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Robert Whiston & the Worcester King School Endowments

Robert Whiston & the Worcester King School Endowments

Robert Whiston, celebrated headmaster at Rochester and reformer of Cathedral schools, was friend and life-time correspondent of James Knight, the Editor of the Worcester Chronicle. Robert Whiston...


Widows Re-marrying

Widows Re-marrying

It was the practice in some parts of requiring widows, on re-marrying, to pay a fine to the Crown, but by the mid-19th century, it had become a thing of the past. Berrow's Worcester Journal...


Two Unusual Marraiges at Worcester

Two Unusual Marraiges at Worcester

In the church records of All Saints Church, Worcester, is what looks like the usual details of a marriage which took place in the church in 1784. It reads: James Grubb of this parish batchelor...


The black Library

The black Library

Mrs. Sherwood, the writer of childrens books, who died at Britannia Square in 1851, was the daughter of the Rev. George Butt, Rector of Stanford and Vicar of Clifton-on-Teme from 1771 onwards. When she was only seven, an event occurred which left an abiding

Two old Worcester book-worms

Two old Worcester book-worms

Edward Corbett wrote @James Coombs, I remember, was a local institution; a big framed man of somewhat ungainly carriage, who kept a book-shop, cheifly second-hand, on the west side of High Street, about mid-way between the Old Bank and the Guildhall; a shop

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