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: 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: 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: 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: Thelma Beacock (nee Baxter)

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

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.

Research: Sylvia May Beacock

My great Auntie Sylvia didn’t have a very long life at all, but she was a very special person. I feel very close to her for some reason, although she passed away 44 years before I was born. Here’s her story.

Research: Frederick Allan Beacock

My grandfather Frederick Allan Beacock was such an amazing man with a great sense of humour, despite what he had to deal with throughout his life. He will always have a special place in my heart, as I have always felt very close to him.

Research: George House

Today I have decided to research my 2x great grandfather George House. This is the most detailed research blog post to date!