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Title: Chris Swarbrooke, Chris 1066Land has sadly died
Post by: trystan on Friday 05 March 21 19:57 GMT (UK)
This is so very difficult to write.

It is with a saddened heart to let you know, that Chris Swarbrooke, known to us as Chris 1066Land (https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;area=summary;u=726) to us, has died. He suffered from a very difficult medical condition in his later years and passed away on the 20th of January.

Chris was one of our first members, one of our moderators, and many hundreds of you will have received a lot of endless help from him.

His legacy still lives on in all the work that he did in genealogy and local history, and the help that he gave people still remains a testament to him. He was the authority on many subjects, and through his hard work and sheer dedication, many mysteries and things that were otherwise lost were brought to life. He helped countless people, endlessly, in their search for their own family history. His dedication knew no bounds. He continues now as part of that very history, the endless timeline.

Please join us in our memory of him.

Trystan & Sarah
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Title: Re: Chris Swarbrooke, Chris 1066Land has sadly died
Post by: Girl Guide on Friday 05 March 21 20:10 GMT (UK)
So sad to hear of his passing.  I did not know him but I'm sure many other Rootschatters will remember him.

My condolences to his family.
Title: Re: Chris Swarbrooke, Chris 1066Land has sadly died
Post by: heywood on Friday 05 March 21 20:39 GMT (UK)
That is very sad news, Trystan and Sarah.
I am sure he was a great help to you in those early days and you have written a fitting tribute to him.
My condolences to you and his family.

Heywood
Title: Re: Chris Swarbrooke, Chris 1066Land has sadly died
Post by: Gadget on Friday 05 March 21 21:02 GMT (UK)
I remember Chris. He was always so helpful.
My condolences.

Gadget
Title: Re: Chris Swarbrooke, Chris 1066Land has sadly died
Post by: groom on Friday 05 March 21 21:21 GMT (UK)
What sad news to hear that we have lost one of the valued RootsChat family. Chris was a very knowledgeable man and as you say helped a lot of people break down those brick walls.


My condolences to his family and friends.

Jan
Title: Re: Chris Swarbrooke, Chris 1066Land has sadly died
Post by: dawnsh on Friday 05 March 21 21:22 GMT (UK)
Sad news indeed.

A quick google search of his name returns loads of genealogical results showing just how far his interests spread.
Title: Re: Chris Swarbrooke, Chris 1066Land has sadly died
Post by: sarah on Friday 05 March 21 21:41 GMT (UK)
Chris was always very supportive generous and helpful to all he came across, I will remember most the fun we had on our RootsChat meet on the South coast and our evening chats in "lancashire Dialect" his ancestors were from Lancashire and I had the pleasure of being able to share and discover with him photographs of his ancestors homes long before google came along.

Chris will be having a goblet of mead tonight and teaching some medieval cooking somewhere out there....last time "up the apples and pears" tonight !!

God bless

Sarah :-* :'(
Title: Re: Chris Swarbrooke, Chris 1066Land has sadly died
Post by: suey on Friday 05 March 21 22:06 GMT (UK)

Oh dear, I am so sorry to hear this. I was only thinking of him a couple of days ago. Such a great help to so many. He was certainly a huge help to me when I first joined Rootschat.
RIP Chris in 1066Land
Title: Re: Chris Swarbrooke, Chris 1066Land has sadly died
Post by: Little Nell on Friday 05 March 21 22:23 GMT (UK)
Quite devastated to read this.  He was always a fantastic and willing guide in so many different areas of family history. So much knowledge shared, so much enthusiasm for the subject.

RIP Chris. You will be missed.

Nell
Title: Re: Chris Swarbrooke, Chris 1066Land has sadly died
Post by: carol8353 on Friday 05 March 21 22:48 GMT (UK)
Oh how sad for his family. In my early days on here I had loads of help from Chris.

RIP mate  :'(
Title: Re: Chris Swarbrooke, Chris 1066Land has sadly died
Post by: Treetotal on Friday 05 March 21 22:57 GMT (UK)
Thanks for letting us know Trystan, such sad news. My condolences to his Family and friends. He will never know just how many people benefitted from his help, directly or indirectly. You don't need to have asked him the question to have benefitted from his answers.
A great loss to RootsChat.
RIP Chris.
Carol
Title: Re: Chris Swarbrooke, Chris 1066Land has sadly died
Post by: Lady Di on Friday 05 March 21 23:17 GMT (UK)
Saddened to read the tragic news  :'(

Chris was a tremendous help to me in the early years and he will be sorely missed
Condolences to his family

Thanks for all your help  :-*
RIP Chris
Title: Re: Chris Swarbrooke, Chris 1066Land has sadly died
Post by: ev on Saturday 13 March 21 16:05 GMT (UK)
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Chris was one of our first members

Always sad to hear the passing of someone with so much knowledge , but at least his memory lives on with everyone he has helped over the years  :)


ev
Title: Re: Chris Swarbrooke, Chris 1066Land has sadly died
Post by: coombs on Saturday 13 March 21 18:27 GMT (UK)
RIP Chris, he is one of the first people I spoke to on here when I joined RC in September 2004. He may have been the first as I joined and posted in the Sussex board about my Walder ancestors.

Sad news.
Title: Re: Chris Swarbrooke, Chris 1066Land has sadly died
Post by: J.J. on Friday 19 March 21 02:54 GMT (UK)
   Hello Rootschatters... Was so sorry to see that Chris had passed... He left a lovely legacy of his work & time transcribing and creating databases with cemetery information.
   So many Rootschatters gone & missed over the years! Hugs to all of you helpful people who give so much of your time & effort to help lighten the load for other searchers!   Stay safe & well. J.J.
Title: Re: Chris Swarbrooke, Chris 1066Land has sadly died
Post by: Ruskie on Friday 19 March 21 05:55 GMT (UK)
Very sorry to hear this sad news. Belated condolences.
Title: Re: Chris Swarbrooke, Chris 1066Land has sadly died
Post by: Rosinish on Friday 19 March 21 06:30 GMT (UK)
Very sad to hear the news of such a helpful RC veteran/member.

My belated condolences to all concerned & as mentioned, his memory will live on here on RC.

RIP Chris.

Annie
Title: Re: Chris Swarbrooke, Chris 1066Land has sadly died
Post by: mowsehowse on Friday 19 March 21 08:04 GMT (UK)
Sad news indeed.

Hopefully family and friends will be heartened to see how many people have fond memories of Chris.