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!
Scrolling through Ebay one evening I noticed this absolutely beautiful glass Ambrotype photo, unframed, of a couple, taken I thought probably 1855/60’s
I never imagined it would take me on a journey to the Netherlands, Sweden, Milan, Italy, Sunderland, Durham. Also connections to Christopher Columbus and even the Queen of Holland
At first, after reading the back of the group photo below, I really hoped I could find Grandpa Searle & I have!
I have traced as far as Margaret R Fee Smith as a descendant from Frances White & Joseph Hunt
Charles Stanley Battle served in WW1 as a Gunner in the Royal Field Artillery.
UPDATE… as of 9th February 2017 all of these fabulous photos in this collection are now back with their family. The new owner is a direct descendant of George Swinford Wood & Mary Jane Eliza Salisbury, isn’t that wonderful! Following my last Blog about the Salisbury & Wood […]