A Brief Record
of the Reed, Heurtley and Wenman families,
from the beginning of the xviii century.
by Frank Reed
of Auckland - New Zealand
30 Dec. 1935
Introduction No continuous or complete records having been kept by these families I have experienced considerable difficulty in obtaining the information here set down, my residence in the antipodes for so many years having precluded my access to English Parish Registers necessary to prove lineage. I am much indebted to my distant kinsman the Revd. Charles Abel Heurtley M.A. of Oxford for records of Heurtleys from the xvii century. In a letter to me dated 3 Dec. 1934 he wrote "I feel the family owes much to you for hunting up all the details you have from time to time sent me and but for your assiduity and interest they would otherwise have been lost." During my investigations I have tested family traditions and have here set down only what I believe to be authentic.