Category Archives: George Dinnis

1853 – 1906

A Very Big Door

Today’s door is probably the biggest door on our Advent Calendar this year. Situated on Brighton seafront it is one of the oldest hotels in the City. It is also the hotel my great great grandfather, John Dinnis worked in … Continue reading

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Who Do You Think You Are?

For anyone in the UK who is interested, I have an article in the September edition of ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ magazine 🙂

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G’day Down Under

The title of my blog is ‘Meeting my Family’ because that’s what I’m doing. Meeting them one at a time. As I research and dig, there is always more to be found. I love finding a new ancestor, getting to … Continue reading

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The life and times of my great grand-aunt Fanny Dinnis (3)

Fanny Dinnis married John William Forbes on 9 December 1876, and the next information I can find comes in the birth and baptism records, when we can see their first daughter, Edith Beatrice Forbes was baptised on July 8th 1877 … Continue reading

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Visiting The Old Ship Hotel in Brighton

During an online search I discovered there is a tour of the Old Ship Hotel in Brighton on the first Friday evening of every month. I was so excited about this because it is the hotel where John Dinnis and … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of John Albert Harold Walter Dinnis – part one

John Albert Walter Harold Dinnis was born on 22 January 1895 in Camberwell, London. He was my grand uncle, younger brother of my grandfather, Joseph Taylor Dinnis. His parents were George Dinnis and Catherine Taylor. In the 1901 England Census John … Continue reading

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The Very Short Life & Times of John Taylor Dinnis

John Taylor Dinnis was the first-born child of George Dinnis and Catherine Taylor. He was christened at Holy Trinity Church in Islington, London on July 8th 1877. From the details given below, we can see John Taylor was christened at … Continue reading

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Life and Times of George Dinnis 1853-1906

George Dinnis was my great-grandfather. He was born in Brighton in 1853, and died in 1906. He had a twin sister, Cora Dinnis. She died in 1856, aged 3 at the Old Ship Hotel, where the family lived and their … Continue reading

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Oh I do like to be beside the seaside – Ship Street

Here are some photographs taken in Ship Street and of the seafront at Brighton. The Old Ship Hotel is where John Dinnis lived and worked as a Cook and Publican, with his wife Charlotte Robinson and children Catherine Ann, John Henry, … Continue reading

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Middle Street School continued …

In the last post we looked at a couple of famous pupils of the school at the time the Dinnis family would have lived in Middle Street. In this post we shall look at the everyday life of the school. … Continue reading

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