New data is flowing in daily, some may be erroneous, if so please advise me.
Please recognise the provenance of this data particularly the images.
Thank you again to all those who have responded and contributed.
Details on persons & places may be found under a blue i button
Note: Pounds Sterling are indicated by the ancient symbol L. Ctrl-Home, Ctrl-End, help navigation.
To Help Understand The Website and Its Process.
Click on this icon to take you to the pages being described. eg Alston
The Navigation Bars:
Family Pedigrees: This connects the entire family (apart from
unplaced persons) in the database. Search the index for a name to
make a start then spouses and children are in the box bottom
right, a + sign shows they have issue and continue the line.
Red up arrows indicate earlier generations.
Click on the names in the boxes to move about
Julius Family: This is a descendant tree from John Julius the
unproven progenitor, each generation is contained on one page linked
to the next page (generation) by their issue.
Fenn Family: This tree records the ancestors of Harry Fenn the
writers father, in a direct line - parents, grandparents, Gt
Grandparents etc, a generation per page.
Alston Family: Again a descendant tree from John Alston the proven
progenitor, each generation linked as above. This is a big family and
some of the generation pages very long. Use Ctrl-Home to reach
Back-Forward arrows, or Ctrl-End to find a Home Page button.
Contributors: A long list of persons who have contributed to this
family history over more than 100 yrs. More are added monthly, do
you have information your would like to add to this record ? contact
me on email@example.com
Notice Board: A summary of happenings since the last major update
of the website with a reference to matters of note.
Recent Accessions: a recognition of significant historic finds that
have been made available to this family history.
Books: Here are some important books amd items of memorabilia
in pdf format (some big ones may be slower to download).
- Stemmata Alstoniana by Lionel Cresswell the definitive work on the
Alston family for 100yrs, now superseded by this website.
- Bygone Days by Frances Torlesse, mentioning 100’s of her family in
Suffolk and around the world, particularly NZ & Australia
Pictures: Over a 1000 of the more important pictures of the family
indexed including the Fenn family album dating from
the 1860’s, which was lost for 40yrs then found again
Documents: A few interesting family wills, MI and documents.
However the new policy for pictures, letters, documents, memorials etc
is to add them directly to a person’s file under Other Records in the
Notes section. Where a transcription has been done that is included,
see Harriet Harold’s letters double click on the image to enlarge
To maximise a picture click on it and click again.