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England To New England April 6, 2016

Filed under: Ancestors,Genealogy,Immigrant Series,Immigrants — Janet @ 3:59 pm


My 8X Great Grandfather Richard Brackett – Sudbury England to Braintree Mass, arr 1629 age 17, accompanied by his guardian his older brother Peter

Richard Brackett baptism StGregory Parish Suffolk England  Saint Gregory Church, Sudbury England, where Richard Brackett was baptized


Eight of the Best Books about the English Language

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 3:00 pm

Interesting Literature

The most accessible books about the English language

The best non-fiction books are often the most accessible, at least if you’re a keen amateur or enthusiast rather than a specialist. From language trivia books to overviews and histories of the English language, there are many informative and engaging books about words and language out there, so where to begin? Here are eight of our favourites, which shine a light on how language evolved, how it’s been theorised and talked about over the centuries, and what surprising connections underlie the various words we use every day.

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Hillary Mantel

Filed under: Authors,Hillary Mantel,Painting — Janet @ 2:34 am

hillary mantel  painting of Hillary Mantel by Louise Weir for The Guardian newspaper


Simon Crosby, Immigrant to America, 1635

42521_b158313-00334.jpg   an ancestor, Simon Crosby who came to America on the ship Susan & Ellen in 1635.  His occupation was listed as husbandman.

He was my 8X Great Grandfather.