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  • Captain Alexander Woodburn-Heron (1815 - 1901)
  • Sir Alexander Heron (c.1694 - 1760)
    Stirnet's "Heron03" page (membership required to view without interruption) mentions Henry's issue by Abigail, which does not include this Alexander. Date of birth might be 1690.==links==*
  • Alice Becher (1520 - 1562)
    Alice Heron was the daughter of Thomas Heron. She married Henry Becher, said to be the son of John Becher. This marriage took place before 1544 as Thomas Heron refers to Harry Becher as his son-in-law ...
  • Ann Heron (deceased)
  • Anne Heron (1418 - 1425)
    He [Sir William Heron (d. 1425)] m. (disp. 13 Jan. 1411/2, the parties being related in the fourth degree) Anne, da. of Sir Robert OGLE, kt.(e)Note e: Testa. Ebor. (Surtees Soc.), vol. iii, p. 321. His...

About the Heron surname


From Stirnet's "Heron01" page (link below): "This family is supposed to have derived its name from an ancestor who was nicknamed 'Heron' because he had long legs. BEB1844 (Heron of Chipchase) starts with a Sir John Heron of Ford who was 'one of the soldiers of the Conqueror' and who married a daughter of Sir William Chipches, the Saxon lord of Chipches Castle, but that seems odd given that Ford may not have come into the family until a later generation."

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