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Gordon Hughes
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1. Posted 12:23pm, Fri 25th April, 2008

Greetings from Australia. I have recently acquired a survey and valuation for the two above mentioned farms in Houghton On The Hill. The survey was done in 1831 when both farms were owned by Andrew Lovering Sarel, and tenanted by John Sykes and Thomas Bird respectively. Do these farms still exist with these names? The Street Farm is described as being "adjacent to the Leicester and Uppingham Turnpike roads, between 6 and 8 miles from leicester". Artist John Glover, 1767-1849, was born on a farm in the parish,and became a celebrated Australian Colonial artist, dying in Tasmania.Could this have been his family farm at one time? Any information much appreciated, or leads to people who might have information! Best wishes to all, Gordon Hughes.

Nickf
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2. Posted 11:51pm, Fri 2nd May, 2008

I find this very interesting. Have you sent the informatin to the Leicestershire and Rutland Family History Society? I have set up a web site dealing with Furniss matters. An article by Harry Furniss about his Australian trip may interest you. See . . . FurnissWorld

The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
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3. Posted 01:11pm, Tue 13th May, 2008

We would suggest the use of our Research Service at the Record Office.

For further details please see our Website www.leics.gov.uk/record_office or email us at recordoffice@leics.gov.uk.

Thank you.

THE RECORD OFFICE FOR
LEICESTERSHIRE, LEICESTER & RUTLAND

Nickf
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4. Posted 08:00pm, Tue 13th May, 2008

Gordon,
I think you would do well to ask the Record Office about these docs. How is it that these historical records of English properties find their way to Australia? You would have thought that emigrants jumping on boats to go to Australia would not have room to take documents with them. The steerage accommodation was very cramped in the sailing vessels. I suppose the better off had more room and so could take their deeds of ownership with them but then they would not be true emigrants if they wished to keep a foothold in England. I took several documents with me to East Africa in 1950; well actually I went by air and they followed by sea. I knew I was returning to England at the end of a tour of duty and this made sense. These random thoughts are not going to help you very much, Gordon, but is good to have a chat. Smiley face

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