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Stonemasons and Monumental Masons

August 30, 2009
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A recent message on one of the forums reminded that for, some time, I had been mulling over a piece about Stonemasons.  Who and where were they? What were the particular skills of their craft? Was this a trade (or craft?) that was handed down from father to son, or could any likely lad...
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The fascinating story of Abraham Isaac, died 1733

August 9, 2009
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Whilst searching on the National Archives website I came across the mention of a petition regarding an Abraham Isaac dated 1733. It didn’t take me long to decide that I wanted to know more so I ordered a copy the next day. The petition briefly tells us the story of what became of Abraham...
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Beyond the high wall, Alderney Road Jewish Cemetery

June 1, 2009
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It would have been around 1991 that I first visited the Jewish Cemetery in Alderney Road, London E., the oldest Ashkenazi burial ground in Britain, dating from 1696\7. We came upon it, quite by chance, on our way back from the Tower Hamlets Family History Library in Bancroft Road. There was a door in...
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Medieval Northampton Cemetery survey

May 29, 2009
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Medieval Northampton Cemetery survey

We were delighted a week ago when Marcus Roberts, Founder and Director of Jtrails contacted us to offer further information for use on the GenPals Cemetery Project website, which we hope to be able to add soon. Marcus supplied the definitive identification for the Northampton Stone in 1992, the only known example of a...
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Interesting Headstone from Brady Street Cemetery

May 23, 2009
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Interesting Headstone from Brady Street Cemetery

Well here goes with my first ‘real’ post. Its about an intriguing headstone we found at Brady Street. One of the more difficult to interpret as it included an Acrostic and a Gematria. The inscription was transliterated as: Creature of earth in his mother’s bosom… His gathering comes now … His fineness with those...
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