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The scrumper who killed

As some of you may be aware, my mother died when I was a baby. Ten years later my dad remarried and I have step-siblings. A couple of years ago I gave my youngest step-brother his dad’s family tree as a present. He became interested and asked me if I could do anything...

The Founding Fathers

Ann Sotcher was my 7x great grandmother. She was born at Petworth, Sussex in 1665. I would not have expected to find that any of my relatives would have been likely to emigrate at that time, but look what happened to her younger brother John. The following is an...

The Mistory of Ruth

Did the village maiden wait for years to wed her lifelong true love?   Ruth Wedrald was born during a Century of great changes within England. The Scottish Rebellion, under Bonnie Prince Charlie, had been finally crushed at Culloden Moor only 23 years earlier.  ...