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I am at present researching/seeking links to any family members/ancestors of the following - James DUNSTALL Brn 1705 (East Blatchington Sussex) married in Selmeston to Hannah PIERCE Brn 1710 - Son - Edmund DUNSTALL Brn 1749 - 1832. Edmund DUNSTALL married Elizabeth WARREN in Horley Surrey - 4th May 1779. Further research gives a historical story timeline of which indicates that the DUNSTALL family were the well known original pioneers of one of the first Emigration Schemes (Agreements)....set up with the Australian were a well known family within the town of Eastbourne and other local areas. I would greatly appreciate any further feedbacks information or data that would assist in my further research - no matter how small the links...many thanks Jenny
Emma VANE Huggett
I am looking for info on above. She is my Great,great Grandmother, married to Town Postman Frederick James Huggett. She had 13 Children, my Grandfather was one of them.She was born in Kent. I want to know where she is buried as she died in Boughton Malherbe in Kent, but lived most of her life in Eastbourne. Any info really appreciated. Thank you, Susan
Reverend?Vicar Alston
I am looking for info on the above Alston. He was Curate of 'Christ Church with St. Philip' in Eastbourne, Sussex, United Kingdom. Around late 1800's early 1900's. He was not married but had one Sister who was his Housekeeper. Many Thanks, Susan
I am trying to locate any family relatives of Mary Ann POINTER (nee BAXTER) born 14th Feb 1890 - Thrapston Nottinghamshire. Married a Reginald George POINTER (2nd Qtr. 1911 in Thrapston ) - occupation Gold Mining Enginner. Also one of her children known as Elizabeth Merece BLACKER - husbands name possibly George. Elizabeth whilst living in Eastbourne owned a guest house approx during the 1970s - 80s. Any info/feedback greatly appreciated. Many thanks J.
I am at present seeking any family members/relatives/friends/other links to Bryan R HOWELL born 1934 in Hackney london - died: 2017. Who married Maria J SPALL born 1938 Hammersmith - (mothers name possibly BIGGS) - marriage: December 1960 Hammersmith. He divorced his first wife and is known to have remarried Kathleen A ( ? ) HOWELL. From these marriages there are possibly two children (boy/girl) All have lived in Eastbourne at various times plus other family links in Reading. The Decendants/Lineage to the SPALL family indicate that since the early 1900s many resided in the London area - other family links moved further south to Horley (Surrey ) - Hastings/Bexhill (Sussex ) and other local areas. Noting that a Timothy SPALL born in Battersea is a well known famous actor. I would greatly appreciate any feedbacks/links no matter how small that will assist and help me to continue my further family research. Many thanks. J.
Seven sisters Pub, Willingdon,Eastbourne Leonard (Ray) Anderson
Trying to trace Leonard (Ray) Anderson last known at the Seven Sisters Pub, Willingdon, Eastbourne in the 1970s. He was born in 1942 in Islington.
red mail Joseph Thomas Carter 1885
hi i am trying to find any information of Joseph Thomas Carter his parents was Richard Carter and Harriett Goldsmith .cannot find anything on him have been told he married "Scottish granny" but who is she !!! apparently Joseph travelled all over the place to do demolition any ideas as to where i can look i have done all the usual sites Thank you
red mail BISHOP, Claude -- Noel Streatfeild Matinee in Eastbourne, Sussex, ca 1931-1934
I am an American writer attempting to find information on Mr. and Mrs. Claude BISHOP of Eastbourne, and any local children who performed in a charity matinee written by Noel Streatfeild (and published by Heinemann in 1934) and held at the Bishop home in the early 1930s. In particular I would like to know Mr. Bishop's line of work; whether he served in the military; his hobbies and interests. Also Mrs. Bishop's name and social activities; and any information about the house where the performance was held (apparently the performance took place in an old billiard room converted to a theatre); what charity it was meant to benefit, etc.; and how the Bishops knew Noel Streatfeild. In the introduction to the Heinemann book, Streatfeild mentions two children, Ann and Sybil. In the playlet "The Cat," part of the matinee, Ann plays the character of Sylvia and Sybil ("who was six and looked like a little boy") played Tony. Sybil may have later become Mrs. Sybil Sandison, who acted in the Matinee and is quoted about it in Angela Bull's 1984 biography of Noel Streatfeild. If anyone has photos, recollections, or newspaper clippings; or can supply full names of Mrs. Bishop or of Ann or Sybil or other persons involved with the performance, I would be immensely grateful!
red mail KEMP
Looking for any information re the Families of Timothy, John & James KEMP, three brothers who were sent to an orphanage in Leominster, Herefordshire - listed on the 1891 Census. Their parents were Timothy & Maria KEMP of Cowbeech, both died of Typhoid in 1885. Timothy was a Blacksmith. I have information on Clara KEMP one of their daughters - any information appreciated. Many thanks David.
Edmond (Edmund) BENNIT, married Elizabeth MEPHAM in 1619 Willingdon. Daughter Philadelphia born Eastbourne 1619/20 married James LEVETT. Elizabeth MEPHAM born 1591/92 Horsham. Edmund BENNIT born about 1590 place unknown. Would like to work back further if possible. Thanks.
Ocklynge Manor
I am looking for information on the history of Ocklynge Manor in Eastbourne. I know that at one stage The Harland Brown family lived there. They had 2 children Ann and Edward. It is now a bed and breakfast. Any information will be welcome.
red mail Moran Family of Eastbourne
Is there anybody out there who is also researching the Moran family who lived in Eastbourne from around 1881 to 1946? I am particularly interested in anyone who has any ancestors called Luke, Mary, Charlotte, Florence, Lucy or Jane Moran. The Moran's originally came from Ireland but I have no idea where in Ireland. Hope someone out there can help! Many thanks.
red mail Stretton
red mail Bradford Dairies
Looking for any information about a Harry Bradford who founded and ran Bradford Daires in Eastbourne. His parents ran a boarding house in Seaside Road Eastbourne. He had one brother called Herbert and three sisters Bertha Maude and Mabel my grandmother who married a man called George William Hagon. Thank You in antipation Barbara
William Bright
I would like to know anything about William Bright who lived in Eastbourne and died there in 1988 - age 90.
red mail American Writer Seeking Eastbourne Resident For Historical Help
I am seeking a resident of Eastbourne who can either put me in contact with an Eastbourne resident who lived in the late 1930's-early 1940's and can remember what daily life was like OR who has excellent historical knowledge of what Eastbourne life was like during that time. Thank you to anyone who can assist me. Ashley
red mail denman & bowling
i am trying to trace relatives of my aunt nellie denman from eastbourne born 1911 her mother's surname name before marriage was bowling, nellie moved to the north east where she got married any info please on nellies family before marriage thank you ann.
I am currently researching the original stables situated at the rear of the Burlington Hotel - Burlington Road. The original walls are still standing. Unfortuantely I am having difficulty in finding any historical data/its owners etc. I would be grateful for any info/feedback. Many thanks. J.
I am seeking information about Walter Streets and Company, which according to the telephone directory used to be at 197 Terminus Road in Eastbourne. I believe this company made a coin operated childrens horse ride named 'Stardust' around 1953/4, and would very much like to have information, or possibly a photo, of this ride. I would also be interested to know what kind of company Walter Streets was - what did they make before and after they manufactured Stardust? Walter Streets is listed in the phone book from the early 1950s until 1966
red mail Sinden family of Eastbourne
I'm seeking information on the Sinden family, and in particular James Sinden, born Circa 1818 at Eastbourne. He married a Mary who I believe was was from Battle, and the family also have connections with Hastings, and the Lambeth areas.
red mail Fox family
Looking for anybody connected to the Fox family of Eastbourne. They originally (or as far as I have got back) came from Arlington, Sussex but John Fox (married Mary Waymark) moved to Eastbourne as did Edward and Elizabeth (Fuller). Any information will be gratefully received.
red mail Mayhead
Looking for information on Alexander William Leonard Mayhead, his wife |Dorothy Ethel Leggett and their children Dorothy Aleaxndra, Nellie Ethel and Thomas Haig
red mail Mercy/Francis Shepherd
looking for my grt Aunt and Uncle Mercy and Francis Shepherd`s family , 1911 they lived latimer Rd. Eastbourne, son and Daughter,if anyone knows of them please get in touch,thank you
red mail Ellen (Eleanor Matilda) Langridge
Ellen (Eleanor Matilda) Langridge according to the 1891 census born Eastbourne c1864 with relative James Langridge, also born Eastbourne c1876. Searching census for links has proved difficult. The parish registers are not readily available and I live some miles from Eastbourne - any suggestions
red mail Abel family- Eastbourne and area.
Looking for descendants of Leonard Abel b1893 Greens Norton, Northants. Shown on 1911 census as being in Eastbourne
red mail 2 Elderly Pitchford Aunts - Eastbourne
My grandmother mentioned elderly Aunts who lived in Eastbourne. This must have been in the 1920s or 1930s. A female Pitchford, probably born around 1890, married a Wise born around a similar time. My Grandmother was a Wise. Interested in information on the Pitchford side of the family.
red mail Davis & Clarke
Looking for information on Frederick Davis born July 1st,1908 district of Eastbourne, county Sussex. Father: Frederick Charles Davis Mother: Ruth Amelia (formerly Clarke) Frederick Davis mother Ruth Amelia Clark. Father Charles Clarke, Mother Caroline Clarke (formerly Townsend) Regards
red mail Ellis/Martin descendants - Eastbourne areas
I'm trying to trace family members of the Ellis family who were living in the Eastbourne area around 1890 (maybe before)onwards? All I have so far is the following: John Ellis - born London about 1869 - Dairyman Sarah Kate Ellis (nee Martin) - born Ninfield/Wartling, Sussex about 1873 John Sydney Spencer Ellis - born Eastbourne about 1892 Adina Dorothy May Ellis - born Eastbourne about 1893 Charles Augustus Ellis - born Eastbourne around 1895 There address in 1891 was 1 Princess Alice Terrace, Eastbourne? In 1901 their address was: 1 Jubilee Terrace, Eastbourne? This family are related to my father Many thanks
red mail Siggs
Any information on Siggs family. moved to Eastbourne in 1860's from Framfield, Sussex
red mail Thomas Frederick Parks c1885
My grandmother Alice Naomi Cook nee Parks, born 1883, died 1961, had a brother Thomas Frederick Parks but no-one ever talked about him. He had a daughter Winnie and went off to join the navy possibly about 1912 - the date on the postcard is smudged. I believe he married Harriet Verrall. If anyone knows anything at all about this family I would love to know. Thanks.
red mail Sarah Avery
Sarah Avery was born c. 1795, in Eastbourne, out of William and Sarah. Baptised in 1797. In 1815, she turns up marrying one Jacob Curtis, in Portsea, Hampshire. I have lots of the rest. I'd like to know more about what came before and shortly afterwards. Thanks :-)
red mail oxford womens circle
Can anyone help me with tracking down the Oxford Womens Circle. I believe set up at St Elizabeths church Victoria Drive Old Town in the 1930's. My Grandmother Maud Ada Bond who lived in Royal Sussex Crescent used to go there to meet her friends including a mrs Clutterbuck and Mrs Peirce I believe. Any info gratefully recieved.
red mail Local help needed
Any help with William Beaton, He lived in Eastbourne with his family from 1885
red mail Search from the Netherlands
I'm searching for more information about my father and other relatives. Any information is welcome about: Bernie (Bernard) Peplow Evans Birthday 04-09-1938 deceiced april 1991 in Brighton. At that time he was living in Lower Willingdon, near Eastbourne. I'm also looking for info about my grandmother Jane Evans (maidenname Wilson) Birthday june about 1897. And my grandfather Edgar Job Evans who was a captain in the UK Army during world War 1. Any information is welcome, also information how i can start my seach for my family. Thank you
red mail searching family information of thomas family
Alice Lilian Thomas known as Lil was my birth mother, who had me adopted 1944, Eastbourne east sussex connections. I am searching for as much as i can about my family, trees, roots etc.
red mail Ruth Eliza Stephens Abt 1837-1877
I am looking for information or relatives of Ruth E Stephens who was born in Eastbourne about 1837. She married James William Gee on 23 Dec 1857 at Lewisham, Kent. On the marriage certificate her father is John Stephens, a Wheelwright, and one of the witnesses was Alfie Stephens and the other Jane Elizabeth Shute. She died in 1877 in Woolwich.
red mail Bignell, Reed
I am looking for information on a John Bignell, possible parents being George Bignell and Mary Reed of Eastbourne. John born around 1794. The following is the story I found in some old letters. Away back in the fore part of the eighteen hundreds a sturdy little boy whose love of the sea... (removed as the story was too long to be in an entry. Editor)
red mail Osbourne House Seaside Road
Does anyone have any information about the Hood family who lived herefrom about 1870-1910
red mail John Bignell
Looking for details about John Bignell, Born 1794, Eastbourne, Sussex. He traveled to U.S and married a Jane Spratt in New York. Looking for details about his direct family, parents, siblings, etc.
red mail Dolly and Nelly nee Jones
Looking for my great aunts Dolly and Nelly around 1977, they lived at 3 Telscombe Rd Eastbourne. They had relations in Eastbourne, London and Burton on Trent. 1901 census they were not shown,so I think they were born after then. They had a sister Daisy and brothers Basil,Conrad,Eric and Reginald I don't even know when they died. Hope someone can help
red mail Sarah Raften
Looking for details on Sarah Raften b1725c. She was married twice, her first husband was Benjamin Carter b1725 they married in 1751, the second when she was a widow to Thomas Thomas they married in 1758, both marriages were in Eastbourne. I am trying to find details of her parents and other members of her family.
red mail J Wright & Son
John THOROGOOD otherwise known as John WRIGHT established J Wright & Son with his son Hugh James THOROGOOD & son-in-law Ernest STREETER as partners. The firm was established by 1894 & manufactured baskets, trunks etc. John THOROGOOD/WRIGHT died in 1928 & it is thought the firm continued in business after his death. I'm interested in any information relating to both the firm & the THOROGOOD/WRIGHT & STREETER families.
red mail Glass, William & Mary Ann Alce
I'm looking for the parents of William Glass born ~1853 in Eastbourne He married Mary Ann Alce April 26, 1876 in Kent
red mail Verrall in Eastbourne
Hello, I'm researching the Verrall family in Eastbourne and wonder if anyone else out there is doing the same. I'm happy to share research. Cheers Sas (in Australia)
red mail Annie Oram/Horam/Sutton/Vine/Jones
I am looking for any info on my Grandmother, Annie Oram born C1884. 1891 census shows her at 133 Cohens Lodging House, Seaside, Eastbourne,East Sussex,as a lodger aged 8yrs and place of birth as Birmingham. The Lodging House keeper was a Michael Sutton.In 1903 she married a George Vine, and on the marriage certificate listed her name as Annie Horam Sutton, and her father as Michael Sutton. in 1904 George and Annie lived at 13 Brightland Road, Old Town Eastbourne,this was where my father Thomas George Vine was born, another son was born in 1906 William Charles. In 1916 George Vine died serving his country, leaving Annie a widow. She was next found to be in Bexhill where she met and married an Earnest Jones and they moved to Blandford,Dorset, where she had another three daughters. She died in August 1944 and is buried in Blandford. Any information greatly appreciated.
red mail MUGRIDGE, FOX AND WAYMARK families
I am hoping to make contact with other like minded folks who are researching any of the surnames above. They were all from the Eastbourne area. Mildred Fox, Henry Mugridge and their offspring, as well as Mildred's parents John Fox and Mary Waymark.
red mail o.m. wilkins
I am looking for a mrs Olive M wilkins, her aunt was kate hide.
red mail Families of Eastbourne.
I am looking for information about the BANNISTER family. All I know is that the family have been in Eastbourne, Sussex from 1900 onward and most likely before. They could also have been in the neighbouring town of Hastings. Also the family WOOD and LEE, who would have also been in the same area but maybe different dates. Please let me know if you have any information on them.
My Grandparents were entered on the 1901 census aged 7 and 8yrs approx in Eastbourne. It is believed that the WADE family had shops, dairy, tobacconist in Eastbourne during and after that date. My Grandmother was DAISY CHESSON and my Grandfather EWARD HENRY WADE. As I say they both had family in that area at the time of the 1901 Census. Edward Henry was living in Fernlea Rd Eastbourne with siblings William, Winifred and George. Parents names James Wade and Rose Wade (nee possibly? BIBBY)
red mail Burials at Eastbourne
I am trying to find the final resting place of Esther ( Ettie) Bridget Whitelock Surname could also be under Pears( maiden name )or Allsopp her partner at the time of her death . She lived in Eastbourne at least 18 months before she died at 31 Gertrude Street Chelsea London as a result of a burns accident . Would love to hear from anyone who can put me on the right track for cemeteries either for Chelsea or Eastbourne .Thanks .
Arthur Woodgate
I am trying to find out any information about Arthur Vincent Woodgate born 1917 at 3 Norman Cottages, Seaside, Eastbourne. He is or was the youngest brother to my grandfather. Does anyone recognise the name or address please? His mother was Edith Mary Woodgate (father unknown). Thank you,
red mail wootten from eastbourne
any information on woottens who lived at Beech Farm, Eastbourne .
red mail Hide History seek information
George Hide born 1814 married to Mary Ann (nee unknown) 1851 CENSUS ADVISES children Benjamin C,Charles, George M,John, Mary Ann and Samuel Seaside Cottages
red mail Bond/Dunn
I am looking for any info on my Grt grandparents. John Bond b.1856 Wellington Somerset and Elizabeth Dunn b.1859/60 Eastbourne. I believe Elizabeths father was in the forces so moved around, she could possibly have had sisters born in Ireland and Malta? Thanks
red mail Bob Tolley
I am looking for anyone who worked with my father about 1977 -1983 subcontracting for a company working out of the ordinance yard seaside eastbourne, they were working on council houses in eastbourne, any help please thanks
red mail Scutt, Alfred
I am trying to trace the parents of my great grandmother Alice Scutt, whose father was named Alfred Scutt. She was born in Eastbourne, Sussex. I can't find evidence of these names at all so anyone who has any connection with these two names I would love to hear from them.
red mail Cole family
any information on Charles Walter Cole (1878) and Caroline Stretton (1878, both born, married and died in Eastbourne would be appreciated.
red mail Stretton
William Stretton (1756) married Ann Jenner (1757) children, Ann, Mercy, William Sarah, Hurbett, Jane and John Stretton (1789) who married Ann Carpenter(1790, their children, Lucy, Caroline, William, Mary and Sarah Elizabeth Stretton(18260 Sarah had child Thomas Edmund Stretton who married Elizabeth Mary Parks
red mail Mitchell Turner
HI I am trying to trace mitchells who were related to Frederick and Doris Mitchell (my grandparents).My father had a sister called Irene (b.1929) who's married name is/was Turner, brothers Dennis and Fred and my father Tony. I would very much like to trace any leads on the family and particularly to make contact with Irene or her family. Thanks.
red mail Bowler of Eastbourne
I am looking for any info on the Bowler family of Eastbourne I believe that George Bowler married Marguerite Duignan and George's parents are George Bowler and Annie Bowler nee Boniface.
red mail Bourner
I am looking for anyone called Bourner. My father ALFRED GEORGE BOURNER (born 1920) and his siblings came from EASTBOURNE originally. I would love to hear from any other Bourners. I would love to trace my grandfather but have no name.
red mail penfold
My grandfather's(Jesse) family on the 1901 census was living in Eastbourne.His father's name was Edwin.Jesse was born in 1897.He married my grandmother Agnes Ann Brooks Western at the Eastbourne Registry Office on the 24th November 1923. On the 1901 census Agnes's family (the Western's)were living in Portsmouth. At the time of their marriage Jesse was a News Vendor. They had 2 daughters: Vera k Penfold born in Eastbourne in 1925, and my mother Nora Rose Penfold born May 29th 1928 at Stone House, North Trade Road, Battle in East Sussex. I have recently found out Stone House was the old Battle Workhouse. Also on my mother's birth certificate it says her father Jesse was a casual farm labourer and the family address at that time was Udiam Farm, Bodiam, Hawkhurst in Kent. I believe my mother was a twin but i believe he died at birth. I also thought my mother had a sister called Jean but have no info on her. If any one can help please get in touch. Thanks. Carol.
red mail MOSS
Looking for information on Moss Families of Eastbourne. Especially: Alice Winifred Moss b1904, Eva Frances A Moss b1908, Winifred Louisa Moss b1906. Thanks!
red mail Clark - Taylor of Eastbourne and Lewes
I am looking for information on Alfred C Clark of Eastbourne B 1845 and Lucy Taylor of Lewes, they had children named Alice, Roseinor. Roseinor went to the USA and Alice lived in the area possibly in Brighton, she had two daughters Alice and Rose, if you know of them or know something about this family please contact me.
red mail WILKINS
I would be very interested to hear from direct decendents from Eastbourne, Lewes, Hastings and West Sussex, from the marriage of Thomas Wilkins and Susanna Carter in 1740 or earlier, at Lewes all saints church. Hope to hear from you.
red mail The Crown Inn
My 4 x great grandfather, Joseph Wilkins, built the Crown Inn in Eastbourne. This is recorded upon his gravestone, which is in St. Mary's Churchyard in Eastbourne. He died in 1851 of dropsy, aged 74. Joseph and his wife Mary (Hunt) had 13 children: Joseph 1799; Mary 1802 (married James Goldsmith); Henry 1804; Susannah 1805 - 1808; George 1807; Jane 1808; Susannah 1811; Sarah 1812 (married George Pocock); Winifred 1814; Edward Knight 1815; Charles 1816; James 1818 (married Mary); Walter 1821 (married Barbara Newman); If there are any other descendants out there, I would be delighted to hear from you. Jan.
red mail Parter/Yeates/Swain
My greatgran Annie Parter b1888 lived in Eastbourne.Her mother was Emily Yeates b1861. Her father was John Parter b1863 She married a Mr Swain in 1913. I would love to hear from anyone who knows more about her family, the Parters and the Yeates.
Albert gladstone balcombe married to Florence, son Albert (bert), daughter Eileen (my grandparents and father). Trying to trace any info for my grandparents and brothers and sisters. family originally lived near St Marys in Old town
red mail Ticehurst - Bennell
Looking for information on Caroline Ticehurst - Charles Bennell. They married in 1910. I believe Caroline's father was mayor of Eastbourne at one time. - Charlene
red mail Searching for relatives
Hi, is there anyone out there researching the Constable Family of Eastbourne? I have a pretty comprehensive tree that I am will to share with any relatives. I also have a very extensive tree on Samuel Howell's Family, Samuel Howell was born James Baker and served in the army for about 22 years in the mid 19th century. Happy to exchange information with the family.
red mail deadman
looking for any information on james & lydia deadman,children,William Hannah,Henry,John&can't read last nameon 1840 census but child was 4years old
red mail YOUNG/ARMENER of Eastbourne
Interested in surnames Young and Armener/Arminer in the Eastbourne area. Have traced back to my gt/gt/gt grandfather; Thomas Young b.c1813. Anyone have any info on his parents please? His son, also Thomas b.1834, was a market gardener at Roselands,Eastbourne in the late 1800s.
red mail Terson, Hides
i understand that the Hide lived in the Anchor Tap (is it still there?) their daughter married Frederick Terson they lived 14 whitley road until 1954. their niece was o.m. wilkins of 110 latimer road does anyone know anything about these people or places?
red mail Peirce
Jessie May Peirce,born in Croydon 1890, lived in Eastbourne in 1901. Does anyone have any information on her or her family?
red mail James Ludby
Also looking for any further info on James Ludby my great great grandfather and Alice Jane his daughter and my great grandmother. The Bullman side of the family still live at the same address in EB and would like to hear from anyone who knew or know of the Ludbys......
red mail Harris
The Harris family used to live in Cavendish avenue in 1963 - Roger was a good school friend to Adrian Fugler/Stowers. Adrian is now 50 yrs of age. The Stowers family would like to know if the Harris family are still living in Eastbourne. From, Adrian and Eileen and Robin.
I am looking for anyone who knows anything about a school for girls in St Johns Road Endcliffe Eastbourne in 1901 or if the building still exists Thanks DAWN
red mail R.A. Kennedy (nee Dyer)
I would like to contact Mrs. Kennedy whom may still live in Eastbourne. She married my Grandfather during the mid 1980's. I am currently tracing my family lineage and would like to talk with her assuming she is still alive. My Grandfather, Dennis John Watson Kennedy was an executive engineer for the post office. He died in 1993. Please contact me with information that might allow me to make contact. Thankyou
red mail Jane Everett
I am looking for Jane Everett, nee Short. (Everett was from her 2nd marriage.) She was widowed in 1879. I can find no trace after 1881 except a Jane Everett who married in Eastbourne in 1900. If this is her, she would have been 61. This Jane married either Richard Collins or Robert Payne. Of course this may not be my Jane at all but I can find no record of her death. I would really appreciate any information.
red mail ralph sayer
searching any relatives of ralph clifford sayer born 1909 in dorking he died in eastbourne in 1999 lived in seaside eastbourne. He married in 1932 wifes name was florence they lived in reigate surrey at that time. If there are any relatatives out there please contact me.
Hi, anyone have any details of the Armigers of Eastbourne? Thanks,Mike
red mail Star Lane Hotel
Ancestor, Thomas Spooner, landlord of Star Lane Hotel , Eastbourne, Sussex. Wifes name Ann from Caulsdon, Surrey. Daughter Elizabeth born in Croydon. He may be the brother of my great, great grandmother, Lucy Spooner Elsworth. This was around 1901.
red mail john or naomi griffiths
trying to trace these people john last listed on 1871 census, naomi on 1901 census, some links with broad hembury devon or leaf terrace eastbourne i believe his dad was mark born 1823 married sarah
red mail Paine, my grandfather
Builder's foreman, died around 1960 at 88 could be earlier, had 2 sons Ronald and Gordon. Ronald also worked for same builders, Mark Martins?? They closed down when Arndale was created. Grandmother Lil? nee Thomas. I would appreciate any info, even first names. I gotta start somewhere.
red mail Newman/Lockyer
Looking for information about Florence Lockyer who gave her name as Newman on her marriage to James Stracey in 1913 in Eastbourne. Also interested in Mr Niedermeyer, proprietor of the baths in Grand Parade Eastbourne in 1901 (an Austrian citizen) and any connection with the Cavendish Hotel 1880-1910.
red mail Curling, Union House
I was wondering whether anyone knows anything about a Mrs Curling who gave a bible to my GG grandmother Jane Colstick on January 1st 1863. My GG grandmother was born in The Union Workhouse, Eastbourne and spent much of her childhood there. Mrs Curling probably worked at the workhouse or she might have been a teacher in the nearby school.
red mail Union House, Colstick, Cosstick, Cowstick
In my family research I came across the fact that my GG grandmother Sarah Colstick was living in the workhouse(Union House)in Eastbourne in the 1851 Census. My G grandmother Jane was born there in 1851. I have Jane's bible in which interestingly enough she spells her name Cowstick. It is amazing where new leads come from in family research. It could be that the old Sussex pronunciation of the word could cause confusion! The first Poor House in Eastbourne is said to have been in today's Grove Road, but previous to 1817 it was in Pillory Place, now part of Bradford Street. By 1934 it was joined together with the ex-calvary barracks to become the Union Workhouses for Eastbourne and surrounding parishes following the Act of 1834. Life in such a place for the unmarried mother forced to be there due to her condition was not a "bed of roses". Many workhouses introduced a starvation diet for nine days after delivery from a single woman as a "deterrent against the use of the workhouse as a place to be confined". It is said of the Eastbourne workhouse in the middle of the nineteenth century that "erring women who had been driven to seek the cold shelter of the workhouse walls in their hour of need have been excluded from any participation in trifling luxuries afforded to the inmates at the joyous season of Christmas and are to be debarred from hearing the addresses and singing in the festivities at a time of goodwill towards men".
red mail adopted sister
Born Eastbourne 25th July 1945. Mother Nellie Barton.Father Walter Albert Langham. Birth name Pauline. Could have been adopted.
red mail GTR Lavis
lavis,culliford - Long Sutton The Lavis family. We have had a break through for this line I have been researching this family for a while. with one of my contacts the Lavis family is now back to the early 1600,s.
red mail GTR Lavis
I have a sketch of a WW1 soldier in full uniform which has "GTR Lavis, Eastbourne" inscribed on the picture. Can anyone help me to find out if the name GTR Lavis was the name of the soldier or the artist, and in either case give me a little bit of history/background as to either who is in the sketch? or the artist?.Thank-you
red mail WILLOWS or WALLIS
Looking for a Willows family in Eastbourne circa 1885 - in particular Alexander Willows. The only name near to this on the 1901 Census is Alexander Wallis born Eastbourne. Alexander WILLOWS became a sargeant for the Royal Field Artillery and was killed in 1915 in France. Could this be one of the same person? Can anyone offer any advice or think they may be able to offer any information please feel free to contact me.
red mail Beachy College, Granville Road
One of my ancestors attended a Ladies School 'Beachy College' which was located in Granville Road, Eastbourne. She was a boarder there on the night of the 1891 census, aged 14. The school was run by a Mr Frederick & Mrs Lillian ALLEN and was still inoperation on the night of the 1901 census . There seem to have been about 20 students boarding there from all over the country aged between 10 and 19. My relative was from Crouch End, London. Does anyone know anything about the College or the Allen's who ran it? They were - Frederick ALLEN BA, Tutor in 1891, Solicitor in 1901, born Abergavenny, Glamorgan around 1856 Lillian Jane ALLEN, Proprietor of Ladies College, born ca 1857/8 - 1891 census says Somerset Frome and 1901 Yorkshire Thorne!!Frederick C B Allen, born ca 1887 Eastbourne Constance A L Allen, born ca 1889 Eastbourne Ralph Eric H Allen, born ca 1891 Eastbourne Dora Helen L Allen, born ca 1893 Eastbourne Nellie F V Allen, born ca 1897 Eastbourne
red mail Baulcomb/Eastbourne
Thomas Baulcomb m Charlotte Ticehurst 1848 Children Ann, Edith, Louisa,Frederick,George,Thomas,William.10 South Terrace Cottages. Baulcomb spelling alters each census. any further info?
Im trying to find Joseph Buckwell born at Westham in 1819-1821 my GG grandfather. Believe the family moved into Eastbourne .any info gratefully received
red mail Ticehurst
Still looking for any details re. Thomas Ticehurst b 1842 in Eastbourne. Thomas married Mary ? and had 6 children (another Thomas,Charles,George,Alfred,William and Caroline). They lived in Wick Laundry Cottages
red mail Holloway family
Seeking information on Holloway family living in central Eastbourne late 19th and 20th C.
red mail Ball family
Seeking information on Ball family residing in central Eastbourne c late 19thC and 20th
red mail Grassington Rd Ladies College
Looking for origins of Grassington Rd Ladies College. Believe my husbands Great Grandmother Daisy Skinner and her sisters were boarders there in 1891 can anybody help??
Rev. Thomas Bysshe
Vicar of St. Mary's Church. He died 1720 and is buried at St. Mary's.
red mail Eastbourne
Benjamin Waters (my great grandfather) is listed in the 1881 census as farming 700 acres of Motcombe Farm but by the time of the 1901 census he has "disappeared". Does anyone know when Motcombe farm was sold and to whom?
red mail Eastbourne
My great grandfather, George Ambrose Wallis, was the first Mayor of Eastbourne and lived first at Holywell Court and then at Fairfield Court (now demolished). I would like to hear from anyone who has information about his work for the Duke of Devonshire (he designed Dukes Drive) or who has information about his daughter, Florence Alice, and her marriage to Henry Holman, a doctor who lived at Furze Link, Denton Road, and then in Beachy Head Road.
red mail Sunnyside Boarding House
Gr.Gt Aunt Lily Huntingford ran a boarding house at 16 Cambridge Road Eastbourne with a Miss Sargent in the 1930's. Seeking any Sargent researchers who may know how they met/their connection. Update: from 1911 census Miss 'Minnie' Sargent turns out to be Amelia Sarah and the two ladies met whilst in service together in Merstham. In 1913 they 'emigrated' to Canada under an assisted passage scheme but returned in 1914. Amelia/Minnie is the daughter of Robert & Mary A. Sargent living at 1 Station Approach Road, Reigate in 1891. I have a couple of photos for this lady for sharing with anyone interested in this family.
red mail Fullers Of Eastbourne And Newhaven
I am looking to make contact with James and Mary Fuller (Aunty Polly b 1865 and uncle Jim b 1863). Their children were Lilian M Fuller b 1895, Florence Fuller b 1896, Arthur J Fuller b1900 and Ethel born 31 July 1914. I do know that Ethel emigrated,probably to Canada, I am unsure if this was as a child, spinster or married women, Ethel had family she did not no existed and her sister would love to be incontact with Ethels descandents. Please help if you can
Payne Family 1931
my great uncles daughter lived in eastbourne in 1931 her name was olga prisca payne her husband was arthur lionel prezenick they were married in melbourne australia 1907 but are listed as being in eastbourne uk 1931 - any help locating the family?
red mail Old Eastbourne
most of my ancestors mortimer came from the small village of old eastbourne.many are buried in st mary's church.they were respected people,and some were church wardens/my famous ancester is john hamilton mortimer who was A.R.A artist.born 1740/1 to 1779.his father was thomas smith mortimer who was a customs officer.ihave family tree dating back to 1600's.also have group photo of thomas,john.roger.mortimer.and lots of info.john married jane RUSSELL
red mail Eastbourne, East Sussex
Eastbourne sits on the south coast of East Sussex between Brighton and Hastings. It is a large seaside town with some 90,000 inhabitants, but began as a small village in Saxon times. Prior to this, Bronze-age settlers lived in various areas within and around what is now the town, and Celts are known to have settled on the South Downs at the top of Eastbourne. Eastbourne's name comes from 'Burne' the stream which ran through the Old Town of Eastbourne, but which is now just a small pond in Motcombe Gardens. It is overlooked by St. Mary's Church, a Norman church which alledgedly lies on the site of a Saxon Moot. The 'East' was added in the 13th century. Edward II visited the village of East Burne in 1324 and the village began to grow. In the1450s, Eastbourne men "Thomas Profot - gentilman, Richard Burton - yeoman and Thomas Motard - yeaoman" are all pardoned after Jack Cade's rebellion against the government in 1450. And in 1467 The Manor of Bourne was held by Baron de Roos, though it is later denied him due to his support of the Lancastrian movement. During the middle ages the area prospered as a major sheep farming and fishing area and in 1555 East Bourne was sold to three wealthy Sussex families - Burton, Gildredge and Selwyn. In 1556 Bourne Place (now Compton Place) was built, and still stands as a private ladies training college today. At the end of the 17th century, Eastbourne folk were involved in battle with the French - and on on 30th June 1690 the English and Dutch navies were unsuccessful as they fought the French off Beachy Head.

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