It's Friday again and time to join in with Amy at Love Made my Home for the Five on Friday gathering.
I've been doing bits and pieces of family history again over the last few weeks and I've also been looking back at things I've found out over the years and places I have visited since I started researching my family tree. I've usually managed to photograph the churches and churchyards we have visited that have connections with ancestors so I thought I'd share five of them with you.
3. All Saints, Dilhorne, Staffordshire. My 3x great grandmother Mary Chell was born here in 1794, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Chell. At some point she moved from Staffordshire to South Derbyshire. For ages I didn't know where she was born but on one census return she gave her birthplace as Dillon, Staffordshire. Dilhorne isn't very far away from where we live now and it suddenly occurred to me that perhaps her accent or way of saying Dilhorne sounded like Dillon to the Census Enumerator for Newhall, who wouldn't have been familiar with either place or accent. Equally it could have just been a misspelling. We went to look at the church and found many Chells in the churchyard but not any that related to my direct line.
5. St John's Church, Newhall, Derbyshire. Scene of the christenings, weddings and funerals of many of my ancestors on my father's side of the family tree. My 2, 3 and 4 x great grandparents are all buried in the churchyard as are some of their siblings. Many of them were married and christened here too.
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