this very old photograph is of an old and damaged painting of William Bubb (Mercer) twice Sheriff of Gloucester. Who died on the 4th October 1627. There is a monument in St Michael Church at Gloucester in his memory. William as one of The Kings Sheriff's, would have been at the center of history in this part of the world.

He was the son of Thomas Bubb & Katherine Frypps of Little Witcombe and one of ten children..

I wonder what happened to this picture ? Perhaps its in a museum some where, or in a private collection. If you know where it is, please let me know.

Now, it seems to me quite extraordinary that today, some 350 years later, there is still a strong family resemblance between this gentleman, and my father and grandfather.

Is this normal ? Even only a few years ago, I had an e-mail from a lady from a Bubb family in USA, who having seen my picture, said how alike I was to her Uncle, who lived also in USA, and whose family originally came from the Cheltenham. (Close to Bentham, Badgeworth and Whitcombe)



Latest Update 7thNovember 2008