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The Misfortunes of Wealth

May 2009The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street Servant of this house A Tale of Ambition and Bankruptcy A Tale of Forgery and Embezzlement The Misfortunes of Wealth Wealthy Hat Manufacturer Dear Sir Watch the wall my darling Were you born in Yapton? Turncoat My Heirlooms...

Dear Sir

May 2009The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street Servant of this house A Tale of Ambition and Bankruptcy A Tale of Forgery and Embezzlement The Misfortunes of Wealth Wealthy Hat Manufacturer Dear Sir Watch the wall my darling Were you born in Yapton? Turncoat My Heirlooms...

Watch the wall my darling

May 2009The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street Servant of this house A Tale of Ambition and Bankruptcy A Tale of Forgery and Embezzlement The Misfortunes of Wealth Wealthy Hat Manufacturer Dear Sir Watch the wall my darling Were you born in Yapton? Turncoat My Heirlooms...

Were you born in Yapton?

May 2009The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street Servant of this house A Tale of Ambition and Bankruptcy A Tale of Forgery and Embezzlement The Misfortunes of Wealth Wealthy Hat Manufacturer Dear Sir Watch the wall my darling Were you born in Yapton? Turncoat My Heirlooms...

Turncoat

Charles Buck was born in the port of Weymouth in Dorset in 1770. He was the third of nine children born to Thomas Buck and Mary Bishop and was elder brother to my 3x great grandfather, Bernard Bishop Buck. The whole family were tied to the sea. All of Charles’...

My Heirlooms

There are two items in my possession that I treasure more than any others. They are a handmade white linen tablecloth and a gold pendant necklace, which both belonged to my Aunt Margery. She was a lovely lady who was full of fun, and was my mother’s half sister. She...