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Women were abducted in medieval England....

The above book, Stolen Women in Medieval England, by Caroline Dunn, is subtitled Rape, Abduction and Adultery 1100-1500. This subtitle is well earned, because all three activities become very tangled indeed in those records that survive of cases that reached courts. 659 more words


A Case of Bigamy


She Has a Grievance Which She Has Brought All the Way From Lincoln County, Nebraska And now She Airs It for the Readers of “The Nonpareil.”

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Family History

Twombley Plays His Trump Card ('Oy, Rodney')

In Chapter CXXXVI of Violet Crepuscular’s epic romance, Oy, Rodney, Willis Twombley, the American adventurer who think he’s Sargon of Akkad, visits the taproom of The Lying Tart to buy drinks for Col. 388 more words

Just For Fun

Arrested For Marrying Six Undocumented Women

A Massachusetts man faces jail time for breaking U.S. immigration laws a half a dozen times. He said he did it so the women would not be deported. 31 more words

Walter Stanley Benson (1891–1915)

10129 Private Walter Stanley Benson
2nd Battalion The Scottish Rifles (The Cameronians)
Killed in Action, 9 May 1915.
Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial.

Note:  Known in the parish as Stanley, it was somewhat confusing to find his… 1,827 more words


Fault Grounds for Divorce in Mississippi: Updated!

The Mississippi Legislature amended the Fault Grounds for divorce last term to include spousal domestic violence and tweaked the corroboration requirement. The current Fault Grounds for Divorce are below. 443 more words


George Pillcher Hill: The Disappearing Husband

George Pillcher Hill, 1869-1943

Hairdresser of Bletchley and Southend and the husband of my third great aunt.  

A common peril for genealogists is falling down a rabbit hole.  1,261 more words