I’d Like To Meet

# 52 Ancestors 52 weeks - Week 4 While there are a myriad number of ancestors that I would like to meet, I have one that is clamoring to be at the front, Edward Waller LOADES. Edward Waller LOADES is a family name that has been handed down from the early 1800's. So the question... Continue Reading →

Unusual Name

#52 ancestors 52 weeks, week 3 As a family historian we often come across unusual names. Unusual names occur form many and varied reasons: mispronunciations, multiple spellings, Anglicization and modernization. Many names that we come across seem unusual looked at through a modern lens and there meaning has been lost in the midst of time.... Continue Reading →

Causes of Death

#52 ancestors 52 weeks  - week 43 In 1891 John REED is again in the newspapers [1], he had committed suicide. Yet was this the cause of death? The newspaper reports tell us that John committed suicide by a gunshot wound to the head [2]. This is not substantiated when you first read the Inquest... Continue Reading →

Playing Cricket

# 52 ancestors 52 weeks week 41 Sport John Henry LOADES was the first LOADES to be born on South Australian soil. John Henry was born on the 25 July, 1855 in North Adelaide [2]. The family having only recently arrived in the colony on 25 April 1855 on board the Caroline [3]. John Henry... Continue Reading →

Closest To Your Birthday

#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks While there are a number of living relatives who have birthday around and close to the 7th of February, the relative I will be writing about died at the age of 15years 11 months. Leslie Howard LOADES born on 12th February 1880 at Islington, South Australia. Leslie was the one of... Continue Reading →


#52 Ancestor 52 Weeks - week 36 The trade of carpenter was passed down through the LOADES family. Edward Waller LOADES born at the turn of the 19th century was apprenticed to Joseph Eastmure, Thomas Howes, Randal Hodkinson, John and Edward Wilcox Howes in Great Yarmouth. He completed his apprenticeship in 1820 and was admitted... Continue Reading →


Week 30 #52ancestrs 52 weeks In 1815 Thomas BELL was lost at sea. He was on the Providence as a mate sailing from Great Yarmouth to Newcastle. His wife Hannah's petition[1] provides us with information about Thomas that would be missing otherwise. Thomas was a sailor who first went to sea at the age of... Continue Reading →

Close Up – The BELL Family Wk 18

This week we are getting up close and personal with the BELL Family. The BELL Family are a maternal line of the LOADES family, but not one that has been studied much. The BELL line merged with the LOADES line in 1819 in Great Yarmouth. Harriot BELL married Edward Waller LOADES on January 3rd, 1819... Continue Reading →

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