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Author Archives: Richard Barton

Gloucestershire’s links with Ambrose Phillipps de Lisle

GLOUCESTERSHIRE’S LINKS WITH AMBROSE PHILLIPPS DE LISLE Largely extracted from the writings of James Newton Langston (1886-1959) In 1816 Abbe Bernard Giraud (or Girard), a priest of the diocese of … Continue reading

July 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

Holy Cross, Wotton-under-Edge

HOLY CROSS, WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE by Richard Barton (2020) Five hundred years ago, my ancestor, Robert Seborne alias Plumer, of Wotton-under-Edge penned his last will and testament. In line with the piety … Continue reading

July 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

James Bernard Morewood O.P.

James Bernard Morewood O. P. by Richard Barton (2020) For many years I have been curious to learn more about the Dominican Priest, Bernard Morewood, who built the Church of … Continue reading

July 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

Convert Clergy associated with Clifton Diocese

This working list considers some of the convert clergy from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who had links with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Clifton. The members of the … Continue reading

July 5, 2020 · 2 Comments

Yesteryear in Cheltenham – Photographs from the 1980’s and earlier…

Yesteryear in Cheltenham A set of slides from the 1980’s and earlier    

June 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Robert Canning of Hartpury

Robert Canning (1773-1843)  lived at Hartpury, near Gloucester. He was the second son of an ancient family whose seat was at Foxcote, near to Ilmington, situated on the Gloucestershire and … Continue reading

June 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

W. E. Ellery Anderson and St Stephen’s Church, Cheltenham

William Elbert Ellery Anderson and the changes made to the Sanctuary of the Church of St Stephen, Tivoli, on the Eve of the Second World War On 8th October 1939 … Continue reading

April 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

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, 1737-1812

1. Marriages 1737-1770, transcribed by Richard Byrd   Here are two files for the marriages between 1737 and 1770: File name:  Marriages 1737-1754 (parish register 1737-1768) File name:  Marriage Banns … Continue reading

March 21, 2020 · Leave a comment