Monday, April 18, 2011

War Memorial - restoration in progress

Maureen has kindly provided this photo taken just after you walk through the lychgate at All Saints Church, looking down the path towards the Wing War Memorial - now resplendent with scaffolding.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Memorial inscriptions

Do you have photos of any of the gravestones in Wing's churchyard? If so, please email them in to me so I can add them to the pages of memorial inscriptions. I understand that the passage of time and lack of care is causing the inevitable decay of the existing gravestones, and recording those memorials while they are still whole and readable is a lovely gift to pass on to future generations.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

War Memorial restoration underway

Wonderful news from Wing - on Saturday the scaffolding will go up and work will commence on the repair of the War Memorial. Fundraising for this has been undertaken for several years and now this project can be brought to fruition.

Friday, April 01, 2011

April update

I have several new 17th century marriage strays this month (BREEDON, KEENE, MORTIMER, ROBINSON, STRUPOR, WIGG). Whenever I learn about a new genealogical website or database I tend to use Wing Bucks/Buckinghamshire as my test search string to see what pops up, and I found these entries within books at Internet Archive using the Mocavo genealogical search engine. I won't comment further on Mocavo as it's brand new.

By the same method I came across a will of a Benjamin FEN senior from Milford Connecticut. He had inherited land in Wing from Agnes SEARE, and in turn passed this land on to one of his sons when he died. I must locate Agnes' will and find out what the connection was between the two.

Behind the scenes I'm trying to get my pages on the farms of Wing ready. This is a big big job!

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