I have been researching my family tree since my paternal grandfather died in 1976. Whilst researching my mother's ancestry I started recording every instance of her maternal grandmother's name FARMERY and so my one-name study was born! I now record every instance of the name I find all over the world, and my database currently contains over 51,600 name events. I am constructing family trees for each family group and try to put distant cousins in touch!

My study covers the FARMERY surname and known variants such as FARMEARY, FARMEREY, FARMARY and FARMERIE, as well as instances of the name being used as a forename rather than surname.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

2017 Farmery gathering

[Lincoln Cathedral - Book of Oaks]

Saturday September 30th 2017 will see the seventeenth international Farmery gathering, once again in the village hall at Bracebridge Heath, near Lincoln (LN4 2LB).
Anyone with a connection to the surname Farmery or an interest in the programme is welcome to attend.
 •10.00am Registration and Coffee

•10.30am Welcome and Introductions [Alan Moorhouse]

•10.45am "Lincoln Cathedral Stone Mason" [Paul Ellis]

•11.45am DNA update [Graham Farmer/Alan Moorhouse]

•12.00pm Open/workshop session

•12.30pm Lunch (at leisure)

•1.45pm Afternoon session commences

•2.00pm "Granny Rawle the Jailed Suffragette" [Mick Rawle]

•3.00pm WW1 Project [Alan Moorhouse]

•3.15pm Open/workshop session

•4.00pm Group photograph

•4.15pm Tea

•4.30pm Close
Paul Ellis from Branston near Lincoln trained at Weymouth College and during his 29 year career as a mason and stone carver has worked on a number of Britain's finest cathedrals, churches and ancient buildings, which involves the replacement of failed stone carvings or reproduction of an original feature or style. He offers fascinating insight into the practice of masons and carvers and what it is like to be a stone carver involved in restoration at Lincoln Cathedral.  We see the creative twist that carvers have, leaving their own personal mark on the stone they are restoring. Paul displays the passion he has for his work, a typical feeling evoked by masons, artisans and quarry workers.

Mick Rawle from Melton Mowbray was a sergeant major in the REME then a production controller for 12 years before being made redundant in 1999 at which time he became a professional genealogist.  He was projects coordinator for Leicestershire and Rutland FHS for 6 years and has done voluntary library duty for them for 20 years.  He has indexed over 120,00 probate documents for Leicester Record Office.

On the day amongst other documents that I have available will be print outs of every Farmery family in the 1939 Register, which was taken in order to issue identity cards and ration books, so you will be able to see where your Farmery relations were living at the outbreak of the 2nd World War!
For those wanting to make a weekend of it a number of us are staying at the Ibis Hotel (it is free to join their loyalty scheme which gives a 10% discount on the room rate) and there will be the options of an informal gathering at an adjacent eatery on Friday evening, a more formal dinner in Lincoln on Saturday evening and a local visit on Sunday morning.
This is non-profit making event and for the day there is a nominal charge of £7.50 to cover hire of the hall, speakers and refreshments.
For more information or to advise that you plan to attend the gathering please email me.
[The provisional dates for next year are Saturday September 29th or October 6th 2018].