Celebrity Ancestor

For a change of ‘scene’, I decided to look a bit deeper at some of my English ancestors.  Devonshire Wrestlers via Legendary Dartmoor An old family pedigree mentioned that my ancestor, William WREFORD “settled in Tiverton and was well known in the last century as a noted wrestler“.  I had searched for more information a few years back and … Read more Celebrity Ancestor

Curious George

I have returned from my holiday/family history mission in Devon. While there, I located the homes and farms of my ancestors, visited their churches and in some cases burial grounds and generally got a feel for the layout of the places they lived. I also got to spend some time in the West Country Studies … Read more Curious George

Ancestor Found (almost)

For a long time, I’d been searching for one of my WREFORD ancestors on the 1861 census without luck. On the night of the 1861 census, in the Devonshire village of Witheridge, 14 year old Drusilla was recorded as head of the household and her occupation as ‘Innkeeper ?’ (note the question mark). Also in … Read more Ancestor Found (almost)