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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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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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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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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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List of Awards and Honours

To search for a person, enter a surname and/or first name into the table search box and see who you find. To sort the table by a column, click on the column label. If you sort the table by code, the codes will be sorted in alpha-numeric order.. If you believe someone has been omitted (purely […]

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Photo taken by Elizabeth Van Veen c1996

Finding Hungerford

The town of Hungerford is located on the border of New South Wales and Queensland on the Paroo River, which is often only a string of waterholes. However, when in flood, the river provides a good water source for cattle and travellers, at the northern end of the Murray-Darling Basin, 214 km north-west of Bourke […]

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