Welcome to my redesigned WordPress site.

I’ve now restored the SAMPSON and LEE lines in my family history and the PRIESTLEY and BRAY lines in Jack’s.
We are now halfway through, though there are many more files which never made it on to the old site.
And there are still many books pages to restore.


I am also a keen family historian. I am researching my own family history, mostly 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.



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