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Welcome! This website was created on 06 Sep 2005 and last updated on 13 Aug 2018. The family trees on this site contain 8078 relatives and 163 photos. If you have any questions or comments you may send a message to the Administrator of this site.

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About ralphandco
This website celebrates the myriad people who have made my husband, Michael, 
our sons, Ralph and Adrian, and me what we are.

An interesting mix of Cornish, West Country, Midlands and London, our 
ancestors, with their combined skills, could have catered for our every need. 

We have hatters, shoemakers, tailors, dressmakers and shirtmakers. Our 
framework knitters could have supplied us with hosiery and silk gloves. We have 
farmers, millers, grocers; we have carpenters, joiners, ironmoulders and engineers. 
One even played the serpent in church.  

There are stories about some of them which hint at dark deeds, which I promise 
to include at a later date.

Among the interesting relatives we've discovered are Mary Ann Brailsford, who planted the first 
Bramley Seedling apple tree, John Spilsbury, who invented the first jigsaw puzzle, William Butler, 
who worked with Isambard Kingdom Brunel, later to own a tar distillery, and Rowena Cade, who 
founded the Minack Theatre in Cornwall. 

And who could resist mentioning that their Great Uncle Archie Waring married Hannah Booth, 
Florence Nightingale's cousin?
 
Living relatives include a couple of actors, Jeremy Northam and Julian Wadham, artists Nicholas 
Yeo,  who recently painted a critically acclaimed portrait of the Duke of Edinburgh, and Patrick 
Brill, aka Bob and Roberta Smith, now a Royal Academician, whose work was shortlisted for the 
Fourth Plinth, and Tim Rich, a dendrologist, who, in a single morning in 2007, took seeds from two 
plants, thereby preserving the flora of the entire continent of Antarctica.

Maritime links include Sir Roger Grenville, Captain of the Mary Rose, his son, Sir Richard Grenville
of the Revenge and Amy Grenville, an aunt who married Sir Francis Drake's uncle,  

The surnames of all our direct ancestors are shown in upper case. 

Enjoy our website and please sign our guest book.
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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.


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