2 - Alchins at Meopham 1600 - 1680
3 - Alchins of Leybourne and the Mallings 1680
3 - Alchins of Leybourne and the Mallings 1680 - 1901 (continued)
4 - Alchins of Linton, Kent; Bushnell, Michigan; Dalton, NSW
5 - Sawyers of the East India Docks - The Descendants of William Alchin
and Ann Knock
6 - Other Alchin Families of Interest (including Canada, USA, VIC)
The Alchins of Plaxtol and Wrotham, Kent
- The Alchins of Wilmington and Dartford
- The Descendants of Francis and Catherine Alchin of London
- The Alchins of Hadlow, Kent & Springsure, Queensland
- The Descendants of John Alchin and Jane Davis of Warlingham, Surrey
f - The
Alchins of Eastbourne, Sussex
The Alchins of Barnes, Surrey
- The Alchins of Heathfield, Sussex
- The Alchins of Mount Gambier, South Australia
- The Descendants of Charles Alchin and Mary Cogger
- The Alchins of Waltham Abbey, Essex
- The Alchins of Leroy, County Ingham, Michigan
m -The Alchins
of Ohio and Iowa
1 - The Alchin Ancestry of the Author
When first the paving of the Road
Rang to the tread of the marching Roman,
And Caesar's legions seaward strode
To find a yet unmastered foeman,-
Full many a curse, of ancient flavour,
Rolled far along the muddy Way;
A curse upon the highway's paver,
Whose echoes linger to this day!
A thousand years - (when England lay
Beneath the heel of the Norman raider):-
The cobbles of the age-worn Way
Echo the march of the mailed Crusader:
Whilst many an oath, of pious fervour,
Between their chaunt and roundelay,
Gives proof to any close observer,
That men are changed little to-day!
Again a thousand years - again
The ancient frontier Road enslaving,
Come horse and cannon, motor-train:-
All sweep along the narrow paving.
A wondrous change, you say? but listen!
Listen to the words they say!
What matter cannon, petrol, piston?
The men are just the same to-day!
Gordon Alchin was a soldier-poet during World War One and he contributed
several poems to a soldier's publication in London in 1917. I have not
been able to positively identify Gordon Alchin but he may be Oliver Henry
Gordon Alchin of Wagga who died of wounds received at Polygon Wood, Belgium
on 27th September 1917. John Marshall’s father Jack was seriously
wounded in the same battle and he would die from those wounds a few years
after the war.