John Horace Charles Lamb

This post is about my Grandfather, John Horace Charles Lamb.  I've used his personal accounts, official records - including his full military record, along with photographs, (all the photo's below, unless otherwise stated, are his or taken by him), telegrams and letters and other public sources of information.  I have tried, wherever possible to write …

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John Charles Milton

This post is about my Great Uncle, John Charles Milton, and particularly his time during World War II in the Italian Campaign.  I've relied on information from John himself, or his sister (my Granny), as well as letters, postcards and photographs - the vast majority of the following scanned pictures were in fact from John.  …

JOHN WOOLARD my Maternal 4X Great Grandfather (born c1752 in Fort Valley, Shenandoah Co., Virginia – died in Hardy Co., in late 1809)

My mother, MARY T. WOOLARD was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in July 1923.  In mid-1924, she was brought over to England by her Mother, and from then on - until her marriage in late 1942 - she was looked after by her Aunts in the north of England. Finding out about my Mother's American forebears …

RICHARD DORBER (b. c1832 – died 1892) and his immediate descendants

Richard was the oldest son of John Dorber and Ann Stanley. He was born c1832 in Warrington and on the 7th January 1855, he married Hannah Evans at St Saviour's Church at Chorlton-upon-Medlock.  At the time of the marriage, Richard was aged 23 and was employed as a farrier.  He was living at 17 Leicester …

JOHN DORBER (born c1812 in Warrington, died 16th Feb 1881 in Salford)

From IGI records, it would seem that John Dorber (my Great Great Grandfather), was the oldest of three sons (but five children) of Richard and Rosannah Dorber.  He was born about 1812 in Warrington, Lancashire.  His father Richard was a "Blacksmith," and John, his oldest son, followed in his footsteps. John Dorber married Ann Stanley …

Dorber Origins

This most unusual name is of early medieval English, but with French origins.  It is job descriptive for a builder or plasterer - one who specialised in using wattle and daub.  The surname derives from the Middle English verb "dauben," meaning to coat with a layer of plaster, itself from the Old French "dauber." It …

John Woolard – War of Independence

Early Woolard family John Woolard was born in Virginia in about 1752, and died in late 1809 in Hardy County, West Virginia.  He was married to Margaret Wilkins.  John is my Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather. Their son was Henry Woolard, born on 30th July 1788 in Rockingham County, Virginia, and died on 23rd December 1878 in Richland, Fairfield County, …