Sunday, 1 March 2015

Fearless Females - March 1

Well, here I go with another challenge I must have too much spare time. Thanks to Liza Alzo for bringing this exciting challenge to mind. The theme for National Women's History Month (NWHM) is "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives" so the combination of Lisa's challenge and NWHM is serendipitous.

The prompt fo March 1 is - Do you have a favorite female ancestor? One you are drawn to or want to learn more about? Where do I start? Who will I choose?

It's quite easy really; I have a 4th great-grandmother Mary Elizabeth Sarsfield Donovan who was born in St Phillip, Barbados in 1768. My Barbados ancestors fascinate me, and I can't get enough of them. 

I want to find out more about the Sarsfield name. Mary Elizabeth named her second daughter, my 3rd great-grandmother, Martha Sarsfield Donovan so the name must have had a significance to Mary Elizabeth & her parents.

What to do next? Search the British settlers' in Barbados database for any connection to the Proverbs or Bracey families. Search Carribean marriages, etc. for a connection. Does anybody have any ideas?


  1. No ideas here but I'll be interested to see what you fi d.

    1. It's on the top of a to-do list Jill - will keep it updated