Janet’s thread

A weblog, mostly about knitting but other topics appear

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!

 

Family Connections – Castles In Scotland October 11, 2016

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Castles,Genealogy,Scotland — Janet @ 7:09 pm

In my genealogy research I am finding several interesting connections.  I’m trying to trace each branch as far as possible.  Right now I’m in the midst of several  17th and 18th GreatGrandparents and I’m finding links to two castles in Scotland, pictured below.

merchiston-castle  Merchiston Castle Tower, Edinburgh, home to the Napier family

wemyss-castle-livingston-family  Wemyss Castle, home to the Livingston Family

 

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