25 February 2015

.... And thanks to...

.... The Northamptonshire Baptisms, newly discovered on Ancestry, I  able to revise Charles and Sarah's offspring total to ten - seven girls and three boys. 

Sadly I suspect that the newest-discovered children will also be on the Northants Burials index....so I'm off there next. 

More soon. 

Once they were lost.....

But now I am pleased to welcome Charles Culpin, his wife Sarah Manley and their descendants into the family!

That is to say, they have been sitting patiently in my 'Culpin Strays' file awaiting their chance to make a break for the main database. And, finally, they've convinced me that they belong....

I believe Charles to be the grandson of Charles & Sarah (nee Monk), via Thomas who also married a Sarah. 

Chas and the former Miss Manley begat six children between 1839 & 1859 in Warmington, Northants, then moved closer to Peterborough. 

And now I must continue to add their details....

More soon. 

7 February 2015

Out from under.....

I've just realised that I've been absent from here for far too long. As previously mentioned, I've been tidying up and trying to fill in missing references.....and getting sidetracked, of course!

My genealogy Christmas present to myself was another set of parish registers; well, ok, two sets. Whittlesey, in Cambridgeshire, has two parishes and thus two sets of registers!  A surprising number of people form different parts of my tree seem to have passed through the place so there is plenty of scope for useful finds. 

I've also discovered a line of the Bigley family which went to Canada in the late 19th century and settled in Ontario, whose online records are available on Ancestry. 

So, all this together with my usual end of year tidy-up has kept me away from here. But I hope to be back more regularly now. 

More soon.