I have found that two or three generations of the 'Hart' family were born in and around Eastleach, including Coln St Aldwins and Northleach. My curiosity led me to Arlington Mill - it seemed a likely place for work. One address was the village Manor, so I presume they had a tied cottage. What a lovely area to live and work in those early 1840-1870s. Later generations lived in Birmingham. I suspect that when the wool trade moved away from the Cotswolds and farming became more mechanical, they joined the many families moving to nearby cities for work and to raise their children.
I must visit the area and gain more info and see if any Harts are at rest in the local churchyards.
Christobel Knight, nee Salmon. 19/7/09
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