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Geoffs Genealogy Update 8 December 2013

Sunday December 8th, 2013 | Geoff

In the May 2013 entry on this blog I told of my then recent research into David Price (1774-1840), Citizen & Haberdasher of London, and some members of his family. More recently I have used the Land Tax Records for London to piece together more information about the life of…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 5 November 2013

Tuesday November 5th, 2013 | Geoff

So, here we are, on Guy Fawkes Night 2013. It seems a bit brutal to still be celebrating that revolutionary group of Catholics who tried to assassinate King James I in 1605 by blowing up Parliament, but successive generations since 1605 have perpetuated the celebration, which was been initiated by…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 2 October 2013

Wednesday October 2nd, 2013 | Geoff

I mentioned in my last post that I had been using the Land Tax records on the website to track the residence of James Jacobson (c1692-1759) at King Street, Tower Hill, in London. This month I have continued to work with the Land Tax Registers, but this time concentrating…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 3 September 2013

Tuesday September 3rd, 2013 | Geoff

We spent the first weekend in August in Carmarthenshire. Nothing unusual in that, as we usually visit this beautiful part of Wales several times each year, sometimes looking for family history information and at other times just enjoying the wonderful countryside. On this occasion we had a really smashing time….

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 6 August 2013

Tuesday August 6th, 2013 | Geoff

There has been too much going on over the past few weeks, so I haven’t spent much time on family history. The month started with us enjoying the last few days of our week long sojourn in France, and since our return we have been so busy it’s unreal. There…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 06 July 2013

Saturday July 6th, 2013 | Geoff

In my last blog entry I told you of the visit to London which Helen and I made during March, taking advantage of a special offer on Virgin Trains to get a cheap trip to London. If you recall, I had forgotten to take the appropriate id with me, and…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 4 June 2013

Tuesday June 4th, 2013 | Geoff

About five months ago we received an email from Virgin Trains, offering cut price fares to and from London on certain days in the weeks leading up to the end of March 2013. Presumably the train company were seeking to attract extra passengers to fill their trains at a time…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 8 May 2013

Wednesday May 8th, 2013 | Geoff

I’m a bit late with this month’s update because we have been away for a few days’ break in the sunshine. Yes, you did read that correctly. The weather in England and Wales over the bank holiday weekend was lovely, giving rise to hopes that we may actually have a…

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Reunion of the Descendants of John Bankes, 8 June 2013

Sunday April 14th, 2013 | Geoff

When we decided to organise a second Reunion in June 2013 it was after receiving indications from likely attendees that  the number of Bankes descendants attending the event would be roughly at the same level as in 2011. However,  as time has gone by this has proved not to be…

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Geoffs Genealogy Update 3 April 2013

Wednesday April 3rd, 2013 | Geoff

What a strange month March has been in the UK weather-wise! Winter has returned with a vegeance, with more snow seen in our part of the world than we’ve had all winter! Every time the weather takes an unusual term there are items in the media that bang on about the effects…

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