Author Archives: Prevaricat

Exciting genealogical news… two families linked by DNA?

Do you believe that the dear departed can guide us from beyond? Well I don’t, but I came very close yesterday; I’ll explain, but first I need to tell you the background to this story… Back in 2004, as I … Continue reading

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The Mysterious tale of Sir Christopher Wren, a Ridout family and the ‘Culloden Medal’

Amongst Arthur George RIDOUT’s research notes was a transcription of an obituary which appeared in The Times (15 Apr 1881) following the death of Captain Cranstoun George Ridout of Baughurst House in Hampshire. The piece included this intriguing passage: “He … Continue reading

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