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Old 20-09-20, 14:03
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Default Pistols made by Charles Lamb of Baxtergate, Whitby

https://www.invaluable.com/auction-l...ive&utm_term=2

These are up for sale.

Charles Lamb is my OH's 2x-great-grandfather, the one who died, aged 37, of cholera in 1832 and whose death is vividly described in a medical journal.

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Old 20-09-20, 14:18
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Are you tempted? I see there's a link to request more information, though I'm sure you could supply them with biographical interest.
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My OH's cousin hopes to buy them and it was he who alerted me to them. I wouldn't want to upset him, but it would be up to my OH. I doubt he would want to upset his cousin either.
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Old 23-09-20, 17:43
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OH's cousin has just e-mailed to say he managed to buy them.
We are all really chuffed.
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Old 23-09-20, 18:52
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Great news Elizabeth!

The oldest item I have is the 1858 Family Bible presented at Christmas to my great-great-grandfather John Smoothy.

So many things our ancestors owned have gone. My grannie had a lovely washstand made by my grandfather, with a space for a washbasin to sit, a towel rail and tiled back. Sadly it had to go when she went into the nursing home as we had no space for it. But I do regret its loss.

Apart from the Family Bible, I have some old books presented as prizes to my grandparents, parents and uncle.

I didn't have much room in my flat, but I've kept a tray cloth my mother embroidered with her initials and I also have another tray cloth made by my great-great grandmother. I expect when I go my sons won't want them!
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Old 23-09-20, 19:20
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He said he needs to let his bank balance recover - he had to pay £3,812!

It's good to know that the work of OH's ancestor is valued.
We hope to be able to touch them ourselves when we are able to see OH's cousin.

Nell, yes, it's lovely to have some of the things our ancestors owned.
I have my grandmother's grandfather clock. I have a lot of the family photo albums. I have diaries that my grandfather wrote in the 1930s. My sister has my great-grandmothers school trunk - she was sent away to school, like all her siblings, as her parents were Master and Matron of Portsea Island Workhouse.
I also have a trade card from the 1820s of my ancestor Charles Alexander. My grandfather was given it by a cousin when he visited the US at the end of WW2 on business for Farnborough.
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My mum has a stool made by her great-grandfather, a ship's carpenter. I have, not made by my ancestors, but made for them, a doll's house based on my grandparents' house, which was my second home growing up. It's just behind where I'm sitting typing this.
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Old 23-09-20, 21:00
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OH's cousin has just e-mailed to say he managed to buy them.
We are all really chuffed.
How wonderful that they are back in the family after all this time.
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I have, not made by my ancestors, but made for them, a doll's house based on my grandparents' house, which was my second home growing up. It's just behind where I'm sitting typing this.
Lucky you, Kite. What a treasure! I've just bought a two-story Tudor doll's house from my friend's garage sale. All carefully plastered, roof shingled, yard fenced in. It's heavy! I wish I knew its history.

EDIT: Oh dear, I meant to say congratulations to your OH's family for reclaiming the pistols, Elizabeth. That's quite a catch. Your OH's cousin can rightfully claim any kudos coming his way!

Got so excited at the mention of the doll house...
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My wife's ancestor, Jeremy Gregory, was a 17th century goldsmith and clockmaker. If you google images of "Jeremy Gregory clock" you will see examples of his work still extant. We had the opportunity to buy one a few years back, but $20,000 Australian dollars was a bit steep unfortunately.
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