1. Which Wayt?

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    October 3, 2022 by auntkatefirmin

    Presently I don’t have anything definite on the ancestors of Silvester Wayt. There were a number of Wayt families in …
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  2. Thomas Hall goes to London

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    July 28, 2022 by auntkatefirmin

    There’s little doubt in my mind that my great-aunt Kate’s great-grandfather Thomas Hall (1790-1862) had better opportunities in London than …
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  3. When they were 20 – Harriet’s parents

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    June 4, 2022 by auntkatefirmin

    This post is one of a series exploring the idea that to get to know a person it’s helpful to …
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  4. The Keith Prowse piano

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    May 11, 2022 by auntkatefirmin

    Recently I have been reviewing the letters sent by the English cousins to my great-aunt Kate Maud Firmin. One of …
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  5. William Blackford, the backstory

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    March 9, 2022 by auntkatefirmin

    Earlier when researching the Blackfords I was quite intrigued by “William the Post Boy,” who lived in Marlborough and worked …
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  6. Thoughts on the Will of John Seymour

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    February 15, 2022 by auntkatefirmin

    While reviewing what I have gathered about Dorothy Seymour, I realized I had not done much more than read her …
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  7. The will of John Seymour

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    February 9, 2022 by auntkatefirmin

    In the Name of God, Amen the Seventeenth day of March in the year of Our Lord God One thousand …
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  8. Jane Weight

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    September 6, 2021 by auntkatefirmin

    In this post I ponder what can be gleaned from direct and indirect evidence in my efforts to understand more …
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  9. Following the Blackfords

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    August 8, 2021 by auntkatefirmin

    This post contains my musings about the expectations that our ancestors always stay in one spot. Cousin Liz has done …
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  10. Whitecross

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    June 8, 2021 by auntkatefirmin

    I’ve returned to my questions about life on Whitecross Street, with a focus on 1851 to 1861 and locating visuals …
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