FAMILY HISTORY INDEX

"Since memory is frail, sayings and deeds have to be reinforced by the evidence of writing, so that neither length of time nor the cunning of posterity can obscure the knowledge of past events"

(from a twelfth century notification by William de Braose of a grant of lands to Sele Priory - British Records Association) 

"To the living we owe our respect, to the dead we owe nothing but the truth".                 Voltaire.

"To each of us there comes a moment when death takes us by the hand and says - its time to rest, you are tired, lie down and sleep.."

THE ANCESTORS of CHRIS HOBBS 1953 - 

PATERNAL LINE

THE HOBBS FAMILY

James Hobbs (1852 - 1934) was initially called Edwin Frederick Bell when he was born in November 1852, the son of James and Emma Bell (1830 - 1896). However when Emma married Thomas Hobbs (1835 - 1907) in 1854 his name was changed to James Hobbs and it is that surname that all his descendents now use.

THE LEWIS FAMILY

THE SANBY FAMILY

THE BLAND FAMILY

Henry (1840 - 1902) and Susannah Bland nee Hides (1847 - 1911) - Part One                Part Two          Part Three       Part Four

Much of the information on Mary Anne SANBY (1826 - ) was obtained by my fourth cousin once removed Allan Colley. (Our common ancestor is JOSEPH SANBY (1806 - 1876). Alan has created an excellent and informative website that covers the history of The Colley Family in Sheffield from the late eighteenth century to the present day.  It was through Allan's efforts that I have been able to confirm the links with my own SANBY ancestors. An excellent site.

There are also details of another branch of the SANBY family that I have in my possession. At the moment I cannot find a connection whatsoever between my grandma Rose's family and those cited in the file. My suspicion is that the connection lies in South Lincolnshire sometime in the distant past.

THE THOMAS FAMILY

I would like to acknowledge the marvellous assistance and encouragement that has been provided by my Dad's cousins the late Ray Hobbs and Dennis Hobbs. With the information that they have passed on to me, the Hobbs Family have a far fuller picture of our ancestors and their lives. Without Ray and Dennis's commitment and enthusiasm this would not have been possible. Their assistance was, and still is, greatly appreciated. 

"There is no life that does not contribute to history."

Dorothy West


THE ANCESTORS of CHRIS HOBBS 1953 - 

MATERNAL LINE

THE HEMSWORTH FAMILY

THE MYERS FAMILY

For anyone who is researching the Myers family name and/or has an interest in the history of South Yorkshire , I can thoroughly recommend "The Myers of Rotherham" website. Apart from being an excellent resource, it gives a comprehensive account of the wider Myers family

THE SHIRT FAMILY

THE NUNNINGTON FAMILY

The Nunnington Family - Sheffield, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire  and Hull 

GENERAL ARTICLES  - MY ANCESTOR'S HISTORY

THE SHUTT - SIMPSON FAMILY HISTORY INDEX

My wife's Family History

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Ensanguining the skies
How heavily it dies
Into the west away;
Past touch and sight and sound
Not further to be found,
How hopeless under ground
Falls the remorseful day.

a.e. housman