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Re: Charlotte's blog

Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:00 pm

Hi Charlotte,

you might be interested in the Scottish record (JC26/1833/195) at the National Records of Scotland (formerly the National Archives of Scotland) for the rioting in Ayrshire with a possible link to your Walkers which you refer to in your blog.

Re: Charlotte's blog

Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:52 am

It looks like Alfred Spicer died on 15.10.1892 at the Stepney and Poplar Sick Ayslum (see the probate records on ancestry), although he lived in Pimlico, he left £100 to Catherine. In 1881 Catherine was working at a house in the rich area of St George Hanover Square in London whilst at that time Alfred seems to have been a mariner with the rest of the family on that date, not suprisingly at Midnight when the census was taken.

Although there is no explanation of what happened at the bankruptcy hearing it suggests he had to change his occupation to support his family and that Catherine had to go out and work elsewhere, although it would be unusual and not looked on well for a married woman to be employed because of the problems of trying to manage two jobs at the same time.

Re: Charlotte's blog

Sun May 12, 2013 7:15 am

Many thanks for an interesting series, Chalotte. You mentioned a "sporting ancestors" section on the website, but I've been unable to find it. One of my ancestors was listed on a census as a Professional Bowler and I'd like to learn more, so please point me in the right direction.

Re: Charlotte's blog

Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:31 pm

Hi Chadwi,

I'll drop Charlotte an email now and tell her to have a look at your query.

Best regards,

Re: Charlotte's blog

Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:37 am

If you go to the home page there is a tab that says 'Useful links'. This will take you to 'sporting ancestors' (under 'S'). Or try this link:

http://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine. ... Index.html

Re: Charlotte's blog

Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:55 pm

I was interested to read that Charlotte had found the name Geneste in her family tree. I found a Thanet Geneste in my family tree earlier this week. It was a Nancy Heath Geneste born in 1823, who was the daughter of a Matthew Geneste born c.1806. Nancy would be my 3 x Gt Grandmother. If the Geneste line does lead to the Plantagenets it will be the second link i have discovered on my mother's side of the family. The other link i discovered was via an old Cornish name called Treffry that went all the way back to 1100 and had a link to King John via the Carminow, Petyt & Helegan families. By following the Treffry name i have also managed to connect my family tree to Sir Francis Drake's.

Re: Charlotte's blog

Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:22 pm

Final note from me to Matt....here's the Plantagenet connection...no, we're not royalty...haha

Charlotte's blog

Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:06 pm

This is all very interesting.
And thank you for the links.
I think strongly my ancestors from my mum's side (who were Irish) were descendants from Huguenots.
It's the Livingston(e) surname that was a surname linked to Huguenots.
And they were Silk Weavers/Lace Makers and lived in Dublin before emigrating to the UK (early 1800s) and settled in Macclesfield, Cheshire.

Thanks again,


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