Nottingham, Richardson

Thankful Thursday: A Grave Topic..

Up to date I haven't been very successful in finding my ancestors' burials in Nottingham, even though I've done a few searches in the archives. A distant cousin emailed  to say she had temporary access to some online burial records & very kindly offered to do some look-ups for me.  I sent her a few… Continue reading Thankful Thursday: A Grave Topic..

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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…

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

May, Nottingham, Thomas May

Thomas May 1819-1874

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

Military Monday, Nottingham, Richardson, Somme 1916

Military Monday – Harold Richardson

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