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Branches of my tree · 8M ago

W118 : Tony Bird and the Lanchester

Tony Bird, my Dad's brother, inherited a 1904 Lanchester from John Benson, the 2nd Lord Charnwood. John was allegedly a distant cousin of Tony’s and I have been asked if I can find the conne...
Branches of my tree · 8M ago

W117 : The Crew of the Halifax

I originally believed that my relative, Stanley Musgrove (W20), was a member of the crew of a Halifax which was shot down over Belgium on 27 / 28th April 1944. I now know it was another Stan...
Branches of my tree · 8M ago

W116 : John Anderson, a tailor

As mentioned in my blog about his father (W115 : James Anderson, a flax dresser), John was born in 1842 and was living with his parents on both the 1851 and 1861 census. He was 19 when he ma...
Branches of my tree · 8M ago

W115 : James Anderson, a flax dresser

The earliest Anderson in  my tree, so far, is James who married Ann Fenton on 31st December 1845.​He was born about 1811 and described, at the time of his marriage, as a flax dresser. A f...
Branches of my tree · 8M ago

W114 : All you need to know about the Anderson Clan

​The Surname originated in France about 1100 AD and the Normans brought it to Scotland one hundred and fifty years later.  Anderson means "Son of Andrew" or "servant of Andrew", Andrew being...
Branches of my tree · 8M ago

W113 : Contacting my birth fathers family

​Finding my birth father and getting in touch with his family has been one of my life changing experiences and one which took place 59 years after I was born.  Although I won't be writing sp...
Branches of my tree · 8M ago

W112 : William Bird and The Great Teapot Mystery

A postscript to my blog about William Bird (W43) ended with the story of a silver teapot which had an inscription ..... Presented to William Bird Esqr.As a token of Gratitudefor the great f...
Branches of my tree · 8M ago

W111 : The Bird Branch

As it is more than two months since I wrote about any of my ancestors, I thought it would be useful to look at a few key branches to see:who and what I have written about so far and, perhap...
Branches of my tree · 8M ago

W110 : Peter Cooke, a victorian accountant

My 3 x great grandfather, Peter Cooke,  on my adopted tree was born in Gloucester about 1783 and called himself an "accountant". Having been an accountant all my working life, I have a prett...
Branches of my tree · 8M ago

W109C : My grandparents

Having posted links to my great grandparents (W109B) and my 2 x great grandparents (W109A), in order to complete the trilogy, these are my grandparents.  ADOPTED TREEGRANDPARENTS​ ...