Author Archive: My Family History Research

52 Ancestors in 52 weeks #40 Will of Mary Richer Thorpe le Soken

This is my last post in the 52 Ancestors in 52 weeks for 2014. My 3x paternal great grandmother was Mary Scolfield who was according to census records born around 1790 and in Boxford Suffolk. Mary is found in the 1851, 1861 and 1871 census. Her ages in each of the census is pretty consistent …

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52 Ancestors in 52 weeks 2014 – My Family History Recap

Below is a list of all my posts (except for the last one, which will be posted later today). The most popular post that was read was the post about my great uncle Wallace and his enlisted in to WW1 with 111 views. I did 40 posts (excluding the one being posted later today), of …

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks 2015

This year I have been posting regular blogs in the 52 Ancestors in 52 weeks challenge set by Amy Johnson Crow from the ‘No story too small’ blog. There has been some weeks that I didn’t post, in fact I would say there were many weeks I didn’t post, but today I posted my 39th …

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #39 Mary Ann Webb & Godfrey Wells Thorpe Le Soken

Mary Ann Webb was baptised 16th April 1813 to Isaac and Hannah Maria Webb (nee Appleby). Isaac’s occupation was listed as servant. Mary Ann married Godfrey Wells on the 15 Jun 1836 at St Michael’s Thorpe Le Soken. The witnesses to the marriage were Henry Wells and Mary Pretty. Godfrey was baptised on the 7 …

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #38 James Appleby – Perukemaker Thorpe Le Soken Essex

This is an update to my post of James & Hannah Appleby located here: He firstly married Mary Elizabeth sometime prior to 1767. Mary Elizabeth died on the 13 January 1767 Thorpe Le Soken, Essex, England. The Burial register shows that she was the wife of James Appleby, Perukemaker. Doing a google search, a perukemaker …

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52 ancestors in 52 weeks #37 Grace Nicholson Weeley Essex

Further to my previous post today, on Thomas Webb and Grace Nicholson, looking at the St Andrew Weeley parishes I found the following listed between pages 50 & 55: Is this Grace’s baptism and her parents? The date of the baptism for Grace Nicholson below fits in with the time line of Grace Nicholson who …

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52 ancestors in 52 weeks #36 Thomas Webb and Grace Nicholson: Thorpe Le Soken Essex

Thomas Webb and Grace Nicholson: Thorpe Le Soken Essex Thomas and Grace were married 19 Dec 1770 at St Michael, Thorpe-Le-Soken Essex. One of the witnesses to the marriage was a Thomas Nicholson. Is this Grace’s father or possibly her brother? Thomas and Grace had the following children that I am aware of: Isaac Webb …

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #35 Mary Pritty 1800 Wivenhoe

My 2x Great Grandmother was Mary Pritty born on the 18 September 1800 and baptised on the 19 October 1800 at Wivenhoe Essex to John and Elizabeth Pritty. John died in August 1811 and was buried on the 19th August at St Mary’s Wivenhoe. I think Elizabeth died at age 72 in 1834. I have …

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52 Ancestors in 52 weeks #34 James APPLEBY and Hannah GILL

James APPLEBY was born in 1750 (approx.) in Essex, England. He died. He was buried on 1 February 1795 in Thorpe Le Soken. He married Mary ELIZABETH before 1767 in Essex. Mary ELIZABETH died on 13 January 1767 in Thorpe Le Soken. She was buried on 13 January 1767 in Thorpe Le Soken. His second …

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52 Ancestors in 52 weeks #33 Nicholas and Margaret Quirk Kilkenny to NSW

In a previous post I wrote about James Quirk and his parents Nicholas & Margaret which is located here: This week I received a copy of the death certificate of James’ mother Margaret. Margaret was aged 52 when she died of carcinoma of the uterus on the 8th January 1883. Her father’s surname was listed …

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