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Tagged With: Tong Castle Shropshire

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 »

Categories: 19th Century | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Detour with the Durants

Some time ago I blogged about the last will and testament of one of my ancestors.  He had stipulated that if the husband of his married daughter Catharine so much as crossed the threshold of the family home, she would lose her inheritance.  I was not particularly interested in following up this daughter, as the … Continue reading »

Categories: 18th Century, 19th Century | Tags: , , , | 5 Comments