Joseph Rhodes – a blameless life?

(This is the second in a series of posts about my patrilineal Rhodes ancestors. The first post can be found here ) It is a feature of genealogical research that the better behaved one's ancestors were, the fainter the footprint they leave in the historical record. This aphorism certainly applies to my 5th great-grandfather, Joseph... Continue Reading →

Miles ye bastard

The earliest of my Rhodes ancestors for whom I have documentary proof is Miles Rhodes (my 6th great-grandfather) and his first appearance in the historical record was an act of extra-marital sex. As a proud Yorkshireman, it is immensely gratifying to know that the surname 'Rhodes' has a long and ancient association with God's own... Continue Reading →

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