A for Ancestor Jane Gibson

A is for Ancestor Jane Gibson

A is for Ancestor Jane Gibson.

My ancestor Jane Gibson was born on 2 September 1854 at Rayleigh, Essex, England. Her father was George Gibson and Mother Elisabeth Gibson formally Clark. The text is hard to read on her birth certificate it appears George was a Surveyor at the time of Jane’s birth.

At 24 years old, on 23 September 1878, she married Edward Charles Dawson, 24, bachelor, watchmaker from London. His Father, Edward Thomas Dawson, was also a watchmaker. Jane’s father is listed as a builder on their marriage certificate.

Despite the damage on the photograph I was so glad to get a copy of this picture of my great grandmother, from a cousin.

View more #GenealogyPhotoADay posts on Instagram or check out my Family History Year to find out what happened on other dates in my family history.

A is for Ancestor - Jane Gibson

Background to this years contribution to the 2017 A to Z Blogging Challenge. I decided to not do the challenge this year as I’m quite busy with work.  Also I have started another of the Family History subjects at the University of Tasmania. Consequently I have not had time to prepare my posts ahead and posting everyday will not be possible with work commitments during April.

Then I thought I have a collection of draft posts based on my #GenealogyPhotoADay (some days, not everyday) on Instagram. Looks like I will be hunting for past daily prompts starting with the right letter. A for Ancestor Jane Gibson was an easy one. Here’s the collection of 2017 A to Z posts.

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12 thoughts on “A for Ancestor Jane Gibson

  1. So pleased you joined the challenge Fran. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us.

    Jill – Blogging the #AtoZChallenge at ballau.blogspot.com

  2. I’m thrilled that you are doing it in whatever form it ends up in by the end of the month! I think this is a wonderful blog and I really look forward to following.

    1. Angie, thanks for popping by, reading and leaving a comment. I loved that you are transcribing the diary. Your additional thoughts and comments add so much to the transcription too. Fran

  3. Hi Fran – good to see you posting – even if it isn’t what you had originally intended. All the best with the UTAS course. They are such great offerings aren’t they and there is always so much to learn.

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