Daily Archives: June 9, 2018

Family History


Saturday 9th June


Met a long lost relative last night

Digging around with family history

Facebook is great for reaching out

And then adding to our life’s story


We share a great, great grandfather

Master mariner, sailing the seas

Fourteen years, penal servitude

Pirate and smuggler, if you please


Another young man, aged just nineteen

Sailed on the ill-fated Titanic

On the 15th of April, 1912

He drowned in the middle of the Atlantic


Searching genealogy records

So many more ancestors to find

Fascinating, yet time consuming

A worthy task to engage the mind


Think you would have been excited

Having a pirate in the family

That would have piqued your interest

As you wove a fairytale fantasy


I do miss you so much

Darling Angel son



Nearer my God to thee,

Nearer to thee.

Not really a Bad Pirate (North Myrtle Beach, SC)

Sailor of the high seas, (Tobago, 2002)

An ancestor of mine, who went down with the Titanic. “Nearer my God to thee. Nearer to thee.”

My great, great grandfather. Master Mariner

Smuggler, pirate, and destroyer of ships. Given fourteen years; a heavy sentence