Category: On This Day...
1860 - Joseph Dando, the elder, (my 4 x great-grandfather), died at Brunswick Square in Bristol. He left just under £25,000 in his will 151 years ago. One of his executors was William Day Wills of the tobacco importer and manufacturer's, WD & HO Wills, which later became part of the Imperial Tobacco Company. WD Wills and Joseph Dando both lived in Portland Square in Bristol.
1817 - William Pitcher & Sarah Bishop were married at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, this day 194 years ago. William was the son of Benjamin Pitcher and his wife, Margaret (nee Worgan).
1810 - 201 years ago my 4 x great-grandparents, Robert Weaver and Sarah Munckton, married in St Andrew's Church in Curry Rivel, Somerset (right). Robert was a shoemaker and both had previously been widowed.
(Image: copyright © Gillian Evans.)
1779 - my 6 x great-grandparents, James Smale & Thomasine French, were married in Black Torrington, Devon.