Derbyshire, Freeman, Warwickshire, Wood

The Freeman & Wood Family.

Following on from my previous post, I decided to follow my 3x Great-grandfather Mark Wood (1856-1901) backwards through the census returns to see if I could locate him with his wife & before that with his parents. I'd previously found Mark Wood in the 1901 census return, living with his wife, Mary Jane and six… Continue reading The Freeman & Wood Family.

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Derbyshire, Freeman

William Carey Freeman (1848-1875)

  The sad death of my 2x Great-uncle, William Carey Freeman following an accident in a coal pit. I'd noticed he had died at a young age from the BMD records  and had decided to search for an inquest report in the local papers rather than ordering the death certificate. It sounds like an awful, but… Continue reading William Carey Freeman (1848-1875)

Burton-on-Trent, Derbyshire, Freeman, Overseal

Three New Death Certificates……..

I'm trying hard not to get distracted by the side branches in my family tree at the moment and am concentrating on my direct Freeman ancestors. I have lots of gaps in my tree and haven't as yet got very far back in time with them. They hail mostly from south Derbyshire, around Overseal and… Continue reading Three New Death Certificates……..

ancestry, Derbyshire, Freeman, Wood

Climbing Another Branch…

Filling in my large family tree chart has revealed the branches of my tree that I haven't yet researched in any depth, so I've decided to concentrate on one of these branches for a while to see what I can discover. I have begun this with my great grandfather William Frederick Freeman (1878-1951). From his… Continue reading Climbing Another Branch…

1817, Brandreth, Derbyshire, Pentrich, Poppies - Weeping Window, WW1, WWI

A Grand Day Out in Derby

I had a trip to Derby last week, to visit two temporary exhibitions. The first was at Pickford's House Museum on Friar Gate and told the story of the Pentrich Revolution in 1817. This has long been an interest of mine; it was the subject of my dissertation. It's a small exhibition, in one of… Continue reading A Grand Day Out in Derby

Derbyshire, Draycott, Draycott Derbyshire, Jowett, Morton, Nottingham

The Nottingham Jowetts continued….

  The three postal certificates I ordered have finally arrived for my Jowett ancestors that I'd found in Basford Cemetery, Nottingham. Fortunately for me all the details fit with what I've already found so at least I know I'm on the right track even if the burials left me a little puzzled. Working backwards so… Continue reading The Nottingham Jowetts continued….

1817, Brandreth, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Oliver the Spy, Pentrich, Revolution, Uncategorized

…to go a revolutioning…

  In 2006 I graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a degree in History. I chose to research the so-called 'Pentrich Revolution' as it was local to me and I'd looked at it previously when I was at school. As it's the 200th anniversary of this event today I thought I'd tweak my dissertation introduction… Continue reading …to go a revolutioning…