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Current Reading November 23, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,England,Genealogy,Plantagenets,Reading — Janet @ 10:25 pm

9781101606285_p0_v2_s600x595IMG_4763  rotate this photo please  – sorry

My current reading is pretty heavy going …….but readable enough to keep me going.  Now to identify which of my ancestors lived during the turbulent reigns of the Plantagenets in the 13th and 14th centuries.


Saint Augustine’s Church Cambridgeshire England October 22, 2017


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


Tudor Times September 18, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,England,English History,Genealogy,History,Tudors — Janet @ 5:34 pm

by Unknown artist, oil on panel, 1505  Henry VII, first in the Tudor line

In connection with my genealogy research, I’ve been reading a lot of history, both American and English.  I’m contemplating documenting a number of my ancestors in more detail, particularly those who lived in the 16th century.  The Tudor period stretched from 1485 with the crowning of Henry VII to 1603, the death of Elizabeth I.  A momentous century in English history.


1629 Portrait July 21, 2017

1629 A Gentleman and His Wife

1629 Portrait of A Gentleman and His Wife

Could this couple be in my genealogy?  I ask myself.


Portrait of William Howard July 6, 2017

William Howard  William Howard, First Baron of Effingham, 1510-1575     my 12th Great Grandfather

text - william howard             church william howard  St Mary Magdalene Churchyard, Surrey, England


Another Old Church In My Genealogy July 3, 2017

Fressingfield  St Peter and St Paul Churchyard in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England.  Associated with my 14th Great Grandmother Rose Barbor


A Work In Progress June 20, 2017

Immigrant ship 33   Immigrant Ship


From the piles of papers I’ve accumulated in my genealogy research I am now compiling a list of my immigrant ancestors who came to America – who, when, what year, etc.

Following is my draft so far:   Sorry, I’m having trouble copying the Word document