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The St. Leger-may

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Welcome
to my Home Page.  Where do I start?  Well, 1066 and the Battle of Hastings would be a good starting point for my ancestors and those of my husband. 

We both come from illustrious families with descendancy and connections from the royalty and nobility of England to Blacksmiths, Ag Labs, a Royal Worcester china painter, Mariners, the Founder of a Classic Horse Race,  Catholic Recusants, and not forgetting my ancestor's nephew who is said to have led the last cavalry charge at the Battle of Waterloo--we have them all!!

Our families have come a long way from my husband's illustrious ancestor Sir Robert de St. Leger, who, (according to 'family legend' and "Burke's Peerage") supported MY ancestor William, Duke of Normandy (better known as "William the Conqueror") when he stumbled on the beach when the Normans landed at Pevensey Bay, to Roger de Toeni, Standard Bearer to William the Conqueror (and another of my direct ancestors) to Jane St. Leger (my husband's 3 x great grandmother) who married "beneath" her and was disowned by her family, The Hon. Elizabeth St. Leger, the 1st Lady Freemason and my ancestor Christopher Heveningham who "lost" his families' fortune and his wife's estate and fortune too. And last, but not least Capt. William Andrew Feild who rescued 14 sailors from the wreck of the "Felicita" in 1833.

My ancestors came from Wales, Ireland, Staffordshire and  Worcestershire.  My husband's ancestors came from Devon, Northamptonshire, Kent, Sussex, Shropshire and Ireland.  Like many families they eventually moved towards the cities and settled in Birmingham and London which is where our stories begin.

Now we come to my generation and that of my children and grandchildren.  It is for them and their descendants that I have compiled this web-page but I hope other researchers interested in the same family names might also benefit from my research.

Rose St. Leger-May

My main surname interests are:

HEVENINGHAM  HENNINGHAM SAXELBY STANLEY  de ARDERNE  BROOKE  MOYLE BOWES  SHELTON ST. LEGER  O'NEILL PHILLIPS  MAY  QUAKLEY  HAYNES  GALE RUSSELL  PARKES  GOULD  WAKELIN  CONNORS CRANWILL COLLEY (Wexford) WHITE  FEILD  FERRIOR  DAVIES  de INGALDESTHROPE   YARDE ELIOT/ELLIOT PHILIPPS ROWE

 

 

Feild Family of Pembrokeshire

 

 Heveningham Family of Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Staffordshire

 

St. Leger Family of England and Ireland

 

INDEX TO SURNAMES

 

OUR FAMILY TREE

 

My Direct Ancestors

 

My Husband's Direct Ancestors

 

 

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