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Dorset / Little Bredy Grave Numbers
« on: Today at 09:33 »
I came across some photographs of graves there which were numbered in the following style:-
N2, O2, O4,K9. I have not however been able to find a plan identifying them and showing their position in the churchyard. Can anyone help? Thanks, Toby.

Graveyards and Gravestones / Re: stone Description
« on: Thursday 25 November 21 15:00 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you belatedly PeteRae. Somehow I missed your response. Meanwhile I have been to the cemetery and ,this time in brilliant sunshine, was able to read the inscriptions. T

Dorset / Re: Title of 'MASTER'
« on: Tuesday 23 November 21 15:57 GMT (UK)  »
     I assume LissieL that you have also been reading that excellent Dorset blog since you are aware of a trip to London.
    Recently I read the whole diary and am trying to get a bit more out of it.  There are also 2 more Symes in the 1851 census for the above mentioned 2 parishes inc. Long Bredy. William Symes was also a dairyman but Joseph Symes was a farmer. I think if one had been acting for Robert Williams, it would probably have been a farmer reinforced by  the Master appearing to have considerable knowledge of farm animals. I shall continue to delve into the diary for something that I may have missed.
  I don't feel Richard Sims is part of the equation.
  Thank for your continuing help. T.

Dorset / Re: Title of 'MASTER'
« on: Tuesday 23 November 21 15:27 GMT (UK)  »
John Foss wrote the diary (Dorset Record Office D-3128/1) and the landowner was banker Robert Williams Esq. His estate was in Little Bredy and he had land in Kingson Russell too. The dairy straddled those 2 parishes. The other man was Mr. Symes but it is not thought that he was either Richard Symes or John Symes both of whom appear in the diary. Thanks for getting a start. T

Dorset / Title of 'MASTER'
« on: Tuesday 23 November 21 11:56 GMT (UK)  »
    A diary written by a dairyman in 1851, who leased land on a quarterly basis, refers frequently to the 'Master'. However he also refers to the land owner by name. He does this too with a man who seems to have been significant to him and was perhaps a middle man between the land owner & the diarist. These two seem to be the only candidates for 'Master' and the diary may have used the term for one of them sometimes loosely and an actual name on other occasions.
    I am not sure if I have said enough for anyone to be able to voice an opinion, but would be grateful for anything. I would like to be able to identify the 'Master'.
    Thanks, Toby.

Dorset / Re: Road to Punknowle
« on: Sunday 21 November 21 15:21 GMT (UK)  »
Further confirmation, maddys52, for I find 6 entries for Ashley, Litton Cheney in the 1851 Census and one of them is the White family name for which I was searching. Thanks, T.

Dorset / Re: Road to Punknowle
« on: Sunday 21 November 21 13:13 GMT (UK)  »
I'll go for that. It is. more or less, on a direct line between Kingston Russell & Puncknowle. I wonder if there were sign posts in 1851?
Thanks, t.

Dorset / Road to Punknowle
« on: Saturday 20 November 21 21:30 GMT (UK)  »
A diary written in 1851 mentions "Aishley" several times. Does anyone recognise this place?
Thanks for any help, Toby Webb.

Dorset / Re: Goal Mony
« on: Saturday 20 November 21 21:27 GMT (UK)  »
That covers it very well, hanes teulu. Many thanks, T.

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