vrijdag 30 september 2011

Agatha Maria Vink

Een noodlottig ongeluk treft de 22 jarige Agatha Maria Vink uit Noordwijk, en haar collega, de 24 jarige Geertruida Margaretha Kerkvliet op die mistige en koude eindejaars avond op die 27ste december 1926. Ze willen vlug naar huis en nemen een kortere weg over een gesloten spoorbaan. De trein treft ze op de Padox-brug. Een droevig einde.1 VINK, Agatha Maria, geb. Noordwijk,ZH,NL 25-05-1904, schoonmaakster bij houtfabriek Padox, overl. Warmond,ZH,NL 27-12-1926. Verongelukt bij een treinongeluk bij het oversteken van de treinbaan bij zware mist.

Generatie II

2 VINK, Jeroen Volkert, geb. Noordwijk,ZH,NL 05-05-1863, ged. (RK) ald. 05-05-1863. Jero Volquiris, kweker, overl. Noordwijk,ZH,NL 11-05-1932, tr. ald. 31-05-1900.
3 De HEUS, Antje, geb. Alkemade,ZH,NL 31-08-1862,

Generatie III

4 VINK, Volkert Jeroensz, ged. (RK) Noordwijk,ZH,NL 08-07-1836 (get.: Cornelis Vink en Sijmetje Vink), landbouwer, tr. ald. 31-05-1860, tr. kerk ald. 31-05-1860 (RK) (get.: in facie ecclesiae).
5 Van WENT, Geertrudis Cornelia Petronella, ged. (RK) Noordwijk,ZH,NL 11-12-1833 (get.: Agatha Maria Dobbe, Gerardus Dobbe en Geertrudis van Noort).

6 De HEUS, Gerardus,gehuwd met

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donderdag 29 september 2011

Richard Madeley

Vandaag krijgt u de aflevering van gisteren, "als u begrijpt wat ik bedoel". Persoonlijke mening, beetje saai, maar misschien denkt u er heel anders over. Gewoon op de herhaling wachten, komt wel weer een keertje aan de beurt! Volgt de samenvatting:

Now in his mid-50s, Richard Madeley thinks he’s at a turning point following the ending of his onscreen double act with wife Judy Finnigan. “I do feel in a very new place in my life, professionally and personally,” he says. Lately, Richard adds, he’s been pondering “why I am the way I am”.

Richard can already trace his father’s family back to the Victorian era, but his knowledge of his Canadian mother Mary Claire’s forebears is “pretty patchy”, so it’s here that he wants to concentrate his research. He begins by heading to Norfolk to visit his mother, who says that Richard’s grandfather, Hector MacEwan, was a logger and farm worker who emigrated to Canada from Scotland. In the prairie province, Saskatchewan, Hector met and married Barbara Bailey.

Mary Claire has warm memories of Barbara’s mother, Mary Alvenia Murdock (born circa 1868), and it’s with his great-grandmother that Richard begins his research. The 1871 Canadian census shows her living in Nova Scotia, a province on the east coast, and Richard heads across the Atlantic in search of more information.

In snowy Bridgetown, Nova Scotia, he investigates an apparent discrepancy. Mary Alvenia’s father, John Murdock, is described in different documents as a “farmer” and a “gentleman”. Which description is true? It turns out that John was a well-connected man, a friend of Canadian Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden (1854-1937). Moreover, John was descended from John Hicks, who came to Nova Scotia with his family in 1760.

A visit to a distant cousin reveals more. John was an American, who sailed 400 miles north from New England at a time when the west had yet to open up for settlers. At the time, Britain had only recently wrested control of Nova Scotia from the French and the province was a dangerous wilderness. John Hicks was a pioneer who risked everything to build a new life. “I’m just so full of admiration,” says Richard.

In order to learn more, Richard has to head south to the USA, where he wants to discover more about the family of John Hicks’ daughter-in-law, Sarah Chute. In Boston, he meets historian and genealogist Diane Rapaport, who shows him a petition from 1650, one of the first collective political actions of US woman. Richard’s forebear, Ann Woodward, is one of the signatories to a document in support of a midwife, Alice Tilly, who was accused of malpractice.

He also sees another document, written by Ann’s husband, Ezekiel Woodward, relating to his service in King Philip’s War, a conflict between settlers and Native Americans that broke out in 1675. Ezekiel was a sergeant and took part in the Great Swamp Fight, when the colonial militia attacked a fort on Rhode Island occupied by the Narragansett people.

But is this something to be proud about? The Narragansett use the term Great Swamp Massacre to describe events, claiming that women, children and the old, not warriors, perished that day. Meeting Native American historian John Brown at a memorial to what happened, Richard says he feels a sense of “visceral guilt”. “You’re not a bad person and you cannot change what was done back then,” Brown reassures him.

Back in Boston, Richard goes back one further generation. Ann’s father, William Beamsley, came to the new world in the 1630s to join the nascent Massachusetts Bay Colony, which was led by wealthy puritan John Winthrop. William was probably in search of both religious freedom and a better life.

Richard has discovered another pioneer. “They tried and they did it, they succeeded,” Richard says of his ancestors. He hopes he has at least something of their spirit.

donderdag 22 september 2011

Paisley Omslagdoek en Robin Gibb

Deze aflevering van WDYTYA brengt ons weer een heel stukje verder in onze Noordwijkse afkomst. De omslagdoek, ooit van een verre verwant gekregen, die ook niet meer precies wist wie de gulle gever ooit was geweest, is een originele geweven in het tradionele Paisley dessin, en zonder de geschiedenis over de voorouders van Robin Gibb zou uw afkomst het nooit geweten hebben.
Bee Gees star Robin Gibb discovers a tale of poverty and grit as he finds out how his paternal great grandfather overcame the odds to become a decorated soldier. The trail leads back to Paisley, the famous centre of Scottish weaving, as Robin attempts to solve the mystery of a family breakdown.
On his mother's side, Robin wants to find out more about his great grandmother, Cecilia Lynch, who was a midwife. As Robin follows the document trail, he is shocked to discover that his great grandmother was hauled before the Midwives Penal Board in a tragic case involving one of the babies she had delivered. What happened - and was Cecilia at fault?

donderdag 15 september 2011

Alan Carr

Gisteren de aflevering van WDYTYA met Alan Carr gemist? Vlgt hier nog de samenvatting.
Chatty Man Alan Carr says he’s always been intrigued by genealogy. Well, he adds, so long as genealogy means family history rather than the study of rocks. “I’d like to see where I come from,” says the comedian, “cos I don’t know where I’m going!”
First up, this means heading north to meet his father at St James’ Park, home of Newcastle United, where Graham Carr is the chief scout. “Did you think I’d ever come out of this tunnel?” jokes Alan as he walks out towards the pitch.
Graham played professionally and went on to become a manager, but he wasn’t the first footballer in the family. Wilf Carr, Alan’s grandfather, also made his living from the game. Clippings from the 1920s suggest a promising striker who was knocking goals in for Newcastle’s reserves before injury ended his playing career.
It’s a picture far removed from the man Alan knew in later life. “You’ve got understand the granddad I knew was this man with a gammy leg and a stick,” he says. Instead of finding fame and fortune, Wilf spent the majority of his working life as a coal miner.
Next, Alan wants to know more about his mother’s side of the family, the Carters. It’s a quest complicated by confusion over his great-grandparents’ names. “I love a mystery,” says Alan. “I smell a rat with the Carter family in the best possible sense.”
Alan’s great-grandfather, Henry Carter, was also known as Edward Mercer. Why? Could it have something to do with his relationship with Maria Annie Wayman, mother of his 12 children? In 1905, prior to setting up home with Henry, Maria was married to a Thomas Laing. A Carter family reunion, where Alan meets his great-aunt, Doreen, provides more information, but also raises more questions about the lives of the couple, who were both Londoners.
Alan goes to meet historian June Balshaw, who’s been trawling through official records. Marie, it turns out, had two children with Laing, but by 1911 was living as Henry’s ‘lodger’. By 1916, the couple had moved to Crayford, Kent. In 1938, they finally married with Annie, as she was known, declaring herself to be a widow.
It’s still a confusing story, but a meeting with historian Nigel Steel helps to clarify matters. Henry Carter was a deserter, who joined a Camberwell ‘pals’ battalion’ in 1915, but obviously thought better of his decision. Had the authorities caught him, Henry would have faced two years of hard labour as a ‘domestic deserter’. Instead, he adopted a new identity, Edward Mercer.
Yet Alan still isn’t entirely convinced. Why is Henry Carter listed as the father on his children’s birth certificates rather than Edward Mercer? At the Centre for Kentish Studies, historian Sandra Dunster explains that police would have been far more likely to look at electoral records than birth certificates when hunting for deserters.
Alan has addresses for his great-grandfather so he checks these against the electoral register. The name Edward Mercer appears here. In other words, working as a labourer at Crayford’s huge Vickers armaments factory, Henry Carter was hiding in plain sight, perhaps pretending to be someone declared unfit to fight.
There’s one final twist: Henry’s first home in Crayford was just a few doors from where Alan lived as a child. Alan’s come to terms with the fact that his forebear was a deserter. “I think he protected [Annie],” he says. “It sounds cheesy, but he chose love over war. He was a lover not a fighter.”

zaterdag 10 september 2011

Behanger en Zadelmaker

Gerardus Hiep, geboren 10 september 1834 te Noordwijk en aldaar overleden op 27 oktober 1874, van beroep behanger en zadelmaker. Is het toeval, dat vandaag, precies op zijn geboortedag, dit stukje onder de aandacht van 'Afkomst' is gekomen? Daarom, een toost op zijn leven! Proost!

donderdag 8 september 2011

The Roots of Emilia Fox

Although she’s eight months pregnant as she begins filming her episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, Silent Witness star Emilia Fox thinks it’s an ideal time to be researching her family tree. She can’t think of a “better present” for the baby than “to find out who they are”. Besides, partner Jeremy Gilley is busy overseeing noisy and messy renovations of the couple’s home, so what better time to escape? Emilia’s father is the actor Edward Fox and he’s able to share memories of his own father, Robin Fox, who was a successful agent, representing such stars as Robert Morley, Dirk Bogarde and Vanessa Redgrave. Going back another generation, Robin’s mother, Hilda Hanbury, herself walked the boards in the late Victorian era. To learn more about Hilda, Emilia heads to the Victoria & Albert Museum and its theatre archives. In 1891, a teenage Hilda made her West End debut as an “agreeable” Nancy Ditch in a play called Miss Tomboy. She followed her sister, Lily Hanbury, one of the most famous actresses of the era, onto the stage. But did Hilda get out from under her sister’s shadow? That’s certainly the suggestion of an 1894 programme that shows Hilda was part of the renowned leading man Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree’s company. A visit to Bristol University’s theatre archives, though, reveals that Hilda never progressed beyond small parts. Instead, she quit acting and in 1905 married Arthur William Fox, a man of “of independent means” according to the wedding certificate. Lily too left the theatre in 1905, but here the parallels between the sisters’ lives grow sombre. In 1908, Lily died two days after the death of her child. Hilda also lost a child, family tragedies that Emilia identifies strongly with, having once had a miscarriage. More happily, two of Hilda’s children are still alive, Pam (90) and Mary (104), who live in Cornwall after moving to the county as members of the Women’s Land Army. Visiting her great-aunts, Emilia discovers that Hilda’s marriage wasn’t a success because, to quote Mary, ‘Willy’ “ran orf with an American tart”. For the sisters, a guilded upbringing came to an abrupt end with their parents’ divorce. Yet there was still happiness to come. In her later years, Hilda lived with her daughters and a photograph shows her content and smiling. As for Willy, he left just £889 in his will. But where did Willy’s squandered riches come from? A first clue is to be found at the Royal College of Music. Willy’s father, Samson Fox, paid outright for its construction with donations of £45,000 (equivalent to £2.5 million today) and his bust sits in the entrance hall. “I am gobsmacked that anyone in our family had made that sort of money,” says Emilia. As to how he made his cash, Emilia learns more on a trip north. A child labourer, Samson became an apprentice in an engineering works. An ingenious inventor, the seriously bearded Samson became seriously rich with his invention of the corrugated boiler flue, made by his own Leeds Forge Company, which enabled steam engines to produce more power. But why didn’t such an obviously eminent man and philanthropist receive a knighthood? In Harrogate, where Samson eventually made his home, Emilia solves this puzzle. Samson researched and heavily promoted water gas, an alternative to the coal gas once used to light Britain’s homes and streets. This led him into a financial scandal. While Samson later proved his innocence in court, his reputation in London society was tarnished forever. Still, Emilia hopes that some of Samson’s enthusiasm, inventiveness and his “little touch of genius” might be passed to her baby. Rose Fox was born shortly after filming wrapped.

zaterdag 3 september 2011

Larry Lamb

Heeft u de aflevering van afgelopen woensdag moeten missen, dan hierbij nog even de tekst met het voorgeslacht van Larry Lamb.

Actor Lawrence ‘Larry’ Lamb finds it easy to up sticks. “There’s a real wanderlust in me,” he says. “It’s like, what’s on the other side of the hill?” His mother Jessie shares this “move-on, gypsy” quality. Little does Larry realise how his next journey, into the past, will reveal others with the same restless spirit.

Larry wants to learn more about his mother’s side of the family. Jessie was adopted in 1930 at a time when this was a process shrouded in secrecy and it’s only recently that an adoption support agency has gathered together documents related to what happened. On a visit to his mother in Eastbourne, he even sees the note where her mother, Catherine Walker Burns Rose, confirms that she’s giving up her daughter for adoption.

First, Larry wants to know more about his maternal grandfather, Albert Day, who worked on fairgrounds. At the Black Country Living Museum, which counts old-fashioned rides and stalls among its exhibits, Larry meets historian Guy Belshaw. The Days, Larry discovers, were a well-known, prosperous fairground family.

Albert’s father, also known as Albert, was a “menagerie proprietor”. At the National Fairground Archive in Sheffield, Larry learns more about the Days. Albert’s brother, James ‘Jimmy Wildbeast’ Day, with whom young Albert lived following the death of his mother from TB, was a famous lion tamer. “He knows how to strike a pose,” says Larry as he sees a picture of his great-great uncle.

With help from the Showmen’s Guild, Larry’s able to find a branch of his family still involved in the business. In Devizes, Wiltshire, Larry meets John Joseph Day, Jimmy’s grandson, who’s able to show him a picture of “Little” Albert Day Junior in a World War One uniform. Sadly, the family don’t know what happened to Albert. A “restless” man, he disappears off the radar after 1926, the year Jessie was born.

Still, Larry’s delighted with what he’s found. “This life would certainly suit [Jessie], that’s for sure, constantly moving on,” he says.

Larry next turns his attention to tracing his grandmother, a woman that Jessie vaguely remembers from a single childhood visit and whom she’s long dreamt of meeting. Marriage records reveal that Catherine re-married in 1932 (although the certificate says she’s a spinster…) in a civil ceremony, to Louis Rosen. In 1938, the two got hitched again, in a religious service at Walford Road Synagogue in Stoke Newington, a gap explained by Catherine going through the long process of converting to Orthodox Judaism.

Just in time, because she was four months pregnant at the time of the second ceremony, with Jessie’s half-brother, John Michael Rosen. Here the trail runs cold until Larry checks passenger liner records. In February 1953, the Rosens emigrated to Los Angeles.

On the west coast, Larry finds traces of Catherine’s new life. In 1962, she became an American citizen. Louis died in 1967 and Catherine remarried in 1971. Sadly, Jessie’s dream of seeing her mother again isn’t to be. Kay Rosen Levitz, as she was known at time of her death, passed away in 1991.

But there’s a final twist. Her son, John, is alive and lives on the outskirts of LA. On a rainy day, Larry goes to meet his uncle, who at the age of 72 has suddenly discovered, like his sister, that he’s not an only child.

Larry reflects on the way he’s gradually built up a picture of the lives of Albert and Catherine. “You’re just part of the journey yourself,” he says. “Now that I have an understanding of those two other grandparents, I feel stronger.”