My surname list was well overdue an update to bring it into line with my published tree. I have added 85 new names. Those which are direct line ancestors are: Brewhouse, Brown, Farside, Gowans, Harmsworth, Hutchinson, Johnson, Laidler, Mason, Milne, Moreis, Mories, Nichol, Piery, Pullen, Turnbull and Wilson.
As April enters its last weekend I took time out from digging to reflect on what fruit this month’s activities have born. Thanks to the Easter break this has been a good month for my genealogy research. Among my April achievements are:
- Birth record for 2x great grandfather William Cracket after 2 years of searching
- 3x great grandparents William Cracket and Isabel (Isabella) possibly Gowans
- Possible 4x great grandparents William Gowans and Isabella Thompson
- 4x great grandparents Gabriel Hall and Hannah Hunter (and a lead on a possible earlier wife for Gabriel)
- New contacts established with researchers that are now collaborating with me on Cracket, Hall and Webb
All in all an acceptable April accomplishment. I wonder if May with its bank holidays will prove as successful.
I have been testing out the hypothesis that since she had a son named Mark Gowans Cracket my 3x great grandmother Isabel (Isabella) Cracket may have had the maiden name Gowans and have come up with the possibility that her parents may have been William Gowans and Isabell Thompson married at Eglingham, Northumberland in 1792. I would welcome comments that either confirm or disprove this theory which you can find in more detail on my Brick Walls page under the heading “Theory about 3x great granny Cracket : need advice / confirmation”
I have now identified 6 children for my 3x great grandparents William Cracket and Isabel (Isabella). Places in Northumberland for their baptism and birth include Lowick, Kyloe and Rock. Since one of the children has the middle name Gowans this gives a possible lead to follow in tracing Isabel. More information can be found on my Crackett / Cracket page.
(This is the catch-up post for Friday 13th April when I missed my postaday. I am not caught up for all the days I missed due to the Easter period and hope to keep up the tempo of posting daily from now on.)