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PostSubject: Family History...   Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:48 pm

What did your grandfather/s do for a living?
My maternal grandfather was a coal miner and in his spare time he was the village Chimney Sweep.

I didn't know my other one..
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PostSubject: Re: Family History...   Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:59 pm

both my grandfathers were miners and my great grandfathers and my father.
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PostSubject: Re: Family History...   Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:44 am

on my fathers side grandfather was a male nurse in a mental hospital
on mothers side he was in the army
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PostSubject: Re: Family History...   Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:54 am

Paternal granddad was a London cop as was my dad before he joined the RN.
Maternal granddad had a business in Stepney involving about 50 cows supplying milk to the locals.

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PostSubject: Re: Family History...   Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:52 am

Never knew 'em ... both my parents were orphans, and I was orphaned at fifteen, must run in the family yes
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PostSubject: Re: Family History...   Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:24 pm

One of my granddad's was in the army from 1890 - 1901. A bit of stern looking chap.
He died on Bonfire Night before my father was born. No, his first name was not Guy.

On the other side ... my granddad had a different surname to his daughter, my mum. This was the mysterious side of the family who I got stuck for years trying to trace. Three different surnames later and a detour around the country I found ... my great-grandfather had a criminal conviction, who might have been a bigamist, as my great-grandmother had six criminal convictions and was usually in residence in a nick somewhere. Last seen in 1881 in jail .. and then she vanished.
Oh .. and on the 1861 Census Return for my great-granddad (age 16) it had got 'imbecile' written in the end column.

Shocked After all these years I think I discovered why that side of the family was never ever talked about. Even by my own mum.




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PostSubject: Re: Family History...   Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:33 pm

My maternal grandfather was the medical support for a factory..he had a small surgery in the factory. My paternal grandfather ran a dairy in Buckinghamshire but HIS father had a dairy herd in Derbyshire.
My paternal grandmother, ran a pub!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Family History...   Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:07 pm

My maternal granddad was in the Army, eventually moving on to be a cook, and carried that through after the war to many places, finally 15 years before his retirement he was a chef in a hospital.
My paternal granddad sadly died not long after the war.
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PostSubject: Re: Family History...   Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:09 pm

Paternal grad father was a master jeweller, I am still wearing a ring that he made for my father, who unfortunately died before I was three.

Maternal grandfather was a tram driver. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Family History...   Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:33 pm

Never new my grandparents they had all died when I was small,
And family never said anything about them.
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