Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all friends and relatives out there.

We’re taking a break between Christmases, as we will be getting two bites of the cherry this year. We had Christmas last week at St Nicholas Church in Brixton, and next Sunday we’ll be having it over again at St Thomas’s Church, Sunninghill Park, which is on the Old Calendar.

James Andrew Allen Hayes and Emily Healls

I haven’t had much new family history information for quite a while, partly because it’s the summer holidays and all the archives are closed or closing for Christmas, and partly because I’ve been busy with other things, which those interested can read about on my other blogs.

But on the Bristol and Somerset mailing list someone called Liz posted something about the HEALLS family of Bristol, and this family included the Emily HEALLS who married James Andrew Allen HAYES.

No startling new discoveries, but we were able to compare notes and get some of the details of the children more accurate. James Andrew Allen HAYES was the brother of my great-grandfather William Allen HAYES, and like him was a builder and carpenter in Bristol. I hope to make contact with his living descendants, if there are any.