What if they were friends?

One aspect of our lives that rarely appears in our family trees are our friends.  Unless someone marries one, or the child of one, you really don't know much about your family's friends. My gg-grandparents Robert William Black and Emily Kinley Wilson are alleged to be cousins of some sort.  Unfortunately, due to the paucity …

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Upping Sticks: What happened to the Black children?

Updated: 2 January 2016 I recently spent time reading through my Grandad's notes on the Black family again.  I thought I might detail what happened to Robert and Rachel Black's children - both from Grandad and his second cousin Jane's research and what I've subsequently found out. Robert William (1848-1931) My gg-grandfather was sent back …

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Upping Sticks: The Black Family on the ‘Fiery Star’

This post is part of 'Upping Sticks: the Black Family'.  If your interest is in the Black family you might want to start there.  If not, keep reading. The Fiery Star The Fiery Star was a 1360 ton clipper owned by the Black Ball Line (part of James Baines & Co). She was a wooden …

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