Simon Parkin Having had some success with Fred Dinenage’s Family Tree, I was asked to see what I could find out for Simon Parkin, the Meridian Weatherman. There didn’t seem … Continue reading Time Detectives uncover Weatherman Simon Parkin’s Grandfather; The Underage War Hero
Discharged with his scars and medals, Jimmy Kray came back injured from the horror of the tranches, to a single room filled with children….
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.
if you were a big enough fish, and had the right lawyer you could walk away on a technicality, if you were a foot soldier you would go to the gallows even if you didn’t pull the trigger.
frederickkrayfamily Click to see tree The first Kray we come across in the direct line is Frederick Kray born around 1773 in the City of London or nearby. Frederick is the … Continue reading The Family History of The Kray Twins Part 2: Georgian Goldsmith, Jeweller, Dealer, and Chapman
“The Philomel cruised the waters along the East African Coast, including the Sudan which is probably where the family legend of a Sudanese ancestor may have come from…”
Having worked on various lines of Carol McGiffin’s Family Tree (Carol is probably best known for ITV’s award winning “Loose Women” programme) I recently was lucky enough to turn up … Continue reading Carol McGiffin and Mr Bumble the Workhouse Master
“Up Guards and at ’em!” the British Guards sprang up in a perfect line, just 50 yards from the advancing Imperial Guard and unleashed a withering fire that stopped them in their tracks.
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