This page contains specially-written essays and articles on Attfield-related subjects, stories about different family branches, or biographies of interesting individuals. Articles can be downloaded in PDF format. Further articles will be added in due course.
- The Attfield surname, its origins and history: An essay by John Attfield presenting the evidence and some speculations.
- “Henry Atfeild the Elder” 1686(?)-1746: The family tree traces back to Henry Attfield born in 1722. But who was his father? This article examines the case.
- The Mystery of the Two Jameses: The original family tree compiled by Professor John Attfield contains a doubtful identification. This essay - based on newly-discovered documents as well as DNA evidence - investigates the facts and asks what really happened. NEW
- Henry Attfield, 18th Century Cricketer: Henry Attfield played cricket for Chertsey and Surrey from 1773 to 1789, but who was he? This article examines the evidence.
- Professor John Attfield, 1835-1911: An article describing the life and work of the most eminent Attfield of the Victorian era.
- The Attfield family of Bath: Description of this intriguing and well-connected branch descending from William Attfield, coal merchant. REVISED
- Attfield Brick Walls: A summary of current knowledge about the various Attfield family lines, presented at an Attfield gathering at Albury in May 2012. NEW
- William Akersten - An Extraordinary Man: By Harry Dutton, the life story of a New Zealand pioneer (1825-1905) with a close Attfield family connection.
- James Raglan Akersten - Photographer of New Zealand: An illustrated biography of William Akersten’s nephew, the photographer James Raglan Akersten (1855-1928), contributed by Harry Dutton with grateful acknowledgements.
- A personal memoir of Elsa Herkomer: Extracts from the book “Sow the Wind” by Peggy Larken describing Elsa, whose first husband was Donald Harvey Attfield.
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