Monthly Archives: April 2012

Surname Saturday: Sheepwash

The oddest surname I’ve found in my ancestry so far just has to be on my mother’s side of the family – Sheepwash. With the help of a number of fellow researchers I’ve managed to trace my ancestors back to … Continue reading

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Matrilineal Monday – 16 great great great grandmothers

Matrilineal Monday – my 16 great great great grandmothers Having posted a list of my 16 3x great grandfathers a few weeks ago I thought I’d better get started on listing my matrilineal ancestors. Doing this has once again  highlighted … Continue reading

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George Briancourt – still a mystery!

I’ve been on the trail of my 2 x great grandfather George Arthur  Briancourt. The first record I’ve found for him is his marriage on  May 7th 1868 to Ellen Mary Lovejoy.  On the marriage certificate he gives his father’s … Continue reading

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More about Thomas Nye Brittain

At the end of my previous post on this subject I left Thomas in London, working as a china dealer in 1851.  It seems that he continued in this occupation for a while, as the 1856 London Post Office Directory … Continue reading

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Thomas Nye Brittain – shoemaker and sometime China Dealer

Thomas Nye Brittain My 3xgreat grandfather, Thomas Nye Brittain was born in Wheelock / Sandbach in about 1811. He was baptised at St Mary’s Sandbach on 9th April 1815 along with his sister, Mary Ann. The surname was spelled “Brittin” … Continue reading

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