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Mystery Monday – William Easter’s parents

A brick wall that has remained for years is the identity of the parents of my 6x great-grandfather, William Easter. According to information I’ve inherited, he was born in 1675, in Stow-cum-Quy, Cambridgeshire. However his baptism isn’t in the parish records for Stow, so he must have been born elsewhere. There ┬áis a possibility that … Continue reading

Tombstone Tuesday – Aldeburgh Lifeboat Disaster

Not exactly a tombstone, but a memorial to the brave men of the Aldeburgh lifeboat, who lost their lives in 1899. My first cousin three times removed was Allan Arthur Easter, known as Jack. He survived the capsizing of the lifeboat, but died from his injuries a few weeks later aged only 28. A contemporary … Continue reading

Surname Saturday – Easter

The name Easter has nothing to do with the Christian festival, or the time of year. It means “of [from] the East”, and our branch of the family originated in Aldeburgh, on the East Suffolk coast. We have 160 Easters in our tree, the earliest being William Easter, born in 1675 in Stow cum Quy … Continue reading