Back in the year 2000 I thought it might be interesting to set up a family history website. I have for quite a few years been slowly building up a considerable archive of information on many of my ancestors and so publishing on the web seemed an ideal way to make this information more freely available to anyone else who may have an interest.

In addition I was keen to learn a bit about how websites are constructed and published. Setting up this website was an ideal way to achieve all of these objectives. In its early stages the home page consisted of a list of ancestors and linked to this was a number of separate pages giving biographies of some of these people.

The site has steadily grown over the years as more information has come to light and as time has allowed. In addition to the ancestors, I have been steadily adding pages for their relatives and supplementary pages containing general notes on the places where they lived, their friends and any other information that I felt might be of interest.

If you have any comments to make or if you have any additional information regarding any of the people listed, please feel free to contact me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . In particular help is needed to transcribe a large number of family diaries and letters.

If you would be interested in helping with this project please contact me.

Key Biographies

There are approximately 400 historical biographies on this website.  For a full list of all the people covered please click here.

The information on this website is copyright JJ Heath-Caldwell.  Should you wish to copy any of this information for commercial purposes, please contact JJ Heath-Caldwell.

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