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I live in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. I have been researching my
family lines now since 1985. Tracing back from my Father's family has brought
me sucessful results. However, I'm having some difficulty in tracing back
from my Mother's family. My Father is Ralph 'Rodney' Keighley and my Mother
is Ivey 'Irene', her maiden name is Humphries. When I was eleven years
old my Mother remarried and my Stepfather adopted my brother and I, so
my name changed from Keighley to Daykin.
The families I am searching on my Father's side are: Keighley, Drew, Prettejohn,
Timothy, Moysey, Lang and Cassanett. The families I am searching on my
Mother's side are: Humphries, Ivey, Johns, Thomas and Jones.
The Keighley family originally came from Normandy and settled in the county
of Yorkshire, England. There is city in Yorkshire called Keighley. The
Drew, Lang and Prettejohn families are found in the county of Devonshire,
England. The Keighleys and Drews came to Canada in 1880 and settled in
Treherne, Manitoba, Canada.
The Humphries family originally came from Normandy also and settled in
several English counties. My Humphries family is from Herefordshire, England.
They emigrated to Canada in 1907. The Ivey family is from the county of
Cornwall, England. The Thomas and Jones families are from Wales.
was born in Victoria, B.C. and I have lived here all my life. I went to
Beacon Hill School, (grades one, two and three), South Park School for
grades four and five, Lampson Street School for grades six, seven and eight.
I attended Esquimalt High School for grades nine, ten, eleven and twelve.
After completing High School in 1957 I took up an apprenticeship in the
electrical trade. I started to research my family lines around 1985 and
have been active in this up to the present.
Ralph 'Rodney' (my Father)
Alice (my Grandmother)
Walter (born 1793, my Great Great Grandfather)
Prettejohn, Maltilda Jane (my Great
Augustus Frederick (my Great Grandfather)
Moysey, Susanna (my Great Great
Lang, Margaret Jane (my Great Great
Josepha (my Great Grandmother)
Johns, William (my Great Great
Thomas, Margaret Ann (my Great
Jones, David Matthew (my Great
Cassanett, Jane (my Great Great
Ivey 'Irene' (my Mother)
My sources of research include: LDS Family History Center - Census - Birth,
Death and Marriage records and most important, family records found in
photo albums and bibles. If anyone thinks they are connected to any
of my families I would be very interested to hear from them. I am willing
to share my research with anyone who is interested.
here to see my ancestral chart showing my family lines.
here to see my family album.
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created on 2001-September-16. Last updated on 2001-September-23