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Visiting Sir William Blackstone

Although I live fairly near Oxford, and often get the bus over to visit the market and museums, I’d never got round to visiting my 5x great-grandfather until last week. His statue resides in the Codrington Library at All Soul’s college, which is not usually open to the public except on occasional open days. However … Continue reading

Talented Tuesday – Sir William Blackstone

My great-great-great-great-great-grandfather was a most talented man. He was born on 10 July 1723 at Cheapside in London. His father was an affluent merchant, who died before William was born. He was educated at Charterhouse and then at Pembroke College, Oxford, and was elected a Fellow of All Souls, Oxford in 1744. He was called … Continue reading