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Hans Jonathan June 19, 2017

IMG_3526    The Man Who Stole Himself, The Slave Odyssey of Hans Jonathan.

A most interesting book for anyone who wants to learn more about genealogy, the history of slavery and slave relations and freedom.  Hans Jonathan was born to a slave mother in St Croix in the West Indies.  He was transported to Copenhagen and later escaped to Iceland.  And the tale goes on from there to trace his descendants in Iceland and North America.  A powerful piece of research, which is still ongoing.

 

St Giles Cripplegate Church London

Filed under: Churches,Old Churches — Janet @ 9:42 pm

St Giles Cripplegate London  Church associated with the final resting place for my 11th GGM, Elizabeth Robert 1520-1570

 

Essex England Coat of Arms

Filed under: Coat of Arms,Coats of Arms,Genealogy — Janet @ 12:52 pm

COA Essex England  A strong graphic image