This is the family website of those members of the Forgham clan descended from John Edgar Forgham (born in Crewe, Cheshire, in 1893), who was a chartered accountant, ending his career with a big Merseyside construction company until he retired in 1958.
The website is still fairly new, so there isn’t a lot on it at the moment, but if you’re a distant relative, or have any information about the family, we’d love to hear from you. Our email address is email@example.com
Wilf Forgham, John’s elder son, has compiled a family tree from around 1800 and discovered that we have lots of distant relatives in Australia, as well as all around Britain, and there’s even a Forgham Road in several towns in New York state - including Lyons, Greece and Rochester - so obviously one of our ancestors was big in those parts.
We don’t know very much about our ancestry prior to 1800 but as the name Forgham ends in “ham” it’s very likely of Saxon derivation meaning “home of the forge”, so perhaps we were landlords to some early Smiths. It also seems to be more common in Shropshire, especially around Wem, than anywhere else.
Anyway I hope you enjoy the website and please let us know of any new information you have.