Sunday, 21 August 2011
I received this email and this lovely photograph of the brother of our Great Grandfather as I have mentioned before they somewhat oddly both had the first name Frederick
My great grandfather was Frederick William John Saggers, the elder brother of your great grandfather Frederick Arthur Saggers, both sons of Henry (Harry) Saggers, so we are 3rd cousins. My father told me that Frederick William John was known as Fred, and Frederick Arthur as Arthur.
I’ve attached my only photo of Fred, from around 1891 or 92 when he was about 18. Unfortunately, there’s a big difference in ages between this photo and your one of Arthur (which I guess is early 1930s?), so that it’s hard to see any resemblance.
Have you got any further back in tracing their Saggers ancestors? I have reached our great x5 grandfather Thomas Saggers, who married Grace Taylor in 1774 but I’m stuck there. I’d love to know if you’ve got further!
(still living in Isligton!)