Category Archives: Evans

A brief visit to Blunham

A couple of weeks ago I was at a work-related meeting at Moggerhanger Park in Bedfordshire. It was a glorious spring day, and on the way home, I took the opportunity to visit the neighbouring village of Blunham for the first … Continue reading

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Eliza Holdsworth (1801 – 1885): a life in service

In recent posts I’ve been exploring the lives of two of my maternal great-great-great-grandmothers, who happened to be first cousins. In the last post I wrote about Keziah Holdsworth, and this post I want to set down what we know … Continue reading

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William Holdsworth in Woodford

A few weeks ago I discussed the theory that my great-great-great-great-grandfather William Holdsworth (born in 1771) might have been a carrier, running carts between between Whitechapel and Woodford, Essex, perhaps with his brother John. If true, this would contradict, or … Continue reading

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William Holdsworth and Lydia Evins

In this post I wrote about the children of Joseph Holdsworth (1735) and Elizabeth Greene (1732), and in the last post I wrote about one of those children, John Holdsworth (1765), and his wife Eliza Jane Webb. I noted that … Continue reading

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