the origins of JOUSIFFE and the family tree had always interested
me, it was not until I was in my early 30s that I decided to do
something about it. My paternal grandfather had passed away many
years before and so I turned to my Father and Grandmother for
At first my grandmother LILY'
was not at all sure that family
history was a suitable way to spend ones time and money, especially when
it wasn't her side of the family (Summers) that I had started to
research. Never the less, once interrogated for information she revealed
many interesting tit bits.
Kay Clements and Pete Jousiffe
Unfortunately, being particularly pig
headed I chose to dismiss much of what she told me as the 'ramblings of
an old woman'. It was much to my shame that a few years after her
death I found that many of her 'ramblings' were in fact, FACT.
I met Kay after contacting her
uncle Bob (my grandfathers nephew). He had been in contact with my
Gran and was the first person, outside of the immediate family, that I
spoke to about the past. He told me that his niece also had an
interest in the family tree. Since then she has been a constant
source of inspiration and encouragement. The rest, as they say, is history.