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Latest on my family history pages are the Pauncefoot family. They go back to the Norman Bernard Pauncefoot who appears several times in the Domesday Book as a landowner. Pauncefoot means “Fat Belly”.

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I am also a keen family historian. I am researching my own family history, mosty in Devon and Kent, and my husband Jack Priestley’s ancestors, mainly in Lancashire and Yorkshire. Some lines go back more than 30 generations, from paupers to lords of the manor. I even know the village in Normandy one of my ancestors came from.

BOOKS

WRITINGS

I am currently working on a book about the first English saints.