New website

2017-05-13 Simon Welander 0

Welcome to the latest version of the Panter family website! This new version is now in a blog format – which consists of a chronological posts with the latest post at the top beneath this post. Please bear with me – I [Read more]

Shrigley Hall and estate

2017-03-19 Simon Welander 0

Watercolour painting above of the original Shrigley Hall, Cheshire. The Downes family of Shrigley Hall, Macclesfield, held the estate for over 500 years until the early 19th century. The ancient estates of Shrigley and Worth were in the ancient parish [Read more]

Downes line added to Panter tree

2016-01-05 Simon Welander 0

Today I added the Downes line tree to Panter tree on This line stretches back from Sarah Downes to King Edward 1st (Longshanks) and I have started looking up documents to verify this history. This line was originally researched [Read more]

Panter Party 2011

2011-08-08 Simon Welander 0

The 2011 Panter party was held today at the Dorset family venue for the fourth time (also in 2001, 1991 and 1981). Over 100 family members attended from all over the world who represented every branch of the family. After the [Read more]

1951 Aus party

Australian Panter Party 1951

1951-10-13 Simon Welander 0

The 1951 Panter Reunion at Berley Hotel, St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia on Saturday October 13th, was held to celebrate the centenary of the John Leach Panter Jubilee Party. There is talk in the letter of a group photo – I have yet to [Read more]