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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

‘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, 1684-1812

Thornbury Registers: Burials (1684-1812), transcribed by Richard Byrd Notes about the Parish Register 1684-1736 by Richard Byrd:   The Thornbury Parish Register covers the years 1684-1718 and 1728-1736.  The years … Continue reading

January 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

Baptisms (Christenings) at St Mary’s Church, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, 1684-1812

1. Thornbury Baptism Register (1684-1768)   With thanks to Richard Byrd for transcribing the Baptism Registers for the Parish of St Mary, Thornbury. Press links for access: Baptisms 1684-1737 Registers … Continue reading

January 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Family Portraits of the Blount Family of Mapledurham

The original collection of fourteen Family Portraits once hung in the drawing room belonging to the solicitor, Alfred Francis Blount (elder brother of the architect Gilbert Blount) who died at … 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

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

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