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A weblog, mostly about knitting but other topics appear

Where One Of My Ancestors Lived April 11, 2018

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Burial Grounds,Castles,Genealogy — Janet @ 7:26 pm

93ff57d9-ce2f-4b93-9dc8-e5fbe4fabf8c  Etherstone Castle County Northumberland   Home to Sir Thomas Grey Knight of Etherstone Forster      1452-1526     my 13th Great Grandfather

 

Genealogy Miscellany April 10, 2018

Archers   Medieval  Archers

14589ced-cc0e-4017-a727-5c35b5829768  Manning Coat of Arms

9e77a57a-cd8e-47f9-beb1-3b014473ec1e  Burial ground at Nedging in Suffolk England

 

Genealogy In Scotland March 5, 2018

Filed under: Ancestors,Battle of Flodden Field,Burial Grounds,Genealogy — Janet @ 9:51 pm

6d737e97-0354-4dcd-b937-8a4df5725681  my recent research has been in the area around Perth

Flodden Fields  I have been finding a number of ancestors who died on Sept 9 1513 in the Battle of Flodden Fields in the North of England

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143998159_1466533965  Dirleton Castle

e30d4b09-a2ee-44b2-ad25-83c21b5a037d  Ruthven Castle

 

 

Saint Augustine’s Church Cambridgeshire England October 22, 2017

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The following is an inscription found in the graveyard of this church

“Say, knyght, dawter to Lawrence Cheyne, esqwyr, of Cambridge shyre.  A woman of nobyl blode, and most nobyl in grace and mannors.  She dyed xxv Septemb.  M.ccc.lxxiii, and was enterryed in this parysh church, abyding the body of her said husband; whos sowls God bring to everlastyng lyff.”

For Elizabeth Cheney Say, 1424-1473   my 15th Great Grandmother

 

Crown Point New York April 21, 2017

Crown Point Essex County New York appears fairly frequently in my Family Tree.  I think of it particularly as the place where my grandmother Mary Elizabeth Murdock was born.  Her parents are buried there, also her great grandparents, and now I find that her great great grandmother died there.  My grandmother’s great great grandmother would be my 3X great grandmother.

Wolcott Cemetery Crown Pt

Catherine Losey, my 4X Great Grandmother, was laid to rest in the Wolcott Cemetery in Crown Point in 1820.  She was born in New Jersey.

 

Falling Leaves October 26, 2016

Filed under: Books,Burial Grounds,Connecticut,Halloween,Late autumn,Seasons — Janet @ 6:01 pm
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not exactly the picture I wanted but it will have to do to convey the feeling of late autumn here in Glastonbury Connecticut.  A lovely late Fall day, clear and cold.  A slight breeze and more leaves come down.

But I have a cold and am staying inside just reading a book and knitting.  Cozy.

 

Suffolk Churches – England August 22, 2016

Filed under: Ancestors,Burial Grounds,Uncategorized — Janet @ 4:33 pm

Suffolk Church  fine old church in Sudbury, Suffolk England