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Today would have been my Great-Aunt Joy's 96th birthday so I thought I'd share some photos from her 21st birthday in 1942.
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…
From Great-Aunt Joy's photo albums - a family holiday in Skegness, Lincolnshire, England 1936.
Following on from my failure to keep myself organised - the second certificate I ordered was a marriage certificate for my other Great-Grandfather on my paternal line,William Frederick Freeman. The son of George Frederick Freeman, William married Elizabeth Ann Wood on Christmas day 1902. This certificate confirms their marriage date, which I hadn't known before… Continue reading Tuesday’s Tip – Unsuccessfully organising Myself Part II
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