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Author Archives: Richard Barton

Celebrating John Middleton – a chance to explore Clearwell Village

  Explore Clearwell – 15th September 2018 Clearwell Church, Clearwell, Gloucestershire, GL16 8LY Guided tour of the delights of Clearwell   Meet at the church in Clearwell and join Isabel … Continue reading

August 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

In Pursuit of the Parents of Robert Barton of Thornbury (1604c-1663)

We are indebted to Richard Byrd who has carefully listed early Barton entries from Thornbury Parish Registers in the hope of finding the parents of our ancestor, Robert Barton (1604c-1663). There … Continue reading

August 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Elizabeth Carpenter of North Nibley, wife of Maurice Organ II

Carpenter Family of North Nibley     Richard Carpenter and Agnes Baker (1580-) Of North Nibley | John Carpenter (1611-) and Margaret Hayward | Jonah Carpenter (1640-1719) and Grace Andrewes … Continue reading

August 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Sarah Long of North Nibley, wife of Morrice Organ I

Long Family of North Nibley       (?) Robert Long I of North Nibley   |   (?) Adrian Long (1572/3-) and Elizabeth Turner Labourer of North Nibley   … Continue reading

August 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

St Gregory’s Cheltenham – David Burke remembers…

David Burke has kindly allowed me to reproduce these fascinating articles: From ‘Days gone by in Cheltenham’ – Memories of David Burke I. Christmas 1945 During the war there was … Continue reading

July 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Organ Family History of Berkeley & North Nibley

  Back in 2010 Andrew Plaster of Bristol produced a fascinating study, ‘Organ family history of Berkeley and North Nibley’. Richard Organ was Andrew’s 13th Great Grandfather and he was … Continue reading

June 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Red Cross Letters from Guernsey

Brian Torode’s Family of Guernsey          

April 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Our Lady and St Alphege, Bath

OUR LADY AND ST ALPHEGE, BATH  Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s “Little Gem of a Church”   A HISTORY BY CAROLINE SHAW With a foreward by the Late Gavin Stamp Former … Continue reading

February 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Holyoake’s Journey of 1842

George Jacob Holyoake’s Journey of 1842 by Catherine Howe (2012) Here is an easy to read and interesting book which follows the connection between early nineteenth century socialism and the … Continue reading

February 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

My Humanism

Chair of Gloucestershire Humanists 2017-2018 As you may already have read on our home page, Gloucestershire Humanists have a long history. In contrast, I am a relative newcomer. Our group … Continue reading

February 12, 2018 · Leave a comment