There’s a huge gap in any information spanning the Victorian years for Ffynone when this lady Frances Anna Higgon and her husband John Colby were the custodians.
What a surprise to find that the family TOSH was so well known in Cumberland. A big part of UK industrial heritage.
It’s the first Victorian Album I have ever seen with American themed pictures inside. So could this have been a gift from a relative who had emigrated?
How lovely to have all the Castle Grandchildrens names!
Do your Ancestors come from these areas? Have you old Victorian photos of your Ancestors that match with any of these people?
Thinking of Elizabeth writing her first entry in this Bible on the birth of her first child Ann, just before the new year in 1787, 232 years ago!
Most of you will, I’m sure, have heard of J.M.Barrie, James Matthew Barrie of Peter Pan fame, but how many of you have heard of his wife Mary Ansell.
Meet Mary Isaac, who went on to marry and have three sons that became the Palmers of the famous Biscuit makers Huntley and Palmers of Reading, Berkshire.
…..caught my eye, Mum cherishing her young child, can’t you just see the overwhelming love and pride of her baby son in her eyes.
So I offered the photos to Sarah, knowing they would be seen by people & also be going to a very good home. But this is not the end of the story……