In my previous post I looked at Edmund Jowett & Martha Theobald, my 4x Great-grandparents & a couple of their descendants I’m now going to try to go back another generation and research their parents. Edmund Jowett was baptised At St Chad’s Church, Wilne on the 28th October 1787 – the son of John & Elizabeth of Draycott. His future wife, Martha Theobald is on … Continue reading Going Backwards With the Jowetts…
After I’d found and corrected my mistake with Edmund Jowett’s parents I started trying to follow my newly discovered 4x Great Grandparents backwards. I found a marriage for Edmund Jowett and Martha Theobald in 1807 at St Chad’s in Wilne, Derbyshire. The marriage entry revealed that they were both born in that parish, so I was able to find baptisms for them both. Edmund (recorded … Continue reading A Jowett Mystery ….
A day out in Dorset for Great Aunt Joy and her mum; Continue reading Wordless Wednesday – Around Dorset
Following on from my previous post on William Jowett (1853-1910) and his wife Eliza Wright I have now received the certificates I ordered from the GRO. Their marriage record shows that they married, after Banns, on the 17th December 1870 at St Mary & All Soul’s church in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire. William was working as a twisthand and notes his father as Edmund Jowett, an engineman, … Continue reading A Jowett Burial in Basford Cemetery… Continued
I’ve recently signed up to a new service, Walk My Past, run by Abbie Allen from South Australia. It offers genealogical help to people from all over the world – you can ask for help and/or sign up as a Genie so you can help others. I’ve signed up as a Genie – I’m always interested in other people’s research and it keeps my hand … Continue reading Walk My Past
I found this photo of Mr Grice in one of my Great Aunt Joy’s albums and thought he looked like an interesting character. I have managed to find a little bit about him – so this won’t be a particularly wordless post! I know the photo was taken in either Bournemouth or Poole, so I searched for the surname Grice in those areas of Hampshire … Continue reading (Not So) Wordless Wednesday – Mr Grice
On my earlier visit to Basford Cemetery I found two headstones relating to my Jowetts. The first was that of my 2x Great Uncle, William Jowett William is the son of my 3x Great Grandparents, Edmund Jowett and Sarah (nee Morton). I don’t have a birth certificate for him, but I do have his baptism, which took place on the 26th February 1854 at Wilne, … Continue reading A Jowett Burial in Basford Cemetery
Ships at anchor in Portland Harbour, Dorset. There’s no date on these, but I think they were taken around 1938-1942. So it was either in wartime, or during preparations for war – frightening times for Great Aunt Joy. Continue reading Wordless Wednesday – Portland Harbour