Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Fearless Females 2014: Surprising Fact: Where Audrey Ball Came From

When I began tracing my family history, it seemed as though all my mother's side of the family came from Devon.  Audrey Ball HAYWOOD was born and married in Devon; her parents ditto; all her siblings ditto; uncles and aunts ditto...

Until I came upon a surprising fact - actually, several surprising facts.

Her mother lived for a time in Northern Ireland, and on Achill (an island off the coast of Ireland).
Her maternal grandmother came from Sussex.
Her paternal grandparents came from Warwickshire.
Her maternal great-grandparents (and further back) came from Mevagissey in Cornwall.

No longer could I say that the family stayed in one place for generations!

Once again, in honour of National Women’s History Month, Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist blog presents Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month.  I know this is really US-centric - but that's not going to stop me honouring my own Fearless Females...  

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