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, 22 August 2015

2015 Farmery Gathering

[Torksey Lock is the gateway to the ancient Foss Dyke from the tidal River Trent for boats heading towards Lincoln]

Saturday September 26th 2015 will see the fiftheenth 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 Australia!

•10.00am Registration and Coffee

•10.30am Welcome and Introductions [Alan Moorhouse]

•10.45am "A Look at Lincolnshire Dialect" [Loretta Rivett]

•11.45am DNA update [Alan Moorhouse]

•12.00pm Open/workshop session

•12.30pm Lunch (at leisure)

•1.45pm Afternoon session commences

•2.00pm "Along the Foss Canal" [Chris Hewis]

•3.00pm WW1 Project [Alan Moorhouse]

•3.15pm Open/workshop session

•4.00pm Group photograph

•4.15pm Tea

•4.30pm Close

Loretta Rivett was born and brought up at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds and is a Lincolnshire dialect speaker.  She has had a lifetime interest in the local dialect, recording words and sayings, reading dialect poetry and prose, as well as studying the history of the English language.  She has had numerous appearances on television and radio and consultations by authors, researchers and language coaches. 

Chris Hewis is Chair of Saxilby and District History Group and the Treasurer of the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology. He has written several books and articles on local history and appears regularly on BBC Radio Lincolnshire.  His talk is a pictorial journey along England’s oldest canal.

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.

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 date for next year is Saturday September 17th or Saturday October 1st 2016].