Tuesday 16 October 2012

Life Is Full Of Surprises

By one of those freaks of chance came upon a reference to a popular entertainer who was famous in his day but now forgotten.  Known as Leslie Stuart, he was born Thomas Augustine Barrett, and looks to be the brother of a granny of one of my grannies.

He has a Wikipedia article under his professional name, adopted as his regular name, Leslie Stuart and had a fascinating career.  It also answers some questions about why and what my previous known family were doing.

Apparently, there are a couple of expert biographies to go at as well.  So I have been busy.  This find is one of the upsides of tracking family.  On the other hand there are downsides.  The lady in question married a Rooney. 

Well you win a few and you lose a few.

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