The Beaumont Project

Beaumont, Toller, Schleicher and Fors Families.

My paternal grandparents were Beaumonts and Tollers. In this section of the website there is comprehensive information about the Beaumonts and the Tollers directly related to me. There is also information on the Fors and Schleicher Families.

The Beaumont family research was based on a photograph of a family tree passed on to me by my mother. I had it photographed and digitally enhanced. It is a fascinating record and I would love to find the original which I believe to be in Hawaii.

The Beaumont family is well researched and goes back to at least around the time of William the Conqueror in England and before that to France. Early Beaumont family members appear in the forty first panel of the Bayeux tapestry. The Bayeux Tapestry is an embroidered cloth nearly 70 metres (230 ft) long and 50 centimetres (20 in) tall, which depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England concerning William, Duke of Normandy, and Harold, Earl of Wessex, later King of England, and culminating in the Battle of Hastings on 14 Oct 1066. It is thought to date to the 11th century, within a few years after the battle. It tells the story from the point of view of the conquering Normans, but is now agreed to have been made in England.

There are two sections of the Beaumont Project about the Beaumont family. The initial section published here is related to my immediate, determinable and directly related family. The second concerns the Beaumonts who came from France and various parts of Europe and Scandinavia in the early 11th century. This second section research is well underway but not finalized yet and will be published on this site in due course.

The early Beaumont research is largely based on the work of Edward T. Beaumont J.P. and his excellent work "The Beaumonts in History A.D. 850 - 1850". I have a copy of this work in my possession and I gratefully acknowledge his valuable research. I also have in my possession a collection of numerous Beaumont letters, family trees and photographs.

The photo of the Beaumont family tree in my possession depicted below is how I started on the Beaumont leg of the family tree. I do not know where the original is although correspondence in my possession indicates it may for some reason be in Hawaii. I would love to see and properly digitize the original and I can be contacted via the the contact form links throughout this website.

The photo above clearly records my leg of the Beaumonts to have a family crest as follows:- Arms - Ermine a lion ramant within an orle of crescents argent. Crest - A lion rampant. Motto - Erectus non elatus. There are many different versions of the Beaumont family crest depending on where you were rooted. I have devoted an entire page to the coat of arms of my own leg of the Beaumont family here.

In the Toller research, I acknowledge with grateful thanks Jeremy Archer's excellent site entitled - "The Archers, the Goodmans and Associated Families" which can be found at and the work of John Gellibrand whose work is for some inexplicable reason no longer available online. Between these two sites and my own personal research I was able to construct a fairly comprehensive record of my leg of the Toller family. The Toller leg of my family which my research which so far goes back to about 1650 came from Devon is extremely confusing as the Tollers have numerous repetitive names like Thomas, Grace, John and Hugh. The web is littered with family trees where fathers and sons, wives and daughters are erroneously mixed up. I have put many hours into trying to get the early known Tollers in my family sorted out. Information on the Toller Coat of Arms and the Toller Family Crest is here.

There are comprehensive records of the Schleicher and Fors families in the database as they are directly related to my wife. These records are my own work with only a beautifully drawn copperplate German Ahnentafel as a starting point.

There are records of some 4950 Beaumont and Toller family members who are no longer alive on this website. There are additional records of about 2100 living members of this family in the databases as well. The living records are available on request. (See the request link below)

The 4950 Beaumont and Toller records may be seen here.

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