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This site contains a history of the Henderson Family (c1746 in Abbotshall and Kinghorn, Fife, Scotland) and their links to the surnames Breach (c1791 in East London, England), Burt (Scotland), Carden (c1579 in Falmer, Sussex and then Brighton), Cochrane (c1690 in Co.Donegal, Ireland), Colhoun (Ireland), Crawford (c1110 in Clydesdale, Lanarkshire, Scotland and from c1610 in Co.Donegal, Ireland), Eastland (Weybridge, Surrey), Franckling (c1759 in East London), Hally (Scotland), Joiner (c1811 in Essex), Kincaid (c1680 in Ulster), Little (Ireland), McCallum (Scotland), Neilson (Co.Donegal, Ireland), Olley (c1745 in Norfolk and East London), Powell (East London and Taunton, Somerset), Purviance (Co.Donegal, Ireland), Redman (c1760 in Isle of Wight and Brighton, Sussex), Williams (c1947 in England) and many others.

This record of Family History tries to paint a broader picture than just the Genealogy of the Hendersons, and includes Social History (for example, shirt manufacturing in England and Northern Ireland, and descriptions of life in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries). Photographs of ancestors, family life, homes, cemeteries, etc are displayed to add interest to otherwise dry words. Several extracts from family trees are used to illustrate the lineage of a specific group and emigration is traced, through maps, to America, Canada, India, Mauritius, New Zealand, Trinidad and West and South Africa.

Latest Information

A facsimile edition of the Cochrane-Crawford-Neilson letters has been added to the gallery as a downloadable PDF file. Work is continuing on early ancestors in Essex, although there are some unfortunate gaps in Church records.

If you use the Dynamic Family Tree on this site (selected from the Family Tree button in the menu above) you may encounter a Java problem. Although it can be fixed easily at the moment, it looks as if most browsers will stop supporting Java in the near future. You can CLICK HERE to read about the present solution, or wait until you first need to use this feature.

With today's standards-compliant browsers (recent versions of Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc), full use is being made of HTML5, CSS3 and Semantics standards when pages are added or updated; such pages display the red-five logo at the bottom left, as on this page. If you have been keeping your browser up to date automatically, everything should continue to work for you, but if you do notice any peculiarities with an up-to-date browser, please send an email to the webmaster address above, letting me know what browser you were using and on what page(s) the problem occurred. If you have not kept your browser up to date, the new pages will NOT be displayed correctly. CLICK HERE for further details, as perhaps now might the time to update your browser.

I hope you enjoy visiting the site.

Geoffrey  H  Henderson

North Yorkshire, England, 1 March, 2018

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