Archive for November 2013

Those Places Thursday: My 17th century ancestor, Richard Fryer's, story is published

Category: Ancestors Corner

Discover Your History MagazineMy final article being published in the Discover Your History magazine is out today, available in good newsagents, including WH Smith, or online.

This time, I investigate the life of my 8 x great-grandfather, Richard Fryer (abt. 1663-1710), by examining his will and evaluating the inventory for clues. Richard was a yeoman from Overton in Arlingham, Gloucestershire.

I have visited Arlingham on a number of occasions and one gets the feeling that, in some ways, not much has changed from Richard's day. The village is still rural, although I can imagine it was more of a hive of activity in the 17th century than it is now. It's still made up of farms and smallholdings but the landscape wouldn't be quite so recognisable to Richard as Arlingham used to consist of many orchards before the outbreak of Dutch Elm disease wiped most of them out in the 1970's.

Richard Fryer article in Discover Your History

[Why Those Places Thursday? This phrase has been included in the title in order to take part in Daily Blogging Prompts at Geneabloggers]

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Site Updates - Surnames: Martin, Davis, Gill, Hutton, Parsons, Pointing, Barham, Bird, Sherborn, Garland

Category: What's New at Hibbitt.org.uk

Hibbitt Family Tree section

The latest updates to my website are based around the family of my great-uncle by marriage, Charles Henry Martin (abt. 1903-1942), who was originally from Twerton-on-Avon. The following is a list of the new family pages which extend out from Charles:
Place names: Twerton-on-Avon, Bath, Timsbury and Wellington in Somerset; Everton in Lancashire; Woodford and Clifton in Gloucestershire; Walsall in Staffordshire; Calne in Wiltshire.

Charles Henry Martin
My great-uncle, Charles Henry Martin (abt. 1903 - 1942)

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Tuesday's Tip: New Document in the Shop - In Search of Henry

Category: What's New at Hibbitt.org.uk

Following on from the publication of my series of articles in the Discover Your History magazine, my first article is now available for download in my Online Shop for a modest fee.

In Search of Henry

It tells the story of my great-grandfather, Henry James Weaver, who was accidentally killed in WWI. Henry was married to Florence Smale and was my maternal grandmother's father. He came from Curry Rivel in Somerset and spent a few short weeks serving in the Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry before he died in September 1916, ten days before Florence gave birth to my gran. Henry is buried in Merville Communal Cemetery Extension in France and is also commemorated on the War Memorials in Curry Rivel and the town of Tavistock in Devon, where Florence was from.

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My Blog is 3 Today

Category: General

Having just checked in at Geneabloggers, I am reminded that my blog has now been running for 3 years. Having posted over 230 articles I wonder where I've found the time to do it. This is on top of all the research and updates to my tree and main website.

I've come to the conclusion that I'm Family History Bonkers and long may it continue!

Birthday Cake

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Ancestry supports the Royal British Legion - help out by watching a short video

Category: General

Ancestry.co.uk will donate 1 (up to a maximum of 10,000) to the Royal British Legion for each view of this video on YouTube until 20 November. Please share the video with your friends and family.

Ancestry supports the Royal British Legion

Follow Friday: John Dando's story is published in Discover Your History magazine

Category: Ancestors Corner

Discover Your History MagazineThe third in my series of articles has been published in the November issue of the Discover Your History magazine and is now available to buy in all good newsagents or online.

This month, I tell the story of John Dando, my 6 x great-great-grandfather, exploring his Non-Conformist connections including his letter to a Countess and his association with George Whitefield, one of the founders of Methodism.


[Why Follow Friday? This phrase has been included in the title in order to take part in Daily Blogging Prompts at Geneabloggers]

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