Welcome to my redesigned WordPress site.

It will take while to restore all my book pages and family history files, so please forgive any missing links.


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.