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Friday, February 4, 2011

Way, way back-SS #60

Sepia Saturday #60
Happy SS to all.
I have been searching for photos as I do my Ancestry.Com research and came up with an old, old photo.

 I know it is blurry, but I had to enlarge and not too good with the enhancement tools yet.

This is Margaret Dame Browning my 10th ggmother.
Born in 1520 in Chelmaford, Essex, England
Died in 1625 in Hunsdon, Hertfordshire, Endland.
Now that is going way back.
She was the daughter of  
Chelmsford De Browning born in 1494 in Essex, England.
Could not find mother's name.

She married Sir Thomas Foster (1515-1599) in
I could find no mother for her and lots about Sir Thomas Foster.

Thomas Foster married Margaret Browning 20 July 1545 in Hunsdon, Hertfordshire.
Margaret was daughter of Browning of Chelmsford, Essex.
Thomas Forster, Gentleman was the son of Roger Forster, 2nd son of the Thomas Forster of Etherston in the County of Northumberland, Esq.
He was yeoman of the Queen, Her Majestry's chamber.
His will was proved at Chelmsford in Essex.

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Karin said...

Oh wow, that's a long way back! Just imagine all the people involved in that family tree!

Alan Burnett said...

My goodness you have managed to get back a long way. That must be the oldest Sepia Sat ancestor picture we have ever had!

Cad said...

1520? Goodness, now I feel like a newcomer to the block! LOL

Anvilcloud said...

My goodness: all of the way back to Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. I wonder where that painting is located these days?

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

When I first started finding these ancestors, I thought can I be sure but if you know anything about Ancestry.Com you now it can be verified and the sources are there. Sometimes you do have to make a decision if there is more than one name attached to a story. But I am learning how to use it well. Give it a try sometime. It costs a yearly subscription but it is worth it.

Rudee said...

Amazing ancestry! One of these days, I'm going on a hunt, too.

Karen S. said...

First, thank you for the nice comment on my SS last week! Being from America I am so interested in everything from far across the big pond as they call it sometimes! This is a remarkable photo and wow you have gone back so very far! I too am looking into our ancestors and only hope to get this kind of find someday! Thanks for sharing her! Have a blessed day! Oops great blog header photo too!

Pat transplanted to MN said...

Blurry or not that is a very old picture! 1520!! What is a yeoman? Not unusual to find more about the men than the women.

I too spend hours on and have learned a lot, still digging there.

Your new blog design is colorful! Is that a self portrait?

Kristin said...

that is way back!

Pondside said...

How interesting - to reach back across time and know that there's a little of her in you!

linda said...

How great to have a picture of someone from so long ago. Very interesting to find out these things about your family, isn't it.
I've thought about, but haven't joined yet.

MuseSwings said...

You DO get the prize for the oldest "photo"! How wonderful to be able to trace your family back that far.

Karen S. said...

Not sure if my first comment will get to you, a glitch in the old computer! So I'll recomment! Thanks for your nice comment last week on my SS post. Yours today is quite remarkable and I only hope to actually go back this far too! Amazing isn't it who are ancestors were!

Christine H. said...

Wow, that does go a long way back. Amazing!

sEAN bENTLEY said...

Yow, that beats me by a few years, but my Elizabethan ancestors weren't high-falutin' enough to have their portraits painted!

Tattered and Lost said...

I just know if I did a search I'd discover nothing but horse thieves. Scottish horse thieves.

~Tracie~ said...

What a wonderful photo! You inspire me to keep plucking away in my family search, 1520! thats so amazing. Good Job :)

tony said...

I'm Impressed! I cant go much further back than 3 generations!

L. D. Burgus said...

You really are heading way back into the past. I can't get that far, but I guess I haven't tried.