52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #7 Valentine – Ruth Campkin

I was originally going to write this post about a couple in my tree who were married on Valentine’s day, until I came across this article yesterday while researching the Campkin family. From The Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona), Tues., Feb. 12, 1963, page 23, cols 6-8 (https://www.newspapers.com/image/117618810/?terms=%22campkin%22) Pioneer Kept Valentine Promise By Helen Pearson PINE… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #7 Valentine – Ruth Campkin

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52 Ancestors #6 Favourite Name – Francessa Campkin

I have many favourite names, so I decided to choose my favourite name from my current research into the descendants of Isaac Campkin.  The name I chose is his daughter Francessa Campkin. My relationship to Francessa is: Francessa was born 1 October 1850 at Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, England, according to her entry in LDS Pioneer and… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #6 Favourite Name – Francessa Campkin

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52 Ancestors #5 In the Census – Martha Webb Campkin Young

This topic created a dilemma – who should I write about?  Should I choose an actual ancestor, or should I write about a family I am currently working on?  I decided to write about a family I am currently working on. Most of January I was researching the Whimpey family in the United States, but… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #5 In the Census – Martha Webb Campkin Young

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52 Ancestors #4 Invite to Dinner – Margaret Price

The person I would invite to dinner would be my 2x great grandmother, Margaret Price (1815-1901). The marriage certificate for Margaret and my 2x great grandfather Joseph Whimpey lists her father as John Price, a farmer.  Her son, Isaac’s birth certificate lists her birthplace as Merthyr Kinnock, Brecknockshire (or Merthyr Cynog, Breconshire), and her year… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #4 Invite to Dinner – Margaret Price

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52 Ancestors #3 Longevity – Oscar Whimpey Evans

This week the topic in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks is “Longevity”.  Since I am currently working on the descendants of Isaac Whimpey , I decided to see which of his descendants lived the longest. To determine this, I exported my new Ancestry Public Member tree to a gedcom, and then uploaded… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #3 Longevity – Oscar Whimpey Evans

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52 Ancestors #2 Favourite Photo – William Whimpey (1789-1870)

I have chosen as my favourite photo the one for my 3x great grandfather, William Whimpey. William Wimpey was born 5 May 1789 in Frome, Somerset, England[1], and baptized 27 March 1790 at Frome St John[2].  He was the fourth child of Joseph Wimpey and Rebekah Dredge. A family group sheet for William and Elizabeth,… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #2 Favourite Photo – William Whimpey (1789-1870)

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52 Ancestors #1 Start – Isaac Whimpey (1827-1912)

Amy Johnson Crow on her website has introduced a new series of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks series.  Although I did start a 52 Ancestors series last year, I have decided to abandon that series, and start from scratch for the new year. For this first post, the topic is Start.  This is appropriate… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #1 Start – Isaac Whimpey (1827-1912)

Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – Reginald William Brede

I haven’t determined yet how Reginald was related to me.  This is Reginald’s pedigree chart. Edward Docwra was born in Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England.  My 2x great grandfather, Alfred Docwra, had also been born in Bassingbourn.  Since the surname is uncommon, and both families were from Bassingbourn, it seems likely that they are related, but I… Continue reading Trove Tuesday – Reginald William Brede