Re: Fitch Castle revisited
When I corresponded with Marc Fitch in 1986 regardingThe Fitch Family pedigree deposited at the British Library he replied to me from Geneve 22nd August 1986 as follows :-
"-----Thank you for the copy which proves it to be the pedigree which my great-uncle Fred. had drawn up with a grant of arms in 1890 and which was added to, the latest item being the marriage of my parents in 1896. In those days they still believed in the myth of Fitch's Castle and that the Widdington branch was the elder to that of Steeple Bumpstead. Years later I made a claim to the undifferenced arms by correcting the pedigree which the College of Arms then had registered in their archive. The original of this vast pedigree used to hang for years in the wating room of the offices when the firm was in St.Martin's Lane. I suppose it is now at West Smithfield. -----
I should think it quite likely that Herbert Trevor (we all knew him as Trevor)deposited his copy with the BM since he had no children. At one time he was private bodyguard to Edw. V11 and then set up his own detective agency. I remember him well."
Hope this is of help.
Regards, Martin Fitch