Are these the Miss Walnes you’re looking for?

Check it out! #52Ancestors Week 14 “In a long list of 1825 [Norwich] Public Library members, I was delighted to find my distant aunt, ‘Miss Walne of Whitlingham’, whose name is printed beside many other Georgian citizens. She was something of a minority as a female (women appear to make up less than ten per […]

One hundred years ago today: a WWI death confirmed

From the Framlingham Weekly News, 28 April, 1917: The death announced in our last issue of 2nd-Lieut. H.G.Walne, second son of Mr and Mrs Walne, Kettleburgh Hall [my Great Great Uncle], is officially confirmed. We are indebted to the bereaved parents for the following particulars of his career :- After finishing his education, Mr Walne entered […]

A double wedding…almost!

It’s always intriguing to spot siblings in a group of four names in the marriage index: sharing the same Registration District, Quarter, Volume and Page Number. It suggests that it just might have been a double wedding. Alice Walne and her brother George Walne both married in Cosford RD in December Quarter 1905 (Vol 4a, Page […]

100 years ago today: Framlingham Volunteers

Published in the Framlingham Weekly News on 20 January 1917, Henry George Walne appeared giving a vote of thanks for ‘a very pleasant evening’… Volunteer Prize Distribution at Framlingham A handicap shooting competition was held by the Framlingham Volunteers at Christmas, and, thank[s] to the generosity of their friends, each of the sixty-two competitors received a […]

1911: where?

Having achieved an estimate of the number of Walnes in the 1911 census, where exactly were they in England and Wales? The answer, for 63% of them, was Lancashire. By far the biggest chunk were in Alston/Dilworth/Longridge, the home of 41/263 individuals. There were also concentrations in Blackburn (25), Colne (16), Oldham (16), Burnley (15), […]