Category: On This Day...
1897 - my great-aunt, Nellie Gertrude Hibbitt (later Martin) [seen here on the right], was born in Queensboro, St Peters North, Drogheda, County of Louth, Ireland, where her father was stationed as a Coastguard.
1773 - 238 years ago, my 6 x great-grandparents, Lewis Burdon Horn & Ann Rigsby, were married in Shebbear in North Devon.
1909 - the marriage of George Arthur William Fryer & Mabel Annie Jane Lewis took place at Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales, just over a century ago. Richard was a carpenter at the time.
1874 - Francis Ann Pitcher (later Martin) died on 28th September, aged just 24, and was buried in St Andrew's Churchyard with her sister, Mary Jane, and parents, James & Esther Pitcher.
1870 - my 3 x great-grandfather, Joseph Dando, died in Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, 141 years ago.
1829 - exactly 41 years to the day before this, Joseph's first wife, Sarah Albinia Dando (nee Parker), died in Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, and was buried on 2nd October at St John the Baptist, Old Sodbury, Glos.
1880 - Maria Tisdall, the wife of Joseph Spiers, the younger, died 131 years ago.