Unfortunately I had a bad night and didn't get up today until 10am so that's some valuable time lost. And it's been so long since I last searched the BNA that I will probably waste searches looking for things I've already not found ... I'm sure you know what I mean.
I have searched the site thoroughly in the past for Hutton, Mordey, Bormond and our other common family names - not much point putting Moderate in as I would get thousands of hits on it as a common word. And Elstob - now the trick with Elstob is to change the s into an f, in other words to search for Elfob - this is because in the older papers at least that's how they wrote s.
|From the Newcastle Courant 30th May 1778 (BNA)|
As an OU student I have free access to a selection of 19th century newspapers, however the only one on that site for the North East (where my family originate) is the Newcastle Courant, and as the title of the site states, strictly between 1800 and 1900. Some libraries offer this site as a freebie to their members - I recently discovered that I could join Newcastle Library (even though I live in Barnsley) and once they had sent me a library card I could get free access the (restricted) 19th century newspapers and the Times index from the comfort of my home.
This weekend I thought I would look for more about the Whealleans family, whom you may remember I was researching a few weeks ago. A tentative search on the BNA at the time showed quite a few hits in the Alnwick Mercury and the Morpeth Herald neither of which I can access on the free site. Another idea for making best use of the credits was to search for mentions of Cudworth for the history group I attend in the local library.
... just off to Retford for some Christmas shopping - back soon!