About Us

Let us introduce ourselves. We are Sarah and Joanne, genealogists, super sleuths and historians.

We would describe ourselves very much as ‘history detectives’; we never really know until we begin our research where it will lead, hence the diversity of our posts. If possible, in each of our blog posts, we include at least one piece of new or little-known information, which means we set ourselves quite a challenge. We have found that it is very easy to take facts presented as always being accurate rather than checking them out to be sure. Having checked them out we have often found that they lead you on a very different and unexpected journey.

We try to remain true to our blog title ‘All Things Georgian‘, nothing is out-of-bounds and hopefully, our posts will provide readers with a sample of what life was life during that period, warts and all.

As well as writing this blog, we have published four books with Pen and Sword Books:-

An Infamous Mistress: The Life, Loves and Family of the Celebrated Grace Dalrymple Elliott.

A Right Royal Scandal: Two Marriages That Changed History

A Georgian Heroine: The Intriguing Life of Rachel Charlotte Williams Biggs.

All Things Georgian: Tales from the Long Eighteenth Century

You can find out more about them in the ‘Our Books’ tab above, or by clicking here.

Where to find us on social media:

Twitter: @sarahmurden and @joannemajor3

Facebook: All Things Georgian


5 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Gloria

    In 1794 Mary Pattison Irwin began making rope in Pittsburgh US, operating under the business name John Irwin & Wife. To even be mentioned as Wife was a rarity in that era.
    John had been severely wounded fighting with the Americans in the Revolutionary War. Mary was the person who managed every aspect of the business, from purchasing supplies, hiring workers, selling the product.
    John died soon after they’d established their business, leaving Mary with 4 kids under the age of 12 & 4,000 miles from her homeland of Northern Ireland with a growing business.
    But she persisted & the rope making became wildly successful as Pittsburgh established itself as an industrial hub and gateway to the West.
    I don’t know whether Mary had trade cards, but she sure as hell had spirit!

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