52 residents # 35 Unforgettable

There are a number of contenders:

James Pilling, who in 1686 stole work looms and a mare, allowed his beasts to trespass, lived in someone else's house without consent and 'showed violence' to others and in general was a 'grabbing quarrelsome fellow'.

Francis Bridge, who in 1660 did abandon his heavily pregnant wife, such that she did enter labour 'utterly starved for want of convenient necessities'.

John Hargreaves et al, who in 1856 took Charles Patrick's name in vain in an attempt to procure some rabbits.

52 residents # 34 Chosen Family

Well that has to be the Bridges of Chapel Hill.

Back in the 17th century, Jordan Bridge was amerced for failing to maintain the highway, for trespassing with beasts and behaving shamefully towards his brother (Adam) in respect to an inheritance.

200 years later there is the gravestone of a George Bridge 'of Chapel Hill' in the graveyard of Sion Baptist Church.

What I want to know is whether it is possible to trace continuity of occupation of the Bridges in Chapel Hill between the two families. I have began to explore this to some extent but oh, for more time…

52 residents # 33 Black Sheep

Don't mind if I do, thanks.


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52 resdents # 32 Small

Whereas the smallest house in Springhill is no 3 on the picture below. It comprised two rooms, and is now a single room within house no 4.

52 residents # 31 Large

Springhill house is the largest house in the Springhill area. At its largest it covered what is now houses 7, 8 and 9 with 8 and 9 probably being the servant's quarters.

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