Hi Prue!It was wonderful to hear from you ... & now i can't wait til you return from your trip to learn more.
My cousin (on Mum's side this time) is really into all this genealogy stuff, has been for a long time ... he is of great help & since i 1st wrote u, he has found "Albert" for me ... so that particular part of our tree was missing, which we didn't know.
I think perhaps i have confused u somewhat tho ... for which i apologize!The top of our tree starts ... Johannes Alfray, MP for East Grinstead in 1362.It then states "Jo. Alfrey 8 Q. Elizabeth releaseth to Hen. Alfrey & Rich. Alfrey all his right & title in Gulledge, Crabb Meades, Hopper Landes, & Home Lands in East Grinstead".
But Queen Elizabeth reigned in the 1500's & that is then where our tree actually begins.There are names which appear between these dates of 1362 & 1500, but i have no actual dates until we get down to Edward Alfrey who had a son Henry Alfrey who died 6 March 1574.From there on things really expand.
My Grandmother (Dad's Mum) ... Alice Ethel Alfrey ... sent us a newspaper clipping in 1973 from a London newspaper to say that "Gulledge", a 15th century Tudor property, was on sale asking for offers of more than 60,000 pounds.It described the home, gave a picture ... which we have!