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Re: If you could travel back in time, 'when' would you go to?.. by mrsthing on 13 December 2008 8:16pm
 
My parents had a big fight and parted ways in Colonial Williamsburg. My brother went with my dad, and I stuck with my mom. I was thrilled! FINALLY to get away from my brother and my dysfunctional parents! But it only lasted about 30 minutes. They bumped into each other again, hugged, and made up. I'd never seen them hug before, and I was 11 or 12 years old. Didn't see it again, either.

I'd like to spend a day in the Plimouth Plantation to see if I could meet some of my Indian ancestors.
 
Re: If you could travel back in time, 'when' would you go to?.. by geordiegirl on 14 December 2008 5:51pm
 
Sounds like another family myth, Anne. And maybe your gran was a TINY little bit touched...after the stresses & strains that generation went through, I wouldn't be surprised.

My grandpa attempted to strangle my gran one day when drunk. her initation-
fur collar stopped him. She told my mother, then about 6 (and a late child).

(Do we sound like 4 Yorkshiremen?)
 
Re: If you could travel back in time, 'when' would you go to?.. by Spursfan on 14 December 2008 7:20pm
 
Sorry Linda I had to go back to see what you meant by family myth. Do you mean the Hall? If so it was me that discovered it; Bagnall Hall, so no, not a myth (actually it was a mythith - sorry couldn't resist; you know me hahaha!).

If on the otherhand you mean when she called my Auntie a damn yankee - I was told face-to-face by said Auntie.

So sorry Linda, as I said I wasn't sure what you meant.

Anne x

 
Re: If you could travel back in time, 'when' would you go to?.. by Lounge Trekker on 14 December 2008 8:01pm
 
I now have a new time travel chronological destination. I had a vivid dream last night where my maternal grandfather and I had flown from New York to some other, lesser city. We were talking about visiting his wife who was in a hospital. I miss those two, I enjoyed so much of my time with them.

Time Trekker
 
Re: If you could travel back in time, 'when' would you go to?.. by geordiegirl on 15 December 2008 5:13pm
 
No, Anne (sorry myself) I think I meant both - having been paid to do people's family history (for all sorts of reasons) for 20 years I have had to (not always reluctantly) explode all sorts of myths people held about their family ancestry.

But clearly both are true in your case! Where was Bagnall Hall then? And who lived in it?

Quite glad - now - I exploded family's own myth about being descended from Earls of Hexham killegitimately. There never were Earls of Hexham.
 
Re: If you could travel back in time, 'when' would you go to?.. by Spursfan on 15 December 2008 6:29pm
 
Bagnall Hall is in.... *cough* Bagnall. You guessed, right? No I'm being awful, Bagnal is in North Staffs.

Here is a website:

http://www.bagnallvillage.com/Pages/Hall.htm

If you scroll down the page it mentions Enoch Myatt who was my Gt Gt Grandfather on my Mum's Mum's side.

My mother was an Oulton and there is a town near us of the same name. And of course a lot of Oultons come from the original Oulton Park.

My Dad's name (and of course mine before marriage) was Foxall (rare here but 'common' in Wolverhampton (where he was from) and Bridgnorth). There was a Captain Foxall in the Parliamentary Committee at Stafford during the Civil War and I am hoping to trace us back to him!!

All good stuff!!!
 
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