John TILLETT is one of my ancestral heroes. Born the son of a Norfolk miller, he went to sea and travelled the world - the story of his travels is told by his numerous campaign medals.
Sunday, 12 May 2013
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
For some reason I always miss my father's birthday. In fact he was born on 29th January 1892 at 190 High Holborn, London to David JACOBS and Emma BROWN, who had been married in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1887.
Friday, 7 December 2012
Charles Newnham is one of my mystery people. He was born in Chatham, Kent and baptised at St Mary the Virgin, Chatham on 9th December 1838. He appears in the 1841 and 1851 Census living in Woolwich with his parents, John and Frances Newnham. After that there is no sign of him. I have checked later censuses, army and navy records, passenger lists, and marriage records, and local burial registers without success. There are some possible matches in the death records but in different parts of Kent and no obvious connection to him. If you have him in your family tree I would be very interested to hear from you.