Drawings of the effigies of Walter & Catherine Peverell

Launch of “Hungerford Heraldry: History & Inheritance Charts” Imminent!

Our President, Lesley Abrahams (née Hungerford) [H.4a.1b.1c.1d/E.6.5a.1b.1c.1d] has spent much of the last decade researching the heraldic history of the Hungerford Family in England. Finally, the launch of Hungerford Heraldry: History & Inheritance Charts is set for 3 May 2021, and will coincide with the anniversary of the investiture of Walter, 1st Lord Hungerford on 3 […]

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Salisbury Cathedral - Photo by Ross Donald, 2013

One Week in Salisbury

There’s nothing quite like an interest in family history to discover all sorts of interesting places and people on one’s travels; and from previous brief visits we knew there would be no place quite like Salisbury, in Wiltshire, for finding out more about the Hungerfords. Thus, my husband John and I spent a memorable week […]

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Website Updates

The Index to HAFS Journals and Newsletters has been updated to include the 2020 publications. The List of Certificates and Transcripts has been further updated with the latest results of recent visits to the various State archives etc by Pauline Tyrrell  [E.2.4a.10b.1c.2d=] and Brett Harvey [E.1.1a.15b.1c.1d.1e=].

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Hungerford Coat of Arms

Origins of the Irish Hungerfords: New Evidence

This article was extensively researched and written by Peter Sherlock [E.4.1a.6b.5c.1d.2e], and initially published in HAFS Journal Vol 15 No 4. One of the greatest mysteries in the Hungerford family history is the origins of the Hungerfords of Ireland, and how they are connected to the medieval English Hungerford family. The ancestor thought to be […]

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Judith Fitz-Henry and Ron Mathieson

Ron Mathieson 1921-2006

Death of an Honorary Life Member – Ron Mathieson by Judith Fitz-Henry 1 It was with great sadness that we heard of the death of our valued Honorary Life Member, Ron Mathieson, in Salisbury, England, where he and his wife Anne had retired in 1981. He had been ill for a long time, and it […]

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Roy Hungerford Wilshire

A Letter From the Front, 1916

Roy Hungerford Wilshire [E.6.13a.1b] was born on 12 July 1895 at Mooriwarra, Mosman, NSW. He served with the AIF in World War I, initially as a driver with the 8th Field Ambulance, Sec A. Roy was later attached to the Australian Army Pay Corps and made an Hon 2nd Corporal. His regimental number was 6678. This […]

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Notice of 2020 Annual General Meeting

Dear Member The Hungerford & Associated Families Society Inc’s Annual General Meeting will be held on 7 November 2020, however, this year the HAFS AGM will be different in two important respects (see earlier news about holding this AGM): Please login to continue reading. Not a member? Subscriptions support our research costs. Find out about […]

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Fitzjohn Coat of Arms

Membership Renewal Time 2020

Have you renewed your HAFS membership? Subscriptions run until 30 September each year. You can use this Membership Renewal form which will also be sent out with the next Newsletter, or simply pay online with a debit or credit card: go to My Membership, view your Subscriptions, then press Renew or Change Plan. Please contact us […]

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Poppies knitted by Lesley Abrahams

Hungerford Families in the Great War

In 2015, HAFS published In Remembrance: Hungerford and Associated Families in the Great War 1914-1918 which was put together for the Anzac Day 2015 Centenary. HAFS member D Evan Evans [E2.2a.5b.2c.1d.1e] has now extracted core information from this publication and made it available in the PDF file below. This file lists Hungerford’s who served in […]

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AncestryDNA changes in August – act now

AncestryDNA is making several during  August 2020 to improve accuracy and validity of matches. From late August (no specific date) they will remove matches which only share 6-7.9 centimorgans because there are many matches in this range that are not valid 5-8th cousins. They could be as distant as 20th cousins.  These false matches tempt […]

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