21 December 1495 – Jasper Tudor, Duke of Bedford, Earl of Pembroke and the King’s uncle, dies at Thornbury Castle in South Gloucestershire . That Jasper passed away in his own bed as a wealthy old man is a testament to his reputation as the great survivor of the Wars of the Roses whilst all around him were cut down prematurely during the three decades of brutal civil war. 243 more words
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William Fleming and his wife Margaret Ann McMillen were amongst the first settlers of Williamstown, later renamed Heathcote, in Collingwood Township, Grey County, Ontario. (Williamstown had been named after William Fleming, but it had to be renamed because there was another Williamstown in Ontario.) On the 1852 census William Fleming’s occupation was merchant. 214 more words
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