This site is about our extended family and is meant to show just how diverse a group of people they are for example in occupations (farm labourer, blacksmith, pastrycook, seaman, nurse, teacher, bank manager, music teacher, toothbrush maker ....); and locations (Oxfordshire, Hackney, Wales, Norfolk, Kent, Yorkshire, Scotland, Canada, Australia ....).
Events like emigration, suicide, bigamy, divorce, illegitimacy, manslaughter, imprisonment, bankruptcy and poverty are all there. I have even found a secret marriage.
There are children in the workhouse; individuals who seem to have disappeared; people who have changed their names (ie because of anti-German sentiment prior to WW1) and scandals reported in the newspapers.
I cannot claim to have come across any famous or royal connections in my research just a set of individuals who went about their lives, dealing with issues as they arose and trying to cope with the changes in their society and surroundings as best they could. Please sign the guest book and if you have any questions, I will try to answer them. Thank you.
Note that I have recently taken a autosomal dna test, Haplogroup H1. For more details, contact me.
NB I am currently in the process of adding some stories about individuals and will mark their names with an *.