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Night Poaching Exploits of George Debnam

Apologies to descendents of George Debnam, who may stumble on this.   Not sure how I’d feel if this was my ancestor – yet it is one intriguing aspect to genealogy.You never really know what you’re going to find. I wanted to find out more about the man my ancestor John Fisher was (allegedly) assaulted by, […]

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Castles n stuff convicts Genealogy History local history

Fisticuffs, 1833 Style.

My favourite ancestor, John Fisher, has just done it again, and given me another glimpse into his life, and personality. And what a personality. I thought I had found everything there was to find, on John. After all, few 19thC farm labourers left much of a paper trail. I counted myself lucky to find his […]