Is 1644* the foundation date of the Old English Cemetery of Livorno? The Testament of Daniel Oxenbridge of Liverne. Tuesday, Apr 26 2011 

* New Style

As everyone can verify by heading down Via Verdi in Livorno towards the entrance of the “Misericordia” and of the “Old English Cemetery”, the Municipality indicated the historical site by a brown panel which states 1737 as the year of foundation. This date has always been questioned by historians given that the oldest tomb is dated 1646, but some local historians advanced the hypothesis that the oldest graves were actually transferred from private gardens to the burial ground at a later moment, after it received the “official” authorization. The evidence suggests that this theory is inaccurate and (more…)

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The “Chapel Registers” of Livorno 1707-1824 Sunday, Nov 8 2009 

As you probably read in the Sources [Livorno], there are two registers of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials kept by the British Factory Chaplain at Leghorn dating from 1707 all the way to 1824. These records do not just include Anglican people but all the foreigners dwelling in Livorno and surrounding areas (Genoa, Florence, Pisa, etc…) who where not catholic, so one can find in it Swiss, French, Germans, Russians, Austrians, etc…

Many years ago (more…)

Huguenot Wills and Administrations in England and Ireland 1617-1849 Monday, Nov 2 2009 

I am finally finishing up the analysis and integration of this excellent source to the database. It has taken over a month !

The book is published as number LX (60) of  the “Quarto Series” of the Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

Check the PDF flier and bibliographic details.

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