Lakes District

We stop of in Lancaster on the way to Ambleside on the high road, through the lakes district.


We leave the ferry at Holyhead and travel to Bridgnorth so that Wendy can research her ancestors. We stay at the Parlors Hall Hotel. I visit Iron Bridge, the home of the Industrial Revolution. I then spend the day at Bridgnorth, visiting theFunicular, St Leonard’s Church and the Severn River Railway.

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The Harley’s live in Brampton Bryan Castle and have their old family castle as a ornament in the front yard. Lord Robert Harley is my ancestor here. I then travel to Wigmore Castle to see the home of my grand uncle – Earl Robert De Mortimer, who tried to seize the English throne. I also . . . → Read More: PART 5A THE NORMANS

Dublin and surrounds

A few days in Dublin. We stay at the Parliament Hotel, because we never realized that this was the weekend of the Hurlinggrand final. On the first full day I go to Glendalough. On the second day we go to Knowth and Newgrange. Finally we visitDublin Castle.

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London to Dublin

Arriving in Shooter’s Hill I visit the site, now a War Hospital of the 80 room mansion called Hazelwood House, which belonged to the father George Harley, father of Elizabeth Harley (1765-1842). They are Great…Grandparents.

I then meet up with Wendy who has arrived from Europe. We visit Harrods. On the . . . → Read More: London to Dublin

Saxons and Normans

Sussex is where several of my ancestors lived. The Norman descended ancestors, who connected into the family in Australia only a few generations back. The Anglo-Saxon ancestors are from the Cramp side. My Marks side members also come from Sussex, but Marks is a Jewish name. We do not know if they . . . → Read More: Saxons and Normans