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My name is Jacqui and I am a family history addict!

After many years of research, I started “family tree leaves” to document that research and share the life stories of my ancestors and their families.

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Recent Posts.

The Greenwich Pensioner

In the early autumn of 1851 Benjamin left his wife Mary and their family home in Leamington and headed to Greenwich where he was to be admitted into the care of the Royal Seamans Hospital on the banks of the River Thames. Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich, the river front vista, with the Queens’ House and…

John Kilburn Howe – (1816- 1857)

#52Ancestors – Week 29 – “Newsworthy“ I’ve not been keeping up with the #52ancestor challenge but for the week 29 prompt, “newsworthy”, I thought I would share this recent find from the British Newspaper Archive at findmypast Born in 1816, John Kilburn Howe had grown up in the Bishop Auckland area where a few months…

On this day – 8 July

171 years ago, my 2nd Great Grandfather Alfred Legge was born. I have always assumed that Alfred was the biological father of my Great grandfather Herbert Henry Legge but as he did not marry my 2nd Great Grandmother Charlotte Laming until three years after their son was born, can I be certain? Alfred and Charlotte…