It has been an extremely difficult week for multiple reasons, and I just could not make myself write a single word.
But. . . in one week, I will leave, barring any more problems, for London, England with my teenage granddaughter. While I am there I intend to take one day and travel by train an hour outside of London to the small village of Chipping Warden.
This is where the family of James Bush Allen lived before he emigrated from there to Canada with his older brother John in 1831 according to the book Elora by John Connon, the early history of Elora, Ontario.
Saint Peter and Saint Paul church is still located in the town with a cemetery surrounding it. I hope to find some ancestors buried there and am trying to get together the names and dates for as many as I can. I have contacted the church warden and she has agreed to meet me at the church so I can see the inside. From the photos already on Flickr, it should be a wonderful experience. None of his would be possible without the generous help of my Canadian cousins, Kathy and Eileen who have shared 30 years worth of family research with me. You can expect numerous photos of Chipping Warden when I return.
Now, I have packing and "getting ready" stuff to do.