Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Colin Horsley's obituary

Sad he? Mind you he was in his 90's. I'm very happy he's part of our family and I have a letter from him.

Radio New Zealand has his obituary to listen to, its very interesting.


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Hugh Crabb's youngest English born son

Maybe it is Harold Canute Crabb? I haven't found a christening and now there are two Hugh Crabbs in the area, I'm not so confident about claiming this twig for the tree.

Elizabeth Crabb and Alfred Privett

As I was browsing ancestory.com today, I came across this marriage for our tree. Another branch it seems.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Elizabeth (Betsy) Crabb nee Pope

For a long time we could not find out what happened to Betsy after Hugh Crabb died in 1870. But I’m happy to report that I found her on the 1871 census staying with her daughter Harriet Denning  at 193 Bristol Road, Bridgewater, Somerset. Cyrus Denning was a grocer and provisions dealer.

And then I found her death in Wandsworth in London where her daughter Hannah Jenkins lived, so there we are, she in not immortal any more. Here is her certificate if you want to add this detail to your family tree with my compliments.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Who is this?

Western Times, Friday 21 October 1910.

Mr Hugh Crabb, a well-known resident of this parish, has died and been buried at New House Chapel. When a young man he spend some time in New Zealand. He was 74 years of age.

Now I'll have to figure this chap out, he could throw a spanner in some very clever works.