Every so often I receive notification that the Curious Scribbler has posted another one of her fascinating posts from her corner of our wide, and lately wild, world. In her Letter from Aberystwyth she explores the relatively unspoiled Welsh countryside that surrounds her and mines it’s rich history for the interesting and the unusual.
This week she posted an intriguing piece about one of the early black inhabitants of Wales, John Ystumllyn; as well she delved into her own family history to tell the story of Scipio Kennedy. Both these men were kidnapped as children and taken from their homes to Great Britain as both faddish curiosities and servants.
I had wanted to reblog the entry as I do with a few other posts I find highly interesting but unfortunately that option wasn’t available. However here is the introduction to the post from Curious Scribbler which should be enough to whet your appetite. A left click on the “to continue reading” below will take you to Letters from Aberystwyth and the stories of John Ystumllyn and Scipio Kennedy.
The word for October 2nd is:
Share /SHer/: [1. noun 2. verb]
1.1 A part or portion of a larger amount which is divided among a number of people, or to which a number of people contribute.
1.2 One of the equal parts into which a company’s capital is divided, entitling the holder to a proportion of the profits.
1.3 An instance of posting or reposting something on a social media website or application.
2.1 Have a portion of (something) with another or others.
2.2 Tell someone about (something, especially something personal).
2.3 Post or repost (something) on a social media website or application.
Old English scearu ‘division, part into which something may be divided’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch schare and German Schar ‘troop, multitude’, also to shear. The verb dates from the late 16th century.