From UK ; Living in France
Hi there I have only just found and reg with this site.
I found your family intro fascinating and very similar to my wife's mothers' family.
And reading Leeds Yorkshire really made me look as they too come from Leeds Shadwell to be exact and Rodley. The wife's mother wrote to Bio's the early years and the modern (from 21yrs). the Early years is a very interesting story bit like yours with Auntie's spilling the beans and the rest buttoned up to not bring shame on the family and not speaking to xxx and let sleeping dogs lie and the old grannies being witches and never a smile on the face.
Hell it must of been hard to take back then but then again a friend of mine went back to the UK recently to seek and see family only to be told get out and don't come back, some of the English can be very staunch in their ways.
Well to this date I have only heard from one person who was a distant reli of this family so I'm still looking to find what ever I can and as modern technology gets better I find little bits here and there and what I did find earlier in my findings is not available any more because the big consortium's have pick up on it and now you have to pay for that info. I have subscribed to one only ( WVR) and that is been adequate for me and the only thing I pay for other wise it would become very expensive to say the least.
Ok enough of my ramblings from here in Australia.
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