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Mixed cemetery results …

I visited St.Dunstan’s church at Canterbury today, seeking CASTLE ancestry of my mother. Although I was unable to locate the relevant graves, I am confident of their existence from my sources. I believe that they are marked by some of the many weathered headstones.

Following this search, I moved on to nearby Blean and the churchyard at St. Cosmos & St. Damian. This was merely investigatory, with the possibility of locating a HATTON grave. Although I was unsuccessful in this goal, I surprisingly found a BALDOCK grave, for a couple I do not have, buried in the late 20th century. I now hope to trace these back for any possible links.

Published in: Genealogy | on May 31st, 2009 | No Comments »

Pedigree (possibly) reaches 14 generations!

This week I entered a few searches into the International Genealogical Index (IGI) at and eventually came up with rather a surprise – a BALDOCK pedigree dating back to 1600!

The pedigree presented must however, like all IGI information, be treated with caution – since it suggested Joseph (b. ~1743) and his wife Elizabeth (m. ~1768) were both BALDOCK and had the same parents! It is not uncommon for LDS ancestries to be inaccurate, and “chosen” to fit the convenience of the situation… or just plainly erroneous in entry/submission.

Nevertheless, it provided me with dates and places, from which I can verify (or not) whether this pedigree is true ancestry for Joseph. I have recorded as such, for now (although not submitted online yet).

I spot another trip to Canterbury Cathedral Archives!

Published in: Genealogy | on May 31st, 2009 | No Comments »

Milestone reached!

I have crossed the 1,000 milestone – the family tree has now reached 1,043 individuals covering some 256 families!

This was helped today by making considerable inroads into the ancestry of my mother’s (adopted) aunt, taking her birth ancestry back to the early 1600’s ! I have yet to confirm the information integrity – but I’m working on it!

Watch this space!

Published in: Genealogy | on May 26th, 2009 | No Comments »