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Deaths in 1933
Just wondering if anyone can tell me why there was an outbreak of diphtheria around 1933, my mother's brother died just short of his 7th birthday of diphtheria. The family lived in Beccles.
red mail Smith family. The White House becvles
I am trying to find some information regarding the Smith family from Beccles. Sidney F Smith was a doctor and Captain. He was married to Dorothy who became a local magistrate in the 1940s. They moved to Beccles in 1918. They had 3 daughters. Ellen was the eldest, Pamela Jean Smith and another. They moved out of the White House in the 1970s. I would like any information particularly on the daughters. I would be most grateful for any information.
Taylor family
I am looking for any information about my grandfather, Thomas Taylor, born in Beccles in 1878. He appears in the 1901 census with his father, George and mother, Sarah and various siblings.
red mail Beccles History
Hello All I live in BECCLES and have an avid interest in it's history. IF I can help you with any questions regarding BECCLES, in general please contact me.
red mail Agnes and Victor Saunders
I am looking for relatives of Agnes (b. Aug 13 1899 Maiden name Archer) and Victor Saunders (b. May 9, 1901). Married June 27, 1921. They immigrated to Canada in 1923/27, children are Victor (Joe), Phyllis, Jim, Audrey and Edward (Ted) all but Victor (Joe) were born in Canada - on the farm in Breton, Alberta. Any surviving relatives in Beccles or Norfolk - please contact me.
red mail Edwards family in Beccles early 1800's
Does anyone have links to Noah Edwards (born 1794 in Norwich) but who lived and worked in Beccles as a Carpenter, Well Sinker and Pump Maker. Married to Louisa they had eight children between 1821 and 1840, Jeramiah, Henry, John, Harriet, Louisa. William, Elizabeth and another Jeramiah.
red mail Newton
I am looking for any information about my great aunt, Emma Jane Newton (nee Bardwell) born in Wangford, Suffolk in 1867 and her husband Frederick James Newton born in London in 1877. They married in 1913 in London and I believe they settled in Beccles and were there possibly in the 1950s and/or 1960s but I can find no death for either of them. I would be most grateful for any information. Many thanks Marion
red mail William Tiptod died 1849
Would love to hear from anyone intersted in William Tiptod of Beccles, Suffolk. Sarah
red mail Wyatt and Bull
Robert Wyatt born about 1730, married Avis Bull at Beccles 2 October 1752. They were both buried there. Can anybody point me in the direction of their parents. Many thanks for any help.
red mail Greaves Family
Eliza ? born 1854 in Beccles married James charles Goldon Greaves 1872 any information on her surname would be appreciated. Also any information on Earnest Greaves b 1881 and Evelina his sister I beleive he kept a shop in the town around 1910
red mail Charles Edward Jarman
Charles Edward Jarman was born in 1859 in Beccles, Suffolk, England, son of Robert Jarman and Ellen Harriet ( Eliza) Crickmay . In September 1882 he married in Adelaide, Australia, after a three day whirlwind romance, but the remaining descendants have no knowledge of what ship or yacht he travelled on to Australia. What we do know is that he was listed on the 1861, 1871 Census in Suffolk, and 1881, he was staying at "The Nine Pins" pub at 3 Thompson Lane, St Giles, Cambridge. England. So he had to have travelled within the next twelve months. In 1882, he was listed as a blacksmith, and the word from the Australian descendants is that his wife had said he was an 'Artisan', which seems to line up with blacksmith. I have checked in Australia all available passenger lists to South Australia and zero results, and nothing seems available for 1882. It is also possible that he came out privately on a yacht or even possibly as a crewman. . Was a passport required to travel in 1882 ?. If so, can checks be made that would indicate which ship?. Is there an outbound passenger list from England? Looking for some assistance. Peter
red mail Daniel Hill
I am trying to find information about Daniel Hill, born 1784, one of his sons Charles Hill became a baptist minister in Stoke Ash. , Three of Charles Hill's sons moved to the then Cape Colony. Any info on Daniel would be appreciated because we have come to a halt with our family tree. I wish to visit Suffolk next May to search for further connections. Thanks
red mail boat builders
Please can anybody help me find boatbuilders in the name of Say or Webb in the late 1700's early 1800's. My Aunt is in Australia and her memory is failing so can anybody else please help. Janet
red mail John Arnup & Lucy Lord
John Arnup and Lucy Lord were married at Beccles 2 November 1754. Their son, John was born there, but from 1756 t0 1764 their children were baptised at Ditchingham, Norfolk. They were probably born about 1730. Any information on where the parents were born would be very gratefully received as I live a long way from that part of the country.
A. Darby - photographer
I have a photo taken (very roughly) around 1910 by A. Darby, photographer, based at Smallgate Street, Beccles. Does anyone know if the records of this company were kept or archived anywhere? My photo is (most unfortunately) not named, but I would love to know the name of the subject. Many thanks for any help you can give.
red mail WAUD Family
Update on WAUD family connections traced to Wangford,Beccles,Suffolk number of births in the area and I am searching abt 1800
red mail Bardwell Family in Beccles
I am looking for details of the Bardwell Family in Beccles. In particular anything relating to Mrs Hannah Maria Bardwell, 4 Mickleburgh's Yard or Mickleburgh Road who celebrated 100yrs of age around 1933. She had been a resident of Beccles for 70 yrs although a native of Uggleshall. I have paper clips/photos of this grand old lady. Somehow she is linked to the Nickolls family. I suspect she was a sister to Charles Nickolls also born in Uggleshall.
red mail Smith/Benns
I am trying to trace my ggrandfather John Smith, who was born in Beccles and married Ann Benns, they had several children, please can you help.
red mail Whaley John - born 1805
John Whaley was born in Beccles in 1805 and married Sarah Lake who was born abt 1807. They had 7 children, all born in Lambeth, Middlesex, being William Ellerby Whaley - 1834, Elizabeth Mary Lake Whaley - 1831, Thomas Michael Whaley - 1841, Alice Sarah Lake Whaley - 1838, Thos S M Whaley - 1842, Sarah Lake Whaley - 1839. I am interested in anything related to John Whaley - 1805, in particular, or to any of his children.
red mail Sarbutt/Stewart
John Sarbutt and family had moved to Norwich by 1840 but were living back in Beccles (Common Lane) for the 1841 census. After that they were in Sheffield for 1851 census and eventually settled in Lincoln. I have never found records of either of his marriages which I believe would have taken place in this area. For a massive amount of history & persons information about Beccles please contact me.
red mail Lobban Ellwood
I am researching the Lobban family tree before and after John Lobban and Grace Ellwood. I have traced a detailed lineage from their sons Reginald John, and Donald. I also have information on John Lobban's parents, John Lobban and Mary Farquahar. I would be grateful for any more details regarding John and Grace's daughter, Claudine, twin with Clifford who died in the Great War.
ALDRED family of Beccles
Lucy ALDRED was born in Beccles about 7th Sept 1781, and went on to marry James MORNEMENT in Wortham, Suffolk on 8th Oct 1801. Has anyone information on the ALDRED family?
red mail Beccles Gaol
I have discovered that my ggg grandfather, Josiah Jolly was sent to Beccles Gaol in 1830. Does anyone have any information about this gaol - I can't seem to find any information about it, thank you,
red mail Edmund Buckenham
born c1870. Married to Norah Girling, five Children, Beatrice,Guy,Priscilla,Victoria and Edith. Farmer on Marlborough Farm, Beccles. Looking for any info for any of the above
red mail hopson
i am looking for any information as to members of the hopson family as a relative was involved in the building of beccles church.
red mail The White House. Pamela Jane Smith or Valerie Glassman.
I am looking for my dad's mum, she was previously known as Pamela Jane Smith, & gave birth to my dad 16th May 1945. My mum wrote to her in 1969 to say that my brother had been born & Valerie Glassman wrote back from 'The White House' Beccles, to say that the former Pamela Smith, would write back soon. She never did! I would like to make contact with her, (or any relatives) just to thank her & say what a fabulous man, dad & grandad she brought into the world. So if anyone knows the former Pamela Jane Smith or valerie Glassman, or who lived/worked at 'The White House', Beccles. could you please get in touch. Thankyou.
red mail Nicker
Would like any details of Nicker family connections also in Halesworth maybe Barber
red mail Neech, Moore
Florence Neech married Walter J Moore, any info on this family would be much appreciated
red mail Susannah Crickmay- Beccles
I've been searching for birth details of Susannah Crickmay born approx. 1803 in Beccles. She MIGHT have been Bap. Caroline Susannah , and surname might be misspelt as Crickmer, Crickmore. ANY info on this family very, very welcome.She was a descendant of Redelpha and John Crickmay.
red mail Press, Whyth of Beccles
Looking for any info on the Press and Whyth familes of Beccles, Suffolk.
Bertie Smith
I am seeking information about the families of Bertie Smith and Mary Ann Elizabeth Dowe (born Sept. 18, 1888), their son Bertie William Smith (my grandfather) was registered in the District of Wangford Sub-District Beccles. Any info. would be greatly appreciated.
My Gt. Grandmother was Alice Adelaide King who married George CLOW approx 1890 they had 9 children, the eldest being Robert "Bob" who was an artist. There was also Ernest who was my grandfather born August 1895, Winnie born Amelia Winifred in 1896.Aunt Winnie my Gt. Aunt was a missionary who went to N.Zealand to live. There was Rose who met my grandfather unpon his return from Australia in 1956 and whom he had not seen since 1923, there was Cyril his brother and I think Stanley.I would love to hear from anyone that could help me with my family research. I believe that Ernest, my grandfather was the only one that immigrated to Australia. Hoping to hear from other family.
red mail Barnard
In 1853 Samuel Barnard full age Butcher married Susan Chaston full age spinster. Grooms father was Thomas Barnard. Brides father was Robert Chaston. Wittnesses were Thomas Barnard & Sarah Neave. If anyone has any of the above in their research I would like very much to hear from them.
red mail Hannah Goodchild
Seeking ancestors of Hannah Goodchild who married Benjamin Baxter (1800-1871) in Beccles, she was the Beccles postmistress in 1823. I have the Baxter line back to 1775 but not Hannah's.
red mail burrows/gore
I am trying to find info on Emily Burrows b 1835 polstead beccles and married george gore in 1862 marylebone any info will be much appreciated Maureen in Auatralia
red mail White
Barnard Chaston White born 1890 son of Charles and Ellen White (nee Chaston) was my Grand Mothers Brother. He served in the first world war,What happened to him after that?? I have photo's of him, one taken in Liverpool.Did he Marry if so who? where? and When? Any info would be appreciated.
red mail Miller
William Miller, blacksmith, b1819 Lowestoft. Living with Caroline Kersey at Wash Lane and Ingate Street. Children Caroline, William, Mildred, Daniel, Lily, Nellie. Also grandchildren Herbert Kersey Miller and Carl Miller
red mail leah eagle
looking for birthdate of Leah Eagle born in Beccles, suffolk
red mail william bryan forward
reasearching beccles history william bryan forward was the town clerk from 1915 to 1948 lived in waveney house died 1956 he was a solicitor in beccles anyone know of him his life family servants at the house 1920s what he did for beccles
Spear Family
Hi. Does anyone have any information on Eliza Emma Spear b.1854 in Beccles. I believe her parents may have been William Spear and Sarah Gibbons. If you have any information I would love to hear from you. Thanks
red mail John Key, smuggler
Did the notorious 18th century Beccles smuggler John Key have any descendants? He also used to keep the inn at Blyford. The Key family in New Zealand, descended from Noah Key of Worlingham, would like to make a connection.
red mail Alfred James Girling--Tanner
Seeking Ancestry of Alfred James Girling, born c. 1849 in Beccles, Suffolk. Alfred was a Tanner, and married Mary Ann Woodyard in London 1870. In the 1881 census he had in his household (apparently relatives) William Girling born 1830 at Beccles and Alfred George Girling also born 1867 in Beccles.
red mail Burial at Priory Camp St Mary's Road, Beccles
I am trying to locate the place of burial for my gr grandfather, Alfred Dorkings, who I believd was buried at Priory Camp. St. Mary's Road, Beccles, Suffolk. The death certificate shows him as Ex Private, 325th Field Ambulance Corps. He died 8 Sep 1918 Is there a cemetery at St Mary's Road now and are there any grave stones?
red mail hayward
Looking for info on samuel hayward b1806 beccles suffolk and his family. henry hayward b 1833 beccles suffolk.
red mail George, Reginald Walter Henry
I'm searching any information about my father's family - especially his parents and his siblings. He was born October 1900 in Beccles and baptised as Regie NOT Reginald or Reg but was know as Reg for most of his life. He was in the RFC in the Great War and moved to London sometime after war's end.
red mail estelle florence coles
am trying to trace life of estelle f coles.born 24 11 1905. father robert scales coles a printer's compositor mother emmaline elizabeth resided at 131 denmark rd beccles in 1906. estelle was born at 71 ravens meer beccles ud.can any one help,does any one know if ravens meer was a hospital etc. i believe estelle had three brothers austin, george, and robert. john benson
red mail Ives/Bridges
I am looking for information about James Ives and his wife Rachel Bridges who lived in Beccles in the late 1700s. They eventually moved to Worlingworth, where they had a number of children, including my great great great grandmother, Susannah. I am wondering if either of them were born in Beccles or if they married there. I found a reference to the couple in Beccles on a Settlement Certificate dated 31 March 1784. I do not know what a settlement certificate is. Any suggestions?
Edward FEEK
Am researching Jones family of Aldeby and Toft Monks, Norfolk, one of whom married Edward Feek of Beccles, Suffolk in 1866. She was called Lucy Jones but due to mistranscription appears variously as Soanes/Sones/Soans. If you have any information on the Feek family do please get in touch.
red mail Cross
Catherine Cross born here circa 1850 m JTMason Any Information gratefully recieved. Keith
red mail BREWER
My g-grandfather,John Brewer,born in Beccles 1855 His father was James J. Brewer,bracemaker &saddler by occupation. Don't know wife's name but John had 3 brothers.Anyone connected to this family? John settled in Australia.
red mail Broughton
My great-grandfather Raymond Broughton (b.1842) moved to Beccles from Spixworth in Norfolk in 1871. He worked as a blacksmith, married Louisa Garrould and raised a family before moving to Lowestoft around 1900. Would love to hear from anyone with relevant info.
red mail William Brighton
Looking for information about William Brighton and his family. He was born in Bungay, lived in beccles, outlton broad and was a boat builder. Built the now famous Wherry Albion among many others. Any information about him and his family gratly appreciated
Bence or Bence Sparrow
any family details, addresses etc
Knights Dowding Dowden
Charles Knights b 1839 in Kessingland married Elizabeth Dowding or Dowden b 1840 in Beccles. They had Charles George b 1863, James 1864, Anna Elizabeth 1865, Emma 1867, Florence 1868, William 1870, Elizabeth 1874, Ernest John 1877, Walter Henry 1880 and Mabel. If any of these people are in your tree please make contact.
red mail ARCHER, SAUNDERS - Beccles -1870
Joseph ARCHER m. Anna ?. Children: Alice b. 1879. Ada m. Harry OXBROUGH. Children: ? Henry & Patricia. Agnes b. 1899, m. 1921 Victor George SAUNDERS. Children: Victor James, Phyllis, Joseph, Audrey & Edward - some of them immigrated to Canada with parents. Appreciate assistance.
red mail Samuel Francis Robinson
I am a fith generation South African and have just learned that my Great Grandfather, SF Robinson, was born in Beccles, Lowestoft on 3 July 1821. Can anybody help me to confirm this information?
red mail Lobban, Ellwood
Elizabeth Grace Ellwood married John Lobban in the late 1890's, and lived in Beccles, where their children were born. Clifford John and Claudine in 1898 (Clifford died in the 1st world war aged 20). Donald in 1899 and Reginald - birth year unknown.John Was born in Scotland, and Grace possibly in Norwich. Have followed the line from Donald, but lost all trace of the others. Can anyone help ??
red mail Thomas Tacon
Thomas Tacon born in December 1826, baptised in June 1827, parents John & Mary. Looking for any siblings.
red mail looking for my great great grandfathes parents
I am looking for the parents of James Alden he was born in 1819, he married Elizabeth Aldred in 1845, she was born in 1827. on his wedding certificate he has father deceased, which has made it difficult, he lived in Beccles all his married life, Elizabeth died in 1859, she gave him 8 children, quite a few years later he married my great great grandmother Maryanne English, James died at Ingate street in 1897 he was an agriculture laborour, I have been to the libuary in Lowestoft and cant find anything to help me with finding his parents, I have also looked in the surrounding areas with no luck, unless I have missed something, if anyone can help it would be so very Kind as I live a long way from Beccles, although I spent a lot of lovely holidays there when young sue.
red mail Reeve / Norman
Seeking to share info. regarding the descendants and ancestors of Frances REEVE, born 13 Mar 1838 in Hopton, a daughter of John REEVE and Harriet DYE. She died on 21 Jan 1922 at Beccles, SFK. Frances first married Thomas Francis KING on 28 Nov 1861in Belton, SFK. After his death, she then married the widower Robert Samuel NORMAN on 31 Mar 1872 in Norwich, NFK.
red mail Browning
Edith Alice Browning, my paternal grandmother, was born in Beccles in 1864.Her father's name was Frederick George Browning, a painter and decorator. At the time of the 1881 Census, she was living in Lowestoft. In 1886 she married Edgar Taylor, and at the 1891 Census, was living in Tottenham. My father, ALBERT VICTOR TAYLOR was born in 1891;her daughters were Constance(b.1887), Hilda (b.1896) and Violet (b.1901). I have no info. past the 1901 Census about Edith & Edgar, and seek informationon ancestors or descendants.
red mail Re Library & Literary Institute
From Cassells Gazetteer c1896 Beccles : 1891 Population : 6,669 - Has a room in the church of St Michael which used to be a library.The old Town hall is used for the town library and literary institute.
red mail Baxter
Benjamin Baxter born 1835 in Beccles, Suffolk. Married an Elizabeth from Oaksey, Gloucester.Moved to Richmond Surrey. Father of William Baxter. also George and Hannah.occupation Cabinet Maker
Calver; Sayer
Samuel Sayer Calver chr 5 Sep 1790 in Beccles. (Possibly the son of John Calver and Elizabeth Sayer.) He moved to London and had an Eating establishment in Hoxton.

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