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.

Friday, 22 August 2014

2014 Farmery Gathering

Saturday September 27th 2014 will see the fourteenth international Farmery gathering, once again in the village hall at Bracebridge Heath, near Lincoln (LN4 2LB).

Guests this year are already confirmed from as far away as Pennyslvania!

The first gathering was held on May 20th 2000, then every year from September 28th 2002.

•10.00am Registration and Coffee

•10.30am Welcome and Introductions (Alan Moorhouse)

•10.45am Epworth Old Rectory: The Physic Garden (Cath Fordham)

•11.45am DNA update (Graham Farmer)

•12.00pm Open/workshop session

•12.30pm Lunch (at leisure)

•1.45pm Afternoon session commences

•2.00pm The Landships of Lincoln (Richard Pullen MA)

•3.00pm WW1 Project (Alan Moorhouse)

•3.15pm Open/workshop session

•4.00pm Group photograph

•4.15pm Raffle, Tea

•4.30pm Close

Cath Fordham is a volunteer at Epworth Old Rectory, the home in which Samuel Wesley, Rector of the parish of St. Andrew, Epworth, and his wife Susanna brought up their sons, John and Charles Wesley, who went on to develop the Methodist Movement.  The Physic Garden has plants growing that John Wesley used in his book of home-spun remedies 'Primitive Physic'.

Richard Pullen is a professional archaeologist and writer (with 4 books and numerous articles published in the past 10 years) and chairman of the Friends of the Lincoln Tank.

The raffle (donations of a prize are most welcome) will be in aid of the National StarCollege in Cheltenham.

For those wanting to make a weekend of it there will be an informal gathering at the Premier Inn Canwick on Friday evening, a more formal dinner in Lincoln on Saturday evening and a visit on Sunday morning. 

For more information or to advise that you plan to attend the gathering please email me.

[The date for next year is provisionally Saturday September 19th 2015].