My name is Ian James Hextall
I have been researching my family name now for some time. As a young lad I always remember asking my Family why are we the only Hextall`s living around here and where does my name come from? You guessed right nobody had a clue. So really I have always had an interest in Genealogy and Our Family History. I was born in Coalville in Leicestershire 28 June 1953, I left the Coalville area in March 1974 and moved to Scotland to a small town called Denny, and this is in Stirlingshire. The move was for me to be closer to my then girl friend a bonnie Scottish lassie called Jean; we met while on holiday in Spain. We married 27/9/1975 and we have three children Cheryl, Michelle, and Liam.
I am Building up as much interesting information about the name (Hextall) as I can, I would like to think that all this data would become a free reference point for anyone wishing to gain information about their Hextall Family Roots I now have many interesting details about this name going back to the c1200. With around 1700 Connected Hextall family members in my tree with Branches in England I .e Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Nottinghamshire, London and West Riding of Yorkshire.
So far I have kept in touch With Hextalls from all around the world with their branches returning back to and connecting here in the U.K Canada, America, Australia and New Zealand. A lot of this information if not most is not on any web site and never will be via myself and it is my wish that any information I may supply wont be added to Pay per view sites, and is kept for personal family use only. I don't wish anyone to make a financial gain from this data. I have and do spend long hours as you may note from the timing of this email, researching on this hobby/quest of mine.
I must add that without the help and data input from good senior friends Keith Hextall (Sapcote, Leic's) & Frank Hextall (Barford, Warwick sadly no longer with us), my research would have been so much harder. I was hoping that you would like to help in acquiring some details that I may add to my research I .e. Your family member's connections, old family photos, interesting stories. Please note that permission must be given if you are supplying details of a living Family Member Remember this information is for all our Hextall Family generations yet to come.
Did you know we have Royal links with the Royal Tudors family after the Battle of Bosworth, And that there is a c1200 church with beautiful stained glass Windows dedicated to the Hextall` family (photo's) Hextalls were M.P`s also Mayors of Dover and lived in Dover Castle.
You may wish to ask questions about the Hextall family name. I will do my best to answer a.s.a.p all email's that I receive at firstname.lastname@example.org I hope that you may spare some time to reply to my email. If you feel that at this time it is not possible that's fine.
Would you please perhaps help me with some details of someone that might wish to help with this surname re-search?
Very Kind Regards Ian
Updated May 14, 2007