Category Archives: Murder

The saga of the Vickresses of Marden

The following is an account of a branch of my own family whose fascinating story has captivated me since I began researching my family tree many years ago. It is, you might say, a family saga, as it covers several … Continue reading

Posted in 1841 Census, 1851 Census, 1861 Census, 1871 Census, 1881 Census, 1891 Census, 1901 Census, 1911 Census, Adoption, Birth, Death, England, Genealogy, Herefordshire, Hope-under-Dinmore, Marden, Marriage, Murder | 1 Comment

JFK and a family memoir

I earnestly encourage you all to ask your relatives, whatever their age and relation to you, to tell you about what they remember. It doesn’t matter if they talk about what the war was like, or what it was like … Continue reading

Posted in Gloucestershire, Murder, United States | 2 Comments

A Murder in the Family

Whenever we start investigating our family tree, I think most of us expect to find something “out of the ordinary” among our ancestral roots, whether it be a scandal, a rogue or a murder. Well, I don’t know if I … Continue reading

Posted in Birth, Death, England, Genealogy, Herefordshire, Illegitimacy, Marden, Marriage, Murder | 2 Comments

Henry W. Sherry: the lover and killer of Mrs Waldock

This is for my friend Belinda, whose interesting ancestor I have been very happy to research. Henry Walter Sherry was born in the first half of the year 1839 in the parish of Stourmouth, near Dover, in the English county … Continue reading

Posted in 1841 Census, 1851 Census, Australia, Death, Emigration, England, Genealogy, Marriage, Murder, Property, Ships | 13 Comments

The National Archives’ Old Currency Converter

When tracing your family tree, undoubtedly you will come across many types of documents: from church records to military rolls, pension books, trade directories, passenger lists, maps, and so on. When dealing with property, whether in a will or the … Continue reading

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The legend (and family) of Lizzie Borden

“Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks; when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one.” The gruesome lyrics of a children’s song about one of the most infamous murders which took place in … Continue reading

Posted in Death, England, Famous Genealogy, Genealogy, Murder, United States | 29 Comments