“Solitude and residence in Africa”

Mary Sclater is one of those sidelines I became drawn into when looking for someone else. She was a first cousin of my great grandfather William H Slater (1845-1913), so my first cousin three times removed. As I’m still working on her, this week’s blog is very much a current state of research illustrating the  |  more…

T for testament or where there’s a will there’s also a family

Testament. Not the old and new but a collective name for all the documents to do with the administration of a dead person’s estate. It could include: an inventory of their moveable possessions¬† (cash, bank accounts, farm stock, furniture for example) perhaps a will setting out who was to receive what. If so the documents  |  more…

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