Saturday, December 31, 2011

John Lee: Moving Back One Generation

New Year's Resolution:  Family History goes to the top of the list.  It's only December 31st, but a good time to start the 2012 resolution.
It might be a good idea to go back now and look at the "Lee Line Pedigree Chart" found on the top of blog in a heading.  It is time to move back one generation to John Lee who is the father of Thomas Henry Lee (Henry Lee-Thomas). 
There's some opportunity for confusion with this line so I'm going to move slowly through it and explain things as I go.  The link below is the birth certificate for John Lee.  It is interesting, as you will see,  how much information my grandma Ruby had gathered on this family.  She had limited income and had to do all of this via letters going and coming by boat.  It appears by some of her correspondence that she actually paid for some of the research.  Amazing!!

Link to Birth Certificate:

1 comment:

M Field said...

Re Ruby Thredgold/Lee-Thomas/ Hennessey
Amongst Ruby's papers is there anything on a George Webb B abt 1849 who married her mother Ellen Prewett's sister Sarah Prewett. Ruby was in touch with George Webb the son b1876 during late 1930's - early 1940's and had requested information from him however I don't know if he provided it.