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  1. page John Barton Senior (1789-1852) edited ... Chichester High School For Boys John was involved with the school, and his name lives on on t…
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    Chichester High School For Boys
    John was involved with the school, and his name lives on on these testimonial boards which are preserved at the school. My thanks to Tracey Waller from CHSB for the information and photo below:
    [[image:http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2324445/John{John Barton CHSB Testimonial Boards.JPG]]Boards.JPG}
    Birkbeck College
    John was a founder of Birkbeck College when it was called the London Mechanics' Institution. The institute has moved from its original location, but the stone bearing John's name has been moved with it (currently on the ground floor behind the lobby, facing the lifts):
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Monday, October 9

  1. msg Rowland Scaife and Ann Barton message posted Rowland Scaife and Ann Barton Our email is heartofegremont@btconnect.com
    Rowland Scaife and Ann Barton
    Our email is heartofegremont@btconnect.com
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  2. msg Rowland Scaife and Ann Barton message posted Rowland Scaife and Ann Barton Our email is heartofegremont@btconnect.com
    Rowland Scaife and Ann Barton
    Our email is heartofegremont@btconnect.com
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  3. msg Rowland Scaife and Ann Barton message posted Rowland Scaife and Ann Barton Hello, these two were my direct 10th great grandparents. We recently visited Ormside Hall and met w…
    Rowland Scaife and Ann Barton
    Hello, these two were my direct 10th great grandparents. We recently visited Ormside Hall and met with current owners who are very keen to trace the history of their home, as we are also keen to find out more. Can anyone shed any more information on these Two? Thanks Jess
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Wednesday, September 27

  1. page Famous connections edited ... Fiennes The Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes family {https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/common…
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    Fiennes
    The Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes family
    {https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/51/Ranulph_Fiennes_2014.jpg}{http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/51/Ranulph_Fiennes_2014.jpg} {http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/68/Ralph_Fiennes_cropped.jpg/430px-Ralph_Fiennes_cropped.jpg} {http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a8/JosephFiennes.png}
    The second wife of Col. John Edward Broadbent (1845-1931) was the Honourable Alexandra (Alex) Caroline Frances Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (1862-1938) . She was the Great Aunt of the famous explorer Ranulph Fiennes, as follows:
    Honourable Alexandra (Alex) Caroline Frances Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (1862-1938), elder sister of
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  2. page Famous connections edited ... Fiennes The Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes family {http://www.livefortheoutdoors.com/upload/5341…
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    Fiennes
    The Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes family
    {http://www.livefortheoutdoors.com/upload/534161/images/300x200/Ran%20fiennes.jpg}{https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/51/Ranulph_Fiennes_2014.jpg} {http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/68/Ralph_Fiennes_cropped.jpg/430px-Ralph_Fiennes_cropped.jpg} {http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a8/JosephFiennes.png}
    The second wife of Col. John Edward Broadbent (1845-1931) was the Honourable Alexandra (Alex) Caroline Frances Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (1862-1938) . She was the Great Aunt of the famous explorer Ranulph Fiennes, as follows:
    Honourable Alexandra (Alex) Caroline Frances Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (1862-1938), elder sister of
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  3. page Famous connections edited ... Emperor Akbar Shah II Emperor Akbar Shah II (1760-1837) {http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipe…
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    Emperor Akbar Shah II
    Emperor Akbar Shah II (1760-1837)
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    The second-to-last Mughal Emperor of India, he was essentially a puppet of the East India Company, and their agent in his court was Charles Elliott (1776-1856). In his grand-daughter's memoirs (p4), she writes that Shah was a "state prisoner of Government and never moved out without my Grandfather, and a guard of 300 mounted men. This great man was so grateful to my Grandfather for getting his pension raised from £20,000 to £25,000 per annum, and finding it impossible to get this honorable Englishman to accept any pecuniary compensation for doing what he considered a mere act of justice, he induced my Grandfather to allow the little form of adopting my dear Grandmother as one of his 'daughters'! - whereupon his real daughter placed on her finger a ring containing a single emerald, the largest I have ever seen except among Royal jewels. She gave this ring to my Father - and all my life, as long as he lived we knew it, & its story, on his finger."
    A lengthier account describing Elliott's work in the court is given in *Hudson 1999.
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    Lord Byron
    Lord Byron (1788-1824)
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    The famous "mad, bad and dangerous to know" poet sent a letter in 1812 to Bernard Barton the Quaker poet (1784-1849), praising his work: "I think more highly of your poetical talents than it would perhaps gratify you to hear expressed, for I believe from what I observe of your mind that you are above flattery" while also urging him not to give up the day job: "do not renounce writing, but never trust entirely to Authorship" (*Byron letters pp178-179).
    Napoleon III
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  4. page Famous connections edited ... See also *Slave Trade Minutes 1787-1788. Emperor Akbar Shah II http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki…
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    See also *Slave Trade Minutes 1787-1788.
    Emperor Akbar Shah II
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akbar_II
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    Emperor Akbar Shah II (1760-1837)
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    The second-to-last Mughal Emperor of India, he was essentially a puppet of the East India Company, and their agent in his court was Charles Elliott (1776-1856). In his grand-daughter's memoirs (p4), she writes that Shah was a "state prisoner of Government and never moved out without my Grandfather, and a guard of 300 mounted men. This great man was so grateful to my Grandfather for getting his pension raised from £20,000 to £25,000 per annum, and finding it impossible to get this honorable Englishman to accept any pecuniary compensation for doing what he considered a mere act of justice, he induced my Grandfather to allow the little form of adopting my dear Grandmother as one of his 'daughters'! - whereupon his real daughter placed on her finger a ring containing a single emerald, the largest I have ever seen except among Royal jewels. She gave this ring to my Father - and all my life, as long as he lived we knew it, & its story, on his finger."
    A lengthier account describing Elliott's work in the court is given in *Hudson 1999.
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