I have just added a new read here,taken from a post from Ali Dunnel. It is titled [Sketchbooks and travel journals.] Readers of my blog will find this a little later down a few pages on my blog.Please leave a comment? It is so interesting ! Thank you Diane.
I am so happy as another person has contacted me from my Goss side of my family she lives in Swansea-Wales uk. We are connecting and communicating exellently as not only become friends online but we are hopeing to find our Goss connections matching a little more over time.Lisa is going to talk/visit Lydia Goss who lives in Swansea with the hopes that Lydia is of my heritage..I feel she must be!
If you would like to let me know some old history or stories of old, even from a short holiday to anyone of these places, please reply here, many thanks Diane.
This Blog is brand new but I hope many people will add themselves with any’ historic comments’ with regard to Wales in particular! Just think of stories that your family may have told you about the day’s of old. I follow my Ancestors history with quite an extensive interest! I also have a Journal that can be found in the Swansea Archives which contains names, dates, and stories that were found in the newspapers,etc; regarding Kilvey Hill in the days gone by from the families that lived in the cottages that once stood on the summit of Kilvey Hill mainly Goss/ names and a more. my research at present is the time during the 1800’s when my great, great Grandmother owned the Landore Inn. She was Hannah Jenkins, who later married George Truscott. They had a big family all born in the Inn.I should like to hear about any story regarding the old’ Landore Inn ‘that once stood there. If you are interested in these names for your historic knowledge of them, please reply here. Also for the person who enquired about Phillip Trusscot who lived in Port Tennant/and ST Thomas I found that he emmigrated to Australia, just in case you hear about or read this Blog! Many thanks and most appreciated for all your thoughts that you may have,about this read.
Please find ancestry information where the button says [change site] from Swansea historic family stories/to,[ Ancestors blog site.]
Revel in the color, shadow, and line of the landmarks and cityscapes that Tabitha documents in her sketchbook.
Hello dear Angela. Thank you for reminding me of the good old days when you and I were the two main little girls that usually climbed to the summit of the hill constantly while most others stayed and played along the foot of the hill! I remember the huge white horse too! etc: I am about to start getting ‘your already sent replies’ to me printed here on this page! [Also I am trying to get us on a private page] for the book asap! As we have said we must try to remember those halycon days as you called them. I will write and reply soon as Possible love across the waves always, Diane.xx Dear Angela, Here I am again now with the reply that you sent to me previously.This little memorable but not to pleasant story you told me about, well from my memory I think that I was nearby when that incident happened! Here is your story of old it went just like this as I write from one of your replies to me. Your reply; Hi Diane, I do remember Mrs Shaw and Alan Shaw who was a friend of my brother, he had a white horse that terrified me it was so high spirited! I sat on it once and it started to gallop,I slid under his stomach then fell down winding myself. Never again! Alan and my brother found it very funny i did not and did’nt go near him again!
REPLY; Angela I still have to jot down your other reply about the more lovelier days of our adventures on the dear old Kilvey Hill real soon!
Angela [Coussins]..Hope I got your surname spelling right here Angela.? Anyhow I am just giving you a nice welcome to my blog, thank you for popping in here, my old friend from Kilvey Hill!There is another Angela on the researchers site too!Hope you feel happy to be a part of my blog and call in anytime, we can talk of fun childhood days around the hill. I will always start you talking so you you have no need to wonder what to talk about…hopefully then I can put you in my Swansea book…It’s taking a while to finish, but it’s getting there, best wishes Angela Regards Diane.xx
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Hello interested people of ancestors research everywhere! Welcome,please look at my blog here I have much news /names/ dates of my Goss and Heddon families. Just ask a question and hopefully I will be able to answer it for you.Thank you Diane in Launceston Tasmania.
Many people do not realize that the name Heddon changed remarkably over the centuries,however they were the same family linkages! Just like the Dialects /accents/and quite a few other reasons going back in time the Heddon history like many others who spread over different countries spelt the name a little different to where you see it here! But rather than place all the different kinds of spelling for now I prefer to start my Heddon ancestors from Square one. An ancestor of my Heddon family is portrayed on a plaque at St Paul’s wall in London.There is quite a differance of names there also! A mistake was made either by a sense of hearing the name sounding a little different, or a simple lettering being accidently written down thus shown! The name looks like [Seddon] and there is a definate line put through the name there as a mistake of spelling,or mistake of hearing? one example could have been that the person heard this was being sounded like [ it’s eddon] as in saying it fast sounds like Seddon.! However the amazing thing is that the crossing out of the name shows a’ line going through the name’ still yet remaining there from years ago. So here is some interesting past history to be left just as it was through the centuries mistakes and all! Another thing that perhaps makes sense is that one would spell the name as Headon of which I will be noting further along! Over my researches I have found many a different spelling outcome but all from the same lineage! Another spelling is seen as Heedan.- Heedin -Heedon- Heydon- etc’etc;…So never fear Heddon is hear! These spellings became noticeable from the accent of Devon United Kingdom. Also the Scottish pronunciation leans more to sounding of’ Heed’ rather than’ Hed’ Anyhow so far I have not seen any Scottish roots in my line, well not as yet anyhow! Like many families branch out for work or other reasons my first knowledge of my linkage did not move to far during the first half of my research, but they soon multiply here and there over the time! Following back to the ten hundreds is as far as I can see as yet! Again this will not be added here for quite sometime though, as I need to be obliging the near families who want to know their immediate connections now! During the next segment I shall be adding little by little over the time of my immediate family relations first. The names, dates etc; shall be placed on my other site here on [my ancestors blog] A little later!
Margaret, Hopefully you can get onto my blog, as John from -[So you think you know Swansea] had a bit of trouble there, but he is kindly trying to fix anything that goes amiss..I would really like my Australian friend Valda to read where you have been while travelling around Auatralia! She had a nasty accident but she will be back here as soon as can..It will be nice for her to see someone from Swansea that has seen so much of Australia. I look forward to seeing your comment here in a few days time.Hopefully my [comment-section ]here, will be able to let you write lots and give you plenty of space there! best of all good wishesto you, from Diane.xx