I'm my own Grandpaw
I (like many others) am actively researching my Family
History and am in the process of building as complete a picture as possible about my
family and relatives.
The Internet is a terrific tool for sharing research, my website is created to share my
research - primarily in an attempt to allow people to identify a common
interest and make contact through email.
I restrict what I publish so as to avoid falling foul of the Data Protection Act, but also
as a common courtesy to protect the privacy of people still living.
My interests fall into two clear camps:-
- My own family, regardless of surname
My Family contains enough information to determine if this might be your
family also, and then if you wish we can share information more fully.
- All UK-connected Glanvill(e)s, regardless as to whether they are related
This is my One Name Study.
Only partial information is published here (mainly dates and locations of birth
/ marriage / death, omitting addresses, census records, occupations etc) and only for people no longer living.|
I welcome approaches from people who believe they have a connection and who wish to share information.
[Hint: "Share" is a two-way process ! ! ]
My email address can be found top right of this page.
I have created a list of surname interests and family tree details of those
who are no longer alive - this forms the Corpse Collection (morbid
humour at no extra cost!), which is indexed and structured so that you don't have to download
a large file, but only the details pertinent to your interest.
I have now enough information on ancestors to look at their ages at death and causes of death (where known).
The information is maintained on my Drop Dead Gorgeous page.
I have started to look at the location of family members both in Time and Space.
That work is contained on my Family Mapping page.
The occupations of my direct ancestors are listed on my Ancestral Occupations page.
Progress to Date
I have so far identifed ancestors in 14 earlier generations, 451 named direct ancestors of my children, but over 50,000 named
individuals when I include all the other relations, including those ancestor's siblings and their descendants.
Given that there's theoretically over 1,000 ancestors to find up to only the 10th generation I'm very grateful for the marriages between
cousins in my ancestry and just wished they'd married thus more frequently!
Recent Breakthrough !
I have been extremely fortunate and
found a fossilised photograph of my 2.5 millions-times-Great, Grandfather. As you can see,
the family resemblance is striking.
It would appear Grand-Pappy was involved with some sort of animal husbandry. I suspect this
was taken just after milking-time.
A One-Name-Study records everything about a single surname (and spelling variants)
without regard as to whether all the individuals can be connected to your own family.
Some people publish the raw information as they find it, I have chosen to try to make family groups where
I do also publish raw information AND information generously contributed by fellow researchers.
My Glanville's Galore page is the start point for this work.
For unrelated Glanvilles I publish EVERYTHING I hold, but again
only publishing information for people no longer living.
[Hint: "Everything" means it will be a waste of time asking if I know their date of marriage when you cannot see it there ! ! ]
I have published on-line information pertaining both to my own family
ancestry and of my Glanvill(e) researches.
The information is to be found published here.
Sometimes there can be a conflict in working out your ancestors
relationship, and multiple relationships can exist between two people, as evidenced in the
words of this old song by Dwight Latham and Moe Jaffe...
Many, many years ago when I was twenty-three
I was married to a widow who was as pretty as could be.
This widow had a grown up daughter who had hair of red
My father fell in love with her and they too were wed.
This made my dad my son-in-law and changed my very life
For my daughter was my mother cause she was my father's wife.
To complicate the matter even though it brought me joy
I soon became the father of a bouncing baby boy.
My little baby then became a brother-in-law to dad
And so became my uncle though it made me very sad.
For if he was my uncle then that also made him brother
Of the widow's grown-up daughter who, of course, was my stepmother.
Father's wife then had a son who kept them on the run
And he became my grandchild for he was my daughter's son.
My wife is now my mother's mother and it makes me blue
Because although she is my wife she's my grandmother too.
If my wife is my grandmother then I'm her grandchild
And every time I think of it, it nearly drives me wild.
For now I have become the strangest case you ever saw
As husband of my grandmother I am my own grandpaw.
Midi Tune Key of C, played slowly.
I'm my own grandpaw
I'm my own grandpaw
It sounds funny I know
But it really is so
Oh, I'm my own grandpaw.