Category Archives: Swindon

  1. In 1849

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    December 1, 2017 by auntkatefirmin

    When looking at the big decisions we make there is often a push and a pull. Sometimes in the lives …
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  2. Thomas Hall, victualler

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    November 2, 2017 by auntkatefirmin

    First off: I’m very excited to receive a PDF copy of the death certificate of Harriet (Blackford) Hall who died …
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  3. George Firmin, part one

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    September 21, 2017 by auntkatefirmin

    After posting about all of Aunt Kate’s siblings, it occurs to me that I omitted her grandfather, George Firmin (1820-1869). …
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Harriet’s brother John

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    May 20, 2017 by auntkatefirmin

    I have looked at the life of Harriet (Blackford) Hall, and why she might want to leave Swindon. I have …
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  7. Where were the Wayts?

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    April 7, 2016 by auntkatefirmin

      Returning to the Blackford family at the time of the death of Robert in 1802 I am proceeding on …
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