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red mail Frederick PLOWRIGHT married 1863 possibly Castle Rising nr Kings Lynn
Frederic(k) PLOWRIGHT(born about 1838) married Mary Ann(e) MARSTERS in quarter 2 of 1863 in the district of Freebridge Lynn, possibly at St Laurence in Castle Rising. I am keen to see the marriage certificate or parish record entry for this marriage to be sure who were the fathers of Frederick & Mary Ann. I wonder if anybody has either of these documents & would be willing to share? Frederick was my friend's great grandfather. He moved to Colchester in Essex & sadly was killed in an accident on the railway at Hythe Station in 1901. Hope you can help. Thanks, Angela
red mail Gwen Frost
I am looking to try and locate my auntie Gwen Frost she had 2 children called Alan and Kay and her last know address was in Kings Lynn can anyone help me please?
Local librarian and nurse marry 1934
Alice M Colburn and Charles H Senior - Married in Kings Lynn in 1934. He was possibly the chief librarian, she had been working in poor law. I have official records and family history after they left KL, to live for some time in Northern Ireland, so it is the time before the marriage when they lived in KL I am researching.
red mail Coulson or Trigg
I am trying to find any links to Robert Cram Coulson born ca1864, married 1900 to Laura Louisa Trigg, (Elizabeth on birth certificate) Robert was sone of John & Mary Ann (nee Cram) Laura daughter of Charles Trigg. Robert had 2 sons, Robert and Bernard. In 1911 Robert & Bernard are showing suddenly in Birkenhead, Merseyside. I cannot find any details of Robert or Laura after 1901. If anyone might have anything to help on my search I would appreciate any/all the help I can get.
Trying to find marriage details,etc, for ARMIGER who married LONG. I know that they have at least 2 children named MARIA LOUISE (born jas quarter 1973 K L reg dist) and CLAIRE ELIZABETH (born jfm quarter 1968 K L reg dist).Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Trying to find marriage details,etc, for ARMIGER who married WALDEN. I know that they have at least 1 child named RACHAEL DAWN (born ond quarter 1971 K L). Any info would be greatly appreciated.
red mail Fell gate& Smith families
Has anyone any information on The Fellgate or Smith families? They ran The Fisherman's Arms in 1841.william & Mary Fellgate were 55 in 1841 & one of their daughters Elizabeth married Henry Smith who was a grocer.This pub was in Pilot Street.Henry , his wife & family eventually moved to Camden in Middlesex but I would love to know if there are any Fellgates still living in Kings Lynn
red mail Reed, Reid, Read, William
Looking for information about my great, great grandfather William Reed's (Reid, Read) origins and family in England. He was born at Lynne (sic), Norfolk in 1810 and transported as a convict to Australia on the "Katherine Stewart Forbes" leaving Spithead, England on October 14 1829. He arrived in NSW on February 18 1830. He married Catherine Byrne aka Sarah Kennedy February 5 1841 in Wollongong NSW. He died November 25 1885 in Tathra NSW. hopefully, Lillian
red mail Mabel Allen
Father John Allen Mother Elizabeth Ann Greenacre born 1878, Mabel was their daughter born abt 1895 she had brothers Jack and Cecil, any help would be appreciated thank you...Cheryl
red mail Alfred Wilding
Hello, first posting on here and I'm looking for some help discover hopefully not lost but previously unknown family members. Please can any-one, especially local family historians tell anything of the Wilding family that would have been new to Kings Lynn as the branch in question settled there during the late 1930's or early 1940's. In particular family or desendants of Alfred Wilding (I think his middle name was Charles). He died serving as an infantryman during WWII in Burma but we know he settled locally marrying Kathleen in either 1939/40. Research shows their may have been children so a bonus if we could trace any that may exist.
Howlett family
I'm interested in the Howlett family of King's Lynn, especially in Frances Howlett, born around 1790.
Elizabeth Stafford, possible middle name Swithin/Swithern
I previously posted asking for information on Elizabeth Swithin born Kings Lynn area c1794, later Elizabeth Gould living in Leader St, Chelsea. I have now found that her maiden name was Stafford but on her burial and death records she is described as Elizabeth Swithin Gould so I am wondering if her middle name was Swithin or Swithern. Her maiden name has been obtained from her daughter's birth certificate so I feel it is probably correct. If anyone can give any information, I would appreciate it.
Does anyone have any information about the Herring family in the mid-C19? Various generations appear to have been called John or Jonathan, or sometimes John Jonathan. I believe they were shopkeepers, possibly fruiterers or confectioners.
red mail Edwin Mowll (Mowell)
Any information please about Edwin Mowll or Mowell who was a photographer of London Rd Kings Lynn during lat 1800s.
red mail juliette murtagh
I'm looking for juliette murtagh who lives in kings lynn born around 1982/84 has at least 3 siblings including girl twins about 3/5 years younger and a older brother.
Looking for information on my late grand father Ernest William Guyton. Born ca. 1883 King`s Lynn - lived Keppel St. and later Hospital Walk, both in KING`S lYNN. Married Maud Ellen Mary Rye. Had two daughters, Edith and Muriel. Any help appreciated.
red mail Israel Parkinson
Interested to share anything on Israel Parkinson of Kings -Lynn a mariner around 1790---1820
red mail Robert Howard 1809-1849
I'm trying to find my main line ancestry and am stuck at Robert Howard, he was married to Maria Graver in 1835 at St Margarets in King's Lynn. He died of poisoning in 1849. So I only have the 1841 census to play with. Any help gratfully appreciated.
red mail Victor Jack Wilkinson
Seeking information on Victor Jack Wilkinson (born 25/1/1898, Norwich district, died April quarter 1979, King's Lynn area). Probably served in RAF and Royal Tank Corps (as private)in WWI. Son of John Wilkinson (grocer/draper) and Edith Julia. Resident at Runhall, Norfolk in 1901 and at Wymondham in 1911. Possible relative; keen to obtain information on VJ Wilkinson and contact any descendants.
red mail Rosanna and Francis Farrow
Seeking information about the family of my great x 3 grandma Rosanna Farrow, b.1849 King's Lynn, married William Robertson from Norwich in 1869, had 14 children and eventually settled in Hull. Rosanna was the daughter of Francis (or possibly Thomas Francis) Farrow, mariner, from King's Lynn.
Thomas Brindley and his brother Joseph had a boat building yard at Lyn in the late 1700s before moving to the Medway. Thomas married Susannah Haycock on the 30th March 1797 in Kings Lynn. they had two children Robert and Susannah.I am descended from Robert.
Elizabeth Swithin
I am looking for baptism record for the above lady c1801 in Lynn or West Lynn. She is shown in the 1841 and 1851 census as Elizabeth Gould in Chelsea London and shown as born Lynn Norfolk. If anyone has Swithins in their tree around 1800, I would love to hear from you.
red mail Clarke family
I am looking for any information about the Clarke family. John Clarke, born Morley st Peter, Norfolk, in 1831.Married Jane Beckett. born 1855, Reymerstone, Norfolk ( this was Johns second marriage) they was living in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, in 1901, on the cencus for that year, they had several children living with them, and 3 of them was born in Kings Lynn, George Clarke, (my grandfather) born Lynn, 1896, Alfred Clarke born 1898 and Robert born 1900. All the other children, and a lot of them too!! (between the two marriage's) seem to have been born around norfolk in various places, Swaffham,Reymerstone,Deopham,Attlebourgh,and Rockland to name a few.In 1911 they was in the Kings Lynn Workhouse.George my grandad married Annie Coulcher in 1916 (Annie also born Kings Lynn, Norfolk.) I would be very grateful if you have any information on this family. thankyou. xx
red mail Bullen/Smith/Frost(?) Kings Lynn, Cambridge, Grimsby
My Grandmother was Laura Bullen Smith (b1889 Kings Lynn). Her siblings were: Stanley Bullen Smith (b1879 Kings Lynn); probably married Nellie Emptage in 1914 in Grimsby. Walter Bullen Smith (b Tatterford 1883); probably married in 1909 in Cambridgeshire. Ernest Bullen Smith (b1884 Kings Lynn); probably married in 1908 in Kings Lynn Claud Bullen Smith (b 1886 Kings Lynn); emigrated to Australia 1911. Joined Australian army 1914. Married in England 1916 to Gertrude Shoote. Killed in action 1917. Alice Bullen Smith (b 1889 Kings Lynn). I have all of them on the 1901 census, but by 1911 I cant trace any. There is a family story about all the sons being killed in WWI. Another story tells of the family owning land and a bakery and losing it all to death duties, but I am finding no trace of this. Other family memories are of another supposed sibling Jane (Jenny) Smith, a Great Aunt May who lived to be 104, and a Mrs Bullen who reputedly lived to 120. The 1861 also seems to imply a relationship to Mary Ann Frost (Bullen) (b 1843); Hannah Frost (Bullen) (b 1846); Harry Frost (b 1851) and William Frost (b 1854). Other family names (all born/lived in the Kings Lynn area): Stanley Smith (b1855.)- married to Eliza Smith (nee Bullen) (b 1856)had following children: James Bullen (b 1834) George Bullen (b1838) Frederick Bullen (b1842) Emma Bullen (b 1845) Robert Bullen (b 1850) Walter Bullen (b 1858) Eliza's parents were James Bullen (b 1810) married to Jane Bullen (b 1816) Stanley's parents were John Alfred (sometimes shown as Alfred) Smith (b 1821)- married to Martha Mary Smith (b1827 Middlesex)and they had the following other offspring: Alfred Smith (b 1848 in France but listed as British Citizen) Charles Smith (b1850 Middlesex) Sarah Smith (b1852 Kings Lynn) Henry Smith (b1853 Kings Lynn) Stanley Smith (b 1855 Kings Lynn) Herbert Smith (b 1857 Kings Lynn) Alice Smith (b 1857 Kings Lynn) Uri Smith (b1861 West Lynn) Edwin Smith (b1864 Kings Lynn) Emily Smith (b 1866 Kings Lynn) Arthur Smith (b1870 Kings Lynn) Anybody got any links?
red mail harper/kings lynn
i am trying to find John Harper, master mariner captain and his daughter Ellen. John born c1848/50, Ellen Harper born c1874. John is my gt gt grandfather and I believe he married a lady from Valetta, Malta. Ellen is on a census form as from Lynn and she married George Cattermole in Middlesbrough in 1894. Their daughter was Sarah Ann my grandmother. George Cattermole's family also come from Norfolk. Can anyone help me please. Regards Melinda
red mail Burton
Seeking background on grandmother Mabel Burton b. abt. 1891. and her family. She married Horace Robert HALL in 1917 and had 5 children. Horace died in 1925 and Mabel remarried in 1942 a Arthur A Smart. Finished her days in Lincolnshire. Mabel's father was a bricklayer/builder called John who was deceased by the time of her first marriage. Thank you in anticipation
red mail RINGER family
Am looking for any information about the RINGER family. In particular Henry J RINGER born 1852 in Kings Lynn. In 1874 he married Charlotte Hannah SPICER. Would love to know more about both these families so if anyone can add anything would be pleased to hear. Thanks
red mail where did the Dickersons go?
I am looking for any information regarding my Great Great grandfather, FOUNTAIN Dickerson and cannot find who his wife was.he had a daughter Alice who had an illegitimate son James, I know nothing of his father and he kept his mothers maiden name I do know that my grandmother used to say that there were so many Dickersons in Kings Lynn, that they almost owned the town. Any help would be fantastic thanks olivia
red mail ELLIS
I am looking for a William Ellis who was a Tailor. I believe he went to London in his early 20s but was found settled in Tetsworth in Oxfordshire by 1841. The censuses indicate that he was born in "Lynn" in about 1801. Has anyone come across him? Jeff
red mail TOWLER
Seeking information on JAMES TOWLER, of Kings Lynn who was a master mariner sailing from Kings Lynn on vessel "Sea Nymph"
red mail Slater
I am looking for the Slater or Slator family in Kings Lynn Susannah b 1820,married Abraham Smith, William b 1814, a mariner. Father was William.
red mail frow family
hello are there any frow families in kings lynn that may be related to william 1866,harry 1871,pr george 1869. they had a butchers shop in long sutton, and before that came from sausthorpe lincs. william may have gone to america? look forward to hearing from you. teresa
red mail hardwick cemetery
hi, ive just started tracing my family tree im wondering if anyone has a burial map of hardwick where people are buried, as my gt grandmother lost 3 babies named aileen, george and frederick richardson and 1931-1932. theyre parents were gladys and redvers richardson of south lynn, kings lynn. any help on these really would mean alot to me. best wishes, natasha xx
red mail Brooks Watson
My great uncle, Robert Charles (Brooks) Watson emigrated to Queensland in the early 20th century and married Hetty McDowall. There was at least one child, Catherine from this marriage and she married Leo Dobbie in 1933. His father, William Watson was born 1852 in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, married Catherine Brooks from the same parish, and moved to Forest Gate. Mystery surrounds William's fate. He is thought to have deserted his family, somewhere between 1891 and 1901 and no trace of him can be found. Would be delighted to hear if anyone has a clue what happened to him.
I am researching my paternal ancestors who came from Norfolk, Kings Lynn, South Wootton, Clenchwarton. If anyone has any information about these names and locations I would be grateful to hear from you.
red mail 1875 fishing disaster
Looking for any info on william paterson.james paterson,robert paterson who died in the 1875 fishing disaster aboard the boat The Beautiful Star from St Monance Fife According to Kings Lynn cemeteries there is a memorial to them in Hardwick road cemetery but I do not know if their wives and families had moved to there before or after the disaster. many thanks Mike
red mail Joplin family
I am looking for any info on the family of Kathleen Joplin born in King's Lynn in Sept. 1891. I have not been able to find anything about her from other sources. Thanks in advance.
red mail Carrington
Hello my GGGrandfather James Daniels Carrington was b ABT 1832 Kings Lynn,Norfolk,England to parents Edward Carrington and Jane Daniels.Can anyone help me on James's parents. Regards
red mail Shilling
I am trying to trace my gr. grandfather John Shilling born about 1855. He moved to Southport Lancashire where he had a family and died in 1905. On a census for Southport he gave his place of birth as Kings Lynn and employment as farrier. Any help greatly appreciated.
red mail Stead/ Bacon
I am looking for any information about Trevor and Nellie Stead and their daughter Janet married to Roy Bacon.
red mail Press family King's Lynn to Ulster
According to research done by my great-uncle in the 1950s, my ancestor by name of Press emigrated from King's Lynn to the Plantation of Ulster ca. 1603. Any information on Press family in Norfolk prior to emigration?
red mail George Herbert Cawston
I am researching my grandfather, George Herbert Cawston, High St, Kings Lynn. In 1881 the census shows him working with his father George, as a working jeweller. The census also shows him to be 21yrs. He later had the shop at Kings Lynn, was married to Annie Amelia, and they had three children, Leslie, Philip Edgar, and Margaret Anne(who was my mother). He later resided at 23, Kimberley Rd, Cambridge, and it was at this address he died on the 1st January, 1946.I know that Leslie was at a bank (Swaffham or Dereham?), and had a wife named Vi?, and I know that she died under tragic circumstances. I believe he had children but do not know any more detail.
red mail John Wayte
Has anyone information on John Wayte, Mayor of Kings Lynn in 1842 and 1843? He was a physician and died about 1847. Of particular interest is the county he died in.
red mail Palmer Hunt
I have a great great grandfather born in Kings Lynn in 1809 called Raymond Palmer Hunt. He married Martha Elizabeth Groome in Kings Lynn and then moved to Islington, Middlesex where he became a grocer/general shopkeeper. I cannot trace his Norfolk family but in the censuses I have found other Palmer Hunts living in Kings Lynn or born there and am trying to find out if they are related. Several of them are also shopkeepers of some type. Could they have been a result of a marriage between a Hunt and a Palmer or was it a common double name in Norfolk?
red mail Brown, Richardson, Smith
I am looking for my family. My cousin has traced us back to Kings lynn, under the name of smith (i haven't recieved al details as of yet so can't supply names or dates) We were gypsy horse traders. I can give out the name and dates of my granmother. Ellen Richardson 1913 to 1997 she marrief lancelot Brown. they had 13 children, Patricia Brown, Raymond Brown, Kathleen Brown, June brown, Betty Brown, Dorathy Brown, malcom Brown, Doreen brown, roseane brown, deborah brown, jackline brown, christine brown and stephan brown. if anyone can help i would love to know more about my history.
red mail Flegg
Does anyone know anything about the family of John Flegg c1875 married Ellen Basset and children Alfred c1910, Charles c1912, Kathleen c1916, Helen Flegg c1916, Blanche c1918 married Robert Howard, Lillian c1920, Ruby c1922 and Marjorie c1924. Due to a split in family with Blanche marrying Robert Howard nothing is known of them. Thanks KIm
red mail Howard
I am looking for information on my family William Howard c1890 married to Harriet Howard c1892 had William, Robert c1912 married Blanche flegg and Harriet c1914 married John Hemeter. They were fisherfolk of North Lynn, Robert Howard's boat is in the True's Yard museum King's Lynn (My Grandfather - he was a pilot). Thanks Kim
red mail mary whitford (spencer)
i am looking for mary whitford (spencer)originaly from brierfield lost contact with her in the 80s i believe she is in the kingslynn area would love any information trish
Gt. Grandparents Birthdates
I am trying to trace my Gt. grandmother Mary Jane Warth and Gt. grandfather Henry (Norman?)Emery. They were married in Hackney London,September 1848. Not sure of date but I think she was born about 1835, and he was born about 1818. They both gave their birth place as Kings Lynn on marriage cert.
red mail Seaman Hilton Kings Lynn
Looking for details on the Seaman, Hilton, Carse and Wright families from King's Lynn mid 1800s
red mail Alone in the Pacific
Jane Fitteridge of West Winch married William Stone of North Runcton 1819 ,sons William, Roger, David, Frederick & Henry, Jane & William were publicans of West Winch.Jane had two sons later,John S Stone & Playford Chapman Stone my grandfather who deserted ship in New Zealand.are there any descendants of the fisrt six out there ?
red mail Fysh at Kings Lynn
Charles Fysh married Florence Skerry, Charles buried 19 October, 1926, He was a police officer. Children Ruth Florence and Marjorie Elsie, both born Kings Lynn
red mail Harpers of Kings Lynn
I am trying to find the birth details for Charles Harper b c1805 in Kings Lynn without much success! I'm hoping that someone out there can help me. He was married to Eliza Ann Teasel on 6 August 1827 at St Nicholas'Church, Kings Lynn. I have been unable to find his birth details or any details of his parents/siblings. I have a Lawrence and Fanny Harper as being neighbours of Charles' son Charles and his wife Caroline (nee Currey) in the 1861 census but cannot determine whether he is related or not to them. Any help would be much appreciated :) Regards, Pam
red mail Beeson, Frank William
Looking for Frank William Beeson. Born in King's Lynn, Norfolk in 1884 and immigrated to Canada in about 1910. He is my great grandfather and I have very little information about his family prior to his arrival in Canada. Thanks!
I am trying to find information regarding Blyford Cooper who was born in King's Lynn around 1816.He married Sarah Powell in 1834. As he was a mariner he is missing from some census returns but I can't find his birth and so can't find his parents at the moment. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
red mail family connection
My Great Grandmothers maiden name was Jeffery, she is listed on the 1891 census as being born in Lynn Norfolk, any info on her family greatly appreciated.
red mail Sarah Twaits 1776 - 1846
I am researching Sarah TWAITS born about 1776 in Kings Lynn, married George PEEPS in 1799, had three children and died about Oct 1846. Can you help me with any info about her or her husband George Peeps?
red mail Richard Giles and Sarah Peeps
Richard GILES was born about 1802 in Lynn and died about 1853. He married Sarah PEEPS and they lived in Tower Street, Kings Lynn, he was a butcher. I am looking for more details about him, who were his parents? Can you help me, any info, no matter how little - it may just fit with other unconfirmed info that I have gleamed.
red mail William HORNIGOLD abt 1740
I am searching for details about William HORNIGOLD who was born about 1740 and as buried on 3 July 1832 at Shipdham. He married Anne E PAYNE in 1765 at Cranworth with Letton. They had a son William born on 9 Sept 1766. Did they have other children? Where was William (Snr) born? Any information however small would be of interest.
red mail Francis Reynolds HAMPTON
Francis born 1836 married Elizabeth GILES in 1861 at St Margarets, K.Lynn. His occupation was a Boot Closer and he was the son of Ann HAMPTON who eventually married William WHITE. Ann's parents were Daniel HAMPTON and Ann CHAPMAN. Can anybody help with details about Daniel HAMPTON? All I know is he married Ann CHAPMAN on 10 Jan 1805, had 5 children and died before 1841.
red mail Keene & Cheever Family
Looking for information Keene family in King's Lynn around 1600, specifically Thomas, John, William. Also looking for info in Cheever family from surrounding area.
red mail Robert Dexter
Researching Robert Dexter. Born 1800 died 1881. Married Elizabeth Rippengill 1827. They had 3 children. Robert and James Charles who migrated to Australia and Elizabeth who married Charles Bootman. She lived in Norfolk St. Kings Lynn. they had two children Harriet and Frederick. I would be glad to hear from anyone with further information. Pam.
red mail T. Smith & Sons, 60 High St., King's Lynn, photographer in late 1800s???
We have a family photo but don't know who he is. It was taken in probably late 1800s by T. Smith & Sons, 60 High St., King's Lynn. Has anyone heard of this photographic studio and the years they were in King's Lynn so we can narrow down the years within which it must have been taken?
red mail Alice Maud Mary Walker, b. 24 May 1872
We are researching this individual, including ancestors and verifying who she married and when. She was my husband's maternal great grandmother. Thanks for any assistance you can give us.
red mail John Henry b 1877 (married Edith) or Winifred Jarvis b 1889
Looking for info on John Henry Jarvis (b c1877), sister Wyn (b c 1889) - likely more siblings. John married woman named Edith. Had 4 children (John Henry 1901, Frank 1907, Muriel 1903, Violet 1906) and then moved to Canada in 1908 and had 5th child - Gladys in 1909. Gladys lived in UK as a child because Edith died shortly after her birth. I don't know the UK well at all. I can only remember the location based on stories my grandmother Gladys told me.
red mail Adelaide Taylor 1977
I'm trying to find any information relating to Adelaide Taylor born 1977. Her parents were Ellen and James Taylor both from Kings Lynn.
red mail oldridge kings lynn
looking for details of a thomas oldridge born kings lynn app 1859 ending up in hull looking for details of is parent
red mail William Dye - b 1806 Lynn
I am looking for information on William Dye, b 1806 in Lynn (Kings Lynn), particularly his parents and wife(s) Ann (in 1861 census), Emma in 1851.
red mail COULTON
Does anyone have any info on Coultons from Kings Lynn. John James Coulton married Priscilla Cathrop was a Solicitor as was his son William Gordon married to Sarah Dickinson any info greatly appreciated. Cheers Donna
CHARLES-GEORGE-JOHN-CHARLES JR.Charles sr.was born in 1796 in Totington,Wife Mary born in Watton Norfolk in 1801,1st:son Charles born in Ashill,Norfolk in 1828.2nd son George born in Ashill,Norfolk in 1840 in Ashill,Norfolk.3rd son John born in 1845 or 1846 in Ashill,Norfolk.The address on the census was Swaffham.John was in Burton on Trent in 1871,and between then and when he came to the US,he had married a woman named Harriett,do not know anything about her.She was very small frame,they came here in 1873 May.They made their way to Collin County,Mckinney Texas and she died of consumption right after they got here.He then married in 1874 Maria Howe who was from Christchurch,Hampshire.details are sketchey on the family after that.Unless the rest were killed in the wars there has got to be someone left over there.PLEASE email me if you know any of them or are one of them.I have been looking for over 20 years....Thank you
Bray, Fitt
Researching Bray's and Fitt's in the Kings Lynn area between 1750 - 1900
red mail Bloye
I am looking for the Bloye family who lived in Lynn at around 1811, they were coach makers. William and Mary Bloye, Willam was born 1811. thanks
red mail broad family
please has anyone info on william broad born bristol 1912 moved to kings lynn died 1967 a retire police officer ,married to hannah hawkins-paddy they had son william james broad born 1938 . died 1993. many thanks
red mail Bone
Researching the BONE family predominately of King's Lynn (additional links to Grimstone and, Congham). Currently traced back to c. 1780, migrating to London c. 1870. Main associated names (Norfolk) Towler and Wickham and (London) Berry, Cole, Hankin, Murrell and Radford. Willing to exchange information. Particularly interested in obtaining information relating regarding the frequent use of forename Raiseberry/ Raisebury/Riseberry within the Bone family.
red mail Towler
Researching the TOWLER family predominately of King's Lynn. Currently traced back to c. 1803. Main associated name Bone. Willing to exchange information. Particularly interested in obtaining information relating to the family members' occupation as merchant seamen.
red mail desperately searching for ken
I'am trying to trace Arthur Lindsey Kelly a Merchant Seaman who used to visit the Port Of Kings Lynn during the 1920 and early 1930 he married Charlotte Couzins in 1929 or 1930 they had a Daughter Yvonne Charlotte Kelly on the 30th June 1930. Would be pleased to hear of any information on his family as I married Yvonne in 1960 and we knew nothing a bout him as her parents were divoced and her mother remarried. Yvonne died in 1997 and I promised her and our Sons I would try to find out about there Grand Father?
red mail downing ballentine pitt of kings lynn
Just made contact with a very distant relative who is also looking for details of this branch - James Downing b: 1759 m:1787 Sarah Pitt(s) b:1765 had daughter Pleasance b:1793 m:1821 Jeremiah Ballentine b:1791. We are looking for the parents of James,Sarah and Jeremiah and any other info people might have - plus of course contact from people with a similar interest All lines look to be in the Kings Lynn area
red mail Jackman family in Lynn
William Jackman(b. c1810, Cabinet Maker) and wife Hannah returned from London where they had been in the 1840s, to Norfolk, after 1849, when William jnr was born, and before 1852, when John was born and registered in Lynn. By 1861 the family turns up in Yarmouth, the town they started out in. Any local info. that throws light on their time in Lynn would be appreciated.
red mail Charlotte Elizabeth Ward
Seeking marriage info on Charlotte Elizabeth Ward, approx- 1845-1848. Born 1827 and at least one son - William Mason Ward b.1848
red mail John Frederick Newland
Born about 1855.Any information of him or his family.
red mail Harper
Hi I am searching for any information about Henry W Harper born in Kings Lynn 22 March 1851 his father was possibly Charles Harper also Kings Lynn c1805
red mail Thomas Blades
Our Thomas Blade(s) was supposedly born in Lynn about 1779. He was later a customs officer, and a limner. He may have been connected to John Blade block maker who occupied a shop near St Margaret's in Lynn before 1766. Does anyone have any Blade family in Lynn about this time?
red mail Langley Families 1700s and 1800s
Searching for Langley Families 1700s and 1800s. Any information would be appreciated, but especially father of Charles Langley b. Lynn 1826. His mother was Martha Langley b. 1802 in Lynn. His wife was also Martha, b. 1827 in Lynn.
red mail Wilmore family
I have just returned from Lynn and would like to find more info about Alexander Wilmore who was my husbands great grandfather. He was a police man at the turn of the centuary and we are curious as to what he was like. We are also researching the Crowe family who were resident in Lynn during the last centuary.
red mail Hides family
Has anyone any details of my grandfather Herbert Hides who was born in Kings Lynn? Possibly aroung the 1870's . He was a coachman and groom and married Ada and had 3 children Leonard,Herbert and Agnes
red mail Smith, Rudderham,
In my family tree I currently have the following people. Get in touch if you think there's a match in your tree! Elizabeth Rudderham, William Smith, Sophia Rudderham, Christianna Rudderham.
red mail Lunn Family
I would like to get in touch with anyone who has links with the Lunn family of Kings Lynn. My gggrandfather John Crispe Lunn was born there in 1818. Around 1839 he was working as an engraver in Broad Street. He later became a minister at the Uniraian Chapel . A decade later he moved to Little Dunham and was station master there. I think he died about 1854. His father was Robert and I have traced 3 more great grandfathers back to 1694 when Timothie was married at St. Nicolas Chapel. Any information would be gratefully received. Regards, Val.
red mail CHOAT, Ebenezer
I am looking for information on Ebenezer CHOAT and his wife Martha. Ebenezer was a Solicitors Clerk. On 1881 census, they were living at 56 London Road, South Lynn. He is my GG Uncle.Thanks
red mail Valentine
I am seeking information about John Valentine, a merchant seaman, born 1833, Lynn. He married a Mary Ann Taylor, of same or similar age, who also came from Norfolk. They subsequently settled in Hartlepool. Has anyone any further info ?
red mail Greenwood family. Kings Lynn, Norfolk
Hello! Does anyone know anything at all about WILLIAM GREENWOOD and his family? I know that he was born sometime in 1851/52 KINGS LYNN, NORFOLK. Anything pre 1901 would be a great help!!
red mail Bones of Kings Lynn
My GGrandfather John Bone was born in Kings Lynn in 1839 to parents Robert Coston Bone and Alice Bone nee Hudson. Robert Bone and Alice were married in Docking,Norfolk in 1831. I would love to hear from anyone who can tell me the names of any other children born to Robert and Alice. I only know of my GGrandfather. Robert Bone was listed as a sailor at the time of my GGrandfathers birth. My GGrandfather John Bone was a seaman aboard the TipTree to Australia in 1862. He left the ship when it docked in Sydney and stayed in Australia. Any info most appreciated.
red mail Kings Lynn
I am interested in the Tilson family of Kings Lynn in the 18th and 19th centuries. They were pilots on the river Ouse and then a merchant's clerk James Loose Tilson. He married Martha Wilson and her mother was a Burcham. James' father William marrieda LooseKings Lynn
I am trying to trace William Walter DAWSON who was resident at 13 Lansdowne St, Kings Lynn at the 1901 census and his wife Elizabeth (nee RASBERRY). William is reputed to have been born in Kings Lynn c1854-66, whilst Elizabeth was born in Harpley, Norfolk, c1865. He may have served in the army c1881, as I've found a possible match in the census at 'Grand Shaft Barracks Western Heights Dover', Hougham, Kent. Happy to share information with other researchers.
red mail kirby/garner
4x great grandparents John and Elizabeth KIRBY - son Dennis married Kezia GARNER 1806.
red mail Fysh/Stacey
Reseaching several names Fysh/Fish/Stacey/Hitchcock/Drayton, all of King's Lynn. Will share any info. Colin
I am trying to trace family history for Dawes/Daws. They were originally from King's Lynn. My direct branch moved to South Shields, County Durham, at the end of the last century. As far as I can see, Charles S (Seapy?) Dawes was born in 1841. He married Ellen Shafto - their children were Percival Charles, Mabel,Rose E, Arthur E,and Ethel E, Dawes. Does anyone have any information on the Dawes, Shafto, or Seapey families? Thanks.
red mail Jaggs, Teasel and Wolsey families
I am researching the Jaggs, Teasel and Wolsey families in King's Lynn, Great Yarmouth and Stow Bardolph. I have traced the Jaggs back to 1750. I would like to hear from researching the same family names so that we can swap information.
red mail Valentine, Hammond
James married Sarah Ann 28/06/1875. They had 10 children. Ruth Edith (Edie) married and Irishman, James Hayes 1906, they had 4 children. Ruth was my Great Grandmother. She died 1965 and has one surviving daughter.
red mail sharpin
im looking for any sharpins to help complete my family tree.names also in my tree are capps and fysh.any info would be appreciated and im willing to swop any info.
red mail Bullen
Walter Bullen born Kings Lynn, Norfolk @ 1857. Father James - mother Caroline Bird. I am looking for his family - he moved to Co. Durham and married Sarah Jane Brown. I know he had a brother Frank William Bullen (born @ 1864 in Rochester Kent) - Any others anywhere?
I am researching the REED name. My ggrandfather was George Reed b 1860 who married sarah simpson also from Kings Lynn.
red mail Maryann Spooner
I'm trying to find the birth of Maryann Spooner. born about 1860 in Kings Lynn. Married Frank Phillips June 1886, Stratfield Mortimer, Berks; father's name given as Robert on the Marriage Certificate, occupation sailor.
red mail Read/Wilson
Captain George Read,born 1777?,probably in Norfolk/Suffolk.Married Eleanor Wilson in Lynn in 1798.They were captured in 1803,and taken to Verdun.She died in Blois in 1814.His background is not easy.He is my Gt GT Grandfather.
red mail Ingle
Thomas Ingle (1794-1872) MD LRCS son of John Ingle of Cambridge was surgeon and physician in the 1820s and 1830s in Kings lynn. He married three times and had six known children. His youngest brother Frederick LRCS was apprenticed to his elder brother and also set up practice in K.L. in Queens St. He married Pleasance Partridge in 1837 and two sons migrated to Australia. Travelling as a ship's surgeon on the ship "Dahousie", he came to Melbourne, Australia in 1852 at the peak of the gold rush. Carrying a cargo of gold, the ship sailed to Calcutta where Frederick caught cholera and died tragically in Feb. 1853. See Arthur Ingle "An Ingle Family History" pub. 1988 in Canberra Australia.
red mail Gathergood - 1750 Onwards
A numer of known Gathergood families have lived in the King's Lynn area since about 1750. I am interested in any information concerning Gathergood family members past and present.
red mail African Explorer
From The Century Cyclopedia of Names 1895 Thomas Baines was born at King's Lynn in 1822 and died at Durban, Port Natal 8th May 1875. An English artist and African explorer. He arrived at Cape Colony in 1842, accompanied the British Army throughout the Kaffir War 1848-51, explored North West Australia under Augustus Gregory 1855-56, and was artist and storekeeper to the Livingstone Zambesi expedition in 1858, he went with Chapman from the southwest coast to the Victoria Falls in 1861, and lectured in England 1864-68. He wrote 'Explorations in Southwestern Africa' 1864 and 'The Gold Regions of Southeastern Africa' 1877.
red mail Bishops Lenne In 1397
From Calendar of Patent Rolls Prussia - 309 1397 December 4th Westminster 21 Richard 2 Pt 2 Membrane 24d Commission to John Walsshe,William Snetesham,Albin de Enderby,Robert Bailly,Hugh atte Fen and William Savage,to enquire touching the complaint of John Brandon and Thomas Cok,merchants of Bishops Lenne, that lately in the parts of Prucia they were divers times spoiled of their goods and merchandise by malefactors of Lubyk,Wyssemere,Rustok, and Stralsond,and their men and servants imprisoned until they made fines with their captors for their deliverance,and that Mercnard Stenehorst Bertram Fanhalter and others of those towns and several persons to whose hands the goods have come,are in different parts of England,and by jury of the counties of Lincoln and Norfolk to ascertain the names of all such persons as with the said M and B have done these things,and the names of persons at Boston,Lenne and Great Yarmouth and elsewhere in the said counties into whose hands the goods and merchandise have come,arresting the said M and B and the goods aforesaid until further order. By C
red mail Rogers
Charles Willie Rogers, Cabinetmaker, Burkitt St. King's Lynn (1901). Born either Wisbech or Lynn c1865. m Agnes Mary MALT. Seeking birth and family.
marriages at St Margaret's 1814and 1817 King's
Scott; Downing; Burgess
Edward Scott a grocer married Elisabeth Downing 13 Sep 1810 in Kings Lynn. They had 5 children including James Marious Scott 1821-1893 a tailor who married Sarah Maria Burgess 2 Jul 1843 They had 8 children--4 in kings Lynn and 4 in London.

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