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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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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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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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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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Mary Hewytt (?-1684)

Great-great-grandmother of Emanuel Hungerford (1785-1872) Lineage: Emanuel Hungerford < Ann Daunt < Achilles Daunt < Elizabeth Synge < Mary Hewytt Mary Hewytt was born on an unknown date probably in Co Cork, the daughter of Thomas Hewytt of Clancoole and an unknown woman. As she was married in 1681 and had children in 1682 and […]

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George Synge (c1649-1692)

Great-great-grandfather of Emanuel Hungerford (1785-1872) Lineage: Emanuel Hungerford < Ann Daunt < Achilles Daunt < Elizabeth Synge < George Synge George Synge was born about 1649, Co Cork, the youngest son of George Synge, Bishop of Cloyne, and his second wife Elizabeth Stevens. Please login to continue reading. Not a member? Subscriptions support our research […]

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