New Horizons

My last post was back in April when I did a free book give away to celebrate my recovery from Covid... oh,how naive of me -- little did I know that I would have many, many more weeks of relapses and horrible post-Covid symptoms to suffer! But, ho-hum here I am several weeks on and …

REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER – The Case For Catesby

Remember, remember the 5th of November,The gunpowder treason and plot!I know of no reasonWhy the gunpowder treasonShould ever be forgot. In the early hours of the 5th of November 1605, the royal guard apprehended a man acting suspiciously in a cellar beneath the Houses of Parliament. Upon being challenged he declared his name to be …

William Ross 1859 – 1902 & Barbara Hogg 1862 – 1937

Following on from my last genealogy post about my great-grandmother, Barbara Ross, this blog is about her parents, my great-great grandparents, William Ross and Barbara Hogg. William Ross was born in the ancient fishing port of Nairn, in Scotland on the 13th of June 1859, the illegitimate son of Elizabeth Ross, who preferred to go …

Genealogy

I have been researching my family tree since 2000 (according to my profile on Ancestry, I had no idea it had been so long!) As you can imagine, during this time I have accumulated a huge amount of information about my ancestors. Within these blogs I aim to share the tales of my ancestors, especially …