Category Archives: Surnames

Week 29 – Wedding Bells

Once upon a time, wedding stories were written when a couple were married. Describing what the bride wore, giving a full description of the colour of the dress, that of the bridesmaids, the bouquets, accessories and often times, what presents … Continue reading

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Week 28 – Family Connections

Last week I shared a blog post with you, written by my cousin John Herbert, about our connection with the Federal Hotel in Fremantle and the reunion of our first cousins for the very first time. Here’s a story of … Continue reading

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Week 27 – Family Businesses – The Federal Hotel

130 years ago, on the 4th July 1887, the Federal Hotel in Fremantle was opened to the public and this weekend some of the Herbert cousins are getting together to celebrate the occasion. Our great-grandfather on my mother’s paternal side, … Continue reading

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Week 23 – A Quirky Family Story of the Lost Ring

This is just a little a little story that I remember about my grandmother, Annie Herbert née Caddy. Nanna, as we used to call her, often visited us on the farm at Mumby, Northampton for Christmas, although there were other … Continue reading

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Week 18 – First Cousins

First Cousin = a child of one’s uncle or aunt. We won’t go into second cousins, second cousins once removed as I’m sure I’ll have you all confused before I even start. So today’s blog is about my first cousins.

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Week 17 – Paternal Aunts & Uncles – Owen, Rita, Leah

Let’s meet the rest of my father’s family. Uncle Jim, Aunty Rita and Aunty Leah. The three youngest members of a family of 10.

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