Stacking the Deck with more Cutlocks

I have finally resolved, to my own satisfaction at least, the question posed back in March last year in ‘A matching pair of Elizabeth Cutlocks, or the same person?‘.

At the time, a key baptism record which had been spotted on by someone else, for Harriet Cutlock born 1837/38 to Elizabeth and Thomas, could not be located on that site. But I was prompted to re-check the other day – after all the site had updated Norfolk and other parish records this year. And yes the baptism was there (19th October 1837 at St Ann, Blackfriars, London) – although only as a transcript, no linked original register scan.

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Corrupt voting – great uncle accused

Another interesting new history search engine, going beyond the usual sources but creating new frustrations! It has passed the ‘Cutlock test’ though, sort of.

Connected Histories is a joint project of a number of universities and currently includes 11 major digital resources for Britain in the years 1500 to 1900 – see the Resources list. Some are academic in origin, others require access via a university or other institution, but there is some freely available material indexed. For example, there is the Clergy of the Church of England Database 1540-1835 and the Charles Booth Archive of images/maps.

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Searching for clues to Ann Harriet Cutlock

This site is slowly getting there. The main pages now have a reasonable amount of content and I’ve got a few ideas of what I’m going to write about blog-style. And from the web stats (WordPress provides a rather neat summary) visitors are arriving who I haven’t specifically invited – hurrah. I’m intrigued that one of the the first searches to appear on the stats was ‘ann harriet cutlock 1858 norwich’ – so precisely what these pages were set up for, but of course now I want to know who was it searching?

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Happy Birthday great gran Ann Harriet

My great grandmother was born on 10th December 1858 in Norwich – Red Lion Yard, St Clement Within. The ancestral bookcase contains a Bible with “10th December 1879 A.H. Cutlock” inscribed – no doubt a 21st birthday present but who from? She was brought up by her grandparents John and Charlotte (nee Plunkett), or at least was always with them at census time!

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