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Origins of Name: land of South Saxons, Anglo Saxon East Sussex County town: Lewes Other major towns: Brighton, Eastbourne, Hove Population 1801: 91,198 Population 1961: 665,904 Acreage: 527,210 Urban Land 1... more
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red mail Frances White - Sussex
Dear List, I am seeking information regarding my great grandmother Frances White. The following is the only detail I have: Frances White possibly born in Sussex in 1840 - give or take 5 years. She arrived in South Australia in 1847. Her wedding certificate names John White as her father. The ship on which she arrived in Australia was the "Royal Admiral" - which transported convicts. The last voyage to Australia was to Tasmania by the "Royal Admiral" was in 1842, it was wrecked off the coast of India in 1844. That last voyage was of convict women and there were three with the surname White. The only one I can find that had a child (but I don't know if that child accompanied her) was Jane White. The following is a statement from her trial:I never was married. I lived with Joshua White who is the father of my child, a traveller; mother Elizabeth; 3 brothers Thomas, William and Henry; sister Ann at (?); rest at Native Place; proper name Jane Simpson. I have tried to find her mother and siblings as mentioned above with no success. Convict women often travelled with their children. If the child was young they would be put into an orphanage until of an age where they could work. Young children were used as maids and servants. Transportation was to NSW and Tasmania I have exhausted all the shipping references in Australia perhaps there are emigration records in the UK which might provide more comprehensive information. Any and all assistance, information and advice gratefully appreciated. Warm regards Karen Kestigian
red mail Ursula Frances Harris
This lady was born and adopted through the Salvation Army in September 1946 All this happened in Sussex She is my late mothers first child and we did not know of her existence until we found papers No doubt she had her birth name changed and probably married at some point I was just wondering if this might jog someones memory and knew this persons history Long shot I know, but grateful for any help received
red mail Farrow Family
I am researching Farrows who came from Sussex my oldest is Thomas Farrow who married Charity Morley
Charity Beaney
I am researching for a friend the Beaney/Roberts family,they were I gather Travellers.Eleanor Roberts married Jack Beaney & they had a daughter in 1918 called Charity in Ticehurst Sussex. I cannot seem to find any information on Charity Beaney.I would be grateful if anyone has any information. Eleanor Roberts was born in 1899 in Hastings Sussex to William & Charity. Jack Beaney was born about 1897 but not sure where.I know their was a big family of Travellers called Beaney but cannot find out whether he was one of that same family.Any news would be great.Thank You Margaret
red mail Parker
Hi I am a descendent of a Parker family from Sussex. i am looking for info on Joseph Parker reportedly born around 1811 in Wivelsfield Sussex. I know he married Eliza Fielder and i have a copy of their marriage .....But who were the parents of this Joseph Parker ???
red mail Charles Edward Daniels (aka AYLING)
Hi all I am researching on my husbands GGrandfather Charles Edward Daniels, who fought in the Crimean War, and died in Perth western Australia 1921, was married to Harriet Hill from Gingin. Would be greatly appreciated if anyone has info, photos etc. Regards Jenni
red mail DUNKLEY Theresa
Am seeking info relating to Theresa A Dunkley nee Mackey. Married 1995 to Mathew Dunkley in Brighton. Thank you for your time and attention.
Emma Pay Harting Sussex
Looking for parentage of Emma Pay born 1876 Harting. She appears in 1881 census as a visitor,In 1991 she is shown living with Henry and Mary White as their niece but we are unable to match her with Parents. There is an emma born 1872 but they are two different girls
red mail Sophia Shaw c.1774
Sophia Shaw married James Bowen in Horsham in 1798, but I cannot find any baptism records for Sophia who was born circa 1774 in Sussex. Parents names and location of birth/baptism would be helpful if possible. Thank you.
red mail Willett (travellers) Sussex
I am trying to find the birth and marriage records for Elizabeth Willett born Brighton, Sussex, about 1839, parents Richard and Louisa. She married around 1854-58 to William Deacon who was born 1835.
red mail Stanley
red mail Carley Family
I am trying to find out more information on Stephen Carley's Parents. Stephen, my 3x Great Grandfather, was christened on 6 Oct 1794 in St Giles, Dallington and died on 30 Sept 1827 in Brighton, Sussex. Stephen married Sophia Veness on 9 May 1816. I think his parents are James Carley and Mary Weston. Thanks Janelle
red mail Stevenson/McGowan Family
Looking for relatives of Thomas Stevenson. He married Elizabeth McGowan. They sailed to New Zealand on the ship Mermaid in 1862. They traveled with 1 child but cant find any info about this child.
red mail Bruton, Ashley
Searching for any information on William Bruton, circa 1870-1950. He is my great grandfather. He is listed in The Peereage as being of Sydney, NSW,Austrailia. His daughter, Cecelia Agnes Bruton- was the first wife of Hon. Michael Scott, m. 1907-divorced 1917 and Cecilia married Bruce Bairnsfather (my mother's father) in 1919. Cecilia Bruton Bairnsfather had a sister, Angela Bruton who married Edgar R. Ashley in Sussex 1915+/-. Any info on any of these ancestors is appreciated.
red mail WOOD
Anyone have info on Elias Wood b. 1800 (wife Mary). They had a son Trayton b. 1834 (wife ELizabeth Langford), Their son Arthur b. 1871 (wife Ada Warren). I have a little info on Trayton and Arthur but nothing on ELias. Can anyone help please?
red mail henty
looking for relatives of sarah ann henty,who had a daughter who was born in the workhouse at cuckfield,dec 1849.
red mail Mercy Ralph
Looking for baptism of Mercy Ralph in Hastings, about 1854. Desperately looking for her parents.
red mail Henry Challen Family
Henry H Challen, born Feb 19,1902 in Sussex Died Sept 28th 1960 in Toledo Ohio USA Wife Amelia Liley (Don't know if middle or last name) French/Canadian children Gladys, Dorothy, John, Bill, & Nancy 2 other children died young one name was James don't know the other name.
red mail Family of Albert & Mary Crouch of Sussex
I am looking for information on the family of Albert & Mary Crouch. Albert born 1854 in Etchingham Sussex. Mary(maiden name unknown) born 1854 in Ticehurst Sussex. They had 6 children. Albert b Sep 1877 in Salehurst Sussex, George b Sep 1878 in Hawkhurst Kent, Fanny b Jun 1881 in Salehurst Sussex, William b Dec 1883 in Ticehurst Sussex, Mary J b Dec 1885 in Hawkhurst Kent, Minnie L b Mar 1888 in Hawkhurst Kent. Fanny was my grandmother on my father's side (John Crouch). I would like to locate any and all information on this family.
red mail lydia wakefield
Searching for anyone who can give me any information on my Great grandmother Lydia Wakefield, who was born in Brighton, Sussex 1857. Her parents were Thomas and Elizabeth. She married John Bennett in 1877 and in the 1890's they emigrated to South Africa with their 4 children. Thank you, Sybil
red mail Russell- Primer
Looking for info on James Russell who married Alice Primer and had a son James Russell born 17-3-1838 in Parramatta, NSW.Any help would be appreciated.
I am searching for any details relating to a Miriam Evans, nee Hiscock. Lived in Saltdean, or Rottingdean, Sussex, with her husband Sam and her dog, a little white poodle. She had three daughters, Kitty Kathleen (Hiscock), Jill married to Warren, Indianna, USA, Carol (adopted) living in Holland?
red mail Sydney Colgate
Searching for descendants of Sydney and Lucy Colgate married in Brighton in 1914.
red mail William and Lydia Jeffrey
Daughter Anne or Anna Mable Jeffrey born 22 Sept Greenland, Ontonagon County Michigan USA. Brought her back to England and was christened at St. John the Baptist in Lewes, Sussex. I am hoping to find any record of the Christening or of the marriage of William and Lydia.
red mail Sheriff
I'm trying to find information on Priscilla Sheriff b.1854 d.1937 in Fishponds, Bristol, England. She married Rev. Albert "Elijah" Johnson (b. 1853) at Havant in 1876 at Horncastle, Lincolnshire; They had 11 children but I can't seem to find where she has come from. I have found other Sheriffs, Sherriffs and Sherrifs but none seems to link through to her.
red mail Newman Louisa
born c 1858 married to William,living in Guisborough in 1901. Seeking information on Louisa parents and family in Sussex. Thanks
red mail MEOPHANE (Meophan)
Looking for details of anyone with this surname
red mail Pont Family
Phillip Pont arrived in australia 1839. His parents are John Pont and Mary Brett. would like to go further back. anyone??
red mail Geer
William Geer son of William and Elizabeth Geer born c. 1824 Sussex died South Africa. Searching for parents' records. Children's Friend Society charge at age 11 so presumed destitute.
red mail Emson
Charles Henry Emson married Ruther Tanner they went to NZ about 1877 Henry died ? in Fiji and left Ruth to bring up a family Florence Emson one of her children was my grandmother, there were also Addi, Alice, Louisa, Sydney and I think a few more.
red mail Finding Tanner family
Wanting information on Ruth Tanner who married Charles Henry Emson
red mail David Fox
I am looking for a David M Fox who was born in 1965 in Cuckfield, Sussex. He was adopted in about 1966/67. If you know of his whereabouts please could you let me know. Julie.
I am searching for any information regarding my ancestor CHARLES ELING, who was a Quarter Master in the Sergeant Royal Horse Artillery (date unknown, mid to late 1700s). He had a son THOMAS ELING, (date unknown) who was a Drum Major, E Company, 48th Regiment, N1, who went to India and married MARY FLUKES. Mary was baptised in Vellore, India on 15 August 1811. CHARLES ELING had a grandson also known as CHARLES ELING, born in India, who worked at the Government Printing Press, Madras, India. I would love to hear from anyone else researching this family.
red mail SMITHERS
Is anyone researching the surname SMITHERS in the SUSSEX area? If so, i would like to hear from them. Alan
I am researching the Wickham family in the Sussex. The earliest member of the family I have is John Wickham c1592. I am descended from John thru Elliot 1784 thru Alice 1885. I am willing to "trade" info on the Family. Alan
red mail Sussex - China
Has anyone any links to this Law family? 1891 census: RG12/835 Vol 11 Fol 124 pp 7 Lucton School Henfield Sussex (9 miles to Brighton) Bertha LAW boarder born 1881 Canton CHINA Herbert LAW boarder born 1879 Canton CHINA Jessie LAW boarder born 1884 Canton CHINA Ernest LAW boarder born 1885 Canton CHINA 1901 census: RG13 piece 557 folio 117 page 39 schedule 202 1, Peak Hill, Lewisham/Sydenham, London Fanny C. Rowe, head, single, age 58, status-undefined, b. Camberwell, Surrey. Elizabeth Platten, aunt, single, age 87, employment status-undefined, b. Norfolk Lynn Bertha Law, ward, single, age 20, Shorthand student, b. Canton, China. Jessie Law, ward, single, age 17, Scholar, b. Canton, China. 2, Peak Hill Ernest Law, ward, single, age 16, Scholar, b. Canton, China. John M. Quicke, head, marr., age 35, status-undefined, b. Somerset, Ashbuttle. Beatrice A. Quicke, wife, age 27, status-undefined, b. Ireland. Unity U. Quicke, daur., age 8 months, b. Sydenham, London. Helen A. Fisher, servant- domestic nurse, single, age 27, b. Reading, Berks. Jessie E. Gloyne, servant- domestic cook, single, age 18, b. Sydenham, London
red mail de Groot
Seeking information about the family of Charles de Groot, born "Sussex" c.1817. On his marriage certificate, his father is given as John, a publican. Chas and his young family moved permanently to Australia in 1852. Any information relating to his birth details, mother's name, what happened to John de Groot very welcome.
red mail MARTLEW, BARNES, Sussex
Seeking further info on James Martlew, who married Hannah Barnes (chr. 17 Feb 1782 at Boxgrove, parents Thomas & Mary) 14 Jun 1801 at Boxgrove.
red mail DALBY familly
My Gt Grandfather Henry HEWETT married Emma DALBY Sep 1865,daughter Ellen Louisa HEWETT b.DEPWADE 1867. On 1881 census Frederick HUNTING (Coachman)is shown with wife Elizabeth (formerly KEABLE née HEWETT)and Granddaughter Ellen HEWETT, in Walthamstow. Previously lived Beccles, SFK, working as Coachman for two surgeons W.W.Crowfoot and E.B.Crowfoot. Emma's father was George DALBY of Yoxford SFK.
red mail JOHNSON of Sussex & Hampshire
I am looking for information on William JOHNSON b.abt. 1811 at Westdean, Sussex & d.1889 in Westergate (buried in Emsworth) m. Harriet TRIM b.1815 at West Stoke, Sussex & 1898 at Portsmouth. Children: ***William Henry JOHNSON b. 1834 at West Stoke; ***George JOHNSON b. 1836 at Lavant(?); ***Ellen JOHNSON b. 1838 at Ashling & m. William GORING in 1861 at Emsworth; ***Mary Ann JOHNSON b. 1839 at Walberton; ***Alfred JOHNSON b. 1842 at Rumboldswyke & d.1891; ***Charles Trim JOHNSON b. 1845 at Rumboldswyke & m. Annie Elizabeth PHILLIPS in 1869 at Havant; ***Eliza JOHNSON b. 1848 at Warblington; **Fanny JOHNSON b. 1850 at Warblington; ***Albert Elijah JOHNSON b. 1853 at Havant & m. Priscilla SHERIFF in 1876 at Horncastle, Lincolnshire; ***Harry Johnson b. abt 1857.
red mail Jackson/Greentree
Looking for information regarding Ann Jackson, who married Thomas Greentree on 18 February 1760 at Westbourne Woods, Sussex.
Researching WALKERS in the Sussex area 1750 - 1900
Looking for William Hutchins Paulet (possibly a soldier) b. 1839 who married Catherine McDade b. 1830? they both came to Australi. Any information on parents or siblings would be appreciated.
red mail Inskip - ? Sussex
Trying to trace a Stephen Inskip/Inskipp b1802 somewhere in Sussex. His father was William Inskip. Stephen was a Blacksmith journeyman. At some point he moved to Kent, Dartford, Bexley, Bromley, Chislehurst.
red mail Beale
Jeremiah Beale was tried in Sussex in 1824 prior to transportation to Australia on the Hercules II in 1825. Any information on parents, where and when born etc appreciated.
red mail CATES
I am interested in finding any info on William Henry Cates who lived at 25 Maitland Street (Portsea Southampton) in 1900. His father is listed as Joseph Henry Cates (bricklayer). He married Angelina Tennuci on 28th Aug 1900. They possibly had 2 children.
red mail Chant Bulpitt
Henry Chant Born Hampshire and Mary Jane Bulpitt known children Harry born winchester Ann Eliza James Ellen MY G grandmother Richard Margaret Tom all born sussex anyone researcing this family
Gill, John / Sarah Fielder
John Gill 1770-1852 married Sarah Fielder in Sussex in 1792. Anyone with more information please contact their descendant Lorraine
red mail ALLEN BARTON Chicester Lewes
trying to solve mystery of family bible - given to me by my grandfather Reginald STRAY as a family bible - in front names of the children of Peter and Harriot ALLEN William ALLEN 1/11/1792 Harriot ALLEN 26/9/1794 - 16/3/1800 Peter ALLEN 14/11/1796 Ann ALLEN 21/10/1798-30/10/1798 Charles ALLEN 4/5/1800 Henry ALLEN 20/7/1802 MaryANN ALLEN 19/3/1805 Frederick ALLEN 15/6/1807 and at the back the names of children of George and Jane BARTON George Robert BARTON 23/9/1822 Jane BARTON 9/11/1824 Mary Ann BARTON 13/12/1826 Charles BARTON 22/04/1828 Elizabeth Agnew BARTON Fanny Rebecca BARTON so far cant find any connection with my tree - surnames in my grandfather's branch so far - STRAY, NEWMAN, CROXSON, BRIDGER, TAYLOR, HARPER, WARD, HEWITT, ALBERY, COLE SUTTON and AUSTIN any help welcome to solve this mystery of the connection of this family bible with my family!
Heffernan family Originally from Ballingarry Co Tipperary. Father died in Dublin Ireland. Descendants settled in England and one settled in Sussex where she became a Sister of Notre Dame in Sussex. Now searching for any information on that Nun in Sussex please. This Nun possibly had brothers who were Medical Doctors or Surgeons.
red mail refoy family
hi im doing a family history which the surname im looking for is refoy they lived in sussex i got 2 address but not found anything if anyone could help it would be grat thanks
red mail Henry and Kate Hide.b.1863/67
Retired Grocer, Family name(or double barrelled name) of Saxby.Eldest son Harold Saxby Hide. Thakenham, Wableton areas.b.1887.At 1901 cencus lived in Preston.Eldest daughter Georgianna Sophia Hide b.1890.Any information very helpful.
red mail Philip Henry DUFFIELD
My g grandfarther was Philip Henry Duffield born 1882 Ardingly, Sussex. He married Martha Eliza BATTERBURY (nee DYER)in Portsmouth 1908. His parents were Walter DUFFIELD and Sarah Agatha DEAN. Philip and Martha had 2 children, Phylis Nora Irene and Philip Walter Christian. I have been unable to find out any more about Philip Henry DUFFIELD except by 1922 he was divorced. If anyone has any info on Philip I would love to hear from you.
red mail Broadhurst
I have a godfrey Broadhurst Smith in my familytree(my grandfather)born Brighton. Also ernest albert Broadhurst c 1919. Father Godfrey Broadhurst. Mother Emma Living in Brighton 1919. Not sure how they fit in. Does anyone have any info how the Broadhurst Smith names became linked.
red mail Richardson
I'm trying to trace my GGGgrandfather's family his full name is John Gladwish Richardson son and James and Eliza Ann Richardson born abt 1822in England died in Australia in 1896 married to Caroline Hannah Ransom/Ransome arrived in Australia abt 1854
red mail Fellingham - Sussex
Phyllis Maude Fellingham - Father Alfred Walter Payne . Phyllis Maude would have been born around 1915 . Father Alfred Walter Payne - son of Augustus William Payne . Alfred died around 1918. Augustus William was my grandfather and lived at 44 Grand Parade Brighton. I would like to work out who Phyllis married ?? Fellingham and if she had any children.I think one - P Fellingham mentioned in a death notice for uncle.
Leppard/Leopard of Sussex
I have extensive records of the Leppard and Leopard families from the 16th century.
red mail Thomas Lockyer
I am looking for the family of Thomas Lockyer, born ~1806 Sussex. Thomas, his wife Isabella, and his daughters Isabella and Elizabeth were living in Minto Street, Borough, London, at the time of the 1851 census. Both Thomas and his father John were leather dressers/finishers, but at some point Thomas turned publican and ran The Kings Arms pub in Blackman Street/Mint Street, Borough. Would anyone who has Thomas in their family tree please make contact, thank you. Regards Petra
red mail Freebody Descendants
Looking for Freebody descendants. Families in Sussex Area since 1400's. First Freebody I have is Johannes who Married Jane Unknown 3 children John, Richard, Thomas. Wanting Parents of Johannes and any body connected with this family Patricia F.
red mail Benfords
I am researching the Benford branch of my family who lived on the borders of Sussex and Hampshire in 1700s and 1800s. First names include John, David, Thomas and Elizabeth.
red mail Dennett
Searching information on:- Eunice Dennett b feb 1851, Southease, Newhaven, Sussex d sep 9 1881. Louise Mills (Dennett) b.1847 Southease, Newhaven, Sussex. d dec 1923.
red mail Bishop
Searching information on:- Walter Benjamin Bishop b july 11 1880 Brighton, Sussex m. Elizabeth Crook june 1903 St Peters Brighton. occupation Baker at 15 Western Street, Brighton.
red mail Bishop
Searching information on:- Percy Bishop b 1884 Brighton, Sussex m Amy Wells march 1921 Brighton. Known address 15 Western Street, Brighton Occupation Solicitor. Believed to have practiced in London Road Brighton.
Looking for the forbears of Arthur and Lillian Delmaine, whose son, Arthur married Margaret Colbourne of Worthing in 1919. Arthur enlisted in the armed services in Sydney in 1914, stating his age then as 21. Arthur and Margaret had two daughters, Pearl (born 1920) and Gwendoline (born 1924). Does anyone have any information on Arthur, Lillian or Pearl and Gwendoline? Am looking forward to replies. Fay
red mail Rodway
Seeking information on John Rodway and Mary Rodway (nee Newman), married 5 April, 1841, Church of Transfiguration, Pyecombe. They had 2 children Mary Ann and Elizabeth Ann, both born Camberwell, London. Elizabeth appears in 1871 Census of Horsham.She married a James Budgen of Horsham in 1876.
Searching for family history in the areas of Heathfield, Bury, Walberton, Hardham, Pagham and Petworth
red mail Fred Bray
Fred Bray b.1899 Australia. served in uk, as 2nd class air mechanic with 10th Royal Flying Squadron WW1. returned to live in uk late 1940's - 1960's, around Sussex
red mail Iron Mills In Sussex C 1548/9
From Calendar of Cecil Papers Vol 13 Iron Mills and Furnaces in Sussex 019-025 1548.11/13 to 1549/01/14 1 - Commission to Thomas Carden Kt,Edward Shirley,John Thetcher, Edward Bellingham and 16 others (named) orany 6 or more of them to examine witnesses on oath on the interrogatories enclosed. Westminster 13th November 2 Edward VI. i. First the iron mill of Roberstbridge standing within 3 miles of the salt water.ii. The iron mill of Etchingham within 5 miles of the salt water iii The iron mill of Paschely within 4 miles of the salt water IV The iron hammer of Mowntfield within 4 miles of the salt water v The iron hammer ofChiddingley within 4 miles of the salt water.Interlines - "beseeching your Grace to give commandment especially that it may go no longer" vi The iron mill of Sheffield within 7 miles of Lewes. viiThe iron mill of Freshfield within the parish of Horstead 6 miles of the town of Lewes. viii The iron mill of Bucksted within 8 miles of Lewes. ix The iron mill of Framfield within 6 miles of Lewes x Also the...
red mail Surrey & Sussex Family Histories & Pedigrees
Has your family history already been written? This volume lists innumerable family histories and pedigrees from Surrey & Sussex. Also listed are collections of pedigrees, diaries, letters, etc., works on heraldry, biographical ictionaries, etc. Published F.F.H.S., 2001.
red mail George Redford Of Warnham Sussex England
Have record of George Redford of Warnham Sussex England marrying Elizabeth Edwards 1778 Sussex England. They had a son William Redford who married a Kitty....... abt 1821. William and Kitty had a son John Redford 1833 who married a Sarah Pratt 1857.William and Sarah had a son Charles in 1860. Could anybody offer any assistance on this line to please make contact.

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