Janet’s thread

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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.

 

Saint Mary’s Church Ticehurst Sussex England April 3, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,Churches,Genealogy,Old Burial Grounds,Old Churches — Janet @ 8:07 pm

Ticehurst St Mary Church  My 10th Great Grandfather James Hosmer 1542-1605 attended this church, built in the 14th century

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Churchyard In Brockley Suffolk England March 19, 2017

St Andrew Churchyard Suffolk  St Andrew Churchyard, Brockley     Burial location of my 10th Great Grandfather

 

Another Old Church March 9, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Churches,Genealogy,Old Churches — Janet @ 12:20 am

St Faith's church Kelshall  Saint Faith’s Church, Kelshall, Hertfordshire, England

Familiar to my 11x Great Grandparents Michael Wilmots and Agnes Markaunt

 

1619 Marriage In Cambridge England March 5, 2017

all-saints-church-cambridge  This is All Saints Church in England where my 9X Great Grandparents were married in 1619.  They emigrated  to North America in 1623 on the ship “Anne & Little James”.  They were early settlers in Plymouth Colony.