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A new generation: John Ridout’s oldest son, John

My x3 great grandfather, John Ridout’s only surviving child with his first wife Sarah HODGES was named for his father. John was baptised in St Swithin’s church, Walcot Street on Sunday 10th March 1811. His parents were living somewhere within … Continue reading

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William Henry Somerton and the Bristol Mercury

William Henry SOMERTON was baptised at St Michael’s (C of E) in Bristol on the 7th February 1796, one of six children.  His father, Joseph was, according to a contemporary trade directory, a printer. He had worked for forty years on a newspaper called ‘Felix Farley’s … Continue reading

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