Who was Ellis Ogilvie?

Who was Ellis Ogilvie? After another half hour reading all the reports for any clues I hit gold! I did a happy dance!!!

William Henry EAGLAND and family

This amazing and wonderful old photo we found just after moving to Beaminster, in a fabulous old antique shop down near the coast, it was mostly full of ‘junk’ but I love places like that, lots of dirt and dust, stuff all piled up, such a treasure trove !! You just never know what you’ll…

UPDATE on Frances Phillip Bedingfeld

UPDATE 2nd June 2016 A few weeks ago I was contacted by a lovely chap called Mark from Burke’s Peerage, he had spotted my blog about Francis Phillip Bedingfeld and knew the descendants. Link here to Burke’s Peerage website  http://www.burkespeerage.com/  So after several emails back and forth, and direct correspondence with Sir Alastair, this lovely CDV…

Fanny Elizabeth Davis.Some Old Photos

Here’s four old Postcard photos that I bought together from a seller at the Bath and West Showground Fleamarket earlier this year. Its lovely when I find a name written on the back…….But there are a few possibilities for this lady, nothing conclusive as yet ! What a fabulous photo this is….!!! Front view 1 Back…

Julian Strode, an Articled Clerk and Articles of Clerkship

Just back from a good ten days away, wandering along the south coast in Motorhome, and found rather a lot of fantastic ‪#OldPhotos‬ from various sources, Ford Car boot, fleamarkets and various antique arcades with kind sellers who let me buy odd pics from their job lots, for great prices, plus even one Victorian Album…

Francis Phillip Bedingfeld, born 1817.

Just a small CDV card, but a name written on the back !! I have found a likely match to the above photo…Francis Phillip Bedingfeld born on 9 May 1817 in Catsfield, Sussex. Christened on 11 June 1817 in Catsfield, Sussex, parents were Frances Phillip Bedingfeld (An army man, living in Kent on 1841 census,…

Cecil Edward Wilkins, Royal Navy Commander

The story behind another of my old photos. This lovely military cabinet card really took my eye as this chap looked so young, and on the back a name and a date ! So lucky ! Here’s what I have found out so far..Cecil Edward Wilkins was born on 3rd October 1886 in Surrey, third…

Family Dansby, Hogg and McKinnon..Some Old Photos

After our very long ten week wander in the Motorhome its taken a couple of weeks to catch up with things. I did actually manage to find a few old photos on our travels, but there’s nothing like rooting them out at a car boot sale ! So we were up early on Saturday and…