Genealogy (St.John and Related Families)

Since its inception in 1967, The Friends of Lydiard Park have been gathering genealogical information about the St.John family and related marriages. Many of the findings have been publishing in Reports which are freely available here on The Lydiard Archives, along with other resources, paintings, letters and information.

A comprehensive family tree is available to Friends' members, and we are extremely grateful for the extraordinary work undertaken by former Trustee Sonia St.John in researching and creating the St.John Family Tree. Now retired, Sonia spent decades painstakingly building this invaluable asset; her assiduous research and tireless attention to detail have resulted in an outstanding genealogical resource for The Friends.

Containing multiple branches of the St.John family and their ancestors chronicled to 742 CE, the Tree also includes many maternal lines. The family is recorded over many centuries with several spellings of their surname and the pronunciation of the name is 'Sin-Jun'.

Lydiard Park in Wiltshire was one of the estates held by the St.Johns and their forebears from 1087 to 1943. When joining the Friends, an independent charity to conserve and enhance Lydiard House and Park and St. Mary's Church, members are invited to register and enjoy the St.John Family Tree.

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Genealogy (St.John and Related Families)