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Originally Posted by castanea1985
Just updating my thread.. by researching my grandfather, and being on this site, I had the pleasure of finding some of the descendants of Rachel Shore, nee Howarth, nee Holt, and had 4 years of knowing a 'cousin' who has recently passed away. Although, I'll still be trying to find my grandfathers real parents, I can honestly say it was a pleasure knowing this special person, and I know she's up there trying to find answers for us! xx
I have started to look at the Shore side of the family
St Wilfrid's CE School in Haywards Heath was founded in 1857 (under the headship of Henry Newington) and still has some of its logbooks, several of which I have transcribed. The first starts in May 1863, I hope to post some of the entries from 1864, the first complete year on the anniversary of the day they happened. The first entry was on 11th January 1864, John Bailey was the headmaster.
Updated 29-01-13 at 06:57 by Jill on the A272
Originally Posted by lesley barton
I have recently researched James in Wales. His father was an iron puddler - on James marriage cert. I found a John and Hannah (similar to Anna) Meredith in Swansea. John would have been 4 then but was not listed. The archivist said he may have lived with relatives and listed under their name.
I have found a report of the shipwreck James was saved from. The Eliza sanked of Landsend 10th Jan 1867 and the crew - all named including James were rescued by a steamer - the Colon and taken to Liverpool.
The most ancient of all my memories, accumulated over nearly 90 years, is one of annoyance. “What a stupid name – why didn’t they call it something I could pronounce?” I refer to the advent of my younger sister Barbara when I was about two and a half years old. My mother was sitting on a short-legged, cane-seated chair known as “the nursing chair”, feeding the new arrival and trying to get me to pronounce its name. I was not quite aware of what it was, although it appeared to be alive and
Bonjour, je suis française et j'ai découvert en faisant mon arbre généalogique que j'avais une aïeule Renée BEDOUET qui avait fui en Angleterre (date inconnue), elle s'est mariée avec Pierre LABBE à Londres le 11/01/1796, paroisse de St Marylebone. (j'ai la copie de l'acte de mariage)
Ses filles, des jumelles prénommées Angélique et Marie Alexandrine, sont nées le 8 septembre 1797, baptisées dans une chapelle française à kingstreet.
Pierre Labbé est mort en 1798 et a été enterré à St