My 3x Great Grandmother Mary Bates (nee Philips) was a resident of the Sisters of Nazareth House in Lenton, Nottingham at the time of the 1901 UK Census. I also learnt from her death certificate that she’d passed away there in January 1902. The part of the house still extant (seen above) was built in 1802. The Sisters of Nazareth moved their orphanage here in … Continue reading The Bates Family and the Sisters of Nazareth House..
I’ve decided to turn my attention to my Bates side of the family. I haven’t done a great deal of research on this side and I have a DNA match with a distant cousin which I’d love to know more about. I’m starting with T(h)eresa Bates, my Great-Great Grandmother. She was born in Hawthorpe, Lincolnshire in August 1851, the 7th child of Peter and Mary … Continue reading Climbing the Bates Family Tree – Teresa Bates 1851-1932
My grandfather, Fred Richardson was an only child. When I was younger I heard mention that his parents, Ernest and Alice, had had other children who died early or were stillborn. I wanted to find out if there was any truth in this, but there are sooo many Richardson babies born in Nottingham between Ernest and Alice’s wedding in 1909 and her death in 1927. … Continue reading A Sad Loss in the Richardson Family
Views of three of Nottingham’s landmarks from my Great Aunt Joy’s albums Continue reading Wordless Wednesday
I spent some time looking at the wider Shakespeare side of my ancestry when I was trying to work out the Stockport and Baptist connections. My 4x Great-Grandparents William Freeman and Elizabeth (née Shakespeare) had been in Stockport, Cheshire with Elizabeth’s older brother Samuel at the time of their marriage so I had a quick look at Samuel’s family. I discovered that he had married a … Continue reading Is This the Best Name in my Family Tree?
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 names & she was able to find a few of … Continue reading Thankful Thursday: A Grave Topic..
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 beginning with Theresa’s death: From this I’ve discovered that Theresa had … Continue reading The Nottingham Jowetts continued….
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 with previous certificates I have found for her. Theresa’s residence at the … 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 Jowett and his wife Theresa (nee Bates). It records the … 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 was also a publican and an agent for … Continue reading Thomas May 1819-1874