Website Updates in 2008
3rd November 2008
Photos section - Added video clip of the inside of Hadstock Parish church under Free / Ashby / Fincham / Adams heading. Also, photos of The Golden Butterfly shop in Saffron Walden under Dando / Free heading.
2nd November 2008
Family pages - Added notes for Harriet Rowlandson and her children, George and Charles Free. Also added basic information for Harriet's siblings, parents and grandparents.
16th October 2008
Photos section - Added photo of Hadstock Parish church under Free / Ashby / Fincham / Adams heading.
15th October 2008
Family pages - Added further notes for Stephen Free. Also deleted the two Stephen Dando generations above John Dando (b. abt 1715) as definitive evidence has still not been found.
Photos section - Added photos of the gravestone of Stephen Free under Free heading.
News - My parents recently visited Westminster College in Cambridge and viewed the original letters written in 1771 by John Dando (b. abt 1715) and Rev Rowland Hill. They also visited Saffron Walden in Essex, seeing the Golden Butterfly confectionery and tobacconist shop where Mary Ann Free and Charles and Alice Dando lived and where their daughter, Ivy Alice Dando, was born. They saw the Church in Saffron Walden where Ivy was baptized and her parents were married. My parents also visited Hadstock where members of the Free, Fincham, Ashby and Adams families were located during the 19th century and before.
21st September 2008
Photos section - Added video clip of the Portland Square under Dando / Spiers heading.
6th September 2008
Photos section - Added video clip of the Tabernacle and Little Chapel at Rodborough under Dando heading. Also a video clip of Arlingham under the Pitcher / Fryer heading.
4th September 2008
Photos section - Added video clip of Dursley Tabernacle under Dando heading.
25th August 2008
Family pages - Added an article from The Methodist Quarterly Review 1847 to the following biography pages; Joseph Dando, the elder (b. abt 1781), Joseph Dando, the younger (b. 1802) and Stephen Dando (b. abt. 1770). Updated John Dando, the elder's (b abt 1715) biography with letters to the Countess of Huntingdon. Also added burial details to John Dando, the younger's (b. abt 1743) biography and updated the text on the photograph page showing the Dando grave in Rodborough Tabernacle in the Photos section.
22nd August 2008
Family pages - Changed the details for Joseph Dando's, (b abt 1781) wife from Ann Brose to Ann Murch and added biography notes. Added death notices for Harriet Catherine Dando (nee Williams) in notes. Also, added two more children for Joseph (b. abt 1802) and Harriet Dando: - George Washington Dando and Catherine Emma Dando.
17th August 2008
Family pages - Added full name and notes for John George Barnes. Corrected Alicia Barnes' name to read Alitea Waldegrave Barnes and added notes. Added to the notes of Sarah Louisa Oliver and William Elbert Dando.
Photos section - Added photographs of the ss Great Britain under the Barnes / Oliver heading. Also, a photograph of Joseph Dando, the elder, born abt. 1781, under the Dando heading.
22nd July 2008
Family pages - Added basic details for Malcolm D M Dando and his wife, Sybil Roylance. Also added newspaper articles regarding the various court appearances for Sarah Louisa Dando and duplicated this information in William Elbert Dando's Biography & Source Notes.
16th July 2008
Family pages - Added details of the will of Charles Tidmarsh Dando to his Biography & Source Notes.
Photos section - Added photographs of Portland Square, Bristol under the Dando / Spiers heading. Also added further photos of the grave of John Dando (b. abt. 1743), wife, Ann (nee Brothers) and children.
1st July 2008
Family pages - Added Biography & Source Notes for Stephen Dando (b. abt 1770).
Photos section - Updated the picture of the memorial plaque for John Dando (b. abt. 1715) and wife, Susanna (nee Hughes).
22nd June 2008
Family pages - Added Biography & Source Notes for Mary Dando (b. 1752).
News - My husband, parents and myself recently went on a family history holiday, visiting Bristol and Gloucestershire for a few days. In Bristol, we saw Portland Square, the location of Joseph Dando, the elder, in 1841 and No 26 was where Charles Tidmarsh Dando and Clarissa Spiers lived. Somerset Street was the place where William Elbert Dando went to school. We also visited Rangeworthy where the 17th century Dandos were and Rodborough Tabernacle, where John Dando (b. abt 1743) was a trustee - his and first wife, Ann's, grave was in the cemetery there. We saw Dursley Tabernacle too, where John Dando (b. abt 1715) was the main instrument in bringing a group of Calvinistic Methodists to that town. A plaque to his and wife, Susanna's, memory is on the wall alongside the pulpit. We were shown the approximate location of where John's hat shop would have stood and other buildings in the town, including the Anglican Church.
(Our grateful thanks go to John Cook and David Evans for showing us around the Rodborough and Dursley Tabernacles respectively.)
On the Pitcher side, we stayed at Hodgecombe Farm near Uley where Benjamin Pitcher (b. abt 1775) and wife, Sarah, lived for many years. We also saw Coaley where they were married and many of their family were baptised. A visit to Arlingham enabled us to see Meadowland Farm from the road and also the High Street, where Daniel Bailey Pitcher (b. abt. 1810) and wife, Mary Ann, lived. In the churchyard, we saw the grave of John (b. abt. 1817) and Sarah Fryer. A brief visit to Rockhampton meant that we saw the church where Benjamin Pitcher and Margaret Worgan were married in 1773 and where their children were baptised.
2nd June 2008
Family pages - Added basic facts for Georgina Emma M Williams and Violet Paget, wives of Alfred Joseph Hibbitt.
24th May 2008
News - On 21st May 2008, my father received a phone call from one of his long lost 1st cousins and met the next day. We discovered lots about the younger generations of our Hibbitt family, whom we hadn't known about before and we were very, very pleased to have this get-together after all these years. Names have not been published in order to protect the privacy of living people.
Family pages - Added marriage details for Charles H Martin and Nellie G Hibbitt. Also a few basic facts for Alfred Joseph Hibbitt.
15th May 2008
Family pages - Added basic facts for Joseph Spiers, his two wives and children.
11th April 2008
Photos section - Added pictures and information about the sewing box believed to have belonged to the wife of Joseph Spiers.
9th April 2008
Family pages - Added Biography & Source Notes for Charles Tidmarsh Dando. Also, added basic facts for his wives, Clarissa Spiers, and Ann Nunneley and children, Charles and Clarissa.
2nd April 2008
Links section - The links page has, at last, got underway.
26th March 2008
Family pages - Added further children for Benjamin Pitcher (b. abt. 1775) and Sarah Rice. Also, family group consisting of Richard Fryer, Ann Bailey Pitcher and Benjamin Thomas Fryer and family group consisting of Timothy Pitcher, Elizabeth Tanner Hancock and Rosa Anne Pitcher. More children for both families will likely follow at a later date.
16th March 2008
Photos section - Added the following photograph pages: Charles George Hibbitt; All Saints Church, Birmingham; Ivy Alice Dando aged 3; Alice Dando with her grandson.
9th March 2008
Family pages - Added children for John Dando (b. abt. 1715) and Susanna Hughes. Also, children of their son, Stephen Dando (b abt. 1760) and his wife Elizabeth Jones.
2nd March 2008
Family pages - Added children for John Dando (b. abt. 1743) and Ann Brothers together with their Biography & Source Notes.
26th Feb 2008
Family pages - Added children for Joseph Dando (b. abt. 1781) and Ann Brose.
25th Feb 2008
Family pages - Updated Biography & Source Notes for John Dando (b. abt. 1743).
15th Jan 2008
Photos section - Added picture of plaque in memory of John Dando (b. abt. 1715) and wife, Susanna (nee Hughes).
13th Jan 2008
Family pages - Updated Biography & Source Notes for Joseph Dando (b. abt. 1802). Added Biography & Sources for Joseph Dando (b. abt. 1781).
Photos section - Added picture of Hibbitt and Dando family group (Charles L E E Dando, Charles G Hibbitt and son).
1st Jan 2008
Family pages - Biography & Source Notes added for Joseph Dando (b. abt. 1802) together with wives Ellen Stirling or Sheriff, Jane Clark, Sarah Clark and Harriet Catherine Williams. Also, Biography & Source Notes for John Dando (b. abt. 1743) and John Dando (b. abt. 1715). Also, two further generations added - Stephen Dando (b. abt. 1670) and wife, Elizabeth Mark, and Steven or Stephen Dando (b. abt. 1655) and wife, Sarah Vermont.
Photos section - Added picture of plaque in memory of John Dando (b. abt. 1743), wife, Ann (nee Brothers) and children.
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