Eventually the Doctors after scratching their heads and listening to his diverse description of his ailments, decided that despite his protests of illness, there was nothing actually wrong with him other than a likely case of malingering by an experienced old lag of a Private.
Discharged with his scars and medals, Jimmy Kray came back injured from the horror of the tranches, to a single room filled with children….
After John died Elizabeth continued to bring in money for the family by dressing the hair of horses, a strange occupation by today’s standards, but highly in demand an age … Continue reading The Family History of The Kray Twins Part 6: Continued Decline
It does make you wonder if Herbert ever told stories to his wife Emma that he had been told by his Father and Grandfather of the Thames barges and Smugglers on Faversham Creek, dodging the revenue men.
It is most likely that Thomas used his smithing skills on the railways, given that he lived in between The London Chatham & Dover Railworks, and The London and South Western Railworks, with several rail lines clattering alongside the streets he lived in.
Unless the Foremans were the only honest shipwrights in the whole of North Kent, it is almost impossible to imagine, that a family of carpenters and shipwrights were not up to their eyes in the business.
A Happy, Healthy, and Hearty New Year to all my readers. More Whitechapel murders, mayhem, and mania in in the next instalment in 2011! Part 5 of the Kray Twins’ … Continue reading Happy New Year to all my Readers!
Scandinavians Are Descended From Stone Age Immigrants, Ancient DNA Reveals How my Y Chromosome I1a ancestors took over Scandinavia in the Neolithic, see previous blog on Genetic Genealogy Shared via … Continue reading Scandinavians Are Descended From Stone Age Immigrants, Ancient DNA Reveals
The line goes all the way back from here through various measurable Y Chromosome mutations in a direct line to Genetic “Adam” who lived in North East Africa about 80,000 years ago, and is the genetic Daddy of us all, who would have had black skin, hair, and eyes.
Success; a 300 Year Experiment. “Family History is a succession of Silk Stockings going downstairs, and hob-nailed boots clumping upstairs.” Voltaire I was always baffled as a child as to … Continue reading Vector Ancestors
When I research a Family Tree I spend time looking at the social and economic pressures that affected the family, in the 18th and early 19th centuries in Britain most … Continue reading The Strange Case of The Vampyre Lord of Hurstbourne Priors
Personalised, Individual, Family History “Family History is a series of silk slippers progressing downstairs, and hob nailed boots progressing upstairs.” Voltaire Why should your family story be allowed to disappear … Continue reading Time Detectives