To learn more about my family history, I've decided to start documenting what I know. Since most of the historical information is readily available on many websites. My goal is to gather it in one place and share with family members. It would be especially nice to have photos. That being said, I will not post photos and information about living people without their permission. So far I have researched 11 generations in the Codd family starting with my father FRANCIS WILLIAM CODD The second part of my search is on my mothers side THE LOOKER AND COLMAN family tree but I will start with the Colman Family Tree.  My mother would have been so excited to find out that some of her relatives where still alive when she was in her teens, but sadley she passed away without knowing this. So far I have found up to five generations in the COLMAN FAMILY and 11 in the LOOKER FAMILY. I still have a long why to go. My mum Rose loved to dance and sing and done many talent shows at the Secombe Centre in Sutton, Surrey. Unfortunaley she never won but just being on the stage she loved every minute. Sometimes her grandson Jamie would accompany her on the piano. The entertainment is in our family from Rose grandfather (James Colman) to her granddaughter and her great granddaughter, who was born just two months before Rose passaway. I can remeber Rose (my mum) saying that she wanted to go to America to dance and sing on Broadway but her father was strick and wouldnt aloud her pursue her dreams.


James Colman (my Great grandfather) and his three brothers (Edward, Harry and Robert) started a street acrobatic troupe called "The Jumping Jacks" he was also a talented artist and scenic painter for the local theatres. His brother Robert married Alice Genevieve Temple she became the first female paventment street artist (full story of Alice here) Unfortunately during a performance at the theatre Robert fell and broke his back never to preform again. Other theatrical people in the family tree are Ricard Baker Cobb Temple (uncle of Alice Temple) Richard Cobb Temple made his professional stage debut at the Crystal Palace in May 1869 as Count Rodolfo in the production of La sonnambula. 



 

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