Saturday 7 February 2015
OH had long lie in whilst I battled with my changing name relations. I find an Ada Rosanna Roberts born 1888. However, when I find mum and her siblings, the maiden name of the mother is Chatwood/Chetwood. I find an Ada Chetwood marrying my grandfather Frank Richards. Looking through my old diaries, I find some information following a discussion I had with mum. Oh why didnt I write down more? Even so, trying to get a logical sequence of events out of my mother was like chasing a very small rabbit around a very large warren. It appears that my maternal great grandmother was called Roberts. Oh bugger, that it makes it easy (not). Looking through Ancestry.com which I discovered has free access to the census records!!!, I find my Aunt Mabel aged 6 living with her grandparents in Shropshire. She is bearing the name Roberts at this point - but is called Chetwood by the time she marries my uncle Alf in 1931. I am very confused. I still cant find anyone by the name of Ada Chetwood or Chatwood linked with the name Roberts in the late 19th century. This is all riveting but I think there is more to be discovered. Mum had a huge box full of family photos and information. Must ring up my cousin and sister.
OH traipsed me around some more boggy fields. It was not interesting. Went for a foul coffee and bought lottery tickets for this evening. When I win the lotto, I am paying something to delve into my name swopping relatives.