These pages describe the origins, work, and background, in time and place, of some of the people, places and families on the site.
Some of these stories and 'facts' are unverified, while others have proved to have had kernels of truth buried in them. Other stories are distilled from the research itself, including the occupations recorded on census forms and birth, marriage and death certificates. Maps are being added showing places if interest; the markers will show detail when clicked on.
My father, Frank Jefferies, and several other family members have left descriptions of their lives and passed on rumours and family legends about events in the distant past. Others left diaries and other notes which are digitised and the originals stored with the family in Bath for safe keeping.
This is a work in progress, texts will be amended and expanded, and more pages will be added over time.
Revised 29 June 2021
- The early Jefferies in England
The family originally from eastern Essex and southern Suffolk.
- The Jefferies of Florida
The family that went from Streatham to Florida in the 1890's.
- Peter Button Jefferies & Family
The life and family of Peter Button & Harriet Jefferies in Streatham.
- Streatham History
The History of Streatham and the families from the area.
- The Wansburys and their ancestors.
The family from north west Kent.
- The Streatfields of Chiddingstone The descendants of Robert Streatfield.
- The Titcheners
The descendants of William Titchener.
- The Staceys
The Staceys of Surrey and Kent
- The Smiths and ancestors.
The families from south Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.