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List of Certificates and Transcripts

Members will have seen various Research Reports published in the HAFS Newsletter from time to time. Pauline Tyrrell  [E.2.4a.10b.1c.2d=] and Brett Harvey [E.1.1a.15b.1c.1d.1e=] are regular visitors to the various State archives, Registers of Births, Death & Marriages and similar government departments to search, scan and gather these historical family records and then catalogue and file […]

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Portrait of Catherine Loane

DNA – Following the Mothers

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Title Page to the Index of Persons and Places in Hungerfordiana

“Hungerfordiana” – Index of Persons

This is a transcription of the Rev JE Jackson’s Index of Persons for Hungerfordiana (or The Memoirs of the Family of Hungerford  by Sir Richard Colt Hoare, bart, 1823). HAFS Resources holds five copies of Hungerfordiana for interested researchers. See also the Index of Places.         A’Court 34,133 Adkins 27 (note), 38 Amicus amicissiimus […]

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Title Page to the Index of Persons and Places in Hungerfordiana

“Hungerfordiana” – Index of Places

This is a transcription of the Rev JE Jackson’s Index of Places for Hungerfordiana (or The Memoirs of the Family of Hungerford  by Sir Richard Colt Hoare, bart, 1823). HAFS Resources holds five copies of Hungerfordiana for interested researchers. See also the Index of Persons.           Aldermaston 16 Alderton 15 Anne’s, St., Farley […]

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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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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 … is a quote that is well known to all of us and was originally penned by Margaret Wolfe Argles Hungerford [H.2a=] (born 27 April 1859) in her book Molly Bawn, the story of a flirtatious and petulant Irish girl, who arouses her lover’s jealousy and naively ignores social […]

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James Kilpatrick with monkey 1921

Captain James Kilpatrick 1863-1936

Captain James Kilpatrick [E.6.7a=] was a mariner, rising from an apprentice able seaman (at the age of 14 and in square riggers) to captain (of steamers) in his career.  There is an excellent article on James Kilpatrick’s life in the Journal Vol 14 No 4 (November 2018). (more…)

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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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