Although there is no trace of the chalice today, there is certainly no evidence to suggest that it was ever buried! I am afraid it was probably melted down at some stage and is now part of a necklace, ring, or coin.

Loads of moneyA large problem with trying to find any treasure, is that family owned a fair amount of land. If they did bury treasure, then it could be buried anywhere. To make matters worse, much of the land is now itself buried under more modern buildings. Alas, it seems very unlikely, even if there ever was treasure, that it will ever be found.

Mind you, there is one of the original properties that is buried under soil rather than concrete. At some stage it would be interesting to search the site for memento's. The site was nothing more than a farm so the most likely find would be belt buckles and horse brass. More interesting than valuable.

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A Personal History

At some stage before the year 1676, an unidentified member of the Fazakerley family established himself in the Parish of Winwick, Lancashire. This individual gave rise to my branch of the family.

St Oswalds, Winwick

St Oswalds, Winwick

The earliest record, found so far, of a Fazakerley in Winwick, is of a James Fazakerley who was baptised in St Oswald's on Jan 25th, 1590. It is unclear whether the father was the individual who started my line, but given that there do not seem to be any other Fazakerley families in the area, it seems likely.

By 1676, the family had settled in the nearby village of Culcheth, and stayed there for the following two hundred and forty years, many

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