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Document of the General Annuity Endowment Association dated 4th August 1832 taken by Thomas George Patrick ATWOOD in favour of his wife Elizabeth WILSON (note pages 3 & 4 show a circular hole where the seal has been cut out)
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Elizabeth Wilson, baptised 10/11/1803, was the daughter of Burbage's resident curate Henry Wilson and his wife Hannah. Wilson left the parish around 1823 to become rector at Collingbourne Ducis for 33 years. There, the register shows -
"Thomas George Patrick Atwood, of the parish of Froxfield in the county of Wilts and diocese of Sarum, a bachelor, and Elizabeth Wilson, of this parish, a spinster, were married in this church by licence on the twenty first day of June in the year 1831 by ?W.H? Atwood, C of E minister."

Written on the document is that TGPA died 21st Dec 1869. Elizabeth Atwood died in 1872, at age 68.

The document is certified by William Bartlett, the surgeon from Great Bedwyn who later moved to practice in Burbage.

Many thanks to John Frivance for helping with the supplementary information.

A share certificate in the Swindon Marlborough & Andover Railway Company which later became the Midland & Southwestern Junction railway. Although never a great commercial success, the line was a thorn in the side of the mighty Great Western Railway who eventually acquired it at the 1922 "groupings".

Shaer Certificate

The documnet is for ten £10 shares and constitutes a significant (and poor) investment for John Henry GALE esquire of the Park, Ogbourne. I believe he was related to the Burbage Gales and if so perhaps someone can provide details.

A higher resolution image can be viewed here

Frank Bull. Some time ago I was contacted by someone tracing Frank Bull but could offer no help. I recently purchased a postcard of Burbage and it was sent by one Frank Bull to Miss Vera Tuckey. Is dated February 1932 and may be the same person.

Frank Bull

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