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red mail LAPPAGE - Polstead, Layham, Hadleigh, Stanway (Essex)
Looking for the family of John Lappage b. 1711 in Polstead. I understand he had three sisters: Elizabeth, Sarah and Judith, 1704, 1706 and 1709 respectively. All born Polstead. Parents John Lappage and Ann Richardson who came from Hadleigh. I am especially interested in any further siblings, particularly male. I believe that John moved to Stanway in Essex when he married. There are also Lappages of the same and subsequent generation living in Copford, Essex. At present I lack the link to put them all together. In particular I have names Daniel, Solomon and William. There are no Essex Lappages prior to John's marriage to Elizabeth Buntin in Stanway in 1734. Any information would be gratefully received.
red mail Carter Descendants in Polstead, Suffolk
Looking for information/links to Carter Family in Polstead,Suffolk re Mary Carter who obtained settlement in Polstead in 1770. Also seeking clarification of the Spanish connection (Juba name). Mary Carter is my Gx4 grandmother. Please contact me with any information.
red mail baalham
I'm looking for the parents of Robert Baalham born 1794 in polstead . He was married to Sarah cousins in 1818 and died in 1849 aged about 55. Think he was a carpenter. Any info would be great fully received.
James Holmes (b:1804, Kersey)moved with family (F: John Holmes M: Susan Riddleston) to Hadleigh/Polstead. Apparently he fathered illegit child with Caroline Sage in 1827 (named: James Sage). Before birth of child James H and his younger brother Henry H had both been arrested for stealing (in Polstead) and transported to NSW for 7yrs. Some time after birth of James S, Caroline married Benjamin Hazell and had 2 more children Benjamin Hazell (1835) and Caroline Hazell (1841). Suffolk Record Office "Bastardy Examination" 1831 reveals, "Caroline Hazell wife of Benjamin Hazell, late Caroline Sage, James Holmes late of Hadleigh, labourer, being the father, 11th February 1831." James Sage, at age 21, was also convicted of stealing (a coat in Polstead) and transported to Hobart for 7 yrs. He is my Gx2 grandfather. I am hoping to make contact with any Holmes/Sage/Hazell/Riddleston families in Polstead, Hadleigh, Kersey, or Stoke by Nayland. John
red mail COUSINS
I am looking for information on history of my nan EMILY MARY ANN COUSINS b 1897 approx, she lived next door to the red barn murders cottage ABOUT 40 YEARS EARLIER also her mother and father I believe he worked for the local squire?
red mail King/Farrow Polstead 1768
Trying to find further info, James King married Susannah (Susan)Farrow 30 Dec 1768 in Nayland or Whitston, The only James King i Can find that comes close was born in Polstead 7th Nov 1742, Father James and Mother Ellen of Polstead, any info that can help me link them and additional info on James and Ellen, would be much appreciated as i have come to a bit of a wall. Thanks Gary
Great Great Grandfather.
I am trying to trace my great great grandfather, William Dixen Grimsey. He was born in Polstead in 1824. He was the illegitimate son of Sarah Grimsey and William Dixon Green. I would be most grateful for any help. Jonathan.
red mail Spanish Connection - Surname Juba
Looking for a possible family connection in the area surrounding Polstead in Suffolk. A family story has surfaced that my gx4 grandmother Mary Carter b. ???? married a Spanish man with the surname of Juba. This would have been around 1760-1780. If anyone has family connections to this name would you please contact me.
red mail William Cooper - Polstead
Trying to find information on William Cooper who married Mary Carter in Polstead in 1780. They had a child born about 5 months after their marriage also called William. Mary Carter is believed to be my gx3 grandmother she married William Cooper a widower. Mary Carter had two illegitimate children John Carter b. 1771 and James Carter b. 1775. If anyone has information on this family pls contact me.
red mail King Family - Polstead
Another brickwall. I have a copy of a letter sent to my great great grandfather Robert Carter dated January 12th 1856. In this letter it says that James Carter is the writers brother inlaw. Last name on the letter is King. First name is anyones guess? Looks like Thos, Theo? Does any member of King family know of marriage of James Carter from Polstead into their family? Thanks heaps, Kerry
red mail Roper-Carter Family Polstead Suffolk - Any time period
Brickwall. Looking for information on John Carter married to Mary Roper Nov 1792. Children were born in Polstead. James b.1799, Robert b.1801 (convict NSW Australia) , William b.1796. , Sarah b. 1798, Mary b. 1794 and John b. 1792. If anyone could help, would love to make family connection. I am the great great grand daughter of Robert Carter.
Searching desparately for any 'Pilbury' relations past and present in Polstead Suffolk. My Grt grandma Esther Pilbury was born Polstead Heath 1882. She had several brothers and sisters. If anyone is aware of Pilbury's or spouses living in Polstead or surrounding villiages, either now or in history please please let me know. I need help!! (census's also spell 'Pilbury' as Pilbro,Pilbrow,Pelbrau) Thanks v much
red mail Philip Baalham
Looking for information on Philip Baalham. He was a Soldier married to a Mary (Looking for the marriage) also looking for the baptism of two of their daughters, Ann and Margaret born Dublin Ireland. Dates around circa 1820 please. The rest of the children were born in Polstead, Suffolk, where most of the Baalham family come from. Philip dies in 1840 in Polstead.
red mail Humphrey Anger Rudd
I have researched back as far as Frederick Humphrey marrying Amelia Rudd in 29 July 1876. Any information regarding any family members gratefully received.
red mail King family
Looking for ancestors or descendants of James King born about 1745 in Polstead.His family may possibly have been Quakers. He married Susanna Farrow around 1768, and may then have moved to Stoke by Nayland, where his 11 children were born.
red mail Lilley Family Polstead
My family originate from Polstead and can be traced back to 1582 at least. Anyone who can help with Lilley, Dyer, Martin, Stow please contact me.
red mail Dyer family of Polstead and Boxford
I am researching the Dyer family tree, most of whom originate in Polstead. I have traced the family back directly to Benjamin Dyer born Boxford approx 1751, died Stoke by Nayland 1793, m.Ann Holbrow Dec.1771 and they had 7 children including Thomas Dyer from whom my husband is descended. Any family connections who would like to contact me?
Huguenot portrait painter
Would be pleased to hear from anyone who has heard the story of a Huguenot portrait painter by the name of De la Poore (or variant)who fled from France and was commissioned to paint the portrait of a wealthy Suffolk family possibly from Polstead or one of the surrounding villages. He then eloped with one of the daughters.
red mail Chippington Research
Researching as a one named study my family name, several Suffolk / Essex villages along Stour Valley
red mail Polstead
Mary Brand b 1582 father William m Judith
red mail Mann family
Is there anyone who could help with the Mann family of Polstead, I have arthur born 1865 who married Martha Chippington.
in 1960/70 I attended a wedding between ? Coe and ? Andrews. They later divorced. Does anyone have any idea who the ?Coe connection was? I think she went to Canada after the divorce
Kate Goode
Great Aunt Kate Goode nee Fell, married to Harry? Goode lived in Polstead until she died sometime after 1945. Does anyone have any information about her, her husband or her adopted daughter?
red mail Towns family
The Towns family lived in and around Polstead as far back as William b. 1778, but obviously before that too. There seems to have been a large family most of whom were farmers, ag. labourers etc. Several William Towns 1803, 1827, 1828, 1850, 1851. presumably cousins or related in some way in such a relatively small place. Are there any relations of the Towns out there still? My great,great-grandparents were William and Sarah Towns born 1828 and 1831 respectively, she in Bury St Edmunds, but living as a farmer in Polstead with 119 acres in 1861 census. Daughter Ellen Towns b 1855.
Mill Lane, Polstead
Looking for information on Frederick Humphrey/Humphries born 1851 on Mill Lane, Polstead, Married to Amelia Rudd. Especially looking for complete census for Mill Lane 1861. My information for this census is not complete. Will reimburse anyone who could get this information for me.
Searching for anyone directly related to Joseph and Charlotte on Mill Lane and their son Frederick, born 1851 married to Amelia Rudd, born 1855.
Polstead, Suffolk.
Ann Dyer christened on 16 Oct 1814 at Polstead. She married John Kedge on 24 Apr 1839 at Polstead. Her Parents were Thomas Dyer and Ann Dyer nee` Watson. Can any one help me with information on, or where I can find it for the Dyer and Watson families
red mail Frederick Holder - Mark Wood Farm
I am looking for information on the history of Mark Wood Farm with particular reference to Frederick Holder who kept pigs there between 1901 and 1910 or thereabouts
Lionel Britton (Novelist and Playwright)
I'm researching for a PhD on the work of the very obscure writer Lionel Britton (1887-1971), most of whose unpublished work is held at a library in the USA. I haven't yet been there, but someone has informed me of the contents of his will (of which there is no record in this country). Apart from several charities, he also left his copyright royalties to 'the vicars and churchwardens of Polstead' in Suffolk. I have no idea what connection he had with Polstead: he was born at Astwood Bank near Redditch, spent most of his life in London, and died in Margate. I wonder if anyone can enlighten me. Thanks in advance. (His mother - née Thomas - married Francis le Breton a few years after the death of his father. His sister was Ada, and his brothers Cyril and Percy. He never married and had a 40-year relationship with Sinead Acheson - a London solicitor. I know of no children.) Tony, Nottingham
red mail John Stow - Circa 1790
John Stow is my 3 times great grandfather. He married Mary Boar on 31st October 1809 in Polstead, Suffolk and they had the following children all born in Polstead. Mary 1810, Martha 1812, Sarah 1816, Maria, 1818, John 1821, Hannah 1825; Esther 1828;William 1831. Nothing further is known regarding father John and Mary Boar but if anyone has knowledge of the above please get in touch.
red mail James Baker - Circa 1790
James Baker is my 3 times great grandfather. He married Sarah ???? and they had at least 6 children: Sarah 1816, Lucy 1818, Jonathan 1821, Emma 1822. All were born in Boxford, Suffolk. No facts are known regarding the origin of father James or Sarahand so far their wedding has not been traced. I am interested in any information regarding James and Sarah or any of the children.
Martens Of Polstead
red mail Pryke / Jacobs
James PRYKE, s/o James PRYKE and Catherine christened Polstead 7 September 1753 married Mary JACOBS at Polstead 6 July 1759. James buried at Polstead 10 November 1800. Three children found so far, all christened at Polstead. James (1769); Lucy (1780,died young) and Elizabeth (1786)

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