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Heidi Souster

Heidi Souster, Battle, East Sussex

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Venice Nicholas of Brightling

16th April 2021

Heidi Souster:

I, too, have been following the de Venoix family. My records show that Nicholas de Venoix (of Venoix - a place name) and his brothers. Robert and Thomas arrived in Sussex during the late 1500s as all were married within the year 1585 - Nicholas to Jane Wade - Robert to Joanna Wade (presumably sister to Jane) - Thomas to Joane Jakman. Only Nicholas and Thomas's marriages produced children. I do believe these three young men came over in a boat and took up residency in Brightling Sussex. Their father is only known as Monsieur de Venoix and I have him born at 1535 in Basse-Normandie and his father in 1500. The name de Venoix did fade out quite quickly but I put this down to misspelling. All records are only as good as those who interpret them and the name is misspelt (according to my opinion) as Venes, Vines, Venus, Venns to name but a few. De Venoix does have a connection to the Marshalls who were connected to William I but that was many centuries ago so the boys had nothing to do with them. We all like to think that our ancestors are someone outstanding but in truth they were mere farmers who barely scratched a living off the land.

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Thomas Veness 1781 - 1840

9th November 2017

Heidi Souster:

According to my records Thomas married Mary Davis and she bore him 12 children. He seems to have had two sons named James one born 1805 - 1883, the other born 1817-1884. My dilemma is which one is the true son as both seem to be married to the same woman Mary Cramp. Can anyone help?

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Veness Family History

20th December 2016

Heidi Souster:

I have followed my father's mother's line to Nicholas in France as well. Try the name De Venoix as this is the French name. Veness did not seem to start until they established themselves in England. Another tip is the spellings can differ: Veness, Venice, Veniss, Venis, Venes, are just a few. This is a lot due to bad handwriting and interpretation.

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Veness Family

2nd June 2016

Heidi Souster:

I am rewriting my family tree. Does someone know when the name changed to De Venoix to Venis or Veness? My Grandmother on my father's side is a Veness and a direct descendant it seems to Nicholas De Venoix

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Veness Family History

31st March 2013

Heidi Souster:

My paternal grandmother was Lilian Margaret Veness born 1881 Fulham London. Her father John William Veness was born in 1843 Rotherfield Sussex and died 1898 in Battle. I have followed what I believe is her timeline to Nicholas Devenoix (Veness) 1562. How can I verify that the information I have is correct? Heidi

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