I thought this postcard written in the 1870s might be of interest. Rosa is Rosa Ann Machin my great grandmother and her mother was Ann Rice. I understand Ann’s mother – my three times great grandmother – owned the cottage in the photo. Can anyone confirm this?
I wondered also if anyone can help with the query below from Lori Thoreson who is a USA based Cheesewright, descended from Rosa’s brother William who married Betsy Cheesewirght in Montezuma, Indiana after both emigrated separately from South Holland.
Lori asks – “I wonder if you happen to know much about the Quadring Parish School, have pictures, etc? One of my direct ancestors, Sarah Cheesewright was a school mistress there, perhaps between 1840-1860. Since the Quadring church, St. Margaret of Antioch, is well off the main road out in the farm fields, there is very little evidence about the school’s location. There seem to be few photos of its school-children either.”
Any help would be gratefully received.
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