Tracing the family tree is a passion that began as an 11 year old schoolboy, inspired by my deputy headmaster who was a keen genealogist.  Blessed with an unusual surname, armed with a notebook and pen, I began quizzing my relatives. The story that unfolded over the years includes:

  • a serial bigamist

  • prison sentences

  • 13 years in a lunatic asylum

  • flashes of genius

To find further details of the families of each of my great grandparents listed below, click on their names. - last updated 17 July 2009