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Surname Saturday

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Surname Saturday – Where are the Whitlocks?

My great-grandmother was Mary Ann Whitlock, born according to the census, in 1872. My father and I have both been searching for her birth in vain. We’ve also been searching for the birth registration of her twelve siblings. They appear on the census too, but not on the BMD. So where are they all? Looks … 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 – Reuby

Reuby is my husband’s family name, and I have about 55  in my tree, the oldest being Philip, born in Ireland in 1814. It’s often mis-spelled, and Philip’s surname was spelled Rubie in the records I’ve found. Considering the mis-spellings that come through my letter box every day, I can’t complain about the variations I … 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