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William Steele 1610-1680

Wikisource quotes the British National history at,_William_(DNB00): Steele, William (d. 1680), Lord Chancellor of Ireland, son of Richard Steele of Sandbach, Cheshire, was admitted to Caius College, Cambridge, in 1627, and was scholar there 1629–31. He entered Gray’s Inn … Continue reading

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Sanderstead Court, Surrey

Sanderstead Court is located  in Surrey, England, just south of London. The manse pictured here, was home to the Wood (Atwood, Atte Wode) family for about 300 years, dating to 1586, and the property came to the family in 1346. Local … Continue reading

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Beeston Castle

As in any civil war, there are family members on both sides. Such was the case in the English Civil Wars of the 1640’s. Households were split into Royalists and Parliamentarians. Strategic Halls and Castles were sieged by one side, … Continue reading

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St Bertoline’s Church

From:,_Barthomley– St Bertoline’s Church, Barthomley is in the village of Barthomley, Cheshire, England. The church has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.[1] It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Macclesfield and the deanery of Congleton.[2] The church stands in … Continue reading

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Blair Castle has been continuously occupied for nearly 750 years, and is the most visited residence in Scotland. Many participated in the Covenanters movement of the mid-1500’s, the Hearts of Steel Rebellion (aka Ulster Land War of 1769-1772) and the … Continue reading

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