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Sophie Cross
Would like to contact Sophie Cross(formerly of School House Toppesfield in 1942) to see if she can give me further information on collections for a memorial for my uncle who died in a tragic accident in Toppesfield in 1942.
War Memorial
Does anyone know anything about the G. Babbage who died in WW2?
red mail Searching for Bareham
does anyone have any info abouthe Bareham family? John Bareham was my gt-grandfather, born in Toppesfield around 1833. His father was Samuel Bareham, who must have been born around 1800 and I believe his mother was Sarah. would be most grateful for any info about births, marriages or deaths. Marilyn
Mr and Mrs Hallam
Can anyone remember the location of the grave of Mr and Mrs Hallam inToppesfield churchyard?
Mrs J Ross(nee Elsdon)
Seeking a Mrs J Ross(nee Elsdon) for information on musical entertainments in the nineteen forties /fifties.
village info
Does anyone have any photos or details of village events and shows, fetes, musical groups, victory parades or school photos of the thirties, forties and fifties or any village info relating to that time? Any help much appreciated. Thank you.
red mail William Ratcliff b1778
William married Mary Bundock on 29/10/1799. His parents were Edward b1752-1805 and Mary b1752-1823. I am a descendent of William through my Grandmother and have info of him living in Sandon
red mail William Ratcliff(e) b c1781
I have traced my ancesters back to William Ratcliff 1781-1862 of Toppesfield who moved to Sandon, Essex and had a wife Mary 1783-1851. They were farmers. Has anyone information of William and his family before he went to Sandon.
Brown Family
Looking for info on the BROWN family of Toppesfield around 1810-1880, particularly Mary Ann BBROWN the wife of John the Blacksmith. Reason for looking is a Mary Ann BROWN was present at the death of Sarah SMEE nee DOWSETT in 1854, for some time I thought it was a Niece of Sarah's who died in 1881, but she would only have been 14 in 1854, and Sarah had several kids (older than Mary Ann Brown) living with her in 1851?
red mail Allen family
I am interested in hearing from anyone with information on the Allen family in the Toppesfield area.
red mail Jackson
my records of the jackson family start in this lovely village, where did they live in the village, they were farm workers? William Jackson and his wife Elizabeth Rule had 11 children, i have followed some to yeldham & surrounding villages, others to Australia. if you have any information on my family from those days and there travels please shout, no worries if its a repeat.
red mail Daines
I am looking for any information on Mary Ann Daines born 1829 to Thomas Daines born 1792 in Toppesfield Essex & Sarah Wright born c1792 in Finchingfield Essex, she married Thomas Coughtrey at Bermondsey Surrey in 1848, any information on the Daines family would be most welcome
red mail Davison Family History
Researching Davison Family of Toppesfield 1700's + John Davidson/ Hannah Jackson( parents of Robert Davidson who married Martha Blackman) Any help greatly appreciated. Dennis
red mail Jane Ridgewell Toppesfield/Wethersfield
I would very much appreciate help in finding the parents and siblings of Jane Ridgewell. Jane married William Patten about 1830 and I have her in the 1841 to 1891 censuses all in Braintree or Bocking, except for the 1881 where she is a widow and living in St. Luke, Finsbury. She was consistent with her age (39 in 1851 to 69 in 1881) so probably born 1811/1812. She gave her place of birth as Toppesfield three times and Wethersfield once. Is it possible that someone could look at the parish registers for these parishes......It would help me make a big leap backwards on the family history. Joe
Searching for Braggs
I am trying to trace all descendants and ancestors of William Bragg born 1829 in Toppesfield he had children - Rebecca (died young) Walter, Jubal (died young) David, Agatha, Sarah, Henry, Charles and Ishmael (or Mahlon as shown on census) - I am descended from David and have found a cousin descended from Henry I am sure there is someone in Essex descended from Mahlon - please get in touch.
red mail Origin of "Toppesfield"
Does anyone know, or is able to point me to a source, the origin of the name? (It doesn't seem to be on the Essex place names site).
red mail toppesfield
tracing DAVISON John Davison or Davidson b 1763 married Hannah Jackson b 1763 child Robert Davison b 1806 Toppesfield Essex (australian convict)
red mail Manning
My Manning Family go back to Toppesfield and then Sible Hedingham to Thomas Manning who married Mary around 1780 and had 7 children including my 3rd great-grandfather David born in 1794. I need someone with access to the local parish records to find the marriage of Thomas and Mary and then his birth probably around 1755/1760. If anyone can help I would be grateful as I live in Devon and have no way to go to Essex in the near future. Thanks, Mo
red mail Toppesfield
Does anyone know of the Mannings who lived in Toppesfield. I have traced back as far as Daniel Manning born in 1795 he worked as a Tailor. My great great granfather Herbert Manning who was also born in Toppesfield in 1885. He moved to Barling Mill, working as a Miller, after marrying Catherine Barker, maiden name Robinson. He died aged 47. I would be grateful for any other information.
Looking for any information on the Tarbin/Turbin family who resided in Toppesfield in the 1800's.
red mail KEMP
Looking for any information or descendants of the KEMP family from Toppesfield.
red mail Teader
I am trying to trace the link between the Teader families of Toppersfield and my Teader ancestors in Hundon, Suffolk. In particular, I am trying to establish how William Teader ( wife Eliza ) of Toppersfield relates to Thomas Teader of Hundon.
red mail ardley
William Ardley born about 1796 married Ann born about 1796 (unknown surname) children Joseph,b1827 Mary 1831, John 1833 and Frances 1835.Mary my g-g-grandmother married John Yeldham. Any info for William and Ann gratefully received.
Hannah Hardy
Seeking details of Hannah Hardy who married Thomas Read on 14 Jun 1789 in Toppesfield
red mail Hurry Grubb
Thomas Hurry son of John Hurry. Married Mary Grubb daughter of Samuel Grubb 1841 Toppesfield. Known children Samuel, Henry, Elizabeth, Emma -my g-grandmother-married George Yeldham, Henry Hurry.Any information re Hurry or Grubb surnames from Toppesfield or surrounding villages
red mail Yeldham
John Yeldham son of James Yeldham born 1829 Toppesfield married Mary Ardley. Any information of regarding siblings and parents
red mail Steward/Eley Families
Interested in the Mill and Millers. Also Blacksmiths/Lay Preachers at Felsted
red mail Bateman/bewers
my earliest entry for these familes comes from Toppesfield,where Mead Bateman lived.

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