L for Landscape.
This landscape scene is about 200 metres from my great grand fathers home in Falmouth, Cornwall. I wrote about this trip to Falmouth in Cornwall in a post called Visiting Your Ancestral Town. As I mentioned in the earlier blog post Mr TG has driven me around a number of sites in Cornwall. I wanted to see the places my great grandfather and his family lived before he journeyed to New Zealand in 1875. It is an amazing feeling standing on the ground he and his brothers and sisters walked on so many years ago. With only a small amount of development since he left it is possible the views I saw were ones like the ones he saw too.
My great grandfather was Francis Kitto 1853-1934. He appears in the 1871 Census with Tailor as an occupation.
Gosh I just thought that means it may have been my great, great grandparents saw this view too. They were Richard Kitto (1882-1886) and Jane Ellery (1882-1901). By the time of the census Richard Kitto’s occupation was a Mine Agent aged 49 as was Jane, his wife. A further person on the census page was Richard John Kitto (1859-1891). He also came to New Zealand and then settled in Australia.
View this #GenealogyPhotoADay along with others on Instagram.
The 2017 A to Z Blogging Challenge is based on my genealogy posts for #GenealogyPhotoADay. Not that I post everyday on Instagram. I will be using past daily prompts starting with the appropriate letter. These are the 2017 A to Z posts that so far.
I welcome comments. Have you visited your ancestors homelands?