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Skeletons in the cupboard?

Location
Sheffield
From
England
Since Ancestry started publishing court records I've found a lot more rogues in my family. Have you found any surprises in your? Has a hithertoe respectable branch in your family turned out not as lilly white as you were previously thought?
 
Since Ancestry started publishing court records I've found a lot more rogues in my family. Have you found any surprises in your? Has a hithertoe respectable branch in your family turned out not as lilly white as you were previously thought?

Hey Duckweed

None at the moment but no doubt there will be some somewhere just havent come across them as yet. I do have a bigimist who got 6 months jail but having 2 wives at the same time he probably needed a rest anyway. His second marriage was annuled, he then divorced his first wife and remarried the 2nd.

gibbo
 
Since Ancestry started publishing court records I've found a lot more rogues in my family. Have you found any surprises in your? Has a hithertoe respectable branch in your family turned out not as lilly white as you were previously thought?

Oh I wish DW. I've yet to find a skelly. My lot must have been 'holier than thou' types. Still, plenty of rellies to go yet.:)

Steve.:)
 
If you go into an old cottage and open an old wardrobe a skeleton may be standing in there then there will be skeleton in the cupboard literally. :2fun: :D :D
 
Oh yes!
My ever so upright paternal Grandad's mother was 6 months pregnant with him when she married (marriage cert proof!) plus HER dad was illegitimate. My Grandad God rest him was a wonderful man who never swore but I bet Nanna did when I sent my tree over to her! She is 99 and would be absolutely horrified! Not nice info but at least the human race is consistant - illegitimacy was not reserved for this century!!

Since Ancestry started publishing court records I've found a lot more rogues in my family. Have you found any surprises in your? Has a hithertoe respectable branch in your family turned out not as lilly white as you were previously thought?
 
Oh yes!
My ever so upright paternal Grandad's mother was 6 months pregnant with him when she married (marriage cert proof!) plus HER dad was illegitimate. My Grandad God rest him was a wonderful man who never swore but I bet Nanna did when I sent my tree over to her! She is 99 and would be absolutely horrified! Not nice info but at least the human race is consistant - illegitimacy was not reserved for this century!!

Thats for sure Karen! a lot of mine were married and within 5 to 6 months a baby appears. Oh but they would never do that:2fun:

gibbo
 
My clergyman fathers ancestors were a disreputable lot but then my father never claimed he came from a saintly family. My father in law had a grandmother who always behaved like her family was better than everyone else's. True her roots go back to landed gentry but her father was the illegitimate son of a factory girl and made drill bits. Doesn't bother me and wouldn't have bothered my father in law but she must have known her lowly origins as her grandmother never married.
 
I once found some skeletons in my cupboard,i wanted to fight them....but they didnt have the stomach for it.
No doubt i have a few rogue skeletons in the family...funny that i am looking abit skinny these days.
 
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