“I want readers to discover that, as they trace back through their English roots, they may recognize characteristics and interests in their Wheat ancestors that are in their own make-up today.”
SOLIHULL, England (PRWEB) June 09, 2013
With the publication of his new book “The English Wheats: The Evolution of Wheat Families in England from the 14th century to the end of the 19th century” (published by AuthorHouse), author and genealogist Ken Wheat has created perhaps the most comprehensive book ever written about the English Wheat families.
This fascinating story explores the evolution of the Wheats from peasants in 14th-century England to merchants, lawyers, landowners, baronets and other professionals, as well as to agricultural laborers and industrial workers, through to the end of the 19th century.
An excerpt from “The English Wheats”:
“William Wheate married Anne Quiney in 1592, she a member of one of the most influential families in Stratford upon Avon. They would have attended the Quineys’ social gatherings and met their closest friends. Among them would have been the Shakespeares. As fate would have it, Anne and William became related to the Shakespeares through marriage when, in 1616, Anne’s nephew Thomas Quiney married William Shakespeare’s daughter Judith.”
“The worldwide Wheat family is larger than most would have believed and is full of interesting individuals,” Wheat explains. “I want readers to discover that, as they trace back through their English roots, they may recognize characteristics and interests in their Wheat ancestors that are in their own make-up today.”
“The English Wheats”
By Ken Wheat
Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 300 pages | ISBN 9781467883795
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Ken Wheat was born in Coventry, England in 1942 and was educated at local schools before leaving for university. He was awarded an honors degree in economics at Durham University in 1964. He went into management in the automotive components industry in Birmingham and retired in 1997. He began genealogical research soon after, focusing, firstly, on his own family and then on the wider Wheat family in England. This book is the result of 15 years of painstaking work.
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