The Tale of The Terracotta Tombs of Oxborough and East Anglia.

As I mentioned in my previous blog, I have recently written an article for our village magazine on the terracotta tombs of Oxborough, that was a very brief article, limited to 800 words, so here is the full, unedited version. It is a hefty 4,500 word read, so not for the fainthearted. The sleepy Norfolk …

… and… we’re back ;)

Hello, just over 6 months since I last posted, and how the world has changed in that 6 months! I can happily report that we are all cosy and settled in our new home, and absolutely thriving — now the dust has settled from all the building work… well, almost — there is still a …

It’s all so quiet…

Busy moving house and completely reshaping my life at the moment, hence it has been very quiet on here for a while. I am not sure where this new direction is headed just yet, all I know for certain is that I have never, ever been happier in my entire life than I am right …

5 DAYS OF FREE BOOKS

To celebrate winning a rather nasty battle with the Covid -19 bug, which knocked me off my feet for a month and brought me rather closer to my maker than I had planned just yet, I am giving all my novels away for free on Amazon Kindle for the next 5 days. So, wherever you …

The Illustrious origins of the Ross Clan

The second of my articles on my Ross bloodline. Up until now my genealogy articles on the Ross clan have been working backwards through the family line. In this one I am going to reverse that order, taking you right back to the very beginning of the clan Ross, then work forward to join up …

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 …

John Ross 1806-1878 & Duncan Ross 1781-1861

This is the first in a two part set of articles on the noble origins of the Ross lineage of myself and my blood relatives of this line. It has taken many, many hours of very hard detective work to piece this line together. I have not only taken evidence from the usual ancestral sources, …

Why be an Indie Author?

I am an independent, self-publishing author and extremely proud to be so. Once upon a time, self-publishing held a bit of a stigma, but with modern technology enabling authors to DIY, why wouldn’t we seek to take complete control of our art? Apart from a few short stories and articles that I have had published …

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 …