Author Archives: Keith Browning

Happy Birthday George Browning – 200 today..!!

** This story of Browning history was originally written to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of my great, great grandfather, George Browning. Since then information has snowballed, suspicions have become facts, and new leads keep popping up everywhere. … Continue reading

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George Browning – a true Victorian

28 April 1830 – 27 Oct 1904   George Browning was a true Victorian, as his life occupied a similar time frame to the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901). His journey through the Victorian Age took George from Frome in … Continue reading

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Sarah Louisa Cooper – a whodunit …. ‘par excellence’.!

Sarah Louisa Cooper  1844-1934 This story and much of the family history which surrounds it would never have been written if Henry Read, the Registrar at Clifton Registry office, had entered a name into the space reserved for the father … Continue reading

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The lives & loves of James Hancock

*** ‘And where were you born Harriet ?’ ‘I was born at Winscombe, sir.’ ‘And what was your maiden name ?’ ‘I was Hancock afore I was married, same as I am now.’ ‘Oh, I suppose you married a cousin?’  … Continue reading

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