Category Archives: Neville or Sheepwash family

Information about my Neville / Sheepwash ancestors

Finding Edward and Alice Sheepwash

  When I first began my family history research about 15 years ago one of the main sources  available was the 1881 census. I bought a set of the CDs and went about finding as many of my ancestors as … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on writing this blog

Anyone who’s checked out this blog recently will note that it’s been a while since I posted.  I haven’t done much genealogy research though the summer , and I admit to feeling a little bit disheartened by the whole project.   … Continue reading

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A First Look at the 1939 Register – my grandparents

Now that the 1939 Register is included in the FindMyPast 12 Month World Subscription I have started looking up my ancestors who were alive at that time.  At the moment the records of my parents, Roy and Doris Brittain (nee … Continue reading

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John Sheepwash – Pipemaker of Faversham

Some idle browsing led me to this interesting article from the Canterbury Times which focuses on the work of my Sheepwash ancestors: An introduction to Faversham’s clay tobacco pipes – Keith Robinson Read more at http://www.canterburytimes.co.uk/introduction-Faversham-s-clay-tobacco-pipes-Keith/story-21185715-detail/story.html#R8FvSiiTpd0H44hH.99 The suggestion that the … Continue reading

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Sympathy Saturday: Abraham Sheepwash, “Death from the heat at Purfleet”

One of my  grandfather’s brothers, Abraham Neville Sheepwash, was born in 1884 and baptised at St Anne’s Church in Hoxton.  Another researcher recently alerted me to a newspaper article about his death in 1898,  aged just 14.  My grandfather was … Continue reading

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Family Recipe Friday: grandma’s bread pudding

In the early 1960s when I was a very young child my mum and I used to visit my grandparents, Fred and Esther Neville, on Saturday afternoons. We travelled by bus to the Crooked Billet in Walthamstow and then we … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday – where was this photo taken?

The photograph below has intrigued me ever since I found it in my mother’s things after her death.  The girl standing on the left is my mum, Doris Brittain (née Sheepwash) and I think the boy is her brother, my … Continue reading

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Sheepwash / Shipwash memorial brass

This photo shows the ” curious brasses of the Sheepwash family” which are to be found on the wall of Hambleden Church in Buckinghamshire. It was taken about 10 years ago when I first started work on the family tree. … Continue reading

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Surname Saturday: more about the Sheepwash family of Faversham

As I’ve mentioned before, my 3 times great grandfather, John Sheepwash (1797 – 1862) was a tobacco pipe maker in Faversham in Kent. He married Sarah Sparrow in 1820 and they lived in or around the Preston Street area of … Continue reading

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A Post for Father’s Day

As it’s Father’s Day here in the UK,  I thought I’d mark the occasion with some family photos.  Despite rummaging through the albums I haven’t managed to find a photo in which I appear with my father .  He was … Continue reading

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