Our adventure in family history

How it began

Will writes: I fell in love with family history when I was aged just seven and ‘Aunty' Lizzie of Anglesey took me by the hand to show me the sepia photos in her parlour, telling me which were “my people”.

A few years later, my dad died. He left me an account of his first 16 years and the wonderful pen portraits of his parents and grandparents sparked my imagination.

The two incidents set me off on a pastime that has fascinated me for 20 years.

Don’t miss...

• Our BBC recording of Tamar Hoggarth 
The Mary Max kidnap (coming soon)
• Henry Prossor's divorce (coming soon)
William Frank Bramhill’s biography (coming soon) 
• The Liverpool Lifeboat Disaster of 1892 
(coming soon)
The Bibby’s dust explosion (coming soon)
• George Alfred Unwin and the world’s first CQD (SOS) message (coming soon)
George 2 Unwin and the sinking of the Rotomahana  (coming soon)
Our Ancestry trees for Bramhill and Hudson

About us

Will Bramhill and Liz (nee Hudson) live in Colchester, Essex, UK. Will is a national newspaper sub-editor and Liz is a charity worker.

As well as genealogy our pastimes include gardening. cycling, politics and reading — and Liz adores quilting and tapestry.

To contact us, see the bottom of the page.

Choose a name: Bramhill family


Huyton and

Twigs: King, Cheetham, Taylor, Forster, Lyon and Weaver

Same Height Control

Derby and

Twigs: see Mulvey, below, Williams, Brookfield

Same Height Control

Ireland, Hampshire, Manchester and Liverpool

Twigs: Baker, Lloyd, Scott, Hughes and Max

Same Height Control

Conway, Holyhead, Newborough and Liverpool

Twigs: see Roberts, below

Same Height Control

Lake District, Lancaster, Formby and Liverpool

Twigs: Wood, Bond, Ramsey, Walker, Boulton

Same Height Control

Isle of Wight, Southampton and Portsmouth

Twigs: Perry, Newman, Sunning, Gustar

Same Height Control

Newborough. Anglesey;

Twigs: Roberts, Evans and Jones

Same Height Control

Hope and Wrockwardine, Shropshire

Twigs: Hughes and Davies

Same Height Control

Choose a name: Hudson family


Leeds, Yorkshire, and Ipswich, Suffolk

Twigs: Hoggarth, Fletcher, Allin, Jackson, Morton, Wilkinson and Rhodes 

Same Height Control

(Coming soon)

Eagle, Lincolnshire, and Leeds, Yorkshire

Twigs: White, Holmes, Kirk

Same Height Control

(Coming soon)

Dauntsey, Wilts, and the North York Moors

Twigs: Allin, Frank, Topliff, Brusby, Flintoff

Same Height Control

(Coming soon)

North York Moors

Twigs: Jackson, Adamson, Gill, Rales and Barker

Same Height Control

(Coming soon)

Norfolk and Yorkshire

Twigs: Rhodes, Hanslip, Adams, Chamberlain and Lenton

Same Height Control

(Coming soon)

Ireland, Liverpool, Castleford and Leeds

Twigs: Hartley, Wilson, Sadler, Thompson and Booth

Same Height Control

(Coming soon)

Bucks, Northants and London

Twigs: Embury

Same Height Control

Quick reference: Bramhill

BramhillUnwinProssorWilliamsMulveyRoberts, BakerLloyd

Quick reference: Hudson