This evening I happened to be in central London and found myself, quite fortuitously, passing by the end of Greville Street, Holborn, where my distant ancestor John Dickson had a baker’s shop; then a few minutes later walking past the Temple church, in whose grounds my great-great-great-grandfather Samuel Hurst Seager is buried, close to the Inns of Court where he worked as a porter; before turning past the church of St Clement Danes, where Samuel’s daughter Fanny was christened in 1814, and up Kingsway, noticing the church of St George the Martyr where she married my great-great-grandfather, law stationer William Robb, in 1836; and finally stopping for a meal at Strada in Great Queen Street, opposite the site of the Wesleyan Methodist chapel where their son, my great grandfather Charles Edward Robb, was christened in 1851.

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