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Re: More info on the family
Posted by: Paul Michael W Fernyhough Date: October 03, 2001 at 17:47:16
In Reply to: Re: More info on the family by judith blakeman of 174

Hi Judith,
Well,Who do you Believe? and why was Richard de la Fernyhaigh pardoned? The info on Richard F in the reign of Richard II (1377-1399 was from a search by a firm in Aust. called Family Name History. These people were operating in my shopping centre some time ago and had a computer program with the info on it No doubt this program came from England .This included the notation that the name was of local origin and that the name originated from "of the fern-halgh, i.e. the mound or hill covered with ferns adn that the origional bearer would have lived at or near that feature.I found the description to be too general as I have seen other names described in a similar fashion.The de la part of the name intregues me because I have discovered what appears to be a French version. This name is Furnaeux. When this is pronounced it is the same as Fernyhough or the varients. There was a ships Captain with this name who sailed with Captain Cooks second voyage to the Pacific. He was the captain of HMS Adventurer. I will try to trace this through various local and internet sites both in Aust and on the overseas to see if there is any conection.By the way there is a street named after him in Cooktown North Queensland about 200klms North of where I live in Cairns. There is also a Fernyhough close (Street) in our capital city Canberra but alas not named after me. Your relo Paul


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