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Hodges families of mid-Sussex villages.
Looking for any info on Hodges surnames. Henry Hodges, a gardener, (my g'father) , d 1954, in Ditchling, Sussex. Previously lived Burgess Hill, Hassocks, Lindfield. I know he had brothers, all born late 1800's. One of these brothers was a gardener at Great Walstead and lived in a tiny cottage in the grounds. Another lived in Horam, and one more in Haywards Heath. Anyone out there also researching Hodges? Thank you, Anna.
JEAN GREEN, nee HODGES, of Ditchling.
Does anyone remember Jean HODGES, moved to Ditchling just before WW2? Previously lived in Burgess Hill(b1920) Hassocks and Keymer. Married to Herbert John GREEN ("Jack" b 1919) in 1940/41. Early war years she was in Land Army, and then Red Cross. A daughter, Anne, born 1943. They lived with Jean's father, Henry HODGES, gardener, at Sandrock Cottages, High Street, Ditchling, while Jack was in the R.A.M.C. Jack left the family about 1944/5. Divorce was in the mid50s. Somewhen between March1948-March 1949 sadly Jean had a baby that was not Jack's. He or she was immediately adopted due to the strict social climate of those times. Jean is now 95 and in severe dementia care. If anyone has any vague memory, snippet of info, or any tiny bit of news that they can pass on then I would be SO grateful. ( Were YOU that adopted baby?). Please Help. (I have found from online info that Jack died in Chichester 2005, approx. I have no memory of him at all).
I "m researching my Mothers family who moved from Preston, a small village nr. Hull, Kingston-Upon- Hull, is the corre ct name, in East Yorkshire. I believe thatutcher that one sister moved to Ditchling, another Olive and her brother Edward, or Ted. to Chichester. another sister Ivy may have moved to another village nearby. Mother also had 2 other brothers, Alf, or Ralph, her Father had been a pork butcher. in Preston. Uncle Ted had been in the Air Force, I think they all moved in the 1930s. any information appreciated, Ken.
red mail Packett
Researching the Packett family from Ditchling. I know Mary Ann Packett was born in Ditchling in 1825, her father, John, also from Ditchling was a shepherd. Mary Ann married William Goodman from Bedfordshire in 1841. They then moved to East London where Mary Ann was a Dress Maker. Would love to hear from anyone researching the Packett family. Thank you.
red mail ALDRIDGE
Henry Aldridge b.1801, Pyecombe, married Bridget WELCH, in 1831 at Whitechapel, Middlesex, returned to Pyecombe to raise their family (Mary, Henry, Edward, Ann and Sarah). Have been able to find three siblings for Henry b.1801: Elizabeth, Ann and William. The generations prior to Henry were born in Ditchling. Has anyone any knowledge of this family? Could there be an Aldridge/HAYDEN connection? Surname Keywords: Aldridge, HAYDEN, WELCH, FARRANT
red mail STACE family
Seek linkup with those researching STACE in and near Ditchling, Lewes, Sussex - in 1800s & 1900s.
red mail James and Amelia Hoadley
Researching Hoadley family from Ditchling/Lewes - particularly parents of James Hoadley born 1811 and John Hoadley born 1812, both of whom emigrated to Australia in 1838.
red mail The Davey family
I am researching the Davey family who lived in Ditchling and Hurstpierpoint. Am particularly looking for details of the parents of John Davey b c 1714 in Ditchling and the family of his wife,Deborah Friend. In hopes Eric
red mail Ditchling
Turners-Am researching the family line and am seeking any information/photos/anecdotes regarding the Turner families who lived at Standean Farm,and at the Boweries in Ditchling.They were farm labourers and shepherds in the area.Are there any still living I wonder.Would love to hear from anyone with more info.
red mail Anthony Tanner
I am looking for the parents of Anthony Tanner born in Ditchling in 1635.He died in Ditchling in 1696. His wife was Martha (nee Lucksford) she was born in East Grinstead in 1644 and died in 1712 in Ditchling. Their children were Edwad b.1674, Jane b.1676, Sarah b. 1679, Anthony b.1681, and Elizabeth b.1684 The families births deaths and mariage was all at St Margarets Ditchling.
red mail Peacock, Legg, Haybittle
I am researching into my family history. Lily Marcia Legg b 1897 & Fredrick John Peacock b.1894 lived in Ditchling buried at Sayers Common. Also John Edward Peacock b 1871 & Emily Caroline Haybittle
red mail Cherriman, Waller, Avery
Researching my mothers family, Cherriman or Cherryman, Waller and Avery. My Grandfather was Albert Cherriman 1874-1947 and my Grandmother was Mary Ann Elizabeth Waller 1874-1955
My great grandfather HENRY LEANEY HOLLINGDALE was born in Ditchling in 1834c> He was living there with his mother ANN and siblings CALEB b1832c CAROLINE b1836c and JAMES b1837c. By 1851 they were in Chailey Workhouse. Henry and Caleb settled in London. James married Esther Ware and for a time was the Publican at Half Moon P>H. in Balcombe. Their father's name was JAMES LEANEY(LINNEY) HOLLINGDALE on the Marriage Certificates. All I can find in the Ditchling Parish records are for the Baptisms of HENRY and CALEB LEANEY to JAMES AND ANN LEANEY. I have been looking for 25 years and now unfortunately I cannot travel to Sussex any more. can anyone help me ? I would appreciate any information, and would love to hear from any decendant from this family. .
red mail David Ashdown
I'm looking for info on the parents and siblings of David Ashdown born 1796 in Ditchling. He married Hope Norman (born 1800) July 1821 in Westmeston.
red mail Browne
The Browne family is buried near the Old Meeting House. Henry Browne and his wife Caroline are buried there. Have the other members of the family been recorded? I am paticularly interested in the names of Henry's parents.
red mail Waller in Ditchling
Researching family/descendants of Wallers born and living in Ditchling in 1800's. These include Elizabeth Waller born 1833 and her father George Waller born about 1805. Elizabeth Waller married Joseph Dawes or Daws of Uckfield.
red mail Hemsley - Jeffery, Ditchling
Interested in any info regarding James and Anne Hemsley (nee Jeffery) who married at Ditchling church 1828. Would like to know who James' parents were (he was born in Ditchling abt 1806-1809).
Mary Ann Packett married John Hoadley 1835 in Dichling they sailed for Australia on the Amelia Thompson in 1838,with their children Mary Ann 3 and son George 19 months,sadly John jumped overboard on the voyage,and baby George died in Quarantine when they reached Australia, there was Typhoid on the ship so I figure John may have jumped overboard rather than suffered the inevitable Mary Ann Hoadley married William Geer in Australia 1839.I have details of the family in Australia, anyone interested I would love to share.
red mail Austin Shorney
Looking for any information on the Shorney family who lived at St George's Retreat, Ditchling Common & are buried in the private graveyard there.
red mail Sinden in Ditchling
Looking for traces of Sinden family in early 20th century Ditchling. In particular details on Joy M Sinden
red mail Info crisis!!
Hi, Im doing an Alevel project on Ditchling, looking at how the villages shops and services have changed over time. if anyone has any info at all on what the shops used to be, photos of the old highstreet or any census, popualation information i would be so grateful THAKYOU!!
red mail Ditchling
Looking for Hemsleys from this village and surrounding area
red mail Ditchling
Researching any Grainger's living in Ditchling from 1848 onwards.

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