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John Fowler

John Fowler

John Fowler was the third son of Henry & Lucy Fowler, born in 1826, and lived at Elm Grove Gastard. He attended school in Corsham, probably at the Quaker run school at Pickwick. During his journeys from Gastard to Corsham to attend school, his attention was...
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Marjorie Eagles

Marjorie Eagles

Marjorie Lilian was born in 1918 at New Farm, Corsham to Harry & Lilian Pocock who owned and ran the farm. She had an older brother Philip, and a younger sister Joan. Her education began at home, with a governess called Miss Boyce, then later she attended the...
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Sir Henry Danvers

Sir Henry Danvers

A long-standing feud in the 1590’s between the families of Danvers and Long, resulted in Sir Henry Danvers murdering Sir Henry Long at a house in Corsham in 1594. Henry Danvers was accompanied by his brother Charles, when about seventeen others are reputed to have...
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H. B. Coates

H. B. Coates

The Coates family seemed to be well established in Corsham in the mid 1800’s. Herbert Bishop Coates was born in Corsham in 1844, his wife Emma, born in Biddestone two years later. They had a large family of 10 children – 6 girls, and 4 boys. Unfortunately, 3 were to...
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Lt. Daniel Clutterbuck

Lt. Daniel Clutterbuck

There is a grave at the rear of St Bartholomew’s churchyard, where lies a man who took part in the Crimean War, and the ‘Charge of the Light Brigade’ on the 25th October 1854. He was slightly wounded in the right foot during that battle, but was able to remain in...
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