Almeys in Foston

Grave 17One of the joys in running this site is the correspondence from people who are researching their family tree. One such recent email was from David Woolerton, who is descended from the Almeys: Elizabeth, John and William are all buried in the churchyard.

He enclosed a selection of documents related to his research: Almeys family tree & documents

These include a family tree: the John on the top row, born 1713, is here.

You might well notice that there are several family members who are buried at Foston but are not shown in the grave list: a reminder that not everyone could afford a lasting memorial.

There are scans of several other fascinating historical documents included, along with David’s illuminating commentary.

Three of the Almeys’ descendants fought in the Battle of Waterloo, and we plan to return to them in a later post. EDIT: Here it is.

In the meantime, if you’d like to be put in touch with David (maybe you’re related to him?), drop us a line.

Update: See here for the story of the Almeys at Waterloo.

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