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Author Topic: Just had a detecting experience that I can not explain! 18th July 2011  (Read 9319 times)
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« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2011, 04:15:48 PM »

shpooky ,enough to put the willies up you ooh.weldone neil,strange forces at work there Shocked
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« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2011, 09:30:19 AM »

Crazy story buddy Shocked I wonder whether you could get it re-plated when you've cleaned it up?Nice one fella
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« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2011, 12:22:13 PM »

Great story Neil and a very spooky one at that.
I have my own  strange story to tell...

About 5 months ago I was detecting down a local woods near to me and amongst  other nice items, a lovely livery button.
After much research I found it belonged to the Phillips family of Pembrokeshire.
While doing my research I came across an American website from a Phillips family who had decedents from Pembrokeshire. Direct decedents of the family of which the livery button belonged. I should point out I'm from Pembrokeshire too.

With this I was very pleased, but the story don't end there....

All along the name Phillips was ringing alarm bells in my head as my Grandmothers name is Phillips, so I did some further digging. Luckily about three years ago I researched my family tree and had traced the Phillips line back to about 1790.
So with this information I contacted the American family and we compared our family trees.

It turns out that I am a direct relative to the American family and a direct decedent of the Phillips family that used the livery button.

So as you can imagine I was delighted with my result  Grin

 

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« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2011, 12:54:45 PM »

Now that is a weird story Jon - What chances the Livery button was worn by a distant ancestor or at very least an employee of theirs!

Have you got a photo of it? I have quite a few livery buttons and if I have the same ones you are welcome to have them.

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« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2011, 01:05:00 PM »

Here ya go Neil, this is the best pic I got at the moment I'm afraid
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« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2011, 09:18:55 PM »

Thats a nice button John. And a nice story.
I tried to post a story of my own 3 times. Each time it just either stuck and wouldn't up-load or dissapeared. I came to the conclusion it wasn't to be so I'm not trying again. Something spooky going on there.
I too did my Family History and was surprised to discover that my Mothers side were Welsh. What was odd was that I'd already moved to Wales from the Midlands. My next Sister down had moved to Newport from Bristol and the next one down had moved from Spain to Swansea. None of us had any idea that we were 'Coming Home'
Now thats strange, don't you think.

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« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2011, 09:44:52 PM »

Wow that too is spooky. It's amazing how things work out sometimes.

Dunno about you, but I found researching my family tree extremely interesting.
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« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2011, 10:09:06 PM »

According to one Australian relative one of our lines goes back to Robert The Bruce. And someone else reckons they've traced us back to Alfred the Great.  Shocked Roll Eyes  Go figure.
Have heard that if you go back far enough (cant remember how many generations) we're all related.

Hi Cousin. Grin

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« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2011, 10:18:27 PM »

Just found this. So I guess we are all one happy family  Tongue Grin

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« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2011, 04:25:41 PM »

Mmmmm very interesting bro  Wink
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