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From: "Tina Tuck" <>
Subject: Re: re In the blood?
Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 21:46:45 +0100
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Hello Barbara and the Essex Group ,
I would like to share with you my experience,
When I first started doing genealogy I started to trace my mother side of
the family, this was mainly because my grandmother before she died passed on
old photographs of her mother and her grandparents.
Anyway my family Ancestors came from Dudley Worcester. One Sunday way back I
twisted my husbands arm to take me to Dudley. Neither of us both had ever
been there before. My Ancestors Town was Netherton, (a town just outside
Dudley.) On entering Netherton my husband became a little annoyed with me
because I had no idea where we were going, Netherton is a quite big area. I
told my husband to pull over into a side street so we could sort out what we
were going to do. We pulled into a street called Church Street, ( we had a
slight row about what we were doing looking for something that was way back
some hundred years ago.) Anyway I told him to go to the bottom of the road
turn around and head for Dudley. On doing this we passed a Public house and
on the side of this property was a old road sign. (Netheron Hill) On the
1881 Census my Ancestors had come from Netherton Hill.Opposite the public
house was a house and on the side of the house was a Street sign RAYBOULDS
My G Grandfather was born in RAYBOULDS FOLD.
On locating this we discovered a Church which I did not know existed, I only
knew there was a Church in Dudley called St Thomas's. This church was called
St Andrews Netherton. We Stopped at this church and discovered it had this
very large burial ground. There were hundreds of grave, all mainly overgrown
and unreadable. I managed to get my husband to go for a walk amongst the
graves in hope of finding something. After some while I knew it would take
ages to search these graves and suggested that we head home to Essex, on
leaving the grave yard I stopped at a grave which was facing away from me,
so I was unable to read the words. I went to the front of this grave and
discovered that it was my 4x Great Uncles grave along with his wife..
So I believe that we are drawn to things and they are for a reason. I can
not believe this experience was a coincidence.
Hopefully you will not think I am mad. ( but then again ) :-))
Happy hunting Tina
----- Original Message -----
From: jayne perry <>
Sent: Monday, September 02, 2002 9:14 PM
Subject: Re: re In the blood?
> Hi Barbara,
> I have been following this thread with some interest as it pertains to
> something I have been interested in for a while.
> A lot of people would say that these " strong" unexplainable feelings come
> from "past lives", like deja vous etc.
> I don't think you are being "airy fairy" at all.
> I have had similar experiences myself, not so much with places, but with
> people. Filling in a family in my program once, I was typing in a husband
> and wife and their children-direct ancestors- and as I typed in their
> child, who died soon after birth, I had an incredible feeling of grief. I
> think this was "spiritual" too.
> Oh, I'm not a nutter......really..
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 03, 2002 4:42 AM
> Subject: re In the blood?
> > Hi Jacky.
> > I'm not an 'airy-fairy' type of person, but I do think there's a
> > pull' in some places sometimes. Both my daughter and I are definitely
> > 'head in the air' sorts, but there's a real feeling of coming home
> > when, without being able to put your finger on it you feel at peace in a
> > place.
> > Being a real East-Ender and before embarking on family research, for
> > returned again and again to Whitby. It wasn't until years later my
> > took me to Whitby where generations of my ancestors came from, some
> > whalers in the 1700's.
> > I don't know the answer, but I'd like to think there is something in it.
> > Kind regards.
> > Barbara.
> > Suffolk. England
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