Petitt Stallan Group

 

Petitt- Stallan Wedding 1914
Petitt- Stallan Wedding 1914

 

This is the starting place for Dian’s maternal ancestors from Cambridgeshire and reach back to the time of Edward 1st “Longshanks” King of England.

 

  • Joan Pettit age 18

One of the more interesting aspects of this story is the relatively high status if these folks at our starting point and their decline from powerful landed nobles until about 1800 and then downward  into the poverty of the 19th Century rural poor , when life in rural England reached unprecedented poverty.