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Jennifer Pioch
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MADNESS, PLAISTERS AND BREAST CANCER.
I was reading with interest today a website called locating London's Past and having a lot of fun pinpointing significant locations in the life and times of Sarah. I can see on the map the church where she was married, where her parents married, the markets...

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LONGEVITY, GREEN SICKNESS, STEEL POWDER AND CORDIAL
Today I was revisiting Sarah's family history and her record of cures for various ailments. I noted that Sarah died aged 73 in 1754. Was it her careful recording  and partaking of her medical recipes, wealth, or a combination of both that contributed to her...

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Snails, Cucumbers and Japanning
Yesterday a mentor and fellow  Maryborough Family History Society member gave me some valuable pointers as to how to set out my blog, add gadgets and labels etc. I am learning so much about blogging and can't believe I have not attempted it before. It is su...

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SARAH'S WILL (Spiller nee Gregory)
Today I spent some time transposing Sarah's Last Will and Testament. Sarah had been widowed after only 7 years of marriage to her husband Georgius Spiller. She and Georgius had two children Sarah and George. Sadly George died aged 12. Sarah's first wish fro...

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WILLS AND WEALTH
Today I have been perusing wills relating to Sarah and her family. Notations made in her book regarding jewellery and gifts certainly match with the wealth distributed from the wills.  A section of a codicil placed on her will dated 1754 gives her address a...

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SARAH'S RECEIPTS/RECIPES - CULINARY
My Dear Mothers' Minc Pyes

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SARAH GREGORY
Sarah's handwritten account of her wedding, 3 May 1705 at St Edmonds of Kings, Lumbard Street by Doctor Linford  (Thomas Lynford, Rector)  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Edmund,_King_and_Martyr The entry for the birth of Sarah Spiller reads: My daughter Sa...

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SARAH'S RECEIPTS/RECIPES
Dr Bohaaves Diet Drink to sweeten the Blood Take two pound of Guaiacom Wood. Bruise it and soak it 48 hours in two gallons of fair water. Then let it boil till 1/2 is wasted and bottle it. Drink 1/2 pint or a 1/4 of a pint of this twice a day for a month. h...

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