A dwarf and an asthma healer
You come across some strange accounts when doing your family tree. Today I have been researching Master Mariner William Williams and his son Henry. Born in the early 1800’s William lived in Borth in Wales and most people in the village seem to be mariners.
Anyway, aside from the joys of living in stone houses with dirt floors and no toilets, the village apparently boasted some great characters such as Mr Edwards with the disadvantage of Zacheus (dwarfism), a chap who claimed to be able to spit tobacco out of his ear and Mr Price who managed to ease his wife’s asthmatic wheeze and had a ‘quirky way of shaving’.
Fascinating – love my Welsh heritage 🙂