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Here is a bit of local history that is a bit older than most of the stuff we look at.

Did you know that George Washington has a connection with Ludham? Well neither did I until the other day.

Here's the information: http://www.ludhamarchive.org.uk/sotherton.htm

I hope this is of interest.

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Thank you Nigel interesting reading.

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Very interesting, Nigel. But, if you include relations by marriage, probably 75% of us can trace our ancestry to someone famous! To wit, Danny Dyer being related to Edward the Confessor (or someone equally historically distant!). I have received communications out of the blue, telling me my family is related to some historic figure or other, and asking if I'd be interested in signing up for further investigations. I always decline, as I'm pretty sure money would be involved - probably flowing one way from my wallet!

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Ray

I think you are right about these more distant connectons by marriage. I only included the bit about Churchill and Diana out of interest. However, Lady Elizabeth is certainly a blood relation and ancestor to both George Washington and The Queen.

If you want the Ludham Archive to look into your family tree, we will be happy to do so. No charge of course. Mind you, St Catherine's always welcomes donations towards the upkeep of the Church.

There are more new insights into the history of St Catherine's being made at the moment. More of this in the future when it is all sorted out. Do drop in there sometime. The interior has just been painted for the first time in living memory and it looks great.

Best wishes

Nigel

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I see that the EDP have picked up on this one. See: http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/ludham-s-links-with-president-george-washington-are-revealed-1-5253144

It should be in the Yaromouth Mercury as well after the plaque is presented.

Nigel

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The presentation has taken place both for Ludham and Hoveton St John.

Pictures here: http://www.ludhamarchive.org.uk/sotherton.htm

Nigel
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