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Sunday, 30 December 2012

Those American Plaisted's of mine

George has a fastening amount of information that I have never seen before including many photos that I had not know existed. It is wonderful that he is sharing and helping me to connect to others from this American line.

Here are a few of the photos.

Thomas Wilkes Plaisted photo taken around 1882

This is either Louisa Baxter or Lettice Baxter, wives of the above Thomas Wilkes Plaisted. Lousia died whilst some of the children were quite young, Thomas married their Aunt Lettice.

Harry Plaisted.  He is one of the children of Thomas and Louisa Plaisted.  He went to America and naturalised in 1891 or there about with his wife Lucy Jeans and their children

Matilda Ball nee Plaisted is a sister of Harry.  She married Henry Ball who is said to have not been good enough for her. 

This is Maude Ball, daughter of the above Matilda, she married a very successful Swedish man where the line continues today.  I am not sure if she is the lady or the young girl.
These are a few of the photographs that George sent me, I also have stories that I will add later.  I am hoping that Christer Claus who is a descendant of Maude will tell be able to find out a bit more about the above photograph.  The other family bits and pieces will be added later.
On a final note.  Harry and Lucy had a son named Arthur K Plaisted the story from George is that he was in the American Mexican war (I think it was) and fell in love with a young lady and disappeared.  Well it seems that someone in the Philippines applied for this gentleman's war pension, so it looks like he has descendants somewhere out there of which I am still trying to establish.  I found a son who married.  Will let you all know how things go and if I find anything.

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