A Cemetery Visit ….

There are a couple of websites that have set out to document burials and graves in cemeteries worldwide and make them searchable online. I’ve been a member of both of them for a good while, but haven’t ever contributed or used them extensively. I went into Nottingham the other week for a talk at the archives, so I took the opportunity to go a bit … Continue reading A Cemetery Visit ….

Wordless Wednesday – Great Aunt Joy’s Youngest Friends …

There’s a few photos of this lovely little girl in Great Aunt Joy’s albums. From what I can find, I think she was born Joyce J Wood in Dorset in the first quarter of 1937. I’ve found a possible marriage for her, to James A Wescott in the third quarter of 1955. Most likely Moira and Sylvia Holland. I haven’t been able to find their … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday – Great Aunt Joy’s Youngest Friends …

St leodegarius Church in Basford, Nottingham

Sorting Out The Jowetts …

I thought I’d more or less sorted out how my Nottingham Jowett family fits together. But whilst browsing through the baptisms for St. Leodegarius church in Nottingham I found two Jowett baptisms I hadn’t seen before; Edmund in May 1837 and John Edwin in March 1839. What concerned me was that their parents’ names were Edmund and Sarah Jowett – the same as my 3x … Continue reading Sorting Out The Jowetts …

A picture of Nazarth House today - it has been converted to apartments.

The Bates Family and the Sisters of Nazareth House..

My 3x Great Grandmother Mary Bates (nee Philips) was a resident of the Sisters of Nazareth House in Lenton, Nottingham at the time of the 1901 UK Census. I also learnt from her death certificate that she’d passed away there in January 1902. The part of the house still extant (seen above) was built in 1802. The Sisters of Nazareth moved their orphanage here in … Continue reading The Bates Family and the Sisters of Nazareth House..

Tracking Down a DNA Link

“This work is based on data provided through http://www.VisionofBritain.org.uk and uses historical material which is copyright of the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth” I’m still trying to get further back with my Bates family in Lincolnshire. I mentioned in a previous post that I have a DNA link with a friend and we’ve been trying to work out where that … Continue reading Tracking Down a DNA Link