Who Do You Think You Are?
ECHOES OF THE PAST
Whenever I read magazines such as yours with articles containing lists of names, or pictures, I always have a look to see if I can spot one of my family names.
I had a real eureka moment while watching The Great Plague: Decimation on Channel 5 last night, when I saw “Richard Lockwood” included in the list of the dead buried at St Olave’s, Aldgate, in 1665. Richard Lockwoods feature heavily in my ancestry, but I have only been able to get as far back as Henry Lockwood, born 1765.
Has anyone managed to get further back than Henry? I do not think we are Yorkshire Lockwoods, rather Suffolk- or London-based. Other of my ancestors have connections to St Olave’s. I hope that one of your other readers will contact you if they have managed it.
It was also interesting to see how many similarities there are between that dreadful time and the present pandemic. The series is very well worth a watch!
Averil Turner (née Lockwood), by email
Editor Replies: It sounds like a fascinating programme Averil – and if anyone missed it, you can watch it on the Channel 5 catchup app until February 2024.