Dennis Bill’s  Family History

  Dennis Bill 2018
Researching the BILL and WISEMAN families in UK, Ireland , Canada and wherever

About Me

Dennis Ian BILL

I was born in a nursing home in Portsmouth but have spent all my life in Portchester, a large  suburban village on the northern shore of Portsmouth Harbour. Other than a short spell in HM Dockyard, Portsmouth, immediately after leaving school, my 39½  years working life was spent with  Ordnance Survey, Britain’s National Mapping Agency, in  Southampton.  I have been researching my family history since taking early retirement in 2001. My research into two ancestors of my first cousins who were Royal Marines and subsequent research into The Crinoline Church led me to spend many hours in the Royal Marines Museum at Eastney,  Portsmouth.  As a result I became a volunteer there and for most of the last five years I have been working one day a week there digitising and cataloguing the photo album collection.

“...I live in a constant endeavour to fence against the infirmit-

ies of ill health and other evils of life, by mirth; being firmly

persuaded that every time a man smiles - but much more so,

when he laughs, it adds something to this Fragment of Life.”

Laurence Sterne, 1713-1768 Author of Tristram Shandy
Dennis Bill’s  Family History
  Dennis Bill 2018
Researching the BILL and WISEMAN families in UK, Ireland , Canada and wherever

About Me

Dennis Ian BILL

I was born in a nursing home in Portsmouth but have spent all my life in Portchester, a large  suburban village on the northern shore of Portsmouth Harbour. Other than a short spell in HM Dockyard, Portsmouth, immediately after leaving school, my 39½  years working life was spent with  Ordnance Survey, Britain’s National Mapping Agency, in  Southampton.  I have been researching my family history since taking early retirement in 2001. My research into two ancestors of my first cousins who were Royal Marines and subsequent research into The Crinoline Church led me to spend many hours in the Royal Marines Museum at Eastney,  Portsmouth.  As a result I became a volunteer there and for most of the last five years I have been working one day a week there digitising and cataloguing the photo album collection.

“...I live in a constant endeavour to fence against

the infirmities of ill health and other evils of life,

by mirth; being firmly persuaded that every time

a man smiles - but much more so, when he laughs,

it adds something to this Fragment of Life.”

Laurence Sterne, 1713-1768 Author of Tristram Shandy