This study into the history of this particular line of the Heron family was commenced in July 2012 when Chris Heron of Cambridgeshire, England invited Ken Whitehouse, who also originated, maintains and publishes the very successful Rudkin-Genes Project and others, to build upon some basic research which had been commenced by his late mother, Agnes Heron, nee Barratt.
Ken created and manages the very successful Rudkin-Genes Project. This was commenced in 2002 to follow the family of his mother back through time, having reached deadlock in research on his own family name. Rudkin research has proved to be far more successful and that project now has in excess of six thousand linked individuals spanning twenty-five generations back to a root man in 1190. Data is also held on over a thousand other, so far unconnected, Rudkins. Three editions of a family history have already been published and a wide circle of collaborating researchers from places as diverse as the United Kingdom, United States , Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, Dubai, etc are all actively pursuing the research. Ken is also working on other family projects as time permits.
Banner photograph 'Taj from a different aspect' courtesy Jenny Coxhead