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Great Aunts & Uncles - Another Branch on the Tree
« on: Saturday 01 April 06 03:52 BST (UK) »
With the interest in the great grandmothers thread, a look
at another branch on the tree - Great Aunts & Uncles.

- by blood or marriage, it realy doesn't matter for the children will be third cousins.  For the great greats, that could be a whole
new branch of  distant cousins.  And, isn't it funny when you compare old photo of you or your parents and grandparents, then see the faces of great great aunts & uncles or distant cousins, how much do some look like others??

Not all of the great aunts and uncles lived to cash their first
pension cheque or go for a winter time vacation in
sunny California or some tropical paradise where the sun shines
while the old folks sit and relax with a tall cold drink
forgetting about cold winds and freezing rain or
those snow shovelling deeds - with heart attack potential,
or the skidding round and round 360 on black ice as the
fender benders rise.

A quick selection of lost great uncles was WW I - KIA
- John PHILLIPS. 

Some of the married names of great aunts include
Savage, Cronk, Timms & O'Flynn. Then there was a Smith,
a Selley, and a Du Jardin, and others.

As a small child in London town many years ago, I do remember
visiting a clothes shop of the late great aunt Agnes.  Or,
early years in Canada visiting great aunt Elsie.  But, alas
some were gone and others lived far away, so I didn't get
to meet many of the old folks resting on the old family trees.

We  never met, but they have their stories, and through the lips or words of their children, grandchildren
or great grandchildren some moments will be passed on.

One such deed, of the grandchild of my dearly departed
great aunt Louisa Rose (Zelley) Timms is a book.  The primary
location is Alberta, Canada but it also mentions some of
the older folks that lived in Weymouth, Dorset such as
our shared great great grandmother Mary Ann WHITE from Wyke Regis and the mariner Richard ZELLEY. The book also  touches on such noted places as Green Bay.
 
 North Americans  relate Green Bay with the mighty USA football team "the Green Bay Packers".  But, it also had more personal memories of a great aunts grandchild and great grandchildren.

Being a London born lad, I did like fish & chips, rock candy from Southend-On-Sea.  But, early years in Canada,  visiting old great uncle Thomas PHILLIPS in a small village on
Vancouver Island, Canada was far different from running along Holloway Road in North London, or sitting in Hampstead Heath park.
 Drinking goats milk and eating duck eggs in the small Canadian community was a far cry from Pie & Mash  or roast beef & gravy on a Sunday afternoon in London Town.
 

 
Zelley,  Lovell, Godbold, Woods, Phillips, Lewis, Emery,
Magee, Baker, White. Flisher, Kyne, Tilston, Valence/Vallens,
Mabb/Mabbe, Bellamy, Selley, Martha Smith, Arno (of Dartmouth, Devon}.
Dorset, London, Warwick, East Anglia, Kent,  Devon
North Wales          

The ancestors lived here and there, in many scattered
places, with various occupations

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Re: Great Aunts & Uncles - Another Branch on the Tree
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 01 April 06 04:21 BST (UK) »
Nice one Zelley.
Enjoyed reading that,envied you spreading branche's,and the thought of the beache's over there.
You mentioned Savage?Any passed through,over or under Ireland in their travel's?
                Goggy. ;) ;D
                   

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Re: Great Aunts & Uncles - Another Branch on the Tree
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 01 April 06 08:15 BST (UK) »
Nice one Zelley.
Enjoyed reading that,envied you spreading branche's,and the thought of the beache's over there.
You mentioned Savage?Any passed through,over or under Ireland in their travel's?
                Goggy. ;) ;D

Not sure which of my kin would have danced a jig in dear old Ireland, but I do know at least one of my great grandmothers had Irish roots.  That would be deat Mary (Maggie) MaGee / McGee.  Then there were my Woods kin.  And, other names like Emery, Kyne, and Phillips.  Or my dear great uncle
Mr. Joseph Patrick O'Flynn.
Zelley,  Lovell, Godbold, Woods, Phillips, Lewis, Emery,
Magee, Baker, White. Flisher, Kyne, Tilston, Valence/Vallens,
Mabb/Mabbe, Bellamy, Selley, Martha Smith, Arno (of Dartmouth, Devon}.
Dorset, London, Warwick, East Anglia, Kent,  Devon
North Wales          

The ancestors lived here and there, in many scattered
places, with various occupations


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Re: Great Aunts & Uncles - Another Branch on the Tree
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 01 April 06 11:14 BST (UK) »
Good enough!
All on the outer of my collection as yet,doubt there are enough years left to catch up with all of them.
                       Goggy. ;) ;D

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Re: Great Aunts & Uncles - Another Branch on the Tree
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 01 April 06 11:25 BST (UK) »
Good enough!
All on the outer of my collection as yet,doubt there are enough years left to catch up with all of them.
                       Goggy. ;) ;D

I will add a picture of a great aunts children with the name of SAVAGE.  They would be my second cousins, but by the time
I met the lad, I was a pre-teen and he was close to 60.
The girl married, and her children moved to the
Spokane region of Washington State.  Now, some of them
live in the Seattle region.  Of course, the names are not Savage.
Zelley,  Lovell, Godbold, Woods, Phillips, Lewis, Emery,
Magee, Baker, White. Flisher, Kyne, Tilston, Valence/Vallens,
Mabb/Mabbe, Bellamy, Selley, Martha Smith, Arno (of Dartmouth, Devon}.
Dorset, London, Warwick, East Anglia, Kent,  Devon
North Wales          

The ancestors lived here and there, in many scattered
places, with various occupations

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Re: Great Aunts & Uncles - Another Branch on the Tree
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 01 April 06 22:30 BST (UK) »
With the exception of the couple in the middle (grt grandparents) and my Taid (back second left), these are some of my great aunts and uncles.
There are some lovely stories about this family which, following Keith's example, I will relate on my website :o :o :o
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Elizabeth Bellamy (Zelley) Wyatt in 1894
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 01 April 06 22:36 BST (UK) »
Great to see pictures:

My great great aunt:  Elizabeth Bellamy Zelley
Picture taken in London about 1894 before her marriage
to Joseph Wyatt
Zelley,  Lovell, Godbold, Woods, Phillips, Lewis, Emery,
Magee, Baker, White. Flisher, Kyne, Tilston, Valence/Vallens,
Mabb/Mabbe, Bellamy, Selley, Martha Smith, Arno (of Dartmouth, Devon}.
Dorset, London, Warwick, East Anglia, Kent,  Devon
North Wales          

The ancestors lived here and there, in many scattered
places, with various occupations

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Re: Great Aunts & Uncles - Another Branch on the Tree
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 02 April 06 01:21 BST (UK) »
Hi Zelley,

I notice that you have Woods in Ireland!! I have Woods Kin from Ireland as well, My Gt Gt Gt Grandmother was born in Ireland in c.1827, her father was Nicholas Wood(s), a Coachbuilder born c.1800, as to where possibly Meath but don't know for sure!!

Any connection?

Regards,

David
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Re: Great Aunts & Uncles - Another Branch on the Tree
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 05 April 06 09:02 BST (UK) »
The complete picture of Elizabeth taken in London in 1894
somewhere along Edgeware Road can be found in the

A Family Chronicle Publication:
"More Dating Old Photographs" (1840 - 1929)
She appeared on page 53 in the 1890 -1894 section.

Interesting thing about the old old photos is
one sees very few smiling faces.
Zelley,  Lovell, Godbold, Woods, Phillips, Lewis, Emery,
Magee, Baker, White. Flisher, Kyne, Tilston, Valence/Vallens,
Mabb/Mabbe, Bellamy, Selley, Martha Smith, Arno (of Dartmouth, Devon}.
Dorset, London, Warwick, East Anglia, Kent,  Devon
North Wales          

The ancestors lived here and there, in many scattered
places, with various occupations