The Huxley Arms
The roots of my immediate branch of the Huxley family are in Shropshire and the old Hundred of Maelor - a small detached part of Flintshire that once was surrounded by Shropshire but is now part of the Wrexham Mealor District. In his biography of his own famous father, Leonard Huxley states that the family is supposed to have originated at the village of Huxley, near Chester, but spread out, some going to various parts of the county, the Welsh borders (as my branch did) and even further, the most celebrated branch ending up in London, via Lichfield and Coventry.
From existing records it has been possible to trace the following direct line:-
JOSEPH Huxley married ANN Butler at Wem, Shropshire, in 1808.
For an snippet of information about the family during wartime see
on the BBC WW2 People's War web site.
Further input or information would always be welcome.