Category Archives: John Dinnis

1816 – 1894

A Church Door

              This is the door to St Nicholas Church, Brighton. It’s the church where my great-great grandparents (John Dinnis and Charlotte Sampson) were married in 1836 on the 28th of December. It is the … Continue reading

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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 Is This Man?

Who Is This Man? This photograph was sent to me a few days ago by Mary, one of my newly found American cousins. Thanks Mary 🙂 It was sent with the message “My mom had this in the John Dinnis … 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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Postcard From Flitwick

Wish you were here, having a lovely time, weather good x I am currently enjoying a summer break in Flitwick. It feels odd travelling from Brighton station up to Bedfordshire in August because everyone else is going the other way … Continue reading

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My ancestors in the news – John Dinnis and a Bankruptcy in the Family

John Dinnis (my gg grandfather) appeared in The London Gazette in 1862. This information, which I found yesterday gives me a better insight into the family and why they may have moved from Brighton to London in the late 1860s. … Continue reading

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The Victoria Fountain

In the middle of Brighton, there is a fountain surrounded by gardens. This area is called the Old Steine. It’s a place I have spent a lot of time looking at over the years. Last summer I took some photographs … 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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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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