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Thomas Meyrick and his Fonts

Thomas Meyrick M.A. With thanks to Julian Orbach for kindly supplying the photographs In 1860, William Henry Lowder was appointed as curate of Bisley. He had previously worked as an … Continue reading

December 2, 2019 · 3 Comments

Convert Clergy associated with Clifton Diocese

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 … Continue reading

November 30, 2019 · 2 Comments

The Reverend James Russell Madan, M.A.

The Reverend James Russell Madan M.A. (1841-1905) by Joan C. Gorham Written in 1994 for Journal 24 of the Gloucestershire and North Avon Catholic History Society James Russell Madan, the … Continue reading

November 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Slimbridge Romance – The Love Letters of Percy and Florence Barton (1910-1913)

LETTERS FROM PERCY BARTON TO FLORENCE NOAD These letters form a fascinating ‘diary’ of everyday events in the Village of Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, during the years leading up to the First … Continue reading

November 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

John Middleton – Victorian Provincial Architect

ISBN 978-953-99762-5-3  (2008) Publisher: Accent d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia A few new copies of this book are still available at £15.00 each (plus postage and package). For more details please email … Continue reading

November 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

‘Convert, Scholar, Bishop’ by Giles Mercer

I can only commend this excellent and beautifully published biography of William Brownlow produced by Dr. Giles Mercer back in 2016. Before he was received into full communion with the … Continue reading

November 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Walter Norton alias Santley alias Wynne

WALTER NORTON alias SANTLEY alias WYNNE FROM BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, TO LLANELLY, CARMARTHENSHIRE, VIA LONDON, RHYL AND ABERYSTWYTH On 7th September 1911 James John Parrish, a thirty-nine-year-old Master Billposter, married an … Continue reading

November 10, 2019 · 1 Comment

We will remember them …

Uncles of Brian Torode who died during the First World War and one who died, long beforehand, during the Napoleonic Wars: Pierre Francois Salmon (1787-1808) Pierre Francois Salmon died in 1808 … Continue reading

November 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Wilson Family of Thornbury

Wilson Family of Thornbury    (?) Thomas Wilson and Ann Gamer | Thomas Wilson (1731-) and Mary Price (1728-) Yeoman, Farmer, Grazier of Morton, Thornbury, Gloucestershire | Joseph Wilson (1768-1820) … Continue reading

November 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Berkeley Poaching Affray – Who were the Haywards?

Richard Byrd and I have been searching for more information about John and Thomas Hayward prior to the affray?  We know that they were brothers and sons of a Moreton … Continue reading

November 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

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