Inns of North Walls and Brims

With several ships a day regularly arriving in and leaving from Longhope, you’d think there might be a few licensed establishments for the refreshment of the sailors on board. Was this so? This clipping from 1870 gives an idea of the number of ships arriving in and leaving from the anchorage at Longhope as they  |  more…

My old missus, a mother’s tale

Mothers’ Day is the theme for the #52ancestors challenge this week. As that is a tie-in to the American festival, I’m going to swap and take the British Mothering Sunday as my prompt. Ann Thomson (1816-1904) Ann is my x2 great grandmother in my father’s direct line, the wife of Hugh Rosie or Ross (1816-1892).  |  more…