Gleanings from the Census: West meets East – Tree

Here are Rennie and Harriet's ancestors.  Not the best diagram, but gives you an idea of where they all fit in. +--+ 3-JOHN WIDDUP | (listed on James' marriage certificate) | +--+ 2-JAMES HARTLEY (1840 - 1891) | | | | | | +----- 4-RICHARD HARTLEY (? - Bef 1841) | | | | +--+ …

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Gleanings from the Census: West meets East

My g-grandfather Rennie Hartley was born in Lancashire, England (the West).  My g-grandmother Harriet Kime was born in Lincolnshire (the East).  How did they meet?  And what did coming from different sides of the country mean for their families and ancestors?  This post has a look at the comparative fortunes of these two branches back …

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GG-Grandparents – Maternal Side

Updated: 30 March 2017 My mother, to put it bluntly, is descended from peasants.  Upwardly mobile peasants as they're the side that has come up, as opposed to my Dad's side that has gone down.  However, if you go back a few generations prior to their arrival here, her family is made up of the …

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