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An Ancestor Who Lived In Plantagenet Times December 4, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Family history,Genealogy,Plantagenets — Janet @ 9:50 pm

Sir John Le Carter 1364-1446 was my 16th Great Grandfather.  (Note:  He was also a GGF to President Jimmy Carter)

 

 

A Very Brave Woman

Filed under: Edith Cavell — Janet @ 9:47 pm

24301075_1809620565996948_1391043547390142394_n  Edith Cavell pictured with her dogs, before World War 1

 

Tracing My Ancestors Who Lived In The Time Of The Plantagenets November 30, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,English History,Plantagenets — Janet @ 5:59 pm

9781101606285_p0_v2_s600x595  quite a fascinating book, albeit the times were harsh and cruel        1154-1399

The Plantagenet Kings:  Henry II   1154-1189

Richard I  1189-1199

John           1199-1216

Henry III    1216-1272

Edward I     1272-1307

Edward II     1307-1327

Edward III    1327-1377

Richard II     1377-1399

The ancestors I’ve been able to trace for the 12th, 13th, and 14th centuries were my 14th-16th Great Grandparents.  The number of a person’s 14th-16th Great Grandparents is absolutely astrnomical – over 250,000.  I cannot put names to all of mine!!    But I can identify a few so here goes.

 

 

Finished But Not Blocked November 28, 2017

Filed under: Haps,knitted scarves,Knitting — Janet @ 10:28 pm

Shawl in the making  IMG_4777

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(futile attempt at an over-the-shoulder selfie)

 

 

Where Was Katerina Going?

Filed under: Cats,Katerina — Janet @ 4:49 pm

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Ancestor Count Keeps Climbing

Over Thanksgiving weekend the number of ancestors I have identified passed the 7000 mark.  Read the Plantagenets book – finished at last – I found that some of the players mentioned are also to be found in my genealogy.  e.g. George Latimer Neville

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Choosing Colors November 25, 2017

Filed under: Color Combinations,Colours,Haps,knitted scarves,Knitting,Shawls — Janet @ 5:23 pm

This is one of my favorite things about knitting.  I am currently knitting a “shawl” – what color do I choose next?

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