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AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 21 Apr 2013 13:42

:-D :-D :-D :-D

Merlin

Merlin Report 21 Apr 2013 13:41

So Ann, you dunk your biccies in booze then. :-D :-D

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 21 Apr 2013 13:39

The brewery is still on the go in Henley on Thames but the spelling is Brakspear

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 21 Apr 2013 13:33

well my Breakspears wer all ag labs, but some Breakspears had a brewery, still on the go I think, and others had a biscuit factory which later becme Huntley and Palmers

Merlin

Merlin Report 21 Apr 2013 13:31

I think it was Larry. :-D :-D

GHeather

GHeather Report 21 Apr 2013 12:54

Thanks for ALL the interesting info! I enjoyed reading them. :-) <3

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 21 Apr 2013 11:56

When I was a little girl, I remember a TV personality/ broadcaster who often visited the home of a neighbour.
As they had the same last name, I knew they were related.
He did not have an unusual surname but it was his FIRST name that was a little strange
Many of you wil remember him in the 1960's for his unique Scottish voice/accent.
Impersonated by everyone and anyone? (and the butt of many jokes)
About 2yrs ago, I was working on one branch of my family and located them on the 1911 census when I realised that he was on it... as their child!
He used his middle name instead of his given name.
(It was his grandmother's maiden name)
This family name ( the one he used as his first name) is on my research list.
I haven't named him as his children will still be living.

EDIT:
All those years ago, he was visiting the family of his late brother



maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 21 Apr 2013 10:42

Well, I have Cattermoles in my tree - seems like there's a rather infamous footballer with the same name. My lot came from Suffolk, he didn't so I hope he's not a distant rellie.

I also have Johnsons. Some Johnsons were famous, but there are a lot of Johnsons. My lot were Cornish.

Though, apparently my gg uncle Sylvanus Johnson (known as Herbert) appeared on a 'country' TV programme in the 1950s/60's demonstrating hedge laying.

KittytheLearnerCook

KittytheLearnerCook Report 21 Apr 2013 08:56

Some Pelhams were Earls of Chichester................although living only 10 miles from there, our Pelhams were the lowly ag labs working the land owned by their namesakes.

I prefer it that way :-)

LadyScozz

LadyScozz Report 21 Apr 2013 03:39

Errol ~

Is it true that you're due for a haircut......... and changing your name to Sean?

;-)

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 21 Apr 2013 03:15

erroli know your secret your real name is















danny la rue :-D :-D

GHeather

GHeather Report 21 Apr 2013 00:00

Thanks for ALL the interesting postings, brill! :-)

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 20 Apr 2013 22:24

Married name no, and when I get fameous I will have to change it just isnt a name for fame as much as I proud to be married to my OH now my maiden name Yes and I do share his talent ;-)

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 20 Apr 2013 21:02

:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 20 Apr 2013 20:31

it is so easy to misread things or misinterpret

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 20 Apr 2013 20:26

Sorry AnnC. It was Sheila who wrote about Dashwood. So it is not you with a possible ancestor with one gold ball :-(

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 20 Apr 2013 20:20

John - I do not have a Dashwood ancestor - unless you know differently of course

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 20 Apr 2013 18:59

no that is a totally different boardgame

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 20 Apr 2013 18:42

Is "pmsl" the same as "Checkmate" in chess? :-)

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 20 Apr 2013 18:37

oh how I love selective reading.
And why would a thread I am contributing to not concern me?
pmsl