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: 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!

Research: Charles Wright

Charles Wright was my 3x great uncle. He was the youngest sibling of my 2x great grandmother, Mary Ann Hunter (nee Wright). Charles had a very eventful and interesting life and I would have loved to have met him.

Research: George Henry Alec House

George was my 2x great uncle (the brother of my great grandmother). I did not know him, but through my research, I have learnt a lot about him. I have heard many stories and have seen lots of photographs of him. Today I have put all of this together for you all to read! Read his story here!

Research: John Hunter

Today I have decided to share my research on my 3x great grandfather John Hunter. He was an agricultural labourer from Burton Pidsea in East Yorkshire, England. Not a lot is known about John, but I believe him to have been a very hard working man who had to look after his wife and 10 children. Read his story here!

Research: Mary Ann Capon (nee Marrow)

Today I have decided to share my research on my great great grandmother Mary Ann Capon (nee Marrow). From what I know of her, she must have been a very strong minded and willed woman. This was definitely proven by how long she lived on the earth. I enjoy the stories that I have collected about her, love looking at photographs and learning more about her. I really wish I could have known her, as I have so many questions that may be forever unanswered!

Research: Harold Hunter

My great uncle was called Harold Hunter, but was known by many other names, to many people. I had a lot of time for my uncle Harold, as he was a very funny, caring and genuine man. He was always able to make everyone and anyone laugh, and could easily lighten anybody’s mood if they were feeling down. I miss going to visit him, listening to his stories and laughing at his jokes. He will always be remembered and missed by both family and friends. Read his full story here!

Research: Mark House

Today I have decided to write about my 3x great uncle, Mark House. He had to struggle through life being totally deaf from his birth in 1885, Hampshire. Here’s his story!

Research: William Hunter

Today I have decided to share what I know about my great grandfather, William Hunter, who was more commonly known as Bill. I never met him, but I have always thought that I would have gotten on well with him. Luckily I have photographs, facts and stories about him, so I do feel like I know him quite well.