47 generations of family history – my journey so far

Recently I have been posting a family journey through time which comprises of 47 generations; I have reached 8 generation so far and thought I should take a moment to share an overview of these footsteps into the long forgotten past.
I have also reached a generation in my tree where both spouses connect to the same ancestors;
Samuel Mintern of Hooke (1695 – 1746) was Hannah Draper (born 1685) third cousin 1x removed. They both married in 1713 and were the parents of Samuel Mintern the younger (born. 1713).

Relationship chart for Samuel Mintern and Hannah Draper

Relationship chart for Samuel Mintern and Hannah Draper

Both Samuel and Hannah have interesting ancestry, the Mintern’s were very ecclesiastically routed and the Draper’s were very involved in politics.
Both Samuel and Hannah descend from John Minterne of Newland (born c. 1450) and below is a full family tree showcasing the ancestors of John Minterne of Newland, this tree includes both branches for Samuel and Hannah.

Descendant Chart for John Minterne of Newland

Descendant Chart for John Minterne of Newland

My journey so far

Generation One – Rosie May Janes (my grandmother)
Rosie May Janes (1930 – 1997) was the daughter of Ernest James Janes (1888 – 1942) and Hannah Maud Mabel Barritt (1890 – 1957), she was born in Maldon, Essex, England and was the mother of 4 children and the wife of Jan Kuta (1924 – 1978). The family was working class and worked hard for a living.
Full Biography can be found here.

Generation Two – Hannah Maud Mabel Barritt (my great-grandmother)
Hannah Maud Mabel Barritt (1890 – 1957) was the daughter of Charles Barritt (1861 – 1902) and Charlotte Anna Diskett (1866 – 1935), she was born Mill Yard, St James, Colchester, Essex and was the mother of 5 children. One of which died in infancy. She moved to Maldon with her family shortly after her mother’s second marriage to a Colchester based soldier Frederick Newman (1876 – 1935) who was native of Maldon, Essex. Her parents were working class and very poor in the last years of their life. She married Ernest James Janes (1888 – 1942), a native of Maldon, Essex on the 19th April 1917
Full Biography can be found here.

Generation Three – Charlotte Anna Diskett (my 2nd great-grandmother)
Charlotte Anna Diskett (1866 – 1935) was the daughter of Joseph Diskett (1828 – 1893) and Emma Gale (1829 – 1871) she was born in Compton Valence, Dorset, England and was the mother of 12 children. 8 of which died in infancy, possibly due to very poor living standards. She married a Dorset based soldier Charles Barritt (1861 – 1902), who was a native of Colchester, Essex on the 9 March 1899 in Dorchester, Dorset and shortly afterwards moved to Colchester. The family struggled hard, lived in a very poor area of Colchester and lost many children. Charlotte moved to Maldon, Essex after her second marriage to Frederick Newman (1876 – 1935).
Full Biography can be found here.

Generation Four – Emma Gale (my 3rd great-grandmother)
Emma Gale (1829 – 1871) was the daughter of Richard Gale (1797 – 1844) and Jane Best (1792 – 1870) she was born in Powerstock, Dorset, England and was mother of eight children. The family was agricultural labourers they were working class and would have lived a very modest life. She married Joseph Diskett (1828 – 1893) on the 28th September 1852 in St Thomas a Beckett, Compton Valence, Dorset, England.
Full Biography can be found here.

Generation Five – Jane Best (my 4th great-grandmother)
Jane Best (1792 – 1870) was the daughter of Robert Best (1766 – 1832) and Hannah Mintern (1774 – 1806), she was born in Hooke, Dorset, England and was the mother of nine children. She married Richard Gale (1797 – 1844) on the 20th August 1817 in St Mary the Virgin, Powerstock, Dorset, England. The family was agricultural labourers. During her childhood she lived more comfortably then most, the family were working class but still in contact with their wealthy forbears. This all changed on the death of her grandparents and worse still the death of her husband in 1844. Jane and her children were eventually all employed as agricultural labourers and would have struggled greatly to survive. Jane died a pauper in 1870.
Full Biography can be found here.

Generation Six – Hannah Mintern (my 5th great-grandmother)
Hannah Mintern (1774 – 1806) was the daughter of a land owning farmer Henry Mintern (1740 – 1812) and Mary (1746 – 1831), she was born about October 1774 in Hooke, Dorset, England and was the mother six children. She married Robert Best in 1792. The family was probably tenant farmers and would have managed very well. That was until her early death in 1806, she died before her parents and long before any of her siblings. Hannah and her siblings inherited and were left various amounts of property and/or money in their father’s Will some of which was held in possession of Mary until her own death in 1831. Hannah’s two elder brothers inherited Hooke Manor Farm, whilst Hannah’s husband Robert Best (as Hannah had died) inherited one shilling.
Full Biography can be found here.

Generation Seven – Henry Mintern – (my 6th great-grandfather)
Henry Mintern (1740 – 1812) was the son of Samuel ‘the younger of Hooke’ Mintern (b. 1713) and Betty Williams (b. 1720), he was born sometime before 1737 and 1740 in Hooke, Dorset, England. He was the father of nine children and husband of Mary (1746 – 1831). Henry was a landowning farmer who was the sole heir of his father and grandfather’s property and moderate wealth.
Full Biography can be found here.

Generation Eight – Samuel ‘the younger of Hooke’ Mintern – (my 7th great-grandfather)
Samuel ‘the younger of Hooke’ Mintern (b. 1713) was the son of Samuel Mintern (1695 – 1746) and Hannah Draper (b. 1685), his father was a clothier and wealthy gentleman based in Hooke, Dorset. Samuel married Betty Williams on the 23rd April 1740 and had only one son together. Little is known about the life of Samuel the younger and any reference about him mainly come from generations born before him.
Full Biography can be found here.