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Sunday, 4 October 2009

Family History

I've been wandering far and wide in the outer reaches of my family tree today and following up various tenuous connections. I think I might have uncovered a link to the poet John Clare who was born near Peterborough in the late 1700s. I had noticed one of my Slator/Pepper ancestors had married someone whose surname was Clare but had not connected the two before. Then I looked up where John Clare was born and it is in the right area and he was the son of an agricultural labourer so there could well be a connection there. Even if there isn't a direct connection the Clares I'm distantly related to are from the right area. You never know who you're going to stumble across next.

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