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MRS CHARLOTTE HEDWORTH WILLIAMSON

MRS CHARLOTTE HEDWORTH WILLIAMSON

Charlotte was born in Suffolk in 1861, daughter of Alexander Robert Campbell-Johnstone, a Foreign Office Diplomat. She was married in 1886 to Captain Cecil Hedworth Williamson of the 4th Dragoon Guards. Cecil retired in 1891 after which the family, Charlotte, Cecil...
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SIR CHRISTOPHER HATTON

SIR CHRISTOPHER HATTON

Sir Christopher Hatton was a favourite courtier of Elizabeth I, and who she called ‘Lids’ in their private and confidential letters. Sir Christopher, when expressing devotion and affection for his beloved queen, always signed his letters with a hat drawn over the word...
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Edward Hasted

Edward Hasted

Edward Hasted lies in a pauper’s grave in the churchyard of St Bartholomew’s, an ignominious end for the historian of the County of Kent. Fortunately, on the North Wall of the church is a plaque to commemorate his worth to the historical record. Born in 1732 of good...
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Robert Gordon-Farleigh

Robert Gordon-Farleigh

Robert Gordon-Farleigh moved from Bath to Corsham in 1935 when he purchased the ‘Wine Lodge’ in the High Street. (Now occupied by estate agents Allen & Harris). Previously Mr & Mrs Baines had run it as a wine merchants. Robert and his wife Elsie (both pictured...
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Frank Gerrish

Frank Gerrish

Frank Gerrish was born in 1883 at Priory Lane Corsham, son of William and Elizabeth. William was a ‘slater’ (tiler). Frank, aged 8, appears on the 1891 census as living at 53 Priory Road (pictured, c.1904) but in 1901 he is shown as living at Ashford Cottages, Priory...
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