1. Your affect. Coz Fan

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    December 25, 2013 by auntkatefirmin

    Cousin Fanny Hall was one of Kate’s long-term correspondents. The daughter of Kate’s uncle George Henry Berkeley Firmin, the younger …
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  2. Cousin Fanny’s first letter

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    December 25, 2013 by auntkatefirmin

    Once she had addresses, Kate wrote to her newly found relatives.  I’ve picked Fanny’s letter to start with as she …
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  3. The settlement

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    December 25, 2013 by auntkatefirmin

    Kate’s brother Fred received a letter in August 1941 with the terms of the settlement of the estate of their …
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  4. Finding the cousins

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    December 24, 2013 by auntkatefirmin

    Let’s return to Aunt Kate’s story.  In 1939, Kate and her brother Fred began the process of proving their relationship …
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  5. The last of her generation

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    October 6, 2013 by auntkatefirmin

    Kate’s niece Rhoda B. Firmin was the youngest grandchild of John R. Firmin & his wife Florence Long.  With her …
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  6. John, Henry and John – Views of Carmen

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    September 18, 2013 by auntkatefirmin

    What did the world of John Firmin and his sons look like? I’ll save the wharfs and docks for another …
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  7. George Firmin at the Old Bailey in 1838

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    September 14, 2013 by auntkatefirmin

    I’m going to assume that George Firmin, the grandfather of Aunt Kate, was the owner of a puncheon that was stolen …
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