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Archive for the month “February, 2016”

Robert Mitchelmore’s Obituary

Hello there,

First ‘Blog Prompt’ of the year, also not done one for quite a while.

So this one is “Sunday’s Obituary”

Robert Frederick Howard Mitchelmore

1945 – 2015

Robert Mitchelmore passed away on May 24, 2015 in the Churchill Hospital, Oxford at the age of 69.

(snipped the  middle paragraphs )

Throughout his periods of illness he always remained cheerful even when he was told that his cancer could not be treated. Robert left his wife Pauline, son James and grandchildren Benjamin and Sophie.

Link to Robert Mitchelmore’s Obituary with a photo

Robert Mitchelmore is a 2nd cousin 1x removed to me.

That’s all for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Ancestry Adventures!


Hitchcock Puzzle

Hello there,

Have been trying to figure out who the parents of James Hitchcock are, but is proving quite tricky.


James Hitchcock was born abt 1846 in Somerset, England

The 1871 Census has James born in Yeovil, Somerset, England

While the 1881 to 1911 Censuses all have James born in Wellington, Somerset, England.


I have since ordered & got the Marriage cert for James Hitchcock & Louisa Bishop.

Going from that James’s father is William Hitchcock.

So now I am trying to figure out who James’s mother is, but there is more than 3 possible mothers.


Going by the census info I have, I feel the only possible mother is Betsy/Elizabeth

So now I just need t find a MARRIAGE for William Hitchcock & Elizabeth ???

Also giving 2 or 3 possible Marriages for William & Elizabeth.

That’s all for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Ancestry Adventures!

Note I am aware there are 3 possible births for James Hitchcock.

I ordered a birth cert, which had the wrong father, though have now ordered a 2nd birth cert.

Mintern Family DNA

Hello there,

Since doing an Ancestry DNA test early in 2015, I have made contact with a distant cousin (7th cousin to be exact hahaha)

We regularly chat on facebook and often share Family News & explore areas of research.

After lots of persuasion (as well as poking & prodding hahaha) Stephen got his parents to do an Ancestry DNA test.  Stephen Robert Kuta

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Stephen has written countless blog posts on the Mintern Family, which you can find on The Lives of my ancestor’s –

So anyway if you descend from the Mintern Family and haven’t yet tested your DNA, we both would certainly encourage you to do so, you won’t regret it, the results and what the test offers can certainly be invaluable.

That’s all for now, so till next time, stay tuned for some more Ancestry Adventures!

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