If you’ve read through the blog, you will know by now that my Mum’s DNA threw us a curve ball and revealed that the man she thought was her father, was in fact no relation at all. Although the relationship between my Mum and Nanna was difficult, this was a complete surprise. Although I never knew my Grandfather, his family, the Moore’s were very much part of our lives. So while the connection may not be through blood, they are still family.
My Mum’s Dad
It’s anyone’s guess here…but if you are connected through DNA and there is no obvious connection to the maternal side then I’d love to hear from you. thescottsisters.co.uk[at]gmail.com And if you happen to have the name Snodgrass in your family…then I’d definitely love to hear from you. We have a working theory but no evidence as yet….
My Mum’s Mum
The most recent Morgan’s were in Sydney, Australia, but before that they were all from England – Londoners. There may be some historic links back to Oxfordshire but I’m not 100% sure. The Franklin connection is also to London, and the family legend is that we are connected to Sir John Franklin. This seems less likely by the day but family heirlooms indicate there is some connection to a family that were more than peasant farmers. The Tampion and Stephenson families are both from Essex.
On the other side of the family, the De Rome’s were also from Australia, but in the mid 1800’s they seem to have been around Preston. Again…the link is not 100% confirmed.
The Sidall family were from Sheffield and share ancestry with Elizabeth Sidall – made famous by her connections with the pre-Raphaelites. The Busby, Cadness and Javins family connections are not confirmed by paper trail. These families are from Derbyshire, Warwickshire and Nottinghamshire respectively.