The Bower & Collier Family History

Research by Colin Bower

Contents

Welcome to our website which includes reports on a series of projects:

What's New?

New activities in 2017.

What's New?

What was new in 2016?

A report on enquiries received and research undertaken:

What was new in 2016?

Family History

Research into our Family Tree:

Bower/Collier Family History including

the Family Tree with links to our 16 Great Grandparents- and their descendants

Local History

Find the Lady!

A Local History Project where I traced a Victorian Lady who lived in the Lymington area in 1883-1893
and kept a Calling Book that my mother bought on Lymington market.

The Project is summarised in a series of articles with a Final Report:

Find the Lady! Final Report

Naval History

Sinking of the SS Britannia in 1941

My father was a passenger on the Britannia

He was rescued from a lifeboat by the Spanish vessel Cabo de Hornos and I helped him write up his personal account of survival:

The Sinking of the SS Britannia

Family History

The Big One!

Some years ago now, I decided to summarise/type up my family history records into a series of Family Research Project Reports starting with some of the names where there has been less research, before moving onto the main 16 names. This will be the biggest project I have ever undertaken and will take some years to complete.

The Big One!

Brecht One-Name Study

I have undertaken a detailed study into the name Brecht, my mother's maiden name, and the descendants of Heinrich (Henry) Brecht and his two wives Mary Somes and Harriet Piper:

Brecht One-Name Study

Silk Weavers named Collier

Research into Silk Weavers named Collier (my wife Chris' maiden name) living in Shoreditch, Spitalfields and Bethnal Green in East London in 18th & 19th Centuries with possible links to weavers of Huguenot descent (including Gaucheron/Kemp:)

Silk Weavers named Collier

During this research, progress has been summarised:

Visits to Places of Interest

Visits to Places of Interest - Main Index

Photo Album

Collation of the photos that appear throughout the web site:

Photo Album

Progress Reports

A summary of progress made in each of the projects:

Progress Reports

Contact Details

We hope that there is something of interest here for you and if so do e-mail us using our contact details:

Contact Details

Colin Bower
5 March 2017

 
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