Re: Batham Surname
The Batham's family that started the brewery are something like my great-great Aunt and Uncle, so not direct descendants but the same family. I know very little about the Batham's post my grandparents generation, my grandfather died in the early 1950's, well before I was born, and I remeber vague trips to Telford in Shropshire to see my father's relatives in the '60s. My dad's cousin did a family tree but this only went back three generations of Batham's before it forked to a maternal relative of the Harley(of Harley St. London fame) and tangented of it to the minor nobility of England, Wales and Scotland to about 811. so great for my side of the family but of little interest to anyone related further back. All Batham's I have met have been traced back to being relatives, though that has only been three or four outside my direct family.