Week 20 – Textile

The decline of the woollen mills in Bradford- Upon- Avon was likely a contributing factor in my husband’s fourth great grandfather, George Orchard, deciding to leave the UK and move his family to Australia in search of a better life. George Orchard and Caroline Mallett George Orchard was born in Bradford-Upon-Avon, (Bradford) Wiltshire England inContinue reading “Week 20 – Textile”

Week 15 – How Do You Spell That?

The prompt at 52 Ancestors this week is … How Do You Spell That? Upon reading the prompt, I immediately thought about my maternal third great-grandmother Marie and the confusion around the spelling of her surname. Marie Maillot Marie Maillot, Myott, Mailhot, Myatt or Maiotte, has so far proven to be one of the mostContinue reading “Week 15 – How Do You Spell That?”

Joseph Alexandre Ulderique L’Oiseau

Today marks the one hundred and six year anniversary of the death of my maternal great-grandfather Joseph Alexandre Ulderique L’Oiseau. Ulderique also known as Henry Bird died at the Battle of St Eloi on the night of April 9, 1916. Private Ulderique L’Oiseau21st Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force4th Infantry Brigade2nd Canadian Division “In Flanders fields theContinue reading “Joseph Alexandre Ulderique L’Oiseau”