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Happy Birthday Granny – Annie Prudence Butcher (1879 – 1972)

Today would have been my Great Grandmother’s, Annie Prudence Butcher (nee Harris) 116th birthday. I knew her as Granny, and later as I began my research I affectionately called her APH. My cousins knew her as Big Gran, because their … Continue reading

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Sepia Saturday – 203

For this week’s visionary prompt of standing in doorways, I thought I would share this image The picture is of my Great, Great Grandparents Henry Harris (1843-1929) and Caroline Harris nee Ellis (1844 -1935). This photograph was taken on the … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day Photo Collage – Day Three

William Arthur West was born in 1863 in Guildford. I became aware of him through the his marriage to my Grandfather’s Aunt – Emma Jane Ellis (Harris). They married in 1897 and raised two children. A son called William James … Continue reading

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Where it all started….

This morning, whilst working on something else, I had cause to pull out this Census image. It was this very image that made me really pursue my interest in my maternal family history.  Image courtesy of Ancestry – RG11/780/6 Puttenham … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday – Harris in Headley Hampshire

Background  Caroline Ellis, shown here on the left, was born in Puttenham Surrey in 1844 the daughter of George Ellis, a former military man and Prudence Budd. The Budd family had been established in the parish of Puttenham since 1723, … Continue reading

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Genealogical Hangover!

I have a genealogical headache hangover. Earlier this week I was writing a post, which will appear next week about a mystery I have. In order to complete the post I zipped off an email to the host of the … Continue reading

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Beyond the Internet Week 13: Lest we Forget: War Memorials

Continuing the weekly theme, inspired by Family History Across the Seas. I always feel a sense of sadness when I come across a War Memorial. As I stand and reflect upon the names that appear on the Memorial, I have an … Continue reading

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Carnival Of Genealogy 116 – Picture/Story for Women’s History Month.

This pretty young woman is my Great Great Aunt, Emma Jane Harris, although she was born to her parents just before they married!Emma Jane was born on the 1st November 1864 in Puttenham Surrey the daughter of Henry Harris and … Continue reading

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Pages 6 & 7

Obtain copy of Bastardy Bond Reference BB37 10th November 1767 Samuel Holt/Harris – Farnham Library  – Obtained January 1999 (now at Surrey Records Centre Woking) Wrecclesham Parish Records for details of Samuel Holt, yeoman and Elizabeth Harris Obtain previous marriage … Continue reading

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Pages 4 & 5

Will of Richard Butcher (son of Richard) died Hascombe 16th May 1793 –  Located and have copy – 11 Jan 1993 Locate birth of Thomas Crooke born 1839 St Lukes London Locate marriage certificate of Thomas Crooke to Elizabeth of … Continue reading

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