Tag Archives: Devon

Emigration from the West Country

It is now twenty years since the successful ‘Dorset and the New World’ event took place in Lyme Regis in June 1998 when more than 250 people attended, including a group of Americans from the Mary & John Clearing House … Continue reading

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William Rashley: was he a scoundrel?

Jane Harrington, a member of the SDFHS, tells the story of her great grandfather and the unanswered questions about his life and marriage. My great grandfather, William John Rashley, born in Burton Bradstock in 1861, died quite young. We knew that because … Continue reading

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