Friday, 29 January 2016

Week Four: Philip Charles Palin

You should not believe everything you read online and I have proof of this.  One day I was researching an ancestor and I came across this reputable site that not only listed this relative of ours and his death but they had a picture of him that I had never seen before.

The picture did not even look like him, and they had his middle name wrong!  

Friday, 22 January 2016

Week Three Shrewsbury Cakes

They say “A child is raised by the village” and I say this Palin Family History Research could not be done without your generous contributions and help.

The latest GREAT find comes with help from my “Palin Guru”, Bob Palin in Seaforth near Liverpool.  Bob has been researching the many lines of the Palin tree for a very long time and he has shared so much over the years.

I am very excited about this find.  It is indeed a sweet addition to the family tree.

"Mr Palin, prince of cake compounders
The mouth liquifies at thy very name!"

"Ingoldsby Legends”

Friday, 15 January 2016

Week Two: Disinherited

So strange the things you find and the deductions that it can lead to.

Thomas Palin born in 1800 was farmer in Warmingham and died in 1874 but wrote a will in 1872. He lists his two sons as beneficiaries and a neighbouring farmer as executor.
James Palin  born 1830
Thomas Palin born 1837

The strange thing about this is Thomas also had 5 other children, four of them still living.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Week One Balaclava Jack

John Palin 1828-1901

Every once in a while I come across something about someone in the tree that takes my breath away.  This is definitely one of those people that I wish I could go back in time and ask him a gazillion questions.

John Palin was born in Malpas, Cheshire in 1828 to Thomas Palin and Eleanor Moile and baptised Feb 11 1829.  His father’s occupation at the time of his baptizing was glazier (plumber).  A brother Thomas was born in 1830, then sister Eleanor Jane in 1832 and finally another sister, Anne Elizabeth was born in 1834.  All the children were baptised in Malpas.

Pretty humble beginnings for a man who experienced what many only read about.