Category Archives: Genealogy

A Fatal Wrestling Match

The man John Rylatt, who was injured at Greta last Saturday in a wrestling bout, died in Maitland Hospital yesterday… Rylatt was 31 years of age, and leaves a wife and two children. – Singleton Argus, 24 Dec 1898 It … Continue reading

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Uncle Boop Boop

My great uncle, let’s call him Chuckles, died on Nov 23rd this year. If one was to search the internet for a hint of the man, you would be left with the distinct impression that his only achievement in life … Continue reading

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Trying to Make Sense of it All

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A Notorious Gang Member

On 4 June 1870, The Manchester Times summarised a court case that had reached a verdict on the previous Monday. The detail of the article is here. It details the chequered criminal history of my 3rd great grandfather, Thomas Butterworth, and … Continue reading

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Letters to “Gentlemen”

I have been busy trying to find details of an illusive ancestor George Brown in Durham when I randomly began searching for Reuben Miles at the British Newspapers webpage. Voilà! Reuben was a writer!! Better still, so was his wife, Elizabeth. … Continue reading

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Don’t You Know Who I Am !!

View this post on Instagram Do you know who you're talking to?! #cartoons #genealogy #familyhistory #familytree #ancestry #heritage #roots #funny #LOL A post shared by Ancestry (@ancestry) on May 7, 2016 at 7:20am PDT I saw the above cartoon this … Continue reading

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George Hutchby & Caterham Asylum

I’ve decided to give up the illusion that I am trying to write about 52 ancestors in 52 weeks. After two years and this being my 15th post, who am I kidding? As it is a holiday, I have some … Continue reading

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My Ancestor Score

I saw this idea on Barbara Schmidt’s blog and was instantly curious to see what mine was. The table below shows the results.Generation 7 is the generation that were born in the late 1700’s and can generally be found in the census … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors Wk9 – Cornelius Clutterbuck

I find Cornelius Clutterbuck fascinating. I know very little about him yet he has an intense appeal. Why? His name! Cornelius Clutterbuck. It’s fantastic. Cornelius was born in c 1769 to Elizabeth Clutterbuck. According to parish registers of Stroud (cited … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors Wk8 – Elizabeth Snedden Pt 2

I received an email this morning from a distant cousin in New Zealand. She found me through the post I wrote on Elizabeth Snedden in August 2012. I love it when I meet new family members through my blog as … Continue reading

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