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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:44 pm    Post subject: Not a joke, game or puzzle but.............................. Reply with quote

http://www.chatelaine.com/abandonment-part-2/

Abandoned babies (through no real fault of their mother.)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very touching. You'd probably like 'Long Lost Families', a series that comes round every so often on ITV with Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell tracing lost relatives.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm tracing one side of my family (English side).

My great, great, great, great grandfather, a collier, was chucked off his land in Staffordshire in the Enclosures in England in 1797 and was forced to travel the roads for, I think, two years until they eventually managed to "settle" in another village. He became a Hawker selling earthenware and must have had a tough life but at a time when life expectancy was 37, he lived to the grand old age of 91.

So many people have had the cards stacked against them and I feel for them.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whereabouts in Staffordshire? I've just discovered a collier in mum's family in Staffordshire. Dave's family has a number of them, coming from Shropshire and settling in North Staffs. Not many of mine had land to begin with, just a two-up two-down terrace.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They lived on the Common in Cheslyn Hay. So they didn't have title to the land and of course when the Enclosures came to Cheslyn Hay they were kicked out.

I've written a piece here.
https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Scarrotts_from_Stonesfield.

His name was William Scarrott, born in Cheslyn Hay, also known as Wyreley Bank, I think, and in 1797 they hit the road, travelled south as far as Hampshire and then turning back north, they ended up in Stonesfield, which had no Manor House and was part of the great Wychwood Forest at the time. (Forest was cut down around 1850.) Wychwood was part of the Great Wild Wood of Britain. Stonesfield was a mining area, famous for Stonesfield Slate, which actually wasn't slate but carboniferous limestone.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the Farcebook bit.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=660279037475226&set=a.121676528002149.24308.100004794071829&type=3&theater

A pile of posts on it. Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow that's very interesting! It's nice to find someone else interested in their family tree. My lot were mainly North Staffs. Dave's are from all over the place. The Deacons were from Reading, but his his GG Grandfather was a 'painter who worked on the railway (painting carriages?) and in successive census returns they followed the railway to Paddington and then to Stoke.

Right I'm going to watch the Monuments Men.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not OH anymore I see......
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