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|cottingham's of Buxted - (Buxted - Sussex)
I am trying to find more information regarding the Cottingham families who lived in Buxted and surrounding areas in 1600/1700.Looking for a link to take me pre Buxted.
|ELLIOTT / HOOKER - (Buxted - Sussex)
My 3G GrandMa (great-great-great-Grandma), Mary Ann Elliott, was born on Chellies Farm, Buxted in 1794. She was the daughter of George Elliott (born 1765, Hartfield, Sussex) and Martha Hooker (born 1766, Cowden, Kent) married 1789 in Hartfield.
Family Surnames: Elliott Hooker
|Dicker, Buxted - (Buxted - Sussex)
I am looking for any information on Susannah Dicker born in 1726 in Buxted. I believe her father was John Dicker b 1705 in Buxted and her mother Elizabeth. I think she married Richard Keal in 1851 and had a daughter Lucy with a James Crust but don't know whether she was married to him. Any help would be appreciated.
Family Surnames: Dicker
|Uridges of Buxted - (Buxted - Sussex)
Does anyone have access to the Buxted Parish Records as I'm trying to find information on the parents of Thomas Uridge c1733 and his siblings and also of his wife Mary Hider c1740. I have checked the Uridge One-Name Study website and IGI but cannot go back any further. IGI does list other Uridge's born around the same time as Thomas who could possibly be his siblings but none of the records state who their parents were so am unable to confirm either way.
Any information would be helpful, thanks
Family Surnames: Uridge, Hider
|John Rose - (Buxted - Sussex)
Any Information on John Rose born in Buxted, who married Ann Relph in 1714 Buxted, who went to live in Heathfield.
|Parker, Robert - (Buxted - Sussex)
I am looking for information on. Robert Parker, born 1735, later married an Elizabeth Day (Parker). Latest information as placed them in Buxted, Kent, Sussex, england. Any info appreciated
Family Surnames: Parker
|Catsfield, Sussex - (Catsfield - Sussex)
looking for BLACKMAN family starting with Joseph who married Mary JONES on April 6, 1760. Any BLACKMAN from the area of Catsfield, Battle and Bexhill, Sussex
Family Surnames: Blackman
|Hunt Servant - (Catsfield - Sussex)
Looking for information regarding Thomas Vokins or Vockins my maternal g.uncle.Thomas was born in Docklow Herefordshire 1868.1901 Census puts him atParkfield Cottages Catsfield.He was employed as a hunt servant married to Margaret nee Roberts b.Harnafydd Denbiegh Wales.Any information would be helpful. Ron
Family Surnames: Vokins Or Vockins
| Carey Clark Soan - (Catsfield - Sussex)
Looking for connections to William Carey Soan (1827),Hannah Down (1849),Harry W Soan (1865),Alfred Carey Soan (1867),Mary J Soan (1870),Lynda Soan (1872),George Carey Soan (1874),Emily Soan (1878)All from the Battle and Kent area.All lived in Catsfield from 1881 till about1899.
Family Surnames: Carey Clark Soan
|Quaife, Carpenter - (Catsfield - Sussex)
Looking for information regarding the parents of Walter Quaife (Quaif) born in Catsfield c. 1743 and Mary Carpenter also born in Catsfield c. 1737. They were married 21 March 1761 in Ardingly. I have details of their children. Can anybody help?
|Hunting - (Catsfield - Sussex)
My g uncle Thomas Vokins b.1868 Docklow Herefordshire.Thomas was employed as a hunt servant in Catsfield circ.1901.He married Margaret Roberts from Harnaffydd Denbiegh Wales and lived at Parkfield Cottages Catfield.Any information about Thomas or relatives would be welcome.
Family Surnames: Gwilliam
|WHITES - (Catsfield - Sussex)
We are trying to track my husbands family.
Kathleen Naomi WHITE born 1899 was working and living at Home Farm Catsfield when she had a daughter Kitty Margaret Mary White on May 16th 1920. The father is not shown on the birth certificate.
Apparently it was a family secret who the dad was!!
Kitty married Edward Albert Hayler in 1940.
Any info on Kitty, Kathleen or the absent father would be great.
|Adams 1800's - (Catsfield - Sussex)
Looking for any information on Charles and Mary ADAMS born about 1763 and 1767. I wonder if her surname was CRAMP. If so they married about 1784. I have 5 children listed Mary (1789 christening), Thomas (18000) William (1803), Stephen (1806) and George (christened 19 Mar, 1809).
George went on to marry Elizabeth (?Bean) on 12 Dec, 1832 at Bexhill. They also had a son George, born 6 Aug, 1837 and married to a Hannah Haddon about 1863 before the whole family migrated to New Zealand in 1874. Would love any help with this family. Thank-you. Any confirmation of above details gratefully received.
Family Surnames: Adams
|Wooden/Wooding family - (Catsfield - Sussex)
Looking for details on the Wooden or Wooding family in Catsfield.In particular William Wooden born in the late 1700's and married to Sarah. Would be interested to know her surname & details of William's parents and siblings
Family Surnames: Wooden, Wooding
|Wooden Family - (Catsfield - Sussex)
Looking for details of Benjamin Wooden,born 1817 and married to Sarah Sands.I would like to know parents' details and any siblings.
Family Surnames: Wooden
|Catsfield, Sussex - HOBBS family - (Catsfield - Sussex)
Does anyone have information about Hophouse Farm. My great grandfather, William HOBBS (bn abt 1810 Battle) lived there 1851-1871 with his wife Harriet (nee PAINE), before moving to Rye, where he died.
His son Frederick was born at Hophouse Farm, later becoming a millwright, married Emily UPFIELD (bn Warbleton) and lived at The Stream from 1871 onwards.
Any information about people or houses, area etc. would be most welcome.
Family Surnames: Hobbs
|Catsfield 1851-81 census' - (Catsfield - Sussex)
Looking for each of these census' for family of George and Elizabeth ADAMS and to see if his mother Mary is still alive in each. This will help me work out which of the many George, Elizabeth and Mary's in the UK BMD might be their's.
Thank-you so much.
Family Surnames: Adams
|Walter Quaife Catsfield Sussex - (Catsfield - Sussex)
I have two Walter Quaife's being born in 1800 and one in 1795. One Walter died in 1839, aged 39 and one is on the 1851 census as being 51. As the ages in the 1841 census were rounded it is difficult to use them as a guide line. I have been informed that most children in the parish of Catsfield were christened when they were a few weeks old.
Walter Quaife married married Sophie Brett / Brit 10.11.1821. He died 24.9 1878.
Walter Quaife married Hannah Crouch 8.4.1823. He died 3.9.1839.
I think that Hannah re married.
I have the parent of the three Walters and the children of the two Walters that I know married. As I can only find 2 deaths and 2 marriages how do I find out the parents of the Walters that married?????
Not sure that any one can help. But the Walter born 1795 had brothers that migtated to USA
Family Surnames: Quaife
|Hunt Servant - (Catsfield Stream - Sussex)
Looking for any relatives of Thomas Vokins or Vockins b.1868 Docklow Hereford.1901 Census employed as a hunt servant living at Parkfield Cottages Catsfield.Married to a Margaret Roberts.Any information please. Ron
Family Surnames: Vokins
|Chailey - Ww1 - (Chailey - Sussex)
Researching two VAD hospitals located in Chailey/Newick during WW1. The first, Hickwells, operated from March 1915 to June 1916. The VAD unit - Sussex/54 - then re-located to larger premises at Beechland House in nearby Newick where it operated until 1918. I have some information already but seek additional material on all things Chailey 1914-18, particularly the local residents. Chailey was home to a number of prominent families - Blencowe, Cotesworth, Ingram, Bessemer - amongst others, and the village war memorial commemorates 49 local men - some from Newick - who lost their lives during the Great War. All information relating to Chailey gratefully received.
Family Surnames: Blincow Blencowe Cotesworth Bessemer
|Braysher - (Chailey - Sussex)
Various spellings - Braysher, Brayzer, Brazer, Brazier - depending on how 'officialdom' in the shape of Census Enumerators and the Clergy wrote it down at the time.
I am interested in any Brayshers. My direct descendant is James Braysher, born Chailey 1826. He married Susan BERRY, born Lindfield, 1835.
By 1881 they were living at Ox Bottom , Newick.
Family Surnames: Braysher Brayzer Braisher Brasher Brazer Brazier Berry
|WICKS - (Chailey - Sussex)
James WICKS married Sarah MANNERS on the 19th October 1803 at Newick, Sussex. He was 'of Maresfield'. They both died in the Union House, Lewes in the 1850s having lived in Lewes St. John's (sub-castro) parish.
Their son James (1805 - ) emigrated to Australia in 1854 and has many descendants.
Family Surnames: Weekes West Wicks
|MANNERS - (Chailey - Sussex)
Sarah MANNERS was baptised on 7th January 1781 the daughter of Henry and Philadelphia (TOMSETT). She was the ninth of ten children.
Family Surnames: Manners Wicks Tomsett
|Markwick/Juden - (Chailey - Sussex)
Martha Markwick born Chailey 14 Nov 1832 married Richard Juden and had children:- Richard David 1876,Miriam 1867,Alice Orpah 1873.Arthur Lewis 1880,Percy & Eunice no dates of birth.
Martha's parents were David Markwick & Susanna Avery
|Coltingham Cotinglaw Brown - (Chailey - Sussex)
George Coltingham or maybe Coltinglaw Tile maker aged 32 born Chailey,with wife Naomi aged 29 with children Alfred aged 8,Susan aged 7 and Emily aged 4,Naomi's brothers Stephen & Allen Brown were living with them in the 1871 cencus.
Family Surnames: Coltingham Cotinglaw Brown
|Comer/Dadson/Lister - (Chailey - Sussex)
I am looking into my nans' side of the family and am looking to find out about my gt uncle Ivor Comer (formerly the village bobby). He married my gt aunt Audrey Dadson and had a daughter that I know of.
Also on the hunt for info of my husbands mother Grace Lister, we do know she was in Chailey Heritage as a young girl as she was born with a deformed foot, she died in '87 in Hailsham aged early 80's/late 70's. She married a Reg Jones and had two boys, there is also a half sister to these boys.
Family Surnames: Comer, Dadson,Lister
|COLE family - (Chailey - Sussex)
High House Farm, Littleworth, Chailey researching William Cole (1813) born Woodbridge
1861 census shows him as farmer at High House farm, wife, Ann Kemp (1821) born Malling
Family Surnames: Cole
|Rev Charles Porteous Valentine - (Chailey - Sussex)
Charles Valentine had a school and farm at Chailey in the mid 1830s. He had been a Unitarian Minister at the West Gate Chapel Lewes but had to retire to his farm because of poor health. Does anyone know where the farm might have been or any other info about the school?
Family Surnames: Valentine
|Lucy Langridge, 1805 - (Chailey - Sussex)
Looking for Lucy Langridge, born in Chailey in about 1805, married John Haywood, probably before 1830, and lived with him in South Malling. Any information would be welcome. Thanks
Family Surnames: Langridge Haywood
|GURR/DRIVER/CORNWELL - (Chailey - Sussex)
I am researching my family history, i would like to find out more about my gransfather william george gurr born in eastbourne workhouse to selina louise gurr. My great grandmother on my mothers side of the family was louisa (leah) cornwell married elie driver. Any info would be good. Thanks
Family Surnames: Cornwell\/Gurr\/Driver
|Langridge - James and John - (Chailey - Sussex)
I am related in some way to James and John Langridge the famous cricket players who played for Sussex and England, also Richard Langridge who also played for Sussex. My Mother was a Langridge.
Family Surnames: Langridge
|beard family from chailey - (Chailey - Sussex)
looking for information on the beard family of chailey green . they had a shop on the green from around 1755till the early 1930s
also looking for information on findon and high salivaginton , and plumpton mills all in the family at some time . names i am looking for are . thomas rootes beard , joseph rootes beard , william day beard . elizabeth beard
richant marchant beard . thanks for yoyr help
Family Surnames: Beard
|Jenner/Smith/Sandalls of Chailey - (Chailey - Sussex)
My grandfather Charles Smith was possibly the illigitimate son of Eunice Smith. Eunice, possibly Eunice Susan Smith came from Chailey and her parents are believed to be Richard Smith and Susan nee Jenner. Eunice was an uneducated housemaid in Brighton and possibly had an older child Ada Eunice. Charles was bought up by the Sandalls family and I believe the Smiths, Jenners and Sandalls families had close ties in Chailey and possibly Lewis. Would love contact from relatives of any of these families. Thanks.
Family Surnames: Jenner, Smith, Sandalls
|Henry Poole Hepburn - (Chailey - Sussex)
Our 2x great grandmother Henrietta Poole Hepburn Beverley, born 1849, appears to be illegitimate. I have never been able to locate any birth or baptism records. Her mother is Emily Beverley and they move around in London, eg Chelsea, Pimlico, Westminster.
Because of the name combination I have suspicions that Henry Poole Hepburn is the father (or at least claimed to be the father). I have not found the combination Poole Hepburn anywhere else. There is no real evidence though. Henry marries but has not got any legitimate children. His will does mention some trusts but no specifics. Emily is described as an annuitant on the 1851 census.
I would be most interested if anyone has any more information on a possible link between Henry and our ancestors, or knows of a way to find out!
Family Surnames: Poole Hepburn
|Henry Harris And Ann Piper - (Chalvington - Sussex)
A marriage took place between Henry Harris and Ann Piper in Chalvington on 21st April 1820. It is possible that these are ancestors of mine (I have an ancestor born in nearby Litlington whose parents were called Henry Harris and Ann), but I don't know for sure. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has any further information.
Family Surnames: Harris Piper
|Paris - (Chalvington - Sussex)
Woud like any info on the Paris family, my Gt. Gt. Grandmother was Barbara Ann Paris born 1808, who married George Weller, haven't found a date yet.
|Funnell - (Chalvington - Sussex)
I am looking for info on the Funnell family who lived in and around Chalvington. Henry who marr Elizabeth Pynion, their children- Elizabeth b1774, Henry b1776, Thomas b1783, Robert b1787 and Ann b1790
Family Surnames: Funnell, Pynion
|limekiln brickworks - (Chalvington - Sussex)
I'm interested in tracing the history of one of the brickworks cottages.
I'd like to know who lived and worked on site there. Any info gratefully received.
Family Surnames: Funnell/Milham?
|French - (Chalvington - Sussex)
I am interested in finding details of John French who may have been born in Chalvington about 1730 he is my grandfather of eight generations back. His wifes name was Ann, no surname. He had a son called William who was born in Chalvington 1757 who married Hannah Carpenter from Beddingham Sussex 1790. Any information on John, father, mother or sibbling would be appreciated
Family Surnames: French, Carpenter
|burton s chalvington - (Chalvington - Sussex)
i have been researching my mothers family line and have also got back to leonard burton he was landlord of a pub now known as
easy bar brighton he shows as being born in chalvington
ripe and chalvington are linked and i found a very old prperty in ripe called burton cottage opposite lamb inn p/h
google burton cottage ripe. there is a planning map i am trying to find a family connection to this property yours david
Family Surnames: Burton
|CHAPMAN - (Charlton - Sussex)
searching for chapman's from Charlton Sussex from mid 1700's
and then moved to Rotherfield in late 1700's
Family Surnames: Chapman
|Vallance Shadrack Wood - (Chelwood Gate - Sussex)
Vallance Shadrack Wood was born in 1856 at Ford's Green where his father William had been a cordwainer. Vallance ws the yougest child and married Harriett Alice Turner from Fletching, Researching ant WOOD and TURNER families please
Family Surnames: Wood, Turner