Today I updated the GED file in the Members’ Area to include information about the many individuals who have been added since the last update (in 2017). If you don’t know what a GED file is then this will be of no interest to you.
Completed adding the Ayrton-Alsager branch of the family, with many additions and amendments to the descendants of George Alsager. bu. 1596.
Started work on adding the Ayrton-Alsager branch of the family, commencing with descendants of Edmund Ayrton Mus. Doc. b. 1734, through his son William b. 1777.
- Broken links renewed for Edward Eade and Tony Ray-Jones (the National Museum of Photography is now the National Media Museum). My uncle Jack Pearce died in 2006; and some of us have moved or are doing different things – see below.
- Link to political blog removed after I deleted the blog, and link added to Tony’s photos at the National Museum of Photography, which is now selling them at various sizes up to A2.
- Photograph of my father Raymond substituted for the one of my brother Tony on the Home Page. The links to the Forum (Bulletin Board), and to some photos of Prague and Round the World removed. More minor updating
- Simon’s page removed. Minor updating. Photograph of Tony substituted for the one of great grandmother Euphemia Isabella on the Home Page
- My email address changed, link added to Tony R-J exhibition at NMPFT, Bradford
- I have done some general tidying-up on the Edward Holroyd Pearce and Welcher pages, deleted the information about how to get to Carsington Water etc, and put up some photos of the Golden Wedding – see below.
- Simon’s page really can be accessed from his name in the chart below now!
- The Dant Family website no longer exists, so I have deleted the link.
- In his book “Sketch of the Military Services of Lieutenant-General Skinner and his Sons”, which he dedicated to his mother Ann Maclean, Allan Maclean Skinner wrote, “Born December 12th 1773, at Ardgour House, Argyleshire, …………. your father residing there, as guardian of the person and estates of his hereditary chieftain, and near kinsman, (the late Colonel Alexander Maclean, 13th of Ardgour, then an infant,) under the expressive local title of Factor Mohr, or the great manager, you…………..”. I had wondered what exactly was the relationship of Ann Maclean’s family to the Macleans of Ardgour, and have found, thanks to an American researcher of the Macleans who found this web site, that Ann and her siblings were the great-grandchildren, through their mother, of Allan Maclean of Ardgour, and his wife Ann Cameron, daughter of Sir Ewen Cameron. So Ann was a second cousin of baby Alexander, her mother Florance being a first cousin of his father Hugh Maclean of Ardgour.