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Granville County, NC ~ Roots in England and the War for Independence

Granville County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 59,916. Its county seat is Oxford. Granville County comprises the Oxford, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included … Continue reading

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John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville, 18th Century Diplomat

Tomorrow, we will have a look at a portion of North Carolina, which knew the hand of Great Britain in forming its boundaries. Today, we look at one of those who claimed part of the North Carolina as his own. … Continue reading

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Regency Era Lexicon – Next Comes “N” and “O”

Regency Era Lexicon – And Then We Find “N” and “O” national school – schools set up by the Church of England’s National Society for Promoting the Education of the Poor in the Principles of the Established Church throughout England … Continue reading

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Consistory Courts and the Church of England

The consistory court is a type of ecclesiastical court, especially within the Church of England. They were established by a charter of King William I of England, and still exist today, although since about the middle of the 19th century … Continue reading

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Are You Familiar with These Words and Phrases?

We have a variety of words that mean “stupid or foolish person” Ninnyhammer – First Known Use: 1592 Berk – The usage is dated to the 1930s. A shortened version of Berkeley Hunt, the hunt based at Berkeley Castle in … Continue reading

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Do You Remember The “Washington Marathon” to Forestall Desegregation and Voting Rights?

I live close to Rock Hill, South Carolina (Rock Hill is across the state border with Charlotte, NC), which recently commemorated the Friendship 9. The Friendship Nine was a group of African American men who went to jail after staging … Continue reading

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Regency Era Lexicon – “L” Is Followed by “M”

M.P. – a member of Parliament macintosh – (not a computer by Apple) invented by Charles Macintosh in the 1820s; rubberized waterproof clothing; originally these smelled “terrible” madeira – a sweet white wine magic lantern – The magic lantern has … Continue reading

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