The grammar-school of Bruton, Somerset was originally founded in the eleventh year of Henry the Eighth, 1519, by Richard Fitz-James, Bishop of London, John Fitz-James, his nephew, afterwards Lord Chief Justice of England, both natives of Redlynch, near Bruton, and John Edmondes, Clerk, D.D., collated in 1517 to the Chancellorship of. St. Paul’s.
In this podcast from the National Archives Professor Peter Hennessey presents records officers and information managers as ‘unsung heroes’ in providing historians, such as himself, with rich collections to use. He also discusses the hugely successful Waldegrave initiative which has led to hundreds of thousands of files being released, creating a new currency for historians.
Between 1724 and 1725 the Rev. Dr. Henry Dawney, vicar of Puddletown, Dorset, England or Piddletown as it was then called compiled an account of his parishioners. Dawnay recorded detailed information on the inhabitants of the central village in 1724, and then added the outlying farms and hamlets in 1725.
Documenting our family’s history and the connections between the generations is one of the most popular pastimes. Luckily for amateur and professional genealogists as well, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), popularly known as the Mormons, has developed a records depository that spans hundreds of years and all parts of the world.
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If you look at your grandparents or great grandparents, there is a good chance that one or more of them suffered from some type of dementia. Worldwide there are about 24 million people who suffer from dementia. As there is strong evidence of a genetic component in the various types of dementia, you should be aware of your relatives and recent ancestors who had or who may have had dementia.
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December 16, 2008 at 4:00 am (Genealogy)
In the eight years that the authors grandmother lived between the date of a crippling stroke and her passing away, there was seldom anything that excited her and focused her mind more than the research her grandaughter performed with her on their family history.
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The almshouses in Milton Abbas built by Sir John Tregonwell, an advisor to King Henry VIII, built the houses in 1647 are being refurbished. His will decreed that they should be used to house the local elderly people who were too poor to provide for themselves.
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In this podcast from the National Archives Janet Dempsey examines the wealth of records which deal with the tragedy, terror, heroism and honour of the Merchant Navy in both World Wars.
Such was the enthusiasm for building railways at the turn of the twentieth century – ‘the Golden Age’ – that a branch was considered for Lulworth and Osmington on the Dorset coast.
Read the full story by Martin Lea in the Dorset Echo.
On Thursday, June 23, 1932 the Rockaway Record reported that a new bakery was to be oppened on the following Saturday at Rockaway, New Jersey. One of the bakery operators was Leslie Carlyon.