History of Bowers Gifford
Smithy, Bowers Gifford
Low resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
History of Bowers Gifford >> Bowers Gifford Snippets
Bowers Gifford Snippets
When researching for this website we often find a little snippet of information on a location or subject which may be of interest. Some are quirky, some show that there is nothing new in this world, and some about the attitudes and morals of the time. [index to snippets] Here is one for Bowers Gifford about an arson - an all too common event for the farmers.
Times 28 January 1832
On Monday night, between 10 and 11 o'clock, a fire was discovered in the Rectory barn, at Bowers Gifford, which burnt with considerable violence, and was soon demolished; it contained some unthrashed oats and oat-straw. The wind being high, the fore communicated quickly to some adjoining buildings, cart-lodge, etc., all entirely destroyed, with a rick of clover hay and a stack of beans. The wind having taken a favourable turn, a coach-house and stable, and a part of a rick of meadow hay, were saved.
A number of gentlemen were soon on the spot. The borderers in the neighbourhood were also prompt in their attendees and very active in their exertions, by which some valuable horse and cattle were preserved. Their cannot be the slightest doubt that the fire was the act of incendiary
[End of article]
Newspapers could provide a wealth of information about your ancestors or where they lived. See our article on exploring newspaper archives.
Back to History of Bowers Gifford
Find your Ancestors in the Newspapers
Newspaper archives are now a very important source of information for researching your family tree.
Try our example search to help you discover if your ancestors are in the British Newspaper Archive.
Bowers Gifford - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Bowers Gifford - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
This work is based on data provided through www.VisionofBritain.org.uk and uses historical material which is copyright of the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth. Licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence BY-SA-4.0
Discount price on DNA Kits
Ancestry.co.uk are offering DNA test kits at the discounted price of £63 (down from £79).
Offer lasts from Monday, February 26th 12:00AM GMT to Sunday, March 11th 10:59 PM GMT
You can buy a kit for yourself or have one delivered to a relative. How about one as an unusual gift for Mother's Day?
Looking for pictures to add to your family tree album?
Ebay is a good source of old images of Essex towns and villages. If you're looking for pictures to add to your family tree album, then try one of the auctions, or there are several 'Buy It Now' shops offering postcards which have been touched up and improved - so if you're unsure about bidding, try these.
Link below already formatted for Essex and Postcards.