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Art and first aid

Thanks to Twitter (which is where I get most of my information from these days) I was made aware of the fact that, firstly there is a museum of the Order of St John in London for me to visit … Continue reading

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Clara writes

Over 100 years ago, Claire’s grandmother, Clara, hopped on a ship and moved to Sydney. She did this on her own at quite a young age. Thankfully, for us, she kept a diary. Even more thankfully, Claire kept it, along … Continue reading

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Sailing to America

The other day I received a text from Aunty Jan telling me about a woman called Muriel Gladys Reavell. She arrived in New York, via Ellis Island, on November 10, 1912. Aunty Jan wanted to know whether we’re related; whether … Continue reading

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Finally!

I have cracked the mysterious Sarah Jane Adlam story. I knew there had to be something odd about the Adlam -v- Cook thing and I was right. Today I received a marriage certificate for Sarah Jane Cook and an Ernest … Continue reading

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Family Tales for Bob

Just a quick post for Bob. I have had a query from Bob about Johanna Lee and how she fits into the family history. Here’s how it goes: Johanna and Job Lee married and had Charlotte Lee Charlotte married Thomas … Continue reading

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Read all about it!

In order to try and redress the balance a bit, today’s blog is dedicated to the other side of our family tree – Mirinda’s side. Today I found a very handy resource. It’s a website which houses the contents of … Continue reading

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The latest instalment

I found out some more Drewe stuff today. It even includes Shakespeare! Sort of. According to the Transactions of the Devonshire Association, after a boozy night at the Dolphin Inn in 1611, Edward Drewe and his brother John may have … Continue reading

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Finally!

OK, it has taken me quite a while and lots of agricultural labourers but I have finally found an ancestor of some great note. And I’ve even (sort of) been to his house! In 1542, in Killerton, Devon, Thomas Drewe … Continue reading

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Adlam at last!

This post is really for dad. Something that has been a thorn in my genealogical side has been extracted and I am rejoicing! A bit of background. Sarah Jane Adlam is dad’s grandmother on his father’s side. She is the … Continue reading

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Family time

Most nights, between dinner, dissertation and blog and then waiting for Mirinda to call, I have a bit of a tinker of the old family tree. For a while now, I’ve been in a bit of a hole, not finding … Continue reading

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