Presidential Purleigh – George Washington and his links with Essex, England

George Washington, the first president of the United States of America in 1789. He grew up at Bridges Creek in Virginia and was the son of Augustine and Mary Ball Washington but did you know that the ancestors of America’s first president had their origins in England, and that they have a link to my… Read More Presidential Purleigh – George Washington and his links with Essex, England

In Focus – Richard Rich

Birth: c.1497 City of London. Death: 12th June 1567 Rochford Hall Parents: John and Agnes Rich Wife:  Elizabeth Jenks, 1536(?) Children: Mary, Elizabeth, Anne, Audrey, Dorothy, Winifred, Robert, Frances, Hugh, Thomas, Agnes, Barbara, and Richard. Timeline: 1527 –             Became an MP. 1528 –             Wrote to Wolsey with his suggestion to reform the Common… Read More In Focus – Richard Rich