Monthly Archives: August 2013

Sympathy Saturday: Abraham Sheepwash, “Death from the heat at Purfleet”

One of my  grandfather’s brothers, Abraham Neville Sheepwash, was born in 1884 and baptised at St Anne’s Church in Hoxton.  Another researcher recently alerted me to a newspaper article about his death in 1898,  aged just 14.  My grandfather was … Continue reading

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A holiday from blogging – or perhaps not?

I was feeling quite guilty because  I haven’t managed to write a weekly post recently.  Work, holidays, family stuff, gardening and a rotten broadband connection have all combined to make it impossible to sit down and write regularly. Then a … Continue reading

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