Alison Bailey has written with the Amersham Museum about the three Richardson sisters Josephine, Caroline and Mona, noting that they were independently-minded women – unusually so for their time – who travelled widely, even when single. They pioneered women’s education, taught the daughters of the Establishment and were probably active in the suffrage movement. What were the formative influences on the young girls?
I have written an article about their mother Elizabeth Blew RICHARDSON née PYM who, widowed, brought them up and of the connection with the REYNOLDS family. It is available here.
I have previously posted about two family gathering photos in my possession. My 3rd cousin Alice née MOTT believes these were taken at Brancaster on the north Norfolk coast during a REYNOLDS family holiday. She identified several persons including her own father. I have finally got around to identifying all but one of those on the two photos. Continue reading Gathering of the REYNOLDS family in 1910
I have reworked this web site to use a more modern WordPress theme (based on TwentyThirteen), rather than the archaic one.
It now looks much cleaner with more space and, importantly, adapts the layout to different screen sizes. On iPads the right hand side bar moves to the bottom to preserve the main display area and on small iPads the header image is shrunk. On iPhone-sized screens, when the top menu bar would have to become multi-line, it is replaced by a pull-down menu. Continue reading Web site layout updated to adapt to varying screen sizes
Following my recent visit to the Isle of Man, I have now brought together my researches on Capt. Edward Voss in an extended document, which you can find here: Capt. Edward Voss – His Life & Times. This covers genealogical research, his career in the East India Company, retirement in the Isle of Man and the wills of his daughter Rosa and granddaughter Margaret. Continue reading Cap. Edward Voss – His Life & Times
This 2013 summer our sailing trip took us around Ireland and Wales. We also visited the Isle of Man and put into Douglas, now the capital of the island, for a very pleasant week’s stay. Continue reading A visit to the Isle of Man in the footsteps of Capt. Edward Voss