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Castles And Lairds March 10, 2018

Filed under: Ancestors,Castles,Genealogy — Janet @ 3:27 pm

Scotland map of shires  map of Scotland showing Shires

8470dca5-c35c-4dbf-82d2-089c21175d2b   Castle Drumlanrig



Genealogy Again February 27, 2018

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Castles,Genealogy — Janet @ 11:08 pm

cbcf17f0-58ea-453a-b863-4002acdf7b90  Bourne Castle Lincolnshire – scene for my Heckington ancestors back in the 15th and 16th centuries


Castle Ruins August 19, 2017

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.


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





Ancestor Tree Keeps Growing March 30, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Castles,Genealogy — Janet @ 1:44 pm

John Prater  15th century ancestor, John Prater, my 12th Great Grandfather

Prather Nunney Castle

Prater Castle, Wiltshire


Tracing My Irish Ancestors December 3, 2016


Kilkenny Castle

This is quite intriguing.  I found this picture of Kilkenny Castle in relation to my 14th and 15th Great Grandparents.  More to be discovered but in the meantime I feel quite justified in flying the Irish flag – and wearing green.

img_1871 from our deck in Seattle

 in Dublin 10 years ago, modeling my green knitting in the back garden


More Castles And Knights And Lady Janets October 17, 2016

My genealogy research is leading me to all sorts of fascinating information.

For example:  Beeston Castle is an English Heritage site built on the remains of an Iron Age hill fort        beeston-castle-from-a-distance       beestoncastle                beeston-castle-prints_91199_boydell_beeston_med-1

Lady Janet de Bradshaw, 1365-1420, wife of Sir Adam Knight de Bostock, 1363-1420, were my 18th Great Grandparents.