Monthly Archives: August 2012

Book: “London Stories: personal lives, public histories” by Hilda Kean

I heard about this book when I was searching for some information about silk weavers in Bethnal Green, so I ordered it from my local library via the inter-library loan service. It’s an interesting book – part personal family history, … Continue reading

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A Divorce Petition: Briancourt V Briancourt

On 14th August 1880, Ellen Mary Briancourt (nee Lovejoy) submitted a divorce petition against her husband, my great great grandfather, George Arthur Briancourt. The couple had been married for 12 years, and had four children: Annie Elizabeth Ellen, born 30th … Continue reading

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