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16th May 2022

My Blog mabj is lost
Hy Bob I have a huge problem. My blog mabj password south america is lost. I was in it only a year ago but unfortunately never printed a book and now it's completely gone. We created this in the summer of 2015. After that I was travelling for 13 months. I wrote a lot of entries. Due to a bad car accident I had to go back to Switzerland. The shock and the psychological strain prevented me from finishing the blog. Now, after 7 years, I would like to finish it and have a book printed. Can you please help me to find the blog again. Thank you for your feedback. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
4th May 2022

Northcott Southcombe
Thank you for getting back to me. Wow, that's wonderful to know that Phillip Northcott was your 11th great grandfather’s brother. I have Walter Northcott and Elizabeth Hill in my ancestry...yep, our 12th great grandparents! Thank you for your suggestion to Google, these people. I am amazed with new discoveries!! It would be great if you're able to trace Phillip’s descendants during your spare time...it would be greatly appreciated. As I still have issues tracing too many Johns Northcott, haha! My 6th great grandmother was Rebecca Northcott 1695-1742, whose father was John Northcott 1667-. He was married to Elizabeth Colridge. John’s parents were John Northcott and Gertrude Gartrod. I think he was born in 1643 in Devon, England. However, I struggle to locate his biological parents - John Northcott 1624-1671 and Johane Bawden 1624-1701 OR Arthur Northcott 1628-1688 and Elizabeth Godolphin 1635-1707. From Northcott to Southcombe to Honeychurch to Jewell to this current generation Hocking. 😉
5th May 2022

Phillip's descendants...
were: John Northcote (1589-?); Elizabeth Northcote (?-?); Walter Northcote (?-?); Bridget Northcote (1593-?); and Phillip Northcote (1591-?).
5th May 2022

Northcott Ancestry
Sir Arthur Northcote, 2nd Baronet of Hayne, and Elizabeth Godolphin's only children were Elizabeth Northcote; Sir Francis Northcote, 3rd Baronet of Hayne; Sir Henry Northcote, 4th Baronet of Hayne; Suzanna Northcote; Dorothy Northcote; Penelope Northcote; and Charles Northcote. Since we are distant cousins, can I ask if you are you located in the UK? I'm from Colorado USA.
3rd May 2022

Northcott Southcombe
Thank you so much Bob Carlson for your interesting, informative ancestry. My 6th great grandmother Rebecca Northcott was born in Hatherleigh, Devon, in 1695. Her grandson John Northcott Southcombe was born in Hatherleigh, Devon (my 4th grandfather). Rebecca’s father was John Northcott, and her mother was Elizabeth Colridge. They were married at St Petrock, Exeter, Devon, in 1692. Rebecca’s 4th great grandmother was Julyan Kearne of Tresillian, whose husband was Philip Northcott (my 11th great grandparents) I am still not sure I am on the right track tracing back to Phillip Northcott, who is on my direct bloodline. I hope you can help me trace back as I find it hard with too many “John Northcott”! Keep posting, Bob! 😉
3rd May 2022

Northcott Ancestry
Julyan Kearne of Tresillian and Philip Northcott were my 11th great aunt and uncle. My 11th great grandfather John Northcott, was Phillip's brother. I have not traced Phillips descendants...my tree is already too large at 11,000 ancestors! But our 12th great grandparents are Walter Northcott and Elizabeth Hill. I've traced their pedigree back to Sir Galfridus FitzWalter de Northcote the progenitor of the Northcote/Northcott name, and beyond to the Dukes of Normandy, and the kings of Norway, Sweden and Denmark to King Fjolnir (240-300 AD), the progenitor of the Yngling dynasty. You can also trace our ancestors by going to GoogleBooks and searching for Devonshire Wills, starting on page 441. Galfridus was the son of Walter le Ponz, the son of Mauger le Ponz, Archbishop of Rouen, the son of Richard, 4th Duke of Normandy, descended from the 1st duke, Rollo "The Viking." The do a Google search for Rollo and select the geni.com link. This will take you all the way back to King Fjolnir. I hope this helps!
12th February 2022

Update...
Today I booked my flights to Edinburgh, and also tacked on Uppsala, Sweden! I've updated my blog a bit.
12th September 2021

Scottish Ancestors
Wow! Very impressive pre-trip reading and planning Bob 😊 I'm also impressed with the amazing list of sights, and castles, included in your itinerary, as well as Iona. I look forward to reading about your long- awaited trip when it comes, and hopefully it will indeed, God-willing.
12th September 2021

Scottish Ancestors...
I've had plenty of time to do the research! We are praying that Covid restrictions will be gone by next June so that we can go.
30th August 2021

Scotland 2022
Looks like you've got a bit of a Lucy and Charlie Brown football situation going on. Here's hoping you finally kick that ball in 2022! Both your ancestry research and trip planning are really impressive. So many great things there that I'd like to see too, especially Iona and a Highland games. How many days have you given yourself for the whole trip?
30th August 2021

Scotland 2022...
We are planning on two weeks. However, we may add a couple days if we fly into Manchester as the cost to fly into Edinburgh has almost doubled.
29th August 2021

Ancestry
You've done so well to go so far back on your family tree and to discover you're both related albeit 23rd cousins. I wish you all the best and hope your trip happens for 2022.
28th August 2021

Tracking the Ancestors
You've done enormous research and it has paid off. Finding the links between your family and Linda's is time well spent. Now you've got some great stories to pass along. Enjoy the trip next year.
28th August 2021

Tracking Ancestors...
It's been a treasure hunt! Scotland is an ideal place to track ancestors as they have very good records, and once you find a link to aristocracy, then you are in as they all married within a small number of families. I'm surprised that they don't all have six fingers! I've also enjoyed the history of Scotland...it is now personal.
27th August 2021

Ancestrally famous people
Not to denigrate my ancestors...my grandfather on my father's side was one of the leaders of the 1926 UK miners' strike. When it was quashed, he was unable to get any work in Scotland so migrated to Boston in the US where one of his brothers had gone in the early 20s. (I still have relatives there who I am in contact with.) He was killed in 1929 in an explosion at Everett, Mass., before the rest of the family were able to follow him. His compensation was enough for my grandmother to open a small shop in Glasgow, Scotland, but the crash of 1932 saw her bankrupted.
28th August 2021

Thanks for sharing...
the story of your courageous ancestors who fought against adversity. Could you tell us more about what happened to your grandmother after 1932? Thar's why we search for our ancestors...to see where we come from and what makes us who we are.
26th August 2021
Scots in full regalia in Glen Coe

The Scots
Fabulous pic, Bob. 5 stars.
26th August 2021
Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness

Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness
I love castles...position, position, position...usually commanding the best views. I have posted your Urquhart and Eilean Donan pics in TB's "Palaces & Castles" thread in the Photography Forum. Check 'em out.
24th August 2021

The Bob & Linda Family Tree
Impressive as always, Bob. I hope you are keeping records of your research and conclusions for your kids & successors as without these details be lost. Denise's brother has become obsessed with their family genealogy and had a book bound & printed of their father's family arrivals from UK to Australia with copies of all the old records included titled "How We Got to Be Here". He was really proud of extensive records that one ancestor was jailed for 'refusing to work' during a miner's strike...history in action. We spent one Christmas staying with Denise's brother & his wife and I researched my father's mother who was the first woman to graduate in medicine in Newfoundland and was amazed at the information that I found...much more detail than the page in a Canadian history book on her. The little of my family history I have been told over the years I should record lest also be lost. By the way I note you do not have Lochnaw Castle at Stranraer, Scotland on your list...where my mother resided until a fire took her life. Life is a journey...glad you are making the most of yours!
26th August 2021

Bob and Linda Family Tree
Yes, I know how to access all the documents for my family tree, although with almost 10,000 ancestors, I didn't upload them all...just the most important ones. I recall your blogs about tracking your ancestors in the UK and the amazing connections you made. My Mom's ancestors immigrated to the Lewisport area in Newfoundland from Devon in 1813 or so, but they were fishermen. Was your ancestor nearby?
24th August 2021

Ancestral castles
Eileann Donan Castle is Sylvia's ancestral home. If you go there and the Laird is home (she still lives there from to time) say hello from Sylvia and me. We have met her several times both in Scotland and when she has visited Australia for McRae clan get-togethers. Lovely person. I'll be following your travels with interest. Sadly, no aristocracy in my ancestory - only miners, clay pipemakers and weavers.
26th August 2021

Ancestral Castles...
Wow! That is interesting that Eileann Donan Castle is Sylvia's ancestral home. The picture of that castle in my blog is from a previous trip. Given that we have been there before, and with no ancestral ties there, we have decided to go to Mull and Iona instead of Skye. It's hard to fit in another castle, although being able to make a connection to you is intriguing.
15th July 2021

Endemic
Indeed, I can't wait for that day either, Bob.
15th July 2021

😔
I'm sorry to hear this news Bob, and I wish you and your family all the best at this time.

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