ancestry, Freeman, Wood

Further Back With The Wood Family

  Continuing from my previous blog post - I ordered the marriage certificate for Mark Wood and Elizabeth Ann Woolford. I got quite a surprise when it arrived - Mark, my 2x great-grandfather - was a private in the Coldstream Guards! I had wondered what he was doing in Kensington and how he came to… Continue reading Further Back With The Wood Family

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Freeman, Warwickshire, Wood

Freeman & Wood – Two Birth Certificates

So the two birth certificates I ordered have arrived, quite quickly I have to say. I'd ordered the PDF versions; they have to be downloaded from the GRO website once they've arrived in your account. They cost £6 each as opposed to paper copies which arrive in the post and cost £9.25. The downside is… Continue reading Freeman & Wood – Two Birth Certificates

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.

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)

Freeman

A Second Marriage…

This is a follow-up from an earlier post where I'd found a previously unknown second marriage for my Great-Grandfather William Frederick Freeman. William remarried in 1940, following the death of his first wife in 1935. His new wife was Nellie Hackett, a widow, aged 58. I couldn't decipher Nellie's maiden name to start with, but a… Continue reading A Second Marriage…

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…