Examining a family whose roots were found in India
The primary objective of this project is to research the lineage of my son-in-law, the Herons, who in recent times have become established in Cambridge but whose earliest known roots were found to be in India in the 1700s. To date the prime man of the line is Elijah Heron. He was born in 1768 but details of his parents or of his place of birth have not yet been established. He is known to have a been a Conductor (a military rank equating to a senior Warrant Officer or Regimental Sergeant Major) in the militia of the British East India Company and he died at Fort George in Madras in December 1828. While the search continues for his beginnings, descent from him has been tracked and can be followed in 'The Herons - a Heron Family History', a link to which is given under our 'Publications' tab above.
Efforts to broaden our knowledge of this family and any of the other lines associated directly with it through marriage etc continue and anyone with an interest in any of them is invited to get in touch.
For much more information about the Heron project, and it's findings to date, take a look at it's website