14    Oct 20100 comments

When 600 Years of English History Don’t Make You English

An odd-story in the UK’s Mirror newspaper outlines how a man, who can date his English family back to 1410, has been told that he has to leave the country because he’s not English enough.

Seems that although he has a rich English history,  including having lived in England for 18 years in his earlier days, Stephen Hewitt, who is now 50, was actually born in America before coming to the UK.

On top of that his father (who was the English link in his family) was born in the Netherlands.

Add to that the fact that Stephen hadn’t lived in the UK for over 2 years and you get the following result – he’s not allowed to stay in England

Bizarre.

While he says he has an English history dating back to 1410 I wonder if he really had it readily accesible to show the Border Agency Tribunal (BAT).

If he wasn't a MyHeritage user, probably not. If he was, no doubt he would have simply created a chart, downloaded it and emailed to the BAT to inspect!

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