I take this opportunity to wish “all my readers” a very Happy New Year
I have been trying to overcome my latest brick wall which is that I have too many William Shouts connected to the same father – or one William with too many marriages! Either way some detailed detective work has been required to get the right people in the right place ( and especially connected to the right spouse). Hopefully I have got to grips with the problem and just have to lay out my hypothesis to prove it works.
I have updated the page on William Shout but there is still more to do following my visit to the Minster late last year where I was shown round by John David who is following in Williams footsteps as the mason in charge of works.
And on top of that I’ve just found two more Benjamins – see the “Ones I can’t place” page. They were distillers in London – but of vinegar or gin I don’t yet know!