My Tangent - Written In The Stars? - And Something To Really Think About

01 March 2012

Good Day,

Is this something written in the stars?

Here is the weirdest thing I have come across in my short sojourn and workings of this my obsession of genealogy.

It is possible that my son’s ggg-grandfather John Robertson, from his father’s maternal line's and his ggg-grandfather Thomas Aldridge, from his mother’s paternal line's families may have known or at least passed by each other at the regular services at the now no longer existing St. Peter’s Church in Liverpool.

Check out the following images, downloaded from the Bishop's Transcripts.

8 November 1845 Bishop's Transcript, St. Peter's Church, Liverpool - William Donaldson aka Robertson
Item 9, FHL [1068927]

10 September 1849 Bishop's Transcript, St. Peter's Church, Liverpool - Thomas Henry Edward Aldridge
Item 4, FHL [1068940]

Now this would have been no big deal if JK’s ancestry, like so many were all from an immediate location on this planet we call Earth. But here’s the rub, JK’s father, me, was born in Jamaica. My gg-grandfather, JK’s ggg-grandfather John Robertson was born in Lanark, Scotland.

JK’s mother, Maureen was born in Montreal. Maureen and I met in Fredericton, New Brunswick at University. All-things-being-equal I believe I have deduced that her gg-grandfather, JK’s ggg-grandfather Thomas Aldridge was born in Beverley in the East Riding of Yorkshire in England…

But at a moment in time, it appears that the Robertson and the Aldridge Families were in Liverpool. It was between the years of 1845 and 1849 that there were Robertson and Aldridge children baptized in the same Parish Church, St. Peter’s in Liverpool.

Happenstance? Maybe? A chance meeting? Perhaps? But 167± years later I discover that there may have been an earlier connection.

Written in the Stars? Definitely something to think about.




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