H. suffered from a pulmonary ailment, and during the autumn of 1816, having been advised to winter in a warmer climate, he travelled to Pisa (Italy) with (more…)
The Story of a man, of his diseased body and his grave (including his medallion) Monday, Feb 13 2017
Analysis and Biography and Cemeteries and Old English and Sources British, Burial Practices, Burials, Cemetery, Francis Horner, Henry Englefield, History, Non-Catholic, Old English Cemetery, Parliament of the United Kingdom, Scottish, Sculpture, Sir Francis Chantrey, Sismondi 1:20 pm
Non-catholic civil registers of Livorno (1818-1865) fully indexed. Saturday, Aug 31 2013
Genealogy and General History and Lists and Sources Births, British, civil registers, Congregazione Olandese-Alemanna, Deaths, Dutch, English, family networks, German, Greek-Orthodox, Huguenots, jewish community, List, Marriages, Non-Catholic, Protestants, Swedish, Swiss 6:03 pm
I’m pleased to announce the completion of the indexing process of the non-catholic civil registers of Livorno (1818-1865)!
The work took really a long time (almost a year) and a great effort but is now complete in its 15898 single entries that represent a total of 3628 family names. I believe that the registers for which these indexes were made are of the greatest importance for Livorno but also for a much larger audience given the fact that so many non-catholics were living in Livorno, coming from all over the world. Additionally these records include, and are composed mainly of, Jewish people. As everyone is aware of the importance of the Jewish community of Livorno, these records can depict the family networks of all these people for a period just short of 50 years across the 19th century.
If you didn’t follow the other posts about this subject, please take a few moments to read the introduction to these records. On the same page you will find the links to access the indexes. ( EzVN8HdtkCV5rZrTWIbp )
Livorno Non-Catholic Marriages’ index (1818-1865) completed! Saturday, Aug 3 2013
Genealogy and Lists and Sources Armenian, British, Calvinists, Digital Archive, Dutch, English, French, Genealogy, German, Greek-Orthodox, Huguenots, List, Livorno, Lutherans, Marriages, Merchants, Muslims, Non-Catholic, Protestants, Sources, Swedish, Swiss, Transcription 4:39 pm
The Livorno’s Non-Catholic Civil Marriages’ Index (1818-1865) has been completed in the past few days; after the initial release of several sections, it is now fully published online. The index is comprised of 3288 single entries, representing 1644 different marriages, and a little over 1000 different family names.
Some more information on this source can be found here (also accessible from the blog homepage), otherwise you can directly access the
New Blog Section: The Old English Cemetery of Livorno in Images Thursday, Aug 23 2012
A whole new section has just been added to the blog’s page about the Old English Cemetery of Livorno:
The new page consists, for now, of a few sub-sections rich of images related to the cemetery:
- 65 Suggestions… (it was originally a blog post, now also transferred to this section)
- The symbolism of death
I plan to add more pictures and themed-sections in the next future. Enjoy!
Gould Francis Leckie (c.1767-1850): the rediscovered grave and a biography. Sunday, Mar 4 2012
In 2009, during frequent email exchanges with Professor Michela D’Angelo and Dr. Diletta D’Andrea of the University of Messina I was informed that Dr. D’Andrea was carrying out a research on an English Esquire named Gould Francis Leckie. He was a classic scholar and a publicist who lived in England between the end of the XVIII century and the beginning of the XIX. As Dr. D’Andrea had found out, he had also spent some years in Sicily and, later on, had moved to Tuscany where he had probably died, though nobody had ever known where or when exactly, so I was asked by them to check my sources for any further information.
Checking the Chapel Register vol. 2 (1784-1824) and the inscriptions at the Old English Cemetery of Livorno did not reveal any trace of his. Next possibility was to check the Registers of the New Cemetery. Indeed, I felt a strong emotion when I read “Leckie, Gould Francis, 4-9-1850” in the Burial Register kept by the caretaker of the New English Cemetery in Livorno. I made copies of the whole register and wrote down the reference to the location of the grave.
This happened in the winter 2009. The cemetery was completely overgrown. My first attempt at finding the grave ended as soon as I arrived close to the relevant section, where the tomb should be: the whole area was totally covered with brambles to a height of 7-8 feet.
I immediately advised (more…)