Tracing one's own family history is a compelling exercise that often throws up unexpected connections. This family history is no exception. In this extensively researched book, Michael Greening traces his surname story as far back as the sixteenth century, including some of the branches that moved to the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. He also explains the association with Sir Edward Elgar.
Using official records and personal papers, this book provides a series of snapshots of the Greening family and the times in which they lived. A treasure-trove of fascinating characters, throughout the ages, are brought to life once more by the author.
The book is illustrated by contemporary photographs from the Victorian era onwards, plus family documents, wills and private correspondence.