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9 years 8 months ago #344 by Brian Blackwell
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my 4xgg Richard Blackwell gave Game Keeper as his fathers occupation on his 1841 marriage certificate in Birmingham. Richard was bapt. All Saints in 1809.

Richards brother William married Caroline Lewis at St Andrews Miserden \"both of Down Court\" would anyone know if Down Court was a place that had a game keeper?

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9 years 5 months ago #378 by Karianne Fisher
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There is a Down Court Cottage at Slad, Oakridge Glos so maybe that is where they were, in the area called Down Court. This seems to be on the Slad road and consisted of a few cottages at the time
I did find this clipping if it helps

After the devorce, Bernard had bought a large house, buried deep in the depths of Slad, Down Court, the house had once, long ago, been five tiny cottages. A previous owner had smashed through, creating a large, spacious house. Jack had loved spending summers hear as a child, playing with Anne's last dog Ebony, a beautiful black labrador, Ebony had died some time ago though, Anne now owning another black lab by the name of Rosie, a rather naughty 3 year old puppy! Jack had spent almost complete days walking Ebony, taking her down the lane from the house, through the huge blue swing gate, blocking the road, that he could still remember his grandfather volting one handed.
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9 years 5 months ago #402 by Brian Blackwell
Brian Blackwell replied the topic: Re:Game Keepers
Thanks Karianne

I have no confimation that my Richard Blackwells father was a game keeper maybe he was trying ti impress his new inlaws?

There is a pargetter in the family, any info on where he would have carried out that occupation?

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