Belton, braidwood, Bwlchgwyn, Cornwall, Dooley, ellery, Hartigan, Hudson, Ireland, Joynt, Liverpool, McAnally, McNally, Nether Alderley, Our Family History, People, Ralston, Renshaw, Salthouse, Scotland, Stoke on Trent, Stretford, Welcome Post

Welcome to my History Pages

This is my new site, replacing the ‘broken’ site at http://www.belton.me.uk. Not everything has been transferred, that’s a work in progress, but the main starting points are The Belton family of Bwlchgwyn, the Ellery family of Cornwall, the Salthouse family of Nether Alderley and Liverpool, the Ralston family of Liverpool, the Braidwood family of Scotland and Liverpool, the Dooley family of Stoke on Trent, and the Joynt, Hartigan, Mcnally/McAnally and Hudson families of Ireland and the Renshaw family of Stretford. Scroll down the People menu for names with a family tree and search the Surnames page in the People menu for most of the other surnames on this site.

There will also be stories about people not related to us. They might be people who only share a surname but who have interesting tales to tell, they could be connected with my friends’ families, or be part of the times and places where these families lived. It will take a while to upload them, but their stories are interesting.

Please get in touch if you can add to anything on these pages, expand on the family trees or just have a family or history interest in common. There is a contact link on the top menu.

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The Hwntw

This was a very popular public house in Bwlchgwyn, my great grandfather, Robert Belton, was the licensee for a while and I remember a few stories of life in the 50s that involve mention of The Hwntw. I never had a good picture then, out of the blue, I was sent this great picture. I couldn’t add anything to my old website at the time, but I always kept the picture until I could display it on this new site. So here it is, The Hwntw, and more or less as I remember it, too. (If you choose to  copy this into a FB group or other place, please be courteous and link back to my site). When this picture was taken the landlord was George Davies. There was a lovely pull-on place along the front of the building which facilitated all sorts of visitors from groups of cyclists to the occasional charabank on a day excursion.  Thank you, PB!

HWNTW ARMS from Phil Brown

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Liverpool Workhouse Registers

A few days ago I went with David and his cousin and her mother to Liverpool Central Library, mostly to look for David’s Joynt records; each one of us had some research questions to try and answer whilst we were there. The filmed Workhouse Registers for 1859-60 were easy to find and we had good reason to think that the elusive ancestor might have spent a night or two, at least, in the workhouse, but he wasn’t to be found amongst any of the records. Other people were found, though, including a Joynt that we hadn’t seen before. Not finding someone in a record set does close one line of enquiry, that is a result of sorts. We continue the search.

Liverpool Building, Liverpool
Pier Head, Liverpool.

 

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The Links Page

The Links page is very much a list for me, so that I can revisit sites and sources of information easily. At the top of the page there is a list, a framework, and this corresponds with the order of the links further down the page. Not all links are included yet, I add them as I go.

Site Updates

Many Changes

The Memorial pages have been improved again, but the main changes has been to move this Blog to be the first page that you see when you visit the site, the previous Home page is still available on the menu bar. The top menu has been simplified and, now, when you look at the Blog page you can see the categories and titles on the right. A lot more work to do on this, but it’s beginning to work the way the way I want it to work.

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Liverpool

A trip to Liverpool this morning to learn more about the docks, I have a few interests from my Salthouse family to explore. After the talk we had a walk through Liverpool One and we really, really, were going to go down past John Lewis’ to look over the wall and see the recently discovered old dock – but the cold wind changed our minds and we ended up in Waterstone’s, instead, browsing the books.