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Tagged With: Royal College of Surgeons

The redoubtable May Osmund Alonzo Durant

As promised in my last blog, I now reveal some of the history of this remarkable man. He was born at Tong Castle, Shropshire, in May 1816, the youngest of 14 legitimate children. We know little about his childhood, except that by 1822 his mother left the family home for the last time. At the … Continue reading »

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Researching family history – some problems and pitfalls

It has been fascinating but at times frustrating to research William Slaughter and his family through internet access to archive material. Luckily the name, combined with Capel [his mother’s maiden name] is relatively unusual. However, his father and brother, both named Mihill begin to cause problems when people try to analyse writing on original documents. … Continue reading »

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