Alfred Munday led Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s orchid collection for 36 years.
The 1798 Buckinghamshire posse comitatus gave me a valuable window into my deep Bucks ancestry.
The life and career of George Read (1832-1919), a Detective Inspector with the Metropolitan Police Thames Division
Family lore said that Harriet Horlock was a nurse who had a baby with the King of England. But where did she fit in the family tree? Follow my journey as I unravel a truly tangled family tree.
Did Harriet Horlock have a royal baby? And did her daughter Violet become a silent movie star? I turn detective, and look for the truth behind our family stories.
Meet James Benwell, gardener in the Oxford Botanic Garden for nearly 40 years. Uneducated, yet an expert on Oxfordshire plants, a legendary leach-finder, and celebrated hollerer.
Telephonist turned British Red Cross nurse Mabel Maultby and her friend Edna Shooter lost their lives in the Guards’ Chapel Bombing, 18 June 1944.
Charles Edward Saword managed to live a double life, until in the first decade of the 20th century, he disappeared from records altogether.
In 1928, my granny (my dad’s mother) broke several records at the tender age of 19 months. This is the story of how she came to be on the front pages of several Canadian newspapers, and what happened next. The story begins with my great grandmother, Annie Margaret Munday. Annie was born in Aylesbury, Bucks,Continue reading “Raised by an Aunt & Uncle Part 2: A Transatlantic Record”
When you find a child missing from a census, the first assumption is probably that the child has died. Sadly, this was far too often the case. Sometimes though, they were living with other family members. You might even find them with a grandparent living right next door, where there was more space! Of course,Continue reading “Raised by an Aunt & Uncle Part 1: The Mysterious Locket”