Like any group of families our lot lived lives rich in stories, misdemeanours, accidents, pastimes, tragedies, romances, achievements, scandals, fame, crimes, heroism, quirks, humour...Well, all the things that make up all our lives. This menu bar will usher you into their world. You will find that we have a lot more going on over several hundred years than might be imagined from a family originating in the agriculture of mid-Devon.
The answer to these questions and a whole host of other facts, both mundane and marvellous, can be found in these pages that explore the lives of our family members.
Relative Celebrity looks at those relations who are known for their lives or deeds beyond their family and parishes, from the distant past to the 20th century. A Criminal Past exposes family members who have fallen foul of the law - some unfortunate, and some I'm afraid just plain nasty.
Family members with artistic genes include writers, painters and performers, architects, actors and photographers, with all kinds of art, ranging from highbrow to popular.
And one could say that the sportsmen and women we have described here similarly represent many tastes and levels from professional to enthusiastic amateur, and from local to international stars. We include sports whose popularity has waned, as well as one that is waxing again currently...
Pot pourri is as the name suggests, a mix of stories, "factoids" and titbits about the family. Some romance, some scandal, tragedy, horror, the sublime and the ridiculous. I'm always looking for stories to include here, so anything out of the ordinary or charming, please do send it to me at: