I would like to find out a little bit more about the maternal side of my family. My mother's maiden name is Essam. She is the youngest of three children born from the marriage of Wallace Ascom Essam to Dorothy Ellis. My grandfather came from Northamptonshire, I believe from the Rothwell area. He moved to Writtle in Essex sometime in the early 1920's to seek work. Previous to that he had been in America and returned to join the Army and fight in the First World War. His father apparently was a bare knuckle fighter. Apart from my mother there were two sons. Gordon who died quite young and Vincent who is now in his late seventies. This thread of the Essam family will die out as my uncle does not have any children. He has told me that he thinks the family arrived in the UK during the French Revolution. Would you be able to confirm this? He also claims that the family owned areas of Londonconnected to the large railway stations Kings Cross and St Pancras. Would you be able to confirm this?
I hope you may be able to provide some confirmation of the above.