Welcome to Alice and Emily's family history website. This is a place where you can read about some of our ancestors and their near relatives. You'll find all sorts, from Kings to commoners; the good and the great; rich and poor etcetera. Who knows, some of them may be your ancestors too!
Among them are King Edward II and the men who allegedly murdered him; the Drury family who lent their name to Drury Lane; the first protestant archbishop of Canterbury; a master of the mint who clipped the coins to make himself rich; the man said to be the founder of the British secret service; a country squire who entertained Mary Queen of Scots; a favourite of King James I who partied on a grand scale; a peer executed for his 'unnatural' crimes; a workaholic surveyor-general of Bengal; a highwaywoman; the first person to be called a roundhead; the heir to an Earldom who was murdered by his own brother; some Huguenot refugees; a best-selling author who was also influential in setting up the police force as we know it; a governor of Barbados who dabbled in architecture and ended up as a showbiz supremo; a vicar dubbed the father of political economy; a lady who claimed to be Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cumberland and ended up branded a forger; Mayors of London, York, Dublin and (....wait for it) Tunbridge Wells; a Calcuttan native woman; and the first Director-General of All India Radio..... and that's just a brief introduction!
Naturally we pay special tribute to those most notable heroes, villains and eccentrics who stand out from the crowd for their single-mindedness or their humanity. Whether they be puritans or cavaliers, brave heroes or drunken fops, they all help make family history such an interesting hobby.
This site is forever growing so call back soon. For a list of the families presently included CLICK HERE.