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Thomas Andros Journals

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Thomas Andros Grave
 Lyme Regis Parish Church

In November 1798 Thomas Andros (1755 - 1831) brought his family from Guernsey to Lyme Regis where he lived for the remaining 33 years of his life. His journals give us an insight into the social history of the town during that period.

Thomas Andros was a gentleman of some means. He writes of his interaction with gentry, tradesmen and servants. His garden is described in great detail, as is the cost of running his home. Thomas also describes events within the town and further afield. All written in a factual manner with no personal feelings recorded.

We are indebted to his four times great grandson, Geoffrey Andrews, for providing the Museum with copies of the journals, and to the Priaulx Library in Guernsey where the orginals are kept for allowing the Research Team to access the information for this site. Geoffrey Andrews has also provided the overview of the journals below. 

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