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Gatcombe on the river Severn.

A photo of Gatcombe near Blakeney

A lovely old photo of Gatcombe on the river Severn.

Julian Matthews added (May 2013): "... My Great-grand-father Thomas Gadd Matthews ... was very good looking as was his wife. He was brought up at Drake's House, Gatcombe. He was born in 1802, his father John Matthews must have been the Innkeeper thanks to his sister Mary who was the widow of James Thomas of Oatfield and the step-mother of John Thomas of Hagloe House.
Various Matthews lived at Awre one murder(ed) in the eighteenth century and were living at Lydney and the Forest from at least the end of the sixteenth century.
Through various marriages the family have a traceable direct link with the Forest in particular from 11 or 12 hundreds and more generally Gloucestershire from the time of the Norman Conquest ...".

Susan Evans added (March 2016): "... My great grandmother Ethel Florence Morse lived in Court House. My grandfather was Christopher Morse who lived at The Leightons with my grandmother Alice Morse. My grandfather had 2 sisters, Catherine and Margaret. My grandmother's mother, Florence Butcher, lived in a cottage around the corner along a path which was not accessible by vehicles (it has since been demolished)".

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