The Roberts and Arscott families – four centuries of my ancestors in Devon
My parents, Sarah Helena ‘Nellie’ Arscott and Syd Roberts.
The remarkable story of John Roberts, my great-great grandfather, and his record 30 grandsons who served in the Great War is highlighted in a special History Maker page on Facebook.
Extraordinary discoveries, remarkable lives and tales of great heroism, tragedy and controversy revealed
Welcome to my window to a lost world. A unique and personal insight into the history of my parents’ families over the past 400 years. I reveal stories of:
- My 500 family members who served in the Boer and First and Second World Wars – more than 100 of whom lost their lives
- Relatives who died in some of the great tragedies of the 20th Century, including the Aberfan disaster
- The heroes who fought with Admiral Lord Nelson in the Battle of Trafalgar
- The men, women and children who left Devon to start new lives in America, New Zealand, Canada and Australia
- My mother’s remarkable family connections to Winston Churchill, Australian ‘royalty’ and some of the great aristocratic families of Devon
And so much more…