After reading about the village of Rotherfield (in East Sussex, England) on this forum, I wanted to visit it. Rotherfield is apparently the original home of the Alcorn / Allcorn / Alchorne / etc name. I finally managed to get there today... the idea was to look for any clues in the church of St Denys. I found nothing special in the church, but eventually found a group of seven graves in the churchyard with the surname ALLCORN.
They are relatively 'recent' for our purposes, being around 1840-1900. It's amazing to think there were still Allcorns in that area after all that time! These are not my direct ancestors - I come via Richard ALCORN (single L) a convict transported to Australia - but it was interesting enough to make the trip worthwhile.
If anyone wants more details, I can post them. I transcribed all the gravestones and took some photos.
[Aussie branch, but I'm sure the sins of my ancestors are expunged by now :) ]
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