Category: English

Genealogical Oddities (III) – Yorkshire Lad in Cádiz: the Spanish marriage of a recusant baronet’s son

Gascoigne of Parlington Hall The records of the Spanish city of Cádiz are a veritable treasure trove for a wide-ranging swathe of genealogists. The city’s pre-eminent commercial position in the 18th century attracted individuals from all over Europe, and the records left by its vibrant population of Irish ‘Wild Geese’ are well known to –…

A Call to ARMS

A few years ago I had occasion to visit an art exhibit of some sort in the crypt gallery of London’s church of St Pancras. Quite what the exhibit was eludes me; it proved less memorable than the variety of broken armorial funeral monuments spread rather haphazardly around the crypt. I don’t know whether these…