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A Suffolk case of poaching, stolen birds found cooking in the pot, and transportation

My husband and I were watching the Gary Linekar episode of Who Do You Think You Are last night. And, as is usual with this programme, I was researching the lines as they appeared on screen. But in this case … Continue reading

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Photo of an ancestor with a cat, late 19th century

Or rather one of my husband’s ancestors. Probably. I was recently contacted by a gentleman who lives in the house in Brockdish, Norfolk where my husband’s ancestors lived for 50 years. We have a number of old photos of the … Continue reading

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More criminals in Martin’s family

Makes a change from my lot! Again from the Suffolk line: The Ipswich Journal – Saturday 20 October 1838 On Friday last, Zachariah Sharman, William Sharman, and James Garrod, three notorious theives, were committed to Ipswich Gaol, for trial, by … Continue reading

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A case of drunk and disorderly in the family

Just signed up for a 12 month subscription to the British Newspaper Archive, even though it still doesn’t have any newspapers from Roxburghshire or Selkirkshire which seriously limits its relevance for me. But it’s still useful. I tried another search … Continue reading

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