Author Archives: Julie Goucher

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, Pharos Tutor, lover of Books, Stationary & History, Surnames, European Ancestors, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies, avid note taker and journal writer.

Q & A – Practicalities of a One-Name Studies Course

Having been offline for a week or so due to being unwell, I am working through my inbox…. Hi Julie – I am considering signing up for the new course for ONS, when is the next date? The course took … Continue reading

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Farnham Papers – Removal Orders (2)

Elizabeth WINTER Single woman from Frensham – 1 April 1769 Sarah STENT, otherwise WICKS, Single women from St Mary’s Reading (Berkshire) – 21 July 1773 John BOXALL and Children Daniel aged 8 David aged 5 George age 2  – all … Continue reading

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Farnham Papers – Removal Orders (1)

John STOVOLD and wife (unnamed), and four children to Seale Surrey – 29 March 1694/5 James SPREADBOROUGH and wife (unnamed) to Dogmersfield, Southampton – 16 January 1700/1 (Dogmersfield is close to the Surrey/Hampshire Border, whilst recorded as Southampton, that is … Continue reading

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Farnham Papers

Back in 1988, I visited Farnham library. The attraction was not the rows and rows of books, but the collection of locally held material for Removal & Settlement documents. This material was of course copies, with the originals located at … Continue reading

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Settlement and Removal – UK and Ireland Genealogy Series

In 1662 a law of Settlement and Removal was introduced in England and Wales. This enabled Overseers of the Poor to remove those individuals and families from a parish if they would become a burden on the parish, regardless of … Continue reading

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Poor Law Acts – UK and Ireland Genealogy Series

As we continue with this occasional series featuring UK and Ireland Genealogy, we are going to look at the various Poor Law Acts. Poor Law Act 1601 Settlement Acts 1662, 1691 and 1697 Knatchbull Act 1723 (Workhouse Test) Gilbert Act … Continue reading

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Guild of One-Name Studies Seminar – On the Wrong Side of the Law Seminar 16 May 2020

The Guild of One-Name Studies, as part of it’s educational remit as a Charity registered in England and Wales usually organises four seminars a year. Given the COVID-19 situation the May 2020 seminar has been cancelled, however, the Guild has … Continue reading

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Victory in Europe – #VEDay2020

I spent a lot of time yesterday thinking about my Grandparents and in particular my maternal Grandparents; George Butcher (1908-1974) and Lilian Edith Matthews (1912-1995). The United Kingdom declared war on Germany on 3rd September 1939. My Grandparents married at … Continue reading

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Pursuing Surnames:Undertaking a One-Name Study

Sadly, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, my Surname talks to be held at the Society of Genealogists on 16th May 2020 has been postponed. Instead, the talks will take place online on Wednesday 3rd June 2020 at 2 pm British … Continue reading

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Pursuing Surnames:The History of Surnames & The Benefits of a One-Name Study

Sadly, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, my Surname talks to be held at the Society of Genealogists on 16th May 2020 has been postponed. Instead, the talks will take place online on Wednesday 3rd June 2020 at 2 pm British … Continue reading

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