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A family link to a famous suffragette, memories of home and war, and a burial ground in peril…


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My Pankhurst connection!

This July, as we celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Equal Franchise Act, I’d like to share an interesting family connection I have with the suffragette movement. My link is through my husband’s maternal line Oram who married into the Pankhurst family: my husband’s maternal greatgrandfather James Oram, baptised in 1831 in Cuckfield, Sussex, married a Mary Pankhurst baptised in 1825 in Sussex. As I thought there could be a link between my Mary and the famous Emmeline Pankhurst, I began researching Emmeline’s line.

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Join us as we celebrate the mothers, grandmothers, aunts and more on your family tree. It's vital to research the female ancestors, otherwise you're only learning half of your family history. This issue we have plenty to help and inspire your research into women's history and so gain a fuller understanding of your family members and their lives in times gone by.