You only have to type a name like Thomas Cree into Google and you are overloaded with information about numerous Thomas Crees. It's very easy to be distracted from collecting information about one of them and to go off on a treasure hunt for information about all the others. This story started while I was helping Trevor Cree to locate Thomas Cree, a prison warder at Dartmoor Prison, but that one has been finished for now.
The trail led me to Thomas Cree an "Australian rower" according…Continue
Added by Mike Spathaky on April 22, 2012 at 21:30 — No Comments
I have spent some time over the last week or so looking at the family of James Cree, weaver from Lisburn, County Antrim since Theresa Black, a descendant. emailed me. It turns out that two brothers John and Thomas Cree, both joined the Royal Marines in Lisburn, though at different times, and both ended up in Devon. John, the older by about seven years, was Theresa's great-great-gradfather. He joined up in 1847 and after 21 years service settled in Devon. By then he had married Susan Denslow…Continue
Added by Mike Spathaky on April 19, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments
Today I have copied the will of Glasgow merchant John Cree, which Trevor had transcribed and sent to me a few days ago, into the Cree Genealogy Database. It's at http://www.cree.name/genealogies/will1545.htm. I have also entered various details from the will into the personal details of John and his family members who are mentioned in it - including a daughter-in-law and three grandchildren whom we didn't know about previously!…Continue
Added by Mike Spathaky on April 6, 2012 at 22:45 — No Comments
A New Branch of the Cree Family of Fife and Devon??
On Sunday, 1st April 2012, I was focussing once again on trying to find out more information about my Cree family history in Ireland when I came across the following death announcement in one of the Limerick papers (http://www.limerickcity.ie/media/10%2020%2052.pdf):
"At Turnchapel, near Plymouth, Celia Cree, daughter of the…Continue
Yesterday I scanned the charts from my print copy of Jessie's Sea Diary of 1861-2 and emailed them to Lindsay Robertson. He/she (?) had requested them ages ago while I was in Australia (where I didn't have them) so glad to have got that job off the to-do list. Must think about putting the booklet on the web site as HTML pages (like Emigrant) rather than a single PDF file (without the charts).Continue
Added by Mike Spathaky on April 5, 2012 at 13:27 — No Comments