All four of my grandparents left England for the USA in the late 1890s. I have researched and documented them and their ancestors with the General Records Office as far back as 1837. I have gone back even further though church records. The following are the family names of my most recent ancestors: Brown(e), Fielden (Fielding), Henthorn, Jones, Jordan, Goodwin, Carter, Clarkson, McCracken, Walkden, Lomas, Brierley, Bottomley, Williams, Parr, Parker, Thistlethwaite, Gartside, Chaddwick, Kay, Graves,
In October 1868 20 year old Mark Finch married his first cousin Thirza Mickleburgh in the parish church at Horningtoft Norfolk. (Thirza was 13 years older than Mark.) The couple were recorded in their home in Horningtoft when census was taken on 2 April 1871 and just a week later, on 9 April, Thirza gave birth to their first child, a son, whom they named Alfred. Sadly Thirza died and ten days later she was laid to rest in the village churchyard. Baby Alfred was not baptised until October 1871, an
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To whoever is interested in the sailor hat with HMS Blenheim on it, I have a photo of three children with my mother who was a teacher in the 1920s. One of the children is wearing the hat. Were your family in Alberta where my mother was teaching?
I have tried unsuccessfully to post Thank You's and am trying again as i have found another button to click on.
I have looked at the 1901/1911 and believe that james Woods the Pilot is the strongest possibility of being among my ancestors although mary is shown as slightly younger than I would have expected. thats not an issue as many census are like that.
I will get into the Reference section on FTF.
Many Thanks again, Jim
I am trying to find out where my Grandparents and uncle are buried
They lived in Oakdale South Wales