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: Arabella Baxter (nee Bassett)

Today I am sharing my research on my 2x great grandmother, Arabella Baxter (nee Bassett). There doesn’t seem to be a lot of information about her, despite passing away in the 50s, and there doesn’t seem to be any photographs of her. It is a mystery to me, but you can read what I do know about her here.

Research: Henry Hunter

My 4x great grandfather Henry Hunter was born in 1806: a totally different world to what we are used to! Learn more about him 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.

Break Time!

Hello Everyone, I have decided that I would take a few months away from researching my family history and blogging, as I have a lot of university work that needs to be completed. I am in the final stretch of achieving a Masters in Computer Science with Games Development and want to focus on getting…

Research: Frederick Baxter

Today I have decided to share my research on my 2x great uncle Frederick Baxter. Although quite limited, my research has made me question a lot of things about Fred and his life. These questions remain unanswered, but hopefully in the near future, I will be able to contact a descendant of his, and fill in the gaps that are currently unknown! Read his full story here!

Research: Amy Storey (nee Hunter)

Today I have decided to share my research on my 2x great Aunt Amy Storey (nee Hunter). She was a kind hearted, but strong lady that I unfortunately did not have the chance to meet and I have really enjoyed learning about her life and feel as if I know her a lot more since! Most of all, I managed to gather some photographs which lead me to see her face for the very first time, a couple of years ago! Read her full story here!

Research: Frances Elizabeth Craft/Jopling (nee Beacock)

Today I have decided to share my research on my 2x great Aunt Frances Elizabeth Jopling/Craft (nee Beacock). Ever since I started researching her and started learning about her life, I know that she was a strong but caring woman. Read her full story here!

Research: Charles Henry Hunter

Today I have decided to share the research I have done on my 2x great uncle Charles Henry Hunter. He was the eldest boy of 11 surviving children. Many local people remember Charlie and they knew very well, but I, unfortunately, did not. Read his full story here.

Research: Lilian Alice Looker/Weldon (nee House)

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!

Research: Henry Handson Beacock

Today I have decided to share my research on my 3x great uncle, Henry Handson Beacock. He was the one of the older brothers of my 2x great Grandfather’s, Frederick Beacock. He was part of the first generation of the Beacock family to be born in Hull, after his father moved over from Lincolnshire in the 1860s. Read his story here!

Research: Jane Gibson (nee Gray/Carnes)

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!