Catholic Family History Society
Looking for your Roman Catholic ancestors? The Catholic Family History Society can point you in the right direction. Society members receive Catholic Ancestor, our journal, three times a year containing members' own researches and a wide range of helpful articles. An Annual Day Conference is held in October. Volunteers around the country transcribe early Catholic Registers, and these are offered free to current members when published. They may also be available at your local Record Office or public libraries. Non-members can also purchase these and all past publications.Please use the menu bar at the top of the page to explore this site.
A virtual talk on Saturday 22 May 2021 at 2pm GMT
The Hero of the Oak Tree,
Colonel Carless, the Catholic Recusant who saved King Charles II.
Colonel William Carless fought in the Royalist Army against the Parliamentarians at the Battle of Worcester and was a pivotal figure in the King’s escape survival.
Our speaker is Elaine T. Joyce, the author of the book Nine Witnesses for the Colonel – King Charles II’s Most True and Loyal Friend. Elaine has researched this subject thoroughly and gives insights into the lives and hardships of some of the ordinary Catholic people of Staffordshire in the seventeenth century.
The Catholic FHS has been given a 25% discount off the RRP on the book pictured here.