a second shock : one of my fahter’s stories may be 1/4 true
I mentioned in another post of discovering slave owning ancestors I was never told about, and whom I belive my fatherand uncle were never told – though they lived for a while with their grandparents, and their grandmother should have known.
It started with a story my father told – which, like a lot of his stories, did not prove true – until yeaterday, when I found (though not yet varified ) that part could be true (only at a different time, and from a different family line) : I may well be decended from Richard Gildart, some time Lord Mayor of Liverpool.
What I also learned, is that he profitted greatly from the slave trade ….
But woud he have ever have dreamed that he’d have descendents of African, Native American and/or Mexican parentage ?
or that one descendant would adopt children from Asia ?