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Writtle Archives and Heritage Writtle have just published a book about village life from the Romans up to the end of WW2. Included are memories of the village from WW1 and WW2 from inhabitants and the people it affected. Contact Wendy for details on how to obtain a copy.
I have four ancestors who were baptised in Writtle between 1829 and 1835: Henry, Caroline, George and Sarah Ann Oatham. The parents were Samuel Oatham and Susannah Dowsett who already had one child, George, born at Beddington in Surrey. After 1835 the family moved into the East End of London where more children were born. Does anyone have information on what happened to Caroline? I'd like to hear from anyone researching this family.
red mail Porter/Copsy/Rison/Harvey Family search
Great grandfather Edward Porter of Writtle, born about 1834, married to Rachel Copsey possibly from Ingave. 1861 Census has them at 75 George street Chelmsford These two married at the Independent Chapel, London street Chelmsford 25 DEC 1852. Their son, Another Edward, born 12 June 1853, married Mary Ann Rison 25 Dec 1873. 1881 census address for them is Mary Street in Poplar Their granddaughter Florence May Porter b 29 June 1892, married George Arthur Harvey born 9 Sept 1890. Cannot find him on 1871 census. If it rings any bells with you I'd love to hear from you Jeanette
Educating Writtle School Days and Childhood Memories
This book has recently been published by Writtle Archives, and includes the history of 19th century private schools in the village as well as the National, Board and Council schools. There is a chapter on Greenbourne Boys Home, and more recent memories of school and growing up in Writtle. This could help expand your knowledge of life in Writtle from your ancestors point of view. Contact Wendy for details
red mail John George
Searching for information on John George married to Jane (Cole?) We are trying to establish if a John George of Writtle is the same John George who emigrated to Virginia, USA in the 1630's. Any information on the George family in or around Writtle or hints on where to look would be appreciated. We already checked SEAX but the records don't go back far enough.
red mail Fitch/Palmer - Writtle
My tree goes back to Cornelius Fitch and Ann Palmer who lived in Writtle (as did a couple of generations after them) in the mid 1700s. They bred prolifically and I have lots of info if anyone's looking! Look forward to hearing from distant family! Gill
red mail Woodfine/Palmer
As I understand it, John Woodfine married Rebecka Palmer in Writtle on 19 February 1791. Can anyone help me fill in the details about their parents and family please.
red mail DINES/MOTTS of Writtle Essex
I am trying to trace Elizabeth Dines Born ?1758 Writtle Essex - married John Mott 1779. Children Elizabeth B1784 Writtle, John 1787 Thomas 1789 William 1795. Would appreciate any help. Thanks Pat Australia
red mail Brewster - Writtle
I am looking for any information regarding my maternal grabdafather's family of Brewster. My Grandad Wilf was born in Ingatestone in 1901, his father George Thomas Brewster in Mountnessing in 1867 and his father George Brewster in Writtle in 1832. He was married to ELizabeth Stone of Mountenssing. I am still checking but believe his father may have been Benjamin Brewster born in Writtle in 1786
red mail cook, elias short
Looking for my ancestor Elias Short Cook. He joined West Essex Militia Dec 1, 1807 sent to Dublin Barracks discharged July 10 1813-1816 born in writtle? m Mary ? c 1807 and had 4 children William, George, John, Sophia all born in Writtle. Cannot find marriage record, birth or death record of Elias
red mail WILKS
Hi Does anyone have information on the WILKS family from Writtle. Goerge Wilks b. 1811 was a shoemaker in 1841 in Waterloo Street. He was married to Mary ? and they had 4 children Henry, John, George and Mary. His son John WILKS b. 1834 married Ellen ? b. 1832 in writtle. They had 6 children and the boys were mostly gardeners in and around Essex. One was a ground breaking hothouse specialist who travelled all over the UK for the gentry. Any info would be great Thanks
red mail john clements 1771abt
John Clements and Mary Clements living in Writtle 1841 looking to find the parents of John Clements
Puffetts from Writtle
Puffett Robert born 1825 Writtle, looking for descendants to complete family tree.
red mail Dines of Writtle
am searching for Dines from Writtle particulary John Dines Ag Labourer married Mary A...... Fron gt Waltham Essex any help appreciated. Son George Dines Married Charlotte Porter eventually move to Willesden London
red mail edward roast
looking for any information on edward roast,sarah lucking(his wife).edward was born in writtle did he have siblings? what were his parents called? if you can help please reply.
red mail George Claydon
George owened 4 Public Houses, 2 Brewries, Village Smithy & Cooperage, also several farms in the local area. He died 1950 aged 94 in Chelmsford. He was 7' 2" tall and could Drink the Pub Dry. His eldest Son George was the works Manager of Hofmans in Chelmsford; 2nd son went to Canada near Kitchener, Had several Sons, some went to New Zealand; He had Land Grant from Canadian Government 1901, Did very well and took over other Land grants; Daughter Eva lived Gallywood Road near Hospital.
Hinkin Hollington Anderson Payne
Looking for an aunt of Jessie Henrietta Hinkin (1887-1938) who worked as a cook for a wealthy family in Writtle before she married Edward John Hollington (1884-1953) in West Ham in 1910. Would anyone know who the "wealthy" family were?
red mail Quinn Family
I am looking for information on relatives of my Greatx2 Grandfather John Quinn born in Writtle in 1818. His wife was Jane and he had 10 children including my great grandfather Samuel Quinn. Any information gratefully received.
red mail mays
I'm searching more info on my family history.My grandfather (born 1893) was one of ten children to a George Mays born in 1853.George lived all his life in Writtle, as had his family before him for about 150 years, or as far back as we can trace. Church records are incomplete, due to a fire where many records were lost.One of my Grandfather's sisters was an Alice Mays, who at one time was landlady of the 'Hare & Hounds' pub in Roxwell, who later passed it onto her son.
red mail Gamble/Gambel
Abraham Gamble (also seen it spelt Gambel) married Mary Ann Harrington in Writtle in 1866. Mary Ann had daughter Celia before she married Abraham and then they had at least Abraham abt. 1869 and Charlotte abt. 1870. Celia died aged 14 but would love to hear from anyone who has any of the other names in their family tree. Ta! Lynda
red mail Blanks & Quinns
Abigail Harrington first married Frances Blanks in 1863, then William Quinn in 1871. trying to indo. on children from both marriages. I believe the families lived in and around the Writtle area, so if you know anything I would love to hear from you. Lynda
red mail BLOWS
Searching for any information regarding BLOWS of Writtle and surrounding areas.
Squire of Writtle - Wood 1820
Looking for any information on the Wood Family. Charles Wood was the only son of the Squire of Writtle. Maried Ann Penny in 1816 had a son Thomas Fredrick in 1817 and immigrated to Sth Africa in 1820 as member of Sephton's party on 'Aurora'. His daughter Charlotte was my great x2 grandmother.
red mail Hilliard Family
Church Records show earliest entry of Robert and Anne c 1600 and then to about 1900. The record does not seem to be complete. Brian Hilliard son of Frank, son of Walter son of Edward, son of Edward, son of Edward, son of Robert, Son of Jonathan, sonof Robert and and Anne would be interested to hear from other descendents of the Hilliard family with a view to completing a family tree
red mail George Collis
Any information on 19C Collis family, particularly the parents of George Collis and his birth (around 1819)
red mail Theological Controversialist D. 1654
From The Century Cyclopedia of Names 1895 John Bastwick was born at Writtle in Essex in 1593 and died 1654. An English Physician and Protestant theological controversialist. He was imprisoned and fined by the Star Chamber in 1634 on account of his -Flagellum Pontificis - and in 1637 for his - Letanie of Dr. John Bastwicke - in which he roundly denounced episcopacy. He was released in 1640 and his fine returned to him.
red mail School
Would like to hear from anyone who went to Writtle Boys School c.1939-1945. Or having interest in the village for that period.
Writtle Archives
We have transcriptions of all the Parish Registers from 1634, and all the census returns plus monumental inscriptions, old photographs and historical books and documents. These can be researched in person or by e mail (for a small donation).
Looking For Horslen In Writtle - Early 19c
Names: Horslen
red mail Writtle, William Of
known sometimes as William of Writtle, also son of John Pinchon (later spelled Pynchon emg to USA, founder of Springfield, Massachusetts.) Interest in mother Jane EMPSON, whose father was Sir Richard Empson. Interested in place of Origin as well asSir Richard Empson

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