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

Surname Saturday

Surname Saturday – Campkin (England)

The first person in my family tree with this surname is my 3xgreat grandmother Susannah Campkin. Susannah was born 14 May 1827 and baptised 15 June 1827 in Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, England.  She was the daughter of Stephen Campkin and Rebecca Pewter. She married Frederick Oliver on 2 July 1846 in Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, England, and in… Continue reading Surname Saturday – Campkin (England)

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52 Ancestors (2014) #52 Stephen Campkin

My line back to Stephen Campkin is: My Mum – Edith Jean Marr 1922-1990 Her mother – Edith Meriden Docwra 1904-1948 Her mother – Emily Alice Oliver 1877-1925 Her father – George Oliver 1846-1930 His mother – Susannah Campkin 1827-1880 Her father – Stephen Campkin 1795-1869 Tracing my family back to Susannah was fairly straight… Continue reading 52 Ancestors (2014) #52 Stephen Campkin

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52 Ancestors #10 Susannah Campkin

Last week, my ancestor of the week was Frederick Oliver.  This week, my ancestor of the week is his wife, Susannah Campkin.  In my post about Frederick, I had the following information about Susannah: Married Frederick Oliver 2 July 1846 in Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, England.  Her father was listed as Stephen Campkin, shoemaker. Travelled to Australia with husband… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #10 Susannah Campkin