Author Archives: Prevaricat

Some notes on Robert SYMONDS’ will, 1668

I think that wills can sometimes be the most helpful documents in a family historian’s armamentarium.  Here is an example of milking every last drop of information from such a document. Knowing that a possible ancestor of mine (John Ridout) married … Continue reading

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…. and now for something completely different!

I have been delving into my distant past for a long, long time now but, every now and again, I have a brief flirtation with my more ‘modern’ family which means anything up to x4 great grandparents. In the early … Continue reading

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