HEATHER'S HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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HEATHER'S HISTORICAL SOCIETY was launched in 2020 and is a site dedicated to the historical and genealogical information and documentation that I have collected over more than fifty years. 

My husband and both my sons, Alex and Dom deserve a special mention as they have always supported me. This entire site, however, is attributable to Alex; without his vision and enthusiasm, I would not have the opportunity to fulfil a long-held ambition of having a website where I can share my research.

With filing cabinets brimming and my computer congested with photographs, downloads, projects completed and in progress, this website will also give me an opportunity to develop structures for the many avenues of my research.

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RECENT POSTS

THE YEOMAN FAMILY OF HARTON: POIGNANT MEMORIAL TO A FAMILY BESET BY TRAGEDY (1781-1803)

09 OCTOBER 2021

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RICHARD SCOTT (1740-1804) OF SOUTH SHIELDS & HARTON HOUSE FARM > PART 1

09 OCTOBER 2021

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JOHN CROWELL POLLARD (1859-1906) > PART 3

03 JULY 2021

I have found it fascinating how I have been able to find so much information about John Crowell Pollard predominantly relating to his business as a china merchant and his municipal role as a councillor for the Beacon Ward in South Shields.

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JOHN CROWELL POLLARD (1859-1906) > PART 2

01 MAY 2021

It was in a bundle of family records that I came across a receipt for the re-opening of a grave in Westoe Cemetery in 1901 for the burial of my great uncle, Thomas Young (1880-1901).The grave was that of my great grandparents Thomas Young (1844-1881) and Sarah Pollard (1847-1884) and the name on the receipt was 'J C Pollard'. I later learned that he was the brother of Sarah and according to her death certificate, he was also present when she died.

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