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Nelson and Napoleon

Nelson and Napoleon" by Elsie Jean Craxford

Reshaping the magazine

I have taken the editorial decision to reshape the magazine section of our web site into more easily manageable pieces. With this in mind, I have added this second page which will be mainly research orientated.

At the moment (the early months of 2021) we are using this page as a repository for new articles about the Claypole family. When the series is complete it will be moved to a restructured Page 3.

As the family tree develops and takes shape I think most people discover that, as now, life in the past was not as simple or straight forward as it at first might have seemed. The various sources of information that we all come to rely on throw up individuals who just will not fit tidily into the slot we have ordained for them in our software packages. Names dart across the landscape of our family meadow, unable to be pegged to a satisfactory beginning or an ultimate end. The articles referenced on this page will feature several such individuals who have spiked the curiosity of one or more of the researchers involved with this site; individuals still sit uncomfortably or incompletely linked to the rest of the tree. I have listed, and where possible cited the source, of the information in our possession. I have also taken the liberty of speculating upon what the missing links may be.

Newfloridian - Site Administrator
(Alan D. Craxford)

September 4th 2011.
Last update: March 15th 2022

We are hunting for ...

I shall list other surnames - and indicate websites where appropriate - in this section where we have active and ongoing correspondence. Please feel free to contribute information, items of interest and particularly photographs to this section.

Information please on:
Craxfords living in South Wales especially Monmouth and Pontypool

Burlton: Newfloridian's paternal grandmother's family arising from Hereford

We would like to illustrate as many of the articles and individual pedigree trees within the site as possible. If you would like to help with this, please send me an email. I am happy to receive your annotated photographs, documents and certificates as jpeg attachments. Otherwise I would be grateful for any contributions posted to me. All originals will be returned. We are always interested in stories and anecdotes about members of our extended family. We are also pleased to receive comments in our guestbook or submissions about our articles for inclusion in our Letters pages.

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The act of bigamy is defined as the entering into a second or subsequent marriage union with another partner whilst a first partner is still alive.

Looking at more liaisons including avunculate and consanguineous marriages.

The Town Hall, Huntingdon: Read about this branch of the Craxford family THE CRAXFORDS OF HUNTINGDON
"Robert Craxford returns thanks to his Friends for favors received and begs leave to inform them that he has resigned the Business to John Hollidge ... "

Sailing ship: read about this transported Craxford THE MYSTERY OF FRANCIS COCKERILL CRAXFORD
It is a corroborated fact that Francis Cockerill Craxford was a convict transported to Tasmania in 1835 ...

Will of 1649: Examine the details here WHO IS THE CRAXFORD ELDER STATESMAN?
... beinge of perfect mind and memory but weake in body about a weeke next before his death ...

The 1760 will: access the article JOHN CRAXFORD, LABOURER OF MIDDLETON
"Nextly I give unto my Daughter Mary Croxford, the Sum of Twenty pounds of good Lawful money to be paid to her when coms to the age of Twenty one years old"

William's' Will: Access the article THE WILL OF WILLIAM CRAXFORD (1803)
"My daughter Mary should be permitted to live with my said wife so long as she chooses ..."

Bed in Summer: Read about this branch of the Craxford family OLIVE'S STORY
"Can we call her Olive?". "Yes", replied Mother,"if you like". So, Olive she became, with Maud attached as that was the name of my lovely teacher."

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