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..
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
My genealogy 'to-dos' are numerous & I never seem to make much progess, probably because I'm too easily distracted by those pesky shaking leaves* on Ancestry! So I've decided to list the top ten things I could really do with getting to the bottom of and hope that a list will keep me focussed! … Continue reading Motivation Monday – Top Ten for 2016
After finding my 2x Great-Uncle Percival Richardson's marriage to Edith Waby in 1922, the next step was to find a death certificate for him. I used FreeBMD again, restricting the results to between 1930 and 1975, which fortunately gave only one possible match, in 1965. When the certificate arrived, it showed that Percival and Edith were living… Continue reading Percival Richardson – A Follow-Up
Following my previous post about Percival and Edith, I thought I'd have a quick root around to see what I could find out about her. From the marriage certificate I knew her father was John William Waby who worked as a gardener. I started searching the 1901 census to start with and found them in… Continue reading Wedding Wednesday Follow Up – Percival Richardson & Edith Waby
One of the family items I now treasure which originally belonged to my grandparents is an old Collins' Atlas they purchased at some point during the Second World War 1939-1945. My grandparents, Fred Richardson & Irene Jowett married in Nottingham in 1939, and spent their honeymoon on Jersey in the Channel Islands. ( I… Continue reading Travel Tuesday – Collins’ Essential World Atlas
(For Part I click here) (For Part II click here) (For Part III click here) The last time we met John & William Richardson, they had admitted their guilt to the York Assizes and were on their way to Millbank prison in London to await transportation for ten years. Following their stay in Millbank they… Continue reading Black Sheep Sunday – Yorkshire Sheep Rustlers part IV