Aleaxander Ready, Alexander Colston – the man with two names

Alexander Readyby Chris Hobson (FHS Monograph No 6)
Published by Fairford History Society, 2010
Price £3.00

This monograph tells about the life of Alexander Ready, a prominent lawyer of Fairford, and how he came to change his name to Colston.

Two of the monuments that can be found adorning the walls of the south aisle of St Mary’s church in Fairford refer to Alexander Ready. However, at first sight this is not obvious because late in life he changed his family name to Colston, so he is known as Alexander Ready on one memorial and Alexander Colston on the other.