Above photo of Alma Fanny
How interesting it is to find out where all our famlies started from. Also interesting to know there health what age did they lived too. Why we are here today from whom and where and from who. What did they look like. It doesn’t make any difference to now but can join the dots so your out of the dark to find out for ourselves. We all love to see old photos, I found out what my 4 times grandparents back to in 1825. With that you can find their parents.
There must be so many people we are all related to in some way and not even know if we meet them in during our life. Sometimes you can see people can look a lot alike and maybe they could be related. Even personaitily can be alike with so many people.
Getting a NDA is quite popular now and to find out 6 times or longer.
I found a site about how my Aunt found out about family photo back in the 1800s .
I was lend to this site like someone wanting to show me.
My Aunt had already started a family tree years back dated back to the Roche family.
The reason my Aunt did this is because her mother my Grandmother wanted to find out more about her past family.
My Aunt has past now r.i.p.
Grandma always said she thinks her great Grandmother’s family came from Ireland and some how back as far as France and also her family had royal connections.
I started researching to see as I always felt a connection with Ireland for some strange reason I feel that’s the place I would like to live in. Ireland draws me in like thats where I belong which is a weird because I have never been to Ireland before. It’s hard to explain why Ireland makes me feel that way. Love to see all the old builtings and castles where my past family lived in that country back in the day. Where there was bloody fighting when Ireland was invaded in the 1100 century.
All the old pictures of what they were wearing how they lived would be amazing to see.
We just thought that Grandma was dreaming because she would talk and act like she was the Queen haha.
Since I have being researching the past family history I knew these people were past family within me.. At first I wasnt sure but names and numbers rang bells. I screen shot the names that could be. I found out the names were connected past family.
We all are part off our past family in so many ways or we wouldn’t be here today. Back in those days they would have so many children.
The story that I found on a site was about a man who collected old photos and he got hold of a photo from his connections that was brought off e-bay . My Aunt seen the photo’s and knew who they were as she had a photo of the same people my Dads great grandparents who are family members in our family tree. My Aunt then got in contact with the person who was posting the photo. and gave him proof. This man was very nice and went out of his way to get the photo for my Aunt.
The lady was my great great Grandmother and Father in the photo named Frances Roche
( b. 1856- 1830 ) and Bartholomew ( b 1855 – 1902 ) , who travel from Ireland to NZ because Frances got pregnant and her mother and father didn’t like this man and send her to NZ.
In NZ Fances had six children named Alma ( my Great Grandma), William Henry, Florence May, Francis James, Alice Blanche, Sydney James.
Alma Fanny ( dob 1888 – 1941
Alma married Robert McGee and moved to Australia.
Alma Fanny and Robert Mc Gee had three children named Ivy Dorothy b 1913- 1994, Vera Moud
b 1915-1981, and Joyce Heathen ( Grandmother) b 1919- 2004.
Joy my Grandmother married Graham my Grandfather who had five children. They had three girls and two boys.
My Grandmother has pasted away r.i.p. and also my Father r.i.p. nine months after his mother died.
I have good memories of my Grandmother and her two sisters my Aunts who were very involved with us children when we were young. Many good memories at my Aunts place and taking us out for Xmas concerts. They were the nicest people.
My Grandmother had 5 children.Faye, Barbara, Graham ( my father) and last child Brian. Out of the four only one left alive.
My Grandmother, my father and his brother and sister have died from Cancer. family ( My father’s side).
Graham (my father) b 1943- 2005 who married my Mother Wendy. Who had 5 children. I was the second last child.
Family tree. (Frances Roche Mother and father.
Edward Francis Roche, his wife Dorothea Longfield.
Dorothea mother and father named Mary and Henry Longfield. I have being researching their parent on both sides.
Dorothea have been 61 years old and (Edward) and 63 years old when my great great grandmother Fances married.
Fances danghter Alma ( my Great Grandmother) who husband died and Alma got ill.
Then Alma was put in a mental hospital where they told Amba that her children died. Poor Alma was so upset thinking her children died which drove her crazy. Back in those days if you had a mental health problem they would send you away and carry on like nothing was wrong because they didnt want others knowing their daughter or sister was in a mental hospital. Alma was in and out of these mental hospital for years to come . Her brother James helped look after Alma’s 3 girls until they were old enough to to get their own place where they oldest Sister looked after the 2 others.
Also there’s a likeness in behavior with the men and woman that I find that interesting.
My Research on Roche family.
Family Roche history dates right back to Sir Robert de la Roche Knight Godebert
A prominent family in Rhos Godebert the Fleming of Rhos was born in Roch parish in 1096. Rodbert’s three sons, David, Henry and Adam took the name of de la Roche, He was a Flemish Knight and had 2 sons; Richard FitzGodebert de Roch and Rodebert FitzGodebert de Roch. They acquired the Roch name from the local parish area. Both became Knights and Richard FitzGodebert de Roch was the first Knight to land in Ireland in 1167, prior to the main Norman forces. The families became known as de Roche, or de Rupe (in latin) or Roche meaning rock in Englistand they acquired substantial property in Wales and Ireland, including
Roch Castle ( below) and Pill Priory.
In 1213 Roches was made Chief Justiciar in succession to Geoffrey Fitz Peter. This promotion was justified by the fidelity with which Roches supported the king through the First Barons’ War. However, by 1215, Hubert de Burgh was Chief Justiciar. In 1216, Roches was named Sheriff of Hampshire.
At the battle of Lincoln in 1217 Roches led a division of the royal army and earned some distinction by his valour; but he played a secondary part in the government so long as William Marshal held the regency. After Marshal’s death in 1219 Roches led the baronial opposition to Hubert de Burgh, with varying success. At first the justiciar was successful.
Roches was responsible for founding several monasteries in England and France, including Titchfield Abbey and Netley Abbey, both in Hampshire, England, and La Clarté-Dieu in Poitou, France. He gave his protection to the first group of Dominican friars to come to England in 1221.
Roche died on 9 June 1238
Sir Robert de la Roche Knight Godebert
A prominent family in Rhos Godebert the Fleming of Rhos was born in Roch parish in 1096. Rodbert’s three sons, David, Henry and Adam took the name of de la Roche, He was a Flemish Knight and had 2 sons; Richard FitzGodebert de Roch and Rodebert FitzGodebert de Roch. They acquired the Roch name from the local parish area. Both became Knights and Richard FitzGodebert de Roch was the first Knight to land in Ireland in 1167, prior to the main Norman forces. The families became known as de Roche, or de Rupe (in latin)
Next to research Longfield.
So far they were a very known family back in the old days.
Wishing everyone health and peace.