Thursday, May 13, 2021


My mother’s maiden name is Stanley and derives from an illustrious noble family that can be traced back a thousand years to the Norman Conquest of England. 

A few of my ancestors—Adam de Aldithley and his two sons, Lydulph and Adam—accompanied William the Conqueror on his Norman invasion of England in 1066 and remained thereafter on land gifted them by the new king.