Fascinating Family History

Every morning Mum and I walk Teddy on the golf course that surrounds her house.  She has their permission.

We like to walk before the golfers get there so are up and out by 07:00 (not my normal waking hour but it has to be done for Teddy’s sake and I like to keep Mum company).

He loves it racing all over the place obediently returning for calorific gratitude.

It was a soggy but beautiful early morning walk.

The rest of the day has been spent researching my never-ending family tree that I have been working on for many years. I usually spend the dark nights of winter adding to it but Mum has many family photos and recently put together a photo album labelled 1860 – 1960.

I was fascinated and found this superb invitation.

Mr and Mrs (Philip and Lucy) Boyd are my great-great grandparents.  Charles Green was an illustrator for Charles Dickens and friends/associate of Lucy’s brother, Fred Barnard, who was also an illustrator for Dickens.

This is Philip (they loved dressing up for the camera).

His wife, Lucy.

And her brother, Fred, dressed up as Henry Irving playing Hamlet.

And this is Charlecote, the house which had just been built. I guess it was being duly warmed with a party!  All fascinating and wonderful to piece this history together.

And I made this little chap today.  Sheep Number 4.

3 thoughts on “Fascinating Family History

  1. Kerry

    Amazing what digging up a family tree can unearth!
    Glad you are having a lovely time. Pass on my best wishes to your Mum
    Loving my adventures up here too – rain and fog but supposed to be better tomorrow- and look forward to seeing you on your return

  2. diane in northern wis

    Beautiful pictures Frances, the golf course is beautiful and your mother’s gardens always so very charming. Love that Teddy boy too. Wow…what fascinating family history you have. Those pics and invite are so valuable in a family history! I love working on family trees too…although I pretty much slowed down a couple of years ago when I got over 12,000 people in my tree and went wayyyyy back in time…including to merry ole England! It’s fascinating though….I know. Enjoy your time spent with your Mum. Hope the weather has cooled down a spell.

  3. Suzanne Kelly

    Another lovely, uplifting update. I have been working on a family tree too; isn’t it wonderful to connect with the ancestors. Great images you have. Cheers


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