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….
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…
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
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
My 3x Great Grandfather Thomas May seems to have had an eventful life.Born in Hinckley, Leicestershire in 1819 Thomas was the fourth child of William May & Catherine Townsend.William was working as a tailor in Castle Street at the time of Thomas's birth, he later became a master tailor & draper and hosiery manufacturer. He… Continue reading Thomas May 1819-1874
Sunday 3rd July 2016 is the 100th anniversary of the death of my Great-Great Uncle Harold Richardson. Born in Nottingham in 1881, Harold was the eldest son of Robert Richardson & his wife Sarah (nee Percival). He had joined the army prior to the war, in 1911 he was serving with the Northumberland Fusiliers and… Continue reading Military Monday – Harold Richardson
I've recently been searching for my Oldham family in Calais, France. My 3xgreatgrandparents Thomas Oldham and Harriet (nee Winfield) and their sons William and Thomas are missing from the 1861 UK census, but reappear on the 1871 census with five more children, all born in Calais between 1861 and 1870. The Archives of Pas-de-Calais had… Continue reading Workday Wednesday – Nottingham Lace in Calais