Sunday, 24 July 2016

Do you have a Toon in your family tree?


Here's the first Toon (for now) in mine.

In 1799, when James and Ann brought their baby to be baptised at the font of St John the Baptist Church in Whitwick, it was Francis Harris, the villages longest serving vicar, (fifty one years and six months,) who sprinkled holy water on John’s head, the water may have been taken from the two ancient streams that joined nearby. St John’s the Baptist Church is a 14th century structure standing on the site of an Anglo Saxon place of
worship. 
Along the north wall is the tomb of the aforementioned Sir John Talbot who bought about the ruin of Whitwicks castle. 



John's story continues on my website

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