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William Perry 1837 – 1888
Monday, 15 Feb, 2010 – 22:08 | No Comment
William Perry 1837 – 1888

As we saw in the last post, Andrew Perry was the son of William and Sarah Perry. From the 1861 & 1871 census’s we can see that William Perry was born in Little Hadham, Hertfordshire, …

Andrew Perry 1860 – 1934
Sunday, 24 Jan, 2010 – 20:42 | No Comment
Andrew Perry 1860 – 1934

A previous post showed my paternal grandmother Elizabeth May Perry on the 1891 census living in Leytonstone with her parents Andrew and Mary Ann Perry. On the Free BMD Andrew Perry is shown as having …

Going Further Back In Time – Bettis’s
Sunday, 10 Jan, 2010 – 15:25 | No Comment
Going Further Back In Time –  Bettis’s

The earliest census data available is the 1841 census, once you get past that you have to start on the Parish Records of the towns your relatives lived in. The Parish records have lists of …

James Bettis 1825 – 1872
Monday, 7 Dec, 2009 – 20:25 | 5 Comments
James Bettis 1825 – 1872

My Great Great Grandfather was James Bettis who was born in 1825. (I have seen some family trees that have his birth date as 4/11/1825 and another that has him down as James Edmund Bettis, …

William Bettis 1861 – 1927
Saturday, 5 Dec, 2009 – 20:19 | One Comment
William Bettis 1861 – 1927

My Grandfather William Bettis’s father was also called William Bettis, he was born on 1st August 1861, worked as an Agricultural Labourer for his early years when he lived in Epping Forest. After his wedding …

William Bettis 1889-1965 & Elizabeth Perry 1890-1967
Thursday, 3 Dec, 2009 – 23:55 | No Comment
William Bettis 1889-1965 & Elizabeth Perry 1890-1967

My paternal grandparents William James Bettis and Elizabeth May Perry both came from Leytonstone in the east end of London. My Grandfather was a Wire Rope maker who had worked in the British Ropes factory …

Albert Reginald Downing 1895 – 1971
Tuesday, 1 Dec, 2009 – 0:18 | No Comment
Albert Reginald Downing 1895 – 1971

My maternal Grandfather was born in 1895, so again appeared on the 1901 Census. He married my Grandmother in 1921 after he moved to Kiveton where he worked in the Coalmine

Annie Underwood 1898 – 1984
Sunday, 29 Nov, 2009 – 18:18 | One Comment
Annie Underwood 1898 – 1984

The way to begin with your family tree is start with someone that you know the details of.
In my case I know who my Grandparents were, so I can start off with them.
I know my …

Genealogy Post 1
Thursday, 20 Aug, 2009 – 19:07 | No Comment
Genealogy Post 1

One day I will put my family history on here. I’ll have the actual family tree on a separate page, but there are so many interesting things I want to record as well as just …