Calendar Comments – January 18th

My family history events for January 18th include:

1950: Death of Lily Evelyn Crackett (née Lily Evelyn Allison) at Barrington in Northumberland. Actual date of death is a little Snip Lilyuncertain as this was a curious case of manslaughter. Lily was killed by her husband David Robert Sinclair Crackett. If you would like to know more about this tragic tale then you can read about the “Murder at Barrington“. She was last seen alive in November 1949, but her death certificate states body found 18th January 1950. The court returned a verdict of manslaughter, not murder.

1789: 227 years ago today was the baptism of my 4th great uncle, Ralph Bainbridge, at Longbenton in Northumberland. Ralph was the son of William Bainbridge and Mary Coxon.

245 years ago today

My 4x great grandparents, Adam Carr and Jane Nesbitt, were married on 6 June 1767 at Longbenton in Northumberland.

That makes this “xxx years ago today” post among my oldest events. Jane was a Longbenton lass and Adam was from Belford so I cannot help wondering what made him travel 47 miles south and marry a girl from there. Whatever the reason, I am glad he did :)

I wonder what they would have made of how far their descendants are scattered around the world. Doubt if they even knew where Norway is.

One of millions of Smiths

Just added a page under My Family to start collecting Smith relatives. I have found one so far in my direct line, but do have a several more scattered around various branches of the tree. My 3x great grandmother Rachael Smith 1785 married Caleb Carr in Longbenton in Northumberland in 1808.