I am writing to you with regard to the Adley Family Tree Project I am undertaking.
I started researching into the Adley family history for a hobby way back in 1996 but this soon turned into a major project. I have been doing this for some years now after the death of my grandfather, William Frederick Adley, from Gillingham Kent England (1912 to 1992).
I have myself a vast amount of data on the Adley family tree. I also have a master tree with some 2000 + blood and marriage related Adleys and many individual trees I am working on, eventually linking them to the master tree. I also have many census returns on Adleys in Kent and also have a vast database on birth, marriage and death indexes across all years 1650 to present day from Canterbury Cathedral Archives as well as having a full 100% index, to the best of my knowledge, of all births, marriages and deaths 1813-1996 St Catherine's House London. I also have a vast index of Wills dating 1727 to present day. I also have a vast portfolio of hundreds of churches that Adleys attended. As you can see this has really turned into a major project. And the on going help from other Adley’s is the way for would now days.
Way back in 1996 I had some corresponds with a Mr William loft from London he and his very good friend one Mr Derek Adley got to gather back in the 1960's and started their own research into the Adley Family Tree which they totally completed back in 1991 this tree has every Adley from 1200 to 1991 BUT sadly Mr Derek Adley died in 1991 and the Master tree went to his brother Trevor Adley . I have been in contact with him asking to see the tree BUT was told in so many words NO ???. What a waste of 30 + years of work .
I would be so very grateful if you could find the time to fill in a Questionnaire that I would send you on receipt of your email and then return it to me. If I find a link between yourself and the rest of the tree , which I feel there will more than likely be, as I have made hundreds of links with people returning their Questionnaires. I am more than willing to send you your copy of the tree on cd rom by post In this respect please let me know if you would like a copy , and let me have a note of your address in your reply with your completed Questionnaire, so as to send you a copy in the future.
This is such a time consuming project PLEASE remind me if I forget to respond to you in the future in respect to your completed Questionnaire you have returned, I have hundreds of people contacting me weekly and things do get a bit confessing some time to time.
If you would like to correspond on this matter please feel free to contact me by e-mail, post or phone.