An English Village – How to find out about a Place

St Mary's Amport, Hampshire cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Anonymous 4452 - geograph.org.uk/p/144743 For most of us, the ancestral homes of our forebears are dotted around in many places. Sometimes they may even be located on a different side of the globe from where we live today. Even if you consider that you have a good grasp of geography, a place…

Romance and New Beginnings

The Malet Arms, Newton Tony (author's own photo) Previously, I have told the story of the extraordinary marriage record of my 3 times grandparents, Thomas Dicks, a cordwainer and the parish clerk of Newton Tony, Wiltshire, and his bride, Caroline Bower, a household servant.  Read the full story here: https://genealogyjude.com/2020/02/01/a-most-extraordinary-marriage-part-1/ Caroline had been born illegitimately…