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*USER* *DELETED*, Battle, East Sussex

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Veness

6th November 2018

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Alisan - We have corresponded previously. Is there anyone in your line of descent with atDNA data to share? I am building a genetic trail in support of the paper evidence.

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Veness Family

6th November 2018

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Ann - Do you have atDNA results you can share on GEDmatch?

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Veness Family History

6th November 2018

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To close this particular thread the paper trail and genetics now provide a match to the BACON family of Lincolnshire to the Birmingham VENESS family, so the origins of the John SMITH, John Bacon SMITH genes are proven. I have posted in reply to Richard that we have an intriguing lead for the genetics of Samuel VENESS which is the current focus of investigations.

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Veness Family Tree

6th November 2018

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Hi Robin,

What information can you share that connects Isaac to Samuel? Samuel is my 4xGGF and the paper trail is not clear for him prior to his appearance in Worcester.

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Veness Family Tree

6th November 2018

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Hi Jeff - Would your wife contact me if she has done a DNA test as I am coordinating DNA investigations for the Birmingham side. Thanks.

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Viness & Variants

6th November 2018

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This message thread has now be replaced by other messages on this board and can be considered closed.

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John Bacon Vaness

6th November 2018

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Hello Suzanne - The story has been investigated in detail by me and proven by genetic evidence.
see http://creativegraces.net/genindex/veness.html
I continue to add to the genetic story if you have a result you would share on GEDmatch. JBV is the older brother to my 2xGGM Elizabeth VENESS. JBV and Elizabeth were two of 4 children to John BACON & my 3xGGM Elizabeth VENESS. It is a very complicated story. You can contact me through my research blog - https://www.facebook.com/BirminghamBranchesFromNtoZ/

Having genetic matches now to Asutralian VENESS families out of Battle means we have a connection to find on paper. Look forward to hearing from you.

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Veness Family History

6th November 2018

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Richard - Some interesting developments. My sibling's DNA has provided a match between those who have tested atDNA with Ancestry and are connected to the Birmingham family in England and a descendant of John VENESS in Australia, who arrived in 1839; the son of Battle farmer Thomas VENESS and his wife Mary. Ancestry researchers have the wife's name as Mary DAVIS, but I haven't been able to confirm. Additionally, all have taken (perhaps they are the easiest to attribute)Thomas' parents as the Said Samuel & Sarah. If true, it means our Samuel in England could at best be a son of a brother of Samuel senior. We remain frustrated by a clear baptismal record to pull this together, but the DNA is nevertheless intriguing. If any Australian VENESS descendants have tested atDNA (with any company) please let me know and share the data on GEDmatch. The match currently appears to be on chromosome 5.

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Veness Genetics

29th December 2017

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Having received assistance from this site, I would like to provide a definitive update on my VENESS research and make a request.

Having taken an atDNA test, we now have definitive genetic proof that the Birmingham VENESS families are all descendants of the children of Elizabeth VENESS of Worcester and one John BACON of Osbournby, Lincolnshire, masquerading as “John SMITH”. The proven genetic links are not only through Birmingham VENESS and two of the couple’s children known to have had issue, but also through John’s sister Jane, where there are at least 5 US descendants of different lines that have provided matches back to John & Jane’s parents in Lincolnshire. This closes this particular case.

The origins of Elizabeth’s father, Samuel VENESS (c1795) and living in Worcester remains unknown. Members of this site have been helpful in providing elimination information. Currently, we do not believe there is evidence of SSX origins for him, but possibly Kent. It is reasonably expected he has origins somewhere in the SE of England with this surname.

My request, since it is believed that Ancestry atDNA kits have been popular Christmas gifts, is that anyone testing with known VENESS connections in the SE share their results.

Rather than burden this excellent site with genetic discussions, please contact me on my research blog, https://www.facebook.com/BirminghamBranchesFromNtoZ/.

Ideally, if using Ancestry, I will need your Ancestry user name and would request data is uploaded (from Ancestry, FTDNA or other testing companies) to the GEDmatch database.

Many thanks for past and hopefully future assistance. I wish you all success research in 2018.

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Contact

16th October 2017

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Hi Gerry, I lived at 36Mountjoy from early 50s until 1969 can I help you with any answers to any questions re- mountjoy



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Veness Family History

5th June 2017

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Should have mentioned that Betsy VENESS recorded on the marriage record of her son is a female as the occupation is clearly "tailoress". If anyone is interested in the record, I have a copy.

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Veness Family History

5th June 2017

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Hello Robin - My apologies for the late reply and acknowledgement as I was engaged elsewhere. Your message is most appreciated.

I have, just today, concluded discussions with a direct descendant of Samuel VENESS & Sarah STONESTREET, which conclusively eliminates the late baptism, as you have already indicated. All their 10 children were baptised sequentially.

I will follow up the Kent connection. I was having doubts about SSX too due to the lack of records and that most VENESS families I could find in Brightling and surrounding areas were ag labs. I had hoped that being a silk dyer would possibly indicate a father's trade. Plus, it is not clear why he named his eldest son James, and then his second son Samuel. I had visions of his father being James VENESS, silk dyer somewhere.

The name at Charles Henry's marriage is fortuitous as his mother was Betsy (Elizabeth)and she was working as a tailor at the time, even though she was going by the name of Elizabeth PARTRIDGE, the mistress of John. The only time I have seen a mother inserted rather than the father. A curiosity if the incumbent decided he should add the mother where no father was declared.

I am hoping my atDNA in due course will indicate whether there is any genetic link to John Bacon VENESS's reported father of John SMITH of Lincolnshire, who is the father of my Elizabeth VENESS, his sister. When John married (as VENESS, having lived his life from after baptism as SMITH), the incumbent assumed his father was VENESS, but had the name and profession of John SMITH correct.

Some of his children's records are confusing that has now been sorted out. He had a couple prior to marriage and on one census he returned to SMITH and on another he was recorded with the surname of the family his eldest daughter married into. Some of the children did vary the names, and having a John William and William John who also reversed their names doesn't help!

I have very much appreciated the interaction and feedback on this forum.

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Veness Family History

8th February 2017

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Sorry, Alisan - GEDCOM is not my area of expertise, however it wouldn't hurt to back up under each of the options, providing a slightly different name so you know which is which.

We now have histories for 3 of the 5 children of Elizabeth VENESS (1825). The c1850 daughter Mary Ann SMITH may be the Mary Ann WILLIAMS who witnessed her sisters marriage (my 2xGGM to Daniel BICKNELL in 1868). Charles H SMITH (c1853) had a son Charles H SMITH who may have gone to Colorado, USA. The trail on both is currently cold, although I am still investigating.

We are probably moving off-topic for SSX VENESS, until we prove our common ancestor Samuel comes from there. We can discuss further offline if you can contact me through my webpage message form (to avoid putting email details out in a public forum).

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Veness Family History

6th February 2017

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Alisan -
The VENESS explorations have been an interesting exercise in perceptions. There was one important flaw in my recent analysis that, once recognised, has provided a much better data fit. Loose ends always raise suspicion and demand a revisit! No wonder with this family.

The later census, including my 2xGGM Elizabeth BICKNELL nee VENESS, were taken in the household of John SMITH. Since Elizabeth married Daniel BICKNELL without a father's name being given, it was natural to assume her illegitimacy. Once she appeared in a household, the next natural assumption was that the partner of John SMITH, Ann, was her mother. In fact, this is a red herring, if you accept John SMITH was not being "adoptive" in stating Elizabeth was his daughter (he could have said step-daughter, if Ann's daughter), she really was his daughter, through his first common-law wife, Elizabeth VENESS of Worcester. Ann can be ignored as only John's 2nd common-law wife, and in doing so allows all the other pieces to fit together. John's first common-law wife, Elizabeth VENESS, had 4 children by him, then married Benjamin RICHARDSON, then settled with John PARTRIDGE, while John SMITH eventually settled with Ann (who was not Ann VENESS after all).

For you, John Bacon VENESS, upon his marriage gave John as his father, occupation stoker, which is a perfect match for John SMITH, stoker. It was the incumbent who assumed VENESS as his father's surname.

The additional data that now fits includes John & Elizabeth in Wolverhampton in 1851 as SMITH, with her son John Bacon VENESS as John SMITH, matching his birth year and place, my 2xGGM's birthplace c1852 and her younger brother Charles H SMITH c1853 (also resident with the BICKNELL family). It also explains why John slipped back to "SMITH" in the 1891 census.

I have updated my VENESS research page once again, so previous posts can be ignored. In the end, the grandmother of William ROTHERO and Selina BICKNELL turn out to be one and the same.
Phew.

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Veness Family History

6th February 2017

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Alisan - I forgot to add, in case you are trying to get to grips with my last post that it is also true, that on John Bacon VENESS’s marriage to Amelia he gave John, Stoker, as his father, which is exactly the occupation of John SMITH in 1851.

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Veness Family History

6th February 2017

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Alisan - I have been considering this issue further and I may have an answer, although it risks blowing our minds.
The 1851 census appears to show John SMITH (of LIN) and his first wife (Elizabeth, of Worcester) in Wolverhampton, STS, with 3-yo child John SMITH (c1848, Worcester) & Mary SMITH (8 months, Wolverhampton). The marriage to an Elizabeth ELISON/ELLISON in Worcester has been eliminated as this couple. Neither does it appear to be the John SMITH = Elizabeth DISLEY (d/o Richard) marriage in 1848 Wolverhampton (not yet proven with a connection to Worcester). I had pesumed John junior had died before 1861, as Elizabeth his mother (sometime after the 1852/53 birth of Charles H SMITH, above). It is possible, since Elizabeth VINESS is given as being born in Wolverhampton, John first met her mother Ann there. Elizabeth (1851) is registered or baptised, but he does give “daughter” as her official status on two census, when he could have used “step daughter”. As Elizabeth is living with her mother and stepfather in 1881, her declared age and place of birth could be considered the most accurate, however there are no baptisms or births for an Elizabeth V*N*S in Wolverhampton around that time, or anywhere. Between the possible death of John’s first wife, Elizabeth, from 1853, John started the relationship with my 3xGGM, Ann. As the John = Elizabeth relationship remains to be determined, then one possibility that cannot be ruled out entirely, due to the very complex relationships in this family, is that Elizabeth VENESS was the common-law wife of John SMITH first, had a few children by him, then left to marry Benjamin RICHARDSON, or was displaced/replaced by Ann, who had Elizabeth by him. The age and place of birth of John’s wife in 1851 does provide a match to Elizabeth of Worcester. The John SMITH, c1848, would then not have died, but would be John Bacon VENESS. It may also explain the 1891 “slip” back to using SMITH by John on that census. Crazy or what?

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Veness Family History

6th February 2017

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Alisan - I have no suggestion of why the family of John VENESS were recorded as SMITH in 1881. Sloppy enumerator or a misheard surname is likely. By this time, he is a working man with a family, so no reason to provide false information. Family match is otherwise perfect. His identity may have been hidden in earlier census for a variety of reasons. I did mention on my research webpage that two of his children provided him as John William or William John upon their marriages. He doesn't appear to have used Bacon from his marriage onwards.

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Veness Family History

6th February 2017

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Impossible to tell for sure, unless the father acknowledges paternity at time of baptism, which is rare. Even if he does, the birth registry will ignore a non-married father if the mother registers the birth. Requires the co-operation of "more enlightened" clergy or registrar to record the father when illegitimate, and is very rare in my experience. The mother often knows who the father is, but you are then reliant on word of mouth passed down through families. IMHO, the time gap between the 1848 baptism and the 1860 marriage to RICHARDSON is probably too long to associate him as the father of your John. John may not have known himself, as there is no census info to support him ever living with his mother (that I can find). The middle name of Bacon could indicate the surname of his biological father, but Ben RICHARDSON is not fully document either, as is the real reason Elizabeth left him for John PARTRIDGE so quickly after they were married. Like her sisters, Ann & Sarah, Elizabeth is not found on all earlier census records. Finding Elizabeth prior to her 1871 residency with John PARTRIDGE may explain a few things. Were the girls in SSX with relations and misrecorded or simply missed because they used aliases? It is all quite unusual in one small family. There is an explanation for missing women, but not likely to be appreciated by family, necessarily.

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Veness Family History

3rd February 2017

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Robin - I have emailed you to exchange info, if you are still at the same address. I can be contacted via my website http://creativegraces.net or my research blog https://www.facebook.com/Birmingham-Branches-from-N-Z-704020062952731

Mark

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Veness Family History

3rd February 2017

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Alisan - We will be related through VENESS. You may wish to check my recent research on http://creativegraces,.net/genindex/veness.html. Your GM is my 2C3R through our common ancestor Samuel. Best wishes, Mark

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Veness Family History

3rd February 2017

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I have been successful, through a fortuitous root, to connect my 3xGGM as a daughter of Samuel VENESS, the silk dyer in Worcester. Her sister, Elizabeth, is the root of the Birmingham VENESS family through her illegitimate son John Bacon VENESS. It was a complex search. Samuel is not of WOR county, so like many others if probably from SSX, born between 1782 & 1786. He is not the Dallington Samuel of the same age, who is also on the 1841 census. I suspect, from naming convention, his father might be James, but there are no records in support of taking Samuel's line any further. If anyone is interested, it is now documented at http://creativegraces.net/genindex/veness.html
Discussion always welcome.

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Veness Family History

1st February 2017

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Any chance the couple had an additional child Ann Sophia V*N*SS born abt 1828? My 3xGGM.

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Veness Family History

1st February 2017

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Likewise, B'ham, but stuck. Any stories or knowledge concerning an Ann Sophia V*N*SS born abt 1828?

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Viness & Variants

1st February 2017

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Been stuck for more than 30 years on my VINESS ancestry. Simply due to paucity of records, and the number of potential spelling variants. My 2xGGM Elizabeth VINESS was (allegedly) born in Birmingham, England, and her mother Ann Sophia VINESS likewise, although name density surveys suggest the name is most common in Worcestershire (as well as B'ham). My research page is http://creativegraces.net/genindex/vines.html and I would appreciate any feedback that may assist getting further insights to that part of my heritage. Responses can also be made on my research blog https://www.facebook.com/Birmingham-Branches-from-N-Z-704020062952731. Thanks.

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Information on Thomas Gasson

20th October 2016 / Posted on Rye message board

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Hi Penny, this is late in the day regarding your search but I'm also trying to trace relatives in Rye in the early 1800s. My mother's grandmother was married to Edward Swan and her maiden name was Gasson. I don'the know her first name. However they had a shoe shop in Landgate, Rye in the early 1900s. Edward was a cobbler and made shoes at the shop. There is some family history that grandma Swan's brother (name of Gasson) was an alderman in Rye but I can't find anything on this. I'd be interested to know if this has any significance for you.

Kind regards,

Alison Dean

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Returning to the UK - Need a Short Term Let

11th October 2016 / Posted on Rye message board

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Hi, my husband and Is pend two thirds of our life with our daughters in Australia. For visa reasons we must return to the UK for 3 months. We are looking for a short term rental. Just the two of us. Both in our early sixties. Any suggestions? We could move out at Christmas if this is peak holiday time. Thanks.

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Taxi Service

29th June 2016 / Posted on Wadhurst message board

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Hi, can you tell me if there is a taxi service in Wadhurst? If so contact number please? Thanks.

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Foord's

14th April 2016 / Posted on Ninfield message board

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My Great Great Grandmother, was Phoebe Foord, she was born in Ashburnham. She married a John Chapman. She came from quite a large family. I believe there are Foord's in Ninfield. I would love to speak with anyone, who has a connection with Phoebe Foord.

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Family History of Foord

14th April 2016 / Posted on Rye message board

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Hi Jason. I am related to the Foords, by my Great Great Grandmother, Phoebe Foord. I live in Bexhill On Sea, East Sussex. I am 5 mins drive away from Ninfield. Phoebe Foord was born in Ashburnham, which is around the area of Ninfield. There are 'Foords' still living in Ninfield today. Lyn.

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Visit to Lunsford Cross

1st September 2015 / Posted on Lunsford's Cross message board

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Do taxi's run in December on the weekends? Would love to visit cemeteries, pubs, etc. from Collington station.

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Visiting Lunsford's Cross

1st September 2015 / Posted on Lunsford's Cross message board

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We are planning a visit in December. If we take a train to Collington Station, would there be a taxi available to Lunsford's Cross? Is it conducive to walking around town to the cemetery, pubs, places where Lunsford's might be mentioned? Trying to get my bearings. We walk daily, but we are not young! Would love input of any kind.

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Smith Family

19th August 2015 / Posted on Bexhill-on-Sea message board

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Does anyone remember The Smith Family that lived in Peartree Lane Little Common in 1972. I am trying to make contact with the young lady from then who I knew well.

Please reply if you can assist with my quest.

Thank you.

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Yoga

19th August 2015 / Posted on Little Common message board

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Hi Jean,

Sorry to ask but I was wondering if you lived in Peartree Lane in 1972 or knew a Smith family that did, I am trying to find a young lady of that time that I knew well.

Once again I am sorry to ask.

Kind regards,

Tony Slater ([email protected])

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Fuller Family

28th July 2015 / Posted on Brede message board

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I am looking for any information there may be about the Fuller family in Brede and then Rye. Does anyone else share my interest?

Jean

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Ellenden Farm

4th April 2015 / Posted on Hawkhurst message board

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Before his marriage in 1848, I believe my forebear William Osborn b.Sandhurst 1820 was probably a lodger at Ellenden Farm.

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Little Conghurst

4th April 2015 / Posted on Hawkhurst message board

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Going rather further back, my forebears Joseph Osborn and wife Elizabeth Relf b. Whartling 1795 produced all their children at Little Conghurst in the early 1800's.

Dene

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Patricia Dollimore

22nd August 2014 / Posted on Tenterden message board

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Thanks.

Speak to you soon.

Bill

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Objects at Sea

21st August 2014 / Posted on Dungeness message board

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Standing at the sea end of the boardwalk and looking towards France there appear to be 3 tall feint structures on the horizon.

Anyone else know what they are please?

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Patricia Dollimore

8th August 2014 / Posted on Tenterden message board

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Pat,

So good of you to answer my attempt to find you.

Would love to catch up on your life and times.

Bill Price

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Family History

31st July 2014 / Posted on Wittersham message board

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My email is [email protected] I don't have email for Phil Sweatman of Maidstone. My son lives in High Halden. Let me now if you want his email.

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Tithe Barn Tearooms

29th July 2014 / Posted on Sedlescombe message board

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Does anyone remember the Tithe Barn Tearoom in the village in the 1960's. I stayed there as a child with my godfather David Prosser and his family. There was also a blacksmith in the village. I am hoping to visit Sedlescombe in September whilst on holiday in the area and would love to have some information particularly about what happened to the tearooms as I can't find any mention of them online anymore. Many thanks.

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Springfield Cottages, Cackle Street

23rd July 2014 / Posted on Brede message board

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Hi Jane,

thanks for the suggestion, I will have a look and see what is there.

Carol

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Springfield Cottages, Cackle Street

16th July 2014 / Posted on Brede message board

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Hi Jane, just got your message of 12 July. Thank you very much for your trouble.

Hope to hear from you again.

Carol

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Springfield Cottages, Cackle Street

11th July 2014 / Posted on Brede message board

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Hi Jane, thanks for the suggestion, but I have already tried maps and none of them actually name this group of cottages. Good idea though.

Regards,

Carol B

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Town Council

23rd June 2014

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Can anyone advise where the Town Council offices were before they moved to the Almonry and dates please.

I have contacted the Battle library and East Sussex Records office and no one holds any records.

The current Town Council refuse to answer any of my requests for information.

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John Veness and Ann Brett

22nd June 2014

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We are compiling the side of Veness family on our computer on Legacy.

We have received a letter by snail, with a couple of family trees.

Mrs Daphne Koob of 89 Del Rio Drive, Copacabana 2251 in 1981.

If anybody can assist, please do.

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Patricia Dollimore

8th May 2014 / Posted on Tenterden message board

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I have only just now picked up the message having received no reply up to the date I moved on. However, if it is the girl I knew while teaching in London, I'd love to catch up.

The girl I knew was a nurse and I believe she became an air hostess. And I know she came from Tenterden in Kent.
I had thought that perhaps her name would have changed if she married but one never knows the circumstances.

Please reply.

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First Mayor

11th April 2014 / Posted on Rye message board

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Can anyone advise the name and date of the first mayor of Rye.

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Casual Cleaner Wanted

26th February 2014 / Posted on Camber message board

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I am do to let out our holiday chalet on park resorts soon and will be looking for someone to clean the chalet and wash linen, make up beds ready for the next person. Please message me for details if you are interested. Thanks.

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Family History

24th December 2013 / Posted on Wittersham message board

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Hi Ssylvia,

Yes would be fine by me to meet up My Sons name is Phil Sweatman but he lives in High Halden Near Ashford, Kent.

Happy Christmas to you.

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Family History

22nd December 2013 / Posted on Wittersham message board

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I am Michael Sweatman and still live in Wittersham I am the grandson of George Sweatman my father was Owen Sweatman I am married to Pamela have four children and 13 grandchildren the other Sweatman at swan sreet was Reg Sweatman didn't marry I am retired and now 76 years old.

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Springfield Cottages, Cackle Street

17th December 2013 / Posted on Brede message board

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Springfield (cottages) Cackle Street, Brede

Hi, I am trying to find out when the properties now known as Springfield Cottages were given this name. They are a terrace of old houses possibly dating back to the 1700s. I have printed out all the census entries for Cackle Street but am trying to pin down the Springfield ones. Can anyone help please?

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Town Council

17th November 2013

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Can anyone advise in what year was the Battle Town Council formed and when and who was the first elected Mayor of Battle?

Many thanks,

Stephen

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Tracing Ancestors

15th October 2013 / Posted on Peasmarsh message board

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Will do. Have replied to your email with more detail.

Robin Thompson

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Tracing Ancestors

13th October 2013 / Posted on Peasmarsh message board

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Yes. Your message is very old but if you are still interested I have information about where Murrels lived in Peasmarsh. Robin Thompson Village Archive

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The Royal William

18th September 2013 / Posted on Camber message board

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The Club House opposite the Golf Club on the Camber Road was known,as far as I can remember as a child, as the 'Old Billy' but my Grandfather, Mr J Sherwood, built the Royal William on the site of what are now some flats (possibly Royal William Square as you have stated) on the Old Lydd Road back in the 1930s. My Wedding Reception was held there in 1973.

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Ring of Stones

7th September 2013 / Posted on Icklesham message board

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My husband and I were driving through your beautiful village today on our way home from a caravan holiday, we noticed in the field below the church a ring of stones. What are they?

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Lost Contact

25th June 2013 / Posted on Bexhill-on-Sea message board

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I am Tony Slater and am looking for and to contact Linda Smith formally of Peartree Lane Litte common 1970/72, I lived in Barnhorn Road.
Any or all information appreciated, please email [email protected]
Thank you.

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Lost Contact

25th June 2013 / Posted on Little Common message board

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I am Tony Slater and am looking to find and contact Linda Smith who lived in Peartree Lane 1970/72, I lived in Barnhorn Road at that time.
Any all help appreciated, please email [email protected]
Thank you.

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One Bed Rural Cottage

6th March 2013 / Posted on Rye message board

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New decorated and new heating in lovely off road cottage in Brede ideal for single or older couple.

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Mother's Day offer

6th March 2013 / Posted on Mayfield message board

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I am a local mobile beauty therapist serving Mayfield and the surrounding local areas.

For Mother’s Day I am offering buy one get one free on Gelax Manicures for Mayfield residents until 01/04/2013 so you can enjoy a bit or pamper time with your mum.

A Gelax Manicure costs £25 and lasts for around 2 weeks. If you would like to find out more about the services I offer please call on 07584221065 to book an appointment. Please quote MAYFIELD 13 when booking this offer.

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Cedric Hodgson

31st January 2013 / Posted on Rye message board

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Hi Lynda, I have a small sketch signed Baron of Rye and entitled Mermaid St.Rye. I purchased it from an antique shop near Hastings some 40 plus years ago. If you email some details i will send a picture of it to you. My email address is [email protected]

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Syskon College

19th November 2012 / Posted on Rye message board

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Gosh! Geoff you really are brave! Rooted Italians wouldn't dare! Big hug,
Alessandra

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Syskon College

18th November 2012 / Posted on Rye message board

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Hi Geoff,
Great to hear from you!
I hope you are fine. Are you still a teacher? Hard to survive in this job! My mum (Anna Maria) sends you her love and we all keep nice memories about Syskon. I'd like to take a small group of students to England next summer (including my kids who are now 8 and 11), Scuola media students. Any suggestions? Love

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Syskon College

14th November 2012 / Posted on Rye message board

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I'd like to know about Syskon college as I was there as a student in 1990s and I am now an English teacher in Italy. Is the school at Syskon still working?

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Brooman Family Tree

10th October 2012 / Posted on Bexhill-on-Sea message board

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Hi Patrick I am researching the Brooman family as I am a descendant of Stephen Brooman, born 19 August 1849 in Tonbridge Wells to Mary Brooman. If you have any information I would love to compare.

Kind regards, Colin

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David MacDonald

26th September 2012 / Posted on Rye message board

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I was at Leasam 1963-1966 and knew Dave MacDonald. He was in the year above me. Did you receive any information in response to your message? Barry Cornes

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Garage Wanted to Rent

4th September 2012 / Posted on Winchelsea Beach message board

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Hi Gillian,

I am interested in the garage you have for sale in Winchelsea town, please can you tell me more, [email protected]

Thanks

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Looking for the Axtens

19th July 2012 / Posted on Rye message board

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Hi Cheryl
Thank you so much for the info, sad news re Barbara. Could you email me on [email protected]
Thanks Gordon

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Looking for the Axtens

4th July 2012 / Posted on Rye message board

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Hi All
I am looking for a family named the Axtens that lived in Winchelsea and dispersed through the area. There was Barbara who married Mick Wood, her brothers Norman and William who married Barbara.
Any help would be appreciated.
Please contact
g[email protected]

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Famliy Tree

2nd July 2012 / Posted on Northiam message board

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Hi, If you contact the Beckley History Society through their web page, they can help you with burial records. Here is their web address - enter the site then scroll down to the bottom of the page and there is a contact email address. They are very helpful and will be interested in your family ties to Beckley. I found the roll of honour for Fairfiled Church, but the image I found looked like W S Blunt, not John. it is John I'm interested in - can you tell me any more or let me know where I can see the name of John Blunt on the records that you refer to. Thank you. Does your husband know anything about John? Anything at all? Did he die in the Great War, Did he emigrate? I think he was still in Beckley in 1911 so it's odd that he's on the Fairfield roll of honour. Do you know why that is. Anything you can pass on I'd be really grateful to receive.

http://www.beckley-uk.com/History%20Folder/BHShome.htm

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Famliy Tree

22nd June 2012 / Posted on Northiam message board

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It seems we're definitely researching the same family! I am intersted in information about John Thomas Blunt, who was William Spencer Blunt's youngest brother. He was born in Northiam in the June Qtr 1892. I have found him in the 1901 census, but nothing after that. Would you have any information about the brothers and sisters of your husband's great-grandfather, William Spencer Blunt? Thank you.

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Famliy Tree

20th June 2012 / Posted on Northiam message board

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There is a Well House Cottage in Hastings Road, Northiam, although this is a mile or so outside the village. Do you have any more information about who lived in Well Cottage? Are you local? I live in the next village, so could help if you are not close by. I am researching the siblings of William Spencer Blunt, who was born in Northiam in 1877. Is this a name that is known to you? Perhaps we could exchange information?

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White Hart Inn

11th January 2012 / Posted on Guestling message board

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Of course! I have been working on your tree with Gracie as a surprise for Juliet so if you have not already told her about this, please keep it quiet.
In the meantime could you email me on [email protected]
Thanks,
Terry

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White Hart Inn

11th January 2012 / Posted on Guestling message board

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Yes, I am Juliet's father! Not sure we will get anywhere via this site, alas, if we're only contacting eachother...

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White Hart Inn

10th January 2012 / Posted on Guestling message board

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I am researching Ebenezer's Family on behalf of his Great great Grandaughter Juliet.
I would love to hear more about this story and the little you know about it, and then maybe I can help you find out more!
Are you related to him?
Regards,

Terry Humphrey
(I know his parents and siblings)

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Blake / Black(e) Family from Brede

5th December 2011 / Posted on Brede message board

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My GG grandmother was Shelomith BLAKE who was born in 1839 and married William JOLLY in 1860. Her parents were Stephen BLAKE (1767-1867) and Philla JARRETT (1801-1883) - Stephen was a cooper in Brede. Her siblings were Sarah, Philla, Mary, Jane (who married a RICHARDSON) and Elizabeth (who married a FUGGLE)

Many of these are buried in the church graveyard very close together and have very prominent gravestones.

Stephen's siblings were Thomas and Robert; and his parents were Thomas BLAKE (1741-1815) and Lucy POLHILL (1774-1808).

And Thomas's parents were Thomas BLAKE sometimes BLACK(E) (1703-1768) and Jane GRAYLING (1710-1780). They also had Ann, Mary, Jane, Elizabeth and Robert.

Anyone else have any links with these? I do know that a lot of the family ended up around Cork in Ireland.

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New Year's

28th November 2011 / Posted on Rye message board

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Hello, I was wondering if there are any cottages for rent from the 30th Dec to the 2nd Jan? It would be for 4 people and one small dog.

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Town Hall

10th October 2011

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Can any one give me any information of the old Town Hall that was in Battle.
Many thanks.

Stephen

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Hilder's Cliff

17th September 2011 / Posted on Rye message board

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Hi, according to cencus, "Hilda" was also used as surname way back in Sussex, check church records?
Keith Hilder

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Family History of Hilder

17th September 2011 / Posted on Rye message board

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Do you have any more info on story about the P.C. Hilder.

My name is Keith Hilder and I was a S.C. in the Devon & Cornwall Police, but my past family come from Sussex,
Thanks

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Dawes Family

24th August 2011 / Posted on Rye message board

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Dave,

Perhaps a long shot but my surname is Dawes and have heard a rumour that we have links to Rye and Winchelsea. Most of the research I have done relating to the Dawes name is around Clerkenwell in London. Maybe this might be a missing link.

Michael Dawes

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White Hart Inn

20th June 2011 / Posted on Guestling message board

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Does anyone have info on 1882 Landlord Ebenezer Ramsey who allegedly 'watered the beer', then hanged self from the scandal?

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Veness Family History

17th June 2011

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Hi Richard,

My father's name wasn't Philip Edward. I don't know who that is actually.

My great grandmother was Jane Alice Veness, who married Charles Wesley Smart. I haven't met Robyn Bennett, but I would be interested to know where she fits in and get in contact with her.

Would you be able to email me so we can discuss this further - carolyn.littlefair[at symbol]gmail.com

Many thanks,
Carolyn

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Moses Basket Wanted

15th June 2011 / Posted on Rickmansworth message board

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Hello,

Just had a slightly premature baby and have not got a moses basket or anywhere for it to sleep yet, we are first timers. If you have anything that you are happy to donate, we would be very grateful please. Reiko.

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Veness Family History

15th June 2011

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Hi Richard,

I am descended from the Camden branch of the Veness family and would love to share any further information you have on the tree. At this stage I have only been able to trace back to Thomas Veness and Mary Davis. Would appreciate anything further you have - happy to also share what I have.

Regards,
Carolyn

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Birch Family

28th February 2011 / Posted on Tenterden message board

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Hello Peter, I believe George Birch was the landlord of the Crown Inn at St. Michaels from 1938 until about 1953. In the bar of the pub today there is a photograph of George standing outside the pub in about 1939.

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Grandfather Shop in Tenterden

3rd October 2010 / Posted on Tenterden message board

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Hi Sara,

My grandfather lived in the Lemon Tree in the late 1920/30 with my father and his siblings. They were the Davis faimly.

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Charlotte Holford

8th August 2010

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Hi looking for info on Charlotte born 1842 in Battle.
Any help appreciated.

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Captain William Ticehurst

29th July 2010

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Jo,
By the way I've found William Ticehurst's baptism dated 26/Sept/1794 at St Mary the Virgin church in Battle, son of William Ticehurst (1760, Dallington) and his wife Sophia. The Ticehurst family can be traced back a few generations in Dallington and Ashburnham. I'm still very interesting in learning something about William's life as a mariner.
Regards, Chris

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Captain William Ticehurst

29th July 2010

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Hi Jo,
I was pleased to get your reply and hope you can fill in some details about William Ticehurst. Can you contact me at [email protected] Thanks.
Regards, Chris

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William Ticehurst 1795 of Battle

4th June 2010

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I'm trying to find out some information on William Ticehurst who was born in Battle around 1795. He was a Royal Navy sea captain who in his later years worked for the East india company. He married Sarah Darby in Chelmsford, Essex in 1825, lived in Taverstock Hill in London up until the mid-1850s then moved to Oswestry in Shropshire where he lived until he died in 1880.

Any information on his birthyear, baptism or names of parents would be greatly appreciated.

Regards, Chris

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Leasam Boarder

15th November 2009 / Posted on Rye message board

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Hi my name is Kerry Smith I was at Leasam from 1988 to 1994 I also had my younger brother there he is called Glen. Anybody there at that time.

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William Frank Lean

9th November 2009 / Posted on Bexhill-on-Sea message board

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Hello Caroline,
I noticed your message here and may have some information for you. If you are still interested, do please drop me a line.
Regards,
Nick Deacon

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George Graham

24th August 2009 / Posted on Rye message board

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I live at Winchelsea Beach in a house that was designed and built by the artist George Graham. The house (orginally called Lindisfarne)was started in 1922 and he died here in 1949 but I am very keen to know more about him and his life/family. Can anyone help?

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First World War Plaque

2nd August 2009 / Posted on Burwash message board

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Hi
My name is Leslie Douch
My father's name is Peter William Douch. He is 83 this year. His father was Charles Douch. He comes from Burwash I think but spent a while in Chaley. His mother died when he was very young. It seems he had a sister who was brought up by maybe an aunt. I think her name was Ruth. If you think any of above helps please get in touch and I will get more info from my dad.
regards
Les Douch

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Farm

25th April 2009 / Posted on Robertsbridge message board

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In the 1950's I stayed on a farm somewhere in Robertsbridge which was owned by the director of Demolition & Construction Co, who would let employees use it for summer holidays. It was a working dairy farm and we would stay in 2 very old bldgs, there was also an old Oast house. Does anyone know if this farm is still there.

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Looking for Family

5th April 2008 / Posted on Rye message board

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My name is Brian Rye. My grd. father came from England to Canada some time after 1906. His parents were Alfred and Grace Rye from the Brighton area is there anyone that can help me.

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Does Anyone Know this Mepham

5th January 2008

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I'm looking for a Mepham, male, born in approx 1819/1820 in Battle, first name on a lot of documentation such as daughters birth certificate and Royal Marine enlistment papers Job but I have found a death certificate for his son where he is named as Joseph. His wife was called Rachel, maiden name Clarke, again I'm not sure of the spelling. I have tried all the on-line stuff to try and find him but to no avail. He doesn't even appear on any census as far as I can ascertain. Can anyone help me please otherwise I'm stuck in a dead end for this branch of the family.

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History of Name of Village

12th August 2007 / Posted on Appledore message board

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Good afternoon,
Do you realise that there are two villages in Germany and Holland, respectively Appeldorn and Apeldoorn,
most probably saxon. Regards, Hans Leijgraaff

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History of Rope Walk

20th June 2007 / Posted on Rye message board

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I have been trying to trace the history of the residents of no's 2 - 16 Rope Walk. Previosly known as 1 - 8 Seymore Place. I have traced the history back to 1841 but due to the unreliability of the census register, I have some inconsistencies. Does anyone have relatives that they have been able to trace back as living in these cottages. Some of the names are Tiltman, Southerden, Frankham, Gafford. Tatham. Any information will be of great assistance.

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New Houses

14th June 2007 / Posted on Newenden message board

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Hi all, just wanted to get some idea of peoples' feelings of the two new houses that are being built in Rye Road by Jackobean homes, please let me know your feelings on them, my e-mail is [email protected]

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Birthday Greetings, Bottle of Wine

6th June 2007 / Posted on Peasmarsh message board

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Paul,

I could not make it to a Stabucks location in Los Angeles today to wish you a happy birthday, but I wanted to be the first on this board to wish you a happy 65th. Read the Newsweek interview with you today, and you are still as cute as ever. Will you dance with me tonight? :)

Kisses from ome middle-aged prettty face to another~.

Jann

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Barham

16th April 2007 / Posted on Westfield message board

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I've been researching my family history and discovered my great great great grandparents Edmund Barham who was married to Philadelphia Stunt. They lived at Doleham farm where he was the farmer. Their children were also farmers there and at Knights farm. If anyone has any information about them I would be grateful to hear from you. Edmund was born in 1791 and died in 1866. His wife was born in 1797 and died in 1878. They had six children and I'm decended from their son Arthur.

Anne Phillips

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Willow Tree Cottage

5th April 2007 / Posted on Tenterden message board

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Willow Tree Cottage is a small farm on the outskirts of St.Michael's on the north side of the Ashford Road about 1.5 miles out of Tenterden. Hope this helps.

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Maxwell's Silver Hammer

2nd April 2007 / Posted on Peasmarsh message board

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Paul,

Me thinks you need Maxwell's silver hammer there at Peasmarsh!

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Holiday Cottage

30th March 2007 / Posted on Rye message board

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I am interested in visiting Rye from the 9th April. We are a family of 5 (no young children). Do you still have anything available?

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Each One Believing

15th March 2007 / Posted on Peasmarsh message board

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Paul, The Each One Believing exhibit was fabulous. The photograph I purchased was great, and your signatures (both of them!) are a treasure. Bill Bernstein and everyone at MPL were great about dealing w/ my questions. I received word New Years weekend that he photos were at your house for signature, and I was delighted. We are all hanging in there with you, and hope your life resumes to normal quickly. Keep on believing that love never dies. Someone has to! (I personally have given up, until you come to Los Angeles). A bottle of wine and some veggies await you!

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Selmes Surname

17th February 2007

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Can anyone please tell me the origin and meaning of the surname Selmes?

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Looking for Ancestors

29th December 2006 / Posted on Westfield message board

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Yes, but I don't think Mary Ann married John Eldridge - she married Edgar Eldride in 1839. I don't know of a John Eldridge.

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Message for Paddyanne Turner

8th December 2006 / Posted on Rye message board

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Paddyanne Turner: I remember visiting the Playden Ward at Hill House Hospital as a child, it was the ward for the severly menally handicapped. For some reason our English Teacher took us up there. Hill House was demolished by a local property developer and is now a housing estate at the top of Rye Hill towards Playden, before you get to the cottage hospital. I don't know when it was knocked down or abandoned because I left Rye for over 20 years and only came back recently.

It doesn't exist any more. You may be able to find out more from the planning people at Rother District Council.

Regards,

Martin

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Looking for Somewhere to Live!

15th November 2006 / Posted on Dungeness message board

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Can anyone local to Dungeness help me and my partner find somewhere to rent or buy in Dungeness or surrounding area? Any advice appreciated.

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Wishing Paul the Best

18th August 2006 / Posted on Peasmarsh message board

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Paul,

Just wanted to say a kind hello from Los Angeles. I just purchased one of Bill Bernstein's photographs of you and your "magic piano" in Rome, which you will apparently sign. Wishing you and your family the very best, and the best in health to you during these difficult times. Your music and inspiration has been there for us all, and your concert in LA in 2002 got me thru my father's death from cancer. The purchase of the recent Bernstein photo is helping me w/ the recent loss of my mother, also from cancer. It might be a “long and winding road,” but you will get through the patches…. you helped change the world, and after over 40 years, you still give us all a smile. The world will still be good to you in return! You’ll see…

Best,

Jann Segal

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Travel Information

23rd July 2006 / Posted on Rye message board

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I will be visiting Rye from London by train. How far is Battle from Rye? Is transportation available from Rye to Battle?

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Family History of Battle

23rd July 2006

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I am researching the Battle Family Tree.I can start with John William Battle of Leicester can anyone help with his parents.

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Hucksteps Row

16th April 2006 / Posted on Rye message board

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I'm looking to find out if there is still a Hucksteps Row in Rye. I'm not sure of the correct spelling. The Carder/Adams family lived there for many years. I would love pictures if at all possible. thanks in advance. Donna

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Recommendation

17th June 2002 / Posted on Rye message board

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I went to rye and it was very good and had good shops. I recommend you go to Rye.

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Wedding Venue Search

23rd April 2001 / Posted on Rye message board

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I am hoping to get married in Rye next year, as it has happy memories for us, but do not live in the area. Any suggestions as to venues licensed/suitable for either a small ceremony and/or reception. Accomodation would also be required.

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