Family history through the alphabet – C is for Calendar

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C is for Calendar

Surprised you there didn’t I? I bet you all expected me to take the easy option here and go with C is for Crackett. Well of course it is, but before I move on to my family name and the other three C’s in my pedigree I want to take a look at C is for Calendar. I picked up blogging again at the end of February, then during March and April I started thinking more about the dates of events. To begin with I just looked at what may have been happening on a specific date when I was short of inspiration for other topics. Then I realised that it could be fun to take a closer look at what was going on each day in my family history. This lead to my series of posts entitled “xxx years ago today”. These posts have inspired me to try to find out background information about the individuals who have an anniversary so that I can tell you more than just names and dates. Setting up my plan for these calendar event posts has revealed several dates with a lot going on. I wrote a few days ago about the date coincidences in the deaths of my great great granny Barbara Murray Turner, her father George Murray and his sister Barbara Murray Rennie. The busiest day in my family history calendar so far is 9 July which has five birthdays (1873, 1899, 1926, 1949, 1957) and a wedding (1947). Then when we get to November I will be telling you about my granny Crackett giving birth on her own birthday. So far I have 218 days in the year with identified family events, but I will not be blogging about all of them as some relate to living members of the family. 86 of those days have more than one event.

C is for Crackett or Cracket

C is for Crackett, my family name, which developed from Cracket by adding an extra T in the mid 1800s. I currently have over 600 Cracket/Crackett persons in my genealogy database and am now working on verifying vital records and tying together the various branches. If you are a Crackett somewhere out there in the big wide world then drop me a comment and let us see if we can figure out our connection.

C is for Carr

Another C in my pedigree is Carr, starting with great granny Sarah Ann Carr who was born in 1860 at Seaton Delaval in Northumberland.

C is for Corbett

C is also for Corbett. So far I only have great great granny Ann Corbett, who may have been Sarah Ann Corbett. Unfortunately I know little about her yet.

C is for Chator

C is also for Chator. My 5x great grandmother Susannah Chator, born in the early 1700s, is the only one of these I have found so far.

If you would like to know more about this weekly challenge take a look at Family History Through the Alphabet.


9 thoughts on “Family history through the alphabet – C is for Calendar

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  2. I do love the idea of finding out what your ancestors did “on this day in …” I can see that it would add a whole new dimension to your research and way of thinking about them. Hmmmm …..

    • It gives an incentive to “put flesh on the bones”. It has also been a big help in getting me into the swing of posting regularly to my blog.

    • I expect you will be pleasantly surprised if you take a look at your own events. I certainly was when I started to plot them onto the calendar.

  3. C for me must be my married name Croxon/Croxson/Crockson/Croxton
    My husbands family are back to the 16th century but with many arms of the tree to still be investigated. If you have any Croxons love here from you.

    • Sorry Maree, not come across any Croxons or variants yet. Must be challenging with so many variations. I have similar issues with Crackett and Cracket which get mistranscribed to cricket, crackel, crockett and other even stranger things.

    • Easy to do Catherine. I now have loads of draft posts lined up and ready to just spruce up and schedule for the right day. Biggest challenge now is remembering to remove draft from the title.

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