Category Archives: Blackford

  1. William, Another Postboy

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    April 4, 2018 by auntkatefirmin

    William was a popular name in the Blackford family and I gambled that the death certificate of the William Blackford …
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Four generations of gamesters

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    September 20, 2017 by auntkatefirmin

    Robert Blackford had the greatest reputation in the family as a single-stick player. We now know that earlier generations of …
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  7. The Return of Backswording

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    August 5, 2017 by auntkatefirmin

    Well this summer I didn’t manage to get to Swindon to watch backswording in person so I’ll settle for a …
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