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Debra van Driel Kluit
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Hugenots
De la Coste coat of arms  One branch of my husband's family were Hugenots, that were French protestants who had to flee France because of religious persecution. Leen Arie's  8th great grandfather Louis De la Coste came to Rotterdam in the Netherlands when h...
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Illustrious Ancestors
Even though I am sure that many people can eventually trace one of their family lines back to royalty it certainly gives you a kick when you do actually discover a link. My 3rd great grandfather married Grace Morsehead in Phillack, Cornwall on the 21st Nove...
Illustrious Ancestors
Illustrious Ancestors
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My Grandmother Charlotte Blakey and her Bigamist mother
Charlotte was born on the 14th of May 1889 in Preston, a small village north of Hull her parents were Joseph Fothergill Blakey and Maria Dalton, they were married on the 13th of November 1887 in Hull. Her father Joseph was originally from Leeds but was empl...
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My Dad the Magician
I grew up with a Dad who was a magician, he told us children that he had special gifts because he was the seventh child of a seventh child. I remember thinking that when he looked at me through his rear view mirror of the car that he could maybe read my tho...
My Dad the Magician
My Dad the Magician
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The Del Monte man
I grew up with Del Monte canned peaches and pineapples, this was because during most of my childhood my Dad worked for Del Monte Foods. In the early sixties he helped to set up the company in Great Britain and in 1965 he traveled to the U.S. to study the la...
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George Robert Strickland - Eulogy 19th December 1927 - 18th December 2017
George Robert Strickland or Bob as he was more familiarly known was born on the 19th December 1927 in Hull, East Yorkshire, England. He was the youngest of 7 children having 4 elder sisters and two brothers. Bob's father was badly injured during the first w...
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Memories in stone
In my last blog that I wrote about my great grandmother Rose Tozer, I mentioned that her father William Frederick Tozer died when she was only two years old. When I first started researching my family history about 40 years ago Rose Tozer's birth certificat...
Memories in stone
Memories in stone
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Rose Tozer - my great grandmother
" Of course we can't know all the facts of our ancestor's lives, but as we put together the puzzle pieces of the information that we find we begin to get a small glimpse into their life. My great grandmother's life began with sadness and ended in tragedy an...
Rose Tozer - my great grandmother
Rose Tozer - my great grandmother
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Lightening and Windmills
This newspaper article is from the West Kent Guardian and is dated 5th September 1835 William Freeman was my 4th great grandfather, he was born around 1772 and died on the 19th May 1841 in Upnor, Frindsbury, Kent.
Lightening and Windmills
Lightening and Windmills
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  Millers My husband is a real Dutch Miller and his family have been Millers since 1818, so I was pleased to discover that my maternal line also has several Millers. In a previous blog of July 2016 I shared a newspaper article about my great great Grandfath...
Moments in Time
Moments in Time
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