Janet's thread

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

 

Castles of Scotland March 24, 2018

Filed under: Castles,Scotland — Janet @ 5:11 pm

c02Drumlanrig Castle  Drumlanrig Castle

6a9dfb47-483c-4117-8cf3-97f35501defd  Borthwick Castle

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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

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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

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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.

 

 

 

St Donat’s Castle Glamorganshire Wales October 16, 2016

Filed under: Ancestors,Castles,Genealogy,Plantagenets — Janet @ 10:12 pm

st-donats-castle-wales  Isn’t it gorgeous?

 

Home to some of my ancestors.  History!