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Old English Church September 9, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,Churches,Genealogy,Old Burial Grounds,Old Churches — Janet @ 2:57 pm

cf1aee18-6454-4553-bd72-219fbb87d8c8  St Gregory Church Suffolk England    home church for my 11th Great Grand Father William Brackett 1520-1575

 

Chillingham Cemetery Northumberland England August 19, 2017

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St. Pater’s Parish Church, Northumberland Unitary Authority, Northumberland, England.  Looks lonely.  Final resting place for Thomas Grey, 1448-1498, my 15th Great Grandfather

 

Old Church – Fenny Compton Wiltshire July 31, 2017

Filed under: Churches,Great Migration Study,Old Churches,Postcards — Janet @ 3:30 pm

Old Church Fenny Compton  Church of St Peter and  St Clare, Fenny Compton, Wiltshire, England.  This church dates back to 1320.

The church of my 9th Great Grandfather, Luke Hitchcock.  Luke was born in Fenny Compton in 1614.  He emigrated to America and ended his days in 1659 in Wethersfield Connecticut.  Part of the Great Migration.

 

 

Ancestor Count Update July 21, 2017

The ancestor count has now reached 6000.  Can you believe it?  And I’m not finished yet.

Church in Bury St Edmunds Suffolk  Church in Bury St Edmunds Suffolk 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

 

St Giles Cripplegate Church London June 19, 2017

Filed under: Churches,Old Churches — Janet @ 9:42 pm

St Giles Cripplegate London  Church associated with the final resting place for my 11th GGM, Elizabeth Robert 1520-1570

 

Old Church And Burial Ground June 2, 2017

CEM23451 Church   St Edmund King and Martyr, Assington, Suffolk England

Associated with the French family records of birth, marriage and death

Some of my ancestors.  And the descendants emigrated to New England.  e.g. my 9th Great Grandmother Elizabeth French 1587-1648 emigrated from Suffolk England to Sudbury Massachusetts

 

My Ancestor April 30, 2017

Sir Anthony Browne  Sir Anthony Browne, 1st Viscount of Montagu, 1528-1592         my 12th Great Grandfather

Midhurst Church   Midhurst Church – the church of St Mary Magdalene and St Denys, Surrey England

 

A Medieval Church April 25, 2017

St Andrews Church Frenze England  St Andrew’s Church, Frenze, England

This church in the northeastern part of England dates from the 14th century.  It is associated with the Blennerhassett Family – some of my ancestors.

The name Blennerhassett resonates with me for another reason.  The librarian in my high school all those years ago in Belmont Massachusetts  was Miss Blennerhassett.

The name came up again when in the 1970’s our family travelled to Tralee in the West of Ireland.  The Blennerhassett family had been prominent there.

Another link must be the name Saint Andrew – my husband and I were married in Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Nairobi Kenya.

 

Shades Of Grey April 23, 2017

shades of grey   In the course of my genealogy research I came across this image.  A sign indicating some of my ancestors emigrated from the Netherlands to New York.  Apart from that information I thought the image was very artistic.