• Escaped from the Hulks Notorious robber Huffey White, alias Hufton White, alias Huffham White, alias Houghton White, alias William Evans, escaped from the hulks near Woolwich no less than three times before his luck finally ran out. This is his story. Hufton White Born in about 1778, White was a long-time criminal and was associated with a gang of robbers, housebreakers, pick-pockets, mail-robbers, […] Barbara J Starmans No responses 18 min read January 22, 2017
  • 300 years ago in England Once upon a time, about 300 years ago, my British ancestors were farmers, living off the land, battling against nature to support their families through hard manual labour. Bolton-upon-Swale, Yorkshire My seventh great-grandparents Allan and Ann Layfield were farmers in the small village of Bolton-upon-Swale in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire. They married sometime around the […] Barbara J Starmans No responses 19 min read January 8, 2017