Mondayitis but it's Tuesday!

Discussion in 'Barracks' started by Antipodean Andy, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. morse1001

    morse1001 Guest

    We have not farmed in generations, they moved back and came to the cities.
    Mostly they took up mining or steel work, in fact my father was the last of our family to work down a pit.

    My great great great grand father married a welsh girl who had moved up to Scotland with her family. He eldest did the same, married a welsh girl who came up to scotland! so we have some welsh blood in us!

    My uncle Jimmy was a mine manager at a training pit and he took me down on my 16th birthday and when we came back up, he told me "That will be the last time you ever go down a pit"!
  2. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    So, you're a boy done good.
  3. morse1001

    morse1001 Guest

    My father took the same view, when he left school he had the higher school leaving certificate and took the matric exam for glasgow uni and passed but had to go downthe pits because the family needed the money.

    he insisted that none of his five sons would go down a mine for a living. None of us did, the nearest I got was th underground complexes at Pitreavie and Mt Wise!
  4. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    We were farmers on both sides of the family in WW1 so the few that did have to fight all came back, luckily. WW2 we lost one great uncle and a distant cousin.

    Further back there was the uncle that we know murdered 3 wives and a new born child.

    We beleive onememberof th efamiyl was HANGED (please take note Kyt) for stealing in the 19th century but never been confirmed.

    Further back as a Dutton i am from a clan of the same name, affiliated to the Buchanans. The family estate was lost in a card game.

    In the 19th century we had French Napoleonic POW's in the blood stream to add to the French brought over by William the Conquerer.

    Back to the 12th century I am desended from Saracen POW's brought back from the crusades.

    The the Davies family left North Wales in the 9th/10th century.
  5. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    My mothers Father line goes back to Little Dunham in Norfolk (1700's)

    Has anyone ever heard of Little Dunham?
  6. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    Can't say I have.
  7. CTNana

    CTNana Active Member

    I have Geoff. If we go any where near taking photos for you or Mike I'll take some of the village too.

    Have you googled it? It looks even smaller than our village (minute after London)!

  8. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    But you have led a sheltered life.
  9. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    Thanks CTNana,

    A funny coincidence.

    Mum was telling my Sister in Law about the research into the family tree and mentioned the place.

    You are kidding, that is where Mum's relations come from!
  10. morse1001

    morse1001 Guest

    I used to live in Norwich but I have never heard of the place
  11. CTNana

    CTNana Active Member

    Hi Morse
    It is in between Swaffham and Little Dereham, west of Norwich.

  12. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    Those aren't real names - you just made them up CTNana :becky:
  13. CTNana

    CTNana Active Member

    Oh okay then, I've never heard of it either!!! I'm a Londoner, nothing exists outside of the M25 - except for the little pocket in Northants where we currently live.


    p.s. seriously it is there!
  14. CTNana

    CTNana Active Member

    Hi Spidge
    Look at this link.

    It is such a small place! Did both families emigrate at around the same time?

    I've only done a limited amount of research into my family history but it is amazing what facts can turn up!!!

    Best Wishes
  15. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    I've always been jealous of people who have or have the opportunity to do family research. There just isn't the same paper trail for my background and so the trail goes very cold very quickly - probably great grand parents are about as far as I could check. But working of the cultural backgrounds one canget an image of what they all would have been like. Probably like shipless pirates mainly, with farming thrown in as an extra. :)
  16. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    Not sure.

    The birth of my great great great grandmother was 1770.

    The Yull Family

    In Great Dunham, on 5th November, 1802, Edward Yull married Elizabeth Long, the daughter of James Long and his wife, Elizabeth (maiden name, not known). Elizabeth was baptized on 27/8/1770 at Great Dunham. If the age given on Edward’s death certificate was correct then his year of birth would have been 1774/75. Edward and Elizabeth were my great- great –great- grandparents.

    The children of Edward and Elizabeth were –
    1.Eliza born 1808
    2.Edward born 1810
    3.Michael born 1815
    4.David born 1816
    5.Pamily born 1821
    6.Patience born 1825

    Little Dunham today is a quaint village and shares a hotel, post office and school with nearby Great Dunham. The parish church, St. Margaret’s, has registers which go back to 1562 and parts of the church go back to the 13th century. There are no Yull graves to be seen in the churchyard today.

    The nearby Great Dunham, lies south of the Nar River. It too is a quiet little village. It covers an area of about 2000 acres and contains about 6 farms. In the late 19th century there were 14 farms there. The church of St. Andrews goes back to Saxon times and is noted for its central tower. Today, dampness is a problem but efforts are being made to overcome this. There are some Yull graves visible in the churchyard.
  17. morse1001

    morse1001 Guest

    Swaffem was the birthplace of Nelson. He even went to school in Swaffem as well.

    My mate from uni did his assistant teacher training in the same school!
  18. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    Congratulations Morse.

    I was wondering if anyone would pick that up.

    Noticed it when I searching the vicinity about 6 months ago!

    However, his birthplace is listed as Burnham Thorpe in mostly everything. I thought I was dreaming because I cannot find where I read it.
  19. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    Pfft Norfolk! You want a proper county try Cheshire. :>
  20. morse1001

    morse1001 Guest

    If your family come from Norfolk, then you are a "Swampie"!

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