Sunday, 22 January 2017

James Palin and Martha Boffey

Don’t you just love it when it all comes together so neatly?  This does not happen too often when researching a family tree but every once in a while another piece of information or a document that proves a connection just falls into your lap.

I have written before about which James Palin married Martha Boffey in 1788 in Wrenbury/Bunbury.  (the marriage was recorded in both places)  There are many family trees on line that still show this James Palin was the son of Thomas Palin and Elizabeth Smythe born in Aldford in 1758. 

Well another piece of information just came to my attention today that helps prove that James Palin that married Martha Boffey was not the son of Thomas Palin and Elizabeth Smythe.  And the unexpected document really has nothing to do with James, but with a Phoebe Palin! 

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Alfred Palin 1918-1940

War is not pretty.  It never has been and it never will be.  We have lost too many people on both sides due to the ravages of war. 

I have wondered if I could do it – I mean kill a person.  We have been raised as Christian people and the 7 commandment is “Thou shall not kill”.  In boot camp they advise the young soldiers not to think of this because the other side will shoot you first if they have the opportunity, so better them, than you.  But what happens to that young soldier after the battle, after the killing is over?