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Hungerford Coat of Arms

Index of Persons ~ “Hungerfordiana”

Index of Persons and Places mentioned in Sir RC Hoare’s Hungerfordiana made by the Rev JE Jackson, MA 1846   Index of Persons A’Court 34,133 Adkins 27 (note), 38 Amicus amicissiimus 12, 112 Arundell 104 Ashmole 69-70, 103 Atkyns (Hist. of Gloucester) 103 Attye 20 Aubrey, Mrs J 140 Baker, Mary 13 Baker, Thos 13 […]

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Hungerford Coat of Arms

Index of Places ~ “Hungerfordiana”

Index of Persons and Places mentioned in Sir RC Hoare’s Hungerfordiana made by the Rev JE Jackson, MA 1846   Index of Places   Aldermaston 16 Alderton 15 Anne’s, St., Farley 35, 39 Ashton Keynes 26, 40 Ball’s Court 105 Barrington 27 Barrow, Somerset 46, 90 Baston 114 Bath 54, 134, 139 Batsborough 140 Bedwyn […]

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Participents in the working bee held in February 2019. L to R - Cate Rogers, Gregan McMahon, Lesley Abrahams, Brett Harvey, Leigh & Juliet Hart, Margaret McMahon, Geoff & Joy Hungerford and Pauline Tyrrell

First Working Bee in 2019

After a successful Committee Meeting on Saturday 9 February 2019 at Tyrrell’s Winery, a number of brave souls (Committee Members and volunteers) gathered at the Winery on Sunday under the leadership of Pauline Tyrrell [E.2.4a.10b.1c.2d=] who had assembled a variety of tasks that needed to be completed to ensure HAFS resources and records are kept […]

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Eliza Sophia Pilcher Hungerford

The Pilcher and Hungerford Connection

by Ann Ashby [Great-great-granddaughter of Henry Incledon Pilcher] [Editor: This article was first published in HAFS Journal Vol 1 No 3, May 1992.] On 1 February 1854 Septimus Hungerford [E.7], seventh son of Captain Emanuel Hungerford and his wife Catherine Loane, married Eliza Sophia Pilcher, eldest child of Henry Incledon Pilcher and his wife Eliza […]

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Tyrrell's Vineyards - The Old Patch

A Beautiful Bouquet – Or Just a Good Nose?

The bouquet of a wine is considerably more complex (to humans at least) than the flavour because our taste buds are limited to the basic flavours being sourness, bitterness, saltiness, sweetness and savouriness. Hence the aroma of wines sniffed before tasting will enhance the flavour and the enjoyment of the wine. (more…)

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William Jacob Watriama

William Jacob Watriama (1880-1925)

As you know we are always researching and updating our family information. Just recently we found another name to add to our list. William Jacob Watriama [L.VIII.iii.7.1a=] was born in 1880, in the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia and eventually arrived in Australia in about 1891.  Throughout his life he fought to end French rule over […]

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Hungerford Market from Hungerford Bridge 1850

Hungerford Market – An update courtesy of Network Rail (UK)

The internet has certainly changed the way we can find and access information and is a constant and ever changing source for researchers in many fields – including historical societies. Pauline Tyrrell [E.2.4a.10b.1c.2d=] found this interesting “update” about the Hungerford Market and its eventual demise to become Charing Cross Station. Network Rail (UK) has started […]

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Margaret Wolfe Hungerford

Margaret Wolfe Argles Hungerford

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder – a quote that is well known to all of us, was originally penned by Margaret Wolfe Argles Hungerford [H.2a=].  Shortly after Margret’s death in 1897, her husband, Thomas Henry Hungerford [H.2a], wrote a moving letter to his sister Alys Hungerford [H.1a] in Australia: see HAFS Journal […]

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2019 Annual General Meeting

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Poppies knitted by Lesley Abrahams

Lest We Forget

On the 100th anniversary of the end of The Great War, let us take a moment to remember those members of the Hungerford family who gave their lives. For additional information about members of the Hungerford family in The Great War, see: World War 1 and the Extended Hungerford Family.  

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Colwell Wood Bluebells

Colwell Wood Cottage

In our previous HAFS Newsletter 55, February 2018, p46, we reprinted an article about Colwell Wood Cottage, County Devon, which was for sale (at the time). The property includes 75 acres of woodland, including Colwell Wood, Scrub Wood and part of Offwell Woods, and a restored cottage built about 1805. It is situated in an […]

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Farleigh SE Tower

Farleigh Hungerford Castle, a model for Northanger Abbey?

Was Farleigh Hungerford Castle a model for Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen? From a discussion raised by Austen author, Janine Barchas, in her essay, The Real Bluebeard of Bath:  a Historical Model for Northanger Abbey, published in Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal, Vol 32, 2010, pp115-134: see  www.jasna.org/persuasions/printed/number32/barchas.pdf. (more…)

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Our President hard at work at one of our working bees

HAFS Resources

Members may not be aware that we have a significant volume of printed resources available for members’ use and research, housed at Tyrrell’s Vineyard, Pokolbin in an area of the Winery which HAFS is able to use for this purpose, thanks to the Tyrrell Family’s generosity.  Apart from books and other written and visual materials, […]

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