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
Today I decided to share my updated research on my 2x great-grandmother, Mary Ann Hunter (nee Wright).
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!
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!
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.
Today I have decided to share my research on my great “Auntie Lil”. Her full name was Lilian Alice Looker/Weldon (nee House) and was a very kind lady. Some may say that she had a hard life, but she battled through it and still took the time to bother about herself and others. Read her full story here!
Today I have decided to share my research on my 4x great grandmother, Jane Gibson (nee Gray/ nee Carnes). She lived in a time where women were thought to be sometimes lesser than men, but she managed to push against these social values with her strong mind. She was the keeper of a dwelling house, and seemed to have earned her own money for herself and family. Read her full story here!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.