Category Archives: Grannie R. (Paternal grandmother).

More on Doran (and a Grant aunt) (Object 49)

Above: Invitation to the Grant Family Gathering in Glasgow in June 2008, featuring a photo of my great grandparents James and Agnes Grant. I am very grateful to my cousins on Dad’s side of the family, for the extensive research … Continue reading

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“Whatever you do, boys, don’t betray your fellow man”: the Dorans and the Irish uprisings (Object 48)

In my previous post I wrote about my Mum’s first great love affair, with a young man from an Irish family who tried hard to convert her to Catholicism. Had he succeeded, they may quite possibly have got married and … Continue reading

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One gold plated ring (object 17)

This is my Grannie R’s engagement ring, which my parents gave me on my 21st birthday (along with Auntie‘s gold watch). She died 2 years before I was born, so I never knew her, and was thrilled to be given … Continue reading

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