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A Paper Chase

August 2008The History of Printing In the genes? The Stationers’ Company The Richardson family of Greenwich Thomas Bluett A Paper Chase William Ennis Family Mystery Solved A Tragic Story The Death of Baby Gordon Cornish Miners on Sark The John Mewse Mug Coggeshall...

William Ennis

August 2008The History of Printing In the genes? The Stationers’ Company The Richardson family of Greenwich Thomas Bluett A Paper Chase William Ennis Family Mystery Solved A Tragic Story The Death of Baby Gordon Cornish Miners on Sark The John Mewse Mug Coggeshall...

Family Mystery Solved

Recently The Times offered a free two week trial of their archive search facility. I thought it unlikely that any of my Lowestoft ancestors would have merited a mention in The Times, but tried searches combining their surnames and ‘Lowestoft’ on the off...

A Tragic Story

I have five Joshua Websters in my tree and a couple more waiting in the wings for some kind of proof or otherwise. The name is quite common in Yorkshire, but in East London in the 19th century my ones were pretty much the only ones. To make it even easier the earliest...

The Death of Baby Gordon

I had been researching my Chandler and Inman ancestors for about two years, and to all appearances they seemed to be perfectly respectable people. However, an unexpected find in a local newspaper told a rather different story. Gamekeeper Arthur Chandler and his wife...

Cornish Miners on Sark

When I heard the song ‘The Silverlode of Sark’ by Tom Bliss [1], it intrigued me. Tom admits that he wrote it only from the stories he’d heard on Sark about the mine, so I decided to do some research, although the story of the mine itself is already documented. My...