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The Rev. James Crabb (Part 2)

Sunday, 26th February 2017

Written by Gary


A few short weeks after Francis Proudley was hung, the Rev. James Crabb happened upon the old woman he had first witnessed sat outside the court room with Patience, when they had just learned of Francis’ fate. In his book 1 he states; Some weeks elapsed before he (Crabb) could hear any thing of her, …
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The Rev. James Crabb (Part 1)

Sunday, 19th February 2017

Written by Gary


There will be many who read this who have never before heard the name of the Rev. James Crabb, but he was an independent minister and Reverend, who was born in Wiltshire in 1774. He spent his early years as an itinerant preacher in the Hampshire countryside, later coming to settle and live in Millbrook, …
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Southampton circa 1839

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Owen Stanley Revisited

Thursday, 4th August 2016

Written by Gary


As promised a few days ago, in today’s post we will be attempting to update you all in our ongoing research into Owen Stanley and his proposed baptism under the name Boswell. I will apologise in advance if I throw a lot of records and information at you, but they are all required to try …
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Dayton, Ohio

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Was Owen Stanley actually a Boswell?

Wednesday, 2nd March 2016

Written by Gary


I’ve never been one to accept the research of the old gypsyologists just because they have said something is true, I have always wanted to delve into the records to check for myself to see if something appears correct, or argue if and when I believe something to be wrong. Today I don’t intend to …
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St Laurence, Reading

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