Friday, 16 May 2014

What's in the basket?

Last weekend, I had a surprise email from a distant cousin. There was a zip file attached, containing a selection of photographs that had recently come into her possession. Among them was this shot of my Great Great Grandmother and her husband.

Wellington ('Duke') and Eliza Jane ('Jinny') Light.
 
If you haven't done so already, you can read more about 'Jinny' and 'Duke', here, and here.

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  1. This is just the cutest couple ever. What an incredible surprise to receive. Lucky you, and I'm sure it will be lucky for us too! I hope your Friday is as sweet as these two!

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    1. Yes, Karen, it's a very welcome addition to the family album. Hopefully, I'll be able to share more in due course.

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  2. Is it one of those piglets?

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  3. Wonderful pictures-- tell us more about these folks! I know you.ve told us some but you need to get down everything you remember.

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    1. Most of the information I have about 'Duke' and 'Jinny' has been passed down from family members who knew them, Vicki. I am working on filling in some of the blanks, but the research is sporadic and slow moving.

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  4. Such an amazing story. One of our family friends, who became a dear friend to me, was the illegitimate offspring of a Russian Jewish immigrant and an English aristocrat visiting New York. I always felt Diane had an innate pride that came from both sides! But it was very, very hard for her and her mother to make their way in the world.

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    1. Yes, Christine. Often, what sounds like a romantic or exotic life to outsiders, is often tough and testing for those at the heart of it.

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