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Offline clivealbert

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A Family Historian's Lament
« on: Friday 21 March 08 15:39 GMT (UK) »
Found in,The Yorkshire Family Histoian June 2006.
Ive beendoing family history for 30 years
Diligently tracing my illustrious forebears
From Pigeon Lake to Peterbrough,Penrith to Penzance
My merry band of ancestors has led me quite a dance
There's cook from Kent and guards from Gwent
And chimney sweeps from Chester
 There,s even one daft fisherman lived all his life in Leicester
There,s no one rich or famous, no not even well to-do
Though a second cousin twice removed once played in goal for Crewe
I,ve haunted record offices from Gillingham to Jarrow
The little grey cells of my mind would humble Hercule Poirot
I,ve deciphered bad handwriting that would shame a three year old
And brought the black sheep of the family back into thr fold
My bride of just three minutes,I left standing in the church,
As I nipped into the graveyard for a quick spot of research
Eventually I found an uncle, sixty years deceaced
That was far more satisfying than a silly wedding feast
After three weeks of wedded bliss, my wife became despondent
I even did,nt notice when she packed her bags and went
I was looking for a great granddad,s will who,d died in Soke on Trent
But now my 30 year obsession is lying in the bin
Last Tuesdayweek, I heard some news that made me pack in
It was then my darling mother , who is not long for this earth
Casually in formed me they,d adopted me at birth.
       ANON
marshall, reynolds ,cockayne, parrot ,friend,hayman.bielby,carr,Dobbs,Jeffries,Dear,Spink,Henshaw,Crump

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Re: A FAMILY HISORIANS LAMENT
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 27 March 08 10:11 GMT (UK) »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
England and Belfast - GOFF, GOUGH, MATHERS, MOXHAM/MOXAM,  OSMOND, PHILLIPS, WINDER, WYKES

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Canada - DeWOLFE, HALLADAY, HASKINS, HICOCK, JOHNSTON, OLD/OLDS

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Re: A Family Historian's Lament
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 16:53 GMT (UK) »
Loved this poem.   :)
Conroy, Fitzpatrick, Watson, Miller, Davis/Davies, Brown, Senior, Dodds, Grieveson, Gamesby, Simpson, Rose, Gilboy, Malloy, Dalton, Young, Saint, Anderson, Allen, McKetterick, McCabe, Drummond, Parkinson, Armstrong, McCarroll, Innes, Marshall, Atkinson, Glendinning, Fenwick, Bonner

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Re: A Family Historian's Lament
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 17:16 GMT (UK) »
Brilliant!
Threlfall (Southport), Isherwood (lancs & Canada), Newbould + Topliss(Derby), Keating & Cummins (Ireland + lancs), Fisher, Strong& Casson (all Cumberland) & Downie & Bowie, Linlithgow area Scotland . Also interested in Leigh& Burrows,(Lancashire) Griffiths (Shropshire & lancs), Leaver (Lancs/Yorks) & Anderson(Cumberland and very elusive)

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Re: A Family Historian's Lament
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 21:12 GMT (UK) »
This poem can be found in several places and is one of my favourite ones relating to genealogy.

There is a funny line which has been missed out on here in the write up, (most likely accidentally) about his wife naming the record office as the co-respondent. ;D

This poem really makes me smile. :)
Conroy, Fitzpatrick, Watson, Miller, Davis/Davies, Brown, Senior, Dodds, Grieveson, Gamesby, Simpson, Rose, Gilboy, Malloy, Dalton, Young, Saint, Anderson, Allen, McKetterick, McCabe, Drummond, Parkinson, Armstrong, McCarroll, Innes, Marshall, Atkinson, Glendinning, Fenwick, Bonner

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Re: A Family Historian's Lament
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 23:35 GMT (UK) »
Love it  ;D
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