1. The joy of Bishop’s Transcripts

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    January 25, 2018 by auntkatefirmin

    I’m fortunate that in researching the ancestors of Harriet Blackford we’ve managed to get back far enough that any additional …
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  2. When They Were 20 – Harriet

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    January 23, 2018 by auntkatefirmin

    This post is part of a series that will attempt to paint a picture of the influences in the lives …
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  3. When They Were 20 – Index

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    January 23, 2018 by auntkatefirmin

    If it’s true, as Napoleon supposedly said, that to understand a person it’s necessary to know what the world was …
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  4. From Spa Fields to Tower Hamlets

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    January 16, 2018 by auntkatefirmin

    My recent review of the family of Thomas and Harriet (Blackford) Hall reminded me of the ways in which the …
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  5. George Firmin, part two

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    December 18, 2017 by auntkatefirmin

    This is the second of two postings relating events in the life of George Firmin (1820-1869), Aunt Kate’s grandfather. We …
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  6. Thomas and Harriet’s London

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    December 18, 2017 by auntkatefirmin

    Thomas Hall of Barby and his wife Harriet Blackford of Swindon are first proved in Marylebone in 1817 at the …
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  7. The children of Harriet and Thomas

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    December 16, 2017 by auntkatefirmin

    Harriet Blackford and Thomas Hall probably married in the greater London area some time about 1816 or 1817. They baptized …
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