Friday, July 5, 2013

Rock Where Henrich Evensen's Ship Sank

According to the photo, "This is the rock that Capt. Henrich Evenson's ship hit and sank."

Photo of Ship Similar to that of Henrich Evensen

The label on this photo states, "Duplicate of the sailing vessel of Capt. Henrich Evenson"

A Home in Risør, Norway

The label on this photo states, "Following graduation she [Serena] found employment in Risor in this home of a wealthy family. Here she met and married Henrick Evenson, a sea captain who owned his own ship."

Photo of Risør, Norway

The next four photos are relevant to Serena Evensen Gardner's history.

This photo is labeled as Risør, Norway. Serena went there at the age of fourteen to study from a priest. It was eight miles from her home.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

A New History About Kilsyth

Very recently, Tom Crainey published a book about Kilsyth during the time that Robert Gardner and his family lived there. Mr. Crainey saw the information on my blog about Archibald's personal history and the account Archibald gave of the time when his father was imprisoned in Stirling Castle. Mr. Crainey asked where he could see the original writing. He has made brief mention of the Gardners in the book, but more importantly, his historical knowledge has added more meaning to the brief writings that we have had. Archibald's memories did not provide full context for those of us unfamiliar with the events of the time. I found this book fascinating to learn more about Kilsyth and all that was behind Robert's imprisonment. I have no financial interest in the book; I mention it here in case others in the family are interested in learning more.

The book is available at