Service of Remembrance, Andover 9th November 2014

This morning was the Service of Remembrance in my hometown of Andover, although I have many times before watched the parade through town this was the first time I had actually gone to the service held at the Garden of Remembrance outside of St Mary’s Church, as expected it was packed with people there to … Read moreService of Remembrance, Andover 9th November 2014

From Blighty to Le Cateau

Photograph of SS Braemar Castle one of the ships used to transport the troops[1] From the private diary of Lt. Col. F.R. Hicks, 1st Battalion The Hampshire Regiment, August 1914 (included with the Battalion War Diary for 1914). 21st August – Battalion left Harrow by two trains.  H.Q. and Right Half Batt: at 11.30 p.m. … Read moreFrom Blighty to Le Cateau

Return to the colours (Part 2)!!! – Colchester to Harrow

11th Infantry Brigade Stationed at Colchester, as part of 4th Division, comprising 1st Bn Prince Albert’s (Somerset Light Infantry), 1st Bn East Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn Hampshire Regiment, and 1st Bn Rifle Brigade. Mobilized with Division. Moved 17-19 August 1914 to Harrow and then landed in France 22-23 August 1914. TF 5th Bn London Regiment … Read moreReturn to the colours (Part 2)!!! – Colchester to Harrow

Major change to the GOODYEAR tree

For years it has been believed that the William GOODYEAR (1783-1849) who married Martha KERCHER (1782-1851) on the 13th April 1803 at St Mary Bourne was the son of William GOODYEAR (b. 1757) and Hannah WHITE (b. 1765).  Early this morning I was double checking some records in preparation for putting together the next couple of … Read moreMajor change to the GOODYEAR tree

The GOODYEAR family of St Mary Bourne – Part 1

Originally Published: 07/07/2014, Last Updated: 06/10/2017 NOTE: Information is likely to be updated as I continue work on the tree.  Please see image dates and last updated date. Go to next part PREFACE About 2005, I discovered that one of my paternal great great grandmother’s was Adelaide GOODYEAR. At the time of the discovery I was … Read moreThe GOODYEAR family of St Mary Bourne – Part 1

My Easter Research

Easter research for me is going to be the continuation of some research I first looked into back in 2008.  I discovered then that a few people on my tree were transported for their part in the Swing Riots in Hampshire.  At the time I did some digging in the Hampshire Archives and came across a fantastic book “Hampshire Machine Breakers by Jill Chambers”.  I purchased my own copy direct from the author which she kindly signed, and along with this and other research material have gathered quite a bit of information on the rioters on my tree.

Easter for me is going to be putting all of this information together, and making sense of it all.  Since 2008 when I gathered the first documents more have become available to me and now I have  a collection of documents including Musters, Wills, Obituaries, Logs etc that need to be put into context to work out exactly when and where the people where, whether they stayed after they were pardoned, whether they returned to the UK (I know at least one did!!!).  What happened to the family they left behind, loads of unanswered questions that hopefully putting together the whole of the information into one place the webtrees Family Tree will answer.  New information becomes available to us Family Historians all of the time, whether it be in the form of more paperwork in an archives or more made available to us online.

Maybe once these Swing Rioters have been updated I might be able to put together some mini-biographies that I can then publish on the website for all to see. Watch this space, it is certainly something I am considering.

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