Category Archives: Witcham

Patriarchal terms and conditions – Wills that bridge family politics or the restrictions of law

Two 18th century Wills cast light on either sibling rivalry or on a way to avoid the restrictions of the inheritance laws. Continue reading

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Surname Saturday: DEWEY

The Dewey surname is my closest linking ancestral name after my own surname. There are many Dewey name bearers in the world – including a decimal system for libraries and a cartoon duck. My own branch have lived in the … Continue reading

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Surname Saturday: GOTHARD

The Gothard family are part of my maternal ancestry. The most recent Gothard in my ancestral line was my Great Great Great Grandmother Mary Gothard (pictured) who was born in Witcham, Cambridgeshire in 1847. Her parents were William Gothard and … Continue reading

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