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….

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1940s, Bucknall, Helen Magee, Jowett, New Jersey, penfriends, USA, vintage

Friday’s Faces From The Past

I kept in touch with my Great-Aunt Joy in Australia for many years via airmail. She also had penfriends in many different countries that she'd been corresponding with for many years. I've found quite a few photos of them in her albums so I thought I'd share a few via this blog. I have no… Continue reading Friday’s Faces From The Past

Bates, Hallam, Jowett, Nottingham

The Nottingham Jowetts

Following my discoveries in Basford cemetery I took advantage of the PDF trial at the GRO (General Register Office) to order the marriage certificate of my Great-Great-Grandmother Theresa Bates and her second husband John Hallam. The certificate proved my Grandmother was correct about Theresa's remarriage; her given name is Jowett & her father's name is Peter Bates which fits… Continue reading The Nottingham Jowetts

Jowett, Nottingham, Nottingham Archives

Mystery Monday – The Jowetts in Basford Cemetery

I haven't done a great deal of research into the Jowett side of my family up to yet, other than a basic gathering of names from the Census and a handful of certificates. Browsing in the Nottinghamshire Archives some time ago I came across a memorial inscription in Basford cemetery, Nottingham for my 2x Great-grandparents Edmund… Continue reading Mystery Monday – The Jowetts in Basford Cemetery

Bucknall, Jowett, Lulworth, Tatham, Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday – Great Aunt Joy’s Albums.

Another handful of photos from Great Aunt Joy's albums. These date from around 1938-1939.   Baby Joy & Chummy Derek (aged 6) & Margaret (aged 4)   Bubbles at Lulworth Cove 1939 Two Joys at Lulworth Little Moira Holland aged 2   Margaret & Mrs Tatham

Australia, Bucknall, Jowett, Nottingham lace, Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday

I'm very thankful for a large parcel that arrived one day last week. I've posted before about my Great Aunt Joy who emigrated to Australia - she gave me a Nottingham lace bedspread some years ago, which was designed by her Grandfather William Bucknall. Sadly Auntie Joy passed away in July last year at the… Continue reading Thankful Thursday

Bucknall, Flersheim, Jowett, Lace Market, Lenton, Nottingham lace, Workday Wednesday

Workday Wednesday – Nottingham Lace Part II

Following on from my last post which mentioned my heirloom Nottingham lace bedspread, I have managed to find out a little more about William Bucknall, the man who designed it. The son of William Bucknall and Henrietta Litchfield, William Jnr was born in Radford, Nottingham in 1861. Both his father William Snr and his paternal… Continue reading Workday Wednesday – Nottingham Lace Part II