A long job, taking the surnames out of the original table format and putting them into a list format – a one-off job, and I can see that I have another ten years of surnames to add to this list. That should keep me busy for a while 🙂
Jane Joynt, who married Henry Joynt, was the mother of Margaret Joynt. Whilst much of Jane and Henry’s trees are identical, Jane did remarry after (presumably) Henry died and so her tree contains her ‘Pixton family’ children. There was close contact between Margaret Joynt and one of her Pixton half sisters so it’s good to see them all on the same lineage. William Pixton also married twice so has his own page even though he is only connected by marriage.
A very short page, the Baxendales are only related to my family by marriage but still played an important part in the documents and pictures (such as they are) that I have. It’s a long time since I last looked at the family history but I seem to remember that Richard Baxendale who married Mary Braidwood was brought up his grandparents. A good story of changing times and improved prospects for children who were lucky enough to have a decent basic education and family who were in a position to help them.
Another linear tree written up and colour coded by generation. Some of the stories are missing at the moment because they need to be updated and expanded, but the tree is as complete as I know it to be.
This is the biggest tree and I can’t take much credit for it as the work was done by Gwynne and Thomas Belton in the days when a search was a search through real paper documents in London and in local archives. It’s a linear tree, colour coded for each generation. Yes there might be inconsistencies, so that will make it all the more interesting. A large work in progress.
Sadly, whilst working on the Ellery page, I noticed another young casualty of WW1. I have set up the pages in memory of John Ellery and I’ll update them as soon as possible. For now there is just a link to the CWGC certificate. John Ellery
I’ve trialled a new way of setting out the family tree and updated the shortened story of the Ellery family. It looks good on mobile phones as well as the laptop. I would love you to have a look and see what you think. I’ve tried to keep it simple but attractive (that also makes it easier to work with and therefore more likely to be kept up to date). The Ellery Family
This morning’s ambition was to finish off Gwenda’s pages, so that’s done, and the school page, then I started on the Chapels of Bwlchgwyn. The page has been updated with a few more memories and anecdotes, and I notice quite a few quotes from Gwenda. If anyone feels safe enough to brave the traffic between Bethesda and High View, I would love some pictures of the Old Chapel and also of any building remains on the opposite side of the road by High View. Please, pretty please?
This page has had a major update including a change of name to Bwlchgwyn School (Hilary) to avoid confusion with Gwenda’s page which ends with (Gwenda).
I’ve added a couple more memories of my own to the page, included some quotes from Gwenda (though I might move them later) and will add some memories of dad’s stories soon.
Some good news at last, I have a new website! The main disadvantage is that all the content has been copied and pasted from my previous site so, for the time being, it’s going to seem a bit out of date. But it is progress! I hope you like the new modern design, too, a nice fresh look.