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Sentimental Sunday | Ancestral Calendar Highlights Week of July 14

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It seems that July was a popular month for weddings in my family. On my ancestral calendar for the week of July 14th to...
Finding Annie's Father

Finding Annie’s Father

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My great-grandmother, Annie Marshall, married Tom Savage in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England in 1885. ((England, Certified Copy of an Entry of Marriage (long form), Thomas...
Black Sheep Sunday | Harris Family-1260

Harris Family

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One of my favourite black-sheep ancestors was my great-great-great-grandfather, John Harris.  He married Elizabeth Byrn in Rotherham, Yorkshire on 5 October 1835. After giving...
Industrial Sheffield in the 1860s

Grinders Appeal to the Public of Sheffield

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  Of the Artisans belonging to the various branches of the Grinding Trade, to the Public of Sheffield and other localities. Fellow-Townsmen & Gentlemen,--We, the Members...
Thou Shalt Not Lie

Charge of Perjury Against a File Grinder

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The Sheffield Daily Telegraph, Monday, November 3, 1856 British Newspaper Archive BL_0000250_18561103_010_0003.pdf The following case was partly heard on Saturday at the town hall, before T....

Three Generations Baptized at St. Philips Church Sheffield

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On 11 September 1885, my grandmother, Annie Elizabeth Savage was baptised at St. Philip's Church in Sheffield.  At the same time, her mother, Annie...

John Harris and the Great Sheffield Flood

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The Great Sheffield Flood On 11 March 1864 in Sheffield, the Dale Dyke Dam broke and a great flood surged through parts of Sheffield,...
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