8:57pm 05-13-2019
Wow, this web site has just boomed before my eyes. I have seen photos of my great granddad, Fransico Da Silva, and granddad, Fransico Charles Parker, for the first time and my wife Ann spotted his dimple in his chin which I inherited.
I am fascinated by the funeral attendance of Francisco Da Silva by the names not in attendance especially his eldest ,Francisco Charles Parker but I know grandad died young and may have predeceased .
It is amazing that he was known for his gun and dog and mum would tell me about hunting with him and her dad in the little punts and his punt gun that was like a cannon that blew the boat backwards as it emptied the sky of ducks. No wonder he was known for his huge game count.
Well done on your research Annie,If my mum was alive today she could fill in the gaps and identify a lot of unknown photos. I'm so glad a lot of what she told me sank in. I guess it's because I had no father that my grandad and great grandad became heroes and a role models but 6 months is a bit harsh for poaching though ! .Mind you ,from what mum told me, there was other reasons for keeping him off the streets as he was a handsome man and the girls did like him. But that is another story
6:35pm 05-13-2019
I forgot to add that the order of the birth of Friscos children differs from your pages as it is as my mother ,Cecily,told me.
I guess the difference explains a few mysteries for me :-)
6:15pm 05-13-2019
I am a grandson of Frisco and haveheard many tales of him.Though he died long before I was borne my mother,(and his youngest daughter) Cecily Maude, said I was a ringer for him in looks and ways.
Friscos off spring all moved from Norfolk, Uncle Ken to Cape Town,Irene (Reney) to Niagara and Uncle Cyril to Rochester, mum to Essex after many years.They all kept in touch with visits from abroad and in her later years mum visited South Africa and Canada.
Uncle Cyril is who I will always recall Kindly. Cyril was good to mum and to myself and younger brother .
Ken, Friscos eldest child and who married Eva, had two off spring, Avril and Dominica.
Irene and husband Paul,adopted a child in Canada in lieu of me, for Irene was to adopt me as I was born out of wedlock. Mum kept me in the end.
Cyril and his wife Milley had one big happy family and, as I have not seen them since Cyril died in the late 70s, I'll do my best to name them all as Roy, Brian, Kieth,Marion,Ian and Derrick.
I have visited both my great grand fathers and Friscos grave on my visits to Norfolk.Great grandad is in the church at Hilgay and grandad (if I may call you that,Frisco ?) is buried in the church yard of East Dereham, "Sleeping where no shadows fall" as the inscription reads.
For all the wrong reasons (and who knows, maybe for the best) the family in some aspects is scattered and incommunicado.

I visit England every year and, even before I came across this site , had already decided to visit granddad Friscos grave as a promise to my mum (his daughter) Cecily Maude.
She died in 2000 and wanted me to scatter her ashes next to her dad, but for the usual reasons that have nothing to do with love and loss, family dispute meant I was unable to fulfil that request but I will share a beer with him as I tell him what has happened since my last visit to his grave.
It was with my wife and two children (now parents themselves).Mum packed a picnic and as we sat where no shadows fell she told us more tales of Frisco until the ants climbed on her legs and we all laughed as she the old bugger is still playing tricks on me.
I vaguely remember Grandma Beattie,Friscos wife and mother to Ken, Irene,Cyril and Cecily.
After Frisco and Beattie parted she moved to Rochester where she lived with a merchant sailor who we got to know as grandpop French.
I remember her to flat faced lap dogs and we still have her Victorian umbrella in the hall way.
All our exotic prenames herald back to the days of our Portuguese ancestors who were De Silvas, probably why I have such a passion for hot chillies.
 I may bump into you twixt the 16th and 23rd of August you if you visiting a place where no shadows fall ?
1:41pm 03-09-2019
Linda Clark
It's looks really good Annie
12:55pm 03-09-2019
Sergeant Major Cornish thinks you have done a spiffingly good job ! Love the colour and textured background, looks very professional.
11:24am 03-09-2019
HerMaj thinks you have done an amazing job!!
9:36am 03-09-2019
penni currie
looks good Annie
8:35am 03-09-2019
Nice work! I love the YDC page All ready to share on Facebook
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Thank you

7:11pm 01-26-2019
Denise Palmer
Hi Ann, I am Denise Palmer, wife of Neville Anthony Palmer, son of Francisco Charles Parker Palmer. I will be coming to UK in May and would like to drop off our branch of the tree. I am also in touch with Cecily Maud's daughter and hope to send her to this site. Thanks for all the work.
12:36am 12-16-2018
Andrew Turvey
Interested in the Scotts of Hilgay (just adjacent to Upwell & Welney). See and
3:23pm 11-24-2018
Have just been retracing past research after very interesting DNA research.
Roy Palmer and his wife are distant cousins through my great aunt Lizzie Jeffs who became a Palmer. They visited us many years ago to give me family information. So sorry to hear of Barbaras passing.
7:23am 11-22-2018
R. Palmer Heathman

Fascinating to read your research. Thank you. I am Richard, son of Geoffrey Palmer who is son of Ronald who is son of Bertram, son of Lapauldro.
4:07pm 08-28-2018
Ann M.
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7:45pm 08-27-2018
David Maris
Dear Ann. Just wanted to say a big thank you for creating these web pages - Fascinating.
My father was Anthony William Palmer Born 1930. The son of William Palmer born 1906, son of Alonzo Palmer who died in the car crash of 1910. As per the inquest records he did not leave his wife provided for after his death and I understand William spent some time in an orphanage in Suffolk. After Williams death in 1932 my grandmother Gladys remarried a Dutchman Cornelius Maris. My father later changed his name by deed poll.
Neither he nor my grandmother ever really spoke about the Palmer side of the family and we knew hardly anything. It was finding the link to your site that has opened up the whole story. We used to joke that my father, sister and myself gained a dark tan very easily in the Summer. Maybe some of Maria's blood still coming through
Thank you again for what you've posted.
9:44pm 08-21-2018
Elaine Palmer
Elaine Palmer, daughter of Roy and Barbara Palmer. Mum passed away in December 2016.
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