George Whitaker (1811-1822) was appointed first provost and professor of divinity of the University of Trinity College, Toronto Canada in 1851, Volume V of the The Colonial Church Chronicle, and Missionary Journal. which covers the period from July 1851 to June 1852 carried the following story in the Colonial, Foreign and Home News section.
This description of Nunney, Somerset in 1891 was published in Somersetshire, part of the County Topographies series edited by E.R. Kelly.
The following obituary of John Baverstock Knight is taken from The Gentleman’s Magazine, Volume VII, 1859 and is a reprint of the original which appeared in the Dorset County Chronicle.
This description of Writhlington, Somerset in 1891 was published in Somersetshire, part of the County Topographies series edited by E.R. Kelly.
This short account of the strike at Foxcote, Writhlington, and Braysdown Collieries in 1864 was reported in the The Mining and Smelting Magazine edited by Henry Curwen Salmon.
This account of a patent issued to Messrs. Reeves, of Bratton, Wiltshire was first published in The London Journal of Arts, Sciences and Manufactures and Repertory of Patent Inventions conducted by Mr. W. Newton of the Office for patents, Chancery lane, London in 1852.
October 15, 2007 at 4:00 am (Genealogy)
Maureen Taylor has dated a photograph to 1913 by studying the size and shape of a Lion touring car’s headlamps. Armed with her collection of 19th-century fashion magazines, she can pinpoint the brief period when Victorian women wore their bangs in tight curls rather than swept back. Using a technique borrowed from the CIA, she identified a photo of Jesse James by examining the shape of his right ear.
The full story by Alexandra Alter, including a short video can be read in the Wall Street Journal.
October 14, 2007 at 4:00 am (Genealogy)
It is I believe a common conception that those who research their family history are hopeful they might stumble upon at least one famous, and preferably wealthy, ancestor. This never once crossed my mind; I just needed to know who my ancestors were and where they came from..
October 13, 2007 at 4:00 am (Genealogy)
A late medieval dress fitting discovered in Cerne Abbas, near Dorchester, Dorset has been declared as treasure. The object dated from the late 15th century, and was silver gilt with plain silver spheres which may have been intended to simulate pearls.
Read the full story by Laura Kitching in the Dorset Echo
Eliza Clark was born at Puncknowle, Dorset, England in 1838, the eldest daughter of carpenter Richard Clark from Stoke Abbot, Dorset andhis wife Ann Northover from the nearby village of Swyre. Eliza grew up in Puncknowle and by the age of thirteen was engaged in the local trade of net making.