Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandad John and Grandma Mary

That’s *my* 7x-Great Grandparents. I’ll have to leave you to work out your number of Greats for yourself. And if you think of it, 7x-Greats is TEN generations!

In the Family History, you will see that we can confirm the family record to 1770, the marriage of <a href="/family/individual.php?pid=I52&ged=Perrin Full Article.ged”>William Perrin and Sarah Howse. But that with a bit of luck, we can be reasonably confident of the links back to 4 baptism at Middleton Stoney, Oxfordshire, beginning in 1698, to a John Perrin and Mary. Continue reading


One Thirty-Secondth Irish

Dad has once again been busy foraging away in a bid to expand our family history. Recent efforts have focused attentions on his maternal ancestors resulting in this account of the connection to <a href="/family/individual.php?pid=I299&ged=Perrin cost of celebrex.ged”>Minnie Mahoney, his 2x Great Grandmother:

My maternal grandmother was Nellie Plant. Her mother, my great-grandmother, was Ellen Frost. Ellen Frost married George William Plant … She was 21 , a “spinster” … Her father was John Frost and one of the witnesses was William Frost, probably her brother.

As that was all that I then knew of great-grandmother Ellen Frost, I turned my attention to her mother, my great-great-grandmother “Miss Mahoney” …

Read the full account: One Thirty Secondth Irish

A world champion in our midst?

For those of you who haven’t yet had the call from Karen yet, I am happy to pass on her proud news: an excellent performance in the Birmingham Sprint Triathlon meant qualification for the ITU Triathlon World Championships 2008 in Vancover next year.

I’m sure you will all join me in congratulating her on this tremendous achievement.

Well done Karen. Now the fundraising begins!