free them, vainly tried, Still their work-place remained their tomb. All who were shattered in explosion's blast Or overcome with fatal gas have slept, Or crushed neath stone, have breathed their last; And the bereaved, who for them wept. O Saviour Christ, who on the cruel tree For all mankind thy precious blood has shed; In Life Eternal trusting, we To thy safe keeping leave our dead.