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A Classless society?

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BarneyKent

BarneyKent Report 9 Jan 2013 16:27

If there is one thing that I am pleased about in the decade since I started to research my tree it is the fact that I am 100% working class.

I am back to 1545 on Dad's side and 1680 on Mum's. I have found not a trace of upper class, blue-bloods, famous people or the like. My tree contains dockers, miners, farm labourers, domestic servants, railway workers, millers, bricklayer's, paper-hangers and painters, foundrymen, shipyard workers, blacksmiths, general labourers, potmen, char-ladies, gypsies, carpenters, etc. etc.

I am VERY VERY proud of the fact that I am of pure yeoman stock.

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 9 Jan 2013 17:56

Good for you, Staffy.

I have strayed into some upper crusts via marriage and they are not worth it. Usually made their money and titles from slavery, ridding Ireland of revolting Irish in 17th century, or part of that cruel trading company that raped the east of its wealth and treasures (East India Company).

My wife comes from loads of Welsh princes. They were great - basically war mongers who fought hard and played hard.. But most of mine were yeoman stock from the Marches (with some Welsh, Irish, Cumbrian and Manx thrown in) and I feel so proud of them :-D :-D :-D

BarneyKent

BarneyKent Report 9 Jan 2013 18:54

Thanks John, everyone should be proud of their roots.