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Seven Quick Takes – Who loves ya’?

Seven Quick Takes Friday

  1. I have to admit that after 30 years of marriage, Valentine’s Day has something of a been-there-done-that feel to it. We love each other madly, but really don’t need a day to revel in it more than we normally do. But here’s a shot from a year or so after we were married and spent six weeks in France and England. On the left is Zouheir’s younger brother.

    Jacques, me, Zouheir. Christmas 1984. Villeneuve-le-Roi, France
    Jacques, me, Zouheir. Christmas 1984. Villeneuve-le-Roi, France
  2. I’ve successfully found a home for the memorial cards I blogged about a few weeks ago. The contact I made through ancestry.ca resulted in a referral to a granddaughter of Samuel, one of the younger siblings of the deceased children. He moved with his wife to Winnipeg MB in 1915 and his granddaughter lives on the west coast. I’ve popped the cards into the mail for her.
  3. Last week, I booked a table at a downtown resto for tonight through the Opentable system. Earlier this week, I got a message from them saying that we were seated in the bar, there were no more spots in the dining room, and that we were limited to an hour and a half as they needed the table. I cancelled. And tweeted about it. The restaurant replied to my tweet saying “sorry for the confusion, it’s just an estimate for 2ppl that we try to communicate. You can take as long as you want.” Sorry. Too little too late. Sadly, i’m sure they’ll be fully booked tonight and really don’t care.
  4. We’re seeing Heartbeat of Home, part of the Mirvish subscription series, tomorrow night. This is not something I would buy single tickets for, but Richard Ouzounian gave it 4/4 stars so we’ll see what all the fuss is about. We’ve booked a table at Portico before, a new restaurant (to us).
  5. I’ve made contact with another branch of my ancestry! My maternal grandmother was a Goddard, and thanks to the intrepid work of members of the Goddard Association of Europe, I have connected with a third cousin who is a sheep farmer in northern Ontario (near New Liskeard.) My second great grandfather William and his great-grandfather John both emigrated to Ontario from Kent in the UK around 1870. The children of Willam came south to Toronto and his grandfather John Jr. went north to Temiskaming. Very exciting! We’re hoping to meet up sometime in March when he’s passing through Toronto.

    Great-grandmother Minnie, Grandmother Daisy, Great Uncle Percy, Great Grandfather Stephen
    My Goddard ancestors: Great-grandmother Minnie (Price), Grandmother Daisy, Great Uncle Percy, Great Grandfather Stephen
  6. House of Cards season 2 is now available on Netflix. This may be our Valentine’s Day watching tonight. Yesterday, President Obama tweeted

    Here’s the trailer for the new season:


  7. I’m still loving my Bulletproof Coffee every morning. Check it out if you’re looking for a way to feel energized and productive. I’m gonna post more on this topic soon.

Lots more Seven Quick Takes over at Conversion Diary!

Rycroft – Price Memorial Cards

Further to yesterday’s post about the Pritchard family In Memoriam cards, I thought I’d write about the other two cards that were found along-side them, those of my ancestors.

In Memory of John Stanley Ford Rycroft.
In Memory of John Stanley Ford Rycroft.

John Stanley Ford Rycroft was my maternal great-grandmother’s uncle. He was born in 1851 in Chester, England, the son of Thomas Rycroft, a pawnbroker. He appears to have lived much of his life on Princess Street, taking up his father’s profession, with a brief appearance on the 1871 census as an assistant master at Grammar School House in Farnworth.

Farnworth Grammar School

The record of probate shows that he left an estate of £4032 to his widow, Elizabeth Rose. He does not appear to have had children and his sister Annie Eliza lived with he and his wife, and worked as his assistant.

The other memorial card was for Arthur Rycroft Roscoe Price, my great-grandmother’s brother.

In Memory of Arthur Rycroft Roscoe Price
In Memory of Arthur Rycroft Roscoe Price

My great-grandmother’s mother died sometime before 1881, and the two younger children (Arthur and Edith) went to live with their maternal grandmother’s second husband in Toxteth Park, now Liverpool. (Yeah, it gets complicated.) The eldest two, Frances Amy and Emily Minnie, remained on Princess Street in Chester. Frances was a teacher and eventually became an Anglican nun. My great-grandmother Emily Minnie emigrated to Canada in 1889 where she met and married my great-grandfather, Stephen Robert Goddard, two years later.

Edith remained in Lancashire and worked for a baker (1901).

Wilson's Homemade Bread& Cakes, Garston
Site of Confectioner at 81 St. Mary’s Rd, Liverpool where Edith worked for owner Joseph Helsby.

Arthur married and is listed in various censuses as a tobacconist and a cycle-maker’s clerk. He had two daughters, Amy and Florence. He died relatively young at age 50 in 1922, leaving an estate of £440 pounds to his widow, Hannah Jane Mitchell.

If you are related to any of the above, then you’re related to me! Please leave a comment or contact me to share information.