Posts tagged: Chatterton

Silence is Golden

While browsing the gravestones at Mellor Church the other day, we came across one that may or may not belong to one of Mrs P’s distant relatives — Joseph Chatterton and his wife, Silence.

What a lovely name for a girl, I thought, and not all that uncommon for women in the 1700s, but then I began to wonder whether that really was her name, or a marketing ploy by her father, in the same way that Windscale became Sellafield. Picture the scene: Read more ›››