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Sentimental Sunday | Ancestral Calendar Highlights Week of July 14-1626

Sentimental Sunday | Ancestral Calendar Highlights Week of July 14

It seems that July was a popular month for weddings in my family. On my ancestral calendar for the week of July 14th to...
Finding Annie's Father

Finding Annie’s Father

My great-grandmother, Annie Marshall, married Tom Savage in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England in 1885. ((England, Certified Copy of an Entry of Marriage (long form), Thomas...
Black Sheep Sunday | Harris Family-1260

Harris Family

One of my favourite black-sheep ancestors was my great-great-great-grandfather, John Harris.  He married Elizabeth Byrn in Rotherham, Yorkshire on 5 October 1835. After giving...
Industrial Sheffield in the 1860s

Grinders Appeal to the Public of Sheffield

  Of the Artisans belonging to the various branches of the Grinding Trade, to the Public of Sheffield and other localities. Fellow-Townsmen & Gentlemen,--We, the Members...
Thou Shalt Not Lie

Charge of Perjury Against a File Grinder

The Sheffield Daily Telegraph, Monday, November 3, 1856 British Newspaper Archive BL_0000250_18561103_010_0003.pdf The following case was partly heard on Saturday at the town hall, before T....

Three Generations Baptized at St. Philips Church Sheffield

On 11 September 1885, my grandmother, Annie Elizabeth Savage was baptised at St. Philip's Church in Sheffield.  At the same time, her mother, Annie...

John Harris and the Great Sheffield Flood

The Great Sheffield Flood On 11 March 1864 in Sheffield, the Dale Dyke Dam broke and a great flood surged through parts of Sheffield,...