1. Paying the Sexton

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    February 20, 2015 by auntkatefirmin

    I happened to be reviewing the records related to Harriet Blackford Hall. For the moment, I will continue to assume …
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  2. A bit about Dorothy

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    February 19, 2015 by auntkatefirmin

    Dorothy’s days The name Dorothy appears to go back several generations in the Blackford/Seymour families. I have written about Dorothy …
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  3. Leaving Swindon Revisited

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    February 5, 2015 by auntkatefirmin

    With help again from “cousin” Liz, I return to the story of Harriet Blackford and why she might have left …
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  4. Paul’s Alley

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    September 14, 2014 by auntkatefirmin

    In the course of looking at where Richard Wayt (1787-1868) the tallow chandler might have lived, I solved a problem …
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  5. Alfred Fouracre – who was he?

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    September 14, 2014 by auntkatefirmin

    Kate’s brother was named Alfred Fouracre Firmin.  If not for the correspondence with the English cousins, this might have remained …
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  6. Alfred Firmin Wordless Wednesday

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    September 10, 2014 by auntkatefirmin

    Alfred Fouracre Firmin, surveyor for Weyerhaeuser, date unknown.

  7. Sepia Saturday 243 – The Beach

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    August 29, 2014 by auntkatefirmin

    The American Kate was fortunate to have a little place in Carmel, California, where she could retire after her library …
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