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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Veness Genetics

    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, ... read more

  • Wood / Lester / Morgan

    Any contacts with these surnames out there? Happy to exchange info. Barbara Carberry on [email protected] ... read more

  • John Veness and Ann Brett

    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. ... read more

  • Pepper Family

    My great great grandfather was James W Pepper born in 1842 died 1915. We live in Eastbourne, just wondered if there is any peppers still around in Battle, would be great if anyone knows more of the family history. Thanks, Sue Rouse ... read more

  • Geneology

    Hi, I am trying to contact people following the surnames, Oliver, French, Bone, Barden, Hathaway. If these names ring a bell please let me know. Nick ... read more

  • Family Tree

    i am tracing my family tree my three times great grandfather was john robinson born in battle 1805 he lived at farthing cottage i would love to know if this exists today with the same name and any other information regard to brothers and sisters. ... read more


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