Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

13/5/2006

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Priced at one penny, this broadside tells of the tragic fate that befell the White family, who all died in a snowstorm while travelling to Penicuik, near Edinburgh. It seems that John White was a handloom weaver by trade. Following the invention and mass manufacture of weaving machinery, handloom weavers were forced to become itinerant workers, and they suffered terrible hardships as they searched for work. for more click here

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