John Wild – The Convict

I haven't got any convicts ancestors (that I know of!), but I enjoyed researching the life of one with a name that is in my family tree way back - Wild . There are sooo many Wilds in Yorkshire where my Wilds are from, where this Convict originated. Who knows? There may be a connection... Continue Reading →

Tragedy

This weeks's prompt for #52ancestors in 52 weeks is TRAGEDY. Immediately I think of my father's death. He died in a terrible accident nearly three years ago, but I can't bring myself to write about it just yet. I can only say that tragic events such as a sudden death can change your outlook on... Continue Reading →

A little about George

Let me introduce you to my 2nd Great Grandfather - George Harris Westley Ford Hooper. He's an ancestor I am completely obsessed about!  This piece talks about one part of George’s life – where he fit into the community. Engaging himself by using his talents seems like a great way in to making new friends... Continue Reading →

Pre-Proposal

The following story is my imagining of how my 2nd Great Grandfather William Henry Archer (1841-1920) may have proposed to his second wife, Catherine Carmichael Grayson (1873-1968). He was 61 and she was 30 when they married in 1902, so quite an age gap there! (Although Catherine scribbled over the number 30 and wrote 26... Continue Reading →

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