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Essex (County, ESS) Essex
County town: Chelmsford
Other major towns: Ilford, Southend on Sea, West Ham
Origins of Name: Land of the East Saxons, Anglo Saxon
Population 1801: 227,682
Population 1961: 2,288,058
Acreage: 978,056
Urban Land 1961: 28.7%
 
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red mail Signaller SAMKIN, Essex Rgt. World War I
On 13th Aug. 1916 my Great Uncle L. Cpl. Bernard George LAMPARD was killed by a German shell near THIEPVAL, Somme. Signaller SAMKIN witnessed the death. He wrote several letters to Bernard's sister, Ethel Wilson, of Platt's Heath (my grandmother) and their mother, Kate Smurthwaite, of Bognor. In one letter he said that he hoped to meet them if he suvived the war, he would then be able to tell them more about what happened. I have often wondered if the meeting took place? In one letter S. Samkin says that before the War he was a ship's steward with G.E.R. channel steamers running between Harwich and Rotterdam, he had one brother and 3 married sisters. If there is anyone out there who is a decendant or relation of S. SAMKIN, I would be thrilled to hear from them.
Joseph Bourne b
Joseph Bourne b c1810 Engineer/Patternmaker/Waterman Daughter Elizabeth Hannah Bourne b c1834 m William Rogers 1854 Clapham Surrey. Any info about this Bourne family would be appreciated as have hit a blank wall. Sorry Bert, could you please send me your reply again as I lost it before I could print it. Many thanks, Judith
red mail Patrick Nelson
Looking for any relations of Patrick Nelson,born around the 1930s.He went to the Halifax area possibly looking for work.
Charles Paulin
Charles Samuel Paulin was born in Woolwich in 1823, married Sarah Bland in 1851 , They both died in 1901 in Essex. Is there anybody researching this family.
Fitch and Mildmay Families
Am looking to find out if there are family links between these two families in the 1780-1800 time frame. They worked in high-profile jobs together, but did they inter-marry? The Mildmays were based mostly in Chelmsford, Essex and the Fitch families were in various other Essex villages: Bocking and Writtle, etc. Would like to know about Thomas Fitch of "the Parish of St Peter" and how he came to be tried before a Grand Jury. Also can anyone shed light on what happened between the Bishop of Rochester and Lewis Disney Fitch (aka Ffytche, Fffytche) which resulted in the Bishop getting ownership of Danbury Place, later Danbury Palace? Any information gratefully received.
red mail francis derek buck
i'm looking for any details about francis derek buck sr. he's from essex,maried a filipina
red mail perry
Trying to find out any information about a Douglas George Perry during World War 1, he served with the essex yeomanry. I believe he was awarded the Military Medal, but i cant find any info,i would like to know in what action and why he was awarded the MM. Thanks
red mail James smith
I'm looking for my grandad he had a wife called Veronica who died and 3 children linda Beverley and Martin he used to live in killamarsh before moving to Essex if anyone can help me I'd appreciate it I'm sorry I don't have much information to go on
red mail Fyffe
For Family tree research looking for Margaret Fyffe born 1924 Essex married name John or Wilton-John , Ian David Fyffe born 1927 and Robert C Fyffe born Essex 1931 or any family of these people , I am a relation , any help greatly appreciated , parents were Malcolm and Daisy Fyffe nee Hedges ,
george aley
Has any-one got a George Aley born about 1888, in their family tree. He was in the army. Carol
red mail THE BUCKS
I am looking for any information about my grandfathers family. My grandfathers mother and father were Albert Buck born in rickinghall suffolk ( He was a Blacksmith ) and his wife mary Buck (nee Green) they had 17 children 1 girl and 16 boys and apart from my grandad Reginald. I know of Frank, Fred, Clifford ,Ernest, Claude, Edward,George, Percy, Bertie, David, Freddie and Ethel. When my grandad was born a few of his older brother had already moved out and moved away and so he didnt know a couple of them. A lot of them were born lived in Fingringhoe/Tollshunt Darcy/ Brightlingsea Any information would be greatly appreciated thank you.

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