John Frearson Research provides assistance with
Family History Research;
Company Archiving and Company History Research and can provide Research
Summaries or Reports or publish Books as required.
Further details can be obtained from:-
John Frearson - firstname.lastname@example.org
Frearson has had over 15 of years experience in these
- Research for
individuals to outline their family history, and family
- Research for client company to
establish history of a company that had been taken over,
and whose records had not been preserved.
- Research for a client company on
the history, ownership and boundaries of a newly
which required research at The National Archives, a County
Record Office and the Canal and Waterways Archive.
Work with the Rugby Cement
Company, now CEMEX, on the rescue and subsequent research and
preliminary cataloguing of their Archives.
- Assistance with 'Cementing Relations' for a
Southam Heritage Exhibition, presenting a lecture and
preparation of supporting publications on Kaye's and
Nelson's Lime and Cement Works.
Research on brick makers and coal merchants in Rugby to
provide material for lectures and a publications.
- Curating of an Exhibition at Rugby Museum on the Rugby
Cement Company history for the
100th Anniversary of its new owners, CEMEX.
- Assistance with an exhibition on
the photographer, Gulliver Speight, for
Market Harborough Museum.
- Assistance with
artefacts and documents for a small display about
Morris Men for
Rugby Museum; and provision of an accompanying talk on
the history of Morris dance.
Family History research
on the Frearson family and increasingly as a co-ordinator
of a One-Name Study of the Frearson name.
- Research on the Tayler family of
Northleach and publication of a booklet on the
subject; also a similar project on the Loake
family of Wilcote and Witney and publishing of
a summary booklet.
- Provision of cataloguing and sorting of the Ashton
Archive and determination of appropriate Archives and
Record Offices for its preservation. Research for
the Executors, using the Archive material and other
sources into the
background and history of the Ashton family. The
Report to be
produced and published to provide a Memorial Album and
to accompany the various
archive materials to the selected Record Offices. [see
Ashton Archive page]
- Research on the family and photographic businesses of the
Speight family of Photographers - and publication of a Research
Report and Booklet [see
Photographers page]. This has been
the subject of numerous lectures/presentations.
- Provision of "as required" Family History Research for British Ancestors Limited.
- Provision of "Help Desk" Services
at Rugby Library as part of the Rugby Family History
Group on a regular basis.
- Provision of
Lectures and Presentations
on subjects covered by the above Research and Family
To date these have been presented, variously, to:
the Rugby Family
History Group [several]; the
Long Itchington History Group; the
Warwickshire Industrial Archaeology Society [three
Stretton on Dunsmore History Society; the
Guild of One Name
Studies [GOONS] [Midands Seminar]; the Nuneaton
[former] Lions Group; the
Kettering Art Gallery and Museum; the
Nuneaton Local History Group [twice]; the
Market Harborough History Society
; the Ockbrook
and Borrowash Heritage G
Gallery and Museum;
Kenilworth Family History Society
Kimbolton Probus Club at Keysoe; the
Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and
Heraldry; the Riseley History Group; The Willans
Rugby [twice]; Barby Local History Group,
Bedworth and Nuneaton Parkinsons' Support Group;
Bedfordshire Family History Society
Leicestershire & Rutland
Family History Society [twice - at Leicester and on
their Arnhem area visit in Holland];
Friends of Warwickshire County Record Office;
Clifton Local History Group [twice]; Wellesbourne and
Walton Local History Group;
Coventry Family History Society [twice]; Hillmorton Townswomens'
Loughborough Family History Group;
Nuneaton Museum [twice]; WDYTYA? LIVE
in 2014 in London and 2015 in Birmingham.
A listing of lectures given and
can be found by clicking the link.
Further details can be obtained from:-
John Frearson - johnphfrearson@btopenworld@com