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)

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52 Ancestors #24 Henrietta Louisa Russell

Last week, I wrote about my great grandmother, Sarah Jane Sharp.  Working systematically through my ancestors, the next person would be my great grandfather, Alexander Alexander Harley, but I wrote about him in my post 52 Ancestors #3 Alexander Alexander Harley, so this week I am writing about my great grandmother, Henrietta Louisa Russell. Henrietta… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #24 Henrietta Louisa Russell