Michael in Wales spurred on some long-put-off updates on this site. So a BIG thank you, to him, for continuing to add to The Ladies of Llangollen.
Most years of A Plas Newydd Timeline have experienced some addition(s). The link will bring you to the main page; use the navigation along the top, to access the “years” — which now has a new page added: 1830s & Beyond.
Michael pulled information from a book I found long ago and never did much with: The Early Married Life of Maria Josepha Lady Stanley. Yet, again, I find that books which were once found on books.google now have “late” reprint dates and are often inaccessible. For me, this book was one of the first that, seen in person at a library, I was thrilled to find online! So, now things come around: 8 or 9 years ago (!!) you could find certain books online which are now vanishing.
A favorite site, if less easily searched, is Archive.org – which seems to KEEP books once they have them. It’s there that you will find the two books which cover Lady Stanley’s girlhood and marriage.
Enough comments were pulled that I’ve created a “visitors” page for the family, though comments are usually from Lady Stanley (with one exception).
Best Wishes to ALL READERS for 2015!
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NB: _I_ still experience problems with the search – using Chrome (rather forced into it by WordPress NOT working properly in IE) the original “search,” part of the “theme” (ie, I cannot delete it), doesn’t work. Thus the TWO search windows. One or the other should work for you.