Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Hind-Yelf Tragedy

A recent comment regarding the Hind-Yelf branch of the family reminded me of this extract I came across from a New Zealand newspaper circa 1890s, of all places.

Quite how they picked up the details of this tragic tale on the other side of the world and why they thought it was worthy of reporting I'm not sure, but it certainly explains some of the confusions I had with regard to understanding the genealogy of this particular part of the family. I'm also intrigued at the mention of Guernsey as the island has come up a couple of times in different Yelf references, so it looks as though there may be some deeper links to be explored there