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Bush Family includes Michael Home
My BUSH family lived in Gt Hockham for a number of generations. I am researching the family with particular emphasis on Christmas Charlie BUSH (1885-1973), my Gt Uncle. Under the name of Christopher BUSH he was the writer of over 60 detective stories. Under the pseudonym of Michael HOME he wrote novels of Military Intelligence in particular the North African campaign. Perhaps of most interest to other families living in Gt Hockham in the late 19th and 20th Centuries, were his stories about village life, written under the name of Michael HOME, which thinly disguised the village as Heathley. These autobiographical stories about life in the Breckland of Norfolk at the turn of the century became important commentaries on a type of life and landscape long gone. Christopher had three partners in his long life - the third being Florence Marjorie BARCLAY who died in 1968 five years before his own death in 1973. An evening devoted to this member of the BUSH family is planned in the future.
red mail Robert Edwards born Hockham
I' m trying to find the ancestors of Robert Edwards. He married Ann Crome or Croome and had 3 children. Christopher, James and George. James and Christopher came to Tasmania in 1853 and 1855.
red mail History books on Great Hockham Norfolk
Recently we visited Great Hockham to try to trace some of our ancestors. We found three of the Matthews family on the War Memorial within the churchyard, and three Matthews graves. We were told by a local resident that a gentleman, now desceased, named Michael Holmes (I think) wrote three history books about this beautiful village. Does anyone know where we may purchase one of these books?
red mail Linstead Family Hockham
Is anyone interested in the Linstead family, Hockham from 1798-
red mail Church Garner, Jessop, Jermy. Walpole, Nickerson.
I have a huge family tree for the Church family of Hockham - But still lots of gaps - anyone who is connected please get in touch. At present looking for deaths of Kezia Church (nee Garner) and Charlotte (nee Jessup/Jessop). Also any link to the Church family group which includes Obediah, Gershon, Eli Abner & Hagar Dinah - Children of John Church
red mail Bird
I am trying to find out any information relating to my gt gt grandfather Henry Bird and his wife Mary. They had one daughter and three sons. Marianne b.1816 Thomas b.1824 Robert b.1826 and Henry b.1833 respectively. Henry my gt grandfather married Hannah Lincoln (born Great Ellingham) in Attleborough Parish Church 1854. They had a son Edward (born 1854)who died within a few weeks of being born. They later had a daughter Clara (born 1867).Henry originated we believe from Attleborough in Norfolk.Henry, Hannah & Clara moved to Great Hockham and started a threshing machine business in 1868.Hannah died in 1884 and Henry re-married. His new wife was Elizabeth Brett (born Carbroke). Their children were Arthur Bird my grandfather b.1886 and Ellen Maud Bird b.1889. Henry died in 1911 and the business then became my grandfather's. Arthur Bird was married to Florence Ida Davey. I think Florence came from the village of Caston in Norfolk. Florence died in 1970 and Arthur in 1973. Any help on this family history would be gratefully accepted.

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