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Joseph Longchamp of the Jockey Club

Let me introduce to three brothers, who I am fairly certain you will never have come across before and neither had I until by chance I came across Joseph Longchamp and of course, I was curious to know more about him. The only reference I had about him...
From: All Things Georgian on 1 Jul 2020

June 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “RUN AWAY … a NEGRO fellow, named July.” No newspaper advertisements concerning enslaved people appear via the Slavery Adverts 250 Project today, but that...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Jun 2020

A Most Horrible Murder in Hankelow, Cheshire

On April 18, 1797, George Morrey, from the village of Hankelow, near Nantwich, Cheshire married Edith Coomer, from the neighbouring village of Wybunbury. The couple went on to have six known children, the first, Elizabeth, born in 1798, followed by William,...
From: All Things Georgian on 24 Jun 2020

Nathaniel Bentley, better known as ‘ Dirty Dick’

Who was ‘Dirty Dick’ and how did he acquire such a sobriquet? His name was Nathaniel Bentley, the son of Nathaniel and Sarah née Sarah Pankeman, the couple having married in 1723 at All Hallows Church, London. Nathaniel and his wife...
From: All Things Georgian on 3 Jun 2020

May 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “RUN AWAY … BEN … of the Guiney country … TOM … very sensible and artful … his wife … BELLA.  DUBLIN … of the Ebbo country,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 May 2020

May 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “WILLIAMS and MACKAY’s Copartnership will expire in June next.” It would have been nearly impossible for readers of the Georgia Gazette not to know that “WILLIAMS...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 May 2020

Elizabeth Woodcock – Buried in the snow in 1799

Born December 1756 in the small village of Impington, about 3 miles from Cambridge, Elizabeth Williams married her first husband, John Sockling and shortly after this they started their family, culminating in at least five children from 1785 onwards....
From: All Things Georgian on 13 May 2020

May 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “No Part of the Cargo will be sold but in the Yard on the Day of Sale.” It was the first advertisement readers encountered as they perused the May 9, 1770, edition of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 May 2020

May

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Will engage to cut any Quantity of Live Oak and Cedar Ship Timbers.” Printers did not organize or classify advertisements in eighteenth-century newspapers.  Instead,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 May 2020

April 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Sincere and hearty thanks to the benefactors of Rhode Island College.” In March 1770 Hezekiah Smith prepared to depart Charleston after a successful stay in the city. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Apr 2020

April 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “LOST … A GREEN SILK UMBRELLA.” An advertisement offering a reward for the return of a lost ‘GREEN SILK UMBRELLA” appeared in the April 18, 1770,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Apr 2020

April 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “RUN AWAY … TWO NEGROE MEN.” Given the distance, it is not surprising that it took longer for word of the Boston Massacre to reach James Johnston, printer of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Apr 2020

Who was Kitty Clive? Guest post by Dr Berta Joncus

Today I have the honour to host a guest post about the famous 18th-century celebrity, Kitty Clive, by Dr Berta Joncus. Berta is Senior Lecturer in Music at Goldsmiths, University of London. Before joining Goldsmiths, she was at the University of Oxford:...
From: All Things Georgian on 8 Apr 2020

March 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “NEW NEGROES, CHIEFLY MEN.” On March 28, 1770, Joseph Clay placed an advertisement in the Georgia Gazette to announce the sale of “A CARGO consisting of about...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Mar 2020

Portrait of ‘Black Charley of Norwich’ by John Dempsey

I first became acquainted with this gentleman last week when a good friend on social media messaged me with ‘I think this story needs you‘.  Say no more, I was off down that rabbit hole. What a fabulous painting by John Dempsey of an...
From: All Things Georgian on 25 Mar 2020

March 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “I forewarn the masters of vessels from carrying him off.” When “A NEGROE FELLOW, named SAM,” made his escape, James Lucena placed an advertisement in the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Mar 2020

Georgian Perfume

Today I thought we would take a look at some Georgian recipes for making perfume, most of them are still feasible to make at home today with some minor adjustments. To perfume clothes Take of oven-dried cloves, cedar and rhubarb wood, once ounce of each...
From: All Things Georgian on 18 Mar 2020

March 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “ORDERED, That the above Resolution be published in the next Gazette.” In March 1770 the Union Society published a notice in the Georgia Gazette that announced its members...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Mar 2020

General James Wolfe: The Path, The Glory, Part 4

Today we have the final part of the story about General James Wolfe, so I’ll hand you over to Kim to complete this and take this opportunity to say a massive ‘Thank You’ to Kim, for all her hard work in writing this fascinating story....
From: All Things Georgian on 12 Mar 2020

General James Wolfe: The Path, The Glory, Part 3

We do hope that you have enjoyed the story so far about General James Wolfe and today we can share with you the 3rd part, with the final part coming up this Thursday. If you’ve missed the first two parts then just follow these highlighted links...
From: All Things Georgian on 10 Mar 2020

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