52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

It’s been a while since I have shared my ancestors with you. Today’s ancestor in the 52 ancestors in 52 weeks challenge is Edward Albert Sparshott and he is my son’s great, great, great grandfather. Edward was born on the 18th March 1880 in Butlocks, Hound, Netley, Hampshire. His parents were James Francis Sparshott (1849-1924) […]

One Name Study

Today’s blog is connected to my One-Name Study, and my chosen name is Hiscock, along with its variants of Hiscocks, Hiscox, Hiscocke and Hitchcock. I am currently at the name collecting stage, and so far, I have over 6,000 names on my spreadsheet. I still need to finish adding the remaining Hiscock names up to […]

Old Documents

I have become very interested lately in collecting old antique documents. I find it fascinating how old some of the documents are and the quality of the paper written on. Some of the paper is quite thick whilst others are quite thin. The latest document that I have purchased, is an abstract of title of […]

New and Improved

It’s been a little while since I have added a post to my website as I’ve been carrying out quite a bit of research on behalf of other people and been finding out quite a lot of amazing and exciting things for them. It’s been great being a part of their discoveries and finding out new […]

52 Ancesors Challenge – Ancestor Number Seven

Sorry, it’s been a while since my last blog. Normal service has now resumed, and I am here to share with you ancestor number seven. William David Higginson is my son’s great, great, great grandfather and he was born on 25 May 1874 in Brownhill, Ruyton in Shropshire. William was the sixth of nine children […]

A Very Interesting Character

Luke Ball is my son’s great, great, great grandfather. Luke was born in 1830 in Longbridge Deverill in Wiltshire, and died on 23 April 1881 in Alderbury, Wiltshire. Luke married Emily Sainsbury (1835-1899) on 10 April 1858 at Sarum St Edmonds, Salisbury, Wiltshire. Luke and Emily had seven children: Harriet (1859), Bessie (1861-1947), Sarah (1864), […]

Ancestor Number Five

Ancestor Number 5 of the 52 Week Challenge      This is Albert Harry Copperthwaite (Bert), who is my second great grand uncle.His  sister, Ada Susanna Copperthwaite was my great, great grandmother. I have chosen to share my uncle with you, as Albert was one of the poor people who lost their lives on the […]

52 Ancestors Challenge

Ancestor Number Four   This is the fourth instalment of the 52 week ancestor challenge. I am slightly behind, but am gradually catching up. Today’s ancestor is my great, great grandfather, Arthur Hiscock. Hiscock is my registered name at the Guild of One Name Studies. Arthur was born on the 14 June 1871 in Lytchett […]

Ancestor Number 3

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks   My ancestor this week is Thomas Charles Moffat, he is my great, great, great grandfather on my father’s side of the family. Thomas was born 15 October 1845 in Chiswick, Middlesex, England. Thomas was the eldest of three children. His parents were John Charles Herne Moffat – born in […]

Ancester Number Two – Stephen Harnett

This week, I thought I would share with you another one of my ancestors. He is my three times great grandfather on my mother’s side of the family and is the grandfather of the ancestor I posted last week. Stephen Harnett was born in 1820 on the Isle of Wight. He married Ann Lashmar on […]