Sunday, January 10, 2010

A whole new world

As I mentioned in a previous post, I've been working on my WILLSON line who were London-based. I'm back another generation now - well, technically I "cheated" and rushed ahead as I haven't ordered the birth certificate that would 100% confirm the mother's maiden name, but I'm 99% sure - isn't it handy when surnames pop up as middle names? It's also handy when an occupation isn't just "ag lab" for once!

This next generation is a couple who married in St Andrew Holborn in 1847 - and lo, they are both from Lincolnshire according to census records. This is a whole new county I've never had reason to research before, a rare occurrence indeed. It seems like each new line I pursue invariably ends up in counties I already know well, like Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, but now I get to go east to the Fens!


lindalee said...

The Happy 101 Award for you Alex over at Flipside

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