Thank you for visiting our site. The aim of “Our Roots” was to detect, record & share with other Researchers & Family Members the genealogical histories of both myself & my husband’s Ancestors. This has been a long voyage of discovery and many years in finding -

Who our Ancestors were...

When & Where they lived...

Their Lifestyles & Occupations...

Our family and historical records have been gathered from various archival resources which include Birth, Marriage & Death records, Census Returns, Wills, Parish Records, Rent & Tax Returns, Newspaper Articles, family letters, to name but a view. The records also incorporate many valuable contributions from other family members and interested parties.


Where possible I have tried to keep information regarding “living” persons private. However, if there are any names in the website you wish removed, then please do not hesitate to contact me – see the “Contact Us” section under the “Info” drop down list.


Our Family Names include......

ATHERTON / BAIN or BEHAN / CRUICKSHANK / DELANEY or LENNIE / GREIG / GREENOUGH / JAMES / KEYS / MAXWELL / MORAN or MORIN / MORGAN / NELSON or NEILSON / ROSS / TAVNER & Variants / and including their associated Family Tree Branches.

Their Histories

I have also added some interesting historical stories relating to other branches on our treelines:-

Ed Allen Story / Emily Cruickshanks Story / Layton Family story / Mark Maxwell’s Family / Glass Family / Solomon Family (South Africa) / Pilkington Family (South Africa) / Origin of Names

(These manuscripts can be found in the "Manuscripts" section of the Website)



Which branch are you from?