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Board Name: England Genealogy
Peter Cox Aukland, New Zealand Aug 19, 2001

This is a message for Dennis Bannister, or anyone else with
an interest in Sir Roger Bannister. I tried emailing Dennis
direct but it bounced.

Dennis said, about 18 months ago:
I was told by my father that Sir Roger Bannister was his 2nd cousin.
I'm looking for any link between mt Grandfather,
Samuel Bannister of Trenton, NJ in the US and any relatives
in the UK. Please help if you can. I don't know my
Granfather's parents names yet. I'm waiting for information
in the mail.
I wondered if he had had made any progress with it.
I guess we all want to have a famous family connection
and my father told me many years ago that he was related
to a Harry Bannister of Trawden, Lancashire, who was in
turn related to Sir Roger.

I believe Sir Roger's father was called Ralph Bannister
and also came from the village called Trawden in Lancashire
England, which is right next door to the town of Colne
where I was born. Unfortunately I have been unable so far
to find the connection between Harry Bannister and my father
although I believe their grandmothers, nee GILL, were sisters.

A Fred Bannister, who I think was brother to Ralph,
wrote a book called "The Annals of Trawden Forest" which
gives a good insight into that part of the World.

I have quite a bit of information about the Bannisters
in Trawden if you want it and would be grateful for
anything you may have to throw light on the matter.

Kind regards

Peter Cox
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