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Author Archives: Richard Barton

Master Sergeant Don Dougherty, U.S.A.F. (1941-1962)

MASTER SERGEANT DELBERT DONALD DOUGHERTY, U.S.A.F. Delbert Donald Dougherty was born in Ohio County, West Virginia, on 4th December 1916, son of Nellie Pearl Doman Dougherty and William Elvie Dougherty, … Continue reading

March 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Staff Sergeant Jack Barton, R.E.M.E. (1943-1947)

WILLIAM JOHN BARTON, Leading Artisan Staff Sergeant in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (1943-1947)   William John Barton was born on 24th June 1916 and was baptised on 6th … Continue reading

March 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Marriages (Weddings) at St Mary’s Church, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, 1767-1812

Thornbury Registers: Marriages (1767-1812), transcribed by Richard Byrd The transcribed marriages from the Bishops Transcripts for Thornbury Parish (Jun. 17, 1767 – Nov. 17, 1812) supplemented by Phillimore’s Index where … Continue reading

March 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

‘Living Stones’ and ‘Completing the Good Work’

St Gregory’s Church, Cheltenham   ‘Living Stones’ (2013) and ‘Completing the Good Work’ (2018) by Joanna Vials       The development of the 19th century Catholic mission The building … Continue reading

February 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Indomitable Mr Cotham

The Indomitable Mr Cotham – Missioner, Convict Chaplain and Monk Joanna Vials ISBN 978 085244 928 8 Gracewing Ltd   £25.00 620 page paperback   See: http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page281.html James Ambrose Cotham … Continue reading

February 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

Burials at St Mary’s Church, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, 1768-1812

  Thornbury Registers: Burials (1768-1812), transcribed by Richard Byrd     Please Press this Link: Thornbury Parish Register – Burials 1768-1812 For an Index containing Names, some Comments, and Page … Continue reading

January 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

Baptisms at St Mary’s Church, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, 1768-1812

Thornbury Registers: Baptisms (1768-1812), transcribed by Richard Byrd     Please Press this Link:   Thornbury Parish register (pages 436) – Simple (corrected) For the Index:   Thornbury Parish Register … Continue reading

January 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Family Portraits of the Blount Family of Mapledurham

For the Six Portraits of the family of Joseph Blount of Mapledurham and his wife, Mary Canning, please see article entitled ‘Mary Blount nee Canning’: https://wp.me/p4BX9P-sc Michael Blount I was … Continue reading

December 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Building a Church for Bussage by Patricia Main

Building a Church for Bussage: The History of St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Bussage by Patricia Main   In the early 19th century Bussage and the whole of the … Continue reading

December 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Daylesford – The Grisewood Rector and his Convert Cousin

Daylesford – The Grisewood Rector and his Convert Cousin One dreary wet afternoon, a couple of years ago, I revisited Daylesford Church, one of Pearson’s early works, and was disappointed … Continue reading

December 3, 2019 · Leave a comment