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red mail Joseph Brown East End Green farm, Whitegates farm and Hurst Green farm
I have quite a lot of history surrounding Joseph Brown who was born in Alresford but came to live in Brightlingsea with the Corner's at East End Green farm as recorded in the 1851 census as "son in law" at the age of 13. I believe he inherited this and two other farms from the Corner's and also married into Ladysmith farm / Bakers farm when he married Jane Ann Baker. Mr Baker also ran the Ship pub where Osborne's garage used to be. Joseph lived in Alresford at the age of three with his mother. it is his father I am trying to trace. I believe his grandmother and grandfather are buried in Alresford church yard along with their youngest son John who I believe is Joseph's father. However I am unable to find the birth or death registration of John son of John and father of Joseph. The gravestone is difficult to read regarding the date of burial / death and age of John the son but it appears he may have died at the time Joseph was born. Any help would be appreciated.
red mail Ormes
I am trying to trace ancestry of John Ormes (c1809 Brightlingsea), and his wife Mary A. (Ormes)(c1810 Gt. Clacton). 1841 Census shows he's married with children up to 8 years old and is a Doctor, 1851 census he's a farmer of 70 acres employing 5 labourers. They had at least 7 children, of which Emily (1839 Brightlingsea) is my ancestor.
red mail Deaths and Woolvetts in Brightlingsea
My husbands maternal family all come from Brightlingsea and worked as fishermen and oyster merchants. A lot of the research has been uncomplicated, however we've hit upon a mystery. My husbands great grandparents Alfred Roland Death and Kate Sarah Woolvett were married and lived in Brightlingsea at the turn of the 20th century. They had two children Roland and Phyllis, both of whom married and left Brightlingsea and who are both now passed away. The family story is that Alfred and Kate split up and she moved to Canada. However I can find no evidence and also no death record for her in the UK. Can anyone shed any light on her? Did they divorce? Did she go to Canada alone or remarried?
Shamrock racing yacht crews
There is a family story that some of the Brightlingsea Cants crewed for the Lipton racing yachts 'Shamrock' series. Does anyone have any information on this Brightlingsea link?
red mail Brightlingsea - GILDERS
Hello, I have 22 Gilders in my family tree. Most of them come form Brightlingsea but some are from Harwich, tedering & Devorncourt. Also the names with-in the tree which married in or out of the Gulider are as follows; WARD / WHITE / COLE / POOL / GRIMSEY / LOWNS / HILLS / HARPER / GOODEN / EDWARDS. Would love to hear form anyone who can help me with anything.
red mail Everett
Trying to trace details of Nellie Everett born Brightlingsea Essex 1881, her parents were, George Everett (1850) and Francis Ann Steward (1854). I have her in 1881, 1891 census, and in 1901 census as adopted daughter of Ellen Nurse (formerly Ellen Charlotte Everett nee Gray) who was her Aunt (wife of Wallace Everett, Georges Brother), do not know if she married or if she did, who to??? Also any information on John Burgess Everett (1787) and his wife Sarah (maiden name?)(c1791 born Thorpe, Essex. Many thanks.
red mail Brown and/or Wenlock family
Looking for relatives of the Brown family (Joseph) who farmed East End Green Farm and Arthur Wenlock, captain of the Rosabelle lived in Springmeade, both situated in Brightlingsea.
red mail Ruffell family from Spring Chase
I am looking for the Ruffell family who lived in Spring Chase, Brightlingsea at the time of the 1891 censu. It would appear that there are only children living there and no head of household. I know that their father worked for a famous yachtsman but not his name. Can anyone help?
red mail Street plans 1840-1880
Both the names and the start and/or end of certain streets in Brightlingsea appear from census data to have undergone several changes in the 1840-1880 period as the population grew and the village expanded. Can anyone help me identify where these changes are documented, with particular reference to Water Lane, Lower Green, North St (heads N. from the Kings Head), Spring Rd and Church Rd?
red mail Robert Jesse Tillett
I am the adopted daughter of Robert Jesse and Gwendoline Tillett I remeber parts of the family being in both Colchester and Brightlingsea I can just rememeber my fathers mother and a wooden solitaire set in my Uncle and Aunts house in Colchester their name was Bloomfield there was also an Aunt who lived in Reading her name I do not rememeber But I do rememeber Gillian who lived in Colchester and was great to me as a child I would be grateful if anyone with information would contact me I can also remember being bitten by a swan in the park near a castle and everyone making a big fuss
red mail H M Patrol ship 'SANDRA'
Hi again, I am now trying to find out information about H M Patrol ship 'SANDRA', sunk off Zebrugge Sept 25 1915. John Everett (59) from Brightlingsea also Leonard G Ellis (59), where would one research from for details like this? Many thanks. Jennifer.
red mail Lugger ship
Hi I am trying to find information concerning the lugger ship "Mascotte" that sank off the Dutch coast March 6 1883 when a storm hit, resulting in 19 Brightlingsea seaman losing their lives. George Everett being one of them.
red mail Everett, Brightlingsea, Pyefleet oystermen
Hi I am trying to research my family name of Everett. Grandfather - Fred Everett (used to be to do with the Colchester Pyefleet Oyster Fisheries), his father was John Burgess Everett. Or my Grandmother Ellen May Everett nee Nightingale from the Colchester area, her father - Arthur Charles Nightingale.
Barham's Looking for any descendant's of Barham's who lived in Brightlingsea, Essex in the early to middle 1800's. I HAVE ANCESTORS THAT DESCEND FROM BRIGHTLINGSEA IN THE 1800's William Barham b. abt 1836 married to Elmira (dont know date as yet) Children Olderthen Barham (my G.G. Grandfather) (other spellings of this name due to transcription error are Oldthan, Oldtan, Olderthan, Phlerthan) B. abt 1842 to 45) Brightlingsea, Essex. M. 24th April 1865 (to Sarah Elizabeth Brook)in the Reg district of West Ham, Essex. She was born abt 1845 in Margate, Kent.) D. ? ? ? ? (still trying to find death entry) Marriage witnessed by William Barham (father of groom) Elmira Barham (mother of groom) (father of bride Francis John Brook) Children: (1891 census) Olderthen born abt 1866, Plaistow, Essex Mary Jane born 22nd Sept 1867, 8, Brunell St, Plaistow, Essex (this sibling is my great grandmother on my maternal side, she married an Edward Middleton, my great grandfather, awaiting marr. cert) Frederick Thomas, B. abt 1869, Canning Town, Essex, D. 1903, West Ham, Essex Albert Edward, B. abt 1872, Canning Town, Essex Minnie Elizabeth, B. abt 1879, Canning Town, Essex Mabel A., B. abt. 1881, Canning Town, Essex Oscar Charles, B. abt 1883, West Ham I am in the middle of trying to find Olderthen Barham Snr's parents, Which are listed on his marriage certificate as William and Elmira. I have found Elmira's death entry in the June quarter of 1919, aged 83 in west Ham, Essex. Im trying to find a death entry for William, but William Barham in Brightlingsea seems to be a common name. I have traced through 1901, 1891, 1881, 1871, 1861, 1851, and 1841 for the family and its proving to be a large family. So lots of research. On Olderthen's Marriage certificate, Olderthen and his father William are recorded as fishermen, and the father of Sarah E. Brooks (Olderthen's bride) is recorded as a pilot. I managed to find William Barham on the 1861 census, he was 25 at this time and he is recorded as an 'A B Seaman' on the census sheet for a ship/vessel called 'Amity'. I have tried checking online for crew lists and stuff for the ship/vessel above and come up with nothing :(. The master of the ship/vessel is named Isaac Orman. The Barham's have my interest in a big way at the moment so im continuing to explore their tree and i'm interested to find out all i can.
red mail victor elliott
I am trying to find any information on a mr victor elliott who lived at 4 lower park road brightlingsea in the 60s prior to his death in 1965,also if anybody can tell me if there was a pub or shop that was on this site at the time,as i have recently visited the address and it appears now to have an updated shop there with flats above,Would be pleased with any information as i am trying to find information on a long lost father
red mail MANN
loss of life and a plaque for the bravery of Martin Keeling Mann who could have been saved but went back to save his young cousin charlie who was asleep below decks, neither were ever seen again,board of trade enquiry found captain of other boat The Triumph at fault.
red mail sharpe family
looking for info. onBowdell family of Brightlingsea
red mail munson
my father arthur munson was born in brightlingsea 1927 a brother called george and 2 sisters norma and mary. does anyone know of his parents
red mail Root and Herbert families, Brightlingsea
Looking for parents and siblings and details of Samuel Root who died 5 Oct 1845, and of his wife Sarah who died 28 May 1877. Their daughter Charlotte married William E Herbert believed from Great Bentley and I have huge family tree of his descendants, especially the Mills but wish to find older antecedants.
Hannah Rebecca Harvey Born 1867 Married Henry Seward date Unknown I am seeking any infomation about this person also Known as Agnes
red mail Cook Family
looking for any info on the cook family in brightlingsea .
red mail EAGLE Family in Brightlingsea
Looking for the Eagle family in Brightlingsea, 1830s-1860s. If you have links we could join forces.
red mail Harmer, Martin families, 58 New Street
My mother was Florence Frost nee Harmer. Her father was a Harmer and mother was a Martin. Both old Brightlingsea families. Family home was 58 New Street Brightlingsea. Any information on Harmer or Martin families much appreciated. Particularly children of Eric Harmer (lived in Wembley and retired to Hastings) and Clarence Harmer (also lived in Wembley) There was a Dr Harmer who lived in Paris in the 1920s (attached to British Embassy?) and a Harmer who was a KC (Kings Counsel - senior barrister) in Canada in the 1930s. Thus there must be some Canadian Harmers out there. Regards Stephen
red mail Barham's
Looking for any descendant's of Barham's who lived in Brightlingsea, Essex in the early to middle 1800's.
red mail Barrett
I am looking for a grandfather named Jack Barrett who was supposed to have come from Brightlingsea, was a seaman and lived in Albert road Belvedere Kent, died early 1900's, was supposed to have worked on Tower bridge when it was being built.
red mail William Caston
Looking for links to William Caston, b c 1786, married Hellen ?? born Ireland. Lived in Ipswich after marrying.
John Marrington Goff
Searching for John Marrington Goff born 1917 son of William Harvey Goff and Ruth Pudney. Known to have married and moved to Nottingham
red mail weavers
Hi. I am looking for contacts with the Weavers families who were from Brightlingsea. Thanks
red mail Coast Guard in 1890's
I'm seeking any information on the Coast Guards stationed in Brightlingsea around the time of the 1891 Census. Any information would be welcome or ideas for where I could find information.
red mail Wringe, Grace
Seeking any information on Grace Wringe, who emigrated to north america around 1895 with her husband Louis Cavargna. her mother's maiden name was Death. Two of her brothers Arthur and Edward emigrated to New Zealand, a third brother George remained in the U.K.
red mail Brightlingsea
Researching Strutts in this village

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