1. Farewell cousin Fred

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    January 23, 2017 by auntkatefirmin

    Farewell to my cousin, who I called Fred Firmin, known to most as Al Firmin – apparently Alfred John Firmin …
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  2. Without Hat or Cap

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    April 18, 2016 by auntkatefirmin

    While hats are coming back in style, where I live most folks don’t wear hats much. Still, it wasn’t that …
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  3. Sarum bonds

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    April 12, 2016 by auntkatefirmin

    I have mentioned before that couples could marry by banns or by license. The license is often called a bond, …
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  4. Two books about the home

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    April 11, 2016 by auntkatefirmin

    I’ve recently finished two very entertaining books: Lucy Worsley’s If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home Bill …
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  5. Who Was Jane Weight?

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    April 10, 2016 by auntkatefirmin

    From the first, there was a tantalizing theory based largely on name and location – the wife of Robert Blackford, …
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  6. Where were the Wayts?

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    April 7, 2016 by auntkatefirmin

      Returning to the Blackford family at the time of the death of Robert in 1802 I am proceeding on …
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  7. Back to the Blackfords

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    April 3, 2016 by auntkatefirmin

    Now that some theories have been set out about the Skull and Horsell families, I thought I’d turn back to …
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