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 →

Unusual Sources

Week 38 #52 ancestors 52 weeks State Records of South Australia has always been the place to go when looking for information that can verify and extend ones research. A visit to their facility a Gepps Cross requires some planning if one is the use the day productively. Recently, State Records of SA have teamed... 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 →

Back to School

Week 35 #52ancestor52weeks Back to school is a lucky topic as only a week ago a member of the extended family had sent a number of photos of my grandfather and his younger brother. The boys were all lined up ready for their school photos, much like the featured image. The photo was taken around... Continue Reading →

Non Population

Week 34 #52 Ancestors 52 Weeks On the 7th of December 1857 Mary LAWRENCE nee FRIEND died in the Central Workhouse Minster, in the Isle of Thanet. During the 1851 census Mary was living with her husband William and her granddaughter Sarah Ann at Saint Nicholas at Wade in Kent. in the year following the... Continue Reading →


Week 32 #52ancestors in 52 weeks Rose Elania Tilbrook COOPER was the youngest daughter of Charles COOPER and Ann WHALEN. Rose was born on the 2nd May 1880 at Robe in South Australia and was the youngest of 9 children. The family lived around the Robe, Kingston Wangolina area. While Rose was the youngest she... Continue Reading →


Week 31 #52ancestors 52 weeks When looking at this title I wondered should I write about the oldest person I have found during my family history searches. Although it is possible that is topic ha already been covered during my longevity stories. So I trawled through the Family Data Sheets to see what was the... Continue Reading →

Independence – week 27

Was it for independence from his family that Herbert George NOSWORTHY moved his family first to Cooke Plains and then to Lake Cargellico. Herbert George was born on the 1st of June 1874 at Black Swamp to George Drew NOSWORTHY and Grace DUFTY. He was the 6th child born into a family of 8. the... Continue Reading →

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