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Cottenham Scrapbook

Cottenham Scrapbook

Mike Petty’s Cottenham Scrapbook:


Note from SB of the Burkett family in 2021:

They [Burkett and Chivers families] moved to Histon we think because of the outbreak of Smallpox in Cottenham in the 1790s . Both Burkett and Chivers families originated from Cottenham as did my paternal grandfather Wallace Pauley’s family. My aunt told me that the Burkett’s being good Christian (Baptists) people preferred to give things away including things that did not belong to them. Their acumen for business was not ‘noted’ unlike the Chivers “ who had their heads screwed on better”.


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