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John Vowell Hooker, 11th Great-Grandfather

John Hooker, John Hoker or John Vowell (c. 1527–1601) was an English writer, solicitor, antiquary, civic administrator and advocate of republican government. He wrote an eye-witness account of the siege of Exeter that took place during the Prayer Book Rebellion in 1549. 1,312 more words


Symphonic Scotland

I am starting to plan another trip to Scotland in September of 2015. So, this morning when thoughts and mental pictures of Scotland swirled through my mind as I was waking up, I attributed it to the research I have been doing. 893 more words


William Plaskett of London - Silver Pocket Watch - c. 1850

A couple of weeks ago, I bought a Pocket Watch at auction made by my 4x great-grandfather, William Plaskett (1820 – 1912). This is the first watch I have managed to buy made by my family and I have been searching for about ten years although sadly I have always missed the auctions by a few days / weeks. 550 more words


1961 Photographic Tour of Ireland (part 1)

Over the next few days, I am going to treat you to a unique Tour of Ireland captured on 61 marvelous photographs taken in the summer of… 374 more words

Lucky Dip

FTF: William Freeman

Hey Ya’ll!

Today’s FTF post is dedicated to my 6th great grandfather, William Freeman.


William Freeman was born in Bertie County, North Carolina on 26 October 1759. 671 more words


1888 Atti di Stato Civile - Nocciano



Nocciano #1 Filed 1 Gennaio 1888
Name: Vincenzo Savini
Birth: 28 Dicembre 1887, alle ore anti meridiane due… 5,085 more words

Family Tree

De Clare Family Tree (1035 - 1406)

The De Clare family were Norman Lords,
Descended from a companion of William the Conqueror.

Present at the Battle of Hastings,
Married into Royalty,
Ancestors of millions of people alive today. 126 more words