Janet's thread

A weblog, mostly about knitting but other topics appear

Ann and John Bradburn September 10, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,Genealogy,Great Grandparents — Janet @ 9:16 pm

90721867-9379-458c-b34d-aa48a1111d29  Ann and John Bradburn, my 13th Great Grandparents, 15th century



Adding To My Genealogical Records July 13, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Genealogy,Great Grandparents — Janet @ 7:05 pm

Lord Charles Howard   Lord Charles Howard, 1536-1624, my 14th Great Grandfather

Lord Charles Howard 2


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


A Lady In Virginia April 19, 2017

Lady Lucy Higginson Burwell Lady Lucy Higginson Burwell

Lewis Fairfield Burwell  Lewis Fairfield Burwell

Early settlers in the area that later became Williamsburg Virginia

These are my 8X Great Grandparents


St Andrews Winston Suffolk England December 1, 2016


Associated with my 11th Great Grandfather Thomas Blower Sr  born 1555 died 1597


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.




My 10th Great Grandfather October 16, 2016

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Churches,Genealogy,Great Grandparents — Janet @ 12:18 am

William Nichols 1540-1623  sedgeberrow-parish-church  my 10th Great Grandfather attended this church – Sedgeberrow Parish Church in Worcestershire England.


St Mary’s Chapel Middlesex London October 13, 2016

Filed under: Churches,Genealogy,Great Grandparents,Old Churches,Postcards — Janet @ 11:37 pm

st-marys-chapel-middlesex-england St Mary’s Chapel, Middlesex Lomdon – my genealogy research indicates that this is where one of my  10th Great Grandfathers, John the Younger Howland,  died in 1611.

I love these old tinted postcards!  The postcard probably dates from early in the 20th century.


Tech Problems Solved – I Couldn’t Post Photos To My Blog – Now I Can Again September 16, 2016

img_1300  The path of the Winthrop Fleet across the Atlantic from England to New England in 1630

Illustration credit: The Winthrop Fleet of 1630 by Charles Edward Banks, 1930


An Archer In The Family August 31, 2016

In my genealogy research I have found that one of my 12th Great Grandfathers, Sir Miles Crosby,  was a Royal Archer in the reign of King Henry VIII.  How cool is that?



Royal Archer            Royal Archer HeNry VIII