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Category Shea

My Eight Great-Grandparents

George Davies George was born in Dilwyn, Herefordshire on 9th Dec 1855. He was a Fruit Hawker, often in trouble with the police. He travelled around Hereford and Worcestershire and Kent, hop-picking and hawking. He and my great grandmother Honora… Continue Reading →

John Shea & Margaret Donovan – Theft at Cheltenham in 1877

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When you chance upon the criminal activities of an ancestor in the records, don’t despair! These reports can offer a wonderful insight, not only into their personality and character but may also reveal more about their physical appearance, especially exciting… Continue Reading →

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