Calling All Lightfoots: The Lightfoot Family History


More than fifty years of intensive research by Edith Ellen Williams went into this fascinating and massive work, which would make any Lightfoot ancestor proud. Compiled into book form by Mary Edd Morton, it includes the history of the family name, descriptions of heraldry and crests, the story of Hannah Lightfoot (the secret wife of George III), and connections to early royalty and noblemen, the Magna Charta Surety Barons, and early Virginia colonists. From proof of descendancy gained by her research, Edith Williams was able to join the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, National Society Colonial Dames 17th Century, National Society Magna Charta Dames, Colonial Order of the Crown, and National Society Daughters of American Colonists. The first documented Lightfoot ancestor is Rev. Richard Lightfoot of Stoke Bruerne, England, born 1562. His great-great grandsons John and Philip came to America circa 1670. The index contains hundreds of Lightfoot names and related families to help future generations find their ancestors. Allied family names include Chew, Barrow, Duncan, Stone, Minor, Goodrich, Colvin, Slaughter, and Bible.

Mary Edd Morton

(2003), 2005, 5½x8½, paper, index, 332 pp. 

ISBN: 0788424513