Janet’s thread

A weblog, mostly about knitting but other topics appear

Chillingham Cemetery Northumberland England August 19, 2017

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St. Pater’s Parish Church, Northumberland Unitary Authority, Northumberland, England.  Looks lonely.  Final resting place for Thomas Grey, 1448-1498, my 15th Great Grandfather

 

Castle Ruins

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Castle Ruins,Castles,Genealogy,Uncategorized — Janet @ 8:53 pm

2ce84885-22b0-41fb-b137-36d48083d89a  I found this image in association with my 14th Great Grandfather Sir James Horseley DeLaval 1423-1492.  Rather nice.  Genealogy romanticized.

 

Charlemagne’s Descendants

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Charlemagne,Genealogy — Janet @ 8:32 pm

01458632-b719-4ded-9341-02452214343f  This is the symbol I have found to show I am a descendent of Charlemagne.  How many others can claim this distinction?  Millions??

 

Image For An Ancestor August 16, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,English History,Genealogy,Images — Janet @ 3:08 pm

e6377c79-e1d4-4cfd-b155-fdcc573866f9  Beheading Block    This is the image I found for my 17th Great Grandfather Sir William Tyrell.  Not a nice fate.

 

Another Castle August 11, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Castles,Genealogy — Janet @ 9:13 pm

29671a77-626a-4152-b767-efd953cfdb58  Thurland Castle Lancashire England     associated with my 16th Great Grandmother Lady Elizabeth Tunstall  1410-1476

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Prowse Coat Of Arms August 9, 2017

COA Prowse  Coat of Arms      Agnes Prowse, my 10th Great Grandmother.  1575-1622

 

Beauty In Weathered Gravestones July 29, 2017

Zachariah Walker  Gravestone for Zechariah Walker, South Cemetery, Woodbury, Lichfield County, Connecticut

Zechariah Walker was my 8th Great Grandfather.  He was born in Boston in 1637, died in 1699, in Woodbury Connecticut at age 63.

His parents were born in England and married in Boston in 1635.  His mother came to America in 1630.  She lived first in Salem.  I haven’t been able to determine when his father immigrated to America.

I like the way this gravestone has weathered – beautiful.