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The Earliest Known Image of Liverpool

(c) Merseyside Maritime Museum; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation
(c) Merseyside Maritime Museum; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation


By Anonymous [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

While moseying about the Web this evening I visited some pages concerning Liverpool, England where one of my long-ago maternal ancestors was born. This image is called ‘Liverpool in 1680’ and I think Anonymous did a great job with the painting, don’t you?

Thing is, this depiction from 1680 is dated approximately 39 years after my ancestor, Elizabeth Lorrains (or, Loreen) was born there so the port must have been somewhat less impressive for little Eliza! Time passed and she married Matthew Strickland, Sr, born in Westmoreland, Cumbria, England, and she too became a resident of Isle of Wight County, Virginia. One of their offspring, Matthew Jr, married Ann Braswell  of the Braswell-Bracewell family. It surprised me to find that both Matthew and Ann are listed as Jamestown Society Proved but we can discuss that later on–especially since I’m only recently following that particular trail.

So I’ll close now by wishing all my fellow Americans a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July weekend! Our nation is 240 years old and forces within and without are working hard against us to dissolve our society and ruin our form of government,.the best the world has ever known.

Let’s not allow it!

mea culpa! will I eventually figure out how to delete the smaller image because it’s too tiny? perhaps….I did it! This blogging thing is rather contagious, isn’t it? jc


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