My name is Vin Wright and this is the Home Page of my Anglo-Irish and Norwegian ancestors. Our direct line can be traced to Einar Klepp, born circa 1505. I have yet to get to grips with the Anglo-Irish side of my family. I suspect it will be a long project. If there is anyone out there in Ireland with the name of Hoare or Kennedy (not many of you, I suspect!!) and you had relatives who emigrated to England (Liverpool) in the 1880’s, please get in touch. I know that Francis John Hoare came over with his wife Catherine. They were born in Dublin in 1844 & 1846 respectively. My great-grandfather (Michael James Kennedy) married Francis’ daughter Catherine. I found the Hoare family in the 1881 census for England but could not find any Kennedys with a suitable match. I also know that Michael was born around 1873, give or take a couple of years and he had a sister called Isabel. There were other brothers and sisters but I do not know their names.
I am deeply indebted to Kenneth Holter of Moss, Østfold, Norway for his generous and unstinting help in unearthing my Norwegian roots. Without his time and effort I would not have made such rapid and accurate progress
I was born in Manchester, England in 1948 but, due to a Military and Diplomatic career, have travelled widely and lived in several locations in the UK and abroad. My wife Denise is also a Mancunian. We are currently resident in Manchester whilst our youngest son Gregory attends Manchester University. Our eldest son, Terence, lives and works in Bristol with his partner, Heather. They have Molly the dog and Maisie & Sasha the cats.
Apart from our two sons we have two dogs, Buster & Bess, now nine years old (10 in September 2001). Both of them are fit and lively characters. My hobbies are D.I.Y., motorcycling (currently ride a Yamaha YZF-R6), gardening, reading, genealogy and bread-making!
- Vin & Denise Wright (49 KB)
Taking a walk by the river at Burford, Oxfordshire, whilst staying with friends.
- Terry (43 KB)
Eldest son Terry on his first motorbike
- Greg (54 KB)
Youngest son Greg trying a Harley for size.
- Mother & Sons (79 KB)
Denise, Greg, Terry & Terry's dog Molly, in the back garden, summer 2000
- Terry & Heather (48 KB)
Terry and his fiance Heather, summer 2000
- Canine Friends (58 KB)
Our dogs, Buster (right) & Bess (left). 10 years old in September 2001.
- Greg with 'Darth Maul' (94 KB)
Greg with the actor Ray Parks who played the character Darth Maul in 'Star Wars - The Phantom Menace'