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Gloucestershire / Death of Abraham Seward Sep 1837
« on: Sunday 03 March 19 14:03 GMT (UK)  »
The death of Abraham Seward, scene painter, at Gloucester Infirmary, was reported in the Cheltenham Journal and Gloucestershire Fashionable Weekly Gazette of 25 September 1837 (attached). But I can find no trace that his death was registered (OK, it was early days for the new system), but also no trace of a burial anywhere either.

Can anyone suggest where he might have been buried, if not in a Gloucestershire churchyard? Any civil cemeteries open in Gloucester at this date?

Can anyone help with identifying what this document is?

The Gloucestershire Archives catalogue refers to it as a fine, but I'm not convinced it is a fine. The wording refers to it as a "concordia", I think, but does not follow the normal convention "Hec est finalis concordia" etc. Also, it's not an indenture, i.e. the top edge is straight.

The text starts with the name of the county "Glouc", which is something I've seen in court records e.g. Assizes. I am wondering if this is perhaps the final outcome of a court case in one of the Equity Courts? Or something from the local manorial court (but if so why prefix the text with the county name?).

I am struggling with transcribing the text in full, but it appears to be some kind of property transaction involving land, pasture, meadows, dovecots[?], orchards [?] etc. being sold or leased by the Harrises to John Broade of Broad Campden.

Bedfordshire / Adoption - Leighton Buzzard - 1919
« on: Friday 05 October 12 18:44 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone with local knowledge of the Bedfordshire area suggest any local institutions (e.g. orphanages, children's homes etc.) from which two young children (aged approx. 3 and 5) might have been adopted by a couple of Methodist missionaries in 1919? The Leighton Buzzard area in particular has been mentioned.



Gloucestershire Resources / Link :Gloucestershire Genealogy
« on: Sunday 08 July 12 15:00 BST (UK)  »
I am putting together a page of useful resources for researchers. See This is on an ongoing "work in progress".

Hope it is of interest.


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