RE: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Purslaw/Purslain Beds
- Hi Caroline: I've spent a little time checking an 1850 map of St. Helena for a place named
"Purslain/Purslaw Beds" with no success, then did a little on-line checking, and it seems
that Purslain (various spellings) is a plant, so is it possible that the lease merely
refers to the right to exploit a crop in the area of the lease?
Interestingly, Sea Purslain (see
Is very similar to a plant I recall seeing around Longwood on one occasion, probably near
the top of Sugar Loaf.
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Behalf Of Caroline Gaden
Sent: Sunday, 3 April 2011 2:36 PM
Subject: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Purslaw/Purslain Beds
I am trying to find the location of what looks like Purslaw/Purslain Beds named as part of
a handwritten lease in the early 1800s. Does anyone have an idea what the correct name may
be, what its modern name may be and where it is located on the Island.
- Thank you John for your suggestion, I think you are right, the name
relates to a plant which can be eaten, no doubt of extra use to harvest
when the island was suddenly swamped with soldiers when NB arrived....
Many thanks for your input, appreciate it
On 5/04/2011 9:26 AM, John Coyle wrote:
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> Hi Caroline: I've spent a little time checking an 1850 map of St. Helena
> for a place named
> "Purslain/Purslaw Beds" with no success, then did a little on-line
> checking, and it seems
> that Purslain (various spellings) is a plant, so is it possible that the
- Hello All
Does anyone know of a person I could ask to photocopy or take digital
images of some documents in the library at the University of
Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then send them to me. I am happy to pay
an appropriate rate per item or on a time basis.
I have been in contact with the librarian and she advises the staff are
unable to do it ... I thought it may be suitable for a reliable student
who wants to earn a bit of extra cash.
Any suggestions gratefully received
- Hi CarolineDid you get anywhere with this query? The only information I have is from Kitching which I'm sure you're familiar with. Let me know if you're not! I would be most interested in anything else you've come up with regarding Balcombe et al.Humphry