It's difficult to put my ancestors together in a thematic group. The further and further back I go with my family history research, the more diverse my ancestors seem to have been. So, this is why I have chosen ...
D is for droves of diverse ancestors
as the fourth step in my A-Z of quirky ancestor antics.
Please allow me to introduce you to some of my dead ancestors. Where the D-words associated with some of these ancestors were not so complimentary, I've ensured their names have not been disclosed for the purposes of decency and to ensure their descendants are not discomfited.
My paternal grandmother's people were the Butlers and Fitzpatricks from Doolough, a tiny townland in County Clare.
Don't forget great-Uncle Carew who, at one stage, ran a tent-pub at the Dunedoo races
Some disobedient ancestors were known for their run-ins with the wrong side of the law for assault, being drunk and disorderly or using obscene language.
In many photos of ancestors from days gone by, a dog or two can be found as dear companions.
Some downright difficult-to-identify photographs ...
Back in England, we find Aunt Sally, a dynamic woman by all accounts.
No doubt, there are other ancestors that I have not mentioned in this blogpost, including some difficult, dangerous, disappointing, disappointed, dutiful, divorced and even drunk ones. Stay tuned for future A-Z blogposts and you may meet some of them.