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|Poppies cascading down the church tower at Tring|
Tring Yarn Bomb 2018
|If we install a lift this is where it would have to go!|
|Blog: An Evolutionary Model of Human Intelligence|
December 29, 1857
Unjust Weights Measures and Scales
W. Stuart, Esq., Chairman
Rev. A. H. Barker
A. Currie, Esq.
Before the Bench
Mr. Gotley of Frowley Bottom (Abbots Langley)
Surnames only started in medieval times and spellings only started to be standardised after the invention of printing and in some cases current spellings (both surnames and place names) may be only a hundred years old. As a result any analysis of the origins of a surname must involve a large degree of uncertainty.
Some surnames came into existance because someone was named after the place where they came from. It is therefore possible possible that your surname "Betlow" refers back to someone who lived at a place called "Betlow."
The earliest known reference to the Hertfordshire village/manor of "Betelawe"was in 1203 with other 13th century references being to "Betelowe," " Betelaue" and "Bettelawe." The village was abandoned in the Middle Ages (possibly due to the Black Death) and for many centuries all that remained of the manor was a single farm.
|The Moat at Moat Farm, Marsworth, undoubtedly dug to drain the central area for the Farm|
Our bedroom was in the first floor window overlooking the eagle.
|Multiview post card of High Cross|
|The Two Brewers (Locke & Smith)|
|Unknown school photograph by J. Russell of Watford circa 1910|
|By Basebe & Son|
|Coles back circa 1890|
|Mandolin players, Downer, c 1900|
|7th Battalion, 2nd London Division, taken by Harry Cull, Watford, probably in 1914|
|John and Caroline Locke and their 12 surviving children in 1883 (Click for their names and dates)|
|William James & Sarah Horn of Handeside Farm|
See HORN, Handside Welwyn/Hatfield, 19th century
|A Chester Vaughan Series view of Lululand, Bushey|