Category Archives: Stationary,Filofax, Journals & Notebooks

Desk Ramblings (29)

The last Desk Ramblings post, which you can read HERE, was written as the UK went into COVID-19 lock-down, on 26 March. Since then it has been a strange time to be living in and I wonder what historians of … Continue reading

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Stationary Memories – Biddles of Guildford

This morning I went online for my Twitter fix and noticed a post from a stationary shop of my childhood, Biddles in Guildford. Instantly I was plunged back into a series of happy memories. This shop undoubtedly helped me develop … Continue reading

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Q & A – Keeping a Journal

One of the readers who asked about blogging, also asked about how they could journal. Julie, I have admired over the years your posts about journalling and am amazed that you have kept a journal for decades. How do you … Continue reading

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Farnham Papers – Removal Orders (5)

Ann PALMER, single woman to Buniton, Southampton – 8 December 1804 William LOVELAND Examination is for Settlement – 22 January 1805 Sarah KING, single woman to Windlesham, Surrey – 2 February 1805 Sarah CRANHAM – Note attached. Thomas ELSEY, labourer … Continue reading

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Farnham Papers – Removal Orders (4)

Sophia SMITH, single woman from Greenwich Kent – 2 April 1792 Charlotte GREEN aged 7 from Binstead Southampton – 5 May 1792 Mary BICKNELL wife or widow of William “who has not been seen or heard of for 11 years” … Continue reading

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Farnham Papers – Removal Orders (3)

Ann CROOK wife of Thomas in the Surrey Militia from Sutton, Surrey – 5 September 1781 William LARBY and wife Jane with their five children George aged 15 James aged 14 John aged 11 David aged 8 Job aged 4 … 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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A-Z Challenge 2020 – Specialised Studies S is for Special Events

Perhaps an unusual specialised study is focusing on special events, those around a certain theme, or events that took place during a specific time period. A special event that is topical for the current climate, on a global scale, is … Continue reading

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