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More rambling about the Orchards: Walter and William Henry of Abbey Green

I last wrote about William, son of Joseph ORCHARD, peruke maker of Abbey Green in Bath. The story continues… John Penrose, the local parson at Penryn in Cornwall, went to Bath in 1766 to take the waters for his gout. … Continue reading

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The Orchard family of Bath: Perriwigs, Powders and Pomatums

I have written much of the RIDOUTs of Bath, the first of whom came to the city in about 1805. These folk belong to my maternal grandfather’s side, having originated in Sherborne, Dorset. My maternal grandmother’s side came from rural … Continue reading

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