No man is an island

William Duffin of York, M.D, Blog posted 30th May 2021 Whitbread’s book “I Know My Own Heart: The Diaries of Anne Lister, 1791-1840” introduces the reader to William Duffin of York with whom Anne Lister became acquainted with whilst she attended the Manor School, York from c. 1805. Lister was most probably introduced to Mr.Continue reading “No man is an island”

New Bligh and Belcombe References in Anne Lister’s Diaries

Sourced from the West Yorkshire Archive Service’s newly published diaries of Anne Lister from Jan 1818 to Feb 1821 and previously published diaries from 26 Jan 1818 to 10 Apr 1819 1818 – Anne Lister visits the Priestleys at Haugh End – Gossip from Mary Priestley’s parents, the Page’s of Gosport about the Bligh familyContinue reading “New Bligh and Belcombe References in Anne Lister’s Diaries”

Some Musings on Anne Lister’s pedigree and diary entries.

Posted 7th March 2021 ANNE LISTER’S FAVOURITE CARNELIAN WAX SEAL – A PRESENT FROM A MOTHER TO HER DAUGHTER Whilst working on the the less exalted maternal line of Anne Lister, I came across an interesting record which may explain a passage in Anne’s diaries that has intrigued me since I read Helena Whitbread’s transcription ofContinue reading “Some Musings on Anne Lister’s pedigree and diary entries.”