View Full Version : INTERESTING COINCIDENCE
10-12-2009, 12:07 PM
I had been researching my ancestors and decided to research my partners.
My partner is KENNETH SINCLAIR who comes from PERTH in SCOTLAND.
I come from NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE.
I found that my G-Grandmother came from PERTHSHIRE, logierait.
I had trouble finding my partners father so I could send for a birth certificate.
Imagine my surprise in finding that his father was born in NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE not very far from where I was born. He didn't know this as his father never spoke of his childhood but he did remember as a small boy going to NEWCASTLE on the train with his mother and visiting someone.
It appears that his Grandfather must have come to NEWCASTLE looking for work. His wife had died and he had 2 boys.
He married again there and had THOMAS my partners father. I found him on a census but I think that when he was about 9 or more they came back to PERTH but left the 2 older boys. I think that that is who he was visiting when he was a boy. It has taken till now and my partner is 80 to find all this out.
So now we say that he is one quarter ENGLISH and I am one quarter SCOTTISH
What an amazing coincedence that he has family from my neck of the woods and I have family from his neck of the woods.
He says we were meant for each other bless him.
I am loving researching all this. Should have started years ago not at 74 but they say it's never too late. Might find more interesting things to pass on to the children
10-12-2009, 1:01 PM
yeah I can go with that. I was born in Herefordshire and my parents in Birmingham. I thought my family were all from the midlands and if anyone had said I had Gloucestershire roots this time last year I would have said no.. but yes you guessed it all over the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean... but that's another story
Also my husband's mother said they were Yorkshire through and through.. go back four generations and you get Leciestershire, okay not that far south but that man's wife was born in Somerset and the rest of her family were from Dorset... needless to say she was not happy with my findings.
10-12-2009, 1:39 PM
It's really amazing when you start looking at the family's history, it seems to open up the world to you.
I got a message from Australia from someone saying that his G.G.G. Grandfather was brother to my G.G.G. Grandfather so who knows where next.
10-12-2009, 1:53 PM
Since looking into my family history I have found, Irish, French, Indian, Canadian, American, Australian and New Zealand relatives... a man who was the last Govenor of Bengal, the president of the NUR (railways) Lloyds Bank Director and another who is known all over the world in entertainment, I will not say who as he is still living.
10-12-2009, 2:48 PM
WOW!Sue that's great. I haven't found anyone famous but you never know.
I have just received a birth certificate for my Grandfather's sister. It says she was born in the workhouse and no father same as my Grandfather so I think perhaps I might find notorious, not famous.
Still I find it all so interesting(there seems to be less housework getting done) I think I'm hooked.
You and FINBAR and JAN and MARIE C to name just a few are all so clever. Reading how you help people it's great. Well done all of you.
11-12-2009, 12:41 AM
Since starting my family history odyssey I have come across quite a few coincidences. I discovered that one of my paternal gggfathers was born in Beaconsfield, Bucks. For many years we lived in a suburb in Montreal with the same name although it was pronounced differently. His family then moved to the St Pancras area in London quite near the station. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve fetched up at St Pancras as you do when travelling by train from Derbyshire. One of their addresses was in Woburn Place - a familiar route for me years later. Another ancestor came from a Lancashire village I have driven through on several occasions. One branch of my family lived on Parkhurst Road, London in the 1900‘s. I didn’t know I passed their house whenever I went to Holloway prison, in a professional capacity I hasten to add!
I didnít know I passed their house whenever I went to Holloway prison, in a professional capacity I hasten to add!
Was that with or without the wire cutters Ali ?? :D
11-12-2009, 4:38 PM
HiFly - had to put the wire cutters, cake with file in and other metal objects (inc paper clips and tags from my file) in a locker before I went through security. Last time I went to one of HM's places even my manky tissues were confiscated. |blush|
13-01-2010, 5:12 PM
I recently found a couple of coincidences.
My dadís g.grandmother on his fatherís side had a brother George Millett that lived next door to my mumís g.grandfather William Davies on her motherís side, this was in 1876 in Tyers St, Vauxhall, Lambeth. I thought that was quite a coincidence.
I was then contacted by a descendant of George Millett, this lady was related to me on her fatherís side. I mentioned the coincidence with Tyers St and she said she grew up in Tyers St and also mentioned that her mother Mary Stack lived in Spring Gardens (Vauxhall, Lambeth), my maternal grandmother also grew up in Spring Gardens and one very elderly sister is still alive, when my mum asked her if she knew Mary Stack she replied ďOh yes I remember Mary Stack, you know your Uncle William married Nell Stack ď, (Uncle William was William Davies, grandson of the William Davies mentioned in the 1st paragraph) my mum knew Uncle William and Aunty Nell but had no idea of Nellís maiden name. I then set about trying to find out how Nell was related to Mary and have come to the conclusion that she was Maryís 1st cousin once removed. Not only is this lady my 3rd cousin once removed on our fathersí sides her 1st cousin twice removed on her motherís side married my great uncle on my motherís side.
Congartualtions if youíve managed to read this without getting lost in a sea of confusion!
13-01-2010, 9:08 PM
I found a link between my family and my husband's.
My husband's 2 x great uncle was a doctor. In about 1860 he left his home in Scotland went to work in Carlisle Infirmary where, according to his obituary, 'struck by the ignorance of the people among whom he practised, he opened night classes in the Central Schools, where for over a year he taught reading and the rudiments of arithmetic to working men.'
The connection with my family?
You guessed it - my forebears were amongst 'ignorant masses' amongst whom he practised.
14-01-2010, 7:27 AM
Several years ago I was downloading the death certificate of a John Hunt, hoping to find that he was a brother to James - and thus confirming James' parents and birthplace - he had very similar parents names given in our BDM index, and it appeared that this John's wife was buried with James' family. Imagine how stunned I was when I saw John HUNT was MY ancestor!
So, my husband is my 6th cousin - our mutual family being Irish brothers from County Down - they came together to Australia in 1839, as free men, with their wives and teenage children.
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