Our adventure in family history

How it began

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.

Don’t miss...

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

About us

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.

Choose a name: Bramhill family

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Huyton and
Liverpool

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

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Derby and
Liverpool

Twigs: see Mulvey, below, Williams, Brookfield

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Ireland, Hampshire, Manchester and Liverpool

Twigs: Baker, Lloyd, Scott, Hughes and Max

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Conway, Holyhead, Newborough and Liverpool

Twigs: see Roberts, below

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Lake District, Lancaster, Formby and Liverpool

Twigs: Wood, Bond, Ramsey, Walker, Boulton

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Isle of Wight, Southampton and Portsmouth

Twigs: Perry, Newman, Sunning, Gustar

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Newborough. Anglesey;
Liverpool

Twigs: Roberts, Evans and Jones

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Hope and Wrockwardine, Shropshire

Twigs: Hughes and Davies

Choose a name: Hudson family

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Leeds, Yorkshire, and Ipswich, Suffolk

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

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Suffolk, Norfolk, London, Manchester and Leeds

Twigs: Elvidge, Stark, White, Casemore, Hartley, Holmes and Kirk

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Eagle and Wadworth, Lincolnshire, and Tickhill and Leeds, Yorkshire

Twigs: White, Holmes, Kirk

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(Coming soon)

Dauntsey, Wilts, and the North York Moors

Twigs: Allin, Frank, Topliff, Brusby, Flintoff

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(Coming soon)

North York Moors

Twigs: Jackson, Adamson, Gill, Rales and Barker

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(Coming soon)

Norfolk and Yorkshire

Twigs: Rhodes, Hanslip, Adams, Chamberlain and Lenton

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(Coming soon)

Ireland, Liverpool, Castleford and Leeds

Twigs: Hartley, Wilson, Sadler, Thompson and Booth

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Bucks, Northants and London

Twigs: Embury

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Quick reference: Bramhill

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Quick reference: Hudson

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