Thomas Finch (Part Two): Biography of a Poacher

Thomas Finch (Part Two): Biography of a Poacher

Thomas Finch was my direct ancestor, my eighth great-grandfather. He was a city boy, born in London, on 11 October 1655. His baptism was registered a year later in the old Anglican chapel of St Mary in Whitechapel. His siblings Sarah, Anthony and Dorothy were all...
The Son of a Poacher Man (Part One): Richard Finch

What Does a Surname Mean?

What’s in a name? After 1066, when the Normans invaded England from France, English families were forced to adopt hereditary surnames, replacing the old custom in which people were known by a personal name or nickname. By 1400 most English families had surnames but...

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