Cecil Hodgson’s brother Aubrey had died. It had shocked the whole family. Mabel was running and working at her mothers shop at Belle Vue. The wealth of the Hodgson’s was in decline. Emigration To America Before World War 2 Since Ida … Continue reading 1941 – Pearl Harbor
Great Britain – 3rd September 1939 11.15am – A radio message is announced by the British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, that the British deadline for the withdrawal of German troops from Poland has expired. He says, the British ambassador to Berlin … Continue reading 1939 – Britain Declares War
A good question! Here’s the answer – Over the last 18 years, I have been writing a family history book that now contains about 500 pages. It has never been my intention to have this book published and sold. The original … Continue reading Why Run A Blog?
Uncle Cecil was my dads Uncle. He was born 1911 at Southfield Pen Great House, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica to Mass Teddy and Grandma Mabel. A middle child of their nine children, his full name was Walter Cecil Hodgson but he … Continue reading Uncle Cecil
You might be interested to know why I started researching my family history. I brought my first ever computer on christmas eve 1997, at a time when computers were just beginning to go mainstream. Amongst the selection of accessories that … Continue reading What Inspired Me To Research
Hello again…. Let me tell you about how my family ended up in West Bromwich. Both my parents were born in Jamaica. They lived in a Parish called Saint Elizabeth on the South West side of the island. My mother, … Continue reading My Parents
Hello everyone – My name is Robert Hodgson and I live in West Bromwich, England. Welcome to my family history blog To Jamaica And Beyond. To Jamaica And Beyond is the result of an 18 year study looking into the … Continue reading My First Post