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MARTIN Ancestors of Frome from Magdeburg and Beyond? 3rd September 2018 Family History

My direct paternal ggg grandfather Charles William MARTIN was born c1780 in Magdeburg, Prussia.

Charles came to England via France about 1795, joined the British Navy and fought at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805.

Charles (widower) of HMS ACHILLE married (following banns) Priscilla ... Read full article...

The Extraordinary Life of Rosamond Dixie Dilke 13th May 2018 Family History

The Extraordinary Life of Rosamond Dixie Dilke

In March, 1947, an expensive car drew up outside my grandparents' small terraced house in Bradford, West Yorkshire. At a time when few working-class people owned cars this created quite a sensation. The couple were about to receive a totally ... Read full article...