Research: Thelma Beacock (nee Baxter)

Today I decided to post about my paternal grandmother Thelma Beacock (nee Baxter). I never had the privilege of meeting my Nana, but I know that she was an amazing woman. I have heard so much about her from a lot of people, that I feel as if I do know her

Research: James Scarth

Today I am sharing my research on my 4x great grandfather, James Scarth, who was born in 1794 in Evie, Orkney Islands in Scotland. Read his full story here.

Research: My connection to John and Christopher Wright – The Gunpowder Plot

With today being the 415th anniversary of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot being discovered and stopped in it’s tracks, I thought that I would share my connection to the Gunpowder Plot and more specifically how I am related John and Christopher Wright. They are both associated with the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, but the two brothers are also related to me!

Research: John William Kirby

My 2x great grandfather John William Kirby was born on 3rd October 1872 in Hull, East Yorkshire. He was the oldest of 5 known children; John William (1873-1953), Thomas Samuel (1874-?), Charles (1877-?), Sarah Ann (1881-?) and Samuel (1884-?). Their parents were William and Emma Elizabeth Kirby (nee Raby). In 1881, 9-year-old John was recorded…

Research: William Green

Today I am sharing my research on my research on my 4x great grandfather William Green. He was in 1819, Hunslet, Leeds, West Yorkshire and became a Cabinet Maker. Read his full story here.

Research: James Wright

Today I am sharing my research of my 4x great grandfather James Wright who was born in 1815 in Marton, East Yorkshire.

Research: John Smith

My 3x great grandfather John Smith was born in 1835 and worked as a joiner from a young age in Hull. He worked his way up from an apprentice to being an employer in his own right. Read his full story here!

Research: Thomas Beacock

Today I research my 3x great grandfather Thomas Beacock, who was the illegitimate son of Sarah Beacock. Without Thomas keeping is mother’s surname, I would not be a Beacock!

Research: William Hall

Today I am sharing my research on my 2x great grandfather William Hall was born in 1884 and lived to the age of 90 years old. I would have loved to have met him, as he would have had stories of Hull and surrounding areas from the 1800s to late 1900s. He worked very hard throughout a life that threw many challenges at him. Read his full story here.

Research: Thomas Wright

Today I am sharing my research of 3x great uncle, Thomas Wright. He was born in 1881 in Burton Pidsea, Yorkshire. I do not know a great amount about Thomas, but here is what I do know!

Research: Matthew Beacock

Today I have decided to share my research on my 9x great grandfather, Matthew Beacock. Born in 1627 Lincolnshire, Matthew and his family lived and tried to survive through the violent English Civil War and also the strict rules that were enforced by Oliver Cromwell. Read his full story here!