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Bath and North East Somerset Collection

Deceased Online this week launches a new collection from the beautiful and historic city of Bath  Panoramic view of the Royal Crescent in Bath (  Photo by David Iliff. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0) The underground thermal spa waters of Bath have attracted visitors across the centuries, from the Romans, who named the city Aquae Sulis , to the Georgians and thousands of tourists who continue to throng there in the 21st century. It was the Georgians we have to thank for much of the magnificent architecture in the city today. Notably, John Wood the Elder , who was responsible for streets and buildings such as the Circus, and his son, John Wood the Younger , who designed the magnificent Royal Crescent (see above), which was built between 1767 and 1774, as well as the  notorious Assembly Rooms , visited by such Regency characters as Beau Nash. The celebrated Georgian author, Jane Austen , is credited with much of the interest in the city from literary visitors. The only UK destination

Unusual Discovery in Nunhead Cemetery

This week we welcome a post by Society of Genealogists’ trustee, Amelia Bennett, who was delighted to solve her own family’s mystery in Deceased Online’s Southwark Collection. Nunhead Cemetery My 2 x great grandmother Caroline Lageu was adopted in 1873, when she was 13 years old, by Alfred Strivens Hudson and his wife Ann . Her biological parents had died tragically young after falling on hard times. Caroline’s mother, Caroline Lageu senior, died of consumption in 1869.   Her husband, Thomas’ luck was dropping even before then, having started at a pub just off the Strand, then one on King Street (now Kingly Street between Regent Street & Carnaby Street), then out to Walworth, and finally ended up at a pub on Well Street, Hackney in east London. I had searched for some time for the burials of Caroline’s biological parents’ (my 3x great grandparents), but found nothing. The search was complicated by the fact that Lageu is such an unusual surname that it is almost always m