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Suffolk Lookup Requests / Re: Mellis St Mary Parish Registers - EMERSON - completed
« on: Monday 11 November 19 03:46 GMT (UK)  »
Hi all,
Thanks for reading the post and for those who helped.
I finally had time off on a day when a nearby Family History Centre was open and was able to look at the digitised films of the Partridge transcripts of the Mellis & Gislingham registers.
I was able to find the following entries:
Mellis St Mary
1732/3, Jan 21, Sarah Daughter of Henry & Amy Annison
Gislingham St Mary
1735, Dec 14, Mary ye daughter of Henry & Amye Emmerson
1737, Dec 25, Henry ye son of Henry & Amey Emmerson
1738/9, Mar 19, Mary ye daughter of Henery & Emme Emmerson

There is no entry for a Sarah Emmerson (or anything like it) in Partridge's Gislingham transcripts and Annison is visually close to Amison. I will need to get a sight of the original to confirm the actual surname.

My problem solved and hopefull a help for someone else.

Thanks again,

Suffolk Lookup Requests / Re: Mellis St Mary Parish Registers - EMERSON
« on: Sunday 27 October 19 23:26 GMT (UK)  »
Sorry for the delay and thanks for taking the time to respond.

I have already posted requesting information about the Gislingham registers (as both Sarah and her sister Mary were married there) and you replied that there were just the 2 burials in the SFHS burial index who are probably Sarah's parents.

I found a "family tree" for the Emersons on the "Find A Grave" site which suggests that Sarah was baptised in Mellis and the later children at undefined locations, so I thought a new post was worth a try.

Thanks for the response,


Suffolk Lookup Requests / Mellis St Mary Parish Registers - EMERSON
« on: Saturday 08 June 19 07:13 BST (UK)  »
I have been looking for the baptism of my 5xG-Grandmother Sarah EMERSON and her siblings. I have dates and a possible location and wondered whether some wonderful person could check for me.
The location is St Mary Mellis parish registers.
The Baptisms are:
Sarah Emerson d/o Henry & Amy, 21 Jan 1732/3
Mary Emerson d/o Henry & Amy, 14 Dec 1735
Henry Emerson s/o Henry & Amy, 25 Dec 1737
Mary Emerson d/o Henry & Amy, 19 Mar 1738/9

Thanks to anyone who take the time to read this,

Sue in Sydney Australia

Norfolk / Happisburgh/Bacton area 1961 - where is/was this cottage
« on: Monday 02 April 18 05:21 BST (UK)  »
I had a roving childhood and I'm trying to locate a cottage I lived in for a few months in the Happisburgh/Bacton area (photo attached). I've wandered around the area on Google street view and can't find it. Does anyone recognise it?
All help much appreciated,
Sue from Australia

Suffolk Lookup Requests / Re: Check entry - GIRLING, Ipswich St Clement, 1806
« on: Friday 27 February 15 21:01 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Chris,
I don't have any Girling ancestors, but I do have Girling relatives. My ggggg-aunt, Sara Gifford married a William Girling in Debenham, Suffolk in 1800. There's a big gap between Suffolk 1800 and Norfolk 1878 and Girling is "locally common" in East Anglia, so no, we probably aren't related.

Norfolk has become a good place for family history - most of the parish registers have digital facsimiles on the FamilySearch site and there's a fair bit of indexing been done on FreeREG - so work your way back and see if you slide south into Suffolk. (The Norfolk family history society has also databased their transcriptions and made them available online to members.)

Good luck,


Suffolk Lookup Requests / Re: BLOOMFIELD of Wetheringsett-Cum-Brockford
« on: Monday 26 May 14 10:29 BST (UK)  »
As to your c1620 marriage, I can't see a Thomas Bloomfield, though there are 2 John Blomefeild marriages, 1 in 1624 and 1 in 1637.


Suffolk Lookup Requests / Re: BLOOMFIELD of Wetheringsett-Cum-Brockford
« on: Wednesday 21 May 14 03:35 BST (UK)  »
Hi Cathysm,
Unfortunately the keeping of Parish Registers in England and Wales only began in 1538 with an act of Parliament associated with Henry VIII's break from Rome. Very few survive from this period, but the Act was reenacted in 1558 (Queen Elizabeth's accession) and reinforced with a more extensive act in 1598. (

Both the Suffolk Record Office ( and the Suffolk FHS ( have details on what records are still extant and publicly available.
Wetheringsett's parish records start in 1556.

I believe you need to move to manorial records prior to the parish registers.

Sue  :-\

Suffolk Lookup Requests / Re: FAIRWEATHER baptism lookup Eye 1776 - completed
« on: Tuesday 08 April 14 07:36 BST (UK)  »
thanks to all who took the time to read this.

I paid for a search and confirmed that Jane was baptized in Eye.

Sue  ;D

London & Middlesex Lookup Requests / Re: St Giles in the Fields/Bloomsbury
« on: Monday 31 March 14 02:11 BST (UK)  »
Marriages for St Giles in the field are on Ancestry, but with a gap from 1837 (presumably July) to 1884.

To browse the marriages go to the main search page for "London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921". In the right hand column under "Browse this collection" select the Borough of "Camden" and the parish of "St Giles in the Fields" (Bloomsbury is not mentioned in the parish name). You can then get a roll down list of years which include the ones you want.

Sue  ;)

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