Round up

As the end of 2015 approaches it’s time to round up where we are and what’s still to do.

The last couple of weeks have been spent helping Kate with the Edwards family, specifically trying to find census records for Elizabeth Hodder Edwards in 1841 and 1851 from which she appears to have gone missing. In return Kate has turned me on to an intriguing court case involving Joshua Henry Edwards and the “Bluebeard” husband of his sister Louisa, which I need to write up properly on his profile, so look out for that.

I still have to sort through the early Ellicott data to try and make some sensible connections. This family, having been elusive for so long, now holds the most promise for a full history going back as far as records can. If only we can find a baptism for the 1746 Philip Robinson we might have a similar hope there too. There have been a few minor updates in the Robinson tree but nothing more on the search for this Philip or indeed the ever elusive PJR. Hopefully 2016 will bring some fresh evidence to light. At least we end 2015 with more information than we started with, and that’s good.

It only remains to wish anyone reading this all the compliments of whatever season you follow, and a happy 2016.


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