Bob Anderson's Family History Website

BobAnderson.co.uk is my Family History website, detailing genealogical research into my ancestors, with a particular emphasis on the Anderson, McCauley and Britton parts of my family. The site includes family trees of my genealogy, many photos, and video materials, including footage of the 1911 Eltham Axemen's Carnival in New Zealand, at which my grandfather George McCauley competed successfully.

The Background and Early Life of Florence Britton: Introduction

The main purpose of this research was to try and solve the "mystery" of the Anderson family; who were the parents of my paternal grandmother, formerly Florence Britton, and why did they abandon her as a baby several months after her birth in Islebeck, Bagby, Yorkshire?

This section includes detailed information on the lives and families of Eliza Britton (nee Thomas) who, it was discovered, was Florence's mother, Joseph Ridgway Britton, her recorded father,  and Ann and George Freestone, the couple who brought her up.

Single clicking onto an image in the "full research" section will open it up at its full-size; hover your pointer over the image once it has opened up to see the caption.

 

Bagby, Yorkshire, England


The Background and Early Life of Florence Britton

This is the story of an investigation into the background and early life in England of my paternal grandmother, Florence Anderson (nee Britton), who always believed she was illegitimate, of unknown parentage, abandoned as a baby on the doorstep of the family of Mrs. Jane Harding (nee Heaton/Freestone). Florence had been told that the Freestone family had given her the surname Britton because they knew only that she was British.

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Family Trees

The fan chart and word documents below give detailed family trees for this branch of my family. Single click on the fan chart for a clearer view.

                           Ancestors of Florence Britton


Photographs

Here is a selection of images connected to this part of my family. Single clicking onto a photo will open it up at its full-size; hover your pointer over the image once it has opened up to see the caption. Alternatively, visit the Britton Gallery page to see all of the photos with captions: