Pages and Leaflets of North Oxfordshire
My Lineage Pre-1700-1959
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Every family has a story. And for Angela Fortnum, her maternal family story would begin eight generations before her and reach back to the turn of the eighteenth century in England-and it is a story that she will tell and continue today. In Pages and Leaflets of North Oxfordshire, author Angela Fortnum shares a well-researched family history of her maternal grandfathers, offering a compelling window into the life and times of her ancestors. This history chronicles the Page family's shift from agricultural and labourer life to self-employment and small holding, and it also lists the changes in the family's religious beliefs over time. Angela includes as well a discussion of the richness and diversity of the church and chapel buildings that were linked in some way to her family, each of which tells a story of their own. In the end, the story of the Page family lives on today, as Pages and Leaflets of North Oxfordshire stands as a legacy to Angela and her mother's family and the great changes they experienced over the centuries.
Authorhouse UK, 9781546297956, 72pp.
Publication Date: September 21, 2018
About the Author
Angela Fortnum was born in Banbury, Oxfordshire, and she attended school in the town before fulfilling her desire to work in a bank. She began working at National Provincial Bank in 1965, which is now a part of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, and in 1982 she took a permanent position in Birmingham and moved to Shirley near Solihull in the West Midlands. Following early retirement in 1998, she returned to Banbury and took a course in health and social care, for which she received a certificate. After her mother's death, Angela rekindled her interest in genealogy and now shares a tribute to her mother in Pages and Leaflets of North Oxfordshire.