52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #18 Edith Meriden Docwra

Last week, I wrote about my grandfather Wilfred Palmer Marr. This week I am writing about his wife, my grandmother, Edith Meriden Docwra. Edith was born 26 January 1904 at 6 Canterbury Place, Prahran, Victoria, Australia.  She was the eldest child of Harry Docwra and Emily Alice Oliver. Edith grew up on the family’s farm… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #18 Edith Meriden Docwra

Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – Harry Docwra

This week I am featuring articles about my great grandfather Harry Docwra. This first article wishes Harry Docwra a pleasant holiday. In this next article, Harry came second in a shooting competition. Newspaper articles may also mention what presents were given/received at a wedding. The following is Harry’s probate notice.   I found the above… Continue reading Trove Tuesday – Harry Docwra

Surname Saturday

Surname Saturday – Docwra (from Bassingbourn, England to Victoria, Australia)

The first person in my tree with this surname was my grandmother, Edith Meriden Docwra (my mum’s mum).  This means that this is one of the main branches of my family tree.  It is also the most common surname in my family tree. Since I’ve already written posts about some of my ancestors on this… Continue reading Surname Saturday – Docwra (from Bassingbourn, England to Victoria, Australia)

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #39 Docwra family

Amy Johnson Crow introduced the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge on her No Story Too Small blog in 2014. This year she continued the challenge, but also added a weekly theme.  This week, the theme is What is the most unusual record you’ve ever found? Or, who is the most unusual of your ancestors? (You can take… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #39 Docwra family

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #25 Harry Docwra

Amy Johnson Crow introduced the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge on her No Story Too Small blog in 2014.  This year she continued the challenge, but also added a weekly theme. This week's theme was: The Old Homestead: Have you visited an ancestral home? Do you have photos of an old family house? Do you have homesteading ancestors?… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #25 Harry Docwra

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors (2015) #13 Edith Meriden Docwra

Amy Johnson Crow, author of the “No Story Too Small” blog introduced a challenge in 2014 – 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.  She continued this challenge in 2015, and for this year she has introduced a weekly theme.  This week’s theme is “Different”.  The idea is to choose: what ancestor seems to be your polar… Continue reading 52 Ancestors (2015) #13 Edith Meriden Docwra

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #22 Elizabeth Quy

When I was setting up the post for my ancestor last week, Joseph Scott, I was searching online to try and find the year the CDs I have for Bassingbourn, and Steeple Morden and Guilden Morden, were published, and I came across an archive post for another of my ancestors, Elizabeth Quy, at http://www.british-genealogy.com/archive/index.php/t-59647.html. This… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #22 Elizabeth Quy

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #20 Mary Scott (1830-1885)

I recently received a request for more information about David Scott, which meant that I did some more research on the Scott family.  I therefore decided that this week my ancestor would be Mary Scott.  Mary Scott was married to Alfred Docwra, who was my ancestor in Week 2. One of the earliest certificates I… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #20 Mary Scott (1830-1885)

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #4 Emily Alice Oliver

Last week, I talked about my great grandfather Harry Docwra.  This week, I'm going to look at his wife, Emily Alice Oliver. On the birth certificate for her daughter Edith, Emily is listed as being 26 years old, and born in Bairnsdale, Victoria.  Using these details, I obtained her birth certificate.  She was born 16… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #4 Emily Alice Oliver