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Offline Greensleeves

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Re: history - events in Brecknockshire about 1758-1761
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 28 December 14 10:15 GMT (UK) »
If I can find anything I'll be in touch FS but in the meantime if you want to know anything about the area, please contact me.  I do hope she had a bit of happiness in her life: from what little I know of her it seems she must have had a hard time.

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Re: history - events in Brecknockshire about 1758-1761
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 28 December 14 10:43 GMT (UK) »
Bridget seems to have died a rich lady, GS..... after 10 years in the workhouse she inherited a substantial amount through her brother's estate in 1791, just after being discharged from the workhouse. Its a rags to riches story, in a way. She sounds an adventurous sort of woman - she died in 1792. I'm gathering proof - or at least persuasive information - for each stage of her life, but I am reasonably sure I have her timeline accurately plotted. However I am hoping for a few more documents from Worcester, Essex and the St Botolph Aldgate workhouse to add more evidence for her story. Thanks for helping!
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Re: history - events in Brecknockshire about 1758-1761
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 11 February 15 21:54 GMT (UK) »
Dunno if this helps, but the Nat. Library of Wales has online newspapers and Marriage Bonds, as well as Wills, for Wales. I haven't checked the relevant dates, but might be worth you looking on the website?  Good luck, anyway
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Re: history - events in Brecknockshire about 1758-1761
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 11 February 15 22:16 GMT (UK) »
hi there - thanks for the reply - I DID look there -nothing so far, but I do remain hopeful! This obviously needs some in-depth research in Brecknock (hard from Australia, but not impossible).
cheers!
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Re: history - events in Brecknockshire about 1758-1761
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 08 August 15 16:35 BST (UK) »
There seems to be some confusion. Bedwardine is in St John's, a suburb of Worcester although at the date being discussed it was probably a separate village. The area was well known for its glove-making.
I suggest Bredwardine in Breconshire is a completely different place.
Meg