Greg, that was great to read. Thank you.
George Alington (born about 1500) had 3 brothers and was the son of Giles Alington (c1483 - 1522) of Horseheath. George married Anne Cheeke and had a son Henry (d1601).
George was my 10x Great Grandfather. So we must be related!
This is a good site for the Alington family in the Middle Ages
If you descend from George, then you also descend from the Argentyn (various spellings) family (now extinct). I'm concentrating on one Sir Giles Argentyn who fought at the Battle of Bannockburn as one of the bodyguards of King Edward II. This battle happened exactly 700 years ago. The Scots, under Robert the Bruce, hammered the English. Sir Giles, after seeing that his King was safely off the field on his way to Stirling Castle, chose to ride back into battle and was killed by his Scottish pursuers. He had led a very active life and I'm collating data to see if I have enough for a book.
Sir Giles Argentyn was George Alington's 8x Great Uncle.
The above website also has a great section on the Argentyns.
Please contact me if this is of any interest either by email or through my website
I would love to know more about your Chapman.
This HS Chapman was a Judge, first in Australia then in New Zealand. He lost his wife and three children in the London disaster. In 1868 he married his second wife, Selina Frances Carr from Ireland. He died in Dunedin in December 1881. One surviving son, Frederick Revans Chapman was also a Judge. He, in turn, lost both his sons. One at Ypres in 1915 and the other committed suicide on the sea journey to England in 1916.
It makes you want to weep.
Sorry all, I didn't mean to hijack this thread. Please get back on the case....
By coincidence, I have Chapmans back to the 1700s as my mother was a Chapman! You might be familiar with another ancestor Henry Samuel CHAPMAN, of Dunedin, who had the most desperately sad events in his life. The tragedy of the SS London in 1866. Perhaps he is an ancestor of yours too.
Yes it has been a terrific detective story unfolding with each post. I'm immensely impressed by the obvious talents that have been contributing to the 'case'.
I too have been hooked by the endless social adventure that is genealogy for a few decades.
David - I would love to have some scans and I will contact you.
This has been a most fascinating read. Should have gone to bed ages ago, but had to read it (mostly) through. I'm thrilled to have stumbled onto it.
George Hildebrand Alington was my great great uncle, being the brother (actually one of eight brothers) of my great grandmother Mary Dorothea Alington.
I have the Alington tree going back to at least the 12th century, if anyone is interested.