This article appeared regarding the dismissal of A.Frederick Cruse as the Parish Clerk of Frome Selwood in The Protestant Magazine, Volume IX, April 1847. Published on behalf of The Protestant Association.
On May 12, 1847 at Brandon, Vermont, United States a meeting was held to form an organization of the Gibbs family’s of America. The purpose of the organization was to investigate reports circulating in the United States relative to a large unclaimed property, which had’ been left in England for the Gibbs’s in the United States of America. The Association voted unanimously to appoint Columbus Smith, Esq., of Salisbury, Vermont, Agent, for the purpose of looking after the property in England, said to belong to the Gibbs’. Smith proceeded to England, made the desired search, and reported thereon to the President of the Association. The Association published 500 copies of his report for the use of the members of the Association. The following account of his search for William Gibbs of Frome is extracted from that report.
Rail enthusiasts marked the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Bridport line. A special information poster was unveiled at Maiden Newton railway station by relative Ken Goff, one of many associated with the railway at Maiden Newton, Dorset.
Read the full story in the Dorset Echo
This is the second report published in the Somerset and Wiltshire Journal on Saturday 23rd July1892, on the inquest into the death of Samuel Martin, rural postman for Mells, who had been found dead in a pond two weeks prevbiously.
This is the first report published in the Somerset and Wiltshire Journal on Saturday 16th July1892, on the inquest into the death of Samuel Martin, rural postman for Mells, who had been found dead in a pond the previous Saturday.
November 14, 2007 at 4:00 am (Genealogy)
This puzzle was first published in the Sporting Magazine of May, 1797, page 80. No prizes for the solution just the satisfaction.
The following article was published by Professor A. H.Sayce in the August 1898 edition of The Contemporary Review and expands on a prvious article. “On some Excommunications and Public Penances in Somerset in the time of Archbishop Laud”, published by Mr. E. Green in the “Proceedings” of the Bath Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club for 1875.
The following story was originally published in the Globe, and subsequently republished by Notes & Queries for Somerset & Dorset in 1907.
When in 1213, King John found he needed the production of rope and sailcloth for his navy’s ships increased; he issued a Royal decree to the effect. To make the canvas for the ship’s sails he looked to Bridport, Dorset, England as the place most appropriate for the nature of the task in hand.
Read J. Graham-Wilson’s article at Dorset-Ancestors