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Essex / Re: Michaelstowe Hall - Ramsey
« on: Tuesday 22 September 15 10:14 BST (UK)  »
Yes, I am Richard, son of Irene, daughter of Agnes (Aggie), sister of Elsie - and now father of four and grandfather of eight! I knew that Elsie's descendants were many, but I have only followed them down to her and Bert's grandchildren.
Incidentally, after living abroad for 16 years, I now live in Swindon, close to Ogbourne St George, where Bert's grandfather lived, but as far as I can see there are no Mills now living in the village.
My real interest is in Agnes Barfield, nee Jones, born 1857, my great-grandmother. When I was looking back into the family a few years ago I came to a complete brick wall about her ancestry. She seems to have a connection with Highgate in North London, but Agnes Jones's there are numerous, so I couldn't get beyond her in that direction. I was also confused by some entries in other local NE Essex registers which seemed to confuse her father and her grandfather; at which point I made a tactical withdrawal!
If you can help break that logjam I would be very grateful. (*)
Best wishes
Richard Hammond

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Sussex Lookup Requests / Marriage look up - GRANT
« on: Tuesday 30 October 12 16:39 GMT (UK)  »
If anyone has access to the Oving records I would be grateful for any information on a marriage between a William Grant and Charlotte (surname unknown).  They appear on the 1841 and 1851 censuses.  On the 1851 their ages are 57 and 60 respectively so would hope to find a birth around 1790 and a marriage say 20 years later.
Many thanks

Essex / Re: Michaelstowe Hall - Ramsey
« on: Sunday 07 August 11 16:04 BST (UK)  »
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Essex / Re: Michaelstowe Hall - Ramsey
« on: Sunday 07 August 11 14:59 BST (UK)  »
Thanks. I have sent my email address via your website, if you can please forward any pictures of Michaelstowe Hall.
I certainly remember my great-aunts and uncles talking about the "good old days" of Squire Garland, and the differences under (was it Captain?) Abdy.
As you say, Barfield was a very common local name. The only George I know of was 1880 to 1958, so you weren't at school with him! I doubt very much if most of my great-uncles ever went to school! But there are descendants of other Barfields who might fit the bill of your George. Do you happen to recall his parents' names?
Nelson Cottage was almost directly opposite the Lord Nelson. My great-grandparents brought up their 12 children there, with just two bedrooms. The parents had one, the girls had the other, and the boys were boarded out next door as soon as they were weaned! The cottage has been extended over the years, and is now quite gentrified!
Best wishes from a very hot Malta (34C in the shade today)

Essex / Re: Michaelstowe Hall - Ramsey
« on: Sunday 07 August 11 10:57 BST (UK)  »
I am still interested in Michaelstowe Hall, as several members of my maternal grandmother's family worked there, either in service at the Hall, or on the farm. I had one photo, since passed to my daughter, of the staff at the Hall, indoor and outdoor, outside the front of the Hall, sometime, I would think in the 1880's, and I have still some photos of my great-grandfather, Charlie Barfield, working on the sail reaper, about the same time. My family lived in Nelson Cottage, owned then by the estate, down in Ramsey (it was sold, out of the family I think, about ten years ago).
My interest in the owners/tenants of Hall, is trying to work out if there is a connection between them and the areas of West Essex/East London where several members of my family moved in the 1860's. I am also trying to sort out the parentage of my great-grandmother, who appears to have a mother, but no father in the records (her grandfather is sometimes listed as her father; hmm!)

Essex Lookup Requests / Re: 1871 Census - JONES - Tendring
« on: Thursday 13 January 11 15:23 GMT (UK)  »

Well what a surprise after 5 years of silence on this posting!  Thank you very much.  We are planning to have another look at the family tree and see if any of your information fits in with what we've got so far.

Thanks again


Yes we have Louisa as a sister of the bride.  We have three Deex children of Lousa and George.
Is the David Deex you mention a brother of Abraham Deex who we have as George's father? 
It looks as though we need someone to find the marriage of Joseph Smee and Sarah sometime after Hannah's death in 1872 and, perhaps, before the birth of Mary in 1881.

Yorkshire (West Riding) Lookup Requests / Re: 1901 Census - Flynn
« on: Tuesday 12 June 07 17:46 BST (UK)  »
Lovely - thanks very much - can you find her on the 1891?  Chris

Yorkshire (West Riding) Lookup Requests / 1901 Census - Flynn
« on: Tuesday 12 June 07 16:30 BST (UK)  »
Hello - I've found
Sarah Flynn 17 Leeds Yorks Leeds Osmondthorpe General Servant
- can anyone let me have the household please?

Many thanks - Chris

Yorkshire (West Riding) Lookup Requests / Re: BMD look up - AMBLER/SLYNN
« on: Tuesday 12 June 07 16:16 BST (UK)  »
Thanks very much - I'll see if that leads anywhere - Chris

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