Finding Family

One woman's obsession with family history.

  Last year I visited a lovely lady who’s the niece of Jessie Knight; my Great Grandmother’s (Kitty Barratt nee Crampton) best friend. It was amazing chatting with someone so closely related to Jessie and who (through the connection) knew of my Great Grandmother. We ended up looking through some of her family photos and I showed her the …

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Christmas of 1893 must’ve been a fairly trying occasion for Tilly. Heavily pregnant with her third child, she arrived at her parents’ farm ‘Greenwood’ in Collie Bridge on Christmas Eve. Accompanied by her husband, Thomas Crampton, and two small children, Daisy and Thomas Junior, the family stayed with the Hursts throughout Christmas and onto the …

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