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!

Research: Jane Baxter (nee Scarth)

Today, I decided to share my research on my 3x great grandmother. She was called Jane Scarth and later became Jane Baxter, after marrying William Thomas Baxter. I do not have any photographs of her, but her life-changing move to England from the Orkney Islands was very interesting to research! Read her full story here!

Research: Alice Baxter (nee Capon)

Today I have decided to research my great grandmother Alice Baxter (nee Capon). She passed away 16 years before I was born, meaning that I never got the chance to meet her. Despite this, I have heard a lot about her from my family and I am lucky enough to have photographs of her too. Read her full story here.

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!