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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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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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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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Pages from the Jackson Papers

The Jackson Papers Revisited

Many of you will have heard of the The Jackson Papers and we have previously published articles about them and how HAFS worked to acquire a microfilm copy of at least some of them.  As previously reported, we have recently had the microfilm converted into a digital copy taking up many cd’s.  By way of […]

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Acquiring the Jackson Papers

The Research Papers of Canon JE Jackson MA, FSA (relating to the Hungerford Family) Canon John Edward Jackson (1805-1891) was a renowned English historian and antiquary. He was trained for ordination and appointed as Curate of Farleigh Hungerford in 1834.  From his studies in local history, he developed an interest in the Hungerford Family which […]

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Rev JE Jackson 1865

Introduction to the Jackson Papers

by the Rev JE Jackson & transcribed by Peter Sherlock In the year 1832, having never before been in the West of England, I went to reside at Farley Castle near Bath as companion to my elder brother, then Curate of the Parish.  In 1832, I was ordained to the Curacy and resided at the […]

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original-owlpen-house-UK

The Original Owlpen

Owlpen House in Maitland was named after Owlpen House in Gloucester. Emanuel Hungerford’s mother Anne Daunt was descended from the de Ohlpen’s. Over the years the de Ohlpen became Owlpen, pronounced ‘olepen’ rather than ‘owlpen’.

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