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The Blanch-Ellis connection

In recent posts about my Blanch ancestors, I’ve often mentioned their close association with the Ellis family. In the 1840s Richard and Marianne Ellis were neighbours, in Soho, of… 2,284 more words


A date for the diary ..

It’s a year since I took this photograph. A year to the day. Happy First Wedding Anniversary to Jim and Karen. I was reminded of the fact when I bumped into Jim in Asda last week – we both lead such exotic lives – and it got me thinking about all the people whose Weddings I’ve photographed. 63 more words


Who Are Donna Louise?


As I mentioned in How This All Started, I was looking at a number of different charities when deciding upon who to raise money for during 2017. 652 more words


Nunsmere Hall Hotel, Cheshire

A grand Victorian mansion surrounded by a picturesque lake.  A lovely place to spend a couple of days, which we did just before Christmas, the trip was work related, but with such beautiful surroundings it was a pleasure to put up with the meetings.   342 more words


David Blanch and Sarah Dickson

The last-born of the children of my 4 x great grandparents, James and Sophia Blanch, was also the last to marry. David Blanch, who was born at York Street, Holborn, in 1810, married Sarah Dickson on 19th October 1835, when he was twenty-five years old and she was twenty-two. 1,329 more words


Mary Ann Blanch and Thomas Harrison

In this post I’m continuing to explore the lives of the children of my 4 x great grandfather James Blanch. Previous posts have discussed, in chronological order, the marriages of… 469 more words


Transcript of the will of Thomas French 1794

Thomas French (Abt. 1731 – 1798) is one of my 6th great grandfathers.

He was married to Mary “Finey”(Finney) the daughter, I believe of William Finney and Alice Bulkly, at All Saints, Runcorn, Cheshire, England on the 5th February 1747. 302 more words