The Elusive Bates Family Baptisms…

Following on from my previous post I decided to look for the baptisms of the children of my 3x Great Grandparents Peter Bates & Mary Phillips. They lived in Lincolnshire around the hamlets of Hawthorpe and Bulby, according to the census returns Peter worked as an agricultural labourer, a fairly common occupation in that area. Using Family Search I found the couples’ first six children … Continue reading The Elusive Bates Family Baptisms…

The Bates & Phillips Families in Lincolnshire

Further to my previous post looking at the Bates family of Lincolnshire I’ve now received the certificates I ordered from the GRO. The marriage certificate for Peter Bates and Mary Phillips, my 3x Great Grandparents revealed that they were married in the parish of Bitchfield, Lincolnshire on the 10th June 1839. Both were employed as servants and they both had fathers called John who were … Continue reading The Bates & Phillips Families in Lincolnshire

Great Aunt Joy's family at a party

Wordless Wednesday – Great Aunt Joy’s Albums

More family photos from Great Aunt Joy’s albums. these date from 1936. Once again, unfortunately, I have no idea who the people in the photos are. The realisation that they were just three years away from another world war is quite sobering. I’ve searched for a possible cousin called Eileen, but haven’t found anyone who fits the bill. Continue reading Wordless Wednesday – Great Aunt Joy’s Albums

Map of Hawthorpe Lincolnshire

Climbing the Bates Family Tree – Teresa Bates 1851-1932

I’ve decided to turn my attention to my Bates side of the family. I haven’t done a great deal of research on this side and I have a DNA match with a distant cousin which I’d love to know more about. I’m starting with T(h)eresa Bates, my Great-Great Grandmother. She was born in Hawthorpe, Lincolnshire in August 1851, the 7th child of Peter and Mary … Continue reading Climbing the Bates Family Tree – Teresa Bates 1851-1932

A Sad Loss in the Richardson Family

My grandfather, Fred Richardson was an only child. When I was younger I heard mention that his parents, Ernest and Alice, had had other children who died early or were stillborn.  I wanted to find out if there was any truth in this, but there are sooo many Richardson babies born in Nottingham between Ernest and Alice’s wedding in 1909 and her death in 1927. … Continue reading A Sad Loss in the Richardson Family

Gravestone of Ann Grundy in Lincoln, England

Rounding Up the Redferns

Following on from my last post about the Redfern branch of my family tree, I thought I’d check what other information I’m missing for them, before moving on.  For Charles Redfern , my 3x Great Grandfather, I was missing his death and burial. I knew he was still alive in the 1881 census, but I’d failed to find him in 1891. I found his wife, … Continue reading Rounding Up the Redferns