Family tree: Jonas Springfield descendants

Hard to believe with my youthful looks, but I am ’Great Auntie Linda’ to three Springfield children.

Jonas Springfield was born in Norwich in 1660 and among his many descendants is Thomas Osborne Springfield, a former Mayor of Norwich. His grandson was George Osborn Springfield, lieutenant of the 5th Dragoon Guards.

Our branch of the family descends via two Harmer Springfields. With silk weavers and watch-makers, painters, turners and hotpressers, our family has inherited marvellous creative skills.

St Martin at Oak

St Martin at Oak, Norwich

I like to think that in the 1780s, Harmer Springfield may have known Peckover Hill, famous bellringer of old Norwich town, ancestor of the Bretts.