Sunday, 18 March 2012

Fearless Females 18: Miss Murch begs to announce...

I just loved this newspaper advert which I stumbled upon quite by accident while looking for something else!  If you are a fan of "Lark Rise to Candleford", and know who Miss Pearl and Miss Ruby are, then you will also enjoy this snippet about my Miss Emily.

From "The Western Times", published in Exeter, Devon - Saturday 12 April 1884:

This is mt great great great aunt Emily Murch, born 1837 in Ottery St Mary, Devon.  She is my current shining star as detailed in today's Fearless Females posting:

Once again, in honour of National Women’s History Month, Lisa Alzo of  The Accidental Genealogist blog presents Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month.

March 18 — Shining star: Did you have a female ancestor who had a special talent? Artist, singer, actress, athlete, seamstress, or other? Describe.


  1. Hi Ros. Just dropping in to follow as your A to Z co-host. Nice to meet you!

    1. Hello Matthew
      Looking forward to the A-Z Challenge!

  2. I'm looking forward to reading about more fearless females - perhaps you could continue this idea for your A to Z. Happy Blogposting :)

    1. Hello Elaine
      Hmm..hadn't thought of that one, actually. Looks like the day for the letter 'F' is now set up!

  3. Hmmmm... shining stars... they were all stars in their own right but my lovely grandmother made the BEST apple pies in the world.
    Happy A to Z!

    1. Hello Cathy

      I have found the apple pie to be an excellent measure of how special a female ancestor is - for instance, my mother's apple pie was out of this world!



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