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Hayes Cottages
Poole family lived at Hayes Cottage, Beckley c 1904 - 1909 as gamekeepers. Believed to have been employed by Christie or Pennefather family. Have red and cream pottery items supposedly made by the charcoal burners in Beckley Woods for the family inscribed with their names. Interested in any knowledge of Hayes Lane (now Peasmarsh) and particularly gamekeeping
I am a direct desendant of Silas Gill and Mercy Catt of beckley if anyone has info they are willing to exchange I would be extremely interested thank you
red mail Blundell
Looking for information re great grandmother, Mary Ann BLUNDELL, born in Beckley Q3 1868, daughter of George Blundell, born 1842 Tonbridge, and Caroline COSSOM (COSSAM, COSHAM) born c1841 Wadhurst. Believe that George BLUNDELL may have been blacksmith.
red mail John Tanner
In 1775 or thereabouts John Tanner (b. Beckley 1755) joined the army and marched to the west country, Why, what war? His father, also called John, had died in Beckley when he was only 5 years old in 1760 at the age of 37. Cause of death? He remained in Cornwall, married and had a family. He only returned to Sussex in later life and died in Ditchling, his fathers birthplace in 1760. Can anyone help with my 2 questions?
Thomas Lacey 1830-1898 was born in Beckley and married Martha Sharp in Tenterden in 1879. I would like to find out his parents names. William John Lacey 1895-1929 (my grandfather) was born in Tenterden and had a father with the same names who was a farmer. What is the connection between Thomas and William John Lacey senior? Can anyone help me?
red mail Unicombe
My grandmother was Alice Elizabeth Unicombe. Her father was either Elgar (or Algar) or Alfred Shepherd Unicombe. Elgar was born in 1865 to William & Elizabeth nee Peckham. Elgar was a bricklayer. I would like any information on the family - there seems to have been several Unicombes living in Beckley in the 19th century & I'm not clear yet how they were all related. Alice went on to marry William Charles Thomas in Worthing in 1909.
red mail Knowlden, Sarah
I am seeking any information about my great-great grandmother Sarah Knowlden (Knowlding) born about 1824 at Beckley, Her father Henry was possibly a blacksmith. Sarah arrived in NSW about 1839, married a James Barlow in Sydney in 1848, spent most of her life in Hill End/ Tambaroora area NSW - pioneers in a gold rush town. Sarah died in Hill End in 1908.
red mail Mrs Vincett
Mrs Vincett was caretaker of the Beckley Institute & Library (later know as the Parish Rooms) from 1905 until 1952 when she retired due to ill health. We have traced her through Parish Room minutes throughout this time but, as we are having an exhibition of 100 years of the Village Hall, we would like further details of her - family, a photo etc. Can ayone help?
John Gill married Sarah Fielder in 1792 and they had 9 children (3 of whom sailed to Australia in the early to mid 1800's.William Gill m. Susannah Creed in Beckley, Silas Gill m. Mercy Catt in Beckley and John King m. Dinah Gill in Beckley. John King married firstly Francis Dewhurst/Jewess and they had Edward & Sarah. Edward married Harriet Gill and they too emmigrated to Australia with the bounty scheme. Does anyone know of these family. I have lots of info on their Australian life.
red mail Blacksmith
I am looking to trace relatives who may still be living in Beckley. My great great grandfather was the village blacksmith in the 1880's
red mail Wenham
I am looking for David Wenham,s parents. David born Beckley 1840, married Kate Dengate 1870 & died 1890
red mail Sinden Family - Beckley Sussex
Looking for information about Sinden Family have information back as far as 1840's from 1881 census. Any information welcome
Sewing Mistress
My great grandmother attended Beckley school in the 1870's. She often told of the sewing mistress there, an older lady with one hand. She would lay her sewing across the arm stump and pin or sew with the good hand. Woe betide any of the girls who spoke in class or did the wrong thing. They would be tapped hard on the head with a thimbled finger.
red mail Vincett
Hi I am looking for relatives of Herbert Vincett, born 1836
Looking for descendents of Richard and Sarah Luck (nee Susana) who married in Beckley 1760. My line is through their son William and Mary (Padgham), William and Serene (Piper), William and Mary Ann (Gill) to Clara Luck born Beckley 1872
red mail Monks'
William Monk b1764? married Hannah Merrick in 1792 does anyone have any information on their children or Williams' father.
red mail Venner
John Venner (Shoemaker) born October 24, 1802, Beckley Sussex, his wife Harriett Smith born abt 1810, Beckley Sussex, Married: (Date: NA). Known Children: (All born Beckley East sussex) Thomas Venner born abt 1828, John Venner born September 27, 1829, Mary Ann Venner born December 15, 1831, Jane Venner born August 31, 1834, Emma Venner born December 20, 1835, Caroline Venner born November 12,1837, Miriam or ?Hiram? Venner born November 24,1839, William Venner born July 4, 1841, Harriett Vennerborn February 1, 1843, George Venner born June 13,1847, Edward Venner born March 28,1850. Family shown on 1851 Census at Main Road Shoemakers Shop (Little Horsepen) Beckley. Looking for any information on parents of this John Venner...Thomas Vennerand his wife Dinah or ?Diana? Backus and his grandparents Thomas Venner and his wife Amy or ?Ami?.
red mail Cavey,Reeves,Clark,Hodges
William CAVEY (Game keeper) married Rebecca REEVES 1815 Staplehurst Kent. Had 5 children, Samuel, Caroline, Emma, Thomas and Stephen, all born Peasmarsh, Sussex. Stephen married Charlotte CLARK 1857. Had 3 sons, that I can find, William Levi b 1858,( Master builder, Ostler, Inn Keeper) married Fanny (Frances?) HODGES 1884 Northiam Eng.

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