Category: Carré Family

52 Ancestors : Week # 40 – Oldest

Florence Heath Carré I’m participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestor Challenge. The writing prompt for this week is OLDEST. What comes to my mind is the ancestor in my family who was the OLDEST. My (paternal) Great Great Grandmother Florence Heath lived to see 102 years! In fact, in just two more months she…

52 Ancestors : Week # 38 – On The Map

I’m participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge. The writing prompt for this week is On The Map. Every once in a while Ancestry releases updated Ethnicity Results for our DNA tests. I thought that was quite fitting. In case you are thinking, wait a second…how is it possible that my DNA could change?!…

52 Ancestors : Week # 28 – Multiple

I have a plethora of ideas for this week’s writing prompt! We are in Week # 28 in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge and this week we are writing about MULTIPLE. I have a few relatives that have had multiple spouses. Quite a few that have had multiple children. Some that have had multiple…

52 Ancestors : Week # 10 – Strong Woman

When I first saw the writing prompt for Amy Johnson-Crow’s challenge for Week # 10 was Strong Woman, I thought that was so appropriate considering International Woman’s Day is March 8th. I’m very sure that wasn’t a coincedence and I knew exactly who I would write about. Introducing Hilary Newitt Brown. My Great Aunt Hilary…

Art, Peace and Hope

My paternal Grandmother, Margaret Hope Newitt was born in Helensburgh, Scotland. I wrote a bit about her growing up just north of there in Shandon in my previous post The Abandoned Mansion. She passed away in September of 1985 which unbelievably was 34 years ago. Despite having lost her so long ago I have lots…

Carré Brothers

My Great Great Grandparents, Arthur Augustus Carré and Florence (nee Heath) had nine children in total, among them were 6 sons and 3 daughters. Two of their sons had died before the war even began. Tragically, three more of their boys were killed during what would be one of the deadliest conflicts in history, the…