Sunday, 15 June 2014

Serendipity Sunday - Making a list, checking it twice....

While I was searching for information and links for WWI I was taken to the Mocavo blog post about WWI diaries. Just what I was looking for! But on the same page was a post about this broadside from Library of Harvard University. It is called the Eleventh Blacklist and was printed in the year 1706, consisting of a list of prostitutes, drunks and pick-pockets in the London area. The abbreviations used are at the bottom of the page.
If your ancestor is on the list, you sure have some colourful characters on your tree! 

Houghton Library

Click on the image to go to the Houghton Library page. While there visit their Archive to see some pretty awesome photographs and illustrations. Then change month at top menu.

Below are some links to a couple of other sites that have images or stories of some "unsavory characters"!

Also search Pub Blacklist 1903..1906 on Google Images

1904 Birmingham Pub Blacklist (sorry, this site has been taken down, try a search)

1902 Birmingham Pub Blacklist

Lost Weekenders - more Blacklist

Birmingham Pub Blacklist 1903-1906 - Ancestry $

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