Tag Archives: England

Ancestor Biography – Stephen Blackhurst (1801-1869)

 [Brown]/Montran/Barber/Blackhurst Line By Don Taylor As I have begun to get to know my Blackhurst heritage, I am amazed. It is an incredible group of people descended from 19th century English immigrants, Stephen and Fannie (Taylor) Blackhurst. Fifty years after … Continue reading

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The Great War – Some Where – 7 April 1918

Wartime Wednesday By Don Taylor One of the interesting images from the New York Times of 7 April 1918 is an image of Lady Drogheda. Her 1918 flight over London, dropping leaflets urged people to buy British War Bonds, is … Continue reading

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Blackhurst a rare name in my family tree.

Surname Saturday – Blackhurst by Don Taylor Name Origin Blackhurst is a surname based upon habitation, that is to say it is based upon where a person lived or came from. In this case “Blackhurst” derived from Old English blæc … Continue reading

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Bio – Margaret Mary Lamb (1860-c.1927)

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 47 – Margaret Mary Lamb (1860-) By – Don Taylor  No Story Too Small It is often said that when you do research it is imperative that you obtain the actual record and … Continue reading

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Peter McAllister (1852-1941)

52 Ancestors #5 – Peter McAllister (1852-1941) PETER MCALLISTER was born on 12 Feb 1852 in Workington, Cumberland, England. He died in 1941 (The death index indicates he passed in Jan/Feb/Mar of 1941) in Cockermouth, Cumbria, England. He married (1) MARGARET … Continue reading

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