Monthly Archives: May 2012

Thomas Nye Brittain: Debt and Insolvency

Since my last post about Thomas Nye Brittain  and his children I’ve been digging around trying to find out why he gave up the china dealing business and went back to shoemaking.   I was sure that something must have happened … Continue reading

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Saunders – from Hertfordshire to London

My Saunders ancestors had one of the shorter journeys to move into London.  Nathan Saunders, my 3x great grandfather, was born in Cottered, Hertfordshire in 1822, the son of John Saunders (died 1824) and Charlotte, nee Palmer. John and Charlotte had … Continue reading

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On the trail of Thomas Nye Brittain’s children

I have realised that writing this blog is making me focus on my ancestors in a closer way than perhaps I have done previously. Rather than just listing names, I’m now trying to find out more about the individuals even … Continue reading

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