Category Archives: Hartland

Keziah Holdsworth (1804 – 1881): from Oxford to Ealing via Stepney and Soho

In the previous post I wrote about two of my maternal great-great-great-grandmothers who were first cousins: Keziah and Eliza Holdsworth. In this post I want to tell Keziah’s life story, and in another post I’ll set down what we know … Continue reading

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The Blanch family in Tewkesbury

What do we know for certain about the family of James Blanch, who was born in Tewkesbury on 7 June 1755, and who I now believe was my 4 x great grandfather? We know from his birth note that James … Continue reading

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Who were the Hartlands?

When the birth of my 4 x great grandfather James Blanch, in Tewkesbury on ‘the seventh day of the sixth month 1755’, was recorded in the Register of the (Quaker) Monthly Meeting of Bristol and Somerset, the signatures of three … Continue reading

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