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14 August 2014

Thoughts about the news coverage of my greatx3 grandfather’s death are included: Link: James Mills

9 September 2014

My greatx5 and 4 grandparents are featured in the story of ‘The Hambleys - a Dockyard family’. Stephen Hawkins Hambley was a ropemaker at Devonport and Portsmouth Dockyards and his life, occupation and children are researched. Link: Hambleys

24 October 2014

Mon oncle, Patrick Charles Mills received a personal card from the Queen this year. His life is recounted in pictures at this link: Patrick Charles Mills

19 August 2017

I begin to lay out the genealogy of my wife’s family, the Courtneys. This page relates their life from 1602 until 1792 in North Devon parishes Link: Courtneys N Devon 1602 - 1792 The history of the Courtneys continues from 1792. This page relates their life at South Molton and Molland in North Devon during the nineteenth century. Link: Courtneys N Devon 19thC

11 April 2018

A news item which establishes that my greatx2 grandfather, William John Dee, was working as a railway policeman in July 1869 is included. Link: William Dee in 1868

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13 August 2018

Copies of original parish records re: George Pafford’s and Richard Lemmon’s children have been added.


4 January 2019

Newly discovered details of my grandfather, Charles Henry Mills’, WW1 service are discovered and researched. Link: CHM WW1

16 January 2019

New photos of my wife’s Courtney ancestors from the 19thC have been uploaded Link: Courtney 19thC

In addition, information is given about for Courtney family from the beginning of the 20thC in the Pontypool area and Devon - George, James, Hannah and John.  Link: Courtney 20thC Part 1