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Geoff 's ancestral who's who ?
Most of what I declare in this website is what I have discovered since retirement. Over 60 years ago my paternal grandmother did her utmost to focus my juvenile attention on two distinct 'stories'.  The first was that an ancestor had delivered a locomotive engine to Russia, the first ever to run in that country; and the second was about the establishment of the Manchester Ship Canal when she had the pleasure of riding in a carriage to a celebration in Didsbury, Manchester.  Expanding those stories gave a great momentum to my research, and both of them have been proved to be true !
Now please consider the links to notable people below, then go to my  Tree diagram ; or my cousin Ann's Tree  (restricted); as we are both descendants of locomotive engine-driver William Brown (b.1803) who lived in Shildon, Co. Durham and worked the coal trains of the Stockton and Darlington Railway Company.
Links to notable people within this website are added here as shortcuts, as once seen they might be difficult to recall. 
William Brown born 1st of October 1803, S&DR, engine-driver
Daniel Adamson JP b.1820, engineer and first chairman of the Manchester Ship Canal
Daniel Adamson, headline, 8 August 1885, the Ship Canal Bill, and celebrations in Didsbury
Lady Alice Ann Leigh, b.1846 nee Adamson, daughter of the above Daniel
John Field b.1527, Tudor astronomer and proto-Copernican (a line of descent)

Danish artist and photographer Hans Frederik Meyer Visby

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