Mary Ann Burnett

My paternal great grandmother was born on this day in 1848 in Waterloo, in what is now Ontario … She was a twin, and one of ten children born to Samuel Burnett and Margaret Gerrie. She married Robert Law in April of 1873. They had nine children. Their son Alexander Hamilton Law was my grandfather.Continue reading “Mary Ann Burnett”

Mary Pauline Dutaillis

Born 1797 Paris per all her records… not her birthname I’m thinking… Adopted by Auguste Dutaillis is my theory… remember him. I know so much more now than I knew back then. One record is all it takes to change the story… and an interesting story it is. Full of heart break and true love…Continue reading “Mary Pauline Dutaillis”

Shipwrights Arms

Remember Mary Ann? She and her husband George William Hodge ran the above tavern for just over two decades in Ramsgate, Kent, England from 1850 when it opened to 1871, the year George died. The previous Shipwrights Arms in Ramsgate had been run by the Harlow family. It seems to have closed its doors inContinue reading “Shipwrights Arms”

Victor?

In family tree research, I am reminded, again, that just One record can change everything. A cascading effect … Auguste is not the man I seek. Victor is. Victor and Auguste Dutaillis arrive almost simultaneously in the United Kingdom about 1793: fleeing the chaos in France. Victor settles in London; Auguste in Edinburgh. My ancestorContinue reading “Victor?”

Great Great Gran

I’ve become an obsessed amateur sleuth / family tree builder… thanks to cousin Jerry! The above photo is my father’s mother’s father’s mother: my great great grandmother Mary Ann Hodge nee Dutaillis. She had an amazing life. Having just finished my search for my long missing great uncle, I’ve plunged into another family mystery. WasContinue reading “Great Great Gran”