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Elizabeth Slawson – an update

On 21st December 2016 I wrote the post Latest research – Elizabeth Slawson.  I had found a possible marriage for Elizabeth, and sent for the marriage certificate, to see who her father was listed as.  Today, I received the certificate. Elizabeth Slawson, age 21, spinster, servant, married Thomas Hensman Knibbs on 7 April 1863.  Her father… Continue reading Elizabeth Slawson – an update

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Latest research – Priscilla Slawson

In the last couple of weeks, I have been researching the children of Elizabeth Skempton, to determine whether there were more grandchildren than I had in my family tree. Last week, I focused on Elizabeth’s 6th child, Mary Ann Slawson, so this week, my research will be on the 7th child, Priscilla Slawson. Priscilla was… Continue reading Latest research – Priscilla Slawson

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Latest research – Mary Ann Slawson

In the last couple of weeks, I have been researching the children of Elizabeth Skempton, to determine whether there were more grandchildren than I had in my family tree. Last week, I focused on Elizabeth’s 5th child, Elizabeth Slawson, so this week, my research will be on the 6th child, Mary Ann Slawson. The information… Continue reading Latest research – Mary Ann Slawson

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Latest research – Elizabeth Slawson

In last week’s post, I shared the information I already had for the first three children of Elizabeth Skempton, and also the additional research I did for the fourth child, George Slawson, to determine how many children he had. This week, I will be looking at Elizabeth’s 5th child, Elizabeth Slawson. Elizabeth was christened 20… Continue reading Latest research – Elizabeth Slawson

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Latest research – the children of Elizabeth Skempton

Back on 20 November 2016, I did a post Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – How Many Children/Grandchildren in Your Matrilineal Line? In this post, I identified two ancestors where I needed to do more research to determine if there were more grandchildren than I had in my tree.  Over the past few weeks, I have… Continue reading Latest research – the children of Elizabeth Skempton

Surname Saturday

Surname Saturday – Slawson

The first ancestor in my tree with this surname was Ann Slawson. 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) 30 George Oliver (1846-1930) 31 Elizabeth Ann Ball… Continue reading Surname Saturday – Slawson

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #35 Leslie Godfrey Slawson

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 “School Days”: Many kids have returned to school by this time. What do you know about your ancestors’ school days?… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #35 Leslie Godfrey Slawson