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Tagged With: Esther Casson

A Puzzling Synchronicity

For some months I have been planning to take a trip to Birmingham, to try and track down some dates and facts which have eluded me.  Most importantly, I have never found a baptism record for my main subject, Esther Casson, who married in 1800 under her mother’s maiden name, Walker, not her mother’s married … Continue reading »

Categories: 18th Century | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Esther’s sad romance

There are three Esther Cassons in my family history – four, if you count my cousin’s little daughter in Australia.  The first Esther is one of the two main characters in my story; she who was happily married to a slate-getter in North Lancashire, moved to Wales and had three surviving sons and two daughters.  … Continue reading »

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Looking for Esther

My journey so far has been something of a wild goose chase.  I was interested in my great great great grandmother Esther, who is said to have helped her husband run the first slate quarry in Ffestiniog, in North Wales.  Her portrait hung on the walls of houses I’ve known since childhood.  Her steadfast gaze … Continue reading »

Categories: 19th Century, How we write | Tags: , , | 4 Comments