Tag Archives: Devon

Historic Migration from the West Country

I must preface this article by stating that I am no expert on migration – this post is merely a transcript of my notes on the recent seminar, held to mark the 20th anniversary of a similar event held in … Continue reading

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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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