Items of Interest

Forest of Dean Wills 1858-1941 - Items of Interest

People Occupations Places Names

A number of Items of Interest have been extracted while Indexing the testator and beneficiaries of the Forest of Dean 1858-1941 Wills.

Example: Taken from the 1864 Will of WICKENDEN William, Reverend Clerk B.A. (Will Number 00537)

William Wickenden was a poet and writer. The son of a farmer, he was born at Etloe, near Blakeney. His talents attracted the favourable notice of Dr. Jenner, Dr. Baron and the Rev. Dr. Fosbroke, and was sent to St. John's College, Cambridge. Works include "Poems and Tales, an autobiographical sketch of his early life and "The Bard of the Forest," published in 1851, being "affectionately inscribed to the memory of that great benefactor of the human race Edward Jenner, M.D.," and introduced by a preface written by the Rev. Dr. H. Stebbing.

Additional items of interest are being added regularly to thses pages as we continue with the project of indexing the names of the all the people that are mentioned in the Wills.