HAFS Journal Vol 12 No 1 – May 2013


Cecil Payne Hungerford [E.6.2a], by Lesley Jane Abrahams;

Hungerford Market – Old (1682) and New (1832), by Rich Hungerford;

The Reverend Lovick Tyrrell [E.2.3a=], by Lisa & Allan Thomas;

Hungerford Descendants: Awards, Part VII, by Pauline Tyrrell;

Memories about Launcelot Machell Travers Hungerford [H.6a], by Ann Riches;

Family History 1066 – 2010: Picot, Pigott-Stainsby-Conant, Hungerford – UK and Australia, by Vince Conant.



Well it is back to a good long article or three in this issue, after the catena of shorter pieces in the fourth and final edition of Volume 11. In fact this is the largest edition that the Society has yet issued!

Many thanks to Vince Conant for his continuing research and writing which has brought this about; it benefits greatly from his gathering of most interesting original documents. The outcome is a sometimes intriguing, and always interesting account of Conant – Hungerford inter-relationships. Lesley Abrahams is another whose writings have regularly added depth to the Journal: in this issue she explores the interesting history revolving around Cecil Payne Hungerford.

An innovation in this issue is the inclusion of the transcription of an oral piece of research. ‘Memories of Launcelot Machell Travers Hungerford’ is exactly that, as re-told by his grand-daughter Ann Riches (née De Burgh) to her younger brother John de Burgh.

Pauline Tyrrell offers her seventh contribution as regards honours and awards made to people associated with the Hungerford and Associated Families. We salute her persistence in reaching this sabbatical number! Thanks also to members who have contributed photographs to complement her work: if any one has further examples, please send them to Pauline for inclusion in future, as happens in this issue regarding Brian Robert Hungerford.

Rich Hungerford has often found interesting material in old sources, and in this issue his research enables readers to fill out their understanding of the story of Hungerford Market in London. Another ancestor whose story is well told is that of Lovick Tyrrell, in an article by Lisa and Allan Thomas reproduced with kind permission from the Bulletin of the Maitland & District Historical Society, Vol. 19 No. 4, November 2012.

This variety of sources – veteran pieces uncovered from research, reprinting of relevant contemporary written and oral research, as well as original writing by HAFS members – represents a pleasing development in the story of the Journal.

Charles Sherlock


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