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Re: Arnall 1802 - Boston, Lincoln, UK
Posted by: Paul McDermott (ID *****1772) Date: May 09, 2008 at 01:59:21
In Reply to: Arnall 1802 - Boston, Lincoln, UK by Peter Arnall of 54

Hello, Peter.

Your posting rings all kinds of bells, though not on your Herbert, alas. It's the Cornwall/Boston connection, something which had always puzzled me. My paternal great-grandfather (father of my father's mother) was a George Arnall, who lived at a Tolgus House in North Cornwall. I have a photo of this. In recent times it was a guest house but no longer features in Yellow Pages so perhaps it is back in private hands. George married a Jinks (in more ways than one, perhaps)and later lived in Dempster Road, Wandsworth, if you know London. The point is that the Jinks are an East Angila family and I had always wondered how they met. Your mention of Boston may be the connection because one of George's many daughters, Nell, gave me an 18th Century family bible in which the Jinks births are recorded on the flyleaves. Nearly all of them are in the Boston, Lincs area. I have other very interesting information about George's son John ("Jack" to the family) who is buried in Tangier. More photos of this. Most of George's family are buried in Earlsfield Cemetary, South London. My father took me to see the graves when I was a little boy. I went back recently only to find that the 50 years that have elaped since that childhood visit have obliterated the many clear inscriptions. Nell was the last toi live in Dempster Roa. She never maried and the house when I saw it c.1958 was a Tardis of family history, with huge family sepia photos of George, Jack and the rest lining the walls. It was all swept out when she died, just 48 hours after my first and only glimpse of her. I live overseas so cannot lay hands on such slender records as I have but if you can be bothered to stay in touch, I'll see what I can dig out this summer.
All regards,
Paul.


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