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.

On this day – 16th February

120 years ago, my Great Grandparents Patrick Hoare and Mary Walsh were married. February a popular month for weddings Patrick and Mary are among a number of Irish Catholic couples in my tree who married at St James’s parish church, Killorglin, Co Kerry, Ireland in February over the years. Ten years earlier, Patricks older brother…

The Greenwich Pensioner

#52Ancestors – “Beginnings” Beginning the New Year with the first in a series of posts about my 4th great grandfather Benjamin Legge who had a number of new beginnings during his lifetime. In the early autumn of 1851 Benjamin left his wife Mary and their family home in Leamington and headed to Greenwich where he…

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 John Kilburn Howe, older brother of my 2nd great grandmother Margaret Howe was in the news following the shocking…