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red mail Rosa Anna Searle
Updated - I am looking for Rosa Anna Searle's parents - later census entries give her birth as about 1832 in Bishops Stortford. She is working in Harlow in 1851. She appears later as Rosina or Rosana Searle, and married John Trimmer (of Harlow) in West Ham in 1856. There are several Searle families in the town at that time but she does not seem to appear in Bishops Stortford in 1841, so maybe staying with grandparents elsewhere or called something similar. Any help would be much appreciated.
red mail Bonney
I'm looking for info on the parents of my 2 x Great Grandfather Richard Bonney. Born 1825 in Bishop's Stortford. Married Hannah Scott of Newcastle on Tyne and died in 1882 in Chester-Le-Street, Durham.
red mail Sheila M. Mitchell (nee Bardwe)
I am looking for my first cousin Sheila Mitchell (nee Bardwell b. 1937, Romford, Essex) daughter of Arthur and Dorothy Bardwell. Would be grateful for any help. Many thanks, Marion
red mail Family search
Looking for family of Alfred Phipp, or Alfred Phipps
red mail Mabel Margaret J ZEITLINE.
Looking for Relatives /friends of Mabel Margaret J ZEITLINE. I am researching my Family History and would like to trace the family of a relative who passed away in 1989, with a view to exchanging Family History information. Her details are as follows: Name: Mabel Margaret J ZEITLINE (widow of Lev). She passed away sometime around Aug/Sept 1989, in the Registration District of Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire.
red mail SELL - Bishops Stortford
Looking for information on Robert Sell & wife Hannah Grey c.1770 I have baptism record for 10 children 7 girls & 3 boys. I am descended from John Sell & Sarah Longdon c.1799. John & Sarah's daughter Hannah is my g/g/grandmother.
red mail Rebecca Jean Madel
I am trying to find my Grandmothers Father. I do not know anything about him but i do know who her mother is. My Grandmother is Muriel Sexton (nee Madel)born approx 1912 and is still alive now at 98 or at least we think she is 98. Her mother was Rebecca Jean Madel born approx 1880, daughter of Mason Madel and Rebecca Madel (nee Everitt) Castle St Newtown St Bishops Stortford UK. Rebecca Jean Madel came to Australia, i am not sure when and married Arthur Leslie Dunkley in Victoria Australia in 1915 so my grandmother Muriel was about 3 when she married, her father is not Arthur Dunkley as far as we know. We do not know whether Rebecca was pregnant before she came here to Australia, whether she had my Grandmother on a ship on the way here or whether she was here in Australia for a while and got pregnant and had my Grandmother and then met and married Arthur Dunkley. My Grandmother had 1 half sister and 2 half brothers which were Arthur Dunkleys children to Rebecca Madel her mother. I am trying to find out who my Grandmothers father is so i can start a family tree on that side.
red mail Grandmother's grave
My grandmother, Lily Haddow although not from Bishop's Stortford was buried there in August 1940 after dying there at the local hospital aged 34. She was visiting her husband who was in the army and based in Bishop's Stortford at the time. Lily was from Swansea originally. I have had no success in locating her grave and there is no record of it at the council run cemetery. I wonder if anyone has any knowledge of the whereabouts of this grave.
red mail Rush Bishop's Stortford
I'm looking for the parents of Samuel Rush of Bishop's Stortford, m. to Henrietta-Maria in 1740, Grandson of Samuel Rush of Clapham (1643-1710), Gt.Grandson of William Rush of Colcester. Thanks!
red mail The Descendants of Thomas Chandler (1475-1554)
I am of the 17th generation to have descended from Thomas. I am aware of two genealogical works that provide source information of Thomas' descendants. The first is an article from the "The New England Historical and Genealogical Register", pp. 133-45, Vol 85, April, 1931 article, "The Ancestry of William Chandler of Roxbury, Mass.". This article identifies Thomas as the first Chandler known to have lived in Bishop's Stortford. It cites some primary sources of information on Thomas' approximately 108 descendants born in Bishop's Stortford. The second is the 1883 book written by Dr. George Chandler "The Chandler Family, The Descendants of William And Annis Chandler, Who Lived In Roxbury, Mass., 1637." This work catalogues nearly 5,000 descendants of William the great great grandson of Thomas. I invite correspondance from other descendants of Thomas and/or any researchers in the Bishop's Stortford area who may be able to help me identify additional facts and sources of information on the life and times of this bloodline. Thank you.
red mail Mahala Housden/Stanstead Mountfitchet
My great grandmother is found in the 1851 census which indicates she was born around 1831 in the Stortford area, but I have hit a brick wall. She may be the daughter of William Housden and Mary Mortlock (of Hempstead) as her wedding banns in 1854 in London name Willliam Housden, carpenter as her father. Any clues appreciated
red mail Thomas Chandler 1468
I am looking for any information regarding Thomas Chandler, born 1468 in Bishop's Stortford, and died about 1550. He was married to "Lady" in 1500. She died about 1514. I have no further information.
red mail chandler william
I am looking for the brothers of William Chandler (married Annis Bayford) - Richard and Samuel, who left for America about 1635. William went to Massachuttes, and the other brothers went to Maine and Connetticutt.
red mail Benjamin Debnam - Blacksmith
I am trying to find more information about my GT Gt Gt grandfather Benjamin Debnam. He was born in 1776, I believe in Bishops Stortford (Hockerill) and was married to Susanah also born in 1776. He is recorded as being a Smith in Hockerill. They had 4 sons, Robert, William, Benjamin, John and a daughter Susannah. The sons are all recorded as being blacksmiths. In 1841, 3 of the sons are recorded as blacksmiths in Harlow, Potter Street and later, Foster Street. I am trying to establish exactly when and where Benjamin snr was born and married. I have hit the proverbial brick wall and cannot trace any information further back. Any help would be appreciated.
Griggs, Florence Mary married Barson
Trying to regain contact with member who provided me with info on Florence (my grandmother) born 12/10/1894 Bishops Stortford daughter of Ernest William Griggs (1867) of Bishops Stortford and Agnes Anderson. Or any other person with contacts in this Family. They moved to Coventry and are buried there. But I'd like to revisit some on the Griggs connections. Roger
Phyllis Mary Taylor born 1887
Phyllis was the only child of Louisa S Taylor, my great Aunt. It appears she married a Philip John Rust b1882 in 1910 at Bishops Stortford, they had one child a Richard J S Rust in 1914. This RAF Officer appears to have married a Miriam Jean Stewart in 1940, they had one child a Michael John Rust b1941 Bishop's Stortford. Mother (now remarried Burk) and child both sailed for New York in 1946. Can anyone confirm or tell me about these people? Thanks Tim Edwards.
red mail John Adam LANE b 1843
I am seeking any connections to a John Adam LANE supposedly born in Bishops Stortford in 1843. All I know is that he married Rosa HUTCHING and lived in Islington. Thanks heaps.
red mail Bearman
I am interested in any Bearmans living in Bishops Stortford or nearby.
red mail CHURCH FAMILY 1850-1860
Would like to hear from anyone with info on Stephen Church (Farmer) or his son Philip Church (Vetinary Surgeon) who was residing here during this time.
red mail Coxall. Bishops Stortford
I have Edward Coxall born 26.1.1784 Bishops Stortford, illegitimate son of Edward Waldock and Sarah Coxall. He married Ann Cass Sapsard/Sapsford 1823 Thorley, Daughter Elizabeth married James White of Standon 1853. Would be pleased to hear from anyone who connects.
red mail Susannah Day and her Father bishops stortford
Susannah went to hockerhill college and her Dad was a policeman. Any info on the police or the college would be great. She went to college in the late 1800's He could have been a policeman from the mid to late 1800's
red mail evans, Erskine
My great grandfather lived at 3 South Street, Bishops Stortford during world war 1. He went to school with Cecil John Rhodes and had three children, one of which was named Ernest. He employed Charles Kingsley Menhinick before he went to war. I would like to know more.
red mail Whiffen
looking for any information on the Whiffen family who lived in Bishops Stortford. Popular male family name appears to be Thomas. Family in recent times were farmers. Some family members are believed to be still residing in this area. Fathers name Thomas James Whiffen born 1926 would like info on other family members particularly grandparents names and any other relatives
red mail George & Hannah Abbott
I am looking for information regarding the parents of George Abbott b. 4 Jul 1671 d. 7 Dec 1749 in Massachusetts, USA. George migrated to America from Bishop's Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England. Any information would be great.
red mail thurgood
Looking for more information on Daniel Thurgood born 1780 in Bishop,s Storford area, married Mary,and had sons John & Daniel born in Bishop's Storford.
red mail Perry Kent Hertford
Looking for info on Emma Perry and Charles Kent, Bishops Stortford and environs
red mail Boultwood/Sapsford
I have a John Thomas Boultwood who in 1900 married a Elizabeth Martha Sapsford and then moved to Islington/Edmonton in London. John' father Thomas b1846 married Eliza Morris and his father John married another Eliza. Elizabeth Martha Sapsford's father from Hallingbury named Frederick b 1836 also married an Elizabeth. Would appreciate any further info please.
red mail SAPSFORD, Charles
I'm looking for information on Charles SAPSFORD, b. 1810 in Great Hallingbury. I believe his mothers name was Jane. He married Amy PRIOR in Nov 1831. He died in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England in 1869. I'd love information on his parents if anyone is able to share.
red mail Henriette Calestroupat
Henriette Calestroupat was born abt 1866 in Paris France. She is on the 1871 and 1881 census in Bishop's Stortford. I can not find her after 1881.
red mail James Smith - Convict
James Smith of Bishopstortford, Lincoln, parish of St Mary le Wigford, age 22yrs, was tried at Lincolnshire City Session Court on 22 October 1814 for stealing a silver pint measure - value 10pence - the property of a Mr Lancelot Marsland, at the Black Swan Inn in the Lincoln parish of St Mary le Wigford. Sentenced to 7 years transportation to the colony of New South Wales. The convict ship 'Baring' sailed from England on 20th April 1815 and landed in New South Wales on 7th Sept 1815, a voyage of 140 days. Later on board the 'Kangaroo' James sailed to Van Diemans Land (Tasmania), landing in Hobart Town on the 6th Dec 1816. It is on convict papers that the name King first appears & he was known variously by Smith or King. I am descended from James Smith/King & would very much like to know who his parents/siblings might have been. If anyone has this James Smith in their family line I'd love to hear from you - I have much to share.
red mail Benjamin MILLER and Mary Ann THURGOOD
I live in Australia and I am looking for family members who were born, lives, raised and died in Bishops Stortford, England. Benjamin MILLER, his father ? ?( their children ) Benjamin married Mary Ann THURGOOD - had 8 children. One is Jeffery Thurgood MILLER married Julia DOWLING in SOUTH AUSTRALIA 1855 Would like to hear from anyone who has information on these early MILLER families, PLEASE.
red mail James Howe Family
James immigrated with his wife, children, and father-in-law John Dane to New England 1635/36. Any information on James (resident of Bishop's Stortford before leaving) is being sought, especially the names of his mother and father and where his ancestors resided.
red mail Elson, Elizabeth F.
Living and working as a dressmaker at Potters St. owned by Robert Lock in 1881. she was the daughter of Thomas William Elson & Sarah Badcock she was born 1855 in Exmouth Devon.
red mail James Harvey Smith Bungay and Bishop Stortford
Direct descendant of JHSmith - lots of info to share wishing to go back further
red mail Francis Family
Would like any contact with decendants of the Francis Family of William and Susanna who lived in Bishops Stortford and ran a drapers shop. The were here 1796-1825 as far as I know. One of their daughters Mary 1807 married my Gt.Gt. Grandfather Daniel Alger in 1837 at Great Canfield.
red mail WADHAMS and FINLAYSON Bishops Stortford
Looking for any information on the following family names in the Bishops Stortford area. Julia Wadhams (widow) married Charles Finlayson on 10 February 1906 at All Saints Church Hockerill Bishops Stortford.
red mail Patmore , Essex/Hertfordshire
I am researching the Patmore family who come from an area around Bishops Stortford, the Hallingbury villages, Dunmow, Watton at Stone. I am fairly confident that I can go back to 1598 (Richard Patmore), but any help would be much appreciated
red mail Morrell
I am looking for information relating to the MORRELL family. Gertrude MORRELL married Thamas CHAPMAN in the town in 1746. She then moved to Ashdon, Essex, but appears to have moved back to Bishops Stortford before her death in 1793.
red mail Smith, Bishop's Stortford
My great-grandfather, Arthur M. Smith, lived in Bishop's Stortford in 1901 (aged 36), according to the census, helping his brother Henry run a public house at 71 Market Square. Was this Smiths Wine Store? Does anyone know what happened to Arthur, his second (bigamous?) wife Mary or his daughter Evelyn, born in Widnes c. 1896? I'd love to tell her descendants about the first wife and little girls he left behind in Widnes, the eldest of whom was my Grandma!
red mail hayes bishop stortford
I have found an ancestor called Jane Hayes living in Cheshunt 1901 census states a child called Frederick Rose lives with a family called Pratt.The child is step daughter to Jane Pratt nee Haynes-any help please
red mail Emma Jordan
My Great Grandmother. Daughter of Charles Jordan and Sarah Rickett. Sister of Charles Jordan, who was transported to Albany, Western Australia in 1866 on the Belgravia. Died 1919. Any distant relatives still in Australia?
red mail KING Stephen and Mary
Stephen KING (b c1806 Bishops Stortford. Ag. Labourer) married Mary (no details). Lived in Thorley area having at least 7 children including Ann(e). Believe Stephen's mother may also have been Ann. Any history/info on this family please???
red mail kathleen thomas (nee milligan)
Hi, I am trying to find info on Kathleen Thomas or her family, last known address (1957) Home Farm, Bishop's Stortford. She was probably born before 1917 in Canada and I think she had two children. She was my father's sister and the last contact I know of was just before we moved to Australia in 1960.Any info is appreciated. Pam
red mail SUSAN HAYES
I am trying to trace my Great Grandmother Susan Hayes, last known address - Alms Houses, Chapel Row, New Town Rd, Bishops Stortford.Died approx. 1895. Born about 1812. Married to William Hayes, born 1812. Children - Susannah, Edwin, Ellen, Henry Walter, Mary, Caroline and Charles. They also lived in South Street, and Aplen Field, Bishops Stortford. Any help gratefully received.
red mail Tucker King
Henry Tucker (baptised 21.8.1809, Bishops Stortford, married Emma Pidding, baptised 1808 in Clavering Essex) was a flour miller and baker and had pretensions to gentility. His grandaughters, Bessie Maud and Louise Calestroupat, were brought up in his household by his unmarried daughters after the death of their mother, Harriet Emma. There are numerous Tucker and Calestroupat graves in Bishops Stortford but I (grandaughter of Bessie Maud) can find no surviving Tuckers.
Thomas EMERSON b. 1584 Bishop's Stortford m. Elizabeth BREWSTER 1611 in Bishop's Stortford. Removed to Ipswich, Essex Co., Mass., USA. Father of Thomas was Robert EMERSON b. 1561 Great Dunmow, Essex, England d. 1620/21 Bishop's Stortford m. Susan CRABB(e) dau. of John CRABBE (she was b. and d. in Bishop's Stortford). Any info on any of these is appreciated. It is believed that Robert Emerson descended from Ralph Emerson of Foxton.
red mail Champneys/Champness
Eliza Champneys baptised 7th July 1822 St.Michaels Bishops Stortford dau. of George & Mary Champneys. Eliza married Thomas Price 9.2.1844 St.James,Paddington. Eliza was my great great grandmother and this is all the information I have on her. If this means anything to you I would be pleased to hear.
red mail James KENT, Elizabeth WOOD 1776
My ancestor James KENT was born Sept. 21, 1776 in Much Hadham, died Sept. 1821 in Bishops Stortford; married Elizabeth WOOD, who was born in Bishops Stortford Dec. 7, 1780, died there Nov. 26, 1826. Any knowledge of their parents, grandparents, would be appreciated. Or what James did for a living, etc. Thanks! 7th generation Kent (counting James/Elizabeth as 1st gen.).
Searching for a connection between Basil & Chapman ancesters
I am trying to find Ancesters of Charles Chapman born abt 1865 Place unknown. Charles was a Soldier based at Canterbury 1894 -1899 it States on his Death Certifacate that his Uncle (William Hutchin Basil)was present at the death. Williams birth place is Bishop Stortford his father is John basil would love to hear if anyone has any details on this family line or knows of a family connection between them regards Elizabeth
Looking for info on Charles jordan transported to Australia in 1865. Son of Charles Jordan of Standsted and Sarah Ricketts of Quendon. I have found some census info and have his birth cert (1843) but would love to find any further info
red mail Millers - bargees and others
The Miller family had strong links with the building and operation of barges on the canal during the 19th century. It also seems that THOMAS MILLER emigrated to the USA in 1635 and started one of the early settler families in New England. Am looking for photos of hairy old bargees on the River Lea and any family info.
Seymour / Smith
Looking for information on Robert Arthur Smith, born Seymour, who is buried at Bishops Stortford and may be my great-grandfather. His wife was Magdalena Mary, surname unknown. He was born mid-1800 and migrated to South Africa about 1880. Possibly related to Jane Seymour, wife of Henry Tudor.
red mail Sealy - Jefferyes
Looking for relatives of James Broughton Sealy and/or Frances Elizabeth Jefferyes who were married on 25 December 1851 at St Michael's, Bishops Stortford and emigtated to Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania)in 1854. George's father was George Abraham Sealy believed to have been born in Mashbury, Essex in about 1780.
Bishops Stortford - Wendons Ambo
Thomas Reed married Rebecca Heffer 1810 Bishops Stortford. Does any one know who his parents were. Also his son Edward, birth unknown, married Anne Webb, date unknown and were living Wendons Ambo mid 18oo's when they migrated to Australia with 5 ch. Thank yopu, Gayle
red mail COXALL in Bishop's Stortford
Interested in the name COXALL in Bishop's Stortford, 1797 onwards.
I'm looking for any information on the Goddard family they lived at Mill Cottage in Broxted in 1949 and later moved to 6 Cranham road around 1952. Any information on Frederick William Goddard (born 30/05/1903 in bournemouth, he was a butler/valet for some years at Church hall in Broxted) or his wife Margaret Freda Goddard (nee Davies or Layfield born 11/10/1910 Tranmere, Liverpool) their son David Leslie Goddard (born 28/06/1942 in Neston, Liverpool)or their daughter Margaret Anne Goddard (born in Bishops Stortford 17/08/1949. Any information no matter how small would be very helpful.
red mail Hugenots in Bishops Stortford
Looking for any information regarding French Hugenot immigrants in the Bishops Stortford area, in particular a family called Boutal who were living in that area up to at least 1844
red mail Kent Family of Bishops Stortford
Looking for any info on James Kent and Elizabeth Wood (daughter of Samuel Wood and Mary Stracey, b.1780) of Bishops Stortford and their family. They lived in Bishops Stortford after their marriage in Cambridgeshire in 1803. Their children were Mary,Samuel Wood, John Walter, Charles, Frederick, James, and Peter Kent. The family lived their from about 1803 to 1850 or so. Please contact me if you have any connection to this family.
red mail Wood
Searching for all Wood family information in Bishops Storford. ? - 1851
red mail Kent
Searching for all Kent family information in Bishops Storford. ? - 1851
red mail Maryann Savill b c1847, Bishops Stortford
Maryann Savill married my ancestor William Wiltshire who was born in Worcester. She had a sister by the name of Emma. They appear in the 1881 census living in Knowle Green, Staines Middlesex. Seeking more information on Maryann's family - who wereher parents and especially when did she marry William? Any inforamtion most welcome. Kim in Tasmania
Bishop's Stortford
Bishop's Stortford has an excellent Local History Society that has produced several well illustrated publications on the town and its surroundings. One of the publications has descriptions and old photographs of the hotels and public houses both demolished and current. Cecil John Rhodes, the founder of Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) was born here - his birthplace is now a museum. (Undergoing refurbishment at present). The Tourist Information Centre in the town is a good start for anyone researching the area for whatever reason.
red mail James Harvey Smith
My ancestor, James Harvey Smith, was born around 1849 in Bishop's Stortford. He had a brother, Edwin Charles Smith, who was born on 14th May 1859, also in BS. I don't know about any other siblings. Their parents were James Harvey Smith, from Bungay, Suffolk, and Elizabeth Fanny Smith (nee Calver). James Sr lived at the Queen Victoria Beerhouse, Church Street at the time of the 1881, although his occupation was Shoemaker. James Jr and Edwin had both left BS by 1881, James to Edinburgh (by 1872) and Edwin to Reading St Giles, Berkshire.

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