The theme for the Guild of One-Name Studies Blog Challenge in June is “What’s in a name?” I suspect many of the posts will be about a unique given name or surname. I have explored that idea in many posts, so instead, I will be looking at a unique occupation. I’ve been writing and researching… Continue reading Robert Casboult—Maultster
My last post began an exploration into the early English origins of Our Casbon Journey. I presented data from parish (church) records from 1560 through 1699, showing where baptisms fitting a particular spelling pattern were reported throughout England. Baptisms in Cambridgeshire were recorded earlier and far outnumbered those of any other county. This post will… Continue reading Forebears: Cambridgeshire
I have written about James Casbon (~1813–1884) many times, but most of my focus has been on his later years in England, his emigration to the United States, and his children who grew up there. However, he lived most of his life in England and had a large family there by his first wife, Elizabeth… Continue reading The First Family of James Casbon in England
My last two posts profiled two individuals who entered into domestic service as a ladies-maid and footman, respectively. Before I leave the topic altogether, I want to pay tribute to many other Casbon family members who worked as domestic servants. I’ve combed through my files to find those Casbon relatives who were listed as servants… Continue reading More Servants!
This record from 1718 caught my eye. The original source for this record is a register of duties, or taxes, paid to the Board of Stamps in London by master trades- and craftsmen for the indenture of apprentices. When a master took on a new apprentice, he was paid a fee, usually by the parents… Continue reading John Casball, Cordwainer
Earlier this year, I wrote a blog post about George Casbon, an orphan who was sent from England to Canada to live and work when he was 15 years old, under the auspices of Doctor Barnardo’s Homes. I knew that George was born June 11, 1914, that his birth was registered in Croydon, Surrey, and… Continue reading New Document Breaks through a Brick Wall