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red mail Peachey
We are looking for the parents and family of William Peachey (Petchy), born about 1781 in Soham. We think he married Ann Sharpe in Isleham on 17.06.1802.. One child was a William born about 1808. We believe his parents may possibly have been Thomas & Elizabeth Peachey, but not sure. Any help welcome. Bas.
red mail Stubbings
My grandfather Matthew Stubbings came from Soham, Cambs, and his family had lived around that area for generations. He was there at the time of the 1891 census, but by 1898 he was living in Nottingham where he married my Grandma. His brother Benjamin settled in Nottingham too. I've got the names and dates of the family for 2 generations back, but it would be great to find out about their lives. He lived in a place called Shade.
red mail Say/ Kidd
My GGG Grandparents who married in 1778 in St Andrews Church in Soham, I am trying to trace my GGG Grandfather birth? I can find no record of his birth in Cambridgeshire, can any one help? and tell me where else I can look
red mail Thomas Ellis Newton
Thomas married Sophie Canham in 1847 in Soham, then spent time in Chesterton gaol in 1851-2. Several children were born, the last being Richard in 1859 and in the 1861 census Sophie is described as a widow. Trouble is, no record of Thomas's death can be found. Does anyone know what happened to him? I would welcome any Newton contacts.
red mail Pleasance in Soham - links
I am trying to unravel some connections about my family in their various moves to London. My great-grandmother was Lucy Pleasance, whose family had lived in Soham for a couple of generations having come from nearby Burwell and later Barnwell (St Andrew the Less in Cambridge). Family tradition had it that 110 Brixton Hill was an important address for the family, since Uncle Jim and Aunty Polly lived there. It was where my aunt believed that those of her father's generation going to London for work first started out. But she hhad no idea who Jim and Polly were, except that they were from Granny Lucy's side. I have now discovered the names of Jim and who I presume must be Polly, they are James Taylor and his wife Mary Martha. James Taylor was born in the Soham area, subject to the census you read, his parents were William and Mary Taylor who lived at the time of the 1861 census at East Fen Common, Soham. William had died before the 1871 and Mary had remarried to a William Norman (1865) and they lived in Bank Side, Isleham. (They were at Hall Street, Speed Lane, Soham by 1881) In my searches in Brixton I was researching Bartley Road, which no longer exists, near St Saviour's church. My great grandparents married in that church and the address they both gave was 39 Bartley Street. In my reearches I found no fewer than four houses with connections to the Taylors and Normans of Soham and Isleham. 31 was the address of Rutter Norman and his wife Sophie and family (of Soham)in 1901 census; 35 was the address in 1901 of William Taylor and his family, he was the brother of James Taylor who was living at 39 Bartley Street with his family. This last family included 21 year old William, who was to marry a girl called Rosanna and have a boy called Stanley William Taylor - and they lived by 1905 at 33 Bartley Street. In 1911 James, his wife Mary Martha, their children, a grandson and James's mother, Mary Norman, and aunt, Sophia, were living at 110 Brixton Hill. My problem is that I know that these Taylors and Normans are linked to the Pleasances of Soham, but cannot find out how. Can anyone shed any light on the marriage between James Taylor and Mary (marriage circa 1876, probably in Soham) and William Taylor and Mary (later Norman) (marriage circa 1855-60)in Soham. I particularly need to know what the link, if any, is to thePleasance family who lived at Mere Side, and Hunt's Corner and other places - by the 1930s were near the Downfield Mill. Any help will be most helpful. John
red mail ludbrooke
can any one supply information regarding where sutton ludbrooke, and his children moved to from sand street. census record 1841. not shown on the 1851 census record. he was a tailor, born in debenham 1803, he married dorcas. records show two sons and two daughters, names sidney,agnes,clarissa,walter.
red mail SARGENT
i am descended from robert sargent,any other sargent i have tree up to today
Soham Community Archive
Soham Community Archive Group has been set up to preserve family and local history information about this fenland market town. We would like to hear from anyone who has family history connections with Soham.
red mail Peachy Johnson
There were at least five generations of men with the name of Peachy (Peachey, Pechey) Johnson, born and resident in and around the Soham and Newmarket districts. Please can any one give me information on this family? I can share information about Peachy Johnson born in 1849, but as usual the further back I go the less I know. Thanks!
red mail Peacocks - Soham
Researching my Peacock Ancestors of Soham. Would love to make contact with anyone else researching the same. Also researching Allen/Bailey/Raby/Cropley/Fordham
Soham Family Ancesters
Have now been search the Web for a number of months, and working very hard. Have found a lot of useful info about Soham and the Slacks that originated there. Poking about the ancestry site has given me links to other family trees, but if anyone out there knows of a link to the Slacks', Cockertons', Fysons' and the Slack-Robsons' please let me know, from the 1700's onwards. Regards Tim
Horsley Family
I am researching the Horsley family who came from Soham between early 1500s upto the mid 1900s. Willing to share information..
red mail The Mantle Family
My father's maternal ancestors came from Soham and moved to Lancashire in the middle of the 19th century. I would like to hear from any one who has links to the Mantle and Easy families of who has information about these migrations to the industrial north.
red mail HAZLEWOOD
I am looking for any information on the HAZLEWOOD family. SOPHIA HAZLEWOOD born about 1819 had a daughter called SOPHIA (possible surname GEORGE or HAZLEWOOD) born about 1837 in Soham? In 1841 Census Thomas Sophia & daughter Sophia lived in Hollen St London, she later married THOMAS WILLIAM GEORGE in 1842 in London and went on to have 8 children in all. The nmarriage certificate shows SOPHIA's father as JOHN HAZLEWOOD occupation "Gamekeeper", presumably in Soham. Any information would be greatly appreciated. UPDATED INFORMATION :- I am now fairly sure that the Sophia Hazlewood I am looking for was the daughter of John & Mary Hazlewood and she was baptised in Dec' 1817. John Hazlewood was an Inn Keeper at the Red Lion, Soham until about 1830. John & Mary had other children - Eliza born 1825 & a son, John born in 1830 (who later moved to Litchurch, Birmingham). The only trace I can find of Sophia Hazlewoods daughter in 1837 is that of a Baptism in September 1937 of a baby girl to Sophia Hazlewood a "Single Woman", however the girl was baptised "Victoria Isaacson". I think this is the Sophia & daughter that I am seeking - mother & daughter may have moved to London, where she met my Gt Gt Gt Grandfather (they may have changed her daughters name). ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED
red mail Murfet family
I'm looking for the birth date of Edward Murfet son of Hephzibah and William Murfet of Soham, C 1853. Is anyone researching Murfets in their family tree.
red mail Cater family
Earliest relative I have is William Cater, shoemaker, born 1802 in Soham Cambs. Wife Elizabeth born 1808. Can anyone help?
red mail COLLEN
Any info on Thomas Emons Collen (Tailor of soham),known to have had a daughter lucy
William Flower(s) and wife Ann Dennis arrived in Tasmania from Soham in 1855. I am interested in any contacts
Game Family
Seeking info on Game family in Soham, Isleham, Chippenham. Have large family tree already if anyone would like info.
red mail Brown Deeks Kidd Summins
William BROWN married Sarah DEEKS Feb 1 1818, Soham. James KIDD married Mary SUMMINS Jun 24 1813, Soham. Seeking births and families.
red mail Freeman/goodman Family
My great great grandmother Elizabeth Freeman was born 24 Dec 1810 in Soham. Need information on parents, siblings and ancesters. She married 14 Feb 1831 Soham Thomas Goodman. Their children born in Soham were (1) Mary Goodman 1831 (2) Keziah Goodman 1833 (3) William Goodman 1835 (4) Freeman Goodman 1838 (5) John Freeman Goodman 1840 (6) Emily Goodman 1848 (7) Mary Ann Goodman 1848 (8) Solomon Goodman 1850. This family is on the 1841 and 1851 Census at Soham. They came to the US and settled in Wisconsin in 1851.

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