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Florence Lock - Great Grand Aunt...Part 4

This letter from 1908 is an enquiry on my great-grandparents. Sophia Seaborne (Lock) kept in touch with Florence regularly. Knowing the...

Florence Lock - Great Grand Aunt...Part 1

Florence’s story is a long and complicated one. Her family history and what brought her to a children’s home in London (from Wales)...

William Seaborne - Great Grandfather

Family William Seaborne was born on the 19th December 1872 in the picturesque town of Hay-On-Wye, Breconshire, Wales. William's parents,...

Joe Wade - South Africa Part III

Joe Wade was involved at both Ladysmith and Colenso towards the end of 1899. Both were significant battles in the initial Boer offensive...

Parish Census 1828

Above is a photocopy of a parish census from 1828. It shows my Gx3 and Gx4 grandparents. What's remarkable is that it shows siblings...

Joe Wade - South Africa Part I

There is a lack of information and records on Joe Wade from his time in Ireland and his arrival in South Africa. There are probabilities...

South Africa - The Irish Manifesto

On the 13th of September 1899 the Irish Manifesto was published and stated the following; The Government of the Transvaal being now...

Joe Wade - The Early Years

Joseph Wade was born on the 4th of August 1866 at White Hart, Stephenstown, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin.