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On This Day: 25 February 1675

Today’s offering is another document recording Bowrey’s father-in-law’s involvement in merchant shipping whilst Bowrey was still living in the East Indies.

On this day in 1675, Philip Gardiner purchased a 1/32nd part of the 573 ton… 138 more words

Ten to the dozen... or is it nineteen to the dozen?

I was writing something else and one of my characters said something was happening (a child speaking) at ten to the dozen, and he – and I, began to wonder what ten to the dozen meant – well we both understood it, he used it after all, but where did it originate? 258 more words


The family of Thomas Saunders and Margaret (?) Boulton

I’ve now explored the lives of three of the children of William Boulton, a citizen and gunmaker in the parish of All Hallows Barking, and his wife… 4,530 more words


Major Peter Boulton, citizen and gunmaker

In the last post I wrote about the connections between the family of my 8 x great grandfather Thomas Forrest, a haberdasher at Tower Hill, London, and the Boulton family. 2,036 more words