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Elizabeth Randles, child prodigy (c1800-1829)

27 November 2023

It is widely acknowledged that Elizabeth Randles, known as ‘The Little Cambrian prodigy ’ was baptised on 24 May 1801 at Wrexham parish church, but the exact date of her birth...

Transportation to Australia of convict, Sarah Murden

19 November 2023

Today’s article is about my namesake – Sarah Murden (also written as Murdin), who was born on 16 February 1803, at Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, to parents John, a shoemaker,...

The perilous role of the Georgian Firefighter

13 November 2023

Should you have the misfortune to suffer a household/business fire in the Georgian period, then let’s hope you had taken out fire insurance. If you hadn’t then you would not be...

Guest post by Elaine Thornton – Riotous Nights at the Theatre

6 November 2023

I do enjoy welcoming back guests and today is no exception, as I welcome back Elaine Thornton, who previously told us about Marylebone Gardens and the Trusler Family and today she is...