Cordell William Firebrace was born in Australia. He was formerly a Captain in the 7th Hussars Yeomanry. He was also a JP, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (FSA). In 1898 he was living at Devonshire House, North Coker, near Yeovil. On July 12th 1898 he married Ida Dorothy Blackwood, daughter of Captain […]
Ravensworth was the home of Arthur Thomas Baron Ravensworth, his wife Sophie Harriett Baroness Ravensworth, their two daughters, the Honourable Emily Agness Liddell, and the Honourable Catherine Anna Liddell, and their sons the Honourable Cyril Arthur Liddell, and the Honourable Arthur Robert Henry Liddell.
Rossdhu House in Luss, near Loch Lomond, was the home of Sir Iain Colquhoun, 7th Bart of Luss, and Lady Colquhoun. There was a disastrous fire there in April 1912, and there are lots of articles about this in the British Newspaper Archive. At that time (1912) Sir Iain was serving in the Scots Guards […]
Recently I was lucky enough to be given a beautiful old WW1 era autograph book. Sadly we had no knowledge of its original owner, and her signature, written in pencil, was faded and unclear. Deciphering her name and identity proved to be a fascinati8ng challenge. Eventually I revealed that the book belonged to Alice Hillier, […]