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  1. The sad life of my great aunt Bridget McDonough, Mrs Stephen Cochrane

    I wept when I finally pieced together the sad tale of the awful life of poor great-aunt Bridget, whom I'd never heard of until I began my research. This blog entry is my attempt to record all the trials and adversities that one poor and uneducated Northumbrian woman of Irish descent faced during an all too short life. I'm sure there were many other women like Bridget - too many children, too little money and no prospects of a better life.

    My great aunt Bridget was the third child ...
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  2. My First Blog

    My name is Paul Chiddicks and I would like to welcome you to my Family blog and hope that you find this blog both interesting and informative. I am 53 years old and have been researching my tree, on and off, for the last fifteen years. I live in Cheshire with my wife and two grown up children and have been living in leafy Cheshire for around 20 years. Before this, I spent all my earlier years living, working and growing up in Thurrock, in Essex.

    I am currently writing a regular blog ...
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  3. Sister of Mercy: Catherine Sophia Lissa Woodley

    Whilst researching my wider family I found, Catherine Sophia Lissa Woodley, a very distant ancestor, born Brockley, Kent on 12 Dec 1870 and a probate record indicated that she died at St George's Retreat Ditchling Sussex on 5 Dec 1925, showing she left less than £10.
    For some reason, I just felt I wanted to follow up her story, I am so glad I did.

    Catherine's parents were Robert and Maria Woodley and my link to her came via her Great Grandparents and my 3 x G/Grandparents ...
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  4. Run that past me again

    My brother died about a month ago, and in a box of old photos I found this, that might humour somebody. This was written about 20 years ago shortly before he made a visit to the USA.

    At the end of the monthI am going to California to attend the wedding of my step grand daughter. The bride will have three bridesmaids, two of them are her half sisters, and one a step sister. The step sister to the bride is also step sister to one of the bride's half sisters, and a half sister to the other. ...
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  5. A Belgian Adventure

    A Belgian Adventure

    In 1949 my mother and her friend ES travelled to Belgium at the invitation of Mme Verhaeghe of 84 Rue d’Eglise, Berchem St Agathe, Brussels, in order to visit her son Marcel who was mum’s penfriend. Mum and Marcel had been writing to each other for some time and had met before, I have some photos of them both taken at Kew Gardens in 1948.

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    Updated 09-07-16 at 08:39 by Jill on the A272 (origin of brooch)

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