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C Edwards

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Tuesday, 10th Sep 2019

Lancaster Family at Peasmarsh

Answering my own question – There was a Caroline Sands born at Heathfield, Sussex in 1830 and baptised at Heathfield … more

Monday, 9th Sep 2019

Lancaster Family at Peasmarsh

Hello Dianne, Caroline Sands was born and baptised in 1830 at Heathfield, daughter of William and Mary. Clearly she can’t … more

Monday, 9th Sep 2019

Lancaster Family at Peasmarsh

When and where was Caroline Sands born? Best wishes, Caroline

Monday, 9th Sep 2019

Lancaster Family at Peasmarsh

Hello Dianne Anne Lancaster daughter of Charles Lancaster and Sarah (maiden name Harmer) was baptised at Herstmonceux, Sussex on 15 … more

Wednesday, 24th Jun 2015

Richardson Family

Hello Vicki, I’ve had another look at Brede and found a burial for a Thomas Richardson there on 24 August … more

Wednesday, 24th Jun 2015

Richardson Family

Hello Vicki, The baptisms for children of Thomas and Mercy Richardson at Brede are as follows:- Thomas 17 October 1803 … more

Wednesday, 17th Jun 2015

Richardson Family

Hello Vicki, Thomas Richardson married Mercy Furner at Brede on 30 June 1802. There are baptisms at Brede for 7 … more

Saturday, 6th Jun 2015

Richardson Family

Hello Mairi, I’m sorry but I’m not going to be of much help with this as I’ve not researched the … more

Sunday, 12th Apr 2015

Lancaster

Hello Martha, Emma Lancaster born 1869 in Virginia is a completely different person to your great grandmother Emma who married … more

Friday, 10th Apr 2015

Lancaster

Hello Martha, There is a death certificate (copy of the original document seen via Ancestry website) for an Emma L … more

Friday, 10th Apr 2015

Lancaster

Hello again, I’m still struggling to find any link with the Lancasters from Peasmarsh, Sussex, England. John F Lancaster born … more

Thursday, 9th Apr 2015

Lancaster

Hello Martha The gravestone for Thomas Lancaster and Susan (Chapman) gives his date of birth as 19 March 1793, and … more

Thursday, 9th Apr 2015

Lancaster

Hello Martha Do you know the names of the parents of Thomas Lancaster born 1793 in Peasmarsh? I have a … more

Friday, 3rd Apr 2015

Selmes Family History

Hello, There are no descendants of Thomas Lancaster and Ann Selmes who were born in Essex, England circa 1768. They … more

Tuesday, 31st Mar 2015

Selmes Family History

Thanks for leaving a message about your Lancaster / Selmes family. I’d be interested to know which of Thomas and … more

Wednesday, 11th Mar 2015

Selmes Family

Hello Clare I’ve just found mention in the Hastings & St Leonards Observer newspaper dated 18 December 1886, that the … more

Tuesday, 10th Mar 2015

Selmes Family

Hello Clare, Charles Selmes Laurence (b 1886) and his brother William Victor Selmes Laurence (b1884) appear to be sons of … more

Tuesday, 10th Mar 2015

Selmes Family

Hello Lynne, Jane Selmes married Francis Porter Molloy in Rye in 1836 and they had a son William Strand Molloy … more

Tuesday, 10th Mar 2015

Selmes Family

Hello Clare, Charles Selmes Laurence (b 1886) and his brother William Victor Selmes Laurence (b1884) appear to be sons of … more

Wednesday, 6th Aug 2014

Selmes Family History

If there are any family historians / genealogists who are interested in the Selmes family (occasional spelling Selms) from St … more

Wednesday, 2nd Apr 2014

Stack Family at Tunbridge Wells

Seeking to make contact with descendants of, or connections with, William Henry Stack (1885-1952) and his wife Elizabeth (1886-1949) who … more

Sunday, 16th Mar 2014

Family History

Hello Caroline, The National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) shows that Albert Edward Tilbury died on 2 June … more

Saturday, 15th Mar 2014

Information Wanted

Hello Pat, There’s a Quarry House in Telham Lane, Battle, so maybe in that area. Best wishes, Caroline

Monday, 24th Feb 2014

Harvey Jenner Furvey

Hello Tracie, They are supposed to have been aboard the Earl Grey arriving 24 June 1841. According to the records … more

Tuesday, 18th Feb 2014

Harvey Jenner Furvey

Hello Tracie, James Jenner’s mother Susanna Jenner (maiden name Selmes) travelled to NSW aboard the ship Florist arriving 28 October … more

Monday, 27th Jan 2014

Pepper Family

Hello Sue, I think that your gr gr grandfather James William Pepper was born in 1840 at Sedlescombe, and baptised … more

Monday, 27th Jan 2014

Harvey Jenner Furvey

Hello Belinda Philadelphia and her husband James Jenner and 2 children Sarah and Charlotte arrived in NSW, Australia aboard the … more

Sunday, 29th Dec 2013

Selmes Family

If there are any family historians / genealogists who are interested in the Selmes family (occasional spelling Selms) from Wittersham … more

Sunday, 29th Dec 2013

Family Tree

Hello Stephen There is a registered one-name study for the surname Dengate. If you visit the website for The Guild … more

Sunday, 29th Dec 2013

Tracing the Eldridge Family Tree

Hello Vincent The website has moved since I left that message. It’s now at http://members.iinet.net.au/~rgkje/eldridge/families.html Robert Eldridge (1837-1913) was the … more

Monday, 16th Dec 2013

Selmes Families

Hello Don Thank you for getting in touch via this site and for the interesting family info. As you’ll see … more

Tuesday, 26th Nov 2013

Looking for Ancestors

Hello Frances, Following on from Ruth’s reply, there is a baptism at Westfield for Harriet Webb daughter of John and … more

Saturday, 23rd Nov 2013

Gadd Family History

Hello Mark Yes the Northiam parish registers have been transcribed but I don’t think you will get anything from them … more

Monday, 18th Nov 2013

Gadd Family History

Hello Mark, There was a couple John Gadd and Sarah Curd who married at Northiam on 21 October 1805. They … more

Monday, 18th Nov 2013

Beckley Church Yard

Hello Clare, Who or which family are you trying to trace? I may be able to help if you give … more

Tuesday, 23rd Jul 2013

Selmes Families

Hello Sheila Try via the Guild of One Name Studies’ website www.one-name.org and put Selmes in the surname search box. … more

Tuesday, 16th Jul 2013

Selmes Families

In his will dated 1806 Samuel Selmes of Sedlescombe (1717-1807) left £20 to “… my great grandson Henry, son of … more

Sunday, 14th Jul 2013

Selmes Families

Hello Sheila, Henry Freeland Selmes (baptised Mountfield 1775, son of Mercy Selmes) had a son Henry (born 1801 at Sedlescombe) … more

Saturday, 20th Apr 2013

Visiting May

Hello Richard, Did you know that there is a one-name study for the Dengate surname? You can make contact via … more

Sunday, 7th Apr 2013

Weston Family Tree

Hello David, Please could you give your 4x great grandfather’s name? Best wishes, Caroline

Friday, 15th Mar 2013

Family Tree

Hello Marion I have had second thoughts about the location of Farthing Cottage. I was confusing it with something else. … more

Saturday, 9th Mar 2013

Family Tree

Hello Marion I think that Farthings Cottage is located at Catsfield which is near Battle, rather than in Battle itself. … more

Sunday, 17th Feb 2013

Lancaster Family at Peasmarsh

Hello Fay I have sent a message to you via Ancestry. Best wishes Caroline

Thursday, 14th Feb 2013

Lancaster Family at Peasmarsh

Hello Fay Ann Selmes was born at Brede 1717, parents Walter Selmes and Sarah Pain. The child of Thomas Lancaster … more

Tuesday, 12th Feb 2013

Selmes Family History

Hello Stephen Thank you for leaving a message. I should be able to help as I have a copy of … more

Sunday, 27th Jan 2013

Selmes Family History

If there are any family historians / genealogists who are interested in the Selmes family (occasional spelling Selms) from Brede … more

Sunday, 27th Jan 2013

Selmes Family History

Hello Kerrie Thank you for contacting me via this site. I have been unable to find a baptism for Jesse … more

Saturday, 12th Jan 2013

Selmes Families

I am researching Selmes families from Sussex, Kent and all around the world, and have registered my One-Name Study with … more

Saturday, 12th Jan 2013

The Stone House

The website has moved. You’ll find the Battle Workhouse (The Stone House) at www.workhouses.org.uk/Battle/ Best wishes, Caroline

Thursday, 20th Dec 2012

Selmes Families

If there are any family historians/genealogists who are interested in the Selmes family (occasional spelling Selms) from Westfield or any … more

Tuesday, 20th Nov 2012

St Mary's Church

Hello Michael There are 42 entries for Blackman burials at Battle cemetery. You can buy a copy (book form or … more

Thursday, 25th Oct 2012

Malcolm Muggeridge

Hello Peter, I believe it was in Redlands Lane, Robertsbridge. It’s possible that it’s no longer there or not called … more

Thursday, 11th Oct 2012

Lancaster Family at Peasmarsh

I am researching the Selmes families (from anywhere, anytime)and recently have been looking at the family of Thomas Lancaster and … more

Wednesday, 3rd Oct 2012

Selmes Family History

Hello Scott William Selmes (1763 -1809), laterly living at Brede, married Elizabeth Cornelius in Appledore in 1786 and they had … more

Saturday, 22nd Sep 2012

Malcolm Muggeridge

Hello Peter I believe it was Park Cottage. Best wishes, Caroline

Wednesday, 12th Sep 2012

Lancaster Family

Thomas Lancaster b1794 in Peasmarsh, Sussex and his wife Sarah Carpenter married in 1818, and lived in Ivychurch, raising a … more

Saturday, 8th Sep 2012

Resting Place of Mr Leslie (Les) Handford

Hello Gerald I have a transcript of burials at Battle cemetery (which is in Marley Lane, Battle) and there is … more

Monday, 30th Jul 2012

Sivyer Rootes, Elizabeth Backhouse/Bacchus/Backus

Hello Pat Elizabeth Bacchus was baptised, and her parents married, at the parish church at Beckley – All Saints. I … more

Friday, 27th Jul 2012

Sivyer Rootes, Elizabeth Backhouse/Bacchus/Backus

Hello Pat There is a baptism at Beckley for Elizabeth Bacchus on 7 July 1765, daughter of John and Elizabeth. … more

Wednesday, 9th May 2012

Dorothy Mae Cruttenden

Hello Bev There’s a birth registration for a Dorothy May Cruttenden in the September quarter 1897, Hastings district. At 1901 … more

Friday, 13th Apr 2012

Selmes Family History

I am researching Selmes families from Sussex and all around the world, and have registered my One-Name Study with the … more

Friday, 13th Apr 2012

Gander Family at Bexhill

Hello Trevor Thank you for offering info about the Smith family. I am related just by marriage to the Gander … more

Friday, 16th Mar 2012

Selmes Family History

Hello Susan Simon Selmes, born in 1790, son of Stephen Selmes and Esther / Hester Hubbard, died in January 1797 … more

Friday, 9th Mar 2012

St Mary's Church

Hello Michael There are photos of the font at this site:- http://www.crsbi.ac.uk/search/county/site/ed-sx-battl.html Best wishes Caroline

Sunday, 29th Jan 2012

Old Books

Hello Brenda, I’ve got a copy. Would you like me to look for something in particular? The book’s not indexed, … more

Tuesday, 3rd Jan 2012

Selmes Family History

Hello Phil Happy New Year to you too! I’m sorry but I don’t have a copy of the marriage register … more

Saturday, 31st Dec 2011

Selmes Family History

Hello Phil, I got the details from parish records held at the East Sussex Record Office at Lewes. Good to … more

Saturday, 31st Dec 2011

Selmes Family History

Hello again Tracie, I think Susannah Selmes is the daughter of Simon Selmes and his wife Sarah (Sal)Aylward who married … more

Saturday, 31st Dec 2011

Selmes Family History

Hello Tracie, Susanna Selmes married William Genner at Mountfield on 20 October 1800. I have baptisms for 3 children for … more

Wednesday, 21st Dec 2011

Selmes Family

Hello Emma Edmund Selmes married Sarah Gallop at Ore on 21 November 1831. They had 7 children baptised at Ore, … more

Tuesday, 20th Dec 2011

Ancestry

Hello CarolynI have beem researching my Eldridge family from Battle for many years and have a lot of info. If … more

Tuesday, 6th Dec 2011

Looking for Ancestors

Hello Stephen, Edward Eldridge, husbandman of Westfield, married Jenny Smith at Brede on 25 April 1765. They had two children … more

Sunday, 4th Dec 2011

Looking for Ancestors

Hello Lynn Rebecca Eldridge was baptised at Whatlington on 24 March 1816, parents William and Sarah. Richard Thomas was baptised … more

Sunday, 4th Dec 2011

Cornwell and Cornwall Families

I’ve been researching some Cornwell and Cornwall families in the Heathfield area, so if you are researching your family history … more

Friday, 12th Aug 2011

Selmes Family History

Hello Faith Yes, you’re right, Solomon Selmes was the youngest son of Simon from Sedlescombe. Solomon was baptised at Whatlington … more

Monday, 21st Mar 2011

Richardson Family

Hello Matt, The details of the marriage of David Richardson to Mary Levett at Eastbourne in 1814 came from a … more

Tuesday, 15th Mar 2011

Philadelphia Swift & William Gutsell

Hello Alan I don’t have a connection to the Swift family but have found a baptism for Philadelphia Swift – … more

Tuesday, 15th Mar 2011

Richardson Family

Hello Matt I’ll reply here so that it doesn’t get lost again. I think he’s the David Richardson who was … more

Friday, 11th Mar 2011

Richardson Family

Hello Matthew I replied by e-mail to you on 14 February but have not had any response. Did you receive … more

Wednesday, 9th Feb 2011

Mephams of Battle

Hello Sylvia I have a photo of 35 Lower Lake, taken a few years ago which I can e-mail to … more

Tuesday, 2nd Nov 2010

Selmes Family

Hello Lynne I agree – the Selmes folk are a fascinating family to research. They give their children unusual names … more

Monday, 1st Nov 2010

Selmes Family

Hello Lynne I have 11 children for Simon Selmes and wife Ann, all baptised at Rye:- Spencer bap 1803, he … more

Thursday, 28th Oct 2010

Kamala & Michael Williamson

Hello Brian, At the 1901 census (31st March) your grandfather Walter Ralfe and his parents William and Mary Ann and … more

Saturday, 23rd Oct 2010

The Misses Lee

Hello Diana I don’t know anything about the Lee family, but they didn’t die in the Battle area. Mabel Dorothy … more

Thursday, 21st Oct 2010

Hubbard Family

Hello Keith Stiles Garage is still at 2-3 Upper Lake. You might find the following website of interest www.battle-abbey.co.uk It … more

Monday, 18th Oct 2010

Welfare Family

Hello Kelly, There is a baptism for a Charles Hider at Rye parish church on 30 January 1831, illegitimate son … more

Sunday, 17th Oct 2010

Frank Anderson

Hello Kenneth I remember Frank Anderson (1900 -1967) and Pal Wait (Pelham Wait, 1890 – 1970)from my childhood days in … more

Monday, 20th Sep 2010

Selmes Family

Hello Lynne, Simon Selmes (bachelor of Mountfield) married Ann Matson (spinster of Rye) at Rye on 28 December 1802. So,he … more

Wednesday, 15th Sep 2010

Richardson Family

Hello Rosemary According to the transcript I have, Thomas Burgess was the widower, not Ann Richardson. The fact that she … more

Monday, 12th Apr 2010

Hobden Family

Hi Shona I think that Mercy Relf’s parents were John Relf and Mercy Elizabeth Hobden who married at Brightling on … more

Tuesday, 26th Jan 2010

James Brett

Hello Ann Following on from my earlier message – if James Brett’s wife was called Mary then she could be … more

Tuesday, 26th Jan 2010

James Brett

Hello Ann There is a birth registration for a Hannah Brett at Hastings district Sep q 1842. Under the spelling … more

Tuesday, 9th Jun 2009

Deeprose Family

Hello Melvyn I think your grandfather Frank Deeprose was born In Ninfield in 1879, son of Jesse Deeprose and Hephzibah … more

Wednesday, 27th May 2009

Gander Family at Bexhill

I am interested in the Gander family at Bexhill, particularly descendants of Walter Gander (1823-1865) and his wife Emma Smith. … more

Thursday, 7th May 2009

Selmes Family History

Hello Yvonne Samuel Selmes and Elizabeth Baker are my 6xgreat grandparents. I descend from their son Stephen and his wife … more

Friday, 1st May 2009

Family History

Hello David There’s a marriage given in the IGI/FamilySearch (and the GRO Index) for James Cooper Proctor and Katherine Dawes … more

Friday, 10th Apr 2009

Family History

Hello Mike, Looking at the 1901 census there’s an Amy R Gibbs, age 22, a school teacher,born in Birmingham, living … more

Monday, 19th Jan 2009

First World War Plaque

Hello Ray I don’t have any connection to the Douch family, as far as I’m aware, but thought I’d help … more

Sunday, 11th Jan 2009

Richardson Family

If anybody is researching connections to the Richardson family from Brede, I have a lot of data from the parish … more

Wednesday, 17th Dec 2008

Selmes Family History

Hi Joe If you’d like to give the names of your Selmes ancestors I will try to help. I have … more

Thursday, 11th Sep 2008

Hobden Family

Hello Kerry Ann Richard Hobden (1760-1818) is my 4xgreat grandfather. He married an Elizabeth and they lived at Penhurst, Sussex, … more

Friday, 2nd May 2008

Tracing the Eldridge Family Tree

Hi Janet I’m repeating the message I sent to you via the Westfield site as our Eldridge families are from … more

Friday, 2nd May 2008

Looking for Ancestors

Hi Janet I’ve got Eldridge births from the GRO Indexes up to 1927 so far, and looking at 1919-1927 there … more

Tuesday, 22nd Apr 2008

Tracing the Eldridge Family Tree

Hello Janet Alfred Allen Eldridge was baptised at Battle parish church on 6 April 1856, son of Emery Eldridge and … more

Tuesday, 22nd Apr 2008

Looking for Ancestors

Hello Janet Alfred Allen Eldridge was baptised at Battle parish church on 6 April 1856, son of Emery Eldridge and … more

Friday, 7th Mar 2008

Mepham and Vidler of Battle

Hi Sylvia Here’s what I found: George Vidler, age 66, painter, died 17 March 1883 buried 24 March grave ref: … more

Monday, 25th Feb 2008

Veness Family History

Hello Jeff I suggest you head for the East Sussex County Records Office (ESRO)at Lewes where the parish records are … more

Monday, 25th Feb 2008

Mepham and Vidler of Battle

Hello Sylvia There are 29 Vidler and 35 Mephem (and variants) buried there between 1862, when the cemetery opened, and … more

Saturday, 19th Jan 2008

Veness Family History

Hello Roseleen I have a marriage for Samuel Veness, bachelor, to Sarah Stonestreet, spinster, at Battle on 10 January 1781. … more

Friday, 18th Jan 2008

Mephams of Battle

Hello Sylvia Yes, 35 Lower Lake is still there. My Mum was born there in 1916 and members of her … more

Wednesday, 14th Nov 2007

Hobden Family

I’m researching my Hobden family from Ashburnham and Penhurst area, particularly the family of Richard Hobden and wife Elizabeth and … more

Wednesday, 14th Nov 2007

Selmes Family History

Hi Donald I replied to your message promptly but my reply has not appeared, so here it is again. I’m … more

Tuesday, 6th Nov 2007

Selmes Family History

Hello Donald Stephen Selmes and Hester Hubbard are my 5 x great grandparents. Their daughter Hester/Esther is my 4 x … more

Friday, 26th Oct 2007

Veness Family History

Hello Roseleen I have some baptisms, marriages, and burials for the surname VENESS at Battle parish church and in nearby … more

Saturday, 25th Aug 2007

Selmes Family History

I am researching SELMES families in East Sussex, particularly from the Mountfield, Netherfield, Battle, and Sedlescombe areas. If you have … more

Saturday, 25th Aug 2007

Jam Factory

Hi Jacqui It was called Newbery’s and my Grandfather and parents and an aunt all worked there too. The factory … more

Friday, 10th Aug 2007

Looking for Ancestors

Hello Stephen I’m researching my Eldridge family from the Battle area too so perhaps I can help if you give … more

Friday, 10th Aug 2007

Family History

Hi Kim I think the church would be St Leonard at Hollington, It’s known as the Church in the Wood. … more

Friday, 12th Jan 2007

Looking for Ancestry Information

Hello Diane If you are going to be hunting for graves at Battle it’s worth noting that the churchyard at … more

Friday, 5th Jan 2007

Looking for Ancestors

Hello Tracey I have checked my records taken from Westfield parish registers and find that I do have an entry … more

Friday, 5th Jan 2007

Looking for Ancestors

Hello Tracey Have you looked at the excellent Eldridge website run by Robert Eldridge at www2.hunterlink.net.au/~ddrge/genealogy/families.html It includes info on … more

Monday, 20th Nov 2006

Family History of Selmes

Will Tucker: Hello Will I am interested in the Selmes name too, and have some baptisms for Selmes at Brede … more

Wednesday, 6th Sep 2006

Battle Churches

Ted Lunt: Dear Ted The parish registers for St Mary’s church at Battle are held at the East Sussex County … more

Tuesday, 1st Aug 2006

The Stone House

Carol Stead: Hello Carol The Stone House building still exists. It opened as the Battle Union Workhouse in 1834 and … more

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