My direct maternal line

I can now go 8 generations back on my direct maternal line. All of the ladies listed here were born in Northumberland, England. As you can see they did not apply much imagination to naming their daughters. I am grateful my mother decided there had been enough Margarets and Marys by the time they got to me.

My mtDNA haplogroup is U5a1b1*. The asterisk indicates that there are not enough people tested who share the exact mutations to be able to assign the next level. The last three on the list are shown with “unknown confidence” as I do not yet have DNA evidence to confirm my paper trail. Screen Shot 2017-05-03 at 16.45.26

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Calendar Comments – October 16th

Margaret Jane Webb (1921-1999)

Today would have been my mother´s 95th birthday. She was born at Radcliffe in mam-30-jan-1940Northumberland on 16th October 1921. This photograph was taken in her late teens on 30th January 1940, a couple of years before she married my Dad, George William Crackett.  As the third in a line of Margaret Janes, she went by the name of Peggy to distinguish her from her mother, Meggie.