History of Little Waltham
Postcard of Little Waltham
History of Little Waltham >> Little Waltham Snippets
Little Waltham 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's one for Little Waltham on some forgers.
Times 23 September 1817
A man and a woman were apprehended at Little Waltham, Essex, on Monday last, where they had been very successful in passing forged Bank of England notes. On being searched, a forged £1 note was found on the man, and some counterfeit silver in his shoes, and four forged £1 notes were discovered in the woman's mouth, which, it is supposed, she intended to swallow, but in which she was foiled by the activity of the constable, who, however, received a severe bite of the thumb, as he was endeavouring to wrest the notes from their hiding place.
The man and woman have been examined at Chelmsford, and are remanded.
[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 Little Waltham
Are your ancestors from Little Waltham? Why not tell us their story: My Ancestors.
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.
Little Waltham - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Little Waltham - 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
New options from Findmypast
Findmypast have announced a change to their offerings to UK family historians.
There are now three options: Starter, Plus and Pro. The big change is that Plus and Pro now allow access to the 1939 Register even on a monthly package.
Their website contains more information and sets out the difference between the options.
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.