The first signs of something out of the ordinary on my mum’s branch of the tree have surfaced.
Her maternal grandmother, Sarah Ellen Cross, was believed to be the daughter of Richard Cross and Sarah Burgess – and indeed on her marriage certificate she gives Richard Cross as the name of her father.
However on the 1881 census, whilst she appears living with Richard & Sarah Cross in Lostock Gralam near Northwich, she is listed as Richard’s niece – and her birthplace is given as Manchester.
Richard & Sarah and all their offspring where born in several small villages around Northwich – Lostock Gralam, Lach Dennis & Nether Peover – there’s certainly no indication they ever made it as far as Manchester.
Searching the index of births I’ve found a Sarah Ellen Cross born in Chorlton in 1873 – it may not be our Sarah but she’s the right age so we’ll have to send for the Birth Certificate to find out.
With more than one eye firmly on Istanbul Liverpool never really looked like getting the win that would have kept the chase for fourth spot going for another couple of days at least.
There’s not much doubt that Everton deserve their fourth place finish, and we’ll have to improve on the away form next season if we want to compete for the title.
We’ve been at Center Parcs in Penrith for the week, preceded by a visit to see my Dad – and whilst we were in the area we took the opportunity to see some of the places that keep popping up in the investigation of the family tree.
We saw the parish church in Great Budworth where my mum’s great grandparents (or maybe they’re not – watch this space) got married, and also St Oswalds church at Lower Peover where her grandparents were married.
We also managed to find Olinda Street in Bebington where my Dad’s maternal grandfather was living in 1871 – although the house itself had been demolished.
Expect some photos to appear on the gallery soon!
We’re on our way to Istanbul – ’nuff said… 😀
Only a point against Middlesbrough thanks to a wonder strike from Steven Gerrard, but it’s enough to close the gap on Everton who lose at Fulham.
Next weekend could decide things with Everton at home to Newcastle and Liverpool at Arsenal…
German toad experts are baffled by an acute outbreak of exploding toad syndrome which has totalled hundreds of the amphibians since the beginning of the month.
The new dishwasher arrived yesterday, unfortunately with a 3/4 inch waste pipe as opposed the the 1 inch pipe of the last one.
We had to be a bit inventive to connect it up to the trap under the sink, but it managed a full load of dishes last night without soaking the kitchen floor.
Now I just need to find a 4 1/2 inch trap adaptor with a 3/4 inch connection for the dishwasher to install it properly – B & Q could only supply a 3 1/2 inch length which makes it a bit difficult to connect everythin without filling the cupboard under the sink with water. 😀
A hard fought goalless draw at Stamford Bridge leaves the Champions League Semi Final wide open for the return leg at Anfield next week.