1. Your loving cousin Nellie

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    March 28, 2015 by auntkatefirmin

    Here is the text of Kate’s first letter from cousin Nellie, along with a few thoughts and comments. (If Nellie …
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  2. Laundry Marks

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    March 27, 2015 by auntkatefirmin

    I admire those who are able to streamline and pare down their possessions. I have a way to go! Just …
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  3. Brewhouse Lane

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    March 23, 2015 by auntkatefirmin

    The modern Brewhouse Lane is about two blocks long and parallels Wapping High Street. It isĀ one block north of the …
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  4. Henry Firmin, part 2

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    March 23, 2015 by auntkatefirmin

    There is very rich documentation for Henry Firmin. He was prosperous enough to advertise in city directories and to be …
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  5. Who is Henry Firmin?

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    March 23, 2015 by auntkatefirmin

    It’s time for a bit of spring cleaning – I’ve started all sorts of posts and now I’ll try to …
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  6. The envelope, please

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    March 20, 2015 by auntkatefirmin

    A few weeks ago I sent off for a death certificate, fairly confident that it would record the circumstances of …
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  7. The will of Bartholomew Horsell the Elder of Wootton Bassett

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    March 12, 2015 by auntkatefirmin

    As usual, I this is the transcribed will to be followed by the inventory and thoughts.   In The Name …
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