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Finding Sarah Taylor (nee Mills) on the 1871 and 1891 censuses

I was recently researching the siblings of my 3x great grandmother, Catherine Mills, and was working on her sister Sarah. Sarah had married Alfred Taylor in 1847, and by 1861 she was a widow.  The surname Taylor is a fairly common one, (as are most surnames that are occupational surnames), which is one of the… Continue reading Finding Sarah Taylor (nee Mills) on the 1871 and 1891 censuses

Surname Saturday

Surname Saturday – Mills

The first person in my tree with this surname is Catherine Mills. My line is: 1 Lois Whimpey 2 Ivon Walter Whimpey (1923-2009) 3 Edith Jean Marr (1922-1990) 4 John Ernest Whimpey (1884-1960) 5 Ivy May Harley (1890-1959) 10 Alexander Alexander Harley (1866-1939) 11 Henrietta Louisa Russell (1865-1949) 22 Thomas Henry Russell (1844-1892) 23 Maria… Continue reading Surname Saturday – Mills

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #51 Nathaniel Mills

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 was Nice.  Rather than try and find an ancestor to fit the theme, I decided to check my list of ancestors to find… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #51 Nathaniel Mills