My family history

A Welsh family mystery

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One of my maternal great grandparents is Charles Henry Hughes Spivey, who was named for his own maternal grandfather, Charles Henry Hughes.  I’ve been researching the Hughes family of Carmarthen for a number of years, and have learned a great deal about them.  One of the mysteries about the family is that although they seem […]

Individuals

John Joseph Bramah and family

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The name of Bramah is famous among engineers.  The portrait above reputedly shows Joseph Bramah (1748-1814) who was an inventor, engineer and lock maker, born into a farming family in Yorkshire, but made his way to London, where he founded a company which still bears his name today.  The picture comes from Wikpedia.  He invented […]

My family history

Opening up my website

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We are going live with the website this weekend, having played around with the appearance, added photographs and blog posts and pages.  It’s still a work in progress, so forgive any hiccups over the next few days as I get to grips with a new display theme and find my way around the updates.  If […]