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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 Jowett and his wife Theresa (nee Bates). It records the … Continue reading Mystery Monday – The Jowetts in Basford Cemetery

Travel Tuesday – Francis/Frank Jowett

I can remember my Grandmother telling me about her Uncle Frank emigrating to Canada when she was quite young.  He worked on the Canadian Pacific Railway for many years, a fact she was very proud of. I noticed recently that both Ancestry and Find My Past have very detailed ships’ passenger lists available so I thought I’d see if I could find details of his … Continue reading Travel Tuesday – Francis/Frank Jowett

Travel Tuesday – Collins’ Essential World Atlas

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 remember them mentioning seeing Amy Johnson land her plane at … Continue reading Travel Tuesday – Collins’ Essential World Atlas