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More progress at Canterbury

Last week I paid another visit to Canterbury Cathedral Archives, and had more success. I finally found the baptism (and parentage) of my unusually-named Bean HATTON (at Whitfield, near Dover), found another couple of siblings in my Eastry FAGG line (one of whom, after a quick census check, may have been a proprietor of the Five Bells public House in the village), more DAWKINS, and a whole bunch more BALDOCK line at Westwell (connection as yet unknown).
These finds enable me to take my HATTON line back another generation, further my FAGG connections, and hopefully provide more BALDOCK tools on the road to linking those multiple lines!

Published in: Genealogy | on August 4th, 2010 | No Comments »

Antipodean ancestry …

OK, by rights they’re relatives, not direct ancestors.

I have discovered that my gt-gt-gt-uncle, John BALDOCK (b. 1850, Womenswold, Kent) arrived in Australia in 1873, married there in 1880 and started a family. Thanks to Coral for this confirmation.

I have yet to determine the reason why he went, and have yet to expand this new branch.

Watch this space!

Published in: Genealogy | on January 22nd, 2010 | No Comments »

Progress with 20th century relatives …

Thanks to great help from historian Suzannah (you know who you are!), I have a lot more info on more up-to-date Thanet BALDOCK relatives, from the early to mid-20th century. With the help of certificates, I should be able to get closer to meeting a living distant cousin!

This has so far resulted in my first World War II casualty, Albert Arthur BALDOCK, died 1943, buried in Sri Lanka.

Published in: Genealogy | on January 5th, 2010 | No Comments »