Sunday, 4 February 2007

Geoffs Genealogy Update 4 February 2007

This week has been relatively quiet, insofar as I haven't made any new contacts. However, I have been busily working away at my family history files. I have typed a lot of new information into my database, and hope to make further progress towards getting this up to date in the forthcoming week.

In addition, I have two very exciting family trees available to me, which I hope will significantly add to my records. The first of these is a FIVEASH tree, and the other one relates to the MADDOX family of Carmarthenshire. Sometimes I find it a bit hard to keep up with all this material, but I am always pleased to receive anything connected to either my family tree or Jan's.

Also this week, as last, I spent an evening at my local LDS Family History Center, looking for HEPPELL burials in Monkwearmouth, Sunderland (1792-1814). I found a couple of entries that look relevant to my research. I was most interested to note that there were a significant number of entries relating to Militiamen or their relatives who were buried at Monkwearmouth in the 1790s. In addition to the local militia, some of these militiamen came from Essex and others were from Lancashire. This was, of course, after the time of the Scottish risings, but it was the time of the Napoleonic wars, and I wonder what was going on. I'll have to look into that.

Have a good week.

Geoff

1 comment:

rob said...

Geoff,
I read with interest your attempts to trace relatives in the Herne Bay census of 1841. I have tried the same at the PRO but they are sadly listed as "missing". So your relatives may well have been living there, as suggested in Pigot's 1840!
regards
Rob