Will writes: I fell in love with family history when I was aged seven and ‘Aunty' Lizzie of Anglesey took me by the hand to show me the large sepia photos on the wall of her parlour, telling me which were “my people”.
Thirty years on, dad died. He left me an account of his first 16 years. This record of Liverpool in the early 1920s and his 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 nearly 30 years.
• Our BBC recording of Tamar Hoggarth
• The Mary Max kidnap
• Henry Prossor's divorce (coming soon)
• William Frank Bramhill’s biography
• The Liverpool Lifeboat Disaster of 1892 (coming soon)
• The Bibby’s mill explosion of 1911
• George Alfred Unwin and the world’s first CQD (SOS) message (coming soon)
• George 2 Unwin and the sinking of the Rotomahana
• Our combined Ancestry tree
for Bramhill and Hudson
Will Bramhill and Liz (nee Hudson) live in Colchester, Essex, UK. Will is a newspaper sub-editor and Liz is a charity worker.
As well as genealogy our pastimes include gardening. cycling, politics and reading — and Liz loves quilting.
To contact us or view our combined tree, see the bottom of the page.
Twigs: King, Cheetham, Taylor, Forster, Lyon and Weaver
Twigs: see Mulvey, below, Williams, Brookfield
Ireland, Hampshire, Manchester and Liverpool
Twigs: Baker, Lloyd, Scott, Hughes and Max
Conway, Holyhead, Newborough and Liverpool
Twigs: see Roberts, below
Lake District, Lancaster, Formby and Liverpool
Twigs: Wood, Bond, Ramsey, Walker, Boulton
Isle of Wight, Southampton and Portsmouth
Twigs: Perry, Newman, Sunning, Gustar
Twigs: Roberts, Evans and Jones
Hope and Wrockwardine, Shropshire
Twigs: Hughes and Davies
Leeds, Yorkshire, and Ipswich, Suffolk
Twigs: Hoggarth, Fletcher, Allin, Jackson, Morton, Wilkinson and Rhodes
Suffolk, Norfolk, London, Manchester and Leeds
Twigs: Elvidge, Stark, White, Casemore, Hartley, Holmes and Kirk
Eagle and Wadworth, Lincolnshire, and Tickhill and Leeds, Yorkshire
Twigs: White, Holmes, Kirk
Dauntsey, Wilts, and the North York Moors
Twigs: Allin, Frank, Topliff, Brusby, Flintoff
North York Moors
Twigs: Jackson, Adamson, Gill, Rales and Barker
Norfolk and Yorkshire
Twigs: Rhodes, Hanslip, Adams, Chamberlain and Lenton
Ireland, Liverpool, Castleford and Leeds
Twigs: Hartley, Wilson, Sadler, Thompson and Booth
Bucks, Northants and London