Articles tagged with: John Talbot

Illegitimacy and inheritance

on Thursday, 07 May 2015.

The Lacock archive has thrown up some really interesting documents and stories including about illegitimacy. We have been able to find out information gained from wills and other legal documents about the identity of illegitimate children of John Talbot (1717-1778), one of the owners of the Lacock estate.

John Talbot

Some intriguing bills

on Thursday, 07 May 2015.

On the face of it bills are rather boring, but in the Lacock archive there are hundreds of examples of bills showing people going about their business on the estate, making trips to purchase goods and undertaking repairs to buildings, the Malthouse and Red Lion seem to appear quite regularly. Local history, family history, economic history, even costume history can be discovered here. Trips to Bath conjure up images of Jane Austen, while wages being paid three years late leave you pondering how people managed to feed themselves and their families.

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