Audrey Gertrude Carlyon was born at Ishpeming, Michigan the daughter of Peter Carlyon and Lillian May Hulmes, natives of New Jersey. The family returned to New Jersey where she spent most of her short life. The following are extracts from the local newspaper, the Rockaway Record.
The author, poet and architect, Thomas Hardy was a member of the Dorset Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club. During the construction of his home at Max Gate, Dorchester some Romano-British Relics were uncovered. At the Dorchester meeting of the club in 1884 the following report was read. For reasons unknown the report was omitted from the proceedings of that year and was finally published in Volume XI, 1890.
On November 2, 1939 the Montana Standard, of Butte, Montana publish the obituary of William Carlyon. If only all obituaries were this informative. An additional announcement in the same paper by the Richards Funeral home informs us that he was buried at the Mount Moriah Cemetry, Butte.
In this podcast from the National Archives Laura Withey (Project Manager) and Dr. Ed Hampshire (Records Specialist ) talk about this exciting new project, the new web pages and the records being made available online for the first time.
The story of two airmen who landed out of the blue in Stinsford in November 1940 captured the attention of Kay Kearsey of the Stinsford and Bockhampton Village History Group and Neil Matthews, whose father Freddy Matthews met the two fliers as a schoolboy.
Read the full story by Nicola Rayner in the Dorset Echo.
Thirty years ago this month enthusiastic family history addicts met up in a house to discuss forming a local group. Now the Bournemouth and District Family History Group has celebrated its 30th birthday with an anniversary dinner.
Read the full article in the Daily Echo
In this podcast from the National Archives, David Thomas examines the reality behind Charles Dickens’ fiction – what were Victorian debtors’ prisons really like and how accurate was Dickens’ portrayal of them?
Published in Volume 1 of Genealogical Gleanings in England 1888 this is an extract of the will of Mary Symes, now of Beamister, late of Poorstock [Powerstock], in the county of Dorset, widow, dated 7 June 1736, proved 17 November 1738.
The village of Burton Bradstock lies 5 miles east of Bridport, Dorset, England. Situated on the Chesil Beach, the village nestles around the church of St. Mary the Virgin and 16th and 17th century thatched cottages. A tranquil scene today, but in 1843 the village suffered one of the worst fires that had occurred in this part of the country.
This is the first chapter from the book, The Three Dorset Captains at Trafalgar: Thomas Masterman Hardy, Charles Bullen, Henry Digby by Alexander Meyrick Broadley, R. G. Bartelot and published by J. Murray, 1906.