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Just another day?


So I was able to partake in another trip out with my traveling cousin Andy on Monday and what a day it turned into! I kind of wonder at Andy`s knowledge of roads because he just never gets lost, the satellite navigation system does, he does`nt and thats pretty much the total truth. So we set off to get to Carlisle in the north of the country, long trip but simple and the plan was to do his job on-site then head for home via Liverpool and attempt to put a mystery into the light. Andy has done the most amazing job of cataloging the family tree and has reached back to the earliest descendant so far, one Robert Quick, who died in 1636!! This man held a quite important position in his local church being the parish clerk and also a schoolmaster fluent in English and Latin, so, a very learned man! Well Andy learned of his final resting place and we were off to discover it and log it!

So on this most beautiful of March days so far we did his work-thing, grabbed some grub (lovely!) in Penrith and headed off to Liverpool. Andy found the church where Robert lay at rest using his own built-in radar, All Saints, Childwall. I`ve intentionally linked to the only picture of the church on their official website, which I find a little sad actually as it is the most amazing parish church I think I`ve ever seen!!! Absolutely beautiful both inside and out and some of the original stonework dates back to saxon times – now thats old!!!

Andy found the grave stone after a long struggle and talks with a very helpful church warden who happily dug out old records dating back many a long year. The thing is, when he found the stone, he nearly jumped up in the air as though he just won the lottery or something!!! So there you go, one of the final pieces of the family jigsaw put into place – its like the final proof, something tangible and real you can see and touch. The stone was laid there in 1636 – nearly 400 years ago and still visible! Truly amazing…….

To see Andy`s work on this families geneology, AQ Geneology Site….
To see more pics of this day, see Lakes and Childwall at picasa….

All Saints Church, Childwall.All Saints Church, Childwall.



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  1. March 27, 2007 at 11:31 pm

    How incredible for your family, Charles. What a find, indeed!! Quite the feeling, I am sure, and a very emotional moment. I can relate, entirely.

    I loved all the photos…and what a treasure to find, at the end of the journey.

    I have been through Carlisle, via train, taking the train over to Lancaster, from there.

  2. March 27, 2007 at 11:42 pm

    Thanks Lorri, how interesting the Carlisle and Lancaster link! Where and what did you end up looking at on your travels up here?

  3. March 28, 2007 at 3:54 am

    Charles: This was six years ago. I took the train from Leeds to Newcastle, and then took the train to Carlisle and Lancaster. From Lancaster I went to London. I wanted to get over to the western part of England, and from there, go down to London, where my plane was leaving to return home. I took the train to get an overview of the western part of England, and see the scenery I had not seen in previous trips…of course it was all from the train. I did stop off in Newcastle, Carlisle, and Lancaster.

  4. March 28, 2007 at 3:54 am

    Andy must be in his glory, heh??!!

  5. March 28, 2007 at 7:46 am

    Wow Lorri, that was quite a train trip on our system!!!(which does`nt seem to work most of the time nowadays!)
    Andy? Ecstatic is the word!!! Truly grateful to have found this I can tell you, I wish I could find the words to convey it better!!

  6. March 28, 2007 at 3:31 pm

    Wow! Sounds like you had an incredible day! Loved the pics, too.

  7. March 28, 2007 at 5:50 pm

    Charles…yes…it was quite the train ride. LOL. I started out verrrrrrry early in the day. LOL

    Ecstatic, yes, indeed, I can only imagine.

  8. March 28, 2007 at 6:38 pm

    To Martha, yes it was an incredible day, very rewarding for this family! Thank You so much for your kind comment!

  9. April 1, 2007 at 3:46 pm

    Charles, I am glad you had such a great day. Tracing back the family tree can be so rewarding. We were so lucky to have a Great Aunt in England who was able to trace us back to the 1500’s. But to be able to actually travel to historic family sites must be awesome
    Glad you are doing well

  10. April 1, 2007 at 9:50 pm

    Thanks for stopping by Bill, its funny but the 1500`s seem to be a brick wall to get past, your Great Aunt indeed did a great job getting you that far back! We seem to be stuck here at the moment….

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