East Anglian Ancestors

Norfolk & Suffolk genealogy

Authors & Writers


March saw a big breakthrough in one of my family history conundrums. My great x 4 grandfather Samuel Roper married Maria Linstead in North Lopham in 1803. Disappointingly, I have been unable to find Samuel’s origin but I have finally found Maria Linstead revealing another genealogical co-incidence. I couldn’t find Maria because she had re-married, re-located & was living in Debenham in Suffolk. And the man she re-married was Samuel Last who was another of my relatives (albeit remote; a 3rd cousin six times removed). Maria’s place and date of birth was present in the 1851 census so I was able to trace her birth & several generations of ancestors. This new data is not yet on this website but will be uploaded shortly.

Which brings me to Edward Philip Basil Linstead, sixth cousin twice removed & found as a result of this new information. Edward Linstead was an author of at least 4 books, some of which can still be purchased today. A closer relative William Charles Miles was also an author & journalist according to the  1891 & 1901 census.  I am happy to join them as a newly published author, having written my first book which was published this week.  Beau Garnie & The Invisimin Mine is a book for 7 – 11 year olds and is available on Amazon Kindle and through www.lulu.com

Beau book cover

Author: Jacqui Beard

Writer and property/finance professional having an obsession with genealogy bordering on the unhealthy. When not "playing with dead people," as her husband so charmingly puts it, Jacqui can be found writing or walking through the glorious Cotswolds.

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