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red mail The Mint
My Grandmother, May Forster, had a Baby Shop at 79, The Mint in the early 1930's. Has anyone any further info or old photos, please? Her husband, Major Eric L D Forster, is listed in the phone book at the time....
red mail GURR Family of Rye
ISO ancestors of Elizabeth GURR, b.1740, d. 1796, m. John CATT b. 1734. Children Stephen, William, Ann, Mary, John, Elizabeth, Edward and Thomas. Children born btwn. 1762 and 1794. Thank you in advance for your help.
red mail BURFIELD
James Burfield was born in Rye, Sussex in about 1796. He married Mary Cooper who was also born in Rye in about 1800. They had a daughter named Matilda who was born in Rye in about 1822. Can anybody tell me anything about this family. Parents of James Burfield and Mary Cooper? When were they married? Did they have other children?
red mail New/ Livermore
My great grandmother Louisa New moved into Rye workhouse in 1895 with all but her eldest child and was paid 10s6d as a temporary cook. She changed her's and the childrens' name from New to Livermore at that time. The workhouse records state that a description of "The man New has been furnished to the police". Nothing more was heard of James New (gamekeeper) or of the eldest son who disappeared with him. My grandparents never discussed the matter nor did the rest of his siblings. The workhouse story only came to light after my grandfather's death but we were unable to trace any further. Any help appreciated
red mail Playford/Dunk/Fuller
My mother was born in Rye in 1913. Her birth certificate shows Playford as being her father's surname. I believe she was told her father died before he could marry her mother. I would like to find my real grandfather. Any information greatly appreciated.
red mail Mary Ann Dunk/Fuller
My grandmother Mary Fuller nee Dunk was born in Rye, East Sussex in 1881. She married my grandfather Charles Fuller in 1917. At the time Mary was working at The Fresco Club in The Flushing Inn in Rye. Has anyone any information on Mary or Charles or The Fresco Club please?
red mail PAYNE/PAIN
Just adding to my Pain/paynr found in Adelaide SA 1850, He was a SAILOR by trade and states born RYE SUSSEX.....Could someone look up this family 1820 to 1850s please...SANDRA
red mail Clark/Waite/Weight/Waight/Ashley
Philip Clark the Elder Mariner of Rye died 1806 married Mercy Waite Dau. of Henry Waite and Grace Ashley in 1754 in Rye. Children Thomas, Henry, John, Philip, Richard and dau Mary(Hutchings), Mercy (Harvey) Margaret Married name unk. Philip the elder born approx 1733 need baptism Looking also for cousins Liz
red mail PAYNE/PAIN
Looking for PAINs in particular THOMAS born abt 1820 to 1826?? parents unknown, i first found him in ADELAIDE SA AUSTRALIA. On wedding cert 1850 married Irish lass BRIDGET EGAN. Do not know how he came to Australia. NOT Convict. His wife died at age 38 yrs leaving 6 children + 4 deceaced. Their names =THOMAS jnr, George,OLIVE,Elizabeth,Louisa,Mary ann,Francis, 3 un-named. Can anyone see my family names in theres....As this may be the only way to find his parents names, On wedding cert says born DOVER, then on 1st born says RYE SUSSEX,,,,,,,HELP PLEASE
red mail Cooper / Sharp / Dive Family 1700's
Looking for information on descendants of Thomas Cooper and Ann Sharp married 1720 in Rye, Sussex. Several known children including Ann 1725 who married Christopher Dive in 1741 also in Rye, Sussex. Any info gratefully exchanged.
In 1841 the census included High St Rye, Sussex Thos Thorpe Snr abt 1791 Draper His son Charles Barrow THORPE was born in Rye 1827 and married in 1852 in Chelsea Lucy Myrtilla BARRET born 1832 Otley Yorkshire Had 2 children born in Hastings They lived in Michigan USA for a time where Lucy had gone with her widowed mother to live with a brother Horatio MERRYWEATHER Charles died in England and lucy remarried in Michigan Their son Charles Frederick THORPE born on 30 September 1856 in Hastings, Sussex died on 1 May 1950 in Alta Loma San Bernardino Co., California. became an important business man in California I would be glad to have any information on the Thorpe Drapers of Rye
red mail William Walker family
Hi, I am interested in connecting with descendants of William Walker from Rye in Sussex. Daughters include Susannah (Cass); Charlotte (Linton), Martha (unm) These daughters moved to Retford in Nottinghamshire, where they died.
Bourne Family
I have George Bourne who married Mabel Gallop george is from Rye about 1887 Mabel Gallop is from Fairlight Guestling ,does any one have His family please ?Mabel dates about 1885-1964 ,I have their family but not much after 1920 , Its Georges roots that I am sketchy with
red mail MOIR - Rye Sussex
Hoping someone out there might have connections or know of my MOIR folk who lived in Udimore area of Rye 1950's and 60's.Thanks
Looking for George Wire born in Rye in 1848. I know he married Eliza Ruth Stapeley in 1868 and that he had moved to Hythe in Kent by this time.In the 1861 census George's parents are listed as George Benton and Ellenor Wire but I think there is some mix up in the entry as the family next door were called Benton.
red mail Percy Coombs
Searching for relatives or descendants of Percy Coombs born 1893, most probally in the Rye area. His parents were Caroline & Thomas Coombs. They emmigrated to Canada,date unknown but are both buried in Vancouver.Canada. Percy is also buried in the same cemetary. Any snippets of information will gratefully welcombed. with thanks.
red mail Moon Family
Looking for any information regarding the Moon families from this area. Also looking for any information regarding a school which was owned and headed by Bertha and her sister Dora Moon, in Rye.
red mail Tiltman family in Rye and district
I am a registered one name researcher, researching the Tiltman family from whom I am descended through two lines. I have a master index of all Tiltmans worldwide and am trying to link them. Any info on Tiltmans in the Rye area would be most helpful and perhaps I will be able to provide other informantion about Tiltman family ancestors in return. Best wishes Jackie
red mail Bayley family
My grandfather James Robert Bayley was born in Rye in 1872. Emigrated to Ladysmith South Africa. Married Amy Varcoe. Raised four daughters. Would like to know more about James's brothers/sisters and their descendants.
red mail Welsted
I am trying to trace the family of Mary Ann Welsted born C1821 in Rye. She married John Butler in 1840. I know from her marriage certificate that her father was John Welsted and he was deceased at the time of her marriage. Can anyone help further?
red mail Scots Float Sluice Riot
Searching for details of the Scots Float Sluice Riot of 1830 and subsequent trial. Believe my ggg grandfather William Mills was one of those placed on trial and acquitted. Looking for proof.
red mail William Mills of Rye and St Leonards
Searching for information about my ggg grandfather William Mills. Born Woodchuch Kent in 1801,then lived in Rye where he and father James had an ironmonger's shop, then moved to St Leonards, Hastings where he was an auctioneer. Particularly want to establish date and place of death (between 1841 and 1851)
Whorwell -Hammond Family
I am looking for any information on Thomas Whorewell bapt. 7 Mar 1740 in Rye. He married Hannah Hammond.
red mail Rye Sussex or Kent?
Researchers should note that the registration district of Rye Union (part of Rye) was in Kent and often shows up as Kent rather than Sussex. Don't know when it changed, but I have a marriage cert. dated 1851 clearly showing it as "Rye Union in the Counties of Sussex and Kent".
red mail BRAZIER
I am looking for any information for the BRAZIER family. Henry BRAZIER was born and died in Rye 1802-1845 and married a Mary Munn FURBY. They had two sons Henry & Frederic. Henry died as an infant. There is a memorial plaque in Rye Parish Church. It is believed that Frederic lived at Old Place, Sandhurst Cross. I have seen quite a few BRAZIER graves in Rye Parish Churchyard but I am unable to link any to my family at present. Has anybody done research in this area?
Gnr Henry Booth KIA Arnhem 1944
Looking for Next of Kin of Gunner Booth, je was the son of Mrs Bertha Booth
red mail CROSSKEY - Rye Slaugham
Looking to find out more abt Fanny (Frances) CROSSKEY who seems to have come from Rye or possibly Slaugham. Born abt 1808....can anyone help at all - any connections? Sarah
red mail Volkes/Voakes
My grandfathers family came from the Sussex area around Walburton but my great grandfather was from Rye. I cant track down any ancestors although I know they were a large family. Our family name is Volkes but it may have been changed slightly.
red mail Pope
I am looking for any information on an Edward Pope or William Edward Pope, father and son respectively who lived in Rye around the late 1800's. any information would be wonderful. I believe that they lived in Kings Street? Thanks Emma
red mail Stephen MONK
Seeking any information on Stephen Monk, coast guard, who is said to have been born in Rye in the 1780s and died in Watchet, Somerset in 1852.
red mail WAIT FAMILY
Researching the WAIT family (non conformists) who lived in Rye in 1800's - they have spread across the world since then but I would be interested in anyone related
red mail Sands family
My g.g.grandmother was Fanny Sands born 1860 in Rye. Siblings: Alfred b.1853, Emily b 1855, Frank b 1856 and William b.1865. Their parents were William b1821 at Rothfield, Sussex and Mary (Emery) b. 1821 Pembury Kent. Willam was a carpenter who sadly committed suicide in 1880. Any relations I would be interested to hear from.
red mail Correct mother's name-Atkins
We have a copy of the birth registration from Hull for George Huntley Atkins born in Rye Susses in 1844. We cannot read the old english handwriting and it looks like Croonshank, or Carrochet etc. Anyone have any ideas of what this could be? I don't know how to get into cencus records for the early 1800's there to search these various names. Thank you
red mail Atkins, George Huntley
Looking for correct spelling of George Atkins parents, William Atkins and Elizabeth Cruikshank?or derivative. He was born in Rye in 1844. Also any info on the name Atkins from the French Hugenot original.
red mail Standens of Rye
Im looking for any information pertaining to the Standen Family.I have ancestors who were born there between 1812 and 1827. They were Henry, Isaac,John, William, Edward and Samuel. Anything will help.Regards Michelle
red mail Jewhurst
Looking for information about Charlotte Jewhurst and family. Believe she married Fredrick Charles Beech about 1900.
red mail Spilsted of Rye, Ewhurst, Stone,Wittersham
Any information on the Spilste(a)d family would be appreciated
red mail A Collins family from Rye
Looking for any information on Thomas Charles Collins and family.He was my greatgrandfather and was born in Rye in 1841,married Eliza Lewis from Pembrokeshire in 1863,and was a mariner.They then went to live in Briton Ferry,S.Wales and had a large family,some of whom went to the U.S.early 1900`s.
red mail Cooper
Looking for any information on John Cooper,Blacksmith who lived and worked in Rye in 1840s-1895s. Any other family members. Children who married Chapman,Mills, Mittell
red mail Ancester search
I am looking for proof of birth of my great great grandfather Thomas Whiteman in 1819/20 in Rye.
red mail ancester search re Alfred davison
Charles Davison possibly brother his brother but born in South Hylton. sandra
red mail Albert Bartlett
Hi I am looking for any information on Albert Bartlett who came from chatham in kent and he was in the merchant navy,he would be in his lates eighties maybe if he is still alive. I am his grandson and would like to here from any relatives of his to find out more information on the bartlett side of my family. I live in South Wales.
red mail BANKS
I'm looking for details of the BANKS family from Northiam, Rye and Hastings in Sussex. Looking for relatives of Thomas John BANKS b abt 1842 and Charlotte, nee Lawrence, b abt 1845
Looking for anyone with connections to Eliza MUSHET or it could be MUSHETT. Born in Rye 3rd June 1882. She married John David Allen KENT. They had 5 children: Henry John Allen, Doris, Frederick, Eva and Freda. She moved to Carshalton Surrey with him and died there 13 March 1957.
red mail Law/Sutton
My family lived in and around Rye 1850 onwards Names include (Law) Benjamin,Henry,Harry Minnie,Mabel Law and (Sutton) Frederick, John,George,Hannah Mary Ann Charles,Sarah,James and Frances Sutton I would be glad to share information.
red mail Ancestor search
I am trying to trace the antecedents of Alfred Davison born in Rye Sussex in or about 1836. Any help would be appreciated. Peter W.
red mail Pain Or Paine Family Of Rye Sussex
Researching the family of George and Catharine Pain(e)of Rye Sussex. George born circa 1779 and Catharine circa 1778. George and Catherine had at least 9 children, one of whom was George Pain junior born circa 1804, who married Elizabeth Pain (maidenname was also Pain)on 27th Dec 1825. George and Elizabeth had 9 children. George junior was a painter, plumber and glazier and the family probably lived on Red Lion Street (or Lion St) in Rye.
red mail Jury's Of Rye And Peasmarsh
I am trying to find any information about Jury's born in Rye or Peasmarsh. My GGGrandmother Lydia JURY b1789 she had six siblings. She married Thomas JEWRY in 1809.They had seven children, Ann JEWRY b1810, Stephen (JURY)b1813, Thomas b1816, Lydia b1819, Hester Ellen b1827, Ellen b1830, Ruth Banister b1833. Anyone recognise any of these names in their family history?
red mail London Trader Inn
James CROWHURST was the publican of the above in - known to be there from at least 1808. Died Rye Oct 1827. Wife was Ann? Children - Sarah RUBIE 1801 - 1883, Richard 1802 - 1874 died East Grinstead, Ssx, James 1804 - 1874 md Ann TILTMAN - was Innkeeper of the London Trader in 1861 census and his daughter, Ann SHUNN was later landlord of the Inn with her husband William, Maria 1812 - 1888 married 1831 Alexander Duff BUTCHERS,1804 - 1891 - Customs officer, Master mariner and landlord of the RoyalWilliam Inn at Camber , John 1813 0 1853 married Jane COGGER, Naomie 1816 - 1885 married (1) Joseph CLAPSHAW (2)Christopher Staffell CUFF, Caroline 1820 - .
red mail Carman Family
I would be pleased to hear from any descendants of Richard Carman and Martha nee Atkins. Richard was born in Rye in 1844 and was a mariner. His daughter Helen was my great-grandmother.
red mail Bayley, Amy
Looking for relatives of my husband's mother, Amy Constance Owen Bayley born 1901 in S.Africa. Her parent's came from Rye, Sussex and grandfather and his brothers were all clipper ship sea captains. Perhaps there are marine history references to the Bayley family. She had a brother George, sisters Mina, May and Leslie possibly born in Rye or Tonbridge, Kent.

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