The Quilietti Family

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JOHN FAIRGRIEVE is the son of PETER FAIRGRIEVE and ANGELINA ARPINO.  He is the great great grandson of Augusto Quilietti and Francesca Arpino

The Arpino line

Thanking John for getting in touch with Helen regarding his lineage and for wanting to share our family heritage.   We gratefully accept all his input to this unknown side of the Arpino/Quilietti family.

John lives near Warminster, Wiltshire, very close to Longleat & Stonehenge with his wife Angela and their children.  He is in the Airforce.

Warminster, on the western edge of the Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, the town was once an important market town, its prosperity based on wool, cloth and corn.Fought over in the Civil War the town supported James II against the Monmouth rebellion.

Today Warminster is a good base to explore the countryside, including Bath, Stonehenge, Longleat and Bradford-on-Avon. Also well known as a UFO “hot spot” so keep your eyes peeled!West Street

Stonehenge stands on the open downland of Salisbury Plain two miles west of the town of Amesbury, Wiltshire. Stonehenge, a megalithic monument, was begun around 3000 BC, and was thereafter expanded and remodelled for more than a thousand years. A world heritage site, Stonehenge has captured imaginations for centuries. It is composed mainly of thirty upright stones each over ten feet tall and weighing 26 tons, aligned in a circle, with thirty lintels (6 tons each) perched horizontally atop the sarsens in a continuous circle. There is also an inner
circle composed of similar stones, also constructed in post-and-lintel fashion. Visit the English Heritage Website

Angela is of Irish descent and after the great famine many of her family left Ireland and found themselves in Boston, and also San Diego.  These two areas in the U.S.A. are many miles apart.

John’s parents, Angelina Arpino and Peter Fairgrieve now reside in Alyth in Perthshire.   Peter was also in the Royal Air Force.   They had three children, John who was born in 1966, Martin who was born in 1963 and Angelina who was born in 1967. This is a great website about Alyth and her inhabitants.

John and Angela have one son and one daughter.

One Response to “FAIRGRIEVE John”

  1. Jean Fairgrieve says:

    Fascinating family history! You have done a great job of putting the family history into context of the times. I’m not sure how my branch of the Fairgrieve family is connected to yours, but someplace in time, we most likely are connected. My branch originated in the Tweed area, gravitated to the Musselborough area, and then seemed to stay in the Haddington area. My great gradfather, Alex, was brought to America in 1865. He lived most of his life in Montana. I live in Portland, Oregon. We are small in number, relatively, but we are well scattered. Very interesting! Jean

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