Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Genealogical Clerihew - Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

Over at Genea-Musings, Randy Seaver is asking for poetry this Saturday night. Not just any poetry, mind you, it's a genealogy Clerihew he's looking for.

He has a good number of examples already. Here's mine about my great great great grandfather who lived in Somerset, England.

Rope maker Lancelot Rogers,
Didn't spend much time with old codgers,
Home in Backwell, he said, was the best,
Except when Evans and Nott disturb our rest.


One of Backwell's church bells has an inscription that may have been referred to in local jokes.

"Bilby and Boosh may come and see
What Evans and Nott have done by me 1758"

Backwell, [Somerset, England] by John Brain, History In Our Church Towers, Pennant Reprints #7, Nailsea and District Family History Society, 2002, 2005.

I tried to stick to the Clerihew 'rules'. If you're interested, read this article from Anu Garg's Word A Day.

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