Category Archives: 18th century

  1. Timothy the blacksmith

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    February 25, 2018 by auntkatefirmin

    I thoroughly enjoy investigating all the topics that arise as I explore the world of my ancestors. I like the …
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  2. Back to Badbury

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    February 23, 2018 by auntkatefirmin

    Dorothy (Seymour) Blackford was baptized in Chiseldon and born in the hamlet of Badbury. Dorothy’s aunt Elizabeth (Seymour) Gibbons lived …
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  3. Local tastes

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    August 5, 2017 by auntkatefirmin

    I had the good fortune to taste some local honey the other day. The flavor of fireweed honey was simply …
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  4. 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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  5. 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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