Our adventure in family history

How it began

Will writes: I fell in love with family history when I was aged seven and ‘Aunty' Lizzie of Anglesey took me by the hand to show me the large sepia photos on the wall of her parlour, telling me which were “my people”.

Thirty years on, dad died. He left me an account of his first 16 years. This record of Liverpool in the early 1920s and his wonderful pen portraits of his parents and grandparents sparked my imagination.

The two incidents set me off on a pastime that has fascinated me for nearly 30 years.

Don’t miss...

Our BBC recording of Tamar Hoggarth
The Mary Max kidnap
• Henry Prossor's divorce (coming soon)
William Frank Bramhill’s biography
• The Liverpool Lifeboat Disaster of 1892
(coming soon)
The Bibby’s mill explosion of 1911
• George Alfred Unwin and the world’s first CQD (SOS) message (coming soon)
George 2 Unwin and the sinking of the Rotomahana
Our combined Ancestry tree
for Bramhill and Hudson

About us

Will Bramhill and Liz (nee Hudson) live in Colchester, Essex, UK. Will is a  newspaper sub-editor and Liz is a charity worker.

As well as genealogy our pastimes include gardening. cycling, politics and reading — and Liz loves quilting.

To contact us or view our combined tree, see the bottom of the page.

No one is finally dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away, until the clock wound up winds down, until the wine she made has finished its ferment, until the crop they planted is harvested. The span of someone’s life is only the core of their actual existence
Terry Pratchett

Choose a name: Bramhill family


Huyton and

Twigs: King, Cheetham, Taylor, Forster, Lyon and Weaver


Derby and

Twigs: see Mulvey, below, Williams, Brookfield


Ireland, Hampshire, Manchester and Liverpool

Twigs: Baker, Lloyd, Scott, Hughes and Max


Conway, Holyhead, Newborough and Liverpool

Twigs: see Roberts, below


Lake District, Lancaster, Formby and Liverpool

Twigs: Wood, Bond, Ramsey, Walker, Boulton


Isle of Wight, Southampton and Portsmouth

Twigs: Perry, Newman, Sunning, Gustar


Newborough. Anglesey;

Twigs: Roberts, Evans and Jones


Hope and Wrockwardine, Shropshire

Twigs: Hughes and Davies

Choose a name: Hudson family


Leeds, Yorkshire, and Ipswich, Suffolk

Twigs: Hoggarth, Fletcher, Allin, Jackson, Morton, Wilkinson and Rhodes 


Suffolk, Norfolk, London, Manchester and Leeds

Twigs: Elvidge, Stark, White, Casemore, Hartley, Holmes and Kirk


Eagle and Wadworth, Lincolnshire, and Tickhill and Leeds, Yorkshire

Twigs: White, Holmes, Kirk


(Coming soon)

Dauntsey, Wilts, and the North York Moors

Twigs: Allin, Frank, Topliff, Brusby, Flintoff


(Coming soon)

North York Moors

Twigs: Jackson, Adamson, Gill, Rales and Barker


(Coming soon)

Norfolk and Yorkshire

Twigs: Rhodes, Hanslip, Adams, Chamberlain and Lenton


(Coming soon)

Ireland, Liverpool, Castleford and Leeds

Twigs: Hartley, Wilson, Sadler, Thompson and Booth


Bucks, Northants and London

Twigs: Embury

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Quick reference: Bramhill

BramhillUnwinProssorWilliamsMulveyRoberts, BakerLloyd

Quick reference: Hudson