Surname Saturday

Surname Saturday – Sell (of Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire)

The first ancestor with this surname in my tree was Tempest Sell.  My ancestral line is 1 Lois Whimpey 2 Ivon Walter Whimpey (1923-2009) 3 Edith Jean Marr (1922-1990) 6 Wilfred Palmer Marr (1892-1955) 7 Edith Meriden Docwra (1904-1948) 14 Harry Docwra (1866-1934) 15 Emily Alice Oliver (1877-1925) 28 Alfred Docwra (1824-1903) 29 Mary Scott… Continue reading Surname Saturday – Sell (of Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire)

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #37 John Sell

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 Large Family. Did you know that all 10 of the most common birthdays are in September? (If you're a chart geek like me,… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #37 John Sell

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #26 Simeon Sell

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 “Half-way”.  To determine which ancestor to use, I decided to find the ancestor born half-way between the current year of 2015,… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #26 Simeon Sell

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors (2014) #46 Tempest Sell

This week, I have decided my ancestor shall be my ggg grandfather, Tempest Sell. Tempest Sell was baptized 20 August 1787 in Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England. His parents were Simeon Sell and Edith Leete1. On 20 April 1813, at St Leonard’s in Shoreditch, London, England, he married Sarah Docwra. Tempest and Sarah had the following children:… Continue reading 52 Ancestors (2014) #46 Tempest Sell

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #1 Jane Docwra

While going through my old paperwork, I read a letter from a distant cousin.  In it was the following: “I also found another child for Jane, baptised Sarah Waller, in 1827, also out of wedlock.” On reading this, I realised I hadn’t ever followed up this piece of information.  The information I had for Jane… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #1 Jane Docwra