Copyright © 2007 Peter Manchester B.Sc (Hons). All rights reserved.

Personal site of Peter Manchester

Family history

"A man must keep his eyes to the
front and resist the pull of his ancestors.
They're the devil, those ancestors, always
trying to get you back into their own rut."

John Buchan, "The Gap in the Curtain", 1932

Part of the inspiration for this website came from a desire to publish what information I have about my family, although with a greater emphasis on social history than on formal genealogy. The amount of detail is rather uneven, concentrating mostly on my father's family.

The Manchesters were my father's paternal ancestors and the Renshaws were his maternal forebears. They are depicted in some old family photographs.

The Houghs were my mother's family, about whom I have not so much information.

There is also information from census returns as well as the registries of births, marriages and deaths.