Monday, 21 May 2012

Hannah Harris (c1810-1849) & Jacob Silverstone (1790-1878)

My 2x great-grandmother, Hannah Harris, was born about 1810. She married Jacob Silverstone (born Warsaw, Poland in 1790), probably in London, some time before 1833 when she gave birth to the first of three girls: Frances, to be followed in 1835 (app) by Ellen and in 1837 by Rosa.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Those Places Thursday - Mulbarton, Norfolk

St Mary Magdalen, Mulbarton
Birth place of John Tillett (1834-1905). His father, Thomas Tillett (1800-1855), was a miller here in the 1830s.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Reuben Newnham (1855-1922)

Reuben Newnham (1855-1922) in 1905
There is long-standing story in the Newnham family that Reuben was either Jewish or had Jewish connections.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

On this day ... 12 May

Birth: 1797 Elizabeth Fancy, Hampreston, Dorset (1st Cousin, 4x removed)

Baptism: 1822 George Langton, Cosby, Leicestershire (2x great great-uncle)

Miscellaneous: 1865 Jacob Silverstone took part in the procession for the laying of the corner stone at the new K K Bene Yeshurun Temple in Cincinnati, Ohio (2x great grandfather)
1902 William Henry Sydney Langton was discharged from Hertford Workhouse "To service with Mr H C Wiltsher", a greengrocer trading as Wiltsher & Son at 1 Hertingfordbury Road, Hertford. (great-uncle)

Monday, 7 May 2012


About 3 years ago I had my Y-DNA tested with GeneTree. I had no idea whether the results would be useful but it was something I wanted to have done.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Simon Levy (c1760-1827)

Simon, my 3x great grandfather, is a "work in progress", particularly as a definite birth date has not yet been established. He died on 30th Jan 1827 at No 13 Charles Street (now renamed Soho Street), a short street which runs from Oxford Street to Soho Square. He was buried in the Brompton Jewish Cemetery at Queen Elm on the Fulham Road.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

On this day ... 2nd May

Born: 1890 Daisy Emma Dorrington (1st cousin 2x removed), Greenwich, Kent;

Baptised: 1819 Robert Stone (2nd cousin 3x removed), Portland, Dorset;
1819 William Langton (2x great grandfather), Cosby, Leicestershire;
1855 Frederick James Walker (1st cousin 4x removed), Greenwich, Kent;
1860 Emma Catherine Porter (great-great aunt), Greenwich, Kent;

Married: 1871 Alfred Hugh Syndercombe and Elizabeth Sarah Jager, Greenwich, Kent

Died: 1867 Milcah Levi (1st cousin 4x removed), Islington, Middlesex;
1888 Jane Fancy (nee Rodd) (2x great grandmother), Portland, Dorset

Buried: 1739 Rebecca Attwooll (1st cousin 6 times removed), Portland, Dorset

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

John Hale Pearson & Julia Browne

John Hale Pearson (died 18 March 1880) and Julia Pearson, nee Browne (died 22 November 1879), Wreningham, Norfolk