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Thomas Smedley and Elizabeth Joynes Marriage Certificate

Yeah! I finally received the marriage certificate I was telling you about. It took long enough.
The writing is kind of faint in places so it took …


Museum Nottingham

A Living Museum Nottingham

Nottinghamshire folk have been Framework Knitting for over 400 years. Isn’t it time you joined us?

Discover how the Knitters …

Historic witchmarks thought to be connected to the Gunpowder plot found at Knole House in Sevenoaks

A series of witchmarks thought to ward off evil spirits and 'linked' to the Gunpowder Plot have been discovered in a historic house.


More Than 100,000 North West Kent Burial Records Dating Back to 1686 Released Today on FindMyPast

Good news for anyone with Kent ancestors: 30,000 more North West Kent parish burial records for Gravesend released today on Findmypast. Spanning the …

Yorkshire Anthem - Ilkla Moor Baht 'At

Yorkshire Day celebrations get underway across the Bradford district

High-profile figures across Yorkshire spoke of their pride in the county as today's Yorkshire Day celebrations got underway.

For many, it may be a day …

Yorkshire Day

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Award Winning Confectioner & Chef Create the 'Ultimate Yorkshire Pudding' in Honour of Yorkshire Day

The Yorkshire confectioner behind the recently …

Parish Records Historical Facts

There has been a church on the site of the present day Cathedral since William de Lovetot, a Norman, from the time of Henry 1st (1100-1135). Before …

Smedley Family Lore - Where it all Began

My great-grandfather Thomas Joynes Smedley was known throughout the Bear Lake Valley as the "Pioneer Brickmaker".

My grandmother who was his …

Thomas Cotton Smedley ~ More Tidbits

You should have seen this girl do the happy dance when I found this FreeBMD marriage record for Thomas Smedley and Elizabeth Joynes on! …

Madness Monday -- Thomas Cotton Smedley

Great great grandpa Smedley -- you are truly driving me mad!!

My Smedley family has been doing genealogy for over 100 years. In fact my …

The Elusive Thomas Smedley

Since my recent discovery that my great-grandfather Thomas Joynes Smedley helped to invent an improved drain-tile machine I have turned my attention …

The Workhouse in Carlisle, Cumberland

Carlisle, Cumberland

A parliamentary report of 1777 recorded local workhouses in the Carlisle parishes of St Cuthbert's (one serving the Botherby, …


About White Cliffs Of Dover

The White Cliffs of Dover are one of the wonders of the natural world. They are bright white cliffs, rising high above the …

Those Places Thursday ~ Kent County, England

Lately I have had this fascination with Kent County in England, especially the seaports. I have been doing some research on the Tiddeman and Woodgreene