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  • Ethel Sams the Stonehouse 1937 – Any info?

    Hello – I’m looking for any information about my father’s mother – Ethel Sams. She lived at the Stone House in 1937 – she was a domestic servant at 4 Stanley Road Hastings in 1937. That’s all I have – any info very welcome. with thanks. Alison Reffell. … read more

  • Simmons and Morgan Families

    Are there any members of the Simmons family in Battle, related to James Edward, and Mary Simmons who migrated to Australia with their oldest child, Charlotte Anna, in 1878; and Mary Simmons was Mary Morgan, daughter of James Morgan who worked at Battle Abbey for many years,as Assistant to a number of different Dean’s…. I … read more

  • Veness / Venis Family

    It is a bit odd for messages on the Battle message board to not appreciate that to look for the origin of the Venis, Venus, Veness etc family name, all you need to do is look at the list of the “Compagnons” of William the Conqueror listed in the roll of compagnons held at Battle … read more

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  • Veness Family

    I need some help with my Veness family tree. I have Frances Emily Caroline Veness but can’t decide if iv’e got her ancestors correct.If anyone thinks they can help I will be very happy. Thank you. … read more

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  • Veness Family

    Hello, I have just found this web site and I see there are many old messages about the Veness family of Bexhill. My Grandmother was Frances Emily Caroline Veness 1871 – 1957 (illegitimate) daughter of Emily Elizabeth Veness. Frances E C married Thomas John Veness 1871 – 1947. I was just wondering if there was … read more

  • Blackman Family Search

    Hi, I’m a lost Blackman searching various Blackman lines throughout Kent. Looking for a tree to fit into or some DNA to compare with. Are there any Blackmans on this site who could help me? Thank you, Tanya … read more

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  • Farming in Battle

    Hi, It’’s been awhile since my last post but I have been busy redoing my Family Tree. I wonder if anyone can suggest where I can get hold of old maps of the area? I am trying to get a visual idea of where the family were located from 1580 – 1841. Also I need … read more

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  • Venice Nicholas of Brightling

    As there is now a great deal of information and images available I decided to check what was known, this is how I discovered that Nicholas possibly should be a Villaine or Vyllan. I found the alternative surname Villaine while trying to figure out why Venis events were happening in Brightling then disappearing before appearing … read more

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  • Family History of Sargent

    I’m researching the Sargent surname from Battle circa 1780’s. Planning a trip to visit your beautiful town. Thank you. … read more

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  • John Bacon Vaness

    I’ve just been reading on here and he is my great grandad he was married to Amelia Howell I’ve just found this out on ancestry is anyone connected to this family tree? Thanks Suzanne … read more

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Ethel Sams the Stonehouse 1937 – Any info?

Hello – I’m looking for any information about my father’s mother – Ethel Sams. She lived at the Stone House … more

Simmons and Morgan Families

Are there any members of the Simmons family in Battle, related to James Edward, and Mary Simmons who migrated to … more

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