Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wordless Wednesday ~ Dad

           Ronald Eric Sivinski

           83 years young and still likes to race his Pinewood Derby car.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Surname Saturday ~Christian~

Name Meaning and History
English, German, and French: from the personal name Christian, a vernacular form of Latin Christianus ‘follower of Christ’. This personal name was introduced into England following the Norman conquest, especially by Breton settlers.
                                          Bromley: The former church of St Michael and All Angels Photo By Nigel Cox

Mary Ann Christian:
My 2nd Great Grandmother  was born on the 20th of December 1857 in Tower Hamlets, Middlesex, England, She was the fifth child born to Sarah Fish and Samuel Christian. Mary Ann married William Allen on the 7th of October 1877 in St. Michaels and All Angels Church in Bromley.

                                      Copy of Marriage Record For Mary Ann Christian and William Allen

                                       St Mary Magdalene church, Woolwich 
 Samuel Christian:
My Third Great Grandfather born the 18th of April 1829 in Greenwich,Kent,England to David Christian and Sarah Wiles. Samuel married Sarah Fish on the 16th of March 1851 in St Mary Magdalene church, Woolwich. His occupation according to the 1861 census was Blacksmith. They had eight children. His death is believed to be about 1904.

  • Thomas Christian ~ Born 1846
  • Sarah Christian~Born 1849
  • Daniel James Christian~ Born 1852-  Died 1912
  • Sarah Christian~Born 1856
  • Mary Ann Christian~Born 1857- Died 1914
  • Samuel Thomas Christian~ Born 1861
  • Joseph Christian~ Born 1867
  • Emily Christian~ Born 1870
                                                                                      St Alfege Church

David Christian:
 My Fourth Great Grandfather was born abt 1780. He married Sarah Wiles on the 21st of November 1809 in Saint Alfege Church in Greenwich . I have been able to find and document five children being born to them between 1810 and 1829. David Died abt 1849

  • Thomas Christian~ Born  1810
  • David Christian~ Born 1817
  • Mary Ann Christian~ Born 1820
  • Daniel Christian~Born 1822
  • Samuel Christian~ Born 1829

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday~Mary Wilson and Peter Imlah

                                      ~Methlick Old Parish Kirkyard~
                                              Methlick, Aberdeenshire Scotland

Gravestone #295 Inscription:

Erected by his wife & family in affectionate remembrance of PETER IMLAH Millbrae, Ironside, New Deer d. 31 Aug 1882 aged 70. His son PETER d. 21 Sept 1856 aged 14, JAMES d. in infancy 1850. MARY WILSON wife of the above PETER IMLAH d.12 May 1900 aged 85.

This is the grave of my 3rd Great Grandparents Mary Wilson and Peter Imlah and 2 of their 10 children, James and Peter.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Surname Saturday ~ Couper~

                 Meaning and History of the name surname Couper
The name has a double significance in Scotland, being both a maker of casks and native of Cupar, Fife, where it is recorded from the thirteenth century onwards, It is commonly spelt Coupar.

Jean Couper

   Jean Couper my 6th Great Grandmother was born in Methlick Aberdeenshire Scotland on the 15th day of March 1691 to Richard Couper. I have not been able to find any documentation that gives her mothers name as of yet.

May 28, 1713 she married Alexander Imlah in Methlick Aberdeenshire. They were farmers in Little Ardo and had four sons: Alexander,James,Peter and Paul

 Jean Couper Imlah (Imlay)  died on the 14th day of February 1768 and  buried in the Old Methlick Parish Kirkyard


     Photo of gravestone and inscription can be found in my previous post for Tombstone Tuesday

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Sentimental Sunday ~ Cousin Gordon~

                                                    Gordon Edwardson