Day: July 18, 2011

Who Do You Think You Are?

The new series of Who Do You Think You Are? will be starting on the BBC in August.

As ever I am looking forward to this great series and hearing about the lives of the ancestors of ten more “famous” people.  Look out for stories about:-

Richard Madeley – TV personality, columnist and presenter

Tracey Emin – artist

June Brown – actress

JK Rowling – author

Alan Carr – comedian and presenter

Emilia Fox – actress

Len Goodman – dance judge, coach and professional ballroom dancer

Larry Lamb – actor

Sebastian Coe – former athlete and politician

Robin Gibb – singer and songwriter

Should be another great series.

On this day … 18th July

1810 … Thomas Hurtley was born in Gargrave, Yorkshire to parents Thomas Hurtley and Hannah Braidley.  He is my 2x great grand uncle.

1864 … Philip Snowden was born in Cowling, West Yorkshire to parents John Snowden and Martha Nelson.  He is the 2nd cousin 1x removed of the wife of my 2nd great grand uncle.

1879 … Arthur Dawson was born in Steeton with Eastburn in West Yorkshire.  His parents were John and Elizabeth Dawson.  He is my 1st cousin 2x removed.