The Alcock Family More convicts, some free settlers and a Justice of the peace!

My Alcock family ancestors are an interesting lot, some bad some good. Thomas Alcock a needle maker & Martha Wilkingson of Feckenham had at least 11 children of which 7 were male. I will feature these sons in my blog as I’ve enjoyed discovering what happened to them. Their names can be spelt either Allcock …

More Sealey’s Some Alcocks and Sheep Stealers

Recently I wrote about Luke Sealey born in 1775 and I my problem of finding the parents of another Luke born almost the same time in Feckenham, Worcestershire. Now I’ve turned my attention to the daughter of his brother William who was called Sarah Sealey. Sarah was born in 1814 in Tardebigge, Worcestershire which means …

Adventures in Family Histroy

I’ve found transported convicts in my tree Ezekeil Beebee was born in Walsall and baptised at St. Matthews Church on 16 Jun 1811, he was the son of William Beebee and Sarah Mason. His trade was a cordwainer but he joined the army and was sent to Canada with 24th reg of foot to help …

This is getting addictive!

My Sealy / Sealey family history problems! I am struggling to sort out the families of two people named Luke born within 4 years of each other in the same area of Worcestershire. Redditch, which was the centre of needle making and fish hook and fishing tackle manufacturing. The Sealey’s spelt in various ways (Sealey, …

Hi my name is Toni – I’ve been researching my family history since 1980

Stories my mother told me My mother Dorothy was born in Worcester during the first world war on the 5th October 1915. Her mother Alice was only 21 when her husband Frank Brookes was posted to Spalding as a clerk in the Army Service Corps. They had only been married since May and she didn’t …

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