52 Ancestors #11 Norma Murray nee Cripps (1921-2018)

Norma Cripps

Many years ago I heard this quote and it seems to fit perfectly at the moment. “God never gives us more than we can handle. Everything that comes our way is coming our way so that we can grow and evolve.”

This week the 52 Ancestors prompt is Misfortune and this week I have had the misfortune of losing two very close relatives and a friend. Firstly my dearest Uncle Ray Herbert, my mother’s brother passed last Monday, then last night my father’s sister, Aunty Norma Murray nee Cripps passed and this evening we heard a friend closed his eyes and took his last breath. Continue reading

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52 Ancestors #10 – Raymond Herbert 1931-2018

Raymond Herbert“Lucky”!! When first seeing this week’s 52 Ancestors prompt, I wondered how I would use it! Then today, I received some sad news and my blog came immediately to mind. How lucky was I that my wonderful Uncle Ray introduced me to the world of family history over 30 years ago. This post is dedicated to you Uncle Raymond John Herbert, my mother’s youngest brother, born July 1931, died peacefully in his sleep, March 12, 2018, aged 86. Continue reading

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52 Ancestors #10 Annie Caddy (1889-1966)

 A Strong Woman is the blog prompt for this week. My thoughts on that are that every woman is strong, they have to be to bear children and maintain a happy home. The ancestor I have chosen for this week’s blog is my dear grandmother, Constance Annie Caddy. Continue reading

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52 Ancestors #9 Where there’s a Will!

I have veered away from the Campbell family for this post as the prompt this week, “where there’s a will” fits perfectly with this ancestor. I was fairly new to researching, maybe a couple of years in, when I’d heard the story from my grandmother that her grandfather Adam Lymburner, had changed his name and if he didn’t he would not inherit some money. Well, not being sure what all that meant, I started digging. Where would I find out about a name change? Let alone find a will of someone I have no idea about. So I pulled out some library books and started reading. Continue reading

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52 Ancestors #8 Heirlooms

Heirlooms are often not necessarily a collection of individual items, but objects that have been used or lovingly made by a member of the family. e.g., Christening gowns, patchwork quilts and scrapbook albums. These are family heirlooms or memorabilia that gets passed down through the generations as a memory of a person or family.  Continue reading

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52 Ancestors #7 Zeno Campbell

I wonder about this weeks prompt “Valentine” and how it would fit with my great-grandmother’s youngest brother Zeno. Was he a romantic? Did he have a girlfriend at any time? Not a lot is known about him other than what I have gleaned from his Death Certificate, Post Office Directories and Electoral Rolls. Continue reading

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